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Discover the Hoop at Wakarusa 2014

June 2nd, 2014 · News


Music, camping, friends, and hula-hooping.  What else does one need for the perfect weekend?  Join the STL Hoop Club and friends for four unique workshops at the Wakarusa Music Festival happening June 5-8.   We will flow, create flair, we will live in the moment of our hoop. Each daily workshop will offer a new chance for discovery within your play while incorporate yoga, the single hoop, and multiples, all while challenge the body and mind. Hoops will be available to borrow and to purchase at the workshops. The hoop crew consists of a cast of top notch teachers and performers from across the country. Instructors for this year’s event are Michelle Schaeffer from St. Louis, Surka Noelle from Portland Oregon, Krista Elena from St. Louis, and Ms MichelleBell from Chicago Illinois. Join us daily Thursday through Sunday at the location and time listed in the Events Schedule.


Wakarusa Music Festival 2013

May 5th, 2013 · News

Hoop and Flow Workshops
Wakarusa 2013



Wanna learn to hoop? Know how and wanna learn more? Wanna learn something completely different? Join the STL Hoop Club and friends as they lead 4 unique and different flow focused days of workshops at the Wakarusa Music Festival each morning from10:45 to noon Thursday through Sunday located at the Satellite Stage. The morning will start with a fun warm-up followed by options for hoopers and the curious to attend multiple levels of classes with different focuses on flow, movement, and releasing your inner god or goddess. Hoops will be available to share. Workshops offered will be Falling for the Single Hoop (an introduction offered daily for the new aspiring hooper), Single Hoop Bliss for the more advanced hooper, Double Hoop Bliss, Minis Flare, Single Staff, Contact Staff, Hoop Fusion (bring any props you love, suggestions, poi, staff, umbrella, ect)- and Conceptual Partner Hooping (you do not need a parter, we will pair you up). Anyone can hoop!

Who is the STL Hoop Club?

We are a dedicated group of collaborators, lovers of spinning, and teachers of the spinning arts. We foster a unique and growing community of hoopers and dancers in the St. Louis Metro area and travel. Offered are classes taught by knowledgable, trained instructors as well as unique and totally awesome traveling workshops taught national and international guests. Our group of teachers and performers participate in over 100 events annually. We believe that hooping changes lives, and we hope to inspire you at Wakarusa 2013!

Falling for the Single Hoop (For the new aspiring hooper to intermediate hooper)
Single Hoop Bliss for the more advanced hooper (for the more advanced hooper)
Introduction to Staff (will be available to borrow)
Double Hoop Bliss (doubles and minis will also be available to borrow)

Falling for the Single Hoop
Single Hoop Bliss
Conceptual Partner Hooping (you do not need a partner, we will pair you up!)
Contact Staff

Falling for the Single Hoop
Single Hoop Bliss
Minis Flare
Introduction to Poi

Hoop Fusion (bring any props you love. Suggestions: poi, staff, hoop, umbrella, ect, we will be offering a grab bag of moves for all skill levels in this group class on the final day of the event)

Visit to see the full line-up and schedule of activities.  Wakarusa Music Festival May 30th – June 2nd.


WAKA Wrap-Up

June 5th, 2012 · News

This past weekend was a dream!  MishiMichelle- leader of the STL Hoop Club taught 4 hoop dance workshops at the Wakarusa Music Festival this past weekend with Luna Breeze Performance.  It was a weekend full of hooping for many at the event.  This weekend the STL Hoop Club is offering a free kids workshop at our studio from 11-12pm and then an all ages workshop at the Pagan Picnic at Tower Grove park from 1:30-2:30pm.

(pictured above- left Ziggy – Hoop Dancer, MishiMichelle, Surka Noelle and Luna Breeze, below- Waka Hoop Workshop Day 1, 2012)



Collaboration with Luna Breeze Performance

June 14th, 2011 · News

Michelle Schaeffer, Jenn Rauscher, and Surka Noelle from the Cosmic Collaborative Performance Ensemble and Ziggy the Hoop Dancer joined Luna Breeze from Luna Breeze Performance Art based out of Kansas City MO to teach and perform hoop dance at the Wakarusa Music and Art Festival held June 2-5 at Mulberry Mountain Arkansas.

Luna Breeze leading the warm-up

Pictured Michelle Schaeffer and Luna Breeze teaching hoop dance at Wakarusa