Learn About American Indian Hoop Dance

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MONROE — Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission will host Matthew White Eagle Clair for a demonstration of American Indian Hoop Dance on Saturday, May 21, from 2 – 3 p.m. at The Lodge in Thompson Park, 1701 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township.

American Indian Hoop Dance is a form of storytelling incorporating hoops, which are used to create designs or formations, representing various animals, shapes, and storytelling elements. The Native American Hoop Dance focuses on very rapid and intricate moves, and the construction of hoop formations around and about the body.


Matthew White Eagle Clair, a well-known Native American performing artist, was born a Mikmaq native on the Elsipogtog Reserve in New Brunswick, Canada. He has been singing and dancing since he was a small child.

For more information and to register for this free program, call 1-732-745-4489.

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