Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Blog Page

Hello all.

I started a new tab/page that indexes the Great American Indian/Native American hoop dancers.  Some are uploaded, with many more to come.

Here is a link:
Great Hoop Dancers

Keep checking back for updates.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Amazing Mr. Pipestem

Quentin Pipestem (Tsuu T'ina) was the very first World Champion, once the championship was moved to the Heard Museum (I think in 1992).  The first video below was taken this year (2011) at the February Championship.  As you can see, he is still an incredible dancer.  Word has it, Quentin Pipestem spends much of his time touring Europe; thus, the second video.

Heard Championship

2009 Exhibition in Germany

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summer's almost over

So my summer's almost over.  School starts in August.  I'm on my last trip of the season.  I can't wait to get home and work on my moves and start blogging more. 

I'm also thinking my blog needs more information about the other hoop dancers.  There are so many awesome ones.  In fact, I might make an entire video page of famous hoop dancers, kinda of a tribute to the great dancers of our time.  Check back to see...


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hey there

My summer's in full swing.  As part of a powwowing family, summers are our busiest time.  We just got a new van so maybe we'll be pulling into a town near you.

My hoop dancing is going well.  I wish I had more time to spend on it though. 

Thanks for sticking with me.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bleaders, bleaders, everywhere

So I learned recently that blog reader are call "bleaders."  Hello to my bleaders everywhere! 

This blog is a month old today.  I am very proud to report that it  already has bleaders from every continent, except Antartica.  It makes me happy to know how many people seem interested in Native American/American Indian Hoop Dance.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I love those videos

I just love Native American hoop dancing videos.  I think some of you might too.  So, I'm thinking of inserting a bunch more into this blog and creating some type of index to find them. I just have to figure out how to do it.  Hmmm...which would make more sense to organize by: dancer or year?

Keep an eye out for the new videos.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan's Earthquake & Tsunami

I just heard a 8.9 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.  My heart goes out to everyone affected, especially the children who were not with parents.  Things like that really make me appreciate all that I have in my life.

In my thoughts are all the indigenous villages around the Pacific Ocean.  I hope they are okay.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Video: 2011 Top Ranked Female Hoop Dancer

Here is a new Youtube video of Jasmine Pickner, taken at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona in February 2011.  She finished 4th in the World during the 2011 Championship, the highest of the female competitors this year. 

I love this video.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring Break

My spring break is later this month.  A whole week off to do nothing be the stuff I want to do (like hoop dance). Yeah!

One of my favorite relatives is coming to visit.  I am planning to show her some moves. 

Later, blog readers!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pretty Hoops

I found this picture of Native American hoops online.  They are so pretty that I just had to post them.  Native American hoop dancing hoops can be almost any color or any design.  The hoops probably should match each other though. 

The original of this picture can be found here.