October 5, 2013 was World Hoop Day and hoopers from all over the world gather together in their areas to celebrate this simplistic and inspirational circle. Here in Fort Collins we had our own celebration, and my first participation in World Hoop Day. My husband and I had an absolute BLAST! There were so many friendly faces and so much talent.
It was a pot luck, so everyone brought a little something to snack on and you got mad props if you made it in the shape of a hoop. I’m always one to take on a challenge, so I filed through the recipes in my brain (and on Pinterest!) and came up with Apple Sandwiches! I cored the apples, and on one side put Sunflower Seed Butter (my favourite!), honey on the other side, raisins in the middle, and then smooshed them together. I will warn you – they are a bit messy. Perhaps they wouldn’t be as much without the honey, but it seems they were a smash! 🙂
There were several flow workshops going on and a hoop making station run by the beautiful and talent Rachael from Funny Bone Hoops. She is one cool chica with a crazy amount of awesome tape and tubes! I took some home in the form of mini hoops! YES! Afterward there was a showcase performance and Hubby and I kicked it off performing an original “Incredible Souls”. Holy cow, Fort Collins got talent. There was a poi performance, a few staff artists and of course hoopers. Everyone was amazing and I definitely walked away buzzing and inspired!
Every area that gathers learns a choreography and performs a dance in celebration of the wonderful Hula Hoop. Here is our performance from World Hoop Day. A special thank you to Coco for all of her efforts in putting everything together – and on her birthday no less! You rock girl! 🙂 And of course, thank you all who came out and participated and strutted your stuff! You are all incredible and I feel so very blessed to have shared the day with all of you!!
*Photo and video courtesy of Corrine Watson