Jessica Packard heats up the night with her fire hooping. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Photo by Kaitlin Goddard.
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.
With their hoops in tow, Allison Donaghy and her sister Erin Donaghy took a fun filled road trip through the state of Arizona and spun up a good time that totally rocks. Hooping in front of some amazing scenery, laughing and having fun, and even teaching someone to hoop along the way, this is what road trip hooping is all about. They live in Arlington, Virginia, USA, and the soundtrack is “I believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness and you can score a copy of it for yourself on iTunes.
Nothing is better than when two artists come together to create something amazing and beautiful. Mark Hudson of Happy Fuzzy serenades as Katie Emmitt of Katie Emmitt: Visual and Performance Art dances with her hoop in time to his music. Together they show us what a raw love of music and hooping looks like. This performance took place at the Bell Rock Energy Vortex in Sedona, Arizona, USA. Katie and Mark are both from Maryland, USA.