February 20th Hoop Dance Workshop

Last month’s Hoop Dance Workshop was a success, and we are happy to be hosting another one this upcoming Sunday! Join us at the Shanti Yoga Center in St. Cloud, MN on Sunday, February 20, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 PM. Our workshops focus on the fundamentals of hoop dance. Learn and practice new skills and transitions to build your dance flow.

This one-hour workshop is a fabulous way to spend an otherwise ordinary Sunday afternoon. (GAL-entine’s party?!) Get in a good workout and meet awesome new people. No experience necessary! Hoops will be provided. (Workshops are limited to 6 participants.)

The cost of the workshop is $25 and you can book your spot by visiting https://www.shantiyoga.center/workshops

Hoop Dance Workshop at Shanti Yoga

The new year is upon us, and we are very excited to be hosting a brand new workshop at the Shanti Yoga Center in St. Cloud, MN coming up on Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 PM. Our workshop will focus on the fundamentals of hoop dance. You will learn a short series of hoop dance moves and transitions to create a joyful dance flow.

This one-hour workshop is a fun opportunity to learn a new skill, get a full-body workout, meet new people, and laugh the whole way through. No experience is necessary and hoops will be provided. This workshop is limited to 6 participants, so sign up now!

The cost of the workshop is $25 and you can book your spot by visiting https://www.shantiyoga.center/workshops

Twistin Vixens 10 Year Anniversary

This September we officially celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Twistin Vixens Hooping. Hoop dance has bonded the four of us for life (we have tattoos to prove it) and enriched our lives in many ways. We’ve experienced countless hoop adventures together through the years and created lifelong memories of joy and laughter. I mean, how many grown women get to dress in matching costumes and makeup dance routines with their friends? It’s absolutely priceless.

As the years have passed a lot has changed in our own personal lives, but hooping will always keep us connected and 10 years later we still jump at every opportunity to pick up our hoops and show off our skills.



Styled For Good Performance

We love weddings so we were incredibly pumped when the lovely people from Styled For Good reached out to us to perform at their wedding showcase. This event is amazing – it’s the first ever Twin Cities wedding showcase with the primary goal of giving back to the community. It’s a collaborative event that combines the best of the best wedding professionals to create a one of a kind experience for people who like to have fun and be inspired!

We found this all to be true as we walked in the door and saw amazing decor, models in gorgeous wedding dresses, delicious food as far as the eye could see AND a pop-up wedding for a lovely couple! This year featured a monochromatic theme so our hoop troupe dressed in all pink and it was a ton of fun to be all matching, including our hairstyles! We kicked off our performance after the newlywed’s first dance and we had a blast.

Thanks to Styled For Good for asking us to take part in such a fun event!

May Day Parade

We’re so pumped about spring and everything that comes along with it – especially the annual May Day parade hosted by Heart of the Beast Theater in the Powderhorn neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

I was able to join in on the fun with the fabulous Hoop Twin Cities crew and was pumped to reconnect with old hoop friends and meet new ones. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and the parade is one of my favorites – so many wonderful creatives with a passion for taking a stand. Mark your calendars for next year because this parade is not to be missed!

January 30/30 – Week 4

This week of hooping has been the best by far, considering Kayla, Nikki and Amy visited me in Arizona for a vacation. We brought hoops nearly everywhere we went, and squeezed in as much fun as humanly possible. There’s nothing better than quality time with my hoop sisters. They left me filled with joy and inspiration as I continue into the final week of the 30/30 hooping challenge.

And even more hoop tutorials to keep things interesting.


Monday: Funland Tricks presents: Double isolations by FunlandTricks

Tuesday: Pick Up the World Two Hoop Trick Tutorial ~ Easy Peasy ~ Semi- Silent Session by Breezi Perdue

Wednesday: 5 Twin Transitions | Twin Hoops Tutorials by Deanne Love

Thursday: tutorial ticktock and chase – Vertical twin hoops poi style moves by Pika Fuego

Friday: Hoop Tutorial: Toe Spring Pick Up by hoopingmad

Saturday: Hula Hoop Tutorial: Body Coin Wrap by Shay Brutosky



January 30/30 – Week 2

I spent a lot of time hooping this past week and my body feels good! Here’s a new weeks worth of hoop dance tutorials to spice up your practice if you’re committed to hooping 30 minutes a day all month long like me!


Monday: Hula Hoop Tricks: Neck to Foot Pass Hoopsmiles Tutorial by hoopsmiles

Tuesday: Advanced Tutorial: Double Hoop Jump Through Combo by Melissa Stockwell

Wednesday: Twin Hoop Tutorial: ROTATING GYROSCOPE by The Vegan Hooper 

Thursday: Poi Hoop Z-spin Tutorial – Butterfly by Steve Bags

Friday: Contact wobble/No handed smear Tutorial!! by Caterina Sutton 

Saturday: Hoop Dance Tutorial: Tracing Weaves with Beth Lavender by Jaguar Mary X

Sunday: Fabulous Easy Foot Hooping Tips and Tricks by HipTheHoopla

2016 Year In Review

Happy New Year to you and yours from the Twistin Vixens. 2016 has been a year filled with many hooping opportunities for us and for that we’re very grateful. We met loads of wonderful people, performed and participated in over 25 events and attended awesome hoop workshops hosted by Hoop Twin Cities.

Between teaching hoop dance classes, bringing the fun at birthday parties, wedding performances and hooping it up on stage at music festivals, we kept very busy doing something we love, alongside people we adore and made great memories along the way. We had a year of firsts, namely traveling out of state to perform with our entire hoop troupe at a RiverFest summer festival in beautiful La Crosse, Wisconsin.

We also expanded our joy-spreading hoop operations to Scottsdale, Arizona and Minneapolis, Minnesota with Colleen and myself starting new ventures in those respective cities.

As I said before, we’re incredibly grateful for all of the opportunities that 2016 brought our way. Look for our new adventures in 2017 and wishing you all the best in the new year!