The Hoop Scoop

The Hoop Scoop



Portland International Hoop Jam


Find out more at portlandinternationalhoopcommunity.org


Making a Big Move South

Bucking the trend and moving to California to live under the same roof as my husband. Go figure! Stay tuned for East Bay class listings.

HulaHoopla® Private Lessons

Taking July & August off from indoor teaching but will be available for private lessons! $50/hour | I bring hoops | You can bring 3 friends!

HulaHoopla®: A Podcast for Hoopers

Episode 16 is up!

Explore the world community of hooping and hoopdance through the voices of our hooping compadres! We'll chat with hoopers - newbies to pros! - about hooping and how it has touched their lives. On this episode, I have a long and lovely conversation with Bex Burton.

Listen through my blog, HulaHoopla: A Podcast for Hoopers. You can also listen to the MP3 version. Click here to subscribe on iTunes.


KPTV approached HulaHoopla® about participating in their new branding campaign. I gathered some of my favorite long-time hooper friends for a photo shoot. Look for us!

HulaHoopla®: A Podcast for Hoopers

Episodes 11, 12 & 13 are up!

Explore the world community of hooping and hoopdance through the voices of our hooping compadres! We'll chat with hoopers - newbies to pros! - about hooping and how it has touched their lives.

Listen through my blog here: Episode 11: Caterina Suttin Episode 12: Karma La’Nay Episode 13: Carolyn Mabry

Click here to subscribe on iTunes.


Reporter Cathy Marshall did a really nice story on what I love to do. Many wonderful hoopers showed up on short notice for an impromptu class and we had a blast. Check it out here.


The Hangar at Oaks Park - May 5th - 6pm Rose City Rollers - Home Team Semi Finals

The Spinnerettes put on a stellar halftime show at the roller derby bout! So many people turned out to support the teams and support us!

Check it out!


March 21, 2012 - Photo of the Day!!! This is truly an honor. I'm so happy to announce that we have Photo of the Day on Hooping.org. Thank you Philo!

The Spinnerettes - Photo of the Day!

HulaHoopla® presents The Spinnerettes!

Hoop a Go-Go! Duff's Garage - 1635 SE 7th Ave. - Feb. 27th @ 8pm

Susan & The Surftones, Wave Sauce and the Surf Weasels...AND a solo Spinnerrette! Dig the atmosphere. Surf music, go-go dancing and spectacular spinning!

HulaHoopla® presents The Spinnerettes!

Hoop & Fire Performance 4th Annual Flaming Dr. Pepper World Record Bash Kenton Station - 8303 N. Denver - Feb. 25th @ 6pm

The Spinnerrettes made a special appearance at this event. Hooping on the bar, fire hooping, fire poi, flaming drinks....flamage all around!!! Great turnout and so much fun!

HulaHoopla® presents The Spinnerettes!

Hoop Performance Before and After "Circle Mirror Transformation" Artists Repertory Theatre - 1515 SW Morrison - Feb. 24th @ 6:30pm

The Spinnerrettes hooped it up before and after the show, "Circle Mirror Transformation." Folks came early and stayed late hooping with us in the lobby!

Can a drama class change lives forever? Well, we do know one of the characters is a hooper!!! That alone should make you want to see the play!

HulaHoopla® presents The Spinnerettes!

Secret Society - 116 NE Russell - Feb. 10th @ 9pm

The Spinnerrettes made their hooping debut Friday night at The Secret Society. We performed between bands and it was a circus! Hire local hoopers for your next event.

HulaHoopla® on KPTV!

MORE Good Day Oregon - KPTV Channel 12

We did some hooping at Center Stage Studios on November 29th. KPTV interviewed me about hooping during a hoop jam and put this nice package together that aired on December 7th.

Watch it here!

World Hoop Day Celebration! 11.11.11

7:30pm - 10:30pm

We hooped for a good cause! Center Space Studio, 420 SE 6th Ave., PDX

What a great turnout!! We raised $200 for World Hoop Day. WHD's mission is to bring joy through the importance of play to children around the world.

World Hoop Day Dance 2011

We rehearsed, preformed and recorded the official World Hoop Day Dance at the Bamboo Grove Salon on Nov. 3rd. Don't worry! We WILL do this again during our 3-hour hoop jam on 11.11.11. See the post above for more information on that event and join us!

Still haven't learned the dance? Click here.

Got ANOTHER Mention on Hooping.org - I am blessed!

HulaHoopla on Studio 6 - Hooping.org

Hooping for Burlesque - Sunday August 14th

Oh yeah! We hooped, we vamped, we are dead sexy!!! Thanks to PDlesque! for asking me to teach my very first hoop burlesque class.

Got a Mention on Hooping.org - What an Honor!

HulaHoopla Spins Up Pedalpalooza - Hooping.org

The Hoopanista Hooped It Up On Local TV

HulaHoopla Tease on Studio 6 Hoop Your Way to Health & Happiness with HulaHoopla

Hoop DeVille in the Pedalpalooza Kickoff Parade!

BikePortland.org Article KnorQ's Kitchen Blog Rejuiced Bikes...scroll down the page.

Starlight Parade - Downtown PDX

Saturday June 4th 8:30pm

Did you see the herd of hoopers performing with Samba Joia in the Starlight Parade this weekend?

American Burlesque Spectacular Alum Show

Kelly's Olympian - 426 SW Washington - PDX Saturday May 28th - Doors at 7:30pm

The Rose City School of Burlesque alum and instructors rocked the house! I performed a little number with an LED hoop - had a blast!!! RoseCitySchoolofBurlesque.com

Hoop Performances with Haymaker

Saturday April 30th at 8:30pm Someday Lounge - 125 NW 5th Avenue - PDX

Yours truly, The Hoopanista, peformed two hoop numbers between bands with Dr. Spin. Wow! What a great turn out! Thank you for supporting local talent!

The Hoopanista is on the Air!

Interview with Beyond50Radio Here all about the joy of hooping! Listen Here!

The Proof is in the Pudding...um, Hooping!

American Council on Exercise Reveals Findings on Hula Hooping Workouts Read all about it!.

Happy New Year!!

Hooped it up in the International District of Seattle with my hoop sister, Saleurn Ramos, aka eS-Bot. It was cold but so sunny and beautiful...we couldn't resist!

International Hooping!

Hooped in Baja California. Read about it in my blog.

Workplace Wellness - Hoop It Up!

Bring health & happiness into your office. HulaHoopla® will lead one hour hoop workshops to de-stress and revive employees. Music and hoops provided! The benefits are endless. Here are just a few online articles about this topic: Workplace Fitness To Reduce Stress And Boost Productivity (http://www.fitnesshealthzone.com/fitness/workplace-fitness-to-reduce-stress-and-boost-productivity/), Business Speakers Tout Benefits of Workplace Wellness Programs and 10 Reasons to Encourage Fitness in the Workplace.


HulaHoopla® provides supplies and hands-on instruction for party goers to create their very own hoop and get a lesson to boot! Contact me for prices and ideas. 50% deposit required for parties. **Gift Certificates Available**


Include a little HulaHoopla® at your next party! Kids and Kids-at-Heart alike get swept up in the playfulness of hoopdance. The Hoopanista™ will do a brief performance and lead all party members through some groovy hoop moves and games! Consider a hoop making party for a twist on traditional bachelorette or birthday party. Contact me for prices and details. 50% deposit required for parties. **Gift Certificates Available**