Hello Nikki!! Welcome to the area! If you are on Facebook you can go to "Spin City - Memphis Hoop Tribe". You can meet more hoopers down here, and we post get togethers and events, so you can meet up with us. Again, welcome to the area. Happy Hooping!!:)
I can't thank you guys enough for being so welcoming and supportive! Just asked to join the group so I will be trying to keep up and see if anyone is free to go hang out at the park one day or something. There are a few big parks around the area depending on where we would be closer to. Hope to meet everyone very soon!
I rarely get on this site anymore, but I still get updates for this group! I'm Adriene :) Welcome to Memphis! You have made it to a city that is on the cusp of a lot of growth, and the flow arts are in the mix! I'm in a local group called the Hooper Troopers, and we promote hooping through various outlets in the city. We are organizing a group to hoop-walk a 5k race in November, which benefits the Church Health Center in town. If you're up for that, you are welcome to join :)
In the meantime, go play at the park! I hate it that I can never make it there, but other commitments or a day of rest always get in the way. If you're interested in learning hoop dance in a class, just holler! We have a few rotating classes a week :) There should be some indoor play dates popping up soon too.
Welcome to Memphis Nikki and so glad you found our group on FB :) That's probably the best way to stay in touch with events and meetups. Memphis is a very hoop/flow friendly so you'll find there's a lot going on and much of it is free. The shows at the Levitt Shell are very hoop friendly and you'll see hoopers at lots of clubs and music events frequently as well. I go to the drum circle most Sundays and will probably be there this Sunday so come say hi and introduce yourself. My name's Chloe. The drum circle is very open to anyone and everything and definitely dog friendly. I met someone else there new to Memphis last Sunday as well.
Also several of us meet up at the Memphis Botanic Garden for an open "hoopy hour" after work on some weeknights whenever their space is available. It's very informal and irregular but one of the Spin City group members works there and can sometimes get the space for us to meet up. The next one is next Thursday 10/6@ 5:30-7:30. It's free and anyone is welcome. Look for Charity Novick's post on the group page and she can give you more details on where to go when you get there. And here's the garden website for general location info http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
Thank you so much Chloe. Im looking forward to jumping into some of this stuff to meet awesome people, which is already happening! and to have fun! I'm going to try to make it next thursday (work permitting). Again thanks for the info! Im excited to be finding out about some social events with people sharing our intrests and it seems we have found them. Most likely we will meet on Sunday! I'll keep up on the page on FB. Thanks
Greetings Memphis hoopers! Check out the upcoming hoop jam and screening of The Hooping Life movie on August 4th at the Memphis Botanic Garden's My Big Backyard.
More details and advance ticket purchase here: http://www.hooper-troopers.com/thehoopinglife/
It's going to be a fabulous time in an incredible space and we're gathering a kickass selection of raffle prizes, including gift certificates to HoopSupplies.com and colored Polypro hoops from Superhooper.org
Plus all proceeds from the event will go to Youth Villages, an organization we volunteer with teaching weekly "hoop therapy" classes and hoop making workshops to at-risk teens in their residential treatment program. Hope you can join us!