Exiting and Entering

Hiya Hoopers,

That’s right, Summer is winding down. We all feel it, we all know it. Kids are going back to school, Hoopla Summer Camp came and went, and you gotta remember to keep a sweater in your car again. But don’t be sad! There is so much more of this amazing year for you to make memories, learn new skills, and spend time with loved ones!

It’s the day after Labor Day and we are officially back to work non stop on fall and winter programming! We have a bunch of classes starting this month actually.

We are back to Shelton Community Center for two 6 week classes. Starting in just a short few weeks we are debuting our Girl Power Program, which is a new spin on our kids Happy Hoopin’ class. If you know Hoopla, you know we have a strong passion for empowering young girls and encouraging them to express themselves. That is exactly what this class will focus on.

But don’t worry adults! We didn’t forget about you. We’re back with our Fitness & Flow class starting Tuesday’s. Core workouts, endurance, strength building, skill building and all that good stuff.

A very special new addition this Sept. is that we will be debuting a class at the Newtown Community Center! Bringing our classic Happy Hoopin’ program to ages 5-9. Fun, games, music, and all the good times you could ask for!

We had a huge summer and we wanna thank you all for supporting us through it! We exist because of you, and we work hard to offer you programming we can be proud of!

See you in the fall Hoopers!

Lots of love,

The Hoopla Gals

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Hoopla Photoshoot!

We spent our Sunday in the best way! We spent it in the sunshine, spinning hula hoops, with the full team! ☀️

It is been a while since all the Hoopla girls got together, new faces and old, it was a really special day. We teamed up with Jennifer Lynn Photography and worked on a new set shots for the website, marketing and beyond!

As a small business, there’s always so much to do and keeping fresh photos is a very important part running a business. We had a few of our favorite kiddos from around the state volunteer to help us with the shoot as well! And of course all of the kids went home with a brand new hoopla Hoop for helping out. 😊

We are currently gearing up for Summer and are looking forward to new opportunities on the horizon. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for pictures from the shoot soon! 💜💚

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Our Team 2018; A Groupon Story

Hi hoopers!

We know it’s been a while since we made a blog post, but we’re glad to be back!

Firstly, we want to share this adorable photo of our team with the one and only Mr. Claus himself.

And now onto our subject of the day!

Recently we were approached by a company you might have heard of, Groupon.

They wrote us with high interest about involving us in what they do best, creating a deal and discount for our company to be advertised through their’s. Now you know we are small business, we have a solid team, and we work really hard so the sentiment of getting some help is always a nice one. After going back-and-forth with a Groupon team member they had given us a final offer. They were interested in marketing and discounting our birthday party packages. (Award winning birthday parties we should add 😉.)

Now this wasn’t a bad offer, it covered of team members, and financially it worked. We thought about it, we spoke on it, we slept on it and although the money wasn’t wrong, the integrity wasn’t right. We are a small business sure, but we have a supportive community of loyal customers that have been for years giving us their business because they believe in us and they like what we do. We decided those people have kept us alive and that is who we work for. We love what we do and we love to do it for those people that see us with a value and a purpose, not because we are a deal or a correctly placed advertisement.

We passed on the Groupon deal.

And out of that decision we came up with new ideas how we can grow ourselves, how we can market ourselves, offer deals ourselves and how we can work on helping ourselves make a new step. Yes, we are a small business and the temptation of falling under an umbrella of some household name is there, but when you are as blessed as we are to be serving customers that respect our work, it can inspire one to continue to believe in one’s one’s own team.

We love you all, and thank you for making 2018 a very special year for our team. We look forward to seeing what 2019 has to offer, and we are prepared to work for it.

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SEE& Hoopla Summer Camp

Hello Hoopers!

This summer has been one of the most amazing and rewarding summers of BringtheHoopla history. We facilitated programs all over the state and some of our first time programs were some of the biggest we have ever taken on as a business.

Our time in New Britain being part of their SEE program was truly a life changing experience for our teachers. They were given the opportunity to spend three weeks teaching our specialized hoop curriculum. With focuses on balance, self-esteem, dance, teamwork and much more our teacher and students were able to expand on subjects that relate with both hooping and life.

Our team is so lucky to have been part of something so meaningful and we look forward to the future ahead. Hopefully we will be back in New Britain for the school year and we can promise you can find us next summer back at SEE.

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Come Find US!

This summer is jam packed with events, festivals, and fun! We are excited to venture around our beautiful state of Connecticut providing our one and only Hoopla zones, facilitating our unique programs,  and vending our extra special Hoopla Hoops!

If you are looking to purchase your own hoop or join us for some fun hooping in the sun look below for a list of upcoming events!

Our biggest event so far this year is just around the corner June 9th + 10th Riverfront Music Revival. We will be vending, hooping, and enjoying this local family friendly event all weekend long!

Saturday, June 2
Downtown Milford Farmer’s Market
10:30am-12:30pm Hoopla Zone
9:00am-1:00pm Vendor
River Street, Milford

Saturday, June 9th & Sunday, June 10
Riverfront Music Revival
Veteran’s Memorial Park, Shelton

Saturday, June 9
Pride in the Park
Mathews Park, Norwalk

Saturday, June 16
Black Rock Farmer’s Market
St. Ann’s Church, Bridgeport

Thursday, June 21
Ascend Festival
Dockside Park, Cold Spring, NY

Thursday, June 21
Ora Mason Library, West Haven

Saturday, June 23
Douglas Library, Hebron

Wednesday, June 27
Portland Public Library, Portland

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Tapin’ and Teachin’

Our very own Miss Alex will be taking over the job of taping our lovely handmade Hoopla Hoops! If you don’t know Miss Alex you have been missing out!

Let us catch you up to speed!img_3188

Alexandra is a  500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches several Yoga classes around the state of Connecticut. She is CPR and First Aid Certified, as well as Bridgeport Archdiocese VIRTUS trained. Alex enjoys the freedom of dancing inside a hula hoop, where she finds creative expression through moving meditation. Alex teaches our Adult Hoop Yoga classes, where both of her passions, of yoga and hooping, merge.

She is a rockstar taper as well! Don’t forget we custom design and handmade every Hoopla Hoop with love!

Get in the spin with us today!

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Our Favorite Festival is BACK!

Soupstock Music & Arts Festival, our favorite local community event is BACK! We are so excited to see the announcement! Dates have changed from their usual mid summer fest to Sept 29 & 30!

Expect us there vending our one of a kind handmade Hoopla Hoops!

The kitchen this year is fully stocked with TWO live music stages, an awesome interactive Kids Zone, vendors galore, food trucks, lots of soup AND chili, and so much more!

Check out the Facebook event page HERE!

Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Anywhere else you wanna see us? Let us know!



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