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Now that spring is more than officially here… I think we skipped straight to summer lol, I’ve been enjoying hooping after work with friends…

NYC Dance Parade

I took part in the NYC Dance Parade May 22, 2010 with the group Fitnotic. It was a LOT of fun, and definitely a work out. I find that 3 hours in the park doesn’t wear me out as much as the 1.5 hours marching did. We couldn’t stop or you’d hold up the parade, but here was the occasional stop when traffic had to be let through. Below are some fun pics :-) Our theme was Blues and Purples, so I went a bit fantasy with my look :-D

Purple Costume

Make Up

Groovin' down Broadway

Yesterday (May 1) I set up ‘shop’ in McCarren Park along with my friend Jenn for the first time at the Artists and Fleas market. This was something new for us that we wanted to try, and it was pretty successful. We each sold three hoops as well as oodles of fun and hip hair things.

I’m not sure if we’ll be back yet, we have a few other markets to check out and see if we’d be better there. It was a fun time and the people running it are super nice.

Here’s a few pictures from the market…
Jenn and I setting up the booth.

Jenn and I with our booth, ready to the start the day :-)

Hooping like a Hipster

Hoops!

Hoopin’ it up in NYC

April 20th I got a chance to hang out with some awesome hoopers in the Sheep Meadow in Central Park. Below are some pictures…
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=414754&id=530425014

Hoopers in NYC

Doing my thing :-)

Hoop Angel

Pretty Ribbon Hoops

Now available are pretty ribbon hoops. I use high quality ribbons accented with cloth tape to make you a unique hoop that no one else has. Pick a ribbon, pick a tape accent color, it’s that easy!

Ribbon hoops are $35 + S&H out of the NYC area. Within NYC I offer pick ups/drop offs for free.
Ribbon Choices for Hoops, Click to See

New Hoops!

I’ve been experimenting with different ways to tape hoops.  I discovered last year that ribbons with various prints/textures/finishes make great hoop material.  They are unfortunately more expensive than gaff or vinyl but give the hoops a unique look.  I’ve been wanting to try a hoop with velvet ribbon for a while and I finally went for it.

I couldn’t use any old velvet ribbon, I had to use one with a unique look, so I went with a metallic looking silver velvet.  The velvet pile on the ribbon is made from lurex threads which have a beautiful silvery look.  The advantage of the velvet is that it makes learning tricks easier.  It grips way better than regular gaffer tape!  It does add a bit more weight to the hoop, but I find it’s not that noticeable.

Velvet Ribbon Hoop
Available in either Silver or Gold velvet Ribbon with choice of one color of gaffer tape. for $35 plus S&H.

I also found this really cool grosgrain ribbon with holographic tape on it already. It looks pretty cool!

Holographic Ribbon Hoop
Available only in black/silver ribbon with your choice of gaffer color for $35.

So, it snowed again in the NYC area causing white outs and over 12″ on the ground.  For some folks that may not seem like a lot, but NYC takes it seriously as it can shut down a lot of things.

I took advantage of the weather and took my hoop outside for some fun snow shots…

Snow Hooping
Even in the cold weather, you can’t keep me from hooping!

Tired of being stuck indoors while your hoop(s) collect dust this winter?   Maybe you are like me and just want more space to try new things?  Well, I have an answer for you…

Join me on Thursdays at the East 54th Street NYC Rec Center from 6:30pm-9pm in the gymnasium!

It’s $37.50 for a 6 month membership which is good at
ANY NYC rec center and good for the entire center (pool included!).

If you do come, be sure to have a combination lock as well! They won’t let you in without one! Bring your hoop, bring your workout clothes, and let’s have some fun!

**This isn’t a class, just a hoop jam**

On Thursdays the east 54th center has “Ladies’ Night” in the gym where it is open for us to use as we like and not have ‘dudes’ gawking at us.

http://www.nycgovpark…

Recreation Center 54
348 East 54th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 754-5411 (212) 754-4277

Cross Streets: 1st & 2nd avenues
Directions:
Bus: M15 to East 54th Street and 2nd Avenue.

Subway:
#6 train to 51st Street station or E and V trains to 53rd Street
station. #4 or #5 train northbound to 42nd Grand Central; transfer to
the #6 to 51st Street. #4 or #5 train southbound to 59th Street;
transfer to the #6 to 51st Street.

This is going to be my main page for all things hoop related with me!  Keep an eye out for new hoop designs, events, and sales!

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