Flow Camp Fun

Flow Camp Fun

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!

Palm Candles at Hoopie Garden

Palm Candles at Hoopie Garden

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)

I.M.A. Charity Hoopmaking

I.M.A Charity Hoopmaking

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.

How to View & Vote in the Japan Hoopdance Championship

JHC-english-instructionsThe 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.


Hoops at the Peace Boat Office.

Hoops at the Peace Boat Office.

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.