Throughout the year the Pueblo de Cochiti holds a number of traditional dances. Visitors may view some dances, while others are closed to the public. The Pueblo asks that all rules be followed during the dances, primarily the audio and visual reproduction restriction. Below is a traditional dances calendar that lists dances open to view by all visitors.
Rules of Etiquette During Traditional Dances:
- Enter a Pueblo home as you would any other - by invitation only. It is courteous to accept an invitation to eat, but do not linger at the table, as your host will probably want to serve many guests throughout the day; thank your host, but a payment or tip is not appropriate.
- Pueblo dances are religious ceremonies, not performances. Please observe them as you would a church service, with respect and quiet attention. Please do not interrupt non-dance participants by asking questions or visiting with friends.
- During a dance is not the time to conduct business or loudly socialize. Many Pueblo members only have a chance to see certain dances once a year and may have traveled many miles to participate.
- Please refrain from talking to the dancers. Do not approach dancers as they are entering, leaving or resting near the kivas.
- Applause after dances is not appropriate.
- NO CAMERAS, CELL PHONES or RECORDERS (DIGITAL & VIDEO). These items can be confiscated.
Traditional Dances Calendar
- January 1st – Pueblo Corn Dances
- Mid/Late February – Buffalo Dances
- Easter Holiday
- Easter Sunday and Monday – Pueblo Corn Dances
- July 14th – Annual Feast Day
- December 25th-29th – Christmas Dances (Various)