About the Kwahadi Dancers
The Kwahadi Dancers are a unique youth
performing group from the “Crown of Texas”, the Panhandle area of the
Texas High Plains. In addition to regularly scheduled public shows at the
Kiva, the Kwahadis present their colorful pageant of song, dance, and
stories of the American Indian for tour buses groups, conventions,
community events, youth camps, church events, fundraisers, museums, and
community events nationwide.
The Kwahadis are the most tenured
performing group in Texas! Officially Venture Crew Nine of the Golden
Spread Council, BSA, over 1600 young men and ladies have presented over
3800 performances since 1944 in 48 states and overseas! They were honored
by being given the name “Kwahadi” by the Elders of the Comanche Nation.
They were honored with the Texas Commission for the Arts Youth Award for
Excellence and were chosen to represent the United States at the
International Festival of the Arts in Ammon, Jordan. They have twice
performed at the Boy Scout National Jamboree, entertained at the Canadian
Scout Jambec, and performed on stage for over 30,000 youth and parents at
the Millenium Jamboral near Ogden, Utah.
See regular summer performances at
the Kiva, at the annual Indian Summer shows are performed in early
fall, and in the annual Winter Night Ceremonials performed in the
Kiva each winter.