Independence Day celebrations came and went like a flash. Either summer is getting shorter and shorter every year, or we’ve just been spinning ourselves silly whilst hula hooping and losing track of time.  What I do know, is what a great weekend we had over the 4th taking part in Riverfest 2016 in La Crosse, WI.

Held annually in the city’s beautiful Riverside Park, Riverfest boasts music, food, entertainment, and fun. This year we were honored to be invited to participate in all the action for two days.  July 2nd and 3rd at noon we were scheduled to host a one hour interactive performance which encouraged crowd participation.  There was not one hoop left lonely on the grass because everyone was showing off their new moves.  We had all ages enjoying the music and joining the hooping fun.  Both Saturday and Sunday evenings we switched gears and stages for our 25 minute hoop dance show. The hooping performances showed off two choreographed routines and solos by each hooper.  It was exhilarating and fun to bring our passion for hooping to the audience. The response was incredible.

The weekend was a great experience for us. We worked hard practicing and planning for this event for months which required a lot of “meetings” at happy hour. The most challenging thing was not having our beloved Colleen close to us.  Colleen moved to Arizona in February and having her so far away makes it hard to choreograph a routine together. She is so skilled that she learned the entire performance by watching a poorly recorded video of three of us practicing. We were overjoyed to have all four Twistin Vixens back together again at Riverfest. Having our girl Colleen back in the Midwest felt like a dream.  We got to enjoy a fantastic girls weekend in a beautiful city, dress up in matching outfits, hoop to our hearts content and munch on real Wisconsin cheese curds. We even made the local paper! What more could we ask for?

La Crosse, we love you. We met the nicest people and had the best time sharing our love of hooping with the community. Thank you to everyone at River fest who made the weekend one we will never forget.

Summer is not over! We have more hooping adventures ahead. Check out our upcoming events!