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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 😀

Purple Costume

Make Up

Groovin' down Broadway

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.