Hooping in Twenty Eleven

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Here's a (partial) list of hoop events and dreams I have for for Tokyo hooping in 2011. Where do you want your hooping to take you? What are you planning to make 2011 a memorable hooping year?


Hoopy New Year Lunch, Saturday, January 15th @ Shamaim in Ekoda.
Let's start our new year with a lunchtime party. Prizes, games and afterward, we'll go hoop. All-you-can-eat Israeli vegetarian food for 2,100 yen (plus extra for drinks). RSVP by 1/10, please.

4th Sunday Spin. 4th Sunday of every month @ Yoyogi Park. Free.
If the weather is clear and the ground not too wet, we'll be hooping monthly at Yoyogi! Music and spare hoops available. No Spin in January, as I'll be away in Australia learning juggling and circus-y stuff. But so much to share when I get back!! Details monthly on Facebook.


Golden Week Hoop Getaway. April 29 - May 5, Niijima.
A come-as-you-please camping and hooping week at the lovely (free) Niijima campground. Themed hoop workshops daily. Pay your own transport. BYO camping gear & food. Check the details on Facebook.

Indoor Hoop Jams. Various dates and locations. Donations.
One of my new year resolutions is to figure out the complicated systems for reserving space at the kumin, chiki and sports centers around town. When I do, we'll have a chance to play indoors. I'll accept donations to cover the rental costs.


Beach & Park Jams. Various dates and locations. Free.
Hooping outdoors in good weather with sand or grass underfoot is a wonderful treat. I'm hoping to get around to share the hoop love in more places this spring/summer/autumn, so if you want to help me host a jam in your area, let me know!

Edogawa Hanabi Hoop Jam. August 6. Iidabashi station.
A truly fun fireworks event with plenty of space to spread out with a picnic and hoops. We meet early and travel together to the river, spread out our picnic and play until the fireworks start. Bring your LED toys to add to the light show.


Spin Matsuri 2011. ???
I'm still mulling this one over. Spin Matsuri 2010 broke the bank and broke my heart. How can we do it differently in 2011? Your ideas and suggestions are welcomed!

World Hoop Day November 11.
We'll have another dance to choreograph and learn for this worldwide celebration of hooping. Let's see what sort of fundraising event we can create to send hoops on the Peace Boat to disadvantaged communities. If you want to help with the dance or the event, give a shout.

And other hopes for 2011 that haven't been dreamed quite enough yet: a hoop circus event, Flow Show Tokyo, workshops with visiting hoopers, a permanent practice space (I am so envious of the Vulcan and the Prop Box!), costuming workshops, spinning fire with Zatsugidan, more events from HOOPLOVERS like the fabulous Hoop Lounge, collaborations with Hoop Tokyo!

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I am certainly hoping for a Spin Matsuri 2011! During the NSW/Australian September School holidays would be brilliant because i am saving already (yes, i did already post on the FB wall too).

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