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NIGHT JAM at Koken Art Factory

May 9th, 2013 · News

STL Hoop Club Present: NIGHT JAM

Come spin with us at this family friendly open spinning session from 7-10pm located at the Koken Art Factory.  Enjoy the sounds of DJ Shawn Gaston.  There will be a cash bar and off street parking.  The KAF is located at 2500 Ohio Avenue in St. Louis City.





Night Jams at Koken Art Factory

February 5th, 2013 · News

The St. Louis Hoop Club is switching up our format and now offering a monthly meet-up for spinners in St. Louis typically on the second Friday night of each month.  Enjoy music played live by local bands and Dj’s hand-picked for your spinning pleasure.  These events are all ages.  Kids 12 and under are free.  There is a cash bar, and lots of hoops to share.  There will also be the occasional live performances.  The Koken Art Factory is located at 2500 Ohio Avenue in St. Louis.  Off street parking is available.

March 8th, 2013  / 7-10pm

April 12, 2013 / 7-10pm

May 10th, 2013 / 7-10pm

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New Hoop Class To Be Offered

June 10th, 2010 · News

Beginning Hooping 1 will be taught by Michelle Schaeffer starting on July 14, 2010.  Michelle has been hooping for almost two years and can regulary be seen performing around St. Louis and the Metro area with the STL Hoop Club performance team.

The four week session will teach the basics of hooping on the body and off the body.  Hoop flow will be taught as well as some tricks.  Individual attention will be given to those with questions.  Class will meet every Wednesday starting July 14 and conclude  August 4, 2010.  Hoops will be provided if you need one.  Meet time is 7 pm at the STL Hoop Studio located at the Koken Art Factory in the Gallery.  (2500 Ohio Avenue)

Cost for the classes will be $40 for the four week session.  Email Michelle at to reserve your spot.  It is suggested to take the classes consecutively but drop-ins are welcome. 

If you are intersted in booking the STL Hoop Club performances, workshops, special events, ect please also contact Michelle-

OPEN HOOP JAM is offered most Sundays at the Koken from 7-10 pm (please see site or facebook for updates) and offers hoopers the opprotunity to hoop with others, meet new people, and learn in a relaxed environment. 

Live music is occasionally offered by many great local talents.  We have in the works a juggling and belly dancing workshop.

A $5 donation is suggested but not required.  Off street parking is available.


PAJAMA JAM at Koken Art Factory

June 10th, 2010 · News

A Summer Solstice Celebration

 June 19 / Koken Art Factory / 3 Stages of Entertainment / 12 Hours of Music

Doors Open:  6 pm June 19

This is a 21 and up event-please go to for a list of entertainment

$30 presale  $45 day of show

The STL Hoop Club will be at this event hooping it up throught the night and during the Jakes Leg Performance.  A workshop will be held at 9 pm in The Lot camp section.

Tickets for the event may be purchased online at groovetickets.comor at the Koken Art Factory.  Doors open at 6 pm, departure by 10 am.  Music will play from 7 pm to 7 am.  Early bird all access tickets will be sold until May 8th for $30 – $40 regular pre-sale and $45 day of show.  All purchased tickets will include your choice of two complimentary drinks- draft beer-rail-soda- or water.

*Separate tickets will be sold the day of show for just Stage 3- which is located on the lower level of the Koken Art Factory.  These special tickets are available to those 18 and up- doors for the lower level are 10 pm.  Music will be played from 11-7 am on this stage.  Cost for admission will be $10 and no access upstairs will be granted.  If you are over 21 and have purchased an all access ticket you will be free to go to any stage at any time.

This unique urban camping experience will offer 8 bands and 8 DJ’s on 3 stages for 12 hours of entertainment.  Bring your music instruments, open jamming is encouraged!  Food and specialty vendors- Live Art- Workshops-Drum Circles- and more will be offered at PAJAMA JAM 2010!  Sunday morning will include a yoga session before departure. 

Dont forget to bring your pajamas!


Newly formed Troop Revolution to perform Schwagstock 41

July 24th, 2009 · News


The STL Hoop Club would like to announce the formation of Troop Revolution.  This hoop dance troop is comprised of various members of The STL Hoop Club.  The focus for these hoopers is public performance.  Troop Revolution will make its debut at Schwagstock 41, a yearly summer music festival.  Please join us for this exciting event.