Hey all! let's meet up at Stillettos and Steel Fitness in Lansing from 1-2 PM every Sunday for our complete beginner's hoop dancing class.
In this class, I will be teaching you the basics of hoop dancing. We will go over waist hooping, passing around the body, weaves, some dancey tricks, and how to incorporate them all together in a flowy dance.
I will be providing some hoops for you all to borrow, but will also have some new hoops available for purchase of $20.
Stilettos and Steel Fitness
6400 W St Joseph Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
Sundays from 1-2 PM
I am a 30-something year-old Mama of two fierce little girls. After my second child, I battled with postpartum depression. Going into 2016, my new year’s resolution was to find that “thing” that brought color back into my life. I owed it to myself and I owed it to my babies who needed a happy and healthy Mama.
I tried various activities such as wire working, art, and yoga. I enjoyed all of these activities but found it difficult to make one stick. Until one day I scrolled through my Facebook news feed and saw a video of a friend of mine hula hooping. It wasn’t any sort of hula hooping I’d ever seen before. She hooped around her shoulders, ducked her head out, and popped right back into the hoop. And I thought to myself, “I am going to learn how to do that!” and then I did. It wasn’t long until I’d discovered that I had a knack for it. I learned everything that I could from YouTube and Instagram. I joined Facebook groups and quickly discovered an entire community of hoop dancers around Michigan.
About 3 months into my hooping journey, I decided that I wanted to teach. It was our local fitness center AL!VE that gave me a chance to share the hoop love and I haven’t stopped since! Since then I have expanded to performing for events, hosting hula hoop parties, flow jams, instructing at hoop events, fire dancing, and ultimately spreading the joys of the hula hoop in every way that I can.
I have learned through this plastic circle the importance of play. As adults we are constantly working and taking care of others, and sometimes we forget to allow ourselves some time for play. And I believe that play is essential to living our best lives.