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.
Claire Opal puts a smile on everyone’s face with her impromptu hoop dancing in the middle of Universal Studio’s City Walk in Orlando, Florida – and she is only eight-years-old! A crowd of onlookers cheer for her and even give her money for her impromptu performance. Allison Opal says the $23 she made was donated Give Kids the World, a charity which fulfills the wishes of sick kids who want to visit Universal and Disney. Video filmed by Nick Minton. Claire lives in Sarasota, Florida, USA, and her soundtrack is “Crazy for You” by Hedley and if it’s available for you to download on iTunes.
Kaitlyn Morrin gets a standing ovation at her talent show performance during cheer camp at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Katlyn has Down’s syndrome, and she’s not letting it hold her back. With skillful moves, Kaitlyn displays determination and pure joy as she works the crowd with enthusiastic tricks including the splits and a series of duck outs. She lives in Eerie, Michigan, USA, and the music she is dancing to is “Roar” by Katy Perry, and you can get your own copy of it on iTunes.
Brandon Eckert may only be 13-years-old, but he is already spinning up something pretty awesome. The younger brother of hooper Alyssa Dawn whose been teaching him moves of his own along the way, he’s clearly a kid to keep your eye on. Brandon lives in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, and his soundtrack for this is “All Of Me” by John Legend and you can get a copy of it for yourself on iTunes.