STL Hoop Club

Hoop Dance Education and Community ~ Performance by the Cosmic Collaborative

Entries in the 'World Hoop Day St. Louis' Category

World Hoop Day St. Louis 2014 Release

September 5th, 2014 · News



workshops tickets are NOW ON SALE 

Tickets can be purchased at this time by sending payment by mail, credit or SQUARE. Please visit the ABOUT PAGE to check out and complete the online registration form.   If you have any questions, let us know!  Email

We have pulled together a STELLAR line-up of teachers and classes. All of us are volunteering our time because we love what we do and want you to experience it. All funds raised will be used to make the events surrounding WHD happen. We thank you for your support.

This year’s offerings for education… Each workshop will have the potential to fit up to 35-40 students. One worksop will be held per floor at 2720 Cherokee.

We have worked to make the tickets and other events as accessible as possible. We are not hosting a kids workshop this year. However kids are welcome to attend the event free if they are 13 and under. All the workshops can be attended by children with an adult or guardian present that has purchased a ticket. We ask that 2 max children to each adult present. There will be a spot to list your child(ren) attending on the registration form.

Tickets:  One Day $25, Two Day $40 (Ages 14 and Up)

All Levels Friendly Yoga
Hoop Dance 101
Intro to Mini Hoop/Poi
Intro to Contact Staff
Multi-Prop Movement
Introducing Creative Movement into HoopDance

All Levels Friendly Yoga
Hoop Dance 101
Intro to Ball Juggling
Fusion Belly Dance 101
Geometric Body Movement
Hoop Yogini – Spinal Awakening
Hooping with Multiples

Love ~ Your Coordinator and Artistic Director Michelle Schaeffer


World Hoop Day STL Auditions OPEN

August 29th, 2014 · News


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, vendors, visiting flow artists, and giveaways, returning to this years event is a performance flowcase showcase. The artist flowcase is volunteer and will take place both nights of the event October 4th and 5th around dark. Exact locations TBA.

About the Process…

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 AND
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 28th and must be in an iTunes readable format.


5th Annual World Hoop Day STL

September 1st, 2013 · News

5th Annual World Hoop Day St. Louis 2013
Located at 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee Street
St. Louis MO, 63118
October 5th, 2013

To Benefit the St. Louis Public Schools
Bring a new or gently used hoop to donate. Help us change the lives of children with movement. This will be the 5th year of giving a 100 hoop donation to a local public school. This year’s local school is Shenandoah Middle School located on Shenandoah in South City, St. Louis. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION.  Question? email us at Parking is street and metered or parking lot and metered by Cosa Loma. There is limited parking behind the venue. Please do not park in front of dumpsters.

1-4:30pm (doors will open at 12:30pm) Workshops and Activity
Ticket: $22


Register here  for your workshop choices.

ENJOY Workshops, a Performance Showcase, Vendors, World Hoop Day Jam, Hoop Building, and Music *There will be hoops to borrow and hoops for sale for those that do not have one (or want to try something new) attending the workshops and the jam.

AFTER THE JAM: Join us at the Official Hoop After Party

The Great Totem Festival


Event Schedule: DOORS at 12:30pm
-Opening Yoga for all ages
(bring own mat or towel if desired, none will be provided, not required)

-Advanced Doubles: Transitioning & Movement Theory with T-Rav Thorne
-Kids Play and Movement: with Erica Burroughs
-Fire Safety: with Venus in Flames *Intermediate & Advanced Students*

-Lyrical Lyra: with Krista Elena
-Intermediate to Advance Knee Hooping: with Keller
-Chest & Shoulder Hooping: with Erica Burroughs
-Hoop building and decorating

-Rock the Hoop – Hoop Dance 101: with Mishi
-Minis & Multi-Hoop: Workshop with Brandy Misuraca
-Bursting the Bubble Partner Hooping: with Ivory and Brit Says
-Hoop building and decorating

Performance showcase followed by Glow Jam with Live DJ Monsieur Gaston
Bring your led or glow toys, we will supply the black lights, wear white!



World Hoop Day Wrap Up 2012

January 6th, 2013 · News

World Hoop Day St. Louis brought people together.  Not only locally, but regionally.  12-12-12 offered spinners an open jam with live music by Monsior Gaston, hoop building, and performances.  A good time was had by all.


More details about the event re-caps, links, and more to come!


WHD STL Details for Tomorrow

December 14th, 2012 · News

Round two of World Hoop Day St. Louis 2012 is tomorrow!  We are happy to say that almost every one of our seven workshops has been filled.  Workshop registration is now closed.  We will have a few open spots available for people to drop-in on while spots last.  Inquire about these spaces when you arrive at the event.  Please note that the meters are to be paid on Saturday’s until 5:30pm.  If you do get a ticket the fee will be $10.  Guests are invited to still come to the event during the workshop time period, hang out, hoop, enjoy the vendors, artists and open spaces in the lower level to hoop and build hoops.

Tomorrows Features:

DOORS: 1:30pm / Workshops 2-5pm /Performance Showcase 5:30pm / Spin Jam with Crate to Crate Sound System         The Driftaways  8pm (band) / Aaron Kamm and the One Drops 10pm (band) / Enjoy our photo booth- Memories by Mary set- up around 5pm / Light snacks available for purchase periodically until 10pm- a food truck will be on-site 10-1am

Raffle  prizes:  3 hoops from Hippie Hoops, jewelry by Pricilla and a STL Hoop Club gift Card
Winners will be called directly following the showcase, must be present to win
Bring a hoop to donate- get a drink on us.  Donate a new or gently used hoop and receive a free ticket for a draft beer or soda/water.  Your donation will go directly to Lexington Elementary as part of our 2012 WHD Donation.
Questions about the event- Call 314-503-0460 or email