Save the Date! 28th-Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Competition

On Saturday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 11, the Heard Museum will host the 28th-Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Competition.

Men and women from across the U.S. and Canada
will compete in the renowned competition on an equal field for cash prizes and the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer. Each contestant will represent unique aspects of their heritage by uniting dancing strength, creativity, intricate footwork and contemporary dance influences.
Dancers are judged on their precision, timing/rhythm, showmanship, creativity and speed. Contestants compete in one of five categories during the two-day event: Tiny Tots (5 and under), Youth (6-12), Teen (13-17), Adult (18-39) and Senior (40 and older). Individual routines use as few as four and as many as 50 hoops, which are manipulated to create a variety of designs including animals, insects and globes. This celebrated competition attracts thousands of attendees from around the world and is a testament to the long-standing tradition of the American Indian sport.

Event Details

February 10 – 11
Saturday – Sunday

Saturday, Feb. 10
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (gates open 8:45 a.m.; grand entry 9:30 a.m.)

Sunday, Feb. 11
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (gates open 8:45 a.m.; grand entry 9:30 a.m.)

Adults: $18
Seniors (65 and older): $13.50
American Indians: $12
Heard Museum members: $12
Children age 4–12: $7.50
Children 3 and younger: $0
2-DAY PASS : $30

Includes museum admission

You can learn more here.