The Twistin Vixens have gone national! As of February, 2016 I have officially moved my whole life and a hefty pile of hoops from St. Cloud, Minnesota to Scottsdale, Arizona. After a year of toying with the idea, my husband received a job offer in Phoenix, and we made the decision to go for it!

As excited as I am for this new adventure with my family, moving 1,650 miles away from my hoop girls is saddest thing I’ve ever done. (Insert ugly cries here.) Kayla, Nikki, Amy and I share a beautiful, inspiring, soul-healing, joyful, anything-goes friendship that will no doubt last a lifetime. I know I will never find another group of girls that are so real and so amazing in as many ways as they are. I will miss them every day.

Hooper Goodbye Party

I will especially miss taking part in all of the Minnesota hooplah. However, I will stay strong and continue spreading Twistin Vixen’s hoop love wherever I go. We hope the future holds many more dreams come true for all of us and performance opportunities worth flying for!

I wasted no time and already attended a Wedgie Workshop and Phoenix Flow Jam within the first two weeks of moving to Scottsdale. I look forward to finding out more about the Phoenix hooping community and can’t wait to see what craziness my hoop brings upon next!

Phoenix you better look out! (Or you might get hit in the head with my hula hoop.)

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.