Meet the Dance Hoops Hotties, our sponsored hoopers!
These amazing hoopers were selected to represent Dance Hoops because of their ability to spread hoop love,
their amazing hoop stories, and overall awesomeness!
Follow their pages and IG to join them in their hoop journey!

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Rachael Armenia Sigmund, New Jersey

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Bio: I am from Marlboro NJ. I am a professional photographer. I freelance events and work at JCP portraits. During the summer, I street perform on the Asbury Park boardwalk and summer of 2017 I’ll be traveling NYC with my hoops as well ! My goal in life is to travel with EDM festivals, take beautiful photography and entertain a crowd with my beautiful passion of hooping.

Favorite Hoop Trick: A pizza toss from the waist and/or knees.
Favorite Place to Hoop: Anywhere

Favorite Hoop & Diameter: 28″ in diameter 5/8″ (I’m slowly sizing down).
Song That Always Gets You Flowing: “Ode To Sleep” by Twenty One Pilots

IG: @ladyblueisfire

FB Artist Page: www.facebook.com/LadyBlueIsFire

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Ziggy Starshiine, Kentucky

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Bio: 26, Eastern KY Appalachian Mountain Mama<3 I’ve got lots of cats =^-^= Been hooping for almost 6 years, my art is inspired by outer space and Nature. I’m also extremely inspired by Japanese culture. I aspire to one day have a career in field science. My super “not-so-secret” dream is to create and direct my own anime c:

Favorite Hoop Trick: Body Rolls
Favorite Place to Hoop: Surrounded by nature and my backyard 🙂
Favorite Hoop & Diameter: 5/8″ Polypro Kalypso 28″ diameter
Song That Always Gets You Flowing: “Roots Reggae Music (Feat. Don Carlos)” by Rebelution

FB Artist Page: www.facebook.com/ZiggyStarshiine

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Brandi Bee, California

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Bio: I’ve been hooping since 2009 and have had the honor of spinning with several performance groups. I’m originally from Ohio but currently living in Cali.

Favorite Hoop Trick: caps variations
Favorite Place to Hoop: In the Redwoods
Favorite Hoop & Diameter: 28in 3/4 Poseidon
Song That Always Gets You Flowing: Anything by Sylvan Esso

IG: @werker_bee

FB Artist Page: www.facebook.com/humboldthoopnotic

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Tani Korb, California

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Bio: I’m 25 and have been hooping for a little over 2 years. I love nature, traveling, and all things flow!

Favorite Hoop Trick: Ooh that’s hard…probably the fold escalator because it’s a great transition.
Favorite Place to Hoop: The woods
Favorite Hoop Tubing & Diameter: 29″ Polypro, usually prefer 3/4″ but I have my moments with 5/8″
Song That Always Gets You Flowing: “Ice” by Corporate (or anything Bassnectar)

IG: @_twirlwind_
FB Artist Page: www.facebook.com/tanihoops

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Sammy Hoopleseed, Alaska

Bio: I like long walks on frozen ground and boating with my hula hoop by my side at all times. Originally I am from Valdez, Alaska and reside outside of Anchorage.  I am a hoopsmith, performer, instructor, and hoop love activist.
Favorite Hoop Trick: My favorite hula hoop trick is The Unicorn
Favorite Place to Hoop: The Last Frontier! 
Favorite Hoop Tubing & Diameter: Sizes ranging from 21″ to 32″ and PEX, HDPE, and Polypro (OH MY)

IG: @hooplovefireandflow

Facebook Artist Page: www.facebook.com/shhlf

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Sherri Bidwell, Indiana

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Bio: 38, Married 16 years to my high school sweetheart. We have 3 kids. I have my Master’s Degree in social work and I work full time as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I started hooping for exercise, but it is such a creative outlet. It releases stress and has brought so many wonderful people into my life.

Favorite hoop trick: chest rolls
Favorite place to hoop: at hoop retreats with my hoop friends
Favorite hoop & diameter: 3/4″ 32″ my sparkly pink translucent morph hoop
Song that always gets you flowing: “Moar Jive” by Gramatik

IG: @dinah_cat_daisy_hooper

FB Artist Page : www.facebook.com/wildflowerhooper/

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Lizzie Steger (Lustrous Liz ), Florida

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Bio: I’m Lizzie. I’m 19 years young in Dunnellon Florida. I like to spin things and play with fire.

Favorite hoop trick: wedgie
Favorite place to hoop:  Rainbow River, it’s my favorite place to be period.
Favorite hoop & diameter: 29″ 5/8″ is my happy place right now.
Song that always gets you flowing: Tipper is my sh*tttt

IG: @LustrousLiz

FB Artist Page: www.facebook.com/itsflowbro/
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Kate Starks (Kater Mashed-Potater), Ohio

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Bio: I’m Kate! I’m 24 and I’m from Akron Ohio! when I am not hooping, I teach piano lessons, and I enjoy other props including poi, dragon staff, Levi-wand, and buugeng.

Favorite Hoop Trick: A chest roll
Favorite Place to Hoop: Outside in the woods or by a body of water
Favorite Hoop & Tubing: Polypro 3/4″ 28″
Song That Always Gets You Flowing: “Oons upon a time” by  Pogo

IG: @kater_mashed_potater

FB Artist Page: www.facebook.com/KateStarksPerformanceArt/
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Tya Gunn, California

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Bio: I am 32 years old and mommy to a beautiful and unique girl. I started hooping when I was in a power chair and unable to walk for 4 years, hooping was a gift and it helped me in my will to walk again and now I went from hooper on wheels to a hooper on my feet!!!

Favorite Hoop Trick: Breaks
Favorite Place to Hoop: the forest at my house
Favorite Hoop & Diameter: 3/4″ 30″ Bare UV bright colored polypro
Song That Always Gets You Flowing: “Downtown” by Macklemore

IG: @tyahoops

FB Artist Page: www.facebook.com/TyaHoops
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Katherine Aurora Callahan, Georgia

 

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Bio: I’m 39, wife, maker, mama. I work as a mosaic artist and costume designer. I’ve been hooping for 8 years.

Favorite trick: arm rolls
Favorite place: with Atlanta’s beautiful street art collection
Favorite hoop: (like picking a favorite child!)
Hoop song: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats “S.O.B.”

IG: @hoopyfamily
FB Artist Page: www.facebook.com/dontworrybehoopy

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