Friday, February 24, 2012

Hoop Community Update

Throughout the last year, I go through emotional ups and downs thinking that creating a hoopdance community is ridiculous and impossible. Sometimes it seems daunting. Paige has been hooping it up in Lexington for years and hasn't eeked out more than a few people a week.  People are apathetic and don't want to do anything.  Then, I get one hoop sale or something nice happens.  Nothing happens for a while and then, the cycle repeats.    I love hooping and more than anything I want to give this gift to my area.  Plus deep down, I want to find my local hooping best friend and we'll be the dynamic duo of hoops and life will be grand!

I've started to teach a once a month hoopdance class at my place of work and I keep hoops downstairs. Yes, it's for free but I'm getting feedback and practice with teaching.  Hopefully, when I am able to get classes I can show them, "See, I'm awesome.  These sheets say so!"  In the last week, it's blown up! People will sneak downstairs on my lunch breaks to get me to teach them how to hula hoop!  I have two hoop orders and maybe more soon!

I've been passive-aggressively suggesting to the Jessamine Journal for a few weeks to do a piece on me and then, I submitted a piece to them about hooping for health.  A week later, I received a Facebook inbox.  It was from a writer that wanted to do a piece on me about hooping.  I met him yesterday and I rambled about hooping for an hour. And then I hooped.  I hope he got good material because I feel like I talked nonsense the entire time.  I tried to do dynamic hoop moves that I hope look well in pictures. Or no concentration hoop face.  He said it will be online on Wednesday and print on Thursday!  I'm so excited and nervous.  And excited!

I'm also going to be vending at the Central Kentucky Health, Beauty and Fitness Fair.  This summer I will be holding a hooping workshop at the Jessamine County Library. Someone has offered to trade poi lessons for hoops.  That's cool cause I don't get paid as is and I still fail at poi.  I've contacted various YMCA children's programs to see if I could come out for hooping.  Jessamine answered me.  Fayette (which is what I used to work for!) has not.   I started a facebook page for my hooping business called Undefined Hoopdance and I'm making a website for it.  What should be on this website?

Maybe this is all coming together.  Or it will all unravel like I fear it all will.  Especially regarding my events for the Hoopnotica training and Hooping Life.  So.so.so.scared.  This weekend I'm going to spam/email all dance/yoga/fitness/etc studios about this event all over the state.

I am still fundraising money for The Hooping Life Event.  As far as I know, there are still many spots left in the Hoopnotica training.  Tempted? You should be!  You could meet me!

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