Alex Wells is an internationally award-winning Hoop Dance Champion from Mount Currie, British Columbia. Alex is a member of the St'át'imc Lil’Wat tribe, and was brought up through cultural ceremonies, including Hoop dance, which is a healing Medicine Dance, also known as a “Creation of Life dance”. Alex is offering three different workshops:
Hoop Dance Level 1: Students will learn to make a hoop using simple materials, then Alex will teach traditional hoop dance steps using single hoop.
Hoop Dance Level 2: Students will make a second hoop using simple materials, then Alex will teach traditional hoop dance steps using two hoops.
Beaded Eagle: While instructing students how to bead an eagle pattern, Alex will show and discuss his beaded moccasins and regalia and tell students the story of the Eagle, followed by a Q&A.
A full package of images and a list of very simple materials to acquire for the workshops will be sent ahead of time.
Offered in English only
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