Mbali Ngubane of Fires a’light shares a hoop with the next generation. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo by Aumega Photography.
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.