November 01, 2007

21-ring hoop dance

Hoop dreams

Rare dance form to kick off American Indian Heritage MonthTwenty one is a special number for a lot of college students, but for an American Indian hoop dancer, it can mean so much more.

"The more hoops a dancer is able to incorporate into their dance, the better they are as far as competition goes," Odawa White, retention coordinator and adviser for the UW-Eau Claire Native American Student Association, said. "If a dancer is just in exhibition, 21 hoops are pretty spectacular for someone to incorporate into a dance."

To kick off November's American Indian Heritage Month, 21-ring Hoop Dancer Crystal Norcross of the Fond du Lac Ojibwe Nation will hold a demonstration.

Norcross has traveled the United States telling stories through her 21-ring Hoop Dance.
Below:  A hoop dancer (not Crystal Norcross).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am an Associate Professor at Northeastern State University currently writing an article for a national journal and would like to find out who the female hoop dancer is in this article!? She is wearing a white dress,dancing in front of a dark pink background. My email address is - if you can help, I would greatly appreciate it!