STL Hoop Club

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Busker Speaker Series at Clayton High School

Posted March 16th, 2016 by Michelle

On March 16th, 2016 Mishi from the STL Hoop Club joined the Clayton High School Buskers Club to teach their first installment of the Busker Speaker Series.  Mishi highlighted her path in the hoop and what she is doing now.  Plans are in the works for  more collaborations including work with members of the club and the Clayton High School Orchestra.


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Holiday Potluck + GLOWJAM

Posted November 29th, 2015 by Michelle


It’s a holiday jam! Join us for this potluck spin party. The STL Hoop Club is happy to be teaming up with the Monday Cyber Vinyasa crew to bring a one of a kind blacklight, paint, flow art, and music experience.

The event will kickoff at 4pm and the blacklight fun will start at 5pm. All are welcome. Hoops to share! Let’s celebrate the holiday like only hoopers and flow artist can. The celebration will also include the Hoop Club turning 8- WHOA! Time flies when you are hooping… that is certain.

Guest DJ to be announced. The Hoop Club is excited to partner with Nano and Kelsey for the festivities.

Questions? Drop us a line at

Peace, love, and hula hoops!

Door is a suggested $5 to help with event costs. Many thanks on all contributions.

DECEMBER 12 / 4-7pm / @ 2720 Cherokee

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Get Your Hoop On! Workshop at Sanctuary Yoga Studio

Posted November 8th, 2015 by Michelle



Discover self with intentional movement within the plastic circle. We will flow, create flair, and live in the moment. This experience will give the brand new to experienced hooper a playful path to discovery while incorporating single hoop and double hoop concepts all while challenging the body and mind to create and consider movement outside the box. In this workshop you will learn the core concept techniques behind hooping in addition to the flair that is brought out through more “trick” based movement. This experience is open to skill levels. Hoops provided. Hoops can also be made to order.

$45 for a single
$40 each when you register with a friend

Instructed by:
Michelle Schaeffer (Mishi) of the St. Louis Hoop Club


ABOUT SANCTUARY YOGA STUDIO // Sanctuary is a multi-traditional haven for yoga and wellness conveniently situated in University City on the quiet corner of Olive and Coolidge.   The studio hosts respected and experienced teachers of yoga, meditation, personal growth and other healing modalities.  Our welcoming and beautiful space warmly offers a full schedule of yoga classes, a Mysore program, private instruction, personal growth sessions, thai yoga therapy, workshops, trainings, and retreats.



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WHDSTL7 in the Works

Posted September 2nd, 2015 by Michelle

World Hoop Day

is the international hoopers holiday.  It is a chance for us lovers of flow to learn, play, grow, and at times show off our stuff in the circle.  This year will mark number 7 for St. Louis.  The STL Hoop Club has been hosting an annual celebration of the circle that includes educational workshops, a jam, showcase of talent, and a hula-hoop donation.

This year join us and many other lovers of flow on October 3rd.  The event details are in the works, but trust us it will be awesome.  Auditions for the Flowcase are now up and open.  We will be posting more info very soon.  You can follow WHDSTL on Facebook.  Details about the audition are below.  Hoop on! Hoop love!

St. Louis WHDSTL #7 Auditions

hula hoops, hoop dance, STL Hoop Club, WHD STL

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, possible vendors, flow artists, returning to this year’s event is a performance flowcase showcase. The artist flowcase is volunteer and will take place on October 3rd, 2015. At a location TBA.

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 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 26 and must be in an iTunes readable format.

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Hooping at Let Them Eat Art

Posted June 19th, 2015 by Michelle

Who doesn’t like a parade, art, great food, music, and fire dancing?  No one we know.  Join the STL Hoop Club and friends for an evening of all of the above at Let Them Eat Art on July 10th in Maplewood, A Whimsical Tribute to Bastille Day.  The Hoop Club is proud to make this year’s event number 5 for the Club.  We will be giving a fire show at 8:30pm at the Sutton Loop Park.  The whole event is FREE!



You will enjoy live art demonstrations, entertainment and food & drink specials sold streetside by Maplewood’s award-winning restaurants.


A sampling of the STL 250 Cakes courtesy of the STL 250 Cakelovers who will be kicking off the festivities with a Cakewalk parade down Sutton Blvd. at 6:30 PM.

Starting at 6 PM, we welcome Farshid Ethniko on the Sutton Mainstage at 2731 Sutton and, headliner, The Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience will serenade us from 9 PM to 11 PM.

Entertainment includes the St. Louis Hoop Club (US! :) , Dream Seekers Dream Interpretation, Belly Dancing, Impish Grin Face Painting and Tarot Card Reading at Mystic Valley.


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