Thu, Mar 25|
Hoop Making Class
Fun for the entire family! Learn to make hoops for Hoop Dancing with ShanDien LaRance and her father Steve.
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2021, 6:30 PM
About the Event
Learn to make your own hoop for Hoop Dancing with Cirque De Soleil performer and World Hoop Dance Champion, ShanDien LaRance and her father Steve. We are pleased to bring you vthese two LIVE (virtually) thanks to the Lightening Boy Foundation. You are encouraged to sregister your youth for our Hoop Dancing Classes.
“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