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Phoenix-based dancers return from London Olympics

Posted: Aug 15, 2012

 T he reason for the Yellow Bird Apache Dancers getting invited to perform at the London Olympics made Ken Duncan laugh.

"British Airways wanted us to do an anti-rain dance to keep the rain from interfering with the Olympic games," said Duncan, the group's director, about the global airline and one of the major sponsors of the Olympics.

"The anti-rain dance request had my wife and I laughing," he continued, "but then we remembered we were cultural teachers and dealt with such questions in our many treks throughout the world."

Because London had been experiencing record rain in the last few weeks, officials of the airline wanted to ensure that the rain did not stop competition.

They were referred to the 28-year-old Phoenix-based group, which is known around the world for their hoop dancing and made up of ten family members. Read more here.


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