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!

 

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MUSE: Black and Holes and Revelations cover

Recital Preparation: Chasing Starlight

Ack!  The Studio Spin Student Recital and Instructor Showcase is August 6, 2016!  I’ve got a lot of work to do between now and then.

Actually, I have been working on my piece.  I decided for my music, I am going to hoop to the song “Starlight” by one of my favorite bands, MUSE.  It’s off their album Black Holes and Revelations, and which a fantastic piece of work, so you should check it out.

I’m glad I picked a song I know really really well this time, and one that I really really like.  It’s a song that easily broken down into defined sections that can be choreographed quite easily.

I worked on my routine last night in the backyard.  It was still hot as blazes in the evening, and tonight isn’t supposed to be much better, but I will still get outside and give it a few runs.  I even made a new grippy hoop with engineering grade reflective tape.  I hope it looks great when it perform!

Since I love MUSE, and I want you to discover them, too, I made this handy dandy Spotify playlist that you check out some of my favorites, and a good sampling of what they are about.

Happy listening!!

 

Feeling Good

Good hoopy things have been happening lately, so I made a video for fun to celebrate.  Enjoy!  Thanks for watching!  The song is “Feeling Good” by Muse.