Heidi Doyle, executive director of event sponsor Sierra State Parks Foundation, said she's becoming a believer in the snow dance because the Nevada based Converse Silver Leather group was booked for the ceremony in October, and it's the first snow around Tahoe since early last month.
The same trick worked in 2012 for the Olympic Heritage Celebration.
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Great Basin tribal snow dance pays off in Tahoe
Alexis Havel, 14, a dancer for the Eagle Wings Dance Troupe is soaked after an hour of snow dancing in rain and snow for at Sugar Pine Point State Park on Saturday. Havel has been dancing for the Eagle Wings for more than three years.
National Weather Service forecaster Tony Fuentes said while only 2 to 5 inches of snow was expected, it was the first measurable snow around Tahoe since Dec. 7.
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by the Nevada group are native to the Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe tribes of the Great Basin, said Stacey Montooth, spokeswoman for the Reno Sparks Indian Colony. The routines are more than 1,000 years old.
More than 10 girls in the Eagle Wings troupe, wearing colorful jewelry and dressed in the traditional dress of Great Basin tribes, stomped in unison to beating drums as they danced at the entrance of Sugar Pine Point State Park. Their hair stuck to their faces as they performed in the rain and snow for the Olympic Heritage Celebration.
"You can just feel the community vibe," said Alexis Havel, 14, who's been dancing in the Eagle Wings for more than three years. "I don't know how to describe Converse Low Cut For Girls
In 1960, Opening Ceremonies head Walt Disney brought in dancers ahead of the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley USA.
"The snow dance is one of the things they did to survive in this harsh area all this time," Montooth said. "You're praying and asking for snow. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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