Vote for the Twistin Vixens

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!

 

Northstar Roller Girls Halftime Show

Look out for a whole lot of LED hoopers Saturday, January 10th at the Northstar Roller Girls Halftime Show. We were invited by Hoop Twin Cities to hoop dance with a whole group of awesome hoopers for about 25 minutes during halftime. This year’s theme is a “Space Jam.” Most definitely worth coming to see. Nikki joined them last year and got me on board to go with this year. Roller derby and hula hooping… does it get much better?

7:00–9:00 PM (Halftime) at:
Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum
1784 Judson (and Clough)
St. Paul, MN 55108

30/30 Challenge

It’s that time again. After 2-1/2 months of splurging on food and beverages. I feel the need to get active just like everybody else at the start of the new year. After Halloween, birthdays, Thanksgiving, lots more birthdays, Christmas and New Years, the calories really add up. I am committing to the 30/30 Challenge with Hooping.org and Hoop Body Move.

Follow my musings from my time inside the hoop on Instagram and our Facebook page.

I really enjoyed doing this challenge last year and invite all of my hooper friends to give it a spin. It’ll put a whole lot more smiles on your face guaranteed.