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Derrick Suwaima Davis Wins 7th Unprecedented World Hoop Dance Champion Title

The 24th Annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest recently took place again in Phoenix, Arizona, and hoop dancers came from all over the United States and Canada made their way to compete for the ultimate title of becoming World Hoop Dance Champion. The two-day event featured 64 competitors and more than 3,500 were present for the competition at…

Nakotah LaRance

Nakotah LaRance is a six-time World Hoop Dance Champion whose star has really risen performing not only with Cirque Du Soleil’s “Totem” show and elsewhere, but he truly captured the hearts of a whole lot of hoopers last year with his mad Native American hoop dance skills in the Geronimo music video with The Knocks and Fred Falke. Here we…

Tony Duncan Hoops For Buick Motors

Five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer and music artist Tony Duncan is the focus of a current Buick campaign that invites viewers to discover different American cities with the locals. In Tony’s case we are paying a visit to Phoenix, Arizona. Duncan’s Arikara name is Yellow Bird Dancing and he and his family perform as the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers at…

Dallas Arcand: Hoop Dance World Champion 2012

On Sunday afternoon, to the beating of Native American drums in the final round at the 22nd Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, Dallas Arcand once again rose to claim the title of Hoop Dance World Champion for the Adult Division. Arcand, the 2006 and 2007 World Champion, transformed himself into a flash…

Hoop Dancer Ready For Weekend World Championships

Two-time world champion hoop dancer Brian Hamill is a colorful story-teller. The 41-year-old spends most of the year travelling the country telling the story of the Ho-Chunk Native Americans and performing. “I like the challenge of performing,” he said. “I have to be able to relate to a 16-year-old football player one day and then a 65-year-old millionaire CEO the…

Hoop Dancers to Compete for Top Honors

It’s that time of year once again and The Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest will be happening soon. Combining artistry, sheer athleticism and cultural traditions, the top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers from the United States and Canada will once again be making their way to Phoenix, Arizona, for the prestigious title of world champion.…

Jasmine Rae Pickner

In honoring Native American Heritage Month and the joy, wonder and heritage of Native American Hoop Dance we present the amazing Jasmine Rae Pickner, performing at the World Hoop Dance Championships at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Jasmine lives in Mission, South Dakota, USA.

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest Dates Announced

The dates for the 22nd Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest have been announced, presented by the Heard Museum. The event will be taking place on February 11-12, 2012, at the museum in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. You’re invited to “experience the fast-paced precision and grace of hoop dancing at the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. More than 70 of the…