Join the STL Hoop Club and friends for a park jam like NO OTHER! To celebrate the hoop this year we will be gathering in Benton Park located in St. Louis and jamming from 4-7pm. In conjunction with the Jam enjoy the Taste of Benton Park featuring Jakes Leg, a VW bus show, and much much more- the event officially starts at 1pm! Upon arrival look for the STL Hoop Club toward the back of the main stage field. Blankets, coolers, snacks, hoops and other toys that are fun are encouraged.
This is a free and all ages event
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
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.
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 email@example.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.
The St. Louis Hoop Club has the edge on hula-hooping in St. Louis. We have a staff of experienced and certified teachers, offer regular classes, specialty visiting instructor classes, in addition to offering professional performance (by Cosmic Collaborative) for all occasions. We work with many local nonprofit organizations in addition to many performance and talent focused businesses and organizations as well. We are inspired and driven by movement. Many of our students have a life changing experience with the circle in addition to seeing positive physical changes in body and mind. Summer into Fall is packed with opportunity to step in the hoop with us. Be inspired by your healthy activity.
LOUFEST / Sept 6th, 7th at Forest Park Playshops 2:30pm and 4:30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE AND GLOW JAM from 4:30-6pm FREE and all ages
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE $22 (KIDS 12 and UNDER are FREE with ADULT TICKET PURCHASE
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
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!