Fancy Special at Gathering of Nations 2014

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown May 28th, 2014 Last Updated on: May 28th, 2014

The men's fancy dance is typically a crowd favorite. The audience watches in awe as these dancers with great stamina and athletic ability show off their fast footwork while also doing backflips, cartwheels and high jumps to the beat of the drum.

This year at Gathering of Nations, the competition was especially fierce. Check out some of the highlights of the Fancy Special with Northern vs. Southern dancers below.

First up we have all dancers in the arena with Wild Band of Comanches!

The competitors have to bring their A game in these dance battles. Who do you think was the winner in each of these dance-offs?

Doug Scholfield vs Kenny Pratt Jr

Terrance Cleveland vs Billy Pewo

Gerald D vs ?????

Dwight Whitebuffalo vs Quanah Henry

Spike Draper vs Isaiah Bob

Spike Draper vs Isaiah Bob

Finalist is chosen!

And the results are:
5th Quanah Henry
4th Gerald D
3rd Doug Scholfield
2nd Terrance Cleveland
1st Isaiah “The Extreme” Bob

Great job fellas!

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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