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Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

  • Heard Museum
    2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • Date: February 8, 2020 to February 9, 2020
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 252-8840
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Adults $18 (Two-day pass $30); Seniors (65 and older) $13.50; American Indians $12; Heard Museum members $12; Children age 4–12 $7.50; Children 3 and younger free

This event showcases a unique sport. Prepare for stunning performances of the men and women who are vying to call themselves World Champion Hoop Dancer. The event combines artistry, sheer athleticism and cultural traditions to create an exciting, colorful and suspenseful competition.

Each dancer presents a unique variation of the intertribal hoop dance, weaving in aspects of his or her distinct tradition and culture. Individual routines are presented using as few as four to as many as 50 hoops, which are manipulated to create a variety of designs including animals, butterflies and globes.

Dancers are judged on a slate of five skills: precision, timing/rhythm, showmanship, creativeness and speed.

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of American Indians of the Southwest. Located on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the…