Welcome, Florida hoopers! If you are looking to connect with other area hoop dancers, then you've come to the right place. Abby from Hoola Monsters is the moderator of this group (based in the Tampa Bay area). Feel free to check out Hoola Monsters for events, classes and workshops in Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater and the surrounding areas. We often host visiting hoop dancers from all over the US, too, which helps to expand our knowledge and grow the Sunshine State hoop dance community. In the past, we've hosted Baxter from The Hoop Path, Brecken from Oakland, Anah from LA, and HoopGirl from San Francisco. We have also organized the World Premiere of "The Hooping Life" documentary at the Sarasota Film Festival. We invite you to stay informed by connecting with us here! Or become a fan on Facebook: Hoola Monsters Facebook
Here are some Florida events, classes and companies that you might be interested in...
Tampa/ St. Pete/ Sarasota
Check out the Siesta Key Drum Circle. It begins every Sunday in Sarasota, about 1 hour before sunset, just South of the main pavilion between lifeguard stands 3 and 4 on Siesta Public Beach.
Classes in Sarasota: Outward Spiral/ Bonnie Brown: http://outwardspiral.net
Siesta Key HoopJam Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/109296452438584/
The Blueberry Path in Gulfport: A hooper-friendly spot with live music. Evening gatherings on the 1st, 7th, 11th and 22nd of every month. Artist retreat with lots of cool stuff to see/ do - along with the best veggie burgers and smoothies in the world! Blueberry Patch
Orlando Flow Artists Spin Jam
Click here to learn more about weekly gatherings and jams:
A new company, Hoop So Fly, will be up and spinning in no time! Click here for contact infomation, classes and events in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach: Hoop So Fly
All-Star Circus (Miami hooping classes):
Here is their Hoop City group link:
South Florida Circus
And here is their website:
Check out Jodie's hoop dance classes here: Hoop and Health. In addition to her Gainesville-area classes, she also offers an online class using hooping as a tool to help remedy lower back pain. Jodie is a licensed Physical Therapist and LOVES teaching hoop dance as a movement and flow practice.
In the meantime, feel free to add your own Florida hooping resources to this page or message Abby and she'll include your info here :)