| The Time is Now. Stay Inspired and Stay in your Hoop!|
April Drop In Classes &
May Health Fairs, Maker Faire, Workshops, New Choreography Class Series, and Hoops for Hope.
The Hoopcircle Google Calender
has my workshops and classes posted - Click on DETAiLS within the calender for more info. Other events will be posted as I receive final details / times.
Please take advantage of these remaining APRIL Drop in classes listed below.
My May series for both Beginner and Intermediate classes is going to be choreography based
- a different approach that will integrate concepts in sequence. I'm really looking forward to it!
|DROP in CLASSES for the REMAiNiNG MONTH of APRIL|
This Friday 4/20
12-1 pm HoopESCAPE at Alisa's Dance Cardio intensive hoop "work-out" in the dark with disco / ambient lighting - LED hoops are welcome and encouraged! It's a 50 minute hit it and quit it with core body drills / arms / legs / and time for freestyle - Recommended that you are comfortable waist hooping and hand hooping and have some hoop flight time!
[First class is donation based / normal class cost is $15]
This Saturday 4/21
12-2 pm Hoopmaking 101 at Alisa's Dance
Supplies, great tape selection, 4 tubing varieties, guidance, and inspiration provided.
Just bring yourself, creativity, & patience. DYI = COOL.
Demo hoops will be provided to determine your desired hoop weight / diameter. $20 for hoops 42" diameter or less - $25-$30 for oversized hoops.
7:15-8:30 pm All Ages Hoop Fundamentals at Galaxy Dance Ages 8 and up are welcome to learn basic hoop terminology, moves, sequences, and exploring on and off body moves with the hoop. Class pace will be a touch more relaxed -- Hoops are provided for class - though its advised to bring your own if you have one. The adult series will begin the following week. This fundamentals class that will cover waist hooping, walking, turning, moving with your hoop, hand hooping, wild west, passing, revolving door, and fundamental hoop dance moves. Bring water and wear comfortable sneakers or toe covered shoes. [Class is 75 minutes and cost is $20] This class will also be repeated in May on a weekend.
8:30-10 pm Chest, Knees, Feet, and Transitions at Galaxy Dance
For late beginner to intermediate hoopdancers looking for a class focused on those "tricky" areas of the body to hoop on. Laura will teach strategies on working in these areas and present ideas on how to transition between them. She will offer drills to practice outside of class. If time permits - advanced concepts will be covered - Chest hooping to including paddling, chest breaks / reversals, pinches, combos - Knees to consider mid thigh hooping, transitions, kick outs, walking with the hoop, outflow -- Foot hooping on both feet, "saving" the hoop, more challenging positions, & transitions. [class is 75 minutes with extra time given for free jam - $20 class cost]
ViSiT CLASS PAGE FOR CALENDER / PRE-PAY to REGiSTER
| HOOPS FOR HOPE Fundraiser|
Break the Guinness Record for Largest Hula-Hoop Workout
Join me, The Smile Never Fades, and your fellow Austinites on Sunday, May 20 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts as we twirl, twist and roll our way into the history books. The goal is to break the Guinness Record for Largest Hula Hoop Workout - we need 250 folks!!
I remixed the music and created choreography for this 2 minute routine and will be teaching it in all my classes leading up to the event.
DOWNLOAD the music HERE:
LINK HERE or to the VIDEO and CHOREO.
|Hoops for Hope Routine!|
Hoops for Hope is family-friendly event for people of all ages and experience levels.
Registration is required for Guinness if you would like to participate & support - and all proceeds from the event will go directly to the comfort and care of breast cancer patients right here in central Texas.
All INFO at: AustinHoopsForHope.com
| Can you do it all?|
I ask myself this question a lot. Can I actually do it all? I discovered someone who has inspired to believe the answer is yes - Elon Musk.Elon Musk
is a 40 year old billionaire - that actually believes in solving problems for humanity to have a brighter future. He's chief designer and CTO of SpaceX, launching the first private spacecraft on 4/30 to dock at the International Space Station - He
co-founded Tesla Motors that's creating the finest sleekest electric cars on the market - He is the chairman of SolarCity, what he calls the largest solar power company in the U.S., and founded and sold PayPal before he was 30.
He does seem super-human, but it's people like this that truly remind us --> Believe in Yes.
Revamped Website is up - More product on the WAY!
MAGHOOPS.COM is NOW up and launched with some new product available -- the new white polypro trio set! YUMMY and now only $99.99!
New core hoop sizes soon to be available by June -- The Anti-Twins -- the New Tri-Orbit -- and Hot PiNK PolyPro Matched Maghoop Twin Hotness!
I'm really excited about the next phase of the Maghoop Products. Thom Thumb is helping me distribute them and will he be at HOOP CONVERGENCE. If you are interested in pre-ording to have hoops delivered there - drop me a line!
| My Life in Quixotic.|
Touring, Music, and Beautiful Madness.
My passion lies within this group Quixotic Fusion
I'm honored to work in the performing arts as a musician. Music is still my number one. This summer we will be touring the country and performing all the Wanderlust Festivals, Wakarusa, Electric Forest, and others.
We just performed a beautiful show at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City for 2000 people... Check out the HIGHLIGHT REEL HERE
and this cool video I did the sound design for --
|Quixotic's Requiem - 'ONE' Cut|
If you would like to hear me play in a more intimate JAZZ setting ..
Catch the Mingtones
this MONDAY April 23, 2012 -
8-10 pm at Ming's Cafe -
2604 Guadalupe St - Austin TX
a handful of my piano students will play around 7:30!