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Rachael Lust - Ottawa workshop, Sun. May 31, 1-4pm

Rachael Lust is coming to Ottawa this Spring and will be at Dovercourt Rec Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa)! This dynamic young woman has been burning up the hoop scene over the last year or so, touring the US teaching workshops, doing TV appearances (including the Queen Latifah show), half-time shows, product endorsements and more. 

"This is a 3 hour workshop focused primarily on breaks and break sequences. We will start with the most basic of breaks and work our way toward more advanced ones including one handed breaks, off-body breaks, wrap breaks, elbows, knees, legs and so on."

Participants must be 18 unless permission is granted by instructor. Tickets are non refundable but can be transferred to another person. Tickets are in US dollars. 

Tickets can be purchased here:

Here's one of Rachael's 'kind of' popular videos --'s 2nd most popular hooping video of 2014 with over 1,700,000 views!


Hoop Jam - Fri. Feb. 27, 2015, 7-8:30pm

Leave behind a frigid February and get ready to welcome a milder March. The days are getting longer…surely Spring can't be far behind! Hoops are available to use. 


Fri. Jan. 2, 2015: first hoop jam of the new year

Let's spin in the new year at Dovercourt Recreation Centre this Friday, 7-8:30pm. Hoops are available to borrow, all are welcome. The jam is free. We're back on our regular rotation of every 2 weeks; jams are also posted on the Calendar page.


Fri. Dec. 12, 7-8:30pm - next hoop jam!

We're off our usual 2 week rotation, but we'll make up for it with rotations of our own at our last jam of 2014. Hoops are provided. Bring a friend. Kids are welcome, as long as they are closely supervised (hoops can hurt if you get whacked in the head). 


Emma's Iso twist to Ocho tutorial, shot in Ottawa

…and on a stand up paddleboard to boot! Emma enjoyed learning how to paddle, and on her second day, while on the beautiful Ottawa River, decided to do a tutorial. Multi-tasking genius! For more of Emma's awesomeness, check out