Native American Hoop Dance Class

International Hoop Dancer, Eva Bighorse (Navajo) is partnering with Ballet Arizona to offer free hoop dance classes to Native American youth (ages 8 – 12) in the Phoenix metro area.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays during the following sessions:

Fall: August 15th – October 24th, 2023

Spring: January 9th – March 5th, 2024

FREE | Ages 8-12 (Limited Enrollment)

Fall and Spring sessions (Tuesdays) | 6:00 pm- 6:45 pm – in person at The School of Ballet Arizona

Introduction to Hoop Dance and cultural tradition. Students will learn the step-by-step process of making their hoops and the basics of movement and control, as well as the basic dance step.

Fall and Spring sessions (Tuesdays) | 7:00 pm- 7:45 pm – in person at The School of Ballet Arizona

Students have a basic understanding of Hoop Dance and dancing with the hoops. Students will be introduced to more advanced footwork and begin preparing to be able to perform a hoop dance on their own. Students will also begin exploring stories, symbols, and expressive movement honoring the cultural tradition.

Native American Hoop Dance Eligibility Requirements

  • The Hoop Dance Classes are open only to Native American youth.
  • Tribal affiliation must be verifiable.

Please email or call 602.381.0184 to sign-up. Limited enrollment available.

To learn more about Native American Hoop Dance, Eva Bighorse, and Ballet Arizona’s Tribal Nations Advisory Council, please click the drop-downs below.

*Please note past participants will be given priority during enrollment. New student enrollment will be based on availability.