Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Back in the Great Hall, documentary, update

After two weeks of itinerant hooping, we're back in the glorious Great Hall at the Union Project tonight. The Union Project used to be a church, and the Great Hall used to be the sanctuary, and I can't tell you how much fun it is to hoop in church. The stained glass windows are gorgeous, the ceiling is high, the acoustics are amazing (you KNOW when you've dropped a hoop, and so does the very patient stained glass class downstairs), and there is enough space for LOTS of hoopers to spread out and dance.

Also tonight, some filmmakers working on a documentary about the Union Project will be shooting some footage of our class. You don't have to be in the film if you don't want to, but if you wanna be in pictures, this is your chance.

So join us!

Hoop Union Tuesday
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Union Project
corner of Negley and Stanton
$5 suggested class fee
Tonight's new skill: The Slinky

Each week we teach beginners how to hoop, and introduce one new skill for returning hoopers. You can start any time. If you have a hoop, bring it, if you don't, we have hoops of all sizes for you to use during class.

Last week we had an unexpectedly good time hooping on the Union Project's front lawn. It's amazing how fast hooping warms you up!

Hoop Union Tuesdays are brought to you by the Union Project, Spinster Hoops (we miss you, Stef!), and Steel City Hoop Union.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Registration now open for hooping workshop at PCA!

Ok, so it's a little early, but since classes at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts fill up fast, we want you to be the first to know about "In the Circle: A Hula Hooping Workshop for Families." Stef and Erika will be leading this two day workshop on Sunday, May 16 and Sunday May 23, 2010 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. The cost is $45 per project (i.e., hoop), and includes all materials.

Get in the loop with this introduction to the active art of hooping. Learn the basics of hooping, see how hoops are made, and decorate your own hoop to keep. In the company of your family and hoop-group friends, perfect your skills as you whirl and twirl to music and hooping games!

Link to the PCA website to register.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hoop Union Tuesdays Continue

Whether you're already a dedicated hooper, or you've been meaning to get
AROUND to it, tonight's the night!

Hoop Union Tuesdays CONTINUE
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Corner of Stanton and Negley

Tonight, if you're a beginner, we'll teach you how to keep the hoop up. If
you're ready for the next thing, we'll work on the "Wild West", aka hooping
over your head.

November marks the beginning of our new series which will be a bit more like
a class with a new skill taught each week. You can start at any time, and
you don't have to come to every class. The requested class fee is $5 per
class, or $20 for 6 weeks, but please just come and pay what you can. Many
thanks to the Union Project for helping us keep hooping accessible to all.

Hoop Union Tuesdays are brought to you by the Union
Project,Spinster Hoops, and the Steel
City Hoop Union .