The hoop represents the circle of life – having no beginning or end. Designs the dancer creates reflect the many lifeforms such as the butterfly, eagle or world itself.
Hoop dancing was brought to the Pueblo of Pojoaque in June 2013 with the help from the LaRance family. From there, 13 students that have dedicated their time to learn and perfect the art of hoop dancing. Students meet and work with eachother on new designs and new dance routines.
In February of 2014 the young dancers traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to compete in the annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. Each dancer shared their own unique dancing style with fellow hoop dancers throughout the US and Canada.
This beautiful high energy dance helps to teach the young dancers discipline and respect. Audiences share in this experience while also encouraging the young dancers after each of their designs. The Pueblo of Pojoaque tribal leadership supports this wellness program and encourages the youth to continue dancing at every opportunity.