I'm not near you but did you know about the Hoop Path workshop that is taking place at the end of July?
It's being held at the Russel Bazzar off of I-75.
There are a ton of detroit area hoopers; (me for one). You should also check out thedaka.com in detroit!!
Ooh, that website has some great stuff! I had no idea there were so many hoopers out here!
I'm from muskegon, which is kind of by grand rapids.......?
I am :) Just started hooping a few weeks ago, so I'm not very good at it yet, but I'm trying!