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Celebrating 9 Years of Hooping in St. Louis

January 2nd, 2017 · News

The New Year has come and with it the St. Louis Hoop Club celebrates 9 years as a club, organization, and business.  The hoop culture continues to shape itself around its participants and grow becoming more and more popular and mainstream.  Throughout the years the Club has been fortunate to participate in roughly 700 events if we had to guess.  We kept a loose count here… We have partnered with many local and international organizations to bring hoops performers and instructors in to teach and dance.  It has been a whirlwind- its hard to believe so much time has passed.

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Looking forward 2017 we have much to be excited about- much to plan- and lots of hoops to hoop.  The offering of weekly hoop classes will continue at Gateway Flex Studio (located on South Grand) and performance will continue to be offered in partnership with Circus Kaput.  We are excited to be planning and offering more Sunday Spin Jams which are located on Cherokee Street for the year in addition to planning the biggest World Hoop Day celebration we will be able to come up with to celebrate a decade of hooping in St. Louis.

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We thank you for all of your support and look forward to 2017!

Hoop Love~

Michelle Schaeffer

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STL Hoop Club Joins Forces With Circus Kaput

March 27th, 2015 · News

Local Entertainer of STL Hoop Club Joins Forces with Circus Kaput

Last month big decisions were made in regard to the way STL Hoop Club handles performance opportunities.  Circus based entertainment agency Circus Kaput and Owner-Artistic Director Michelle Schaeffer have joined forces with the industry leader and will now be one of a handful of top entertainers the organization has to offer to event clients.

Schaeffer will continue to offer teaching and workshops to her clients as the STL Hoop Club. All performing opportunities will now go through Circus Kaput.  In return for signing, she was given a package that includes professional development in areas that she currently doesn’t offer.  Part of that development has been collaboration with Circus Kaput owner Josh Routh on her new library show, Hooping Harmony.  Company owners will also be developing Schaeffer’s amazing live presence into a performing character called Magnificent Mishi, who will become one of the circus’s Featured Acts.

Part of the attraction for both parties in this venture has been the desire to take hula hoop performances to a new level.  Schaeffer and Circus Kaput management will be collaborating to develop an exciting new hula hoop act concept which will combine a vintage 1950s feel with cutting edge hula hoop circus tricks.  The troupe will be called “Hooperama”.  Circus Kaput will bring in a West Coast based circus performer to give the group some ideas in the Spring.

About Circus Kaput

For over 20 years, Circus Kaput has been providing quality entertainment throughout Missouri, Illinois and beyond. We provide performers for all kinds of special occasions including fairs, festivals, college shows, corporate events, company/church picnics, birthdays, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and much more. With a personal touch, we work hard to make sure that your event is a huge success. Their performers have entertained all over the world in venues as diverse as theatrical productions, films, circuses, backyards, college quads, concerts, even street performing in Europe and Asia.

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January Hoop Highlights – STL Hoop Club

January 7th, 2015 · News

As professional spinners we are grateful to be hired all year round for special events in and around St. Louis.  We are starting off 2015 with a bang!

EVERY MONDAY- All Levels Hoop Dance class is offered at Gateway Flex Studio.  Join Michelle Schaeffer as she leads you through the wonderment and magic of all areas hoop with a side of yoga and fitness.  Class is drop-in based , all levels friendly, and by donation.

JANUARY 17- We will be featured at the annual Loop Ice Carnival happening in the Delmar Loop.  Five years ago this event was a turning point for us as growing performers and hula-hoop enthusiasts.  This year we will be giving two 20 minute fire shows (1pm, 2:40pm) in the drive of the MoonRise Hotel in addition to an hour of roaming fire enchantment.

Then head on over to the “Big Top” aka West County YMCA for a jam packed circus extravaganza with Hoop Club friends Circus Kaput.  Michelle Schaeffer of the Hoop Club will be giving a special hoop duet performance at the final show of the evening starting at 7pm.  Get your tickets NOW for this fun for all ages event.

JANUARY 18- NIGHT JAM returns to the Koken Art Factory.  Jam is all ages friendly.  6-9pm.  Hoops to share.  All are encouraged to join! (2500 Ohio Avenue, St. Louis MO 63104)

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