It’s time my weekly Beginner Guided Hoop Dance Practice is announced! Every Thursday from 8-9pm at the Banff Trail Community Hall 2115 20 Ave NW (walking distance of UoC) I shall host drop-in classes for $10. Simply would love for you and your interested friends to come by for refreshing, fun, meditative movement workshops to open your heart and give peace and joy a home in your mind and body. Please contact me if you would like any more details!
One piece of tubing, two hoops in an infinity symbol! It’s a little wacky and difficult to control but appears quite unique and is fun to experiment with! Plus there must be transferable skills to double hooping 🙂 This was made with Pex and a line of gaffers tape and rests at my hip-bone if you’re interested in making one at home!
My name is Cassandra B residing in Calgary, Alberta and my goal, my joy and my intention is to expand flow arts among more hearts and souls in society to bring about greater inspiration and happiness in peoples’ lives. Every jam, performance, class, workshop, Facebook post, happenstance interaction and on embodies this for me and no doubt for you as well. With this in mind I would like to invite you to participate in helping me create an ebook – Hooping: Magnified Connection. I would like to gather your feedback into an inspirational guidebook for experienced and beginner hoopers alike. While there are all kinds of writings on hooping across the internet, a collaborative compilation regarding the increased connection hooping has brought to our lives has yet to be created. Personally my hoop has magnified friendships, magnified my connection to my true self and magnified my appreciation for the universe… So I would love for you to share your unique story for how a simple plastic tube with some sparkly tape has magnified the connections of your life! By participating in this effort I will gladly send you a completed copy of the ebook. I’m hoping this shall be the first of a series of books that attempt to reveal the magic flow props bring to their spinners as there are infinite facets beyond ‘hoop connections’ to explore. I hope I’ve intrigued you enough to the opportunity to reach out to a wider audience of spinners; if you would like to share your story to be included with those of many other influential hoopers please submit your response to CassandraBProps@gmail.com. As well I would appreciate your sending your name and company or group name as you’d like it to appear and where ‘homebase’ is for you. Whether you wish to share just a few words or a more elaborate explanation please be free to express yourself, I don’t wish to limit your word count. Once I’ve received a substantial number of entries I’ll complete all the editing and formatting then issue you a copy. I’m sincerely thrilled to read your connection driven responses and see how they all come together to inspire and resonate with our readers!
If you have any questions I’m happy to communicate 🙂
With light and love,
Cassandra B Props
P.S. If you know any proficient hoopers who would happily contribute to this effort please feel free to forward this message on!
SpinMilk is an annual hoop/poi/staff/etc/flow workshop in Edmonton, AB executed by the talented and beautiful Carla Snow and Nina Infinity. I received excellent instruction from Carla, Nina, Megan Baird and Chantal Dings in hooping; FloWarrior helped me build a basic foundation in staffing and folding fans; Jay Hale and Oaken demonstrated poi techniques I’ve been lacking wonderfully; Lindsay Istace went through an Intro to Contortion, Kacie Knight led an exhilarating conscious dance session; Saskia led an intensive intro to belly dance; Marcus Fung facilitated one of the best experiences of my life – Laughter Yoga (pew pew); and Nicole Rose shared a spiritual lesson in Chakra Hooping. These amazing individuals changed my life and my flow skills in such a positive way… I wish everyone learning any flow art could participate, I highly recommend you attend if the chance ever arises!
Just finished up an Alberta adventure. Last Saturday I attended Act a Fool with my sister and a few friends – first concert I’ve ever been to with my sister! It was a typical rave, I wasn’t really in the mindset for that type of concert so I can’t comment much on the quality as I can’t remember one DJ I saw… Spent the next few days in Whitecourt catching up with Brandon, Travis, Alex, and of course the family. Overall a relaxing, fun time 🙂 Things picked up in Red Deer at the Taboo Sex Show – I hooped with Jodie, Amanda, Lindsey, and a couple other girls – managed not to hit anyone with my hoop though it definitely went flying fairly occasionally. That was a blast, I could definitely get used to getting paid for that kind of gig; should consider permanently joining a troupe. Drove back to Calgary to work at the Jube then made the drive to Erskine for Easter at Grandma’s. Skyped Sierra and fawned over Rae and Jae’s cuteness. Ate turkey, survived a turkey coma, stopped at 14 in Red Deer and caught a glimpse of the epic Survivor birthday party Soda was throwing. Made yet another drive back to Calgary and saw Kasabian perform at Mac Hall with Smillie. Wow, what I band. The crowd was die-hard in love with them, and for good reason. They were smooth and hypnotic, supremely entertaining and talented. Can’t wait to rock out to their CD. Worked the Shen Yun performance for the next to two days. Now that I’m mostly unemployed, just need to discover a decent way to earn a living!
Saw Kim Churchill and Daniel Wesley perform last night at The Gateway. What a fracking BRILLiant show! Second time seeing Kim, man does that guy pour his heart, soul and sweat into each an every song. Unbelievably talented, that level of multitasking is truly inspirational.
Daniel’s set was very interesting a well, groovy, controlled, melodic nuances.. just a truly well established, beautifully executed performance. I wasn’t sitting for a second, and those awesome voices are going to be singing songs in my head for the foreseeable future!
Rather than trying to find a “legitimate” job that I would surely be unhappy with I’ve decided I’m going to busk with my hoop in downtown Calgary. It just doesn’t get any simpler than that, me, my hoop and generous onlookers. I’m hoping to meet some phenomenal people and fund my music festival obsession! First step – go downtown and get busking license and find out the best places I perform. This is exciting! The start of something good 🙂