last-minute openings in hoop-making class tonight!

Come to Lake Harriet Spiritual Community (44th and Upton Ave) tonight (Wednesday) from 5-7pm to make your own collapsible hoop. Perfect for all levels, from "never hooped before" to "addicted to hooping!"

The cost is $45, and all materials are provided. RSVP by emailing me, or just show up!
Hope to see you!

wanna hoop?

the workshop is this wednesday, (sept 29th) 6:30-7:30pm at mctc.
sign up for the one-hour workshop here:

the new series of beginning hoopclasses begins wed, oct 6th, 6:30-7:15pm, also at mctc.
register here:

come play! or come build a hoop and play in the privacy of your own living room. :) either way: fun and fitness ahead. and success. (this is a bit like a poorly-written fortune cookie message)
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Faith and the Muse, Autumn and Mercy Kill at Ground Zero this Friday

From the 2010 European tour of Faith and the Muse

Tickets for the show are available for $10 in advance (plus indietickets' $2.50 fee online) or $15 at the door. This is an 18+ event, beginning at 10 pm.

Ground Zero is a great space for this show, but do bring cash! They don't accept plastic. There are two banks nearby with ATMs.

Mercy Kill is a local project, a side-project of Apocalypse Theater members. You can hear some of Apox here -- they're strange talented folks with a very visual form of performance. Expect electronic effects, metal, lingerie and guitars.

Autumn is another local project, and this is officially a reunion gig for them. Not to be missed, in my opinion! True gothic rock; guitars, pedals, sweet sad vox. Good for shoe gazing and swirling. Very good. An excellent match for the headliner...

Faith and the Muse is a duo, William Faith (of Christian Death) and Monica Richards (of Strange Boutique) have been performing together since 1993. They have been blending traditional music of several cultures with experimental and electronic music ever since.

:ankoku butoh:, their 5th studio album, is "a CD/DVD/Book with 13 new atavisms for the warrior within." Thematically, the album reflects elements of Shinto and Japanese culture. It spent four weeks on the German Alternative Music Charts recently, and I look forward to getting my hands on it.
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Want to make a collapsible hoop and learn to use it?

The info is all here:

Sunday, April 18th from 6-8pm.

I'll bring the materials and help everyone build a collapsible hoop and tape it with the fancy grip-tape. Then we'll spend an hour learning the basics and some beginner and intermediate tricks and maneuvers to keep it interesting and fun. All ages welcome: bring your kid or a friend and save $5 each!

Check the website for details:

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Goth Prom VI - Monday, May 18th - The Saloon, Mpls

The sixth installment of Goth Prom is less then a month away!

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The Saloon in Minneapolis presents:

Goth Prom VI

Notte Ombre
Il Quattro Elementi Di Alchemia
Night Shadow: the four elements of alchemy

Monday, May 18th, 2009
9pm - 3am
18 to attend, 21 to alchemize
No Cover!!

Elegant attire respectfully required!

The Saloon
9th & Hennepin
Downtown Minneapolis

yoga class, hoop class, hoop workshops

There's a hoop class beginning next Wednesday at MCTC, from 6-6:45pm, 11/5-12/17. It's the perfect time to register, and you can do it here:

MCTC Hooping Class

I also teach a yoga class at MCTC on Wednesday evenings, directly after the hooping, from 7-8pm. It's a lovely combination, and it's a slow-flow class that will take your swirling, whirling hoop-energy and focus it beautifully into strength, balance, and a peaceful mind. You can register for yoga here:

MCTC Yoga Class

Also, this Sunday, November 2, I'll be holding a Beginning Hoop Workshop from 6-8pm at Kuk Sool Won Dojang in St. Paul.

The cost is $45 for this workshop, and no prior skills are needed. Please tell friends, bring friends! I provide the hoops and music, and you simply come dressed to move and stay hydrated.

Finally, there is an Intermediate/Advanced Hoop Workshop on Sunday, November 16th from 6-8pm at Kuk Sool Won Dojang in St. Paul.

The cost is $55 for this workshop, and it will help if you are able to chest hoop in one direction prior to this workshop. If you have taken a beginner course, you are most likely ready, because you are welcome to work on as many or as few intermediate tricks as you'd like. I'll teach step-throughs, jump-throughs, flows, continual lifts, kick-starts, and some basic choreography, in addition to chest- and arm-movements.