Hoop Dancing Grades 6 to 8
Time & Location
About the Event
Four AMAZING sessions (every Thursday at 4:30pm starting April 1, 2021) with Cirque De Soleil performers and World Hoop Dance Champions, Eric Hernandez and ShanDien LaRance. We are pleased to bring you these two LIVE (virtually) thanks to the Lightning Boy Foundation.
Dates for all four classes: April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22
“The hoop is symbolic of ”the never-ending circle of life.” It has no beginning and no end.
Many tribal groups across North America used the hoop in traditional healing ceremonies, and the hoop’s significance enhances the embodiment of healing ceremonies. Tribal healers and holy men have long regarded the hoop as sacred and many have used it in their ceremonies. Visions and ailments were seen through some of these hoops by tribal holy men and women.
Many tribes lay claim to the Hoop Dance. It wasn’t until the 1930s that a young man named Tony White Cloud, Jemez Pueblo, played an instrumental role in its evolution and began using multiple hoops in a stylized version as ”founder of the modern Hoop Dance.”
Copyright Reprint from Indian Country News: Denis W. Zotigh http://www.zotigh.com/dennis_zotigh.htm