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Foto~Circular #12- Tire Swing Hooping <3

Hoop Jam/Classes Resume 9.2.14!

I’m excited to get whirling once again with our returning spinners and new ones alike come next Tuesday the 2nd of September. Joe’s hoop jams and classes have been happening for over 8 years making it the longest consecutively running weekly hooping events in the DC area. We’ve been building such positive momentum over the [...]

Dream Duo for Chill Hoop Music

If you local in the DMV haven’t yet been blessed with the chance to witness BOOMscat gracing a stage near you, it’s high time you seek them out. I was fortunate to be booked with my hoola hoops at a gig they played earlier this year~ and immediately fell madly in love with their art [...]

Joe’s Tuesday Night Jam & Lesson

Each Tuesday (unless it’s a holiday or the last week in August) Joe’s Movement Emporium hosts an evening Spin Jam and hoop instruction. From 6:45-7:30 Hooping Powers teaches beginners & intermediate hoopers new techniques and movements in the hoop, and then from 7:30 to 8:15pm, we dim the lights and move into a free-style practice [...]


I have to say i feel delighted about my niece’s latest work of art… little did she know yesterday when she made this clever & clowny masterpiece that it was the eve of World Hoop Day, and that 2013 is also the year of the SNAKE! [which is, coincidentally slash magically, my own Chinese zodiac [...]

October 30 in 30 Hooping Commitment: I DO!

Welp. I just started a 40 day yoga commitment yesterday, so why not add a 30 in 30 hooping challenge starting today?! Times are tough and i know firsthand how movement, stretching, and hooping seriously HEAL- so l am carving out the time & space to spin and stretch, every day. Thanks, Philo and hooping.org [...]

SPIN JAM Saturday 9.28.13 in Hyattsville, 2pm!

Come out to the shops at Queens Chillum (3108 Queens Chapel Road in Mount Rainier, MD) tomorrow afternoon for the last of our Creative Saturdays where you can make art, community build, and hoola hoop all at once! We’ll be both inside the Jewel Box gallery itself and holding it down in the parking lot, [...]

Lumen8 Finale! 8.10.13

Anacostia in SE, DC has been hosting a summer packed full of creative arts events, and it is all culminating & wrapping up tomorrow night at the Lumen8 Anacostia Finale! Strange Powers and friends will be aglow to flow for you around 8:30 to 9pm, and then again wandering and whirling around close to 10. [...]


JOIN US for a whirling good time at noon in Mount Rainier- at the Farmer’s Market on Eastern and Rhode Island Avenues~ the flyer above says it all! Hope to see you and hug you and hoop with you there. And this just announced: Hooping Powers will be continuing on to neighboring Brentwood [...]

HoopMakin’ Love

One of the most fun ways I can think of to celebrate birthdays of young ones in my life is to gift them or better yet: make WITH THEM their very own ring of glitter. Hoop-making tutorials abound on the interwebs, including this one featuring footage of yours truly- so if you’re feeling in a [...]

Foto~Circular #11- HoopLove To You, Always

The hoola hoop is hands down the most unconditionally-loving-low-maintenance-high-pleasure-forever-partner dreamable. Who else can you choose to or refuse to dance with at any hour of any day and it will always be okay? What else looks as beautiful silently dangling from a hook on your wall as it does swinging boldly around your heavenly hips? [...]

Revolutionary Blessings To All

There is so much to celebrate today, and so much more work ahead PLUS PLAY. Make sure to take time to replenish in your self-loving hoop practice as we strive to keep making positive changes, both within society and towards this precious planet. Thank you to all who work for civil rights, children’s rights, [...]

My Brain On Hoops

Hooping somehow simultaneously quiets my mind AND makes it flow forth with ideas. An intellectually stimulating, meditatively relaxing godsend. Here is a snapshot of my brain on hoops from a lesson plan of long ago- there’s always so much more to explore in the world of hooping. What are you currently working on these days? [...]

Jammin’ on the One~

We have thankfully resumed our weekly jams at Joe’s Movement Emporium on Tuesday evenings, from 6:45-8:15pm. This is a wonderful chance to develop your hoop skills, have tons of fun, meet other local hoopers, and most likely learn a new thing or few. While it’s not a formal class, the jam facilitator, Powers, will be [...]

*No Workshop This Saturday!*

Dear ones,
Due to end of summer trips and such, we are postponing the ‘Putting the Dance in HoopDance’ workshop ’til a later date when more folks can make it. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and encourage folks to send a direct message if you’re definitely interested in this class, so as [...]

August Hoop Workshops: Beginner Basics & Intermediate Dance Skills

We’re extremely excited to announce not one but two long-awaited spinning workshops coming up this August.
Saturday August 4th will be HOOPING 101: Exploring the Basics. This is an intro-level 2 hour workshop from 3-5pm at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD. Cost, curriculum details, and a link to purchase are located on our [...]

Hello100! A Hundred HoOpDancers spin up a New York Isle!

This Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10, at 2pm and 4pm, Hello100!, a vision of the bold & beautiful Bex Burton will be danced by dozens of hoopers from all over the land on Governors Island, NYC. Strange Powers will be making it up from MD to join in this epic event- part of [...]

Foto~Circular #10- Even Babies HOoP!

Here’s a magnificent little being who’s already found the ring of love. It’s easy for people of ALL ages to fall for the hoop, since it is simply a pretty-shaped object even if all you’re doing is picking it up, staring at it (a.k.a. being ‘hoopnitized’), or donning it on your wall as decoration. [...]

Hoop Jam tonight! And Sari Mah~

VIDEO: Sari Mah’s Hoop Progress* Time and time again, getting into my hoop to dance for an hour or two (or even two minutes) TRULY DOES TRANSFORM my stress into glee, and fuels love into my body… want to join me? ( : Once again, for another Tuesday night installment, we will gather at Joe’s [...]

Dance In The Circle- POSTPONED! ! !

There is a super rad movement event in the gay-means-happy heart of Washington, DC originally scheduled for Saturday the 21st of April, THAT HAS NOW BEEN RAIN-DATED TO TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, MAY 13!!! While it’s not a hooping-specific event- it does take place in Dupont CIRCLE, it is all about unity and community, plus [...]

Foto~Circular #9- Spin Into Spring!

Spring of ‘12 & MXPlay is BACK!

My first day of the new season of hardly comprehensible amounts of play happened this past week at Malcolm X Park, a.k.a. Meridian Hill Park, in NW Washington DC. More deets: Most Sundays, post 3pm, til dark. Live by about 5pm. Dozens of drummers (so nearly six hours of beats!) dancers, circus heads (hoopers, poi [...]

Head Hooping is So Hot Right Now

Soooo… a natural progression of most folks’ hooping journeys is to start to explore how many different ways you can hoop on your total bod. For me, this exploration has led to my head. It’s easy to skip over tender spots like legs, neck, and yes, your precious brain case when there are so many [...]

Valentine’s Day 2012 @ The Birchmere

Join the world famous Pontani Sisters, the Maine Attraction, Strange Powers, and more special guests for a romantic holiday evening set to sultry jazz favorites with a beauteous burlesque bent. Hooping like you’ve never seen sexy hooping before: set to live jazz music! At the Birchmere Music Hall. Show details: 7:30 pm on 14 February, [...]

Get a Hoop or Two for the Holidays!

Contact the Hooping Powers team from our CONTACT page TODAY to order your hoop for the holidays or in time for the super pop New Year’s Resolution of more exercise (read: PLAY!). Hoops for tots to elders are available in many colors, weights, and designs. Mini hoops start around $12/each for a set of two, [...]