American Indian Hoop Workshop



Flying Hoops: Native American Hoop Dance Fitness & Crafts

Learn Bead work, Leather work skills from American Indian Hoop Dancer and Lifetime Member of The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Marie Ponce, NYFA Fellow 2016, Kits are available at Artist Craftsman Supply 2108 7th Ave Adam Clayton Powell Blvd New York, NY 10027 212-222-4700 9am-8pm

Starting   September 15, 2017 Crafts                              REGISTER HERE for Crafts $17

September 16, 2017 Native American Hoop Dance      REGISTER HERE for dance free

Info on Regalia, History, Culture and Diverse lifestyles of Native Americans, Native American Language and Songs. (Cherokee/Taino) as participants assemble their art and craft pieces, Info on other Native American events in the NY area.

Marie Ponce is a New York-based artist who sparks conversation and dialogue with audiences and neighbors alike who feel unable to embrace their Native American heritage, due to media stereotypes and historic Native exclusion. Ponce excels in Native hoop dancing (a male-dominated style), and teams with master artist Louis Mofsie to lead a residency for families in Harlem. Ponce’s workshops within the residency start lifesaving conversations about identity, fitness, and belonging through dance, music, drumming and crafts. Marie Ponce is dancer and singer with Heyna Second Sons Drum as well as a crafts-person, program developer, Lifetime Thunderbird member and founder of NECARTZ, now, Open Artist NYC. Ponce is also a teaching artist for LEAP, Phyllis Rose Dance, and Theater in Motion. Marie Ponce’s awards include 2016 NYFA Fellow in Choreography. Ponce is a SAG-Aftra NY Conservatory, NYU/Stella Adler and Negro Ensemble Company Theatre professor.







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Thunderbird American Indian Hoop Dance Workshop  With Marie Poncé

Class closed for now

Click to Purchase Hoops for Pick up at Lotus Studio or share hoops provided during class

Thunderbird Hoop with Marie Poncé 

with Marie Ponce


Native American Indian Hoop Dance Workshop Storytelling dance from Taos, New Mexico celebrates the circle of life bringing the hoops to life in continuous motion

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Events

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Optimize stamina, train to dance in area pow wows, expand your knowledge of Native culture. Native pow wow songs and drumming, culture, regalia tips, resources and events are included ..Featured in Indian Country, Marie Poncé, is a lifetime member of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. (in its 51st year) and shares over 15 years expertise as a professional dancer and acting teacher.

Thunderbird Hoop Dance Workshop and Drums Along the Hudson Flier

Her warm-up combines indigenous knowledge with martial arts, modern and yoga to build dancer longevity, stamina, flexibility and balance. Learn Native fancy dance footwork while transforming the hoops from forces of nature to living beings and back.

Are you a professional or beginner? Learn at your own speed. Gain access to developing your own hoop style. Participants bring their own hoops or get hoops at (width1/4-1/2″, diameter measuring from the heel to one knee length(2-4″) above the knee.

Thank You! See You There!


Register and Schedule for Thunderbird American Indian Hoop Dance Workshop with Marie Ponce at Lotus Music and Dance

Thunderbird Hoop Dance Workshop and Drums Along the Hudson flier

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