The Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest was held again in Phoenix, Arizona, and it was Nakotah LaRance that emerged victorious!
Hooping.org is celebrating Indigenous People’s Day today and Tyrese Jensen and Kailayne Jensen of YellowHouse Dancers’ hoop dance configurations not only preserve their Native American tradition and culture through song, music, and dance, these two are amazing to watch. The brother and sister duo execute various formations with exciting confidence and clarity and they split their time between Mesa, Arizona, during the school year, and Dilkon, Arizona, USA, on the Navajo reservation. They’re dancing to the rhythm and tempo of traditional music performed lived.
Michael Goedel and his sister Erin Campbell take hooping on the beach to another level with this amazing hoop dance video. The beautiful Hawaiian scenery sets the stage with the feel of a modern spin on Native American hoop dance, which for them is a family tradition. Both Michael and Erin live in Laie, Hawaii, USA, and the soundtrack for this is the “Single Feather Remix” by Black Bear featuring Tribe Called Red, and if you enjoyed it and would like your own copy of it you can get it over on iTunes
Moontee Sinquah, the two time World Champion Hoop Dancer, performs with his sons and nephew at the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, New York. The shapes and formations he creates throughout his Native American hoop dance performance tell a truly powerful story you won’t want to miss. Moontee Sinquah is from Polacca, Arizona, USA.