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34th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest - Heard Museum

For three decades, the world’s most talented Hoop Dancers have come to the Heard Museum to compete in this thrilling annual competition to secure the title of “World Champion Hoop Dancer.” This jam-packed weekend features nearly 100 contestants from across North America, two award-winning drum groups, activities for kids, community partners, food trucks and more. Whether you’re a Hoop Dance family or a first-time audience member, this is an experience you’ll never forget!

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About the Contest


Dancers are judged on a slate of five skills: precision, timing/rhythm, showmanship, creativity and speed. Contestants compete in one of five divisions: Tiny Tots (age 5 and younger), Youth (6-12), Teen (13-17), Adult (18-39) and Senior (40 and older). Cash prizes totaling $25,000 are awarded to winners in each division, and victors in each division can claim the honor of being the World Champion.


Through stunning performances of those women and men competing to be named the next World Champion Hoop Dancer, the event combines artistry, athleticism, tradition and suspense for an unforgettable weekend of fellowship and competition.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Heard Museum


2301 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
United States


(602) 252-8848
Contact name: 
Julie Sullivan
Email address: 
9am - 5pm
Please see website


All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids