This year’s hooping has been more out of control than any other yet. We started off the year being nominated for the “2015 Best Performance Group of the Year” by Hooping.org. And continued twisting together hooping performances all year long—sometimes three in one day during the busy summertime.

Our hoop dance performances included: a roller derby halftime show, a May Day Parade, a wedding, a cabin resort, a bookstore special event, a Senior Center family day, a 5K benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation, the Loring Park Arts Festival, the New London Music Festival, Atwood After Dark move-in night at St. Cloud State University, the Rock Your Soles 5K, a golf tournament & awards banquet, Paddlepalooza and private parties.

We opened our first official vendor booth once a month May through October at the Northeast Minneapolis farmers market and had excessive amounts of fun doing it. Four straight hours of hooping, engaging shoppers and gushing hoop love on everybody that got a sparkle in their eye.

We’re thrilled to have attended hoop dance workshops this year by both the great Ann Humphrey’s and bad ass Babz Robinson.

We made arm-loads of new hoops and paired lots of them with new hoopers. We taught private hooping lessons, and a series of Community Ed Hoop Dance Classes.

And last but not least, we got to try our hands at fire hooping for the first time! (Did I mention it was under Babz instruction on World Hoop Day with Hoop Twin Cities!) Best day ever.

But the greatest part of it all, were the brilliant times all four of us girls spent together practicing our fancy new magic and consuming whatever the moment called for. Hoop bliss with the four best friends that anybody could have. Cheers to 2016 and whatever our circle brings!

Twistin Vixens Hoopers

Written by Colleen

Hoop dance performer, hooping instructor and hoop maker. From Minnesota, transplanted to Arizona in 2016. I have been hooping since 2009 and doing my best to spread the joy of hooping ever since.