Hoop Gigs Galore!

The past week has been a crazy busy and awesome time for us. Collectively, we performed at 4 different events across the state and had a ton of fun along the way!! Below you’ll find pictures that highlight each event.

Colleen and I performed at the Harvest Gala last Thursday. The Harvest Gala is a benefit to fund the activities and mission of the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market. The environment was lively and there was a really great Bluegrass band called Cedar and Stone that we performed alongside.

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Nikki and I performed at Saint Cloud’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event again this year. Making Strides is always a blast and we’re so happy to be a part of it. The people were extremely enthusiastic, especially for so early on Saturday morning. The stories we heard from survivors and women currently going through this tough battle were beyond inspiring.

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Later on Saturday morning, Nikki and I took a two hour drive to Marine on Saint Croix, MN to perform at St. Croix Chocolate Company’s Caramelpalooza. The drive was gorgeous and we saw the true beauty of fall along the way. Upon arriving at the event, we stopped by the petting zoo and made some friends and then went on to performing as well as teaching some hula hoop moves to the attendees. It was a gorgeous autumn day and we had our fair share of chocolates on our way home.

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Later on Saturday evening, all four Twistin Vixens represented at the Massacrade Halloween Ball in Becker, MN. Thanks to Mark for being such a gracious host, as always. We dressed as the four seasons and won best group costume!! The party-goers were in the Halloween spirit and there were some really impressive costumes. There were many awesome bands throughout the night and we performed to a few songs on stage including Thriller, Dragula and Ghost Busters.

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Solo Hoop Dance Performances at the Festival

Here are all of our solo hoop dance performances from St. Cloud’s annual Pride In The Park festival 2014. We had a great time practicing and preparing for this performance and had tons of fun being a part of a great community event.

Make sure to blow these up full screen and change the quality to 1080p HD for the best viewing experience.

Choreographed Hoop Dance Performance

Hire us to perform for a special event, and you’ll get a special hoop dance. This is a snippet from our performance on stage at Lake George for St. Cloud’s “Pride in the Park” 2014.

Hooping Around The World

I had the great fortune to travel to Europe last month to visit a wonderful lifelong friend and her husband. I had some awesome travel buddies on the trip, including my twin sister who is also a hooper.

We stayed in Switzerland for the majority of the trip, but also took the train to Germany and France for a few days. All in all, I had many hooping adventures, ranging from hooping in 3 countries in 20 seconds, hooping to music provided by a party barge while the barge clan cheered us on, trying my hand at street busking for the first time and hooping in the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Luckily, my awesome friends, Sara, Amanda and Gwen were quite encouraging when it came to stopping for a hoop break (THANK YOU!). It was a trip of a lifetime that included many special memories with amazing friends and family.

I thought I’d share a few pics from my trip and hope you enjoy.

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Our fabulous friends and generous hosts, Karin and Martin!

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Hooping, busking and site seeing in Strasbourg, France – love the window display featuring hula hoops!

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My lovely travel buddies and I on our trip to Lucerne, Switzerland

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Hooping and hiking the Niederhorn in the Swiss Alps

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Taking a coffee break in Basel, Switzerland

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Visiting the point where Germany, France and Switzerland intersect!

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Ballerina’s Love Hoop Dance

In August we were invited to teach hoop dancing to two different age groups of ballerina’s at JAMM Dance Co. in Rosemount, MN during a summer ballet intensive. The girls loved it and had no problem incorporating some of their own moves into their hoop dance. We hope they were inspired to get their own hoops and continue to practice.

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