Sweet Pea Project Sisters and Brothers Picnic

Wow, what a beautiful evening hooping!  The Spinspiration Hoop Troupe was there sharing hoopy happiness with the attendees of the Sweet Pea Project Sisters and Brothers Picnic in Lititz Springs Park in Lititz, Pennsylvania.  The kids, and adults, loved hooping and playing with the other flow toys Jenny brought.

It was also a sobering experience.  It was amazing to see how many green shirts with the names of passed on babies there were.  I can’t believe the losses these families have suffered by losing babies.  That is what the Sweet Pea Project does, they provide support and comfort to families who have lost babies after there were born or were stillborn.  I was happy to help provide happiness for these families.

Let’s focus on the fun!  Here are some of my photos from the evening.  I didn’t get too many because I was busy hooping and playing with the kids.

If you or someone you know have suffered the loss of a baby, please take a look at the Sweet Pea Project. 

Sweet Pea Project Reminder

I know registration is closed, but if you are affected by the loss of a baby, keep in mind this organization, and for next year, the picnic.  Joining together with others can be a great source of comfort during loss. 

The Spinspiration Hoop Troupe will be there hooping up happiness and fun for the everyone at the picnic. 

Spinspiration Hoop Troupe Debut

The debut of the Spinspiration Hoop Troupe went great!  I would do it again in a heartbeat.  Thank you to the Dutchland Derby Rollers for having us.

Our troop performed during the first half time.  I was counting beats like crazy in my head because the music was sort of quiet at first.  We performed to the song “Counting Each Beat (Human Tonight)” by the Robotboys.  Jenny chose the song as it had a good strong beat and wasn’t too fast.  It also wasn’t too long.  You can see highlights from our performance in Jenny’s video right below.

I’m Rosie, the one in black.  My fellow troupers are Sunny, in yellow, Mossy, in green, and Vixen, in red. 

My mother-in-law Cindy took some photos of me, and some while performing and the others after we had finished.

Courtesy of Cindy

Courtesy of Cindy

The grinning guy in the background is my husband, Sam, who was there with his parents to cheer us on.

This was an awesome experience, and I can’t wait to do it again.  A few us met for dinner afterwards, and Jenny said that coming down off a performance, we probably won’t be able to sleep that night.  She was right, actually.  I was in bed dreaming up new performance ideas for myself.  And I was still coming down from my initial adrenaline rush.

Here I am grinning in a selfie.  I had my hair done earlier that day and a custom rose made for my hair.  I did my makeup myself, and it didn’t look half bad.  I’m still getting glitter off from around my eyes after showering and washing my face a few time!

Jenny’s performance was AWESOME during the second half time.  She did a great multi-hoop routine that had people captivated.  Her character in the performance was a riot, and she rocked the house. 

After she was done, all five of us placed hoops out and have people come up and try out hooping in our hoopla!  We had kids, the Dutchland Derby Roller’s mascot Hester, girls on skates, and lots of others come up and hoop with us.  It’s impossible to be frowny when picking up a hoop, and it was great to spread that joy around.

That was Saturday!  It was awesome, if you haven’t picked up on that yet. 

Spinspiration Hoop Troupe Debut Info

Be there!


Coming Together and Performance Details

Our hooping troupe routine is coming together, and it’s looking awesome!  I want to see YOU there when we perform at the Dutchland Derby Rollers double-header on April 5, 2014.

Doors open at 5:30pm and the first bout starts at 6pm.  The troupe will be performing during the FIRST intermission.  Jenny will be performing during the SECOND intermission between bouts, and everyone will be doing something hoopy during the third.

Get tickets here!  Especially if you want a VIP seat!!

First Hoop Troupe Rehearsal

My first rehearsal as a member of the Spinspiration Hoop Troupe was on Saturday and we worked a lot on character development.  I learned a lot about movement, breathing, and developing my own hooping persona.  I’m not going to reveal a lot about her right now, but I love what she is becoming.

Our first performance is going to be April 5th, 2014 during the half-time show Lancaster Dutchland Derby Rollers, our local roller derby organization.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKET DETAILS.  I recommend getting VIP seating as that is right where our performance space is.  You’ll still be able to see well from the general admission area near the VIP seating, too.

Roller derby is a great sport, and I had the pleasure of attending my first bout on Saturday, too.  Jenny and I went to check out the space where we are going to be performing.  I took my camera to get a feel for the place, and got some shots of the action.

See more here if you are interested in taking a look at the rest of my photos, check them out here.