STL Hoop Club

Hoop Dance Education and Community ~ Performance by the Cosmic Collaborative

Hoop Dance Awakening at Camp Manitowa Woman’s Weekend

Posted August 30th, 2014 by Michelle

This full moon join your sisters on the water and in co-creation!


Women’s Weekend 9 is a transformational experience that will connect your inner wisdom with nature and community.  Registration is now open for this fabulous weekend retreat.


The experience will offer…

*Meditations and Circles with authentic connection with Dianna Lucas
*Nia with Tracy Stamper and Neshama Roash
*Sound Immersion with Gong Lab
*Paddleboard Yoga wDianna Lucas
*Mat Pilates with Kasia Stockie of Central Studio *Jivamukti Yoga with Alba Creales,
*MELT (self-massage) Method and
*Timbuk Fitness with Amanda Puett
*Optional Winery Tour,
*Massage & Energy work (by appointment)
*High Ropes Course
*Labyrinth Walk
*Swimming, *Kayaking, *Hiking and *Mountain Biking
*Breathwork with Mary Hughes
*Hoop Dance Awakening with Michelle Schaeffer
*Stand Up Paddleboard with Yvonne Merlotti
*beautiful vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and high protein meals with ChefCorey Marion with Happy eggs and veggies from Kuhs Estate & Farm
* time to relax and unwind.
For Registration 


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World Hoop Day STL Auditions OPEN

Posted August 29th, 2014 by Michelle


Attention hoopers and flow artists!

It is nearing the time of year again to celebrate the sacred circle. The St. Louis hoop club and friends are preparing to launch the annual event World Hoop Day St Louis! Upon many exciting workshops, vendors, visiting flow artists, and giveaways, returning to this years event is a performance flowcase showcase. The artist flowcase is volunteer and will take place both nights of the event October 4th and 5th around dark. Exact locations TBA.

About the Process…

Are you eager to share your flow as a soloist, or apart of a dynamic duo or trio ready for a spotlight? This is a great opportunity to present your work, your flow, and your art with your peers of the St. Louis and surrounding flow community. You may be a new upcoming artist or troupe, an established group, or a free to be flowing dancer. The flowcase is open to dancers and manipulators of all props and styles. There are just a few audition requirements listed below.  These questions will help us get to know you. Portions of your response may be used to formally introduce your act and promote the event.

1. A short artist bio including name, primary location of practice or performances, number of years/ months flowing, and prop(s) of choice.

2. What inspired you to be apart of the flowcase at World Hoop Day St. Louis?

3. (Optional question(s) What does the hoop, wheel, circle mean to you? How has the hoop/wheel/circle influenced your life? How has the hoop/wheel/circle been a reoccurring symbol in your life? How has the hoop/wheel/circle influenced your performance piece? Relate to the hoop.

Performance details:

4. What prop(s) will be used? Will there be fire? (Do you plan to provide a reputable safety?) How many people are in the act? List the name of song, artist, and length. Do you have costume ideas? (Costume can be casual or the sky is the limit, must look thought out). Will props need to be pre-placed on stage? What night is preferred for your performance OR state that you are available both nights.

5. Video submission emailed to AND
by Sept 22nd for review by WHD committee. Does not need to be 100% but must look rehearsed. Costume is not necessary but does help. All will receive constructive feedback. Song will need to be emailed by Sept 28th and must be in an iTunes readable format.

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Hooping – America’s Favorite Pastime Reborn

Posted July 11th, 2014 by Michelle

The St. Louis Hoop Club has the edge on hula-hooping in St. Louis.  We have a staff of experienced and certified teachers, offer regular classes, specialty visiting instructor classes, in addition to offering professional performance (by Cosmic Collaborative)  for all occasions. We work with many local nonprofit organizations in addition to many performance and talent focused businesses and organizations as well.  We are inspired and driven by movement.  Many of our students have a life changing experience with the circle in addition to seeing positive physical changes in body and mind. Summer into Fall is packed with opportunity to step in the hoop with us.  Be inspired by your healthy activity.

LOUFEST / Sept 6th, 7th at Forest Park  Playshops 2:30pm and 4:30pm

6th Annual WORLD HOOP DAY ST LOUIS Oct 4 and 5th

HOOPNOTICA Teacher Certification Oct 4th, 5th at 2720 Cherokee

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Specialty Instructor to visit St. Louis Hoop Club

Posted June 30th, 2014 by Michelle

St. Louis Welcomes Hoop Dancer Caroleena from Raleigh, NC


Join us for a very special hoop weekend workshop with Caroleeena! Classes will be held 1pm-5pm on both Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th. This two day workshop will consist of two classes each day.

Caroleeena, is an internationally known hoopdance instructor and performer from Raleigh, NC. She has been teaching hoopdance since 2005 and her numerous tutorials and videos on YouTube are eagerly awaited by new and experienced hoopers across the globe. Her teaching style is clear, enthusiastic and encouraging. She has twice won Hoopie Awards from — in 2007 for her work mentoring hoop students around the globe and again in 2009 for Tutorial of the Year, and has repeatedly been nominated for Hoop Instructor of the Year by her peers.

Day 1 Rolls/Tosses, Below the Waist (Day 2) Folds/Breaks/Paddling, Comp & Integrating Dance (Check out this link for more details about the workshops)

Cost for the weekend workshop is $100 for both days. Space is limited! To reserve your space, please email Pay directly via PayPal to or send a check or money order to Carolyn Mabry 609 Sardis Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603.

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Discover the Hoop at Wakarusa 2014

Posted June 2nd, 2014 by Michelle


Music, camping, friends, and hula-hooping.  What else does one need for the perfect weekend?  Join the STL Hoop Club and friends for four unique workshops at the Wakarusa Music Festival happening June 5-8.   We will flow, create flair, we will live in the moment of our hoop. Each daily workshop will offer a new chance for discovery within your play while incorporate yoga, the single hoop, and multiples, all while challenge the body and mind. Hoops will be available to borrow and to purchase at the workshops. The hoop crew consists of a cast of top notch teachers and performers from across the country. Instructors for this year’s event are Michelle Schaeffer from St. Louis, Surka Noelle from Portland Oregon, Krista Elena from St. Louis, and Ms MichelleBell from Chicago Illinois. Join us daily Thursday through Sunday at the location and time listed in the Events Schedule.

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