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Putting the DANCE In Your HoopDance Workshop

11/01/2015 :: 1-3pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.hoopingpowers.com/productpage.php?prodID=60

Price: $35

Come join us for a funktastic 2-hour hoopDANCE workshop this November 1st from 1-3pm. **Please plan to arrive a few minutes before the hour to allow time for checking in and starting at 1pm sharp.** We will be focusing on how we can most seamlessly fuse radical, on-beat dance movement (inspired by styles including but not limited to~ classical jazz, hip hop, & house/club) into our spinning flow... utilizing individual moves, to phrases of movements, to complete choreography. Musicality, which is the awareness of music and rhythms in our dance, will be emphasized. This is a multi-level workshop- although at least some basic experience and 'flight time' in the hoop will help you get the most out of the class. Bring your hoop/s if you have your own, otherwise, many sizes will be provided for in-workshop use. ¬°Excited to dance with you there! DATE & LOCALE: Sunday the 1st November, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm @ Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt Rainier, MD 20712


Burlesque-A-Pades Halloween Show

10/31/2015 :: Doors @7, Show @9pm

Rams Head Center Stage at MD Live!

7002 Arundel Mills Circle

Hanover,MD

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/965313-burlesque-pades-halloween-hanover/

Price: $20

Come see Strange Powers hoop it up, Halloween-style... Strange will be joined by a star-studded cast direct from NYC- the Pontani sisters, The Maine Attraction, Mr. Gorgeous, and many more dancing, spooktastic delights!


Hoop Class/Jam

05/26/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $12

This is our last class before we pause for the summer months-! So come out and spin-learn-JAM with us! Multi-level instruction in the first half, and improv-practice-play for the rest, with loaner hoops provided! (and new hoop stock available for purchase, too). See you there! HoopLove~


Hoop Class/Jam

05/19/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $12

Join us for our second-to-last class before we break for the summer months. Hoops provided or bring your own. New hoop stock for purchase as well. Beginners welcome, and intermediates can benefit from instruction in the first half as well- and then we'll morph into a freestyle flow-jam for the remainder of our time together. HoopLove~


Hoop Class/Jam

05/12/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $12

Join us for one of our last few classes n jams before we break for the summer months. Same bat time, same bat channel. And we have NEW HOOP STOCK for sale, too, to get you all prepped for summertime adventures! HoopLove~


Hoop Class/Jam

05/05/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $12

Join us for the last month of classes/jams before we break for the summer! We'll gather around 6:45 for a lesson for nearly an hour- then we'll morph into a spin 'jam' practicing what we've learned and are working on- improv-freestyle-like. :) We have loaner hoops for class, and new hoops for purchase, too. See you soon!


Tuesday Class & Jam

04/28/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $12/10

Join us for another installment of our weekly class & jam combo at Joe's! We have just one month more of classes before we take a pause for the summer months- so do come out and getchur spin on! Build some skills to take you into your outside summer practice and flow sessions! We have hoops to lend and purchase, or bring your own if you like!


Spin Jam/Class at Joe's!

04/14/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $12

Join us for our weekly all-ages hoop class and jam this coming Tuesday at Joe's Movement Emporium! We provide the hoops for in-class use and/or sale, and you provide the hip-shaking body-rocking, and we'll all provide the uncontrollable SMILES for MILES!


Hoop Class/Jam

03/17/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $12

Join us for another weekly installment of our class and jam at Joe's! Hoops provided for in-class use and/or purchase, or bring your own if you have them!


BOOMscat Hoop Jam RE-SCHED!

03/10/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $12

COME OUT for LIVE and LOVELY local music Tuesday the 10th of March by local starlets~ BOOMscat- The Peace and Bodyroll Duo. Same as our usual 1/2 class, 1/2 jam~ starts at 6:45pm and runs until 8:15pm. A rare oportunity to hoop to some amazing tunes, y'all~ hoopLove~


BOOMscat Jam Canceled Tonight!

03/03/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $12

Due to Winter Weather Warning for freezing rain, etc., we are pushing tonight's Hoop Class & Jam back to NEXT TUESDAY MARCH 10th instead. Same time & spintastic tunes to move us~


Hoop Jam with BOOMscat!

03/02/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $12

YOU ALL! Local starlets BOOMscat will be providing LIVE MUSIC for our Tuesday night spin jam! This keys and drum and vocals duo will give your spinning practice new life with their low key super soulful sounds. DON'T MISS THIS RARE EVENT! Only $12 to drop in, and hoops provided, too.


Hoop Class/Jam

02/24/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $12/10

We had to skip last week due to winter weather, so definitely join us this Tuesday for a half class, half jam/freestyle fun 90 mins together! We provide hoops for use, sale, or bring your own!


Hoop Class/Jam

02/10/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10/12

Join us for instruction and improvisation in this half-class-half-jam that takes place most Tuesday evenings. We provide hoops for in-class use and purchase, or bring your own if you like! Come spin it up and meet others in the local hooping community~ ( :


Class/Jam Tonight!

01/20/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $12/10

Join us for a hoop lesson from 6:45 to 7:30ish, followed by a freestyle improv/play/practice session til 8:15pm. We have hoops! Or bring your own. Community that plays together stays together! HoopLove, Powers


New Year Hoop Class/Jam

01/06/2015 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $10/12

Join us for the first Hoop Jam & Class of the NEW YEAR! Hoopy New Year!!! Instruction offered in the first 45 minutes and freestyle flow/practice in the last 45 minutes! Hoops provided or bring your own. Class cards available for $2 off each class (and applicable to yoga classes as well).


Spin Jams on Hold Til 1.6.15!

12/23/2014 ::

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

No Spin Jams on Tuesday the 23rd and Tuesday the 30th! Happy, hoopy holidays and we'll see you again at 6:45-8:15pm on January 6!


Spin Jam Tuesday

12/16/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Come one come all to the Spin Jam Tuesday at Joe's! Lesson in the first half, and super-flow practice throughout. Powers provides trouble-shooting post-instruction period for folks wanting extra guidance, and adjusts the lights about half way through for a super pleasant & party-like ambience.


Youth Performance

12/12/2014 :: TBA- 5pm?

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Come watch the Club Joe's youth perform what they've been learning and working on since September at our semester close PERFORMANCE, which includes two super fun hoopdance pieces-!


Spin Jam Tuesday

12/09/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Join us to warm up in our hoops with both instruction and free-style flow at our weekly Tuesday Spin Jam-! We have hoops for use or bring your own if you like. Instruction in the first half for those who so desire, and improv flow/practice/play the rest of the time!


Spin Jam Tonight!

12/02/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Join us for another installment of the Tuesday night Hoop Jam! Lesson in the first half for folks interested in skill-building, and jammin on the one throughout for folks interested in play, practice, and improv-flow-fun. Hoops provided or bring your own if you like!


Next Jam/Class

11/18/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Join us for another class & jam this coming Tuesday night! Meet other local hoopers, learn some new hoopdance techniques, and throw down for an hour and a half! (feel free to come late or leave early- if your schedule doesn't fit the entire 1.5). We have hoops! Or, feel free to bring your own. Other flow toys welcome as well.


WORLD HOOP DAY 2014!

10/04/2014 :: 1pm into the night!

Overhill Oasis

17101 Overhill Road

Rockville,MD

http://www.worldhoopday.org/

Price: Free

Classes and jams and community-building ALL DAY LONG and into the night on this beautiful land near the Shady Grove Metro stop. Many talented spinners and teachers will be sharing their skills all day long- including yoga and parkour and flow-wand and massage! Hooping Powers will be teaching the official World Hoop Day choreography at 4:45 for a video shoot performance to follow! :) Come out come out COME OUT!


Hoop Class/Jam

09/30/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Class n Jam tonight! 6:45 instruction time and 7:30ish free style time. Troubleshooting and skill-sharing throughout! Hoops provided. Come learn & play & prax!


Youth Classes at Joe's Begin

09/23/2014 :: 4-5:30pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Club Joe's will continue to offer hooping and hoopdance instruction for youth hoopers starting on the 23rd of September and going through to our show date in December. Contact LaTanya at Joe's Movement directly for enrollment information. Joe's phone number is: 301.699.1819.


Hoop Class/Jam

09/23/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Join us for another weekly installment of our super sweet hoop class and jam- 1/2 class, 1/2 jammin on the one! Hoops provided or bring your own. Other flow toys are welcome. Children (supervised, if necessary) are super welcome, too. Beginners to more advanced hoopers each week~ so please do not hesitate to cross the threshold & enter your own personal, joyful revolution! You will fit right in no matter what. ( :


Free Demo Hoop Class

09/06/2014 :: 10:30

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org/joes_open_house_2014

Price: Free

We will be doing a free hoop class at the Joe's Movement Emporium Open House this coming Saturday~ along with a BUNCH of other free classes from several talented instructors going from 10am to 2pm. Check out the link to see all the other offerings during this exciting event- and come out to dip your hips into the joyful revolutionary movement of modern day hoop dance!


Hoopy Birthday Party

09/05/2014 :: 4pm

Private Venue

Bethesda,MD

Hooping Powers will be facilitating another HoOpY BiRtHdAy Hoopy Hour for a local young one turning 6 years old! Contact us to book a Hooping Powers Hoopy Birthday Hour party for you or your loved one, today! :D


Hoop Jams Resume!

09/02/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Join us this fall for the return of the HOOP JAMS/classes that have been taking place for several years now at Joe's Movement Emporium. Beginners are super welcome, as are experienced hoopers looking for a climate-controlled space with very high ceilings (perfect for practicing all your tosses;) ! Class begins at 6:45 and 'jam' time starts around 7:30pm. We provide hoops or bring your own if you like! $10 to drop in.


School Hoopy Hour with Hooping Powers

06/10/2014 :: 9-10am

Community Academy Public Charter School

Washington,DC

Hooping Powers will lead the school in a combo performance and participatory hoop jam~ teaching the requisite skills to keep hoops afloat and hearts happy for years & years to come. :D


Discover Strathmore: Sounds of Brazil!

06/08/2014 :: 1:15-2pm

Strathmore Arts Center

North Bethesda,MD

http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar/view.asp?id=10296

Price: Free

A day full of free music and dance performances, workshops, artistic demonstrations and hands-on art activities celebrating the music of Brazil! The centerpiece of this celebration will be a re-creation of the original Jazz Samba album from start to finish, with new arrangements and added orchestrations for choir, and featuring jazz chanteuse Veronneau and harmonica virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens. This year, the festival takes place across the entire campus, with performances indoors and outside. Hooping Powers will be in the Backyard Theatre at 1:15pm, offering a hoopdance performance and leading audience participation in the joyful, revolutionary rings~ accompanied by lovely, hoop-friendly tunes of Brazil~ Come out!


Better Block Night- Mount Rainier, MD

04/25/2014 :: 6-10pm

Mount Rainier Circle on Rhode Island Ave

Mount Rainier,AL

http://www.mountrainiermd.org/better-block-night-returns-mount-rainier/

Price: Free!

Hooping Powers will be spinning it up and out through the sunset to the body-rolling tunes of DC's own BOOMscat- a musical duo NOT TO BE MISSED, people! More details at the website linked above~ come out!


Jammy Jam!

04/22/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10

Come spin out all the wild energy that is in the air this Tuesday night- it'll make you feel good. :) We've got the hoops and hugs and tunes and instruction and smiles for miles. You bring the body and soul and willingness to give it a whirl. Lesson until 7:30- jamming on the one until 8:15pm.


Spin Jam Tonight!

04/15/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Come celebrate your taxes being done or your extension being filed ;) tonight with community in circles! Lesson in first half for folks in want/need, and super-joy throughout! Hoops provided, or bring your own. <3


Spin Jam & Lesson

03/11/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10

Join us for another weekly spin jam complete with optional instruction for folks wanting to learn specific tricks and techniques. Lesson in first half and improv practice throughout. Hoops & tunes & guidance provided, people! Come twirl with us. :D


Youth Hoop Class

03/06/2014 :: 3-4pm

Private Montessori School

Silver Spring,MD

Strange Powers + kiddos + many O's- having fun through revolutionary movement!


Spin Jam/Class

03/04/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10

Our weekly class & jam- first half instruction provided for folks interested, and throughout we'll be jammin on the one- hoops provided, sweet soundtrack, community-building. Come out!


Tuesday Class & Spin Jam

02/25/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $10

Join us for another weekly installment of our joy-inducing hoop jams! Lesson in the first half for folks who are interested, and improv play and practice throughout for all-! Hoops & tunes and guidance provided. <3


Spin Jam Tuesday

02/11/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Join us tonight for our weekly spin jam! Community continues to build in our sweet rings from week to week, folks! Beginners to seasoned hoopers are all incredibly welcome! For more novice hoopers, instruction is provided during the first half or so of the jam, and skilled troubleshooting is available throughout the 1.5 hours! We have hoops for you to borrow, purchase, or feel free to bring your own. Come out!


Spin Jam Tuesday

02/04/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $8/10

Join the fabulously talented and super sweet JEN for our Spin Jam tonight- she's stepping up to lead and share her hooping wisdom with us this week. Still instruction for folks desiring guidance in the first half of jam, then more improv-freestyle-practice-play for the remaining 45 minutes! Hoops provided for in-class use and sale, or bring your own. ( :


Hoopin' @ BOOMscat

02/01/2014 :: 7-10pm

The Topaz Hotel

NW Washington,DC

http://note2selfclothing.wix.com/peaceandbodyrollduo

Price: $15

I believe this show may already be sold out- but if you arrive early maybe you can somehow shimmee yourself into the hottness that is BOOMscat's musical offerings. This Peace & Body Roll Duo is pretty much everything. And they've got local SuperHooper love in their hearts, inviting cameo appearances by Strange Powers to some of their fabulous shows. Get in on it, friends. (:


NO Spin Jam Tonight

01/21/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Tonight's Spin Jam is >>snowed out<< Sooo... HOOP IN YOUR HOME! if you're scared of breaking things, use light, mini hoops, or you can also practice INVISIBLE HOOLA HOOPING! It's fun, funny, and gets the energy flowing all the same. When invisible hooping, you can use a much larger hoop ;) therefore super-wide-circling. ..give it a whirl! And we'll see you next week. <3 HoopLove


Spin Jam Tuesday

01/14/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $10

Join us for the 2nd Spin Jam of 2014! Last week was super fun with some new & old energy alike, plus a gaggle of precious youngsters that made cameos towards the end. :) I'm expecting another few newcomers this coming week- so put it on your calendar and GET INTO THE REVOLUTION while you're still hyped on RESOLUTIONS! Hoops for in-class use & hot tunes are provided. Instruction available in first half. Hoops for sale, too. Come spin!


First Jam/Class of the NEW YEAR!

01/07/2014 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $8/10

Join us for the first jam of 2014~! This Tuesday evening, we'll resume our hooping again at Joe's Movement Emporium. Hoops and tunes provided, as well as instruction (if desired) until about 7:30, at which point we'll dim the lights and start our freestyle exploration, practice, and play! $10 to drop in or $8 with a 10-class pass. COME get into the new year FLOW~ xo


Private Event

01/05/2014 :: 2-4pm

Mount Rainier,MD

Hooping Powers will be leading a bunch of local folks in the how-to's of hooping and then we'll move into a playful flow jam together. Contact us if you'd like to book your own special event with hoops & happiness guaranteed. ( :


Private Lesson

12/31/2013 :: TBD

Bethesda,MD

Hooping Powers will be hosting a class for a gang of local young hoopers on NYE looking to get into the joyful revolution! :)


Private Event

12/14/2013 :: 9-10pm

Washington,DC

Hooping Powers will be spinning it up for a local affair between 9 & 10pm with glowing rings n things!


Mad Momos for BOOMscat Anniversary!

12/11/2013 :: Doors 7:30pm

Mad Momos

Washington,DC

http://www.madmomos.com/

Price: FREE!

BOOMscat is an INCREDIBLY hot & talented local musical duo that weaves up soulful funk, nu-jazzy harmonies, melodies, and beautiful beats! Tomorrow is their one year anniversary and they will be performing at Mad Momos along with a gang of their super talented friends.. i'm hoping to hop in on a song or two with my trusty hoop- because they make me want to body rollLLL ! But seriously, they're also known as the 'Peace & Body Roll' duo- and that's pretty much all you need to know. So be there and be fed.


Hoop Jam/Class- IS STILL ON!

12/10/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

The snow is no deterrent in our joining up this eve for our weekly hoop jam (& lesson for interested folks!). Instruction is from 6:45-7:30, and 'jamming' is from start to finish! We have hoops and smiles and hugs, too, if you're into those. :) Brand new 'never hooped before' folks are welcome, as are seasoned hoopers- and generally both are present! See you there! It'll be COZY inside!


Hoop Jam/Class

12/03/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10

Join us for another installment of our weekly spin jam with instruction to boot. We'll gather at 6:45pm and learn new moves & techniques until about 7:30, at which point we'll shift into super flow fun play time and practice what we've learned- jammin on the one. We've got hoops! Or feel free to bring your own. We've also got hoops for sale if you or someone you know could use a ring of joy.


Giving Thanks Hoop Jam

11/26/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10

Join us for our weekly hoop jam which is ON for this holiday week. The hoop is one of the things in this lifetime for which I am Most Grateful. Come spin in gratitude to start your holidaze off right.


Spin Jammy Jam Tuesday

11/12/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $8/10

IT'S ELEVEN-TWELVE-THIRTEEN, y'all! You've GOTTA HOOP about that! ;D Come join us tonight at Joe's from 6:45-8:15pm to lesson & freestyle from brand-new-beginner to seasoned-spinners alike! Instruction in first half and jammin on the one for the remainder. We provide hoops or bring your own. Be there or be... out of the loop!


Spin Jam TONIGHT!

11/05/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10/8

Join us for another installment of our half-class/half-jammin-on-the-one hoopspin throwdown. Instruction until about 7:30pm, then we practice/play/troubleshoot away about whatever we fancy & are working on getting down solidly. Powers available for questions and help throughout the 1.5 hours. Hoops and sweet tunes provided. Come Play!


Spin Jam Tuesday

10/29/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $8/10

Another half class, half super-smooth-play-time exploration station in this weekly event at Joe's Movement Emporium. We have the hoops, you bring your hips. Optional instruction until 7:30ish, and plenty of room to do your thang throughout! $10 to drop in or use your $80 ten-class card.


Halloween Great Lantern Parade

10/26/2013 :: 7pm

Patterson Park

Baltimore,MD

http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2013/halloween-lantern-parade-festival

Price: Free!

The 2013 Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival: COSMIC PARK celebrates the universe, including the heavens, the stars, and all celestial bodies in the lovely Patterson Park. The day kicks off at 3:30 with a free festival, hay rides, lantern workshops, costume contest, food trucks and more! Floating Floats glow on the park\'s Boat Lake; video projections light up the DiPietro Ice Rink bubble in the park; artist installations and performances throughout the Parade Route. ***Catch the HoopingPowers Dynamic Duo at the end of the parade-> getting crazy cosmic with their LED hoola hoops of intergalactic JOY!***


Youth Halloween HoopShop

10/26/2013 :: 2:30-3:30pm

Community Center

Bladensburg,MD

HoopingPowers will be part of Halloween festivities at a local Community Center~ spinning into many morphing characters a minute!


Lunchtime Class

10/25/2013 :: 1:30pm

Dept of Justice

Washington,DC

Private class for members of the DOJ gym- introducing folks to the joyful revolution & full-body fitness that is modern hoola hooping & hoopdance!


Lunchtime Class

10/24/2013 :: 11:00am

Dept of Justice

Washington,DC

Private class for members of the DOJ gym- introducing folks to the joyful revolution & full-body fitness that is modern hoola hooping & hoopdance!


Lunchtime Class

10/23/2013 :: 12:30pm

Dept of Justice

Washington,DC

Private class for members of the DOJ gym- introducing folks to the joyful revolution & full-body fitness that is modern hoola hooping & hoopdance!


Tuesday Class & Spin Jam

10/22/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $8/10

Join us for 1/2 class, 1/2 improvisational jam and practice session inside and around our hoops! Instruction provided until 7:30ish, and then we turn down the bright lights and get hoopy with it. Hoops of all sizes provided, or bring your own if you like!


Private Lesson

10/20/2013 :: 2:00-3pm

Washington,DC

1:1 guidance with HoopingPowers. For your own customized, super-charged instruction with Powers, send us a note from the Contact Page and we can find a time to take your hooping to the next level!


Company Party Hoop Playshop

10/18/2013 :: 2:00-3pm

Mount Rainier,MD

Strange Powers will get this agency's cookout into proper joyful revolution with dozens of hoops of all sizes!


JAM & Class, tonight!

10/15/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $8/10

Another weekly installment of our 1/2optional-class, 1/2 super jam time play fun at Joe's Movement tonight. Instruction for those interested from 6:45 to 7:30ish, then we turn down the lights, pump up the jams and practice slash play the rest of our time away. Hoops provided or bring your own if you like. <3


Tuesday Spin Jam

10/08/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $8/10

Join us for another Tuesday night class & jam combo! Instruction if desired until 7:30, and jammin on the one until 8:15pm! We've had such great energy of late at the spin jam, come out and feel it for yourself! Metro & short bus-ride accessible- and we'll get you back to the metro afterwards if that's the way you're heading home. xOx


World Hoop Day

10/05/2013 :: ALL DAY

ALL AROUND THE WORLD!

2010 Erksine Avenue

Silver Spring,MD

http://worldhoopday.org

Price: FREE!

From DC & MD to New Zealand & Patagonia~ World Hoop Day is for everyone everywhere to celebrate the hoola hoop! Just announced! DMV activities will take place at least in part at a location in Silver Spring, MD- from 2pm until after sundown! Hooping, yoga, slack-line, rope dart, fire spinning & more! Open jams to open classes of all levels will take place throughout the day. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE event! Please bring hoops to share (big ones are always helpful to have on hand for newbies), food & bevies, yoga mat or towel if so desired, and fire gear/fuel etc. if you wanna burn! 2010 Erksine Avenue, Silver Spring MD. SEE YOU & SPIN W/U Sat.!


Just Added! Riverdale Arts Festival Spin Jam!

10/05/2013 :: 12:30-2pm

5801 Riverside Drive

Riverdale Park,MD

http://www.riverdaleparkmd.info/

Price: Free!

Spin Jam at the Riverdale Arts Festival-Park Day today! Come join us in just over an hour if you're in the area~ music and food and sweet community and H O O P S! It's World Hoop Day so pretty much the best day of the year to give it a whirl!


October 30 in 30 Hooping Challenge!

10/01/2013 :: Oct: Every Day!

Anywhere

Kensington,MD

http://www.hooping.org/2013/09/our-fall-fun-fitness-3030-hooping-challenge/

Price: Free!

Join hundreds of hoopers around the globe for the autumn hooping challenge to spin for at least 30 minutes in 30 days of October! Search on FB to post your experience, hold yourself accountable, and gain inspiration from fellow hoopers in revolution. hoopLove~


Spin Jam Tuesday- TONIGHT!

10/01/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $8/10

Class from 6:45 to 7:30ish, and then jammin on the one until 8:15pm! We have bountiful hoops and tunes for you to spin to- instruction, smiles, skill-sharing, community-building, and optional hugs if desired!


Figment DC

09/28/2013 :: 11am-5pm

Anacostia Park

Washington,DC

http://dc.figmentproject.org/2012-about/about/

Price: Free!

Check out the fabulous FIGMENT interactive arts festival- making it's 2nd annual appearance in our fair city! This is a super HOOP-FRIENDLY event! Bring your own hoops and some extra to share if you like. Last year was an amazing time, and this year it's not only one but TWO DAYS of fun. Saturday the 28th AND Sunday the 29th- 11-5pm both days. Visit their website for all the deets.


Hoop Jam at Queens Chillum Shops!

09/28/2013 :: 1:45-3pm

3108 Queens Chapel Road

Mount Rainier,MD

http://artlivesheremd.wordpress.com/gadevents/art-lives-here-at-the-shops-at-queens-chillum/

Price: Free!

The MAYOR'S HOOP JAM! Along with ART and MUSIC and MORE! Come play in hoops with us! We'll bring the rings, and you bring your entire family for this fun and free creative Saturday afternoon!


Private Event- Late Night Teen Hoopshop

09/27/2013 :: 11:45pm-12:30am

Hyattsville,MD

Hooping Powers will be whirling with a HUGE gaggle of teen and preteen girls who are pulling an ALL-NIGHTER party- filled with ridiculous amounts of fitness and fun.


Hoop Jam at Queens Chillum Shops!

09/21/2013 :: 1:45-3pm

3108 Queens Chapel Road

Mount Rainier,MD

http://artlivesheremd.wordpress.com/gadevents/art-lives-here-at-the-shops-at-queens-chillum/

Price: FREE!

HOOPING and ART and MUSIC and MORE! Come play in hoops with us! We'll bring the rings and the songs along to sing, you bring YOU!


Hoop Jam & Class @ Joe's

09/17/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $8/10

Join us for another Tuesday eve of hoopin' at Joe's Movement Emporium! From 6:45 to 7:30 enjoy personalized and/or group instruction for whatever your skill level- from brand new beginners to seasoned hoopers. From 7:30 to 8:15 jam out with what you've learned or whatever else floats your boat n rocks your bod! We've got tons of hoops, or bring your own if you like. (:


Hoop Jam Tuesday

09/10/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $8 w/card

Join us for the fall installation of our Tuesday night hoop jams at Joe's! Optional instruction from 6:45 to around 7:30- and then improve-practice-play-skill-share FUN 'til 8:15pm. We provide the hoops and tunes- you're welcome to bring your own if you have 'em. All ages and skill levels are super welcome. HoopLove~


Open House at Joe's

09/07/2013 :: 2-2:30pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: FREE!

Come to Joe's Movement Emporium between 11am and 3pm this Saturday for an Open House and free sampling of many of the class offerings available this fall. We'll be doing a mini hoop class from 2:30 to 3, rounding out the afternoon's event. See you there!


NO Hoop Jam This Week

08/27/2013 :: N/A

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

There will be NO hoop jam this week as Joe's Movement Emporium is closed for adult classes at the end of August each year. We'll start back up again next Tuesday though! Until soon~ hoopLove!


Spin Jam Tuesday- Guest Host!

08/20/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $6/7

Join hooping super star Jen, a regular Tuesday eve hoop-jammer, for this week's Class n Jam. Jen is a phenomenal hooper, especially given her relative new-ness to the joyful revolution. She's going to be sharing skills in the first half, as well as providing the playlist for this week's jam. Jen is definitely one of my favorite hoopers to watch- pure contagious hoopdance happiness. (:


Spin Jam Tuesday

08/13/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe\'s Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $6/7

Back from the woods and brimming with hooping community inspiration, plus a whole lotta new hoop tricks too! Join us for another half-class half-jammy jam at our regularly scheduled time and place. Hoops provided. Instruction until 7:30pm.


Lumen8 Finale HooPerformances!

08/10/2013 :: 8:30-11pm

Anacostia Arts Center

Washington,DC

http://lumen8anacostia.com/

Strange Powers will be one of several stellar & glowing flow'ers to wrap up the incredible Lumen8 Anacostia festival that's been happening for many weeks of this summer. Watch out for hoop dancing appearances around 8:30, 8:50, and 10pm!


Yuri's Night @ Smithsonian

07/25/2013 :: 8-11pm

S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW

Washington,DC

http://smithsonianassociates.org/smithsonianat8/event/yuris-night.aspx

Price: $15

In celebration of humans in space, orbiting the earth, join us at the Smithsonian for another awesome installment of 'YURI'S NIGHT!' Your local and super fly hoop troop including yours truly will be kicking off the dancefloor action, starting around 9pm. Come mingle with rad folks and celebrate all things super cosmic! After all... Space is the Place! :)


Round Edges Youth Workshop

07/22/2013 :: 11am-1pm

Covenant House

Washington,DC

http://www.roundedgesdc.com/

Hooping Powers is super excited to share the Hoop Love with a bunch of youth who are a part of the amazing Round Edges organization in Washington, DC. Check out their website to find out how you can support their incredible work!


Spin Jam Tuesday

07/22/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe\'s Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

www.joesmovement.org

Price: $6/7

Whether you're a BRAND NEW NEVER EVER SPUN BEFORE type of hooper or an old pro, there's room for you in the wonderful spin jam studio at Joe's Movement each Tuesday eve. We have plenty of hoops, tunes, smiles, and optional instruction for the first half of the jam- skill share and troubleshooting offered throughout. All ages and skill levels are welcome and encouraged to come out. :)


Spin Jam Tuesday

07/09/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us for another weekly installment of Joe's Tuesday Spin Jam- focusing on hoola hoops but open to all flow toys or just plain body movement and flow. Optional instruction in the first 45 minutes of the jam- and the remaining 45 minutes are for integration/play/practice. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to attend! All ages welcome, too. Multi-sized hoops provided!


AAMC National Cancer Survivors Day

06/09/2013 :: 12-2pm

Health Sciences Pavilion Atrium

2000 Medical Parkway

Annapolis,MD

http://www.aahs.org/ncsd/info.php

Hooping Powers will bring revolutionary joy through hoola hooping to strong survivors and fierce persons who work in the fight against cancer. Hooping helps heal!


Gemini B'day Party!

06/09/2013 :: 4-5:30pm

Private Party

Alexandria,VA

Strange 'Gemini Sun' Powers will be bringing the incredible hooping revolution to a residential party in Northern VA where we'll be celebrating not 1, not 2, not 3, but FOUR airy~fun geminis who have birthdays right about now. We are SUPER.EXCITED. :)


Hoop Jam @Farmer's Market

06/01/2013 :: Noon to 1pm

Mount Rainier Farmer's Market

3200 Eastern Ave

Mount Rainier,MD

http://mygatewayarts.org/calendar

Price: Free!

Join us for the first outdoor neighborhood spin jam of the year in Mount Rainier- at the FARMER'S MARKET to boot! Hoops and instruction will be provided, and spinsters of all ages and abilities are WELCOME & encouraged to come play! Contact us with questions, and we look forward to seeing you on J-1 at high noon!


Brentwood Day!

06/01/2013 :: 2-2:30pm

Brentwood,MD

Price: Free!

Hooping Powers will perform for the attendees of Brentwood Day and then things will morph into a community SPIN JAM! Contact us with questions~ 240.328.9924.


Spin Jam Tuesday!

05/14/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7/6 card

Join us TONIGHT for another fab'ly fun hoop jam at Joe's! We provide the hoops and instruction (as desired) and YOU experience the joyful revolution that makes hearts smile. Newbies and people that have never been able to hoop are very welcome. Experienced spinners are welcome, too- and tend to show up most weeks!


Hoop Jam/Lesson at Joe's

05/07/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7/6 card

Join us for our super fun Spin Jam which happens on most Tuesdays at Joe's Movement Emporium. Optional lesson takes place in the first half- we work on what YOU want to work on~ and the remainder of our time together is freestyle exploration of whatever you like. Guidance available throughout jam, just concentrated in the first half. Hecka hoops and hot tunes provided!


Spin Jam + More!

05/01/2013 :: TBA

TBA

Alexandria,VA

Details forthcoming but do save the date for this special Virginia-based neighborhood spin jam- the theme is CIRCUS! So figure out your wildest circus attire and plan on joining us this May Day! (:


Tuesday Spin Jam

04/16/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7/6 card

Come out this Tuesday to our weekly spin jam! Lesson in the first half and free form play/practice in the second half. Brand new beginners are very welcome! Seasoned hoopers, too- come out for some high-ceiling'ed hot hooping! :) Music and many multi-sized hoops provided.


Tuesday Spin Jam

04/09/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7/$6 card

We provide the hoops, the tunes, the 30-45 minutes of instruction, and you provide the play, the practice, and priceless gift of spinning in community with other curious to avid hoopsters.


Spin Jam @ Joe's!

03/19/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Another spin jam 3.19.13 at Joe's Movement Emporium! Instruction for beginners provided as so desired, and trouble-shooting/skill-sharing available throughout the jam. A hoop jam= an improv-based, free-style movement exploration with dance-friendly music and community connection! Joe's provides the hoops or bring your own if you prefer. (:


Spin Jam Tuesday

03/12/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

3309 Bunker Hill Road

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us for another Tuesday evening spin jam complete with hoops galore and instruction, too! The jam is primarily free-style based but if you arrive early HoopingPowers will provide you with guided instruction, as well as trouble-shooting and skill-sharing throughout. Hoops and tunes provided. Come and get to know others in the DMV hoop community! See you in the circle~ :)


Spin Jam

02/26/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

3309 Bunker Hill Road

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Another weekly installment of our spin jam for all levels and ages will be taking place THIS TUESDAY EVE! Never been before? Curious about hooping but haven't yet dipped your toes? Want a solid 1.5 hour practice for a developing or fixed hooping addiction? Need higher ceilings than your living space provides for revolutionary play? Wanna build some local hooping community chums? COME TO THE SPIN JAM!


Frederick Addy Awards

02/23/2013 :: 6-8pm

The Holiday Inn

Frederick,MD

http://addys.aaffrederick.org/

Price: $25-60

Join Strange Powers and a host of other astounding performers in the pre-show (6-7pm) for the 2013 Frederick Addy Awards! We'll be whirling up a vintage circus affair complete with hoops and stilts and so much more~ hope to see you there! <3


Hooping @ Private Event

02/22/2013 :: 7pm

Lusby,MD

Strange Powers will be dancing, hooping, and hoopdancing at a private event in Southern Maryland.


Weekly Spin Jam

02/19/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us this Tuesday eve at Joe's to come and whirl around in hoola hoops! We provide the rings (or bring your own if you like!) and tunes, and you provide the hip rockin body circlin' movement. Instruction if desired in the first 30-45 minutes, otherwise this is a freestyle jam and improvisation experiment. Seasoned hoopers AND BRAND NEWCOMERS equally encouraged and welcome. <3


Hoop Jam at Joe's

01/29/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Another weekly spin jam to get your body fit and turn your frown upside down. Hoops and tunes and mini-lessons provided. Join the revolution in which so many folks have discovered pure delight. See you there!


Private Lesson

01/25/2013 :: 1:30pm

Cabin John,MD

HoopingPowers will host a personal lesson for a couple lovely locals new to the revolution and wanting to FEEL the JOY. Arrange your private hoop lesson today by connecting with Powers through the Contact tab of this website. :)


Hoop Jam

01/22/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us for our weekly Spin Jam at Joe's Movement Emporium- the vibe is so sweet! All ages and skill levels are welcome. A huge amount of hoops in various sizes and weights are provided. Lesson in the first 30 minutes for those interested. Other flow toys are welcome, too- just be sure to bring yourself! <3


New Year's Jam!

01/08/2013 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

The first spin jam of the new year- new you- new resolutions to keep on movin' don't stop no- like the hands of time. All ages and skill levels are welcome! A lesson will take place in the first half of jam for those interested in formal instruction. Otherwise, freestyle improvisation and exploration is the name of the game. This is a sacred time for you to practice and play and spin the evening away within a community of like-minded, fun-loving, wellness-making people such as yourself. See you in this new year of revolution!


Hooping @ Holiday Office Partay!

12/19/2012 :: 2-5pm

Private location

Alexandria,VA

Strange Powers is bringing the festivus, revolutionary, hoodance holiday delight to a local office party- performance and participation and pleasure guaranteed! Private event.


Last Jam Until 2013!

12/18/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Since Joe's will be closed on both upcoming Tuesdays (12.25.12 and 1.1.13), this will be the last hoop jam we have until January 8th, 2013! So come on out and increase your whirl within the wild whirl of the holidaze. Hoops provided and lesson in the first half of jam. All ages and skill levels welcome! See you in the hoop~


Va Va Voom!

12/15/2012 :: TBA

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $20advance

Join us at Joe's Movement Emporium for a circusy, sexy fun night of local performers doing their thangs~ including yours truly go go hoola hooping pre-show. :D More details to come shortly but for now, save the date/night! The $20 pre-sale ticket cost gets you into the fabulous show plus 2 drinks included! $30 at the door.


*WORLD HOOP DAY 2012*

12/12/2012 :: ALL DAY!

The World

The World,DC

http://www.worldhoopday.org/

Price: Free~

This World Hoop Day falls on Wednesday, December 12th- and I do not yet have a plan of action! I was intending to be on a hooping retreat in AZ- but that has recently been postponed, sooo... now it looks like I'll be in DC after all. Regardless of whether anything is formally planned or not, I will certainly be spending some (if not a LOT) of time in my hoop to celebrate- and will be giving some hoops away to children in need/want, too. What about YOU?! Contact HoopingPowers if you would like to communally hoop! <3


Jammy Jam- WHD EvE!

12/11/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us for our Tuesday spin jam at Joe's! Hoops provided and lesson during the first half- all ages and skill levels welcome. :)


Tuesday Spin Jam

12/04/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

3309 Bunker Hill Road

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us this coming Tuesday to spin away the grey! Hoops, tunes, and 40 minute lesson provided- the rest is up to you to play, practice, community-build, and just generally have embodied fun!


Annual Mount Rainier Community Craft Sale

12/01/2012 :: 10am-6pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Free Entry

Joe's will be transformed this Saturday into a beauteous & bustling annual holiday craft sale by all local artists and craftsfolk. THIS is WHERE to do your local, holiday shopping- support local artisans and crafters! Yours truly, HoopingPowers, will be there til 2pm selling hand-constructed, hand-decorated hoola hoops for folks of all ages! Get your joy-inducing ring that will provide years of pleasure & wellness this coming Saturday! Hoops range from $10-40, depending on size, weight, and fanciness. Average, adult-friendly rings are $30-35.


Tuesday night Spin Jam

11/27/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

3309 Bunker Hill Road

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Come get warm and dry and and then smiley-sweaty tonight at the weekly Joe's Hoop Jam! Hoops & hot tracks provided. Newcomers and seasoned hoopers of all ages are welcome! Lesson for those interested in the first half, and freestyle improv exploration for the rest!


Spin Jam Tonight

11/13/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us for another installment of Joe's weekly Spin Jam tonight! Lesson in first half hour and troubleshooting offered for the remaining hour. Hoops and sweet tracks and smiles provided! Hope to see you tonight and rEvolution & flow together.


NO Jam This Week

10/30/2012 :: 6:45 to 8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Due to storm FrankenSandy hitting the DMV, we will NOT be having our weekly jam this week. Be careful, take good care of yourself and those around you, and we hope to see you next week! Hoop on~


Spin Jam Tuesday!

10/16/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us most Tuesdays for our weekly spin jam- with a lesson for those interested in the first 20 minutes. Hoops, tunes, and smiles provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Other flow toys (or just your moving, dancing, stretching selves) are welcome, too!


Spin Jam Tuesday!

10/09/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us for another weekly spin jam at Joe's~ I have started offering a mini-lesson in the first 20 minutes of the jam- followed by over an hour of freestyle play, practice, and community-building goodness. Troubleshooting ongoing as needed throughout the jam. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Hecka hoops and hott tunes (and hugs, if desired!) are provided. ( :


Hoop Jam (+mini lesson) TONIGHT!

10/02/2012 :: 6:45 to 8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Come join the communal fun tonight at Joe's & spin away what ails you at the HoOp JaM! Instruction for those desiring will take place in the first 20 minutes- otherwise this is mostly a free-style based play-practice session- with skill sharing as it is in the flow. Hoops and tracks and tips and smiles provided!


Figment Festival Spin Jam!

09/29/2012 :: 4pm-Sundown

The Yards Park

Washington,DC

http://dc.figmentproject.org/

Price: FREE!

Hooping Powers and other members of the DC Hoop Collective will be spinning it up at the first ever DC-based Figment Festival and we want to spin it up with YOU! Some hoops provided but if you have 'em, do bring your own so more people can spin with us. Check out the website for more details and exact whereabouts, and definitely plan for a 4pm flow jam! ( :


Spin Jam Tonight

09/25/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7/entry

Hiya! Flow play time tonight at Joe's in Mount Rainier. We have a GANG of hoops, all varying sizes and weights, for your spinning pleasure. And hooptastic music to boot. Tonight we are trying something a little different, and will be concentrating lessons/instruction in the first 15-20 minutes or so~ by Hooping Powers, jam facilitator/host with the most. ;) The remaining hour+ will be our normal improv-focused, self-directed, skill sharing-friendly exploration in and around our circles. All ages and skill levels are WELCOME!


Spin Jam Tuesdays!

09/18/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7/entry

Join us for our weekly installment of the hoola hoop-centric Spin Jam for all ages! Other flow toys or just your own body-moving in space sans toys are welcome, too. :) We will start the 1.5 hour free-style jam with a movement, trick, or technique offering, instruction-style, by Powers, the jam host. Drop a line with any questions and we hope to see you tonight! ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!


Weekly Spin Jam

09/11/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Join us for the Tuesday spin jam at Joe's- where we provide the hoops and tracks and studio space, and YOU provide the revolution! Not a formal class however mini-lessons will be provided upon request. Multi-sized hoops available for use during the jams, and new hoop stock available on site for purchase as well. All ages and skill levels welcome, including complete novices!


Spin Jams Resume!

09/04/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $7

Spin jams are back after our two week break- yayz! Join us *most* Tuesday eves at Joe's Movement Emporium for an hour and a half of hot tracks and so many hoops to be spun. This is a free-style, improvy, self-directed jam, although mini-lessons will be provided for folks who want or need them. All ages and skill levels welcome. Feel free to bring your own hoop, or we have a huge amount you can borrow. And also some new stock on hand if you want to purchase your own. Best.Investment.Ever.


NO Hoop Jam at Joe's

08/28/2012 :: n/a

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Joe's Movement Emporium will be closed for end of August break and hoop jams will resume on Tuesday, September 4th, at 6:45-8:15pm. See you in September, spinners! <3


RAINCHECKING! ->Putting the DANCE in HoopDance Workshop

08/25/2012 :: 3-5pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $35

In this intermediate level-oriented class with Powers, we will focus on increasing your full-body DANCE movement WHILE hooping, whether on or off core- learn simple to more advanced movement techniques that will take you from a hooper to a hoopDancer, instantly! Emphasis on musicality and rhythm will be highlighted. Shorter movement phrases will build towards fusion and more layered choreography!


NO Hoop Jam at Joe's

08/21/2012 :: n/a

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Joe's Movement Emporium will be closed for end of August break and hoop jams will resume on Tuesday, September 4th, at 6:45-8:15pm. See you in September, spinners! <3


FemmeWERQ Show TONIGHT!

08/18/2012 :: 7:30pm-10ish

The Ottobar

Baltimore,MD

http://theottobar.com

Price: Free/$15

I will be joining a gaggle of fierce femmes taking the stage at the cabaret-drag-variety show portion of the Femme Conference in town this weekend. Dream-girl-style go-go hoop dance offerings by yours truly. Plus I made a sparkly spankin new purpley hoop for the occasion. ( :


Youth Performance for Dance Camp

08/17/2012 :: 5pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Come to watch our wonderful whirlers put on their hooptastic performance finalizing their Dance Camp experience. We will be creating and rehearsing a hoopdance inspired by a story from a book! A new approach to movement-making for Joe's hoopers, old and new alike! $5 for 12 and over. Under 12 years old=Free!


Hoop Jam Tuesday

08/07/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe\'s Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Our weekly spin jam from 6:45-8:15pm~ drop in for part or all of the 1.5 hours for $5. Hoops and tunes and light guidance provided- the rest is freestyle practice and play and is UP TO YOU! All ages and skill levels are welcome! Don't be afraid if you cannot hoop a lick- with a 'can do' attitude, we will get you whirling in no time. ( :


Hooping 101 Workshop

08/04/2012 :: 3-5pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $35

Join us for a beginner-oriented 2 hour hooping workshop taught by Powers, covering the basics of getting the hoop spinning left and right, on and off core. In addition to waist hooping, explore turns, breaks, speed changes, lifts, overhead & off body hooping, intro to isolations, travel, and more! Brand newbies strongly encouraged to come. ( : Contact Powers with questions at noelle@HoopingPowers.com or directly from the CONTACT page of this site.


Hoopy B'day Bash

07/29/2012 :: 2-3:30

Private Locale

Bethesda,MD

Hooping Powers (a.k.a. Strange Powers, or just Powers;) will be in attendance at a fabulous young friend's birthday party to help folks decorate their own hoops(!) and then learn to spin with them! ...So excited to celebrate with this sweet group. ( :


PG Community Pool Party

07/28/2012 :: 5-7pm

PG Community Pool

Mount Rainier,MD

Hooping Powers will be joined by local wonder band the Hula Monsters, spinning it up for a community party at the pool! Performance, demos, hoops, and LESSONS will be provided for party play & flowing exploration of movement through space!


Youth Hoopdance Classes Begin

07/24/2012 :: Between 11-2pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

www.joesmovement.org

Price: $13/class

As part of their annual Dance Camp offerings, Hooping Powers will be putting the dance in hoopdance during twice a week classes from July 24th through August 16th with youth at Joe's Movement Emporium- Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11-2... culminating in a performance on Friday, August 17th. Contact LaTanya Robinson at Joe's directly: 301.699.1819. Youth are welcome for hoopdance class ONLY WITH FULL REGISTRATION for the length of the camp (you needn't sign up for the entire day-long camp, but must pay for all of the hooping classes in order to 'drop-in' to hooping).


Hoop Jam Tuesday

07/03/2012 :: 6:45 to 8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Last week we had a FULL HOUSE at our weekly fun-fest that is the Spin Jam at Joe's. Newbies and Ninjas are all equally welcome at this 1.5 hour celebration of the joyful revolution. Mini lessons are provided if necessary, otherwise this is a freestyle, self-directed, improv play-practice session. Hoops and hot tracks and sweet smiles are provided!


Hoop Jam at Joe's!

06/26/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

www.joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Join us for another weekly installment of our flow arts-spin jam at the multi-culti arts & movement mecca that is Joe\'s Movement Emporium. Hoops & tunes provided, as well as mini-lessons as necessary/desired. Otherwise this is a self-directed, free-style improv jam time for folks to play-practice and build community. ( :


Hoop Jam at Joe's

06/12/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Weekly hoop-spin-dance jam at Joe's for only 5 bones. Self-directed, free-style based movement play with mini-lessons upon request or as needed. Hoops of all sizes and tracks to make your hips happily rock and hugs as so desired will be provided. :)


Hello100! (in NYC)

06/09/2012 :: 2 and 4pm

Governors Island

NYC,NY

http://senseofmotion.com/2012/04/10/hello100/

Price: Free!

Join creator Bex Burton and a hundred hoopers (including yours truly) this weekend on Governors Island in New York County for an epic hoopdance inspired by LOVE. See blog post dated June 7th for more deets and links, and we'll see you on Saturday &/or Sunday!


Weekly Spin Jam at Joe's

06/05/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

We provide the hoops and tunes and smiles (hugs optional but always available, too!) and you provide the courage and hip swaying and giggles cuz you're probably going to giggle while you whirl!


Annual Picnic w/Hoops!

06/03/2012 :: 12:30-1:30

MD Synagogue

Bethesda,MD

*Private Event* HoopingPowers will bring a big huge bunch of hoola hoops to a local synagogue's annual end of school year picnic for revel amidst joyful rings!


MX Park Drum & Hoop Circle

06/03/2012 :: 3-9pm

Malcolm X Park (aka Meridian Hill Park)

16th & Euclid St Northwest

Washington,DC

http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/meridian-hill-park-drum-circle-still-going-strong/

Price: free!

Our weekly drum-dance-hoop-spin-fly-balance-laugh-picnic-commune-jam on this perfectist weather ever kinda day! I expect to be there by 5 with hoops in tow.


Hoop Jam

05/29/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Another Tuesday means another Hoop Jam! We provide the hoops and grooves... you provide the groovy hips. ( : Feel free to bring your little ones, big ones, own hoops, poi toys, or just yourself to practice and play the eve away. This is a self-directed improv jam (vs a formal class), though if need be, we can certainly break down some moves for you!


Drum Circle w/Circus Arts!

05/27/2012 :: 3pm-Sundown

Malcolm X Park (aka Meridian Hill Park)

Washington,DC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPj1lKHMj1E&feature=related

Price: Free!

If you find yourself in town this Memorial Day weekend, consider coming out for another Sunday installment of 'hoopchurch' at the best drum circle-hoopjam-African-dance-party-acro-yoga-sesh-poi-spinning-juggling-slack-lining-picnicking-party this side of anywhere! Srsly. If you do not know these Sunday late afternoon drum circles you do not know how good life can be. Live by 5:00!


Gemini Spin Jam @ Joe's

05/22/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Join us for another of our weekly spin jams where all flow arts and movement practices/plays are welcome- plus all ages and skill levels, too! Hoops, hugs, smiles and digable grooves provided, you bring you!


Dance In The Circle

05/13/2012 :: TBA

Dupont Circle

Washington,DC

http://danceinthecircle.org

Price: FREE!

Bring your hoop and come dance in the happy circle that is Dupont Circle, Washington DC. Check out a diverse array of DC dance companies, from modern to hip hop to flamenco- and make sure to stick around for the end which is an entirely open dance party for all to celebrate the day and this life!


Club Joe's Recital Show

05/03/2012 :: 5pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Come by Joe's Movement Emporium to witness youth from Club Joe's After School program who have been playing, learning, and rehearsing hard in their hoops to put on a show for you! Other performance art will be shared as well- salsa, hip hop, African drumming, and more! It'll surely be a great time watching our talented young artist friends shine.


School Hoop Assembly

04/30/2012 :: 1pm

Baltimore,MD

The hooptastic HoopingPowers HoopDance performers will provide a ridiculously fun revolutionary show to kick off a local school's Hula-Hoop-A-Thon week of fundraising. We're so excited!


Private Group Class

04/28/2012 :: 7-8:15pm

Mount Rainier,MD

Hooping Powers will lead a group of local mamas looking to joyfully revolutionize their monthly time together. CONTACT Powers from the left-hand toolbar for more information or to schedule a class in your community~


Community Jam- Mount Rainier

04/28/2012 :: 2:15- 3:30pm

TBA

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Free!

Join the artful community of Mount Rainier to celebrate in the Better Block Project, helping to beautify the community and have a good time while we're at it. More details to come, or send an email with questions to noelle at hoopingpowers dot com. Hope and hoop to see you Saturday! WE'LL HAVE HOOPS! ! !


Malcolm X Park Play & Wellness Day

04/22/2012 :: 12-9pm

Malcolm X Park (a.k.a. Meridian Hill Park)

Washington,DC

Price: FREE

From 12-4 this Sunday there will be a Natural Health Festival throughout the park- followed by Sunday's traditional drum circle that happens 'til sundown/9pm-ish. Pack a picnic, some toys, your sunscreen, and come out all day into the night to see, meet and be brilliant healers and artists and players doing what it is that we do. I'm excited!


Yuri's Night 2012!

04/14/2012 :: 8:30pm

Artisphere

Arlington,VA

http://www.c2yn.com

Celebrate humans and space at this annual affair of all things COSMIC! Strange Powers will be hoopdancing, in addition to many other space-tastic acts, plus a MOON BOUNCE and LUNAR DANCE PARTY! Seriously ppl. A moon bounce And lunar dance party. Nuf said.


Spin Jam @ Joe's- TONIGHT!

04/10/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium\

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Join us once again for our weekly installment of spinning bliss into our hearts and whirling healing out to the world, simultaneously. We provide the hoops n tunes, you provide the body rock and relish in the release.


Hoopy BonanZOO

04/08/2012 :: 12:30-1pm

The MD Zoo in Baltimore

Baltimore,MD

http://www.marylandzoo.org/2012/01/mary-sue-candies-bunny-bonanzoo-2012/

Join HoopingPowers and the big ol' animal family for some rings of fun for everyone both Saturday and Sunday of the B'more Zoo's Bunny Bonanzoo celebration. This annual festival is complete with games, spring crafts, bounce house, live entertainment, food and free egg hunts. Each child that participates in an egg hunt can redeem their found eggs for chocolate eggs! Each child that participates in the hooping is guaranteed silly smiles and happy hearts! The hoop show and mini spin jam will take place from 12:30 to 1pm, and the whole event will be from 10am to 2pm, with the zoo open until 4pm.


Hoopy BonanZOO

04/07/2012 :: 12:30-1pm

The MD Zoo in Baltimore

Baltimore,MD

http://www.marylandzoo.org/2012/01/mary-sue-candies-bunny-bonanzoo-2012/

Join HoopingPowers and the big ol' animal family for some rings of fun for everyone both Saturday and Sunday of the B'more Zoo's Bunny Bonanzoo celebration. This annual festival is complete with games, spring crafts, bounce house, live entertainment, food and free egg hunts. Each child that participates in an egg hunt can redeem their found eggs for chocolate eggs! Each child that participates in the hooping is guaranteed silly smiles and happy hearts! The hoop show and mini spin jam will take place from 12:30 to 1pm, and the whole event will be from 10am to 2pm, with the zoo open until 4pm.


Spin Jam @ Joe's

04/03/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Our weekly spin jam is always revolving & whirling up smiles. We provide the hoops (or bring your own!) and the tunes... and we all make up the sweet community! Come spin for yourself and make a new friend while you're at it. <3


Celebraton of Literature & Hoops!

03/29/2012 :: TONIGHT

B'more Elementary School

Catonsville,MD

Strange Powers swoops in with a huge lotta hoola hoops to help round (: out the night for a local school's annual celebration of literature. Books & hoops- hardly any two things more rewarding in the whole world over.


SPIN JAM TONIGHT

03/20/2012 :: 6:45 to 8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Join us to usher in spring, joyfully & hoopfully. <3


Spin Jam @ Joe's

03/13/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5/person

Join us once again to swing your hips in healthy merriment at the Joe's jam night! We have hoops, or bring your own~ I will help you get whirling and/or troubleshoot moves if you need it. 1.5 hours of super fun.


Spin Jam @ Joe's

03/06/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5/person

Tuesday nights we get hoopty in the rad rings- come and play with us! Hoops & jams provided~ and instruction upon request, too! All ages and skill levels are welcome to join this community-oriented spin jam. :)


Spin Jam

02/28/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Super fun times to be had at Joe's weekly Spin Jam. A whole lotta hoops, technique tips, and terrific tunes all provided with a smile. Be there or be...


Valentine's Day at the Birchmere!

02/14/2012 :: 7:30pm

The Birchmere

Alexandria,VA

http://www.birchmere.com

Price: $29.50+

Join the always stunning Pontani sisters and several special guests including Strange Powers for a jazzy night of burlesque & variety LOVE set to live jazz tunes by the fly Brian Newman quartet. More details forthcoming~ but for now: save the date!


Weekly Spin Jam

02/14/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Sonya (aka Patches) will be taking over hoop jam hosting while I'm away this week at the Birchmere show- so if you feel like hugging your tender heartspace & getting your sweet self-love on, properly, this Valentine's day- head on over to Joe's for the funtastic spin jam.


Joe's Spin Jam

01/31/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Join us *most* Tuesdays for a fab'ly fun spin jam at Joe's Movement Emporium in their awesome theatre space. Hoops provided, and tunes to keep your whirling in joy throughout. $5 entry. All ages and skill levels welcome to come out and freestyle with us! <3


Private Event

01/28/2012 :: 6-9pm

Arlington,VA

Fundraising event for a local non-profit school...Strange Powers will be bringing hoop-dance-ilicious entertainment to the auction attendees.


Spin Jam @ Joe's- TONIGHT!

01/17/2012 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Come hoop with us! Hoops & skill-sharing & dance-friendly tracks provided. $5 entry. All ages and skill levels welcome. Be there or be... (:


Registration for Youth Classes

01/10/2012 :: ANYTIME

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Register this week for the commencing winter youth hoop class series starting next week! Call 301.699.1819 and ask to speak with LaTanya to register your young one for Club Joe's after school program. Hoop classes will be held on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, at 4 and 4:45pm, for forty five minute classes. Hoops provided and fun ensured!


Hoop Jammy Jam

12/27/2011 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Join us for our weekly hoop jam to gather in blooming community and practice of our beloved hoop movement. Hoops and tunes provided. $5/entry. All are welcome!


Hoop Through the Holidays!

12/20/2011 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Come get your calming & grounding hoop on just before the heart of the family time season that is upon us. Whatever your lifestyle or spiritual beliefs may be, we can all enhance our holy awesomeness & holy fun by holy HOOP~DANCE! Jam will roll on these next two weeks taking us straight into 2012 without skipping a beat...come out! Hoops & hot tracks provided. All skill levels and ages are welcome! $5 entry per person.


Private Event

12/19/2011 :: 11:30pm-1:30am

Washington,DC

Strange Powers will happily hoop it up for a holiday party of a local progressive organization passionate about peace & social justice. What a workplace mission. <3


Double the fun! Tandem Hoop Class

12/16/2011 :: 7:30-9pm

B'more Free School

Baltimore,MD

http://freeschool.redemmas.org/

Price: Free Fun!

Join Powers & Chrissy for an hour & a half interactive, double-inspired work-play-shop on tandem and partner hooping moves n techniques! And for FREE! Further details posted Wednesday the 14th, or email us with any questions. Don't worry we'll pair you up if you roll solo- all are welcome!


Weekly Spin Jam

12/13/2011 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $5/person

We have hoops! Or bring your own if you prefer. We have fly hoopdance tracks! We have indoor winter space for you to play the eve away. Join us to further your movement practice in or out of the hoop~ although hooping is encouraged! Poi toys are also welcome. ;) All ages and skill levels, too!


The Pontani Sisters: Burlesque-a-pades, Holiday Inn!

12/10/2011 :: 9pm

The Ottobar

Baltimore,MD

http://www.pontanisisters.com/

Price: $15

I am tickled and thrilled to be joining the bill of Angie Pontani and the World Famous Pontani Sisters for their holiday-happy burlesque and wild variety show entitled: Burlesque-a-pades, Holiday Inn! ...coming up December 10 at the Ottobar! This will be a show you do not want to miss, so don't miss it!


Joe's Tuesday Spin Jam

12/06/2011 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Fun times and great space to play in your favorite spin toys each Tuesday eve at Joe's~ join us for the next Spin Jam from 6:45 to 8:15pm in Mount Rainier~ visit website for space deets. Hoops provided or bring your own. Poi toys, children, non-spinners, yogis, and all are welcome.


Hoop Jam Spins Onward~

11/22/2011 :: 6:45-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $5

The first installment of The Return of the Hoop Jam on 11.15.11 was: Ah-Mazing. A sweet vibe and full room of hoopers of many skill levels and ages~ getting down to stellar hoop-friendly dance tracks... is truly a sight to behold. Tell your friends and come join us one or all of these Tuesdays. Barring holiday closures or unforeseeable emergencies, we will be there each Tuesday forthcoming. Note: get on Joe's hoop jam list with your name and number so you'll always be kept up to date with developments if you like.


Youth Classes Resume

11/21/2011 :: 4pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Contact Joe's Movement Emporium (see link) if you would like to enroll your youngster in revolutionary hoopdance classes through Club Joe's for mixed ages and skill levels. These classes meet twice weekly and are a wonderful way to stay active and engaged in the after school hours.


Hoop Jam Returns! *Now Tuesdays*

11/15/2011 :: 6:45 to 8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $5

Hold onto your hats, hoopers! The weekly hoop jam has returned thank the hoop gods and goddesses~ now to take place on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:15pm in the awesome theatre space at Joe's Movement. $5/jam~ hoops and music provided. Feel free to bring your own hoops or other flow toys- or just your bod to practice and play in your own unique movementy way. Email or call with any Qs, and look forward to seeing YOUs!


World Hoop Day 2011 in DC

11/11/2011 :: 11am-4:30pm

Sylvan Theatre of WA Monument Grounds

15th St & Independence Ave SW

Washington,DC

http://www.dchoopcollective.com

Price: Free-

Celebrate all this hooptacular on WORLD HOOP DAY 2011~ the DC Hoop Collective will be convening on the grounds of the Washington Monument from 11am until 4:30pm this Friday 11.11.11 to whirl in delightful community for World Hoop Day 2011. Meet near the Sylvan Stage portion of the grounds to find us! There will be: hooping (..Captain Obvious sez!), mini-lessons, potlucking (bring some munchables if you're able!), networking, hoop-decorating (bring tubing & tape!) and maxin/relaxin throughout the day with our amazing community of DMV hoopers. BYOHoops, if you have 'em~ otherwise borrow ours! :)


Hoop Jam!

11/09/2011 :: 7-8:30pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Free

The return of the hoop jam at Joe's is upon us! And just in time for the cold winter months. :) This week only it'll be Wednesday from 7 to 8:30, and stay tuned for announcement of the kick off date for Tuesday jams coming in the near future. In addition to this week's hoop jam event, there will be free yoga an hour earlier and the opportunity to make a donation to Joe's for their crucial fund raising drive taking place. Please support your local arts establishments! And see you Wednesday in the hoop!


Hoopy Bat Mitzvah

11/05/2011 :: 6:30-10:30pm

Private Venue/Event

Rockville,MD

Hooping Powers will bring strange & wonderous gifts in the form of joyful rings to a local young person's super special celebration as a Bat Mitzvah!


Charm City Boys Show

10/20/2011 :: 10pm

Grand Central, 1001 N. Charles Street

Baltimore,MD

http://www.centralstationpub.com/

Price: $4

Join the drag and gender-explosion performance troupe that is the Charm City Boys for their Dawn of the Drag Halloween/Zombie-themed show. sTrAnGe PoWeRs will be caught up in the mix, caught up with a hoop, spinning his life away and back again. A scene not to be missed for sure.


Next DCHC WHD Planning Meeting

10/17/2011 :: 7:30pm

Barnes and Noble Cafe, 2nd Floor

Bethesda,MD

http://www.dchoopcollective.com

Join us for our next meeting to finalize details for World Hoop Day 2011- to take place on 11.11.11. We'll be meeting at the Bethesda Barnes and Noble- on the 2nd floor in the cafe seating area. Bring your positive revolutionary energy and we'll see you there!


PARK PLAY! ! !

10/16/2011 :: 5-8ish, pm

Malcolm X Park (a.k.a. Meridian Hill)

Washington,DC

Price: Free~

One of the last days of the season to getchur play on at the park with dozens of instrumentalists- mainly drummers, creating the most powerfully beat-full soundtrack of your life~ to which we will dance, hoop, spin, spy, fly, juggle, slack line, stretch, and just plain be, amongst some of the finest souls this side of anywhere.


University Park Hoop Jam & HooPerformance

10/09/2011 :: 2:00-3:30pm

University Park

Queens Chapel Road and Sheridan Street

University Park,MD

http://riverdalepark.patch.com/events/university-park-75th-anniversary-celebration

Price: Free Fun!

Join sTrAnGe PoWeRs and the University Park, MD community for fun in and out of hoops, a celebration of Jim Henson (former resident of the area!) and the Muppets, and the University of MD Marching band at a party for their 75th anniversary! See website below for more details!


MXP Drum Circle

10/09/2011 :: 5-8ish, pm

Malcolm X Park (a.k.a. Meridian Hill)

Washington,DC

Price: Free

With the weather looking to be as nice as it has been in the last couple of days- folks will surely be joining for one of the remaining few Sundays left to drum and dance our hearts out before November comes. This is by far my favorite place to hoop on the planet. Come see for yourself (*b.y.o.hoop*) and spin to the sweet beats!


Malcolm X Drum Circle

08/28/2011 :: 3-9pm

Malcolm X Park (a.k.a. Meridian Hill)

Washington,DC

Price: Free Fun!

The summer is happening! And the drum circle is Happening! Each Sunday warm (60+) weather providing. If you don't know, now you know. So don't say I didn't tell you so. This is the best event, ever. Weekly. Free. Ridiculously fun.


MXP Drum Circle

08/21/2011 :: 3-9pm

Malcolm X Park (a.k.a. Meridian Hill)

Washington,DC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian_Hill_Park

Price: Free

Join the hundreds of drummers, players, spectators, circus freaks, and HOOPERS playing in the park each temperate Sunday for the best event this side of ANYWHERE! <3


Summer Camps

08/17/2011 :: All Day

Eastern Shore

Hooping Powers will bring the joyful revolution to participants of two MD-based camps sponsored by ARC of Baltimore and Hospice of Queen Anne County. Hoops are incredible tools for connection, healing, and spinning joy into all peoples\' lives!


Malcolm X Drum Circle

08/14/2011 :: 4-8ish pm

Malcolm X (Meridian Hill) Park

Washington,DC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=gybegZMyUt4

Price: Free-Fun!

This is by far my most cherished event in the DC area to attend~ folks start gathering after 3pm and things are LIVE BY 5 and the beats keep popping til just before 9 at night. Drummers galore, hoopers, contact jugglers, slack-liners, acro-yoginis, and seriously loving energy abound in this town, and can be found *here* on Sunday eves. <3


DC Hoop Collective Meeting

08/07/2011 :: 6pm-ish

Malcolm X (Meridian Hill) Park

Washington,DC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian_Hill_Park

Price: Free-Fun!

Join our beauteous re-blooming of the DC Hoop Collective (DCHC) by attending our second meeting where we'll be discussing skill-sharing, current projects (like jams and new meet-ups), technological hoop-communication, and World Hoop Day 2011. We'll be gathering on the grass a bit away from the drum circle. Drumming will be happening before and after the meeting, so come early and stay late to hoop your hearts open~ :) Please contact HoopingPowers with questions or to RSVP~ or simply show up to meet up on Sunday!


Hoop Jam

08/03/2011 :: 6:30 to 8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Weekly hoop jam with hoops and tunes provided. Donations appreciated. Come meet local hoopers and enjoy sweet space to practice your play while building community and promoting self-wellness. <3


Hoop Jam Tonight!

07/27/2011 :: 6:30 to 8pm

Joe\'s Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Come spin with local hoopers including members of the DC Hoop Collective! :) Hoops and hott tracks and hugs provided. Good times guaranteed. Donations welcomed and appreciated! See you there~


Red Palace Performance!

07/21/2011 :: 9pm

Red Palace in DC

Washington,DC

http://redpalacedc.com

Price: $10

Join Strange Powers and a gang of other performances including the musical headlining band: local Rockabilly favorite, J.P. McDermott and Western Bop. Hot rockabilly sets will be split up with burlesque and variety (read: HOOPING!) performances in between to dazzle your eyes and your hearts! Come out and celebrate Powers' first performance here since it was the notoriously bizarre Palace of Wonders!


Specialty Camp

07/19/2011 :: 2-3pm

Private Location

Washington,DC

Hooping Powers will bring hoola hoops for a great gaggle of youth to play and explore new & healing movement.


Pool Party Performance

07/16/2011 :: 8-10pm

Private Location

Fairfax,VA

Hooping Powers will wrangle party attendees to join her for ridiculous fun and beautiful dancing in hoops, poolside!


HumpDay SpinJam

07/13/2011 :: 6:30-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Join us for our regular mid-week jam for all ages and skill levels- hoops & tunes provided, donations encouraged, smiles guaranteed. :) Jams are different than formal classes in that they are a time for hoopers & hoop-curious folk to come together and play/practice/build current skills in a free-style format mostly on your own, with community-building (and possibly also some skill-sharing) woven into the experience & space. See you there!


Hoopy Birthday Party

07/09/2011 :: 10:15-11:15am

Private Event

Washington,DC

A hoopy birthday hour of Power to celebrate the life and solar return of the extraordinarily talented Talia- a local youth who's hip with the hoop!


sPiN jAm tonight!

07/06/2011 :: 6:30-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Hoops and tunes provided. And hugs, too. :) Fee-Free! However, donations of whatever feels good are much appreciated. See you soon in the hoop~


July 4th in Greenbelt!

07/04/2011 :: 5:30-6:30pm

Buddy Attick Park

Crescent Road near Kenilworth Avenue

Greenbelt,MD

http://www.greenbeltmd.gov

Price: Free!

Join sTrAnGe PoWeRs and a whole lotta hoola hoops for a magical hour of fun at the HOOP ZONE of the 4th of July festival in the historic & diverse community of Greenbelt! HoopZone will formally run from 5:30 to 6:30- but you can keep on hooping til the break of dawn (or at least til the park closes for the night!). The hooping will take place in the grass in front of the bandstand where a community drum circle will be happening. And then stay a bit longer to enjoy more hooping, lots of local music, fun, and of course: fireworks!


P.G. County Community Day

06/11/2011 :: 2-3pm

Hooping Powers will be spreading the hoop love to residents of Prince George's County from 2-3pm. Hoops for on-site play as well as ones for sale will be on hand! Stop by and spin hi! Please contact us for more details~


End of School Social

06/10/2011 :: 6-8pm

Silver Spring,MD

Hooping Powers will bring the fun of rings to a party celebrating the end of the year for a local French immersion Elementary school. :)


Malcolm X Drum Circle

05/22/2011 :: 4-9pm

Malcolm X Park (aka Meridian Hill Park)

Washington,DC

http://www.time.com/time/travel/cityguide/article/0,31489,1852610_1852670_1852662,00.html

Price: Free

This is by far my current favorite event and hoop-friendly happening in/around the DC area- tons of drummers as well as bunches of flow artists, yoginis, and circusy-folk playing & practicing for selves and spectators' enjoyment alike.


Youth Hoopy Birthday Party!

05/21/2011 :: 3-4pm

Private Location

Baltimore,MD

Hooping Powers will delight a gaggle of single-digit human hooper people to celebrate the birthday of joyful Jehan! <3


Wedding HoopDance

05/21/2011 :: 9pm

Private Location

Washington,DC

sTrAnGe PoWeRs will hoopdance in honor of two local lovebirds tying the knot of lifelong commitment. The hoop truly is a most incredible symbol to represent everlasting love~ oOo


Child-Fest 2011

05/14/2011 :: 10-4pm

Reservoir High School

Fulton,MD

Price: Free!

Hooping Powers will be spinning it up from ELEVEN am until NOON at this important event to raise critical funds in the fight against childhood cancer. There will be a lot of other entertainment the entire day, including musicians, magicians, pictures with Elmo, and much, much more. Reservoir H.S. is located at 11550 Scaggsville Road in Fulton, MD.


Spin Jam

05/11/2011 :: 6:30 to 8pm

Joe\'s Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Join us for free play and community building in this 1.5 hour \'spin jam\' complete with hoops and tunes and smiles to warm your heart and body! $5 suggested donation; no one will be turned away. All ages and skill levels welcome. HoopLove!


Hoop School

05/09/2011 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $13

Drop ins still welcome in the last 3 weeks of this ongoing series. Multi-level, with emphasis on beginner to beginning-intermediate hoopdancers. $13 drop in fee. Hoops provided or bring your own if you have one. : )


Youth Recital

05/05/2011 :: 5pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Club Joe's youth will be performing there school-year end music and dancing pieces, including HOOPDANCE! Contact HoopingPowers for more details- and come out to support our young hoopers in their show!


Hoop Jam

05/04/2011 :: 6:30 to 8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Donation-based spin jam (almost) every Wednesday eve! Come play! All ages and skill levels welcome and encouraged to join us. Hoops & danceable tracks & smiles provided.


Hoop School Tonight

05/02/2011 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $13

Come out to our multi-level hoop class tonight- there's a month left in the spring session- enough to learn a whole lotta moves before summertime kicks in & we hoop til we droop outside in the sun. $13 to drop in. Hoops provided.


Hoop Jam Tonight!

04/27/2011 :: 6:30-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donations

We will have tunes and hoops and space for you to plaaaaaayyyy. All ages & skill levels welcome and encouraged to come out!


Class Tonight!

04/25/2011 :: 7-8:15

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $13

Hoop school is ON tonight- despite the holiday. Drop in for just $13. Hoops provided. Hope to see you in the circle soon~


Malcolm Stuart Hoop Class

04/23/2011 :: 2-4pm

Creative Alliance

Baltimore,MD

http://malcolmstuart.bigcartel.com/product/malcolm-stuart-baltimore-hoop-master-class

Price: $40

Malcolm Stuart is one of my favorite hoopers ever. And I don't throw these high-praising words around loosely. He's coming to Baltimore. To teach a master class and share and perform for us. Be there or be squarely out of the psychotically awesome circles that we'll be in on Saturday.


HumpDay SpinJam

04/20/2011 :: 6:30-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Come plaaaaaaay with us, (almost) every Wednesday. Music, sweet vibes, hoops, and hugs provided. Bring just yourself or bring a friend or your child or your grand-dad. Seriously. Fun.


Drop-In Class Tonight

04/18/2011 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $10-13

A few classes into our current 9-week series of HoopDance multi-level fundamentals. It's not too late to come join us! Hoops provided or bring your own. $10/class if you register for the remainder of the session. $11/class with a class card. $13/class to drop in.


BMA Party- Members Only

04/16/2011 :: 6:30-9pm

B'more Museum of Art

Baltimore,MD

http://www.artbma.org/index.html

The Baltimore Museum of Art is celebrating itself at this super festivus party for members of the Museum. We'll be hooping most of the eve- come get a mini lesson and getchur hoop on with Hooping Powers!


Sweeping the Ave HoopJam

04/09/2011 :: Noon-1pm

TBD

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: FREE!

Join us for a rollicking good time inside hoops for Mount Rainier's annual Sweeping the Avenue festival to promote community-building and clean up of the historic & awesome neighborhood that is Mt. Rainier, MD. Hoops provided! Bring your friends and let's get HOOPY! :)


Crazy Quilt Festival HoopJam/Show

04/09/2011 :: 3-4pm

Roosevelt Center

Greenbelt,MD

Come hoop with the crazy quilters of historic Greenbelt at this entertainment festival. Hooping on and off throughout the day- bring your own hoops if you've got 'em. Performances to be announced as solidified. Contact noelle at hoopingpowers dot com for more information...


Spin Jam starts at 6:30pm!

04/06/2011 :: 6:30-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Come play with us! Hoops & tunes provided. $3-5 suggested donation. No one turned away~ all skill levels welcome.


Contradiction HoopDance Class

03/31/2011 :: 7-8pm

Contradiction Dance

Silver Spring,MD

http://contradictiondance.com/

Noelle of HoopingPowers HoopDance Co. will be substituting for the lovely Katie "Surprise" Desmond this Thursday night class. Exploring how to hoopdance more to the music~ expanding the daaance in hoopdance.


Spin Jam starts at 6:30pm!

03/30/2011 :: 6:30-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Come spin with us! Informal & superfun. All ages & skill levels welcome. Hoops & tunes provided. Donations appreciated. Suggested: $3-5.


Joe Squared's Hula Hoopla

03/26/2011 :: 10pm-2am

Joe Squared

Baltimore,MD

http://www.joesquared.com/

Price: FREE PPL!

More details to come soon... but for now, please just know that outrageous fun is to be had on the night of March 26 in Baltimore, MD at the popular pizza joint, Joe Squared. Hoops. Fire?!? Wicked live music. Delicious eats. And YOU!


Spin Jam starts at 6:30pm!

03/16/2011 :: 6:30 to 8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $3-5

Please note: Our super fun spin jam for all ages and spinning levels is beginning from now on out at 6:30 pm and ending by 8pm. Suggested donation of $3 to $5, and no one will be turned away for lack of contribution. Dance-a-licious music and hoops provided! The last couple of weeks we've had such a big turn out and positive vibe. Come get to know folks in your local hoop community!


AcroHoop Workshop/s!

03/05/2011 :: 1-4pm each day

Carderock Swim & Tennis Club

Bethesda,MD

http://www.meetup.com/hoopdancedc/events/15913949/

Price: $65-140

Join two wonderful hoop instructors for a fusion workshop of acrobatics & hooping! PLEASE NOTE: This event is to take place on BOTH Saturday the 5th AND Sunday the 6th of March. However, it is not mandatory to attend both days. Read on for deets... The Saturday, March 5, 2011 "Day One" workshop can be taken with the "Day Two" event (Sunday, March 6) or as a stand alone experience. Both workshops are All Levels, however, read on to review the prerequisites. Registration links are below as well. Take your hooping to the next level with Zach and Marria's Acro Hoop Workshop. By blending classical acrobatics, capoeira floreios, and modern hoop dance, this workshop will give you the opportunity to learn some of those "wow" moves to work into your performance or flow. We'll be covering principles of inversion, rotation, and spinning, as well as learning a variety of hooping cartwheels, forward rolls, and static balance poses. This is a workshop intended for those with basic hooping skills and a proficiency in hand hooping. Formal acrobatics training is not required, but very helpful; one handed cartwheels, back rolls, and handstands will also be covered in this workshop. Pre-requisites: Handhooping (both hands, both directions) Cartwheel Forward roll 5 Second Headstand (no wall) 5 second handstand (against a wall) Recommended Practice: One handed Cartwheels


hOoP jam tonight!

03/02/2011 :: 7-8:30pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: Donations

All ages and skill levels are welcome to come and play at our open spin jam tonight. Modest donations are encouraged but there is no entrance fee required. Music & hoops provided, or bring your own. Also welcomed are poi toys, stilts, yoga mats, and plain ol' people wanting to dance through space!


HumpDay SpinJam

02/16/2011 :: 7-8:30ish, pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Come spin with us! Hoops, poi toys, bodies in general! Tunes & hoops provided. Jammin on the One. See you Wednesday!


Multi-Level Class- ongoing Mondays

02/14/2011 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $13/11

Join our multi-level hoopdance class ongoing at Joe's Movement Emporium on Monday nights, or just drop in when you can! This class focus is on fundamentals of hoopdance on and off core, though we are beginning to add more geared to learning choreographed hoopdance phrases that we will build on with regular attendees. The choreograph will be adjustable to the level of hoopers present~ it will remain a multi-level class! Do join us and see what all the hype is about! Most affordable drop in class in town. Hoops & individualized instruction provided. :)


JAM TONIGHT!

02/09/2011 :: 7pm-8:30ish

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donations

Weekly Wednesday spin jam to get us over the humpday in a most enjoyable way~ JOIN US! It's free (donations encouraged but not requisite)! Hoops & tunes provided, too! All ages- no skill necessary- bring your friends, kids, loves, grandparents, etc!


Joe's Class- ongoing Mondays

02/07/2011 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $13/11

Multi-level drop-in friendly beginner to intermediate hoopdance class. Hoops provided or bring your own~ assorted flavors of hooping each week- with each class typically including both on and off core work. Other variations: big and small hoops, poi-style hooping, emphasis on dance & musicality, and 'hoophilosophy'~


HumpDay SpinJam

02/02/2011 :: 7-8:30ish, pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donation$

Once again, *weather permitting* (call Joe's around 5pm if questioning), we will gather at the incredible community arts center that is Joe's Movement Emporium, and begin our spin in the name of all that is revolutionarily On Point, like the peaceful resistance happening this very minute in Egypt. Hoops provided, donations appreciated, smiles guaranteed.


JAM CANCELED TONIGHT!

01/26/2011 :: 7pm

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Joe's is closing due to weather and therefore jam is canceled this eve. Sorry for any inconvenience this creates for you! See you next time, players~


HumpDay SpinJam

01/19/2011 :: 7-8:30ish

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Free

Join us for our weekly jam to play, practice, meet other hoopers, share skills, and get our improv flow, well... flowing. Hoops provided. Other flow apparatus welcome in the space! Music & smiles & hoop hugs if you like are all provided, too.


NO CLASS TONIGHT!

01/17/2011 ::

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

In celebration of MLK Day- Joe's will be closed tonight, hence no evening hoop class. Please join us next week for our continued revolution~


HumpDay SpinJam

01/12/2011 :: 7-8:30pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Join us for the weekly Wednesday night place to be in the world of hoop-lovers...free indoor space to hoop and meet hoopers and freestyle to hot tracks. Donations welcome, hoops & smiles provided. :)


Monday night HoopSchool

01/10/2011 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $13/11

Ongoing series that began last week and continues through the semester exploring fundamentals through intermediate level hoopdance for all! Drop in for $13 or buy a 10-class card and pay $11/class. Hoops provided or feel free to bring your own, too~


Hooping.org 30/30 Challenge: Day 3!

01/10/2011 :: Anytime

Anywhere

http://www.hooping.org

Price: Free

Hooping.org is sponsoring a cool new 'challenge' to help folks grow and/or strengthen their personal hooping practice by making a commitment to hoop for at least 30 minutes of every day for a month. Come on out to Joe's Movement Emporium's Monday night class to get over double your daily dose of whirling wondrousness! Best wishes & happy hooping~


New Year Hoop Jam with the DC Hoop Collective!

01/08/2011 :: 1:30-4pm

Carderock Swim & Tennis Club

8200 Hamilton Spring Court

Bethesda,MD

http://www.meetup.com/hoopdancedc/calendar/15845036/

Join us for great music, hoop free spin time, sharing of joys and intentions, vegan and vegetarian light fare (provided by the DCHC- though please feel free to bring something to share if you like) and more! Bring your hoop (although we'll have some to share), friends and a smile. This is an all levels event! Suggested donation ~ $15/$20 per person. All proceeds support the Jaguar Mary Requires a New Video Camera Fund. Donations can be extended in cash at the event or via the DCHC website (tip jar/donation) ~ www.dchoopcollective.com Jaguar Mary (Possessor of Many Talents) is a hoop dancer, filmmaker, internet artist, healer, Conscious Creator, Shapeshifter, and Earthwalker from Washington, DC. She has been studying a variety of dance and movement forms for over 25 years. Her short films have shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Havana and Johannesburg Biennials of Contemporary Art and other film venues throughout the world. Jaguar Mary co-produced poi artist's Nick Woolsey's DVD, "Adventures in Poi" and is currently co-producing a short film with the ETH Zurich about the Cortona Week project, a yearly residency for natural scientists, artists, and spiritual leaders. She has initiated and developed several internet-based projects including The Era of Change, which focuses on political change through human evolution, and The DC Hoop Collective, an on-line presence for Washington, DC's growing hoop and flow art community. Below are two websites she's created to foster local AND global community development within the hoop: www.dchoopcollective.com * www.sacredcircularites.com Thank you, Jaguar Mary, for being so very awesome. Let's get out to spin out and getchu a new camera!


HumpDay SpinJams Resume!

01/05/2011 :: 7pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Free

Almost every week (call ahead if unsure- 240.328.9924) we get together and throw down in our hoops and bodies to a range of groovtastic tracks in this free community hoop jam for all ages & skill levels. Everyone is welcome! Donations appreciated if you are able/feel so inclined. Feel free to bring poi or juggling toys etc., too. See you at the spin jam!


New Year Classes @ Joe's

01/03/2011 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $13/11

Join us for an ever-evolving & revolving multi-level hoop class at Joe's~ with an emphasis on developing fundamental hoopdance techniques including both on & off-core work. Hoops provided by Joe's for in-class use, or feel free to bring your own, too. Email with any questions from the CONTACT page. Look forward to seeing you there!


Last Joe's Class 'Til 2011

12/13/2010 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $13/11

We'll be wrapping up the fall into winter classes until the New Year this coming Monday night, the 13th of December, at Joe's. Then we'll take a few week break and resume the group class revolution post New Year. Come on out and get your hoop-school fix before the holiday break!


Holiday Hoop Jam- B'more

12/09/2010 :: 7pm til ?

2640 St. Paul Street

Baltimore,MD

http://redemmas.org/2640/

Price: Donation$

Come meet a bunch of B'more hoopers at this year's Holiday Hoop Jam at the lovely 2640 community space. The Baltimore hooping community is growing by leaps and bounds, and it's about time we get to know each other a little bit more. We'll have a gang of hoops for play and/or purchase available, as well as light refreshments. Please feel free to bring some sweet treat, or healthful snack, or beverage to share. This is going to be a deliciously fun time!


Spin Jam Tonight

11/17/2010 :: 7pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Free

Come with your hoops or poi or just yourself to get your spin play and practice on in the company of other local flow enthusiasts. Free/donations. No formal instruction provided. Jams are for your own flow time, or skill sharing with others if you fancy. Music & hoops provided.


Weekly Wednesday HumpDay HoopJam

11/03/2010 :: 7-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

Price: Donations

HoopJams at Joe's are getting more and more filled with our growing, glowing DC hoop community! And I'm pleased as punch about it. Music is on and hoops are aspin Wednesdays beginning at 7pm. Come getchur hour of hooping power mid-week, and literally feel the release of tension stretching & spinning right off of you. By donations only. Please feel free to bring a symbol of love or peace to lend for the non-denominational hoop altar that lives near the music.


Last B'more Class of this Series

11/02/2010 :: 7-8:15pm

2640 St. Paul Street (St. John's Church)

Baltimore,MD

Price: $20

This is the 6th of six classes rounding out the HoopingPowers current Baltimore School of Hoopdance series. Though we've been building on material from week to week- you're still welcome to drop in and join us- the class caters to multiple skill levels and the music will make you want to move! Must bring your own hoop/s unless arrangements are made with instructor ahead of time. $20 drop in rate.


Joe's Class- ongoing Mondays

11/01/2010 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $13/$11

Join this multi-level class where we work on everything from corkscrews and jump thrus to foot hooping and mini-poi-play, depending on the week, always to a super'licious soundtrack. We'll begin with a stretching section, then move on to hooping warm up, skill building & learning of techniques and practice patterns, and then into a jam-integration-trouble-shooting-&-play time, followed up with a cool down to close. Most Mondays til mid-December from 7 to 8:15pm. Drop-ins welcome. Contact me a few days in advance if you know you'll be wanting to purchase a hoop before or after class!


MalcolmX Jammy Jam

10/31/2010 :: After 3pm

Malcolm X Park (aka Meridian Hill)

Washington,DC

Price: Free!

Each Sunday that it's at least 60 degrees folks will continue to gather in wicked bohemian circus freektastic glee to spin toys and juggle thangs and acro-fly with one another and jam out on the drums in a way that is incomparable for the city of DC. If you like to play and hoop and meet rad folks, come to this Sunday early eve magic.


Go-Go Hooping with String Cheese Incident!

10/30/2010 :: 7:30pm

Hampton Coliseum

Hampton,VA

http://www.stringcheeseincident.com/

Price: $59

Have a penchant for jam bands? Wanna get a taste of hooping history and how it's become as huge as it is today? Join Strange Powers and tons of others where we'll be jamming and hooping out to the String Cheese Incident for their Hulaween show! In case you don't know, The SCI has been tossing hoops into their crowds for a long time now, and is credited with greatly contributing to the popularity of modern day hooping~ Thanks, SCI! Looking forward to go-go hooping in wack-a-doo alien garb with you this weekend!


Hoop to Restore Sanity

10/30/2010 :: 12-3pm

National Mall b/w 3rd & 7th St.

Washington,DC

http://www.meetup.com/hoopdancedc/calendar/15079733/

Price: FREE PPL!

Bring your hoops, blankets, and besties down to the National Mall this coming Saturday to HOOP FOR SANITY at Jon Stewart's brilliant rally to restore sanity. Contact us if you want more details and to volunteer in advance for DIY tee-making etc. It's sure to be a hott hooping hoot!


World Hoop Day!

10/10/2010 :: 10am start time

Picnic Area #1, Peirce Mill @ Rock Creek Park

Washington,DC

http://www.dchoopcollective.com

Price: Free!


The Hooping Life Documentary DC Premier!

10/09/2010 :: TBA

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.thehoopinglife.com

DC is the winner of the Hooping dot Org contest to determine the next lucky city to host The Hooping Life documentary~ to take place the weekend of World Hoop Day 2010 as a fund raiser for WHD and youth in need of hoops. Yay DC Hoop Collective for a wonderful proposal of fun! :) This is an incredible treat, DMVers- be sure and save the date! More details coming very soon-


Fall Into the Hoop- B'more Class Series Begins

09/28/2010 :: 7-8:15pm

2640 St. Paul Street (St. John's Church)

Baltimore,MD

Price: $16/20

See CLASSES & SHOWS page & the WEBSHOP for more details about this special Autumn hoop-school offering for the next 6 weeks. Hope to see you all out & in the loop on Tuesday!


Fall Classes @ Joe's

09/13/2010 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $13/dropin

Classes will be beginning again at Joe's on Monday nights after Labor Day. We'll be continuing to cover the basics as necessary- and working on taking our hooping to the next level for folks with some experience around their belts. ;) Drop ins are welcome however material will build from week to week. With that said, I will always break it down for beginners who show up any day, no matter how far into the series we are. Hoops provided but bring your own if you like! $13 drop in. Discount with a class card.


HumpDayHoopJam Begins

09/08/2010 :: 7-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: PayWatUCan

Get your hump day hoop fix met while building community and getting to know other local hoopers! From 7-8 each Wednesday into December unless otherwise stated or a holiday, we'll be throwing down in our hoops at Joe's Movement Emporium. Music and hoops provided, but do bring your own if you like. FYI, directly after the hoop jam (through October 6th) we of the DC Hoop Collective will be having an open meeting to plan for World Hoop Day events and the exciting screening of The Hooping Life documentary which we'll be hosting at Joe's on 10.9.10, the day before World Hoop Day 2010! So stick around for that, too!


A Hoopjamful Wedding <3

09/04/2010 :: 12:30-2pm

Block Party!

Eutaw Pl & Mcmechen St SB

Baltimore,MD

http://http://mattrochellewedding.blogspot.com/

A public party in a B'more park to celebrate love & marriage of Rochelle & Matt! This wedding ceremony open to the community is complete with hoop jam from 12:30 to 2 and then again following the ceremony, and will be taking place at the site of the annual Boundary Block Party celebrating the converging neighborhoods of Bolton Hill, Upton, Sandtown, and Madison Park: Eutaw Place & Mcmechen Streets. Hope to hoop with you there! NO INVITATION NECESSARY! Seriously!


DC Hoop Collective Meeting

08/02/2010 :: 8:30pm

Mount Rainier,MD

http://dchoopcollective.com

At present, most Mondays, the DC Hoop Collective (DCHC) is meeting in the pm to hoop it out a bit, followed by a meeting of minds around DC hooping events and how we can strengthen our efforts to spread hoop love and organize thangs for our city and surrounding areas. Currently we've got our eyes on big plans for World Hoop Day (mark calendars: 10.10.10!). Email if you are interested in joining the peaceful planning forces~ and we'll send you locale 411. Cheers to the ever-growing DC Hoop Community!


Hoop Jam to Dave Matthews

07/15/2010 :: 5:30-7:30pm

Farrugut Square Park NW

Washington,DC

http://www.goldentriangledc.com/

Price: Free

Join me and my hoops for a tribute band to Dave Matthews Band taking place in this landmark park in Northwest DC. We will have extra hoops on hand, a great band to entertain, and a sweet intermission hooping dancemix to boot. Come out & enjoy this FREE show! There will be local vendor giveaways as well~ Be there AND be in the circle AND be in the square!


Palace of Wonders 4 year anniversary!

07/09/2010 :: 10pm

Palace of Wonders

Washington,DC

http://www.palaceofwonders.com

Price: $10

Come out to the Palace Of Wonders for the FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW Friday July 9th! Doors open at 6 PM~ and there will be just one show at 10PM for 10 bones, a sheer bargain & 'thank you' to all its loyal patrons throughout the years. For the uninformed, the Palace of Wonders is the home of the only vaudeville stage, museum of oddities and full bar in the world, and Friday July 9th it proudly announces the FEMME FATALE FOUR YEAR Anniversary Show. Just One Show, One Night Only!! NYís legendary lowbrow singer-songwriter Corn Mo (a one-man band cross between Meatloaf, Freddie Mercury and ELO) performs and hosts the evening!! Starring the following Femme Fatale favorites of the Palace, pleasing to the first-timer or faithful Palace veteran: * Sideshow! Mab Just Mab, DCís Sideshow Girl, will make you squirm in your seat with her shocking stunts * Aerial Artistry! Moira Lee brings her death-defying spinning, spiral drops and sultry silk work, descending from the lofty Palace ceiling right before your eyes * Belly Dance! The exotic Belladona brings you the best in traditional and tribal fusion belly dance accompanied by the talented Ken Vegas of the DC Kings * Fire! Fire eating, breathing, dancing and twirling from the creative and daring Malibu * Burlesque! Classic and comedic burlesque and tease from DCís own Líil Dutch and the irreverent Reverend Valentine ...and last but not least~ * HOOLA HOOPING!!! Strange Powers brings hoop dancing, hooping tricks and high-energy centrifugal force in her off beat and charismatic style Don't miss this jam-packed show!! Come Early! Stay Late for Post-Show Go-Go Dancing and DJ sets! This is going to be a hott, cool, and super fun night to remember, people!


Xtreme Movement Camp Begins

07/06/2010 ::

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Hoopdance with youth from Joe's Xtreme Movement Summer Camp! Contact LaTanya at Joe's to register today.


Healing Hoopdance Workshop

07/06/2010 :: 7-8:30pm

Address announced with registration

Reisterstown,MD

Price: $112

This 6 week Healing Hoopdance series will explore the therapeutic effects of moving mandala meditation. Tuesdays, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm July 6 through Aug. 10, 2010. Noelle of HoopingPowers will be facilitating a 6-week workshop on Tuesday 7.6 through Tuesday 8.10, focusing on Therapeutic & Healing Hoopdance~ dealing with loss, grief, injury, death, or other hard parts of life through the practice of moving meditation and spin in the form of the hoop~mandala. There will be opportunities for writing and talking as well, however all group sharing is completely voluntary. Emphasis on wholistic bliss, living well, shifting energy, & recovering towards enhanced balance of body & mind & heart. Location will be emailed upon receipt of RSVP. Please email noelle@HoopingPowers.com with further questions or to reserve a place in this unique & positively powerful yet gentle class series.


Adult Summer Series at Joe's

07/05/2010 :: 7-8:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: $13/$11

Join us for the 6-week Monday night summer hoopdance session at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD (drop in's are welcome, too!). Joe's provides the hoops, or do bring your own if you have 'em & prefer! We will be using hoopdance movement to foster well being & full body-brain exercise. Core work & off-body hooping from a beginner to intermediate level will be explored. Mini hoops will be provided (and available for purchase) for poi-style hooping as applicable. If you know in advance before a class that you'd like to look at new hoop stock for purchase, do shoot me an email so I make sure to bring them along at: Noelle at HoopingPowers dot com. Looking forward to jamming out soon~


Private Lesson

06/13/2010 :: 9:30-10:30am

Baltimore,MD


Bat Mitzvah Hoopjam!

06/12/2010 :: 1-2pm

Baltimore,MD

A private affair to celebrate Hannah's Bat Mitzvah in Baltimore, MD. Mazel Tov, Hannah!


*NO JOE'S TIL JULY*

06/09/2010 :: 7-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Joe's Hoopdance classes are on hold now through the end of June, 2010- and will resume on Mondays for a six week session from 7 to 8:15pm from July 5 until August 9. Please spread the word to anyone you know who attends or is interested in attending hoop class at Joe's Movement.


Hoop Convergence 2010

05/21/2010 :: 5 days!

North Cacalacka

Carrboro,NC

http://www.hoopconvergence.com

In my opinion, the hottest east coast hooping 'conference' in existence (at least until we in DC-B'more get one going ;) ~5 days of hooping workshops, jams, quality bonding time with the greater hooping community, and of course, lots and lots and still lots more of revolutionary movement! I believe this event is at capacity already, but if you're interested there *may* be a wait-list to get on, and certainly consider coming out for it next year if you have real love for the hoop and yourself and the world. Seriously. Whirled Peace~


Lucy's Hoopy B'day Bash

05/15/2010 :: 2-4pm

Private Locale

Silver Spring,MD

Going to celebrate Lucy's 5th year of life with hooping and stilting and face paint, oh my!


Hoopy 4th B'day Party NYC

05/08/2010 ::

Private Residence

New York,NY

My nephew & friends & family will celebrate the birthday of Elias Orlando with hoops and playful revolution for all! Happy Birthday, E.O.! I love you so.


Race for Hope 2010

05/02/2010 :: 9am

Freedom Plaza

Washington,DC

Price: Donations

My family's annual walk/run tribute to my Mother Mimi, my brother, Thomas, and all people living or who have lived with brain tumors everywhere. I will be walking/running the race with mini hoops in hand!


Hoop & Mandala-Making Workshop

04/25/2010 :: 6-8:30pm

TBA

Baltimore,MD

Price: $45

Pre-registration required. More details to come soon, or write from CONTACT page with questions. Invest in this class from the WEBSHOP page if you're interested! Fee includes materials for one hoop & another mandala of choice, along with details instructions/guidance and also a history of mandalas and how we can use them for our highest good. And light refreshments. And good company. :) Space is limited so do purchase/RSVP in advance~


New B'more Hoop School Series

04/13/2010 :: 7-8:30pm

2640 St. Paul Street (St. John's Church)

Baltimore,MD

6-weeks, through May 18th. More details forthcoming, or write with questions from CONTACT page. Pre-register from WEBSHOP page. $99 for all six weeks in advance, or $20 to drop in. Hoop rentals are $2/class, and new hoops available for purchase upon request. Spring into your HOOP this sprunged-out season!


SpinJammyJam

03/07/2010 :: 6:30pm-ish

Artist's Lofts- Mt. Rainier

Mount Rainier,MD

See blog for more- and throw on your jammy jams to get comfy and DANCE! Hosted by DC's Dance-A-Fire and free! Hoopers are super welcome.


Love2Dance Summit- Hoop Class

03/06/2010 :: 2:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $15

A full day of dance for Prince George's County young dancers ages 12 to 18, including instruction in ballet, modern, step, yoga, African, hip hop, and HOOPING! The day also includes lunch, performances, and a souvenir bag. Please call Malori Rhodes for more information or to register at: 301.699.1819.


Hoop Jam for HAITI

02/28/2010 :: 12 to 2pm

Carderock Springs Swim & Tennis Club

Bethesda,MD

http://www.carderockclub.org

Price: $20/donat.

PLEASE NOTICE THE SCHEDULE CHANGE! No HoopJam tomorrow~ extreme snow has caused us to reschedule the HoopJam for Haiti until Sunday the 28th of February. Following below are the words of fellow hooper and movement artist Jocelyn Gordon, about a hoop jam in honor of and fundraising for the people and land of Haiti, specifically focused on clean & safe water for all: "Let's spin our prayers, intentions and best wishes to our sistren and brethren in Haiti~ Let's raise the vibration of the planet with our joyous hoop play~ Let's raise funds and support the work of Water Mission International~ Let's express our Gratitude for Water - the life giving element~ $20 suggested minimum Donation Cash or Check Only (payable to Water Mission International. All proceeds after covering the venue rental will go to Water Mission International. 12pm - a Gratitude Meditation facilitated by Jocelyn Gordon of Hoop Dance DC Onwards - Dance * Dance * Dance to world music, hip hop and eclectic beats! 1:45pm - a Closing Meditation facilitated by Noelle Powers of HoopingPowers * A little about Water Mission International: Founded in 2001, Water Missions International (WMI) provides clean, safe water to people in developing countries and disaster areas through a variety of technologies. Our goal is to provide sustainable access to safe water so that no person should perish for want of safe drinking water. Water Missions International is able to develop low-maintenance, self-sustaining water treatment systems for communities around the world that provide safe drinking water, wastewater management and storm water control. Through our community development programs, disaster relief efforts, advocacy, education and custom engineering solutions, we have been able to bring hope and relief to more than 1.5 million people around the globe. Please bring a water bottle to this event. There will be filtered water for you to refill your bottle. From Mission International - Raise the Glass * Simply raise a glass of fresh clean drinking water and offer the following toast: I raise my glass to the nearly 1 billion people who lack access to safe drinking water and make a New Year's resolution to do all I can to help those without in 2010." Thank you Jocelyn, for organizing this extraordinarily positive, pro-active, Love-focused, and healing-centered hoop jam. Looking forward to seeing you all and hooping it out Sunday the 28th~


B'more Class Weeks 5-8

02/23/2010 :: 7:30-9pm

2640 St. Paul Street (St. John's Church)

Baltimore,MD

Price: $16

After a two week break and two ginormous storms, we will be continuing with the multi-leveled Self-Love hoopdance exploration over the next four Tuesdays nights. Building on what was covered in weeks 1-4, we will be accelerating our practice and play both inside and around the hoop. Bring a water bottle. Hoops for purchase upon request. Drop-ins still welcome, some basic hooping experience will be helpful but is not requisite. Email noelle at HoopingPowers dot com with questions.


Dutch Oven Burlesque & Variety Show

02/20/2010 :: 10pm

Palace of Wonders

Washington,DC

http://www.palaceofwonders.com

Price: $10

Strange Powers will be revolutionizing the dance floor not once but twice in this burlesque & variety fusion show of local legendary, Lil' Dutch. Come out and check out the freekiest nightclub this side of the Mississippi, complete with wicked weird Dime Museum oddities on the upper level, looking down on the stage below. Also staring Lil'Dutch herself, Sugar Ann Spice, Quioui Nonnon, Ava After-Dark, MC Gary Gutter, and NY's Sabrina Chap!


Fishnet Fete Fundraiser

02/18/2010 :: 8pm

Josephine Butler Mansion

Washington,DC

http://tangomercurio.org

Price: $30

A fundraiser for dance company Tango Mercurio, with a special appearance by Strange Powers of www.HoopingPowers.com at 8:30pm sharp! Tango dancing all night til 11:30pm. Please come out to support this amazing form of dance and the Mercurio crew doing so much good in our community and beyond~


Key School (Escuela Key) Hoop Night

01/28/2010 :: 6:30pm

Key School~Escuela Key

Arlington,VA

Hooping Powers will conduct a super duper hoola hooper class for both students and parents of the Key School to get their New Year's Revolution whirling~ in both English and Espanol, y la idioma del mundo: Movimiento Circular!


Kaleidoscope Youth Classes

01/25/2010 :: 4:15-5:45pm

Christian Temple Church, 5820 Edmondson Ave

Catonsville,MD

Price: $125

A class series for grades 3-6. Beginning January 25 and running through March 8. Join founder of HoopingPowers HoopDance Company in a six-week series designed to introduce the modern and joyful hoola hoop revolution to young people. Hoops of various sizes will be provided for in-class use, and some will be made available for purchase as well. We will explore basic waist hooping in both directions, arm hooping, neck hooping, hoop tricks, group-hoop games, as well as using the hoop as a prop and toy for creative movement. If you would like to register your child for this class, please provide the below information, and mail to: Christian Temple Church, Attention: Kaleidoscope! 5820 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228, along with $125 payment: name, grade, phone, parent name, address, parent's email, any medical concerns, parent's cell phone #. Please register by no later than January 11th. If the class is canceled due to weather or illness, you will be notified by email. Please call or email Pat with any registration-related questions at: 410.747.3465 or dlafon1227@aol.com


New B'more Hoop Class Series

01/12/2010 :: 7:30-9pm

2640 St. Paul Street (St. John's Community Church)

Baltimore,MD

Price: $16/14

A fresh new 8 week hoop class series (please note: NO CLASS on FEB 9 or 16) for both beginners and hoopers with the foundational concepts of modern hoop dance. Weeks 1-4 will concentrate on the basics (waist hooping both directions, arm/hand hooping, off-body hoopdance, and more advanced skills as time and skill levels permit). Weeks 5-8 will focus on more advanced techniques (including mini hoops, isolations, sustained spinning, broader full body dance, utilizing music to accent your unique hoop movements etc.). Class designed for adults or mature (serious about learning hoopdance) youth. Please contact noelle at hoopingpowers dot com for more info or with additional questions~


New Mount Rainier Hoop Class Series

01/06/2010 :: 7-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

12 week series, drop-ins welcome but full registration always encouraged. Join Noelle Powers for an ongoing, super-sweet workout and joy-inducing hoop class focusing on foundational hoopdance techniques, as well as more advanced movements such as isolations, mini/multiple hoops, sustained spinning, and fuller-all-body dancing whilst hooping. The first 4 weeks will concentrate on gaining and mastering basic movements, and the later 6 weeks will take our hooping to the next level. Please email noelle at hoopingpowers dot com for additional information, or with questions regarding skill-levels appropriate for this series.


Greenbelt New Year's Eve Bash!

12/31/2009 :: 7:30-9:30pm

Greenbelt Community Center

99 Center Way

Greenbelt,MD

http://www.greenbeltmd.gov/

Price: $7/$5

Join me for another ring-in-the-new-year performance and full on hoop jam for youth and adults alike! More details to follow shortly- but this is a free an Awe to the Some family-style event with live music and huge inflatable jungle gyms and craft rooms and puppet shows and more~ totaling 2 or 3 stories in 2 big buildings of fun! I was a part of their festivities last year and am looking forward to another fabulous time with the great community of historic Greenbelt. Hoops provided but do bring your own if you have 'em- and your 80's gear to boot~


Taller (Workshop) de UPA en Valdivia

11/28/2009 :: 11am

U. Austral

Pabellon Docente, Sala 6 (P.D. 6)

Valdivia, Chile,VA

Price: 3 o 2 mil

Junto conmigo en este primer taller de ula ula (o: "upa") moderno in Valdivia. No necesita experiencia. Adultos bienvinidos, y jovenes tambien. 3 mil para publico general, y 2 mil para estudiantes. "upas" grandes y pequenos para usar en clase, y tambien pueden comprarlos. "VIVA LA UPA!"


Gifting Hoops to KidSave

09/12/2009 :: Afternoon

Private Residence

Ashton,MD

http://kidsave.org

Price: FreeHoops!

Local DMV hoopers: Miss Fortune, TinaB, and myself will have the pleasure on behalf of the DC Hoop Collective and inspired by World Hoop Day, to gift several hoola hoops to youth in the local chapter of KidSave, many of whom could probably benefit from the revolutionary goodness and smiles that hooping tends to provide! KidSave sponsors a Weekend Miracles program, wherein foster youth and prospective adoptive parents have the opportunity to meet and get to know each other~ As hoopers we know that hoops tend to make great ice-breakers and are usually instant good-time makers~ hopefully the youth and families of the KidSave program will agree!


WORLD HOOP DAY 2009!

09/09/2009 :: 4-8pm

Washington Monument Grounds

Washington,DC

http://www.dchoopcollective.com

Price: Free!

Take the day off or come over after your workday to Join hoopers from all over the DMV and hopefully beyond on the grounds of the Washington Monument to celebrate hooping across the globe! Meet other local hoopers, find info about classes, hoop jams, and other spinning-related events! Bring hoops to give away if you have em! 4-8pm. DJ will be present! North-East Quadrant of the grounds! Additionally, in accordance with the WHD mission, the DC Hoop Collective will be giving away over 60 hand-made hoops to KidSave teenagers over the next two months! KidSave, located in DC, is an organization that works to link foster youth with adoptive parents~ Come out and hoop with us and be a part of the joyful revolution!


Things To Do, B'more: Intro Hoop Workshop

08/29/2009 :: 10am-noon

2640 St. Paul Street

Baltimore,MD

http://thingstododc.com

Things To Do DC is a popular social networking organization for young professionals in the DC-MD-VA area to experience everything from flying an airplane to dancing up a storm to HOOLA HOOPING! This is the first hooping class that's being offered through Things To Do, and Hooping Powers is thrilled to be a part of it all. Join us on the morning of Saturday, August 29th for a two hour introductory workshop to the joyful revolutionary hooping movement. Don't worry- we'll take some breaks throughout- but do be prepared to work up a sweat, feel muscles you may not have even known that you had, and have an amazingly fun time while you're at it! :)


ARC Hoop Camp

08/25/2009 :: Afternoon

North East,MD

http://baltimorearc.org

A private hooping workshop for differently abled folks in the forests of Maryland through the wonderful ARC organization of Baltimore and beyond. We ALL have HOOPING POWERS~


Santa Sail Fundraiser: Canton

08/01/2009 :: T.B.A.

Canton Waterfront Park

Baltimore,MD

http://santaclausanonymous.org

Price: Donations!

Join us on the afternoon of August 1st in the beautiful Canton neighborhood of B'more for the 3rd annual Santa Sail at Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Santa Claus Anonymus is a 75 year old regional charity that benefits children in Baltimore City and surrounding counties to give them an enjoyable Christmas/holiday experience. This is a highly family-friendly event featuring catamaran sailboat rides across the harbor(!), live music, great food, and fun activities for children like HOOLA HOOPING! Donations accepted and go to support disenfranchised youth of greater Baltimore. Please come out to play and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event with us!


Fluid Movement Water Ballet~ Gala

08/01/2009 :: 5pm

Patterson Park Pool

Baltimore,MD

http://fluidmovement.org

Price: $30/$10kid

Celebrate TEN YEARS of Fluid Movement's wild existence, founded by a brilliant friend of Hooping Powers, the great Trixie Little. This evening's wonderful water ballet will be followed by an all out pool party Gala extravaganza, including a performance by FM board member Hooping (aka Strange) Powers around 7 or 8pm! Fab food, silent auction items (including a hoola hoop!) and much much more to be enjoyed at this special anniversary show~


Last Saturday Jam of Joe's!

07/25/2009 :: 5-7pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donations

This is the LAST of the last-Saturday jams that will be taking place at Joe\'s for a while! So be sure and come out and join us! Hoops provided or bring your own if you have em. Donations gratefully accepted or come for free if need be! Just come and spin it up with us! :)


Strange Powers' HoopTroop @ Northscape!

07/18/2009 :: the 7:30 hour

B'more Artscape

Station North Arts District

Baltimore,MD

http://northscape.org

Price: Free!

Come out and see a brand new and super fun hooperformance by Strange and friends this Saturday evening at the first annual Northscape, set to coincide with B'more's ever-popular Artscape weekend. Donations for these FREE performances will go towards supporting people with Cystic Fibrosis~ come check it out! There are SO many amazing and artful things happening this weekend in B'more!


2nd Class Tonight @ Joe's

07/08/2009 :: 7-8pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $13/dropin

Tonight marks the second week in an 8 week series of beginner-level hooping and hoopdance instruction taught at Joe's Movement in Mount Rainier, MD. It's not too late to join the series, or, as always, you can come on a drop-in basis. Last week we had a whole lot of fun getting our whirl on, so please do join us if you are a newbie & curious about all this raging hoopiness~ :)


1st Class of New B'more Series

07/06/2009 :: 7:00-8:10pm

2640 St. Paul Street

Baltimore,MD

http://redemmas.org/2640

Price: $15/dropin

Join us for the next adult-oriented beginner class in Baltimore at the beautiful and towering 2640 St. Paul Street space, Charles Village~ B'more. In this class we will explore foundations of hoopdance such as waist hooping to the left and right, off body hooping, chest & hip hooping, transitions, improvisation, overall hoopdance qualities, flow, and using the hoop as a metaphor for love and living well for ourselves. Hoops provided for $2 rental fee/class, or feel free to bring your own~


Private Fundraiser

06/25/2009 :: 6pm

Inner Harbor

Baltimore,MD

Strange Powers will spin the joyful revolution in a performance for party-goers in order to raise funds for a neo-natal intensive care unit of a local hospital~


Joe's Youth Xtreme Camp: Hooping

06/23/2009 :: 11am-12pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

As part of a varied camp in 'x-treme' movement of many kinds, this exciting 2-week long camp (throughout the month of July) will cover a lot of basic full-body hoop skills, more dance-inspired hooping, as well as using the hoop as a prop for games, meditation, and a symbol for the cycles of life & revolution. Please call Joe's with questions or for more info on how to register at 301.699.1819~


HoopPath Retreat

06/19/2009 :: Weekend

Carrboro,NC

http://www.hooppath.com/cms/2009/04/29/the-2009-hooppath-retreat-618th-21st2009/

I'm hoping to steal away for a retreat down to the HoopPath Retreat in my favorite NC town of Carrboro~ also the home of some of my favorite hooping inspirations~ It'll also be a birthday present to myself (b'day on Wednesday the 17th of June) to gift myself the joy of continued practice and growth inside my circle, within my soul~


HoopJam Tribute to Mimi Hipps

06/14/2009 :: Afternoon

Private Residence

Glen Echo,MD

My mother graduated from nursing school in 1959 with about 30 other women around her age. They're having their 50 year reunion(!) on this day- and I will be there with Hooping Powers' hoola hoops to represent and throw a little jam in her honor~ hopefully getting her fellow classmates to give it a whirl!


Family Fun Day at YMCA

06/06/2009 :: 6-7pm

Stadium Place YMCA

Baltimore,MD

http://ymaryland.org

Price: Free!

A classic hoop jam for all ages will kick off this evening in June's Family Fun Day celebration at the Waverly/Stadium Place YMCA~ Hoops provided or of course bring your own if you like! Some new hoops will be available for sale as well. New hoop investments are between $15 and $40 depending on size and design~


Artomatic with DC Hoopers

06/05/2009 :: Fri. & Sat. pm

2640 St. Paul Street

Washington,DC

http://www.artomatic.org

Price: Free!

Come check out all the rad creation of this year's Artomatic in DC including a hoopdance in which I'll be spinning with Surprise! as well as a gang of other hoopers~ More details to come this week!


Joe's Jam~ Last Saturday of the Month

05/30/2009 :: 5-7pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Free~

Come spin with us or practice other improv-based movement arts as well! Hoops & music provided, but feel free to bring your own if you like! Questions? Email Noelle from the Contact page for more 411~


HoolaHoopathon 2009!

05/23/2009 :: 12:30pm

2640 St. Paul Street

Baltimore,MD

http://redemmas.org/2640

Price: $5-10

All right hoopers, start hoopin! Announcing Fluid Movement's 4th Annual Hoola Hoop-a-thon! Saturday May 23rd at 2640 St. Paul St. in beautiful Charles Village! What's in store? Hot hooping, def tracks, popcorn & sweet treats, wild visionary costuming and the HOOPING COMPETITION to determine who receives the title MASTER OF HOOPS 2009! And that person could be you! Cash prize awarded to tha Master! It's $10 to compete and $5 to watch. Hoop rentals are $2 or feel free to bring your own! Want to buy one? They're for sale, too. Register by 12:30; Competition begins at 1:00pm sharp! All skills tested: ENDURANCE, CHALLENGE ROUNDS, TRAVEL, FREESTYLE! Music spin by the inimitable DJ DWIGGINS and MC'd by GREGGY GLITTERATI, as well as performances by your Host, STRANGE POWERS, the MASTER OF HOOPS 2008 Ms. SPINCYCLE and MELISSA ULTRASHARLAT! Questions? Email noelle@hoopingpowers.com Rain or shine! You gotta spin it to win it!


Hoop 4 BRAIN Health!

05/03/2009 :: morning time

Downtown

Washington,DC

http://curebraintumors.org

Save the date for this year's annual Race for Hope to fight against and cure brain tumors. Hoops will be provided on race morning to survivors & supporters in exchange for a donation to the race. More info to come shortly, but please do contact Noelle if you'd like to help volunteer time &/or other resources to help with this joyful and truly brain-strengthening FUNdraiser~ Additional Note: If you are a survivor of a brain tumor, you are invited to take & enjoy a HoopingPowers hooping class at no cost~ as often as you like! Hooping provides incredible bi-lateral brain stimulation, anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects, and also induces an energized, calm, & meditative state for many.


Boundary Block Party

05/02/2009 :: 1-4pm

Eutaw & McMechen Streets

B'more,MD

http://www.rebeccanagle.com

Price: Free!

In the median strip on Eutaw Place, join this radical gathering of several adjacent neighborhoods coming together for an afternoon of entertainment and community building! There will be a stage with performers and plenty of opportunity for party-goers to hoop, dance, and hoopdance! Bring your own hoop if you have one or use one of ours if not! Stage show around 1:30pm- hoop jam to follow afterwards~


FlowerMart HoopJam

05/02/2009 :: 3pm-ISH!

Washington Monument in **Mt. Vernon, B'more**

Baltimore,MD

http://www.flowermart.org/

Price: Free

If you love flowers and plants and kiddos and crafts, come check out the Flowermart all weekend long in Mount Vernon around the Monument. We'll be hooping it up in the 3 o'clock hour for as long as we last. If the weather is questionable, and you want to know if we'll still be hooping- call 240.328.9924. Anyone up for a rain Jam? I think I am!


New Family Hoop Class- Starts Today!

04/28/2009 :: 4-4:45pm

Great Soul Wellness

Baltimore,MD

http://www.greatsoulwellness.com

Price: $160/8 wks

Please see complete description on the Classes & Shows page of this site. Space is limited, therefore pre-registration is required. It is not too late to sign up! Contact Great Soul Wellness directly by calling 410.254.2786~


First Class of New Session- B'more

04/27/2009 :: 7pm-8:10pm

2640 St. Paul Street

Baltimore,MD

Price: $12.5- $17

Join us tonight(!) for the first class in this next B'more series of hoopdance instruction taught by Noelle of Hooping Powers. $15 drop in rate per class, or $12.50/class with full-series registration ($75 total). Hoops of various sizes and weights provided for $2 fee for in-class use. Or bring your own if you have one. Questions? Call 240.328.9924. Hope to see you tonight!


Hoop in tha LOVE PARADE!

04/05/2009 :: 2:30pm

Downtown

B'more,MD

http://www.fluidmovement.org

Price: 4 freezy!

Join the 2nd annual LOVE parade as a culminating part of the Transmodern Arts Festival weekend with wicked cool thangs happening all weekend long. The parade will start at the H & H Building at Franklin and Eutaw in downtown Baltimore- and weave around a few city blocks- passing right by the new home of the sweet community arts organization: Fluid Movement~ creator of the beautiful LOVE parade itself. Come by, make a balloon hat, bring your hoola hoop, strap on your rollerskates and share your exploding heart while relishing in our collective B'more Love~


Cherry Blossom Hoop Jam

04/04/2009 :: 11:30-1pm

Tidal Basin

Washington,DC

Price: free

Come join us under the beautiful blossoms this Saturday for a sweet mid-day hoop jam led by the fabulous Tina B! Some hoops provided but please bring your own if you have one~


Hoop Jam~ ALL are WELCOME!

03/28/2009 :: 5-7pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: ~donation~

Join us for another installment of the last Saturday jammy jam at Joe's Movement Emporium. Hoops & dance-friendly music provided or you're encouraged bring your own. People are also free to jam out in other creative ways besides hooping if so inclined. :) Joe's is an amazing arts center and in addition to hooping there are loads of other wonderful things happening there...Hip Hop classes, Yoga, Youth programs, West African dance classes to name just a few! Bring a friend or two and getchur revolution on~


Capitol Hoopers @ DC RollerDerby

03/14/2009 :: Halftime 6pm

DC Armory

Washington,DC

http://dcrollergirls.com

Price: $12

Come join the fun at the DC Roller Derby bout this Saturday starting at 5pm sharp. The Capitol Hoopers will be entertaining the masses during half-time, as well as welcoming crowd members to get their spin on~ so don't be shy, come on out and play with us!


HoopGirl Teacher Training!

03/06/2009 :: Fri.-Sun.

2640 St. Paul Street

Baltimore,MD

http://www.hoopgirl.com

Price: $700

Join Christabel "Hoopgirl" Zamor for her first ever east coast teacher training and become certified in teaching her world-renowned Hoopgirl All-Star curriculum. Friday through Sunday, March 6-8 from 10am-6pm each day. $700. Register now at Hoopgirl dot come for this 24-hour training~


Last Sat. Jammy Jam

02/28/2009 :: 5-7pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: Donations

Come spin it up and get to know your fellow hooping breathren at one of the greatest arts & dance centers around DC! If you haven't been to Joe's Movement Emporium- this is a perfect opportunity to check it out and hoop it out all in one! Movers & shakers of all varieties are WELCOME! Hoops provided, however bring your own if you have 'em! Suggested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds~


Strathmore Open House

02/15/2009 :: T.B.A.

Strathmore Arts Center

Bethesda,MD

http://strathmore.org

Price: Free!

Come to the amazing arts hub of greater DC: Strathmore Arts Center for a free and super fun, circus-themed DISCOVER STRATHMORE Open House from 11am to 4pm. Jugglers, clowns, musicians & acrobats will perform and lead interactive workshops throughout the day. Hooping Powers will be on hand with plenty of hoops for a sweet afternoon jam, complete with instructions and demos to boot!


Hoopdance Demo @ GSW

02/08/2009 :: 4-4:15pm

Great Soul Wellness

Baltimore,MD

http://www.greatsoulwellness.com

Price: Free!

A quick & fun hoopdance demonstration by Noelle of Hooping Powers on the last of a 3-day celebration of the first year of the Great Soul Wellness space in Northeast Baltimore. Other demos include Capoeira, Bellydancing, Yoga, and more! 4711 Harford Road, 21214.


Great Soul Free Trial Class

02/07/2009 :: 4:15-5pm

Great Soul Wellness

Baltimore,MD

http://www.greatsoulwellness.com

Price: Free!

Come celebrate the very 1st birthday of Great Soul Wellness studio with events, workshops, classes, and demos all weekend long. 4711 Harford Road in the NE neighborhood of Lauraville, B'more. From 4:15 to 5pm will be a sample hooping class for all to try out the spinning revolution.


HoopJam at Joe's

01/31/2009 :: 5-7pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: Donation

Join us from 5-7pm this Saturday at Joe's Movement Emporium for an all out HoopJAM! Feel free to jam out in other ways as well (dance, poi, etc.). Some hoops provided but bring your own if you have 'em! Suggested donation of $10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Joe's HoopJAM will continue on the last Saturday of every month~ Come spin with us!


New B'more Series Begins

01/26/2009 :: 7-8pm

2640 St. Paul Street

Baltimore,MD

http://www.redemmas.com/2640

Price: $15/dropin

Six weeks of introduction to The Art of Hooping and Hoopdance with Noelle Powers. Classes are on Monday nights from 1.26.09 to 3.2.09 from 7-8pm at 2640 St. Paul Street (St. John's Church building). Drop-ins $15/class, pre-registration $12/class ($72 total), $2/hoop rental or bring your own~


Glitterama in PA!

01/17/2009 :: 9pm

Open Stage

Harrisburg,PA

http://www.openstagehbg.com

Price: $17

Glitterama loads up the MINI-VAN! to bring all of Baltimore's best glittery goodness to H'burg, PA for one night only! See Strange Powers' Poodle Hoop Troop in sweet canine action! :) Don't miss a good thing while it lasts, Pennsylvanians!


New Class Session Begins at Joe's

01/10/2009 :: 11:15am-12:15pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: 13/drop-in

Join the revolution this new year by taking Joe's newest 8 week Hoop class series for beginner and beginning-intermediate hoopers alike. Learn to cultivate your own hoop practice for fun, wellness in body AND mind, meditation, & fitness, developing a base of technical & stylistic movements with the hoop. Saturdays 1.10.09-2.28.09, 11:15am-12:15pm. $13 drop-in. Full pre-registration: $11. Email with further curriculum questions: noelle at hoopingpowers dot com.


New Year's Eve HoopJAM!

12/31/2008 :: 7-8pm, hooping

Greenbelt Youth Center

Greenbelt,MD

http://www.greenbeltmd.gov/arts

Price: $7 at door

Kick off your New Year's Eve properly with a REVOLUTION-themed night of fun & entertainment in historic Greenbelt! Join me at 7pm for a hooperformance until 7:15, followed by an all out hoop jam until 8. Hooping may continue outside if the weather permits, and there will be lots more entertainment to last until midnight! There is so much revolutionary goodness to celebrate this new year- and what a better way to do it than encircled by a powerful hoop of love & peace! PLEASE NOTE: This jam is early enough in the eve to still get your New Year's night on elsewhere afterwards, if you should so desire~


Private Party

12/27/2008 :: 3-5pm

Olney,MD

Hooping Powers Hoopy Birthday Bash in the afternoon for a lucky youngster and all her friends! This is a closed event~


Hanukah/Holiday HoopJam

12/22/2008 :: 8:30-9:45pm

2640 St. Paul Street

Baltimore,MD

http://redemmas.org/2640

Price: Donations

Join us for the last class, jam-style, of hooping this year at 2640- a wonderful indoor space with super high ceilings perfect for getting your wildest hoop-on! Students can still benefit from instruction, but non-students may join us, too, for self-hooping explorations! Your $5-10 suggested donation for space use all goes to support 2640 and the Red Emma's Collective that voluntarily runs the space. Support your hoop practice & 2640 all at once!


Last Minute Stocking Stuffa Sale

12/20/2008 :: Noon to 5pm

Whole Gallery @ H & H Bldg.

Baltimore,MD

Price: Free

Come on by the Whole Gallery to find heaps of sweet and beautiful arts and crafts made by LOCAL ARTISTS for your last-minute gift giving needs, or to gift yourself a lovely something & enjoy a cup of cocoa. Hooping Powers will be there with fancy new hoops for your New Year's Revolution! The Whole Gallery is located in downtown B'more on the 3rd floor of the H & H Building, at 405 W. Franklin where it intersects with Eutaw~


Black Friday in DC

11/29/2008 :: 2am- 5am!

DC~USA Retail Complex

Columbia Heights,DC

http://shopdcusa.com

Price: Free to wait in line & watch street performers.

I'll be hooping from 2am to 5am for the expected masses waiting in line for stores' 5:00 am opening time!


GLITTERAMA!

11/22/2008 :: 7 & 10pm

Creative Alliance

Baltimore,MD

http://www.creativealliance.org/events/calendar.asp

Price: $12 public, $10 C.A. members

Glitterama is back on the block this November 22nd with two fabulous shows in one night! 7pm & 10pm start times. In addition to the comedic craze of MC Greggy Glitteratti, enjoy top-notch aerial artistry, hand balancing, hilarious bur & boylesque, and... last but not least, the debut of the new Strange Powers' Hoop Troop!


HoopMaking Workshop

11/16/2008 :: 4-6 &/OR 6:30-8:30pm

Baltimore,MD

Price: $30, includes materials

Join us for an evening of learning all the ins and outs of hoop-making, and practice by constructing and decorating your very own beautiful & colorful ring to keep you whirling through the years! Space is limited, so RSVP soon using the contact page to request a spot. You will receive an email reply back indicating if your spot is ensured, in which case details will follow with the exact location in Charles Village, Baltimore.


Sat. am Class Begins

11/15/2008 :: 11am-12:15pm

Great Soul Wellness

Baltimore,MD

http://www.greatsoulwellness.com

Price: $12/class full reg., $14/drop-in

New 6-week beginner class taking place at the lovely Great Soul Wellness Center in conveniently located Lauraville on Hartford Road. Pre-registration through studio suggested, as space is limited. Drop-in rate $14, $12/class with full registration. Please email or call with questions. Hoops for in-class practice provided~


Norfolk HoopJam for Pamela

11/08/2008 :: 2pm

Granby St. & Cromwell Pkwy.

Norfolk,VA

http://www.hooping.org/archives/001909.html#more

Price: Travel Expenses

Hoopers from all over will be traveling to Norfolk, VA this coming Saturday in support of a fellow hoola hooper named Pamela, a.k.a. the Hula Hoop Lady, who was recently mistreated by police after a noise complaint was filed against her. Pamela suffered permanent brain damage as a teenager in a car crash, and now, decades later, finds and spreads peace, wellness, and happiness through hooping. Visit hooping dot org for more background and details on this story, and trek down to Norfolk on Saturday if you're able, to show some hoop love & solidarity for Pamela and others who've suffered from traumatic brain damage~


Gun Wife Gone, Corn Mo & Variety Show

11/01/2008 :: 10pm

Ottobar

2549 N. Howard Street

Baltimore,MD

http://www.theottobar.com

Price: $9

There will be hooping spectacle for sure in this wild variety show to open up for NYC's Corn Mo and local starlets Gun Wife Gun at this post-Halloween Sinners Gone Wild of a night. Strange Powers will hoop, dance, and dangle alongside seriously talented host, Paco Fish, aka Reverend Paco within quite an eclectic line-up from 10 to 10:45pm. Corn Mo and Gun Wife Gun to follow, with a midnight costume contest not to be missed for a whopping $100 prize!


Halloween Bash 2008

10/31/2008 :: 6-9pm

NOVA Residence

Reston,VA

Price: Free~ Come Costumed!

Strange Powers will be part of a spook-tacular yard exhibit & Halloween party hosted by a dear friend and hooping enthusiast. Email for more info if you want to trick or treat at the coolest & scariest yard in Northern Virginia!


Vermillion Lies Show

10/17/2008 :: 9pm

Palace of Wonders

Washington,DC

http://www.vermillionlies.com

Catch Strange Powers hooping along with some wickedly talented folks like The Paco Fish & the sweetly sinister sister duo not to be missed as they roll through our capital~>Vermillion Lies~


Central Cabaret

10/16/2008 :: 10:30pm

Grand Central

Baltimore,MD

http://centralstationpub.com

Price: $4

Hooping Powers will be hosting a knock-out Variety show at 1001 N. Charles Street, home of Grand Central Station nightclub. Catch a hooping duet, a tribute to Paula Abdul, and 3 of the city's best drag queens doing their thangs. Hosted by the lovely Dimitria, and only $4! Stay for the DJ and dancing to follow~


Charm City Kitty Club

10/04/2008 :: 7pm Pre-Show

Creative Alliance

Baltimore,MD

http://www.creativealliance.org/events/calendar.asp

Price: $12 public, $10 C.A. members

Come out to see the next production of B'more's Charm City Kitty Club: Vote Kitty! We'll be vending hoops for a mere $20/each before hand and during intermission, so bring some cash to getchur hoop on or gift a friend in need!


Greater Lauraville Fair

09/27/2008 :: 11am-6pm

4100 Harford Road

Baltimore,MD

http://www.greaterlauraville.com/

Price: Free!

Check out the sweet parade which'll include HOOPING through the neighborhood of Lauraville, Baltimore from 11 to noon. From 12 to 6pm, stick around this ever-so-charming B'more destination and enjoy puppet shows, a petting zoo, pie-eating, libations, vendors, hoop sales, demos, & more! Located in Herring Run Park~


Rally for the River!

09/21/2008 :: 8am-2pm

I-83! Yep, the expressway!

Baltimore,MD

http://www.jonesfall.org

Price: $5

Northbound lanes of the freeway through Baltimore City will be closed for cars and open for peds to play on from 8am until 2pm on Sunday the 21st! What a rare treat to bike, hike, run, walk & HOOP on the expressway sans exhaust! Hooping Powers will be there in full effect with a special Hoop Zone for your spinning pleasure! More details to come as the date draws nearer~


Best of B'more Party

09/18/2008 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Museum of Industry

Baltimore,MD

Strange Powers hoops it up for the winning crowd of Best of Baltimore recipients as announced by the City Paper this week~


HampdenFest!

09/13/2008 :: 11-7pm (*2-5*)

The Ave~ W.36th Street

Baltimore,MD

http://hampdenfest.blogspot.com/

Price: FREE!

Fun, food, unforgettable sights, sounds & HOOPERS will be at the 2008 HampdenFest in Baltimore, MD! Join myself & others for hooping and stilting goodness from 2:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon near the intersection of Roland and the Avenue! Email me for more info or just come out & check it out!


Mindful Hooping Class

09/08/2008 :: 8:30-9:30pm

St. John's Church

Baltimore,MD

http://redemmas.org/2640

Price: $60 with full-registration

This is the 2nd out of 6 weeks (Mondays through October 6) of classes presented by Noelle Powers & Regina Armenta, fusing hooping with yoga stretches and focusing on bringing awareness & presence to both practices. The classes do build on the last, but it's not too late to join us in this second week of the session.


Joe's Open House

09/06/2008 :: Noon-5pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://www.joesmovement.org

Price: Free

Come on down to the thriving arts community of Joe's Movement Emporium for free demos, classes and a look at their wonderful new space! "Hoopy Hour" scheduled from 4 to 5pm!


HoopDance Series Starts

09/02/2008 :: 8:45-9:45pm

Joe's Movement Emporium

Mount Rainier,MD

http://joesmovement.org

Price: $13/drop-in

New eight week session of HoopDance classes instructed by Noelle at Joe's Movement Emporium near northeast DC in PG County. Beginner to intermediate-oriented, we will focus on a new aspect or element of hooping & hoopdance from week to week. Please email from the Contact page with any specific questions about curriculum etc.~


Mindful Hooping Series Starts

09/01/2008 :: 8:30-9:30pm

St. John's Church

"2640" St. Paul St.

Baltimore,MD

http://www.yogaonwheels.org

Price: $12/class (or $72) with full registration

Join us for a new & exciting six week series presented by Noelle & Regina bringing together the art, movement, and philosophies of both Yoga & Hooping. Become more intentional and aware within your hooping practice, and explore the vast commonalities between both of these ancient forms of wellness~


Central Cabaret

08/21/2008 :: 10:30pm

Grand Central

Baltimore,MD

http://www.centralstationpub.com

Price: $4

Come check out this wild variety show that will feature a new hooping act by Strange Powers. $4. For mature audiences, 21+ years old. DJ & Dancing to follow the show~


Free Hoop Class!

08/15/2008 :: Noon-1pm

Wyman Park Dell

Baltimore,MD

http://wymanparkdell.org/

Price: FREE

Join us for this hour-long intro to the hooping revolution in the heart of Charles Village, Baltimore at the Wyman Park Dell. Limited hoops will be provided, so please rsvp to ensure enough are brought for in-class use. New hoops available for purchase as well. Get a taste of the joys of hooping before fall classes get underway~


Virgin Festival

08/09/2008 :: Sat. & Sun.

Pimlico Race Track

Baltimore,MD

http://www.virginmobilefestival.com

Price: Hefty!

Myself and a fellow hooper buddy will be roving around the race track with hoops-a-spinning throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday...this is of course in addition to bands galore & much much more!


WORLD HOOP DAY!

08/08/2008 :: Fam Jam: noon-2pm

Maryland Science Center

601 Light Street

Baltimore,MD

http://www.worldhoopday.org

Price: FREE

Get spinning wherever you are to celebrate hooping all around the world. We'll gather locally at noon-time outside of the Maryland Science Center in downtown Baltimore, relishing in and sharing with others the joyfulness of revolution. One of the major goals of World Hoop Day is to freely distribute as many hoops as possible...so, if you have extra hoops or hoop-making materials, please contact me and we can arrange to have them given away!


Jones Falls Auction

08/06/2008 :: 6pm

Mt. Washington Tavern

Baltimore,MD

http://www.jonesfalls.org

Support the volunteers for the Jones Falls Watershed in their annual Silent Auction and celebrity bartender fundraising event. Included in the auction items will be a Hooping Powers hoop package consisting of a free hour-long personal hoop lesson and a custom made Powers hoop!


Canton Sail w/ Santa

08/02/2008 :: 10:30-4pm

Canton Waterfront Park

Baltimore,MD

http://www.santaclausanonymous.org/events.php

Price: Free, donations gratefully accepted

Watch others or even donate money (for Santa Claus Anonymous fundraising efforts) to get to sail yourself on a Catamaran ride into and around B'more's Inner Harbor. Additionally, enjoy live music, food, and HOOPING to boot! Come spin it up with us hoop jam style, between 11:30am and 2:30pm~ 3001 Boston Street, Canton.


~Artscape~

07/18/2008 :: Fri. thru Sun.

Baltimore,MD

http://www.artscape.org

Price: FREEZY!

America's largest free arts festival is right here in B'more this July 18th through 20th! There will be a ton-squared of fun, including me and my first public stilt-walking action (with my TOWERING POWERS!)...along with, of course, many hooping revolutions guaranteed, and hopefully also YOU!


Hoopin @ the Market

06/29/2008 :: In the a.m.

Downtown Farmer's Market

Baltimore,MD

Come visit my hooperbud Alexis and myself as we get spintastic under 83 while you buy your morning veg!


4-Week Class Series Starting!

06/22/2008 :: 11am-Noon

Studio Edge

Baltimore,MD

http://thestudioedge.com

Price: $20 drop-in

Check out the awesome new fitness space at the Studio Edge in Mount Washington, Baltimore. Enjoy a beautiful new studio in which to hoop, the dearest staff members, and a fun change of pace in this 4-week introduction to HoopDance and Hoop Wellness! Hoops provided for in-class use and purchase. See you Sunday~


Gender Explosion Show!

06/19/2008 :: 10pm

Grand Central

Baltimore,MD

http://centralstationpub.com

Price: $4

In honor of this year's Baltimore Pride, kick off your weekend early with a night full of dramatic drag, dance, bur and boylesque in this Gender Explosion of a good time! Only $4 cover for 8 magnificent acts! No hooping anticipated on stage but feel free to bring your hoops onto the dance floor post-performance tail feather shakin~


Ikea Anniversary Party

06/14/2008 :: 10am-2pm

Ikea College Park

College Park,MD

Price: FREE!

Come celebrate the anniversary of this Swedish Superstore in style with hoola hooping goodness & free giveaways for the whole family! I will be spinning up my Hooping Powers from 10 to 2pm- with extra hoops for shoppers who know how to love life & appreciate the greatness of revolution.


Viva La Decendence Friday the 13th!

06/13/2008 :: 10pm

Palace of Wonders

Washington,DC

http://palaceofwonders.com

Price: $10

Hoola Hooping, belly-dancing, burlesque, beatboxing, and comedy that'll make you slap your knees with glee! 10pm. $10. 1210 H. Street, NE.


Dutch Oven @ Palace

06/05/2008 :: 9pm

Palace of Wonders

Washington,DC

http://www.palaceofwonders.com/home.html

Price: $10

Join myself, Strange Powers, along with Lil' Dutch, Lily Stark White, and Poppy La Rouge for an island-themed night of dancing, burlesque, prizes, and festivus fun!


HoopPath Workshop

05/31/2008 :: 12 to 3pm

Baltimore,MD

http://www.hooppath.com/cms/category/events/

Price: $100 for both days

Join the flowing and renowned hooper folk from North Carolina with the HoopPath 2-day workshop, led by HoopPath founder Jonathan Baxter. The workshop is both Saturday the 31st AND Sunday the 1st, from 12 to 3 each day.


Glitterama 4!

05/24/2008 :: 7 & 10pm

Creative Alliance

Baltimore,MD

http://creativealliance.org

Price: $12 or $10 for members

A wildly fun time to be had at Baltimore's leading variety show, Glitterama. I will be performing a non-hooping duet with the oh-so-talented and dashing, Paco Fish! $12 public, $10 members, shows at both 7pm and 10pm~


Beginner Hoop Class

05/22/2008 :: 10-11am, Thursdays

Studio Edge in Mount Washington

Baltimore,MD

http://thestudioedge.com

Price: $20/class

Getchur spin on in this 6 week series taking place at the lovely new Studio Edge in the Mt. Washington neighborhood. We'll cover basic fundamentals of hooping, including waist, hips, arms, neck, hands, and thighs. Additionally, we'll explore how to cultivate your own unique hoopdancing style, through transitions, levels, angles, music, and intentional movement choices. Runs through the 26th of June.


New Monday Classes!

05/19/2008 :: 5:30- 6:45pm

2640 St. Paul St.

Baltimore,MD

Adult hooping classes starting on Monday eves at 2640 for the next 8 weeks! Join this beginner-oriented yet multi-leveled class to learn and refine your hooping fundamentals, and start to shift your hooping into the realm of hoop~dance. Full-body hooping, traveling, levels, transitions, stylistic choices, and overall flow will be explored. May 19- July 7. $15/drop-in rate. $12/class with full registration ($96 for 8 weeks).


Hoola-Hoop-A-Thon!

05/17/2008 :: 1-4pm

2640 St. Paul St.

Baltimore,MD

http://www.fluidmovement.org

Price: $6/watch $12/compete

Come to compete or just to watch folks hoop til they droop to earn the title of Master of Hoops 2008! Endurance, challenge, and improv~style rounds make up the competition. Also, live DJ, water ballet 411, refreshments, hooperformances by '06 winner Strange Powers and '07 winner Miss Joule, and MC'ing by Greggy Glitterati and Hooping Powers! Be there or be square!


'Hoop For Hope' Against Brain Tumors Race in DC

05/04/2008 :: 9:00 am

Downtown

Washington,DC

http://www.curebraintumors.org

Price: Donations

Join Noelle Powers with family & friends for a morning 5K of walking and hooping in the streets of DC in remembrance of Mimi Powers and in support of the Race for a Cure for brain tumors.