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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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Holiday Hoop Jam Potluck

October 16th, 2016 · News

Hey hoopers! Let us gather and break bread at 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center on November 20th from 1-3pm.  All are welcome and hoops will be around to share.  Free!

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Visit our facebook event page here

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All Levels Hoop Dance moves to Wednesday!

September 13th, 2016 · News

Learn how to hoop, condition movement, explore, and play in this 45 minute cardio-dance-movement class – hoop dance that is.  Traditionally held on Monday’s for years, we are shaking things up to be more accommodating to students of all ages.  Class will still be held at the stunning South Grand Studio  Gateway Flex located at Hartford and Grand.  You can read more about the studio and other dance programs at this link: http://www.gatewayflex.com 

Questions?  Need a hoop?  Email michelle@stlhoopclub.com

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Ring Around the Roses happening June 12

April 16th, 2016 · News

Spring is springing and hoops are spinning as we gear up for our first EVER student showcase Ring Around the Roses.  The showcase will feature current and past students of Michelle Schaeffer.  Michelle aka Mishi has been teaching hoop dance and other variations of hoop ongoing for seven years.  She has been teaching at the Gateway Flex dance studio for the last two and a half years and teaches on Monday nights at 8:30pm.

The Ring Around the Roses showcase will take place at 2720 Cherokee on Sunday June 12, 2016 from 1-3pm.  Tickets for the event are only $5 and kids 16 and under are free.  The Showcase will start at 1:15pm.  A cash bar will be available.  6 students will be featured and will be giving a performance to a song of their choice.  Visit our facebook event page for more details.  A special skill share hoop workshop and jam will follow the showcase!  Hoops to share.

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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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