Tag: Navajo hoop dancing

Page students carry on hoop dancing tradition

| March 8, 2017
Page students carry on hoop dancing tradition

Traditional Navajo hoop dancing requires a great deal of concentration, dexterity and coordination.

The movements involved in the different hoop dances are also symbolic of the cycles of nature and life, and a key way to better appreciate Navajo culture, said Candy Horrocks.

Horrocks is the founder of the Tribe of Young Feathers, an after school program at Lakeview Elementary that teaches hoop dancing to any interested student grades K-12. The group was founded by Horrocks, who also works as the school counselor at Lakeview Elementary.

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