Hooper Clothing Inspiration

Our hoop clothing posts seem to be pretty popular so I put together another collection of clothes to inspire you hoopers. Hopefully this gives you some ideas as you assemble your next hoop dance costume. When hooping it is best to wear cotton, especially on your legs, because it is the least slippery fabric. Hoops also stick well to bare skin, so leaving some exposed areas can benefit you as well. I added links to the clothing shown down below. Take some time to explore each of the shops, there are lots more options out there.

  1. Moccasins
  2. Vest
  3. Gaucho Pants
  4. Turban Headwrap
  5. Flow Shirt
  6. Leg Warmers
  7. Fishnet Tights
  8. High Waist Shorts and Crop Top
  9. Color Block Leggings

The only retailer I’ve ordered apparel from out of the items listed is OnlyLeggings.com (9) and I had great luck.

2015 Hoopie Awards Nomination

Twistin Vixens were nominated for the 2015 Best Performance Group of the Year by Hooping.org. We aren’t sure who nominated us, but a HUGE thank you to whoever did! It was a really great surprise to see our hoop troupe in the running. We were one of six nominees including performers from New Zealand and others from Austria.

It feels a little extravagant to say we were nominated as one of the top six hoop groups in the world, but lets go ahead and say it anyway.

Unfortunately we did not win the Hoopie Award, but we are still very honored to have been in the running. Congratulations to the winners Hoop Hooligans, and the four additional nominees HoopiosisHooptown HottiesKaleida Kinetic, and Twisted Orbit! If you want to geek out and see all of the categories and nominees for the 2015 Hoopie Awards check out the full list here.

We also want to extend a big thank you to everybody out there who showed us your support and voted, we really appreciate it!

Best Performance Group of the Year 2015 Nominees

Vote for the Twistin Vixens (Closed)

We are in the running for Best Performance Group of the Year in the annual Hoopie Awards by Hooping.org! Yes, it is a big deal. Help us win by going to this link and voting for Twistin Vixens in “Performance Group of the Year!” We aren’t exactly sure who nominated us, but THANK YOU to whoever did! It is our first time contending in any category of the Hoopie Awards and we are very excited about it. To anybody who has taken our classes, seen or hired us for hooping performances, purchased hoops from us or followed us on social media in the last year, we owe a big thank you! It is our mission is to spread the love and joy of hoop dance all around. So go on and vote for us! Please and THANK YOU! Hoop Dancing in the Summertime

Ann Humphrey’s Work Shop in St. Paul, MN

Ann Humphrey’s will be teaching “Hoopdance as a Guide to Embodiment” and “The Organization of Opposition” on Saturday and Sunday, February 7th and 8th at the Twin Cities Trapeze Center. We’ve attended hoop workshops like this in the past and always have a really great time. You’ll be pushed you to grow and focus on new elements of your hoop dance. Plus, you get the chance to connect with other local hoopers. (Best friends you never knew you had.) If you are questioning whether or not to attend, I would suggest you do. A few of us Vixens will be there.

If you are unfamiliar with Ann, she can be found all over youtube. Here’s one of her recent videos.

Let’s Party

I’ll be celebrating three years inside the hoop this weekend and wanted to write a quick post to reflect. This past year has been quite a whirlwind, but the Twistin Vixens, my amazing hoop sisters, have remained a constant. It never fails, when we get together we can usually unwind, uncork a bottle of wine and hoop to our hearts content… or choreograph routines where we have to listen to the same song over and over and over again. Haha!

We’ve had many good times this year and were fortunate enough to be kept busy with some really great gigs. I’m really thankful for these experiences and also for the chance to take some remarkable workshops from a couple of my hoop heroes, Tiana Zoumer and Rachael Lust, courtesy of the awesome Hoop Twin Cities group. It’s such a great community and one I feel very lucky to be a part of.

All in all, my hoop has taught me dedication. Love. How to deal with frustration. Patience. It’s opened a new world to me that I couldn’t have even imagine three years ago and now one I wouldn’t trade for anything. I love this community and the inspiring, creative and amazing people that are included.

Okay, enough sappy stuff – I created a little celebratory video for my three year hoopiversary and hope you enjoy!