Links & Resources

The Latest Spin: Hoop Happenings Blog


First hoop jam of "Spring", Fri. Mar. 21, 7-8:30pm

Is that Spring in the air, or just more flurries, wind and cold?  ;-)

We'll keep our spirits up and hope for a warming trend sometime soon. All are welcome; there will be tunes to spin to and hoops to borrow.


Hoop jam this Fri. Mar. 7, 2014, 7-8:30pm

This long cold winter has me negligent in my website updating duties. Hoop Jams have been carrying on every 2 weeks, but I have only been posting over on the Ottawa Gatineau hoopers Facebook page.

Our next jam is this Friday, 7-8:30pm. The jams have been very busy, which is gratifying as the host(ess). Many newcomers have been coming out to check out what hooping is all about, and the experienced hoopers in the room provide inspiration as they show what you can do with a plastic ring.




World Hoop Day 2013 compilation video

Check out the video of WHD videos (Oct. 5, 2013), edited by WHD choreographer Kristen "Tink" McQuillan. From single performers to large groups with some pretty scenic backdrops (including our own, on the grounds of the Museum of Civilization/ History with the Parliament buildings and the Ottawa River in the background), it's a fun celebration of hooping around the globe. You'll see a quick shot of the Ottawa/ Gatineau hoopers doing the 'drunken hooping' section of the dance partway through.

Some stats from the article on "255 hoop dancers from 11 countries spun up 28 World Hoop Day performances, all brought together with choreography by Kristin “Tink” McQuillin of Spin Matsuri, and then merged by her into another exciting video of hoop dance unity from around the globe!" 


First hoop jam of 2014: Fri. Jan. 10, 7-8:30pm

Join us for the first hoop jam of 2014, at Dovercourt in the Assembly Hall (upstairs). These bi-weekly jams are free -- thank you to Dovercourt Recreation Centre for their support of the hoop community, providing this regular practice space). Hoops are available to use or you may purchase your own; contact Trish at

All are welcome including children, but for their safety, they must be closely supervised. Jams are a great opportunity to meet other Ottawa/ Gatineau hoopers, and see some inspiring flow with hoops, poi, staff, flow wands, flags and more.


Winter 2014 hoop classes

Winter session classes with Trish at Dovercourt have begun, running from Jan. 5/ 14 to mid-April. Now that the session has begun, please register by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person. Class info is listed in the Dovercourt Winter 2014 Program book under Hooping Classes on page 24. Hoops are provided for use (or you may bring your own, or buy one from the instructor). Drop ins permitted if space allows ($14 paid at the Customer Service desk). 

  • Sundays 11:15am (All Levels), 87576, $195, at Dovercourt in the Assembly Hall
  • Mondays 12 noon (All Levels), 87578, $195, at McKellar Field House, 539 Wavell Ave

Contact Trish if you have any questions (

Page 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 ... 38 Next 5 Entries »