Thank you to everyone who joined me for workshops at Flow Camp over the weekend. Hello Hoop Dance, Ideas for Group Choreo, Hajimete Hoop, and the WHD Dance workshop were well attended. I had a great time teaching and sharing all weekend.
Nine participants in the WHD Dance workshop performed the dance for an audience of about 100 people during the open stage on Sunday night. Four of those dancers had just started hooping that morning, so congratulations on your hoop dance debut!
Members of Tink’s palm candle workshop did a short fire performance at Hoopie Garden in Hakuba last weekend. Beautiful work with your new toys! (photo by Sareh)
On July 7, 9 people came to make hoops as part of the Intrepid Model Adventures charity event. Kids and adults displayed incredible creativity – a clock hoop, a perfectly taped flower-y hoop, and some terrific collages using lots of color and shine. After decorating time, we had a lesson and jam outside in the street. Thank you to everyone who participated; we raised 18,000 yen for the Takidashi Project and one hoop will go up to Fukushima with their next visit.
The Japan Hoopdance Championship showcases Japan-based hoopers in three categories: soloists, groups, and kids. Voting is open to the public – from anywhere in the world – through June 17. Please join in with your vote.
April 27 – May 6
Niijima, Tokyo, Japan
Free spin and flow camp
Learn, Share, Smile!
It’s 12-12-12 and that means we are celebrating an international day of hoop love. Wherever you are today, we hope you will have a chance to spin and dance.
Pania, Tink, & Laura crafted 18 hoops at the Hoop Making Party last night. The next voyage of the Peace Boat will carry these, plus 42 additional hoops and materials to make even more as an on-board activity. These hoops are sponsored by our World Hoop Day donations; thank you all for contributing in 2011.