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.
As summertime is coming to a wrap we find ourselves more busy than any other time of year. Like most other Minnesotans we’ve been squeezing in as much outdoor fun with friends and family as humanly possible before the weather takes a turn and temperatures start dropping. Here’s a little look at some hooping we’ve done along the way.
Some especially exciting news…Kayla and her husband Jon are expecting! She’s due on March 5th. So you just might catch some baby bump action in upcoming performances.
All of our favorite hoopers joined us for a couple of hours spent hooping in the park for our Second Sunday Hoop Jam in July. The sun was shining and the hoops were flying. What a blast. Can’t wait for the next one on August 10th.
We had a great time hosting our first official hooping vendor booth at the Takin’ Time Solstice Music and Arts Fair a few weeks ago. We loved hooping to the live music all day long while sharing hoops with others and creating quite the fun station for kids and families to hang out and play at. We sold a few hoops and and changed someones life that day by teaching her to hoop for the first time ever. She was in love instantly! Then, even though we’d all exhausted ourselves multiple times that day, we brought out our LED hoops after dark to finish the show off that night.
Mark you calendars! Although we aren’t meeting for weekly classes, we are still meeting for our hoop jams the second Sunday every month.
July 13th from 4:30-6:30 PM August 10th from 4:30-6:30 PM September 14th from 4:30-6:30 PM October 12th from 4:30-6:30 PM
If we have decent weather meet us at the park by Lake George out in the open grassy area between the main parking lot and the wildlife pond. Just look for the hoops and come join us.If the weather is cold/windy/rainy we’ll hold our practice in GREAT Theatre’s studio space downtown. Here are the addresses for the two different locations:
Germain Court Building (3rd Floor)
919 W St Germain St | St Cloud, MN 56301
(Located between Jules Bistro and Mind, Body, Spirit. Street parking.)
The park by Lake George
1101 7th St. South | St. Cloud, MN 56301
(Nearest parking is in the main lot near the buildings and playground.)
If the hoop jam is held indoors there is a $10 fee. As much as we hate to charge for this, we do have to pay for the indoor space. But its well worth it to get in some good practice with your hoop and have the advantage of a full wall of mirrors. If the weather permits and we meet outdoors at the park the hoop jam is FREE (although we happily accept donations for all of our hard work.) Check our Facebook page beforehand for last minute news and definite location of the hoop jam!