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WHDSTL7 in the Works

September 2nd, 2015 · News

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

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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 info@stlhoopclub.com 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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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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Classes with Mishi – Hoop Dance and Fitness

February 9th, 2015 · News

Looking for hula-hoop classes in St. Louis?  Look no further.  Michelle Schaeffer (Mishi) teaches two classes weekly for your hooping pleasure and practice advancement.  Mishi is a seasoned hoop instructor based out of St. Louis and has been teaching for over 5 years.   She is a licensed and certified hoop instructor.  Hooping is for woman, men, and children of all shapes and sizes.  Hooping is a fun way to bring fitness into your life while fostering expression and creativity.  Mishi is also available for private lessons.  Questions?  More info?  Contact Mishi at michelle@stlhoopclub.com.   ANYONE CAN HOOP.  Hoops provided and for sale.

ALL LEVELS HOOP DANCE

Gateway Flex Studio (www.gatewayflex.com) Mondays 8:15-9:15pm

ALL LEVELS HOOP FITNESS

Inronworks Fitness (www.ironworksfitness1.com) Tuesdays 1:15-1:45pm

You can follow Mishi on facebook at Facebook/mishimichellestl

City of Night 2014 Photo Credit Allen Crain

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Boondoggle Ball Delights at Old Rock House

February 3rd, 2015 · Upcoming Events

Not your typical Mardi Gras high-society ball… this one has gone to the DOGS! The Old Rock House will be transformed into Bourbon Street, so be prepared to cut loose, frolic about and make merry while raising money for a very worthy local pet charity.

Live entertainment by Kim Massie, ST Louis Hoop Club (US) and The VCR’s!

The highlight of the evening will be the Royal Pageant Pet Promenade featuring local canine royalty sniffing the streets and charming our guests. YOU get the opportunity to choose the 2015 Royal Boondoggle Court!

Tickets:
$30 GA – includes beer, wine & hurricanes
$50 VIP – includes beer, wine, hurricanes & Cajun buffet

For More Details:
https://www.blacktie-missouri.com/calendar/event-detail.cfm?id=19116

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Celebrating NYE with the STL Hoop Club

December 26th, 2014 · News

New Year’s Eve.  The time to gather with friends and loved ones.  The time to reflect on the past year.   The time to prepare for an even better year to come.  The STL Hoop Club will be entertaining at two events for the holiday in St. Louis.  Join us for the highly celebrated and popular First Night St. Louis in Grand Center and for the Believe NYE Celebration in Union Station.  Our first event will be focused on fire.  Our collaboration of talented ladies will be giving choreographed fire performances at 7pm and 8:40pm near the Main Stage area in Grand Center.  In-between you can catch them offering fabulous roaming entertainment throughout the event.  Our second event will feature LED performance and interactive kids hoop play for this monumental party with visual light show and so much more produced by Raven Fox at the Polar Express New Year’s Eve Party in Union Station.  We wish you the most fabulous new year!

FIRST NIGHT ST LOUIS (Hoop happenings from 7-9pm)

BELIEVE – POLAR EXPRESS NYE  (Hoop happenings from 9:45ish to Midnight)

 

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