Artist in Residence Teaches Students About Hoop Dancing

Starr Chief Eagle, a Lakota culture interpreter and hoop dance extraordinaire, has been working with Eugene Field students since Monday, December 4.  During her week-long residency, which was made possible through a grant provided by the South Dakota Arts Council, Starr has focused on teaching students about the Hoop Dance, which encourages the use of important values, such as respect, language, art, and stories of the Lakota people.  

On Friday, December 8, Starr will perform a hoop dance for all our students at an assembly.  During the assembly, our fourth graders will also have the opportunity to share the skills they have learned from working with Starr.  


Eugene Field