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STL Hoop Club to offer two Workshops and a Jam at Mizzou University

Posted November 8th, 2013 by Michelle

The Mizzou Hoop Groop and STL Hoop Club are teaming up to offer a night of hooping at Mizzou University.  These workshops are FREE and will be held in Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union.  Michelle Schaeffer, Artistic Coordinator of the St. Louis Hoop Club, will be teaching.   Hoops WILL be provided! But bring your own if you have them! The more hoops, the better.


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Day of the Dead & Delmar Fall Fire Festival Events

Posted November 8th, 2013 by Michelle

Members of the St. Louis Hoop Club and friends participated in the Cherokee Street Day of the Dead Parade on November 2, 2013.  They were joined by dozens of local members of the community, children, artists, and musicians.  The parade including an alter judging in which over a dozen local businesses participated.  More info about Cherokee Street can be found at   Enjoy these images from the event.  Want more?

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We also supported the Green Center in Delmar at their annual Fall Fire Festival.  The Green Center is an arts and environmental education organization dedicated to helping people understand the natural world through hands-on experiences, restoring native habitats, and encouraging artistic expression inspired by nature.  Read more.

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New St. Louis Certified Hoop Instructors

Posted October 31st, 2013 by Michelle

Hoopnotica was in town last weekend and conducted training and certification in the areas of fitness and dance with the hoop.  The weekend was a success.  Michelle Schaeffer of the Hoop Club plus many others tested and received two new certifications to teach.  Michelle will now be offering Hoop Fit and Hoopnotica Flow in addition to current offerings of hoop dance and mini hoop fitness.

Hooping is a great way to improve your overall health and outlook on life.  We highly suggest!  The STL Hoop Club offers classes, workshops, private lessons, and performance.  If you would like to register for a current class or have questions, please let us know!


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Hoopnotica Returns to St. Louis

Posted October 18th, 2013 by Michelle

Hoopnotica Training Oct 26 and 27, 2013

The St. Louis Hoop Club will be hosting Hoopnotica for a weekend of training on October 26 and 27.  Programs offered for in-person certification will be HoopnoticaFit and HoopnoticaFlow.  Other training programs are offered by distance learning.  This will be the St. Louis debut for the HoopnoticaFlow program and only the second training locally for HoopnoticaFit.  Getting certified to teach will build a strong foundation of language, technique, and classroom organizational skills.  With these tools you can teach in private studios, gyms, or maybe even start your own business.  The sky is the limit.  Reach high.


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New Hoop Classes to be Offered at Gateway Flex

Posted October 10th, 2013 by Michelle



Michelle Schaeffer will be teaching two new classes at Gateway Flex Studio located above the City Diner on South Grand in St. Louis starting in October.  The studio is also home to an array of other dance classes such as belly dance, hip hop, modern dance, and more.

Hoop Dance 101 Enjoy the creative process of movement and fitness combined in this 5 week hula-hoopdance session taught by hoop dance and hoop fitness professional Michelle Schaeffer.  You need no prior experience of any kind. You do need an open mind and willingness to learn, laugh, and express yourself. Hoop dance is an engaging activity that burn calories, encourages weight loss and overall health improvement.  Each class will introduce new concepts of movement and dance within the hoop as well as tricks and multiple hoop play.

Michelle is formally trained through Hoopnotica (a global hoop teacher certification organization) and holds three certifications in addition to hosting and training with dozens of other hoop and flow organizations from around the United States.  Hoops are provided.    
Section 1: Mondays Oct 21, 28 and Nov 4, 11, and 18 / 7:30-8:30pm
Pre-registration suggested / If space allows drop-ins are welcome
$10 per class for drop-in students / Attend all 5 classes with pre-registration for $45 
Accepting 10 students per class
TO REGISTER NOW! Payment instructions will follow registration 

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