Monday, June 22, 2009

tutu hoop doll practice vid

hey tutu hoop dolls! now you can practice the choreo!

see you in rehearsal tomorrow!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

iHOOPu Roadtrip!

Our hooping weekend of fun! Come hoop it up with us!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hoop Jam & Workshop

Exciting news!

This Saturday there will be a Hoop Jam hosted by teacher trainee Cath Marier!

Come down to Parc Lafontaine and get your hoop on with the Cath and the Montreal Hoop Community! Cath will be sharing some tips on hooping for beginner and intermediate hoopers.

There will be a few hoops available for use but please bring your own if you have one to avoid disapointment!

WHERE:PARC LAFONTAINE (near the statue of Felix Leclerc)
*cancelled in case of rain*

Next Saturday June 27th there will be WORKSHOP!

POI for HOOPERS with Johnathan Poi Spinner Extra-ordinaire!
Many of the off the body hoop moves come from poi. All hoopers could benefit from a workshop that breaks down the fundamentals of poi in order to better understand the mechanics of our hoops. This workshop will help you with your off the body hoop moves, increase your agility and vocabulary with the hoop. Johnathan is one of the most saught after poi spinners in Montreal. We are pleased to have him help out the ihoopu gang understand the mechanics of poi to eventually transfer to poi-hooping.
WHERE: PARC LAFONTAINE (near statue Felix)
HOW MUCH?: $10 if you pre-register, $15 on the spot
to register send an email to with "poi workshop" in the subject line

Hope to see you soon in the HOOP!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New for IHOOPU ... LED hoops!!!!...

is now selling LED HOOPS!

OMG!!! BIG SAVINGS when you pre-order by Monday June 22nd

Custom Designed IHOOPU LED HOOP

Choice of Color & Number of LEDs (12 or 18)

Color Options:
white, blue, green, aqua, red, yellow, pink, violet, uv, tricolor (color changing!)

Special Price of only $100 (will be selling for $175 - $200 as of June 23rd)


Saturday, June 13, 2009


Hey Hoopers,

One of the IHOOPU teachers in training, Kelli Hanrahan, will be hosting a HOOP JAM today at Parc Lafontaine.

There will be music and a couple extra hoops, but if you have your own hoop please bring it!!

cost: FREE
location:parc lafontaine (the usual spot rachel side of the parc between brebeuf & calixa-lavaillé)

Don't forget about the performance tonight at Studio 303! Come see your fellow hoopers hoop it up!

Buy your tickets online before (saturday) at noon for only $5 instead of $10 at the door! studio

Acheter les billets sur le web avant (samedi) midi s'ils veulent profiter du tarif pré-vente à 5$. Les billets seront au coût de 10$ à la porte 30 minutes avant le spectacle.

Hoop to see you there!!

June 13th at 7pm & 9pm : Danse pour tous
A show featuring the evening classes participants : Hoopdance, African dance, Contemporary dance and yogadance.

I will be peforming with H.O.T. almost every night this week at the Montreal Fringe Festival. 10pm at the outdoor beer tent. Come see me spin my fire hoop!! whoop whoop!

Monday, June 8, 2009

performance class starts June 16th!

Hi All,

Just a note that the performance class starts June 16th (next week) rather than this week!

Monday Parc Classes also start next week ... because we still have 1 more week @ studio 303!!

See you in the hoop!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

June Hoopnews

May was an exciting month with the Beginner Intensive and Performance Hoop Intensive and of course Hoop Convergence in North Carolina.

As the weather warms up I am beginning to see more and more people with hoops around the city. This warms my heart as you all know how much I love to hoop!

June has started off well, IHOOPU has 4 teachers in training so you will see them helping out around class and jams and eventually teaching some of the IHOOPU classes late in the summer and fall.

We are about to begin the summer schedule which entails lots of outdoor hooping! Look out Montreal we are going to take over the parks!!

The plus side of park-hooping is there are no ceilings to limit the heights at which we can toss our hoops into the sky, the down side being the coming of the rains will mean class is canceled. So pray to the sun gods!! Check below for all the classes going on throughout June & July!

If the weather is iffy, consult twitter to see if class is on or off on the given day.

Summer Hoop Schedule
Wednesday June 10th - Friday July 24th
All park (outdoor) classes are **weather dependent**
check the weather report, or step outside... if the ground is wet class is canceled...or consult TWITTER

Beginner Hoopdance
Mondays & Wednesdays 6-7pm Parc Lafontaine

Wednesdays 3-4pm Panico Studio (starts june 17th)

Intermediate/Advanced Hoopdance
Mondays 7-8pm Parc Lafontaine

Performance Class (with the Hoop)
Thursdays 6pm-7pm Parc Jean Mance
***Starts June 16th***

All Levels Hoopdance
Fridays 6:30-7:30pm YMCA du Parc

Yoga Classes
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 12:30-2pm Panico Studio (Starts June 15th)

Tuesdays 5:30-7pm, Kinesphere

Specialty Workshops / Events / Jams
Saturdays 4:30pm, Parc Lafontaine
consult the BLOG for workshop details

Class Locations:
PARC LAFONTAINE: Brebeuf & Rachel
PARC JEAN-MANCE: Rachel & (between Jean Mance & Ave du Parc)
PARC ST VIATEUR: From the Parc Y, head west on st.Viateur till you hit the
PANICO STUDIO: 5445 de Gaspé, suite 313
KINESPHERE: 1565 Mt Royal Est, coin Fabre

Cost & Packages for Park Classes
Drop-in = $15 / class
1 X week = $12 / class (six weeks = $72)
2 X week = $10 / class (six weeks = $120)
For Studio Classes please consult directly with studio.
If you are registered in a class and we get rained out you can make-up the class on another day within the session (June 10th-July 24th)

Student Performance!

hooptrainings We have a show next week at studio 303. We will be rehearsing all week so if you are familiar with the beginner hoop moves and want to be part of the show let me know!

If you can't be in the show, please come watch!!

Next Saturday June 13th 19h & 21h
372 ste Cath O. Studio 303
Billets Pré-vente: $5 ou $10 à la porte
infos: 514 393 3771 pour plus d'infos

Rehearsal times are as follows:

Saturday June 6 4:30-6pm PARC LAFONTAINE
Monday June 8th 5:30-7:30pm STUDIO 303 (we will work on the piece in class
and then stay later...)
Wednesday June 10th 4:30-6pm PARC LAFONTAINE
Thursday June 11th 4:30-6pm PARC JEAN-MANCE
Friday June 12th 4:30-6pm PARC ST. VIATEUR

Saturday June 13th SHOWTIME!!
performers must arrive at 3:30pm for rehearsal/tech run in the space.

rehearsal LOCATIONS:
PARC LAFONTAINE: Brebeuf & Rachel
PARC JEAN-MANCE: Rachel & (between Jean Mance & Ave du Parc)
PARC ST VIATEUR: From the Parc Y, head west on st.Viateur till you hit the

Friday, June 5, 2009

Summer Hoop Schedule

Hello Hoopers!

Summer is here! Time to infiltrate the parks with hoopiness!!

Class is ON tomorrow @ 430pm in Parc Lafontaine. BYOH (bring your own hoop).

Next week we will transition to the summer hoopclass schedule


Parc Lafontaine
6-7pm Beginner Hoopdance
7-8pm Inter/Adv Hoopdance

Parc Lafontaine
6-7pm Beginner Hoopdance

Parc Jean Mance
4-6pm Open Jam
6-7pm Performance Hoop Class

Ymca du Parc
6:30-7:30pm All Levels Class

Specialty Workshops & Monthly Hoop Jams