Jen C. and Me. Photo by Jenny Hill

Student Recital Outcome

Saturday was Studio Spin’s second annual Student Recital and Instructor Showcase.  I performed to “Starlight” by MUSE, and did a hoop duet with another hooper, named Jen C., and we did our act to “Fever” by Peggy Lee.  You can see us up there after practicing in a local park with Jenny Hill, who choreographed and taught us the routine.  She also took the photo.

Overall, things went really well!  Of course, there were mistakes, and I am especially hard on myself after a performance, focusing on what went wrong, rather than look at the smiles on the faces of the people congratulating me on a good performance.  My husband Sam told me before I went on stage “to have fun,” and I did.  I usually do when I perform.

I ended my number with the following pose.  Yay!  Part one was done!  Jenny took that photo, too.

Me in my ending pose.

In the second part of the show, Jen C. and I did our sassy little number. Now, Jen C. has only been hooping since June.  And for her to get on stage and perform is awesome!  Well done, Jen C.!  To celebrate the momentous occasion, I made us fascinators for our hair to wear for our performance.


Oh, and my husband took this photo of Jen C. and I after the show.  It’s not the greatest photo, but you can still see our smiling faces.

Me and Jen C. after the show

There was a professional photographer there taking photos during performances, so I’ll share those once they come out.

Overall, all the performers rocked, and the audience loved the show.  We are awesome!


The Flow Bow

The Flow Bow came about because I HATE to waste materials.

Here’s the story.  I wanted to make a heart hoop, and I thought I could wing it without a tutorial and build it from reverse engineering.  I had PE tubing, check!  all I needed was two elbow 3/4″ connectors.  Easy purchase, which I did.

So, yeah.  After trimming the ends and trying to redo things a few times, The Flow Bow is what I came up with.  To make myself feel better, I decided to tape it up and play with it.

It sort of looks like an eye, or a semi-circle.  Here I am demonstrating some of what can be done with The Flow Bow.  I apologize for the cruddy audio.

So, that’s my newest toy/creation/abomination of a flow toy.  I do like my Flow Bow.  Next, I will try to make a heart hoop by looking at the directions, first.