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MAY Hip The Hoopla Classes/Hoops/Performances/Specials

Join Hip The Hoopla for hooping, laughter, dance, classes and life lessons while learning hula hoop dancing!Springtime is happy hooping time! It doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a “hula” hoop, want to add some hoop dance skills to your repertoire, or are polishing your chops for performances, or the upcoming festival season. Everyone is welcome at Hip The Hoopla classes and given something fun and challenging to try…all in a comfortable, safe…thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere. Laughter Yoga, dance, flexibility, endurance, plus useful tips and tricks, are just some of the things you can experience in your personal hoop journey amongst friends.
Come try a drop in class or partake in some of the Hip The Hoopla May specials:

MAY 2014 Hip The Hoopla Class Schedule: 5/3, 6, 13,17, 20, 24, 27, & 31 -NO 5/10- Everyone at Spin Summit! (Saturdays 10am & Tuesdays at 6:30pm)
30 Day Unlimited Monthly Special: JUST $50! (Save up to $85!! about $6 a class!-purchase ANY day in May–good for 30 days from purchase)**
$10 off a custom professional hoop with 10 class card.
Private Hoop Training Sessions (in Lakewood)-1 1/2 hours for ONLY $50! (Save $70!) Blast on your progress and goals. Bring your hoop and dance skills to your next best level-Fast-with Hip The Hoopla…Personalized Attention!
$50 OFF the Wake and Bake Fest www.WakeAndBakeFest.com promo code: HipTheHoopla

Please RSVP your class spot at www.HipTheHoopla.com.
Please Note: A 24-hour courtesy cancellation required for the limited space class spot. You will be charged if within 24 hours of class.

RSVP/Questions/Info/Contact: Che@HipTheHoopla.com 303.980.6295

Hip The Hoopla is available for PERFORMING–special events, private/semi-private personally focused lessons & motivational meetings (way easier than walking on hot coals)… Plus bridal and bachelorette parties! And try out: Hip The Hoopla Hoop-O-Grams–better than a singing telegram–in person or virtual, and way more fun!

More info: www.HipTheHoopla.com

Please “Like,” visit often & recommend Hip The Hoopla on Facebook for schedule, updates, news and cool videos. http://www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla
Also find us on Yelp! http://www.yelp.com/biz/hip-the-hoopla-denver
…and LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/hip-the-hoopla
…and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/HipTheHoopla
…and another YouTube channel with Hip The Hoopla http://www.youtube.com/ToucheToon
…and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/hipthehoopla/
…and Twitter http://twitter.com/hipthehoopla

March Class Schedule & Specials

Hip The Hoopla March Humorous Hula Hoop Dance Class Schedule and Specials
MARCH Maddness…
2014 Hip The Hoopla Classes:

3/1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 & 29

♥ More Hip The Hoopla info at www.HipTheHoopla.com ♥ and www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla (please “like” 🙂 ♥ Private Expert Sessions in Lakewood-1 1/2 hours for ONLY $50! (Save $70!)
Blast on your progress. Bring your hoop and dance skills to the next level-Fast-with Hip The Hoopla…Personalized Attention!
♥ Yelp Check in Deal (mobile app)-intro class $10 for new students!
♥ 2014 Class Packs:
+$60/5 class card (=$12/class, Save $15!) (good for 3 months from purchase)
+$100/10 class card (=$10/class!, Save $50!!) (good for 6 months from purchase)
(Regular price: $75 Monthly unlimited (good for 30 days from purchase–see Feb. $50 Special above!!)

+Custom Hoops, Classes, Private lessons, Coaching, Performing, Accessories, Gift Certificates, etc.

♥ RSVP your classes online at www.HipTheHoopla.com
Contact us for your own hand-crafted custom hoop, too! ♥

+Hip The Hoopla GIFT CERTIFICATES Available for classes, class packs, custom made hoops, private lessons, Hip The Hoopla Hoop-O-Grams, and more!

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~~~Hip the Hoopla Class LOCATION: *Red Elephant Workshop*
244 Sante Fe Drive, Denver CO 80223 (Between 2nd & 3rd on Sante Fe Drive– free on-street parking 🙂

Please allow a few extra minutes to park, sign in, and prepare to hoop

Cost: $15 Per class
OR…Save BIG with a Class Pack….
+$60/5 class card (=$12/class, Save $15!) (good for 3 months from purchase)
+$100/10 class card (=$10/class!, Save $50!!) (good for 6 months from purchase)
+$75 Monthly unlimited (good for 30 days from purchase)
*Private Lessons/Sessions Available $60/hour-includes studio rental*

Please contact for other special offers & group discounts.

Class prep-Bring/Do/Wear: ~Water ~yoga mat ~stretchy snug clothing-the hoop loves sticking to skin & stays up better! A notebook & pen are really handy to remember key moves, hints & tricks. Bring your own hoop, purchase one at class, or borrow one provided at class. FYI: you can order YOUR OWN cool custom color/personally sized hoops for your hooping style and needs–Even collapsible hoops for easy carry & traveling!

Please RSVP your class spot at www.HipTheHoopla.com.
Please Note: A 24-hour courtesy cancellation required for the limited space class spot. You will be charged if within 24 hours of class.

RSVP/Questions/Info/Contact: Che@HipTheHoopla.com 303.980.6295

Hip The Hoopla is available for PERFORMING–special events, private/semi-private personally focused lessons & motivational meetings (way easier than walking on hot coals)… Plus bridal and bachelorette parties! And try out: Hip The Hoopla Hoop-O-Grams–better than a singing telegram–in person or virtual, and way more fun!

More info: www.HipTheHoopla.com

Please “Like,” visit often & recommend Hip The Hoopla on Facebook for schedule, updates, news and cool videos. http://www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla
Also find us on Yelp! http://www.yelp.com/biz/hip-the-hoopla-denver
…and LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/hip-the-hoopla
…and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/HipTheHoopla
…and another YouTube channel with Hip The Hoopla http://www.youtube.com/ToucheToon
…and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/hipthehoopla/
…and Twitter http://twitter.com/hipthehoopla

Recommendations & testimonials are very appreciated. ~Thank You 🙂

4 Easy Grab Bag Tips + Tricks To Hoop & Dance Happy

Dance Hoop Play Sing Create Flow Be You from Hip The HooplaWhat can help tweak your Hoop/Dance/Movement practice? Here’s a few tips and tricks to add to your mental note’s bag, plus a bonus!

by Ché Rippinger

 

1. Make Time. Yep-Craft your own clock. Well really carving out a bit of the schedule you currently over-cram with everything else-important and not. Sometimes a whole hour is unrealistic, and a half hour even still may be too much to fit in, too. But 5 minutes is doable for anyone. That’s just, “turn on the music, grab the hoop(s) and have at it for one song.” And for the best in your body…

2. Start very slow…warm up…jam and play…cool down. Sometimes we skip these simple steps, and then our bodies let us know how and why that’s not a good idea. Start simply with an over all wiggle, shimmy, or anything movement-wise, that is gentle getting the blood flowing to all the big body parts. Roll your head and shoulders, sway the rib cage, rock the hips, bend and flex the legs, feet, arms and hands. Start out with smaller motions and then progress to bigger ones, then dial it back down to small again. Simple-Oui?!

3. Keep an area reasonably clear for your dance/hooping/yoga/movement/meditation practice. If you have a dedicated space–or at least one that is easily convertible so you can double-duty the area…you will be more motivated to use it. If you cannot show it to others, or you have to close the door on it, then how much happy inspiration and sweetly calling your name is it doing for you?!

4. Just Dance! Sometimes we are so hyper-focused on getting whatever new trick or move, that we don’t connect them very well, or infuse our love of hooping and dance with our own personal style. It doesn’t matter what your background is…whatever– bring it to the table! Dance it out! If you are alone, who cares what you look like. And if you are with others…whatever you think is goofy, may appear fabulous and inspirational for someone else (it happens All the time!).

Ha! #5…A Bonus Tip:
5. Connect with people! Online and in-person groups, classes, and jams will join you with others experiencing similar issues, questions, and advice and is great for sharing your little progress points.

As always, go forth and hoop, dance and laugh yourself happy!

Come experience a “Grab Bag ‘O Goodies” with us! Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 10am with Hip The Hoopla at Red Elephant Workshop in Denver, Colorado (244 Sante Fe Drive, 80223 in the Arts District) . RSVP your date with laughter now using the MindBody mobile app or please visit www.HipTheHoopla.com. Check out the great deals, specials, hoopspiration, and information available at your fingertips.
Thank you~See you soon!

~Ché Rippinger is the CHO (Chief Hooping Officer) of Hip The Hoopla humorous dance fitness classes, coaching, custom hoops and performances. She works with a variety of people from beginner to pros on learning and improving their hooping and dance with Laughter Yoga, dance-adapted yoga, belly dance and a whole lot of positivity, encouragement, and great tips! Connect with her by phone, e-mail, web site or social media. 303-980-6295, Che@HipTheHoopla.com, www.HipTheHoopla.com
Also please find and follow Hip The Hoopla online with: Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Yelp, Search Local and Google +

Humorous Video from 1944

Humorous inspiration for Hip The Hoopla class 10am Saturday at Red Elephant Workshop! In-Joy!

Hip The Hoopla recommends a vintage dance video from 1944
Video Link: http://www.superstarmagazine.com/ross-sisters-crazy-breakdance-from-1944-will-leave-you-speechless/#_

***Specials Deals***

♥ Regular students: bring 1 new person and your class is FREE!
♥ New students: Use the “YELP Check In Deal” (phone app) for your $10 intro class (save $5–1/3 off!)

Please RSVP your spot via phone, text, e-mail or personal message.

www.Facebook.com/HipTheHoopla
Che@HipTheHoopla.com
303-919-9280 cell
www.HipTheHoopla.com

♥ Thanks! ♥

January Schedule, Events & Specials

Hip The Hoopla humorous hoop dance fitness classes, performances & custom made hula hoopsHappy New Year & New You!

JANUARY 2014 Hip The Hoopla Classes:
1/4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28
**NOTE 1/18 is the Mini Hoop Workshop 9-11am**

♥ More Hip The Hoopla info at www.HipTheHoopla.com ♥ and www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla (please “like” 🙂
♥ ***January LOYALTY Deal for my Hip The Hoopla class regulars: Bring in a new friend and your class is FREE!!! Please connect with me directly.***
Come laugh with us Saturday 10am at Red Elephant Workshop-2nd & Sante Fe, Denver. “Toolbox for Laughter (and hooping)” is the theme. RSVP your spot at www.HipTheHoopla.com.
$5 off a custom hoop, and $10 off a ready made hoop.
Private Sessions -Book 3…get 1 FREE!– Get a jump start on your progress. Bring your hoop skills to the next level-Fast-with Hip The Hoopla Personalized Attention!
Mini Hoop- Dance prop workshop (9-11am on 1/18/14) as part of the” Workshop Sampler Weekend – New Ideas for Your Toolbox”-register NOW on Eventbrite before it’s sold out! https://workshopsamplerweekend.eventbrite.com/ (***NO regular 10am class 1/18/14)
♥ New Year/New You Class Packs:
$60/5 class card (=$12/class, Save $15!) (good for 3 months from purchase)
$100/10 class card (=$10/class!, Save $50!!) (good for 6 months from purchase)

♥ RSVP your classes online at www.HipTheHoopla.com
Contact us for your own hand-crafted custom hoop, too! ♥

~~~Hip the Hoopla Class LOCATION: *Red Elephant Workshop*
244 Sante Fe Drive, Denver CO 80223 (Between 2nd & 3rd on Sante Fe Drive– free on-street parking 🙂

Please Note: A 24-hour courtesy cancellation required for the limited space class spot. You will be charged if within 24 hours of class.

RSVP/Questions/Info/Contact: Che@HipTheHoopla.com 303.980.6295

Please “Like,” visit often & recommend Hip The Hoopla on Facebook for schedule, updates, news and cool videos. http://www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla
Also find us on Yelp! http://www.yelp.com/biz/hip-the-hoopla-denver
…and LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/hip-the-hoopla
…and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/HipTheHoopla
…and another YouTube channel with Hip The Hoopla http://www.youtube.com/ToucheToon
…and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/hipthehoopla/
…and Twitter http://twitter.com/hipthehoopla

Recommendations & testimonials are very appreciated. ~Thank You 🙂

We appreciate your interaction and connectivity!♥ ♥ ♥

♥http://hipthehoopla.com/classes/♥

***♥ Upcoming PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE! ♥***

2014 Winter Gala Show and Hafla at the D-Note in Arvada, Saturday, January 18, 2014
http://www.facebook.com/events/659193344131716/

**Join Hip The Hoopla for a Mini Hoop Dance Prop Workshop (9-11am on 1/18/14) as part of the “Workshop Sampler Weekend – New Ideas for Your Toolbox” at Red Elephant Workshop on January 18th. Buy now at , class spaces will sell out!
https://www.facebook.com/events/181223728749355/ **

Recent performances at:
Live LiveWell Colorado Fitness Performance Event
Mercury Cafe Denver
With Blue Soul at Boulder Beer Company
Boulder IPA Festival with blues band Blue Soul and The Goonies
One Gathering with rock band Trickshot
Bellies on Fire! Show at Casseleman’s
Boulder Creek Festival after the Boulder Boulder
Lanie’s Clock Tower Cabaret’s “Mythic Summer Circus” with Bella Diva Dance.

♥ 2014 Personal Hooping Inspiration Challenge Is ON!!♥
How has hooping inspiring you to be better?? It could be laughter, weight, happiness, personal development, health improvement…what ever YOUR personal WIN is. Tell us in one quick paragraph…send it in now for your chance to be featured, celebrated and help INSPIRE OTHERS. Participants will win a special Hip The Hoopla gift or discount for classes or hoops!

December Classes/Performances/Hoops & Holiday Deals

Happy Holidays from Hip The Hoopla!

Happy Holidays Everyone!
DECEMBER 2013 Hip The Hoopla Classes: 12/3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21 & 28

**NO class 24th or 31st**

♥ December Special: Free Gift with any class pack, gift card or hoop purchase!
♥ Mini Hoop- Dance prop workshop (9-11am on 1/18/14) as part of the” Workshop Sampler Weekend – New Ideas for Your Toolbox“-register NOW on Eventbrite before it’s sold out! https://workshopsamplerweekend.eventbrite.com/ (no 10am class 1/18/14)
♥ Mini Personal Coaching Special: *10 Minute 1 on 1 Coaching Session~only $15 (phone or in person)
♥ Holiday Class Packs:
$60/5 class card (=$12/class, Save $15!) (good for 3 months from purchase)
$100/10 class card (=$10/class!, Save $50!!) (good for 6 months from purchase)
♥ Private Lessons/Sessions Available — De-stress your holidays!
Bring your hoop skills to the next level-Fast-with Hip The Hoopla Personalized Attention!

+CELEBRATE!! Custom Hoops, Classes, Private lessons, Coaching, Performing, Accessories, Gift Certificates, etc.

♥ RSVP your classes online at www.HipTheHoopla.com
Contact us for your own hand-crafted custom hoop, too! ♥

+Hip The Hoopla GIFT CERTIFICATES Available for classes, class packs, custom made hoops, private lessons, Hip The Hoopla Hoop-O-Grams, and more!
♥ More Hip The Hoopla info at www.HipTheHoopla.com ♥ and www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla (please “like” 🙂
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~~~Hip the Hoopla Class LOCATION: *Red Elephant Workshop*
244 Sante Fe Drive, Denver CO 80223 (Between 2nd & 3rd on Sante Fe Drive– free on-street parking 🙂

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***♥ Upcoming PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE! ♥***
Colorado Fire Tribe at Denver Parade of Lights-Saturday, Dec. 7th at 6pm in Downtown Denver

2014 Winter Gala Show and Hafla at the D-Note in Arvada, Saturday, January 18, 2014
http://www.facebook.com/events/659193344131716/

Also join Hip The Hoopla for a Mini Hoop Dance prop workshop (9-11am on 1/18/14) as part of the” Workshop Sampler Weekend – New Ideas for Your Toolbox” at Red Elephant Workshop on January 18th. Buy now at , class spaces will sell out!
https://www.facebook.com/events/181223728749355/

Please “Like,” visit often & recommend Hip The Hoopla on Facebook for schedule, updates, news and cool videos. http://www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla
Also find us on Yelp! http://www.yelp.com/biz/hip-the-hoopla-denver
…and LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/hip-the-hoopla
…and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/HipTheHoopla
…and another YouTube channel with Hip The Hoopla http://www.youtube.com/ToucheToon
…and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/hipthehoopla/
…and Twitter http://twitter.com/hipthehoopla

Recommendations & testimonials are very appreciated. ~Thank You 🙂

We appreciate your interaction and connectivity!
♥ ♥ ♥
2013 has been such a great year to Get Your Hoop On!!!

http://hipthehoopla.com/classes/♥

Support Local-Denver Urban Homesteading Farmers Market

 Hip The Hoopla  recommends Denver Urban Farmers Market 2nd & Sante Fe in Denver, CO 80223

Show Your Local Support

Enjoy some delicious natural, organic, local and seasonal foods, snacks & More!

Before and after Hip The Hoopla classes, please support our fellow neighbors…a changing collective of various organic, ethically raised and produced goodies at Denver Urban Homesteading Farmers Market(2nd & Sante Fe in the historic Art District on Santa Fe).
Visit them online at: http://www.denverurbanhomesteading.com/

Hip The Hoopla offers positive and encouraging adult hoop dance classes right next door (with free on street parking at 244 Sante Fe Drive, 80223) on Tuesdays 6:30pm & Saturdays 10am. Private sessions and coaching, plus custom professional dance & practice (hula) hoops, are also available.

Please RSVP at www.HipTheHoopla.com or download the App to purchase and RSVP easily from your phone! Questions & info 303-980-6295  Che@HipTheHoopla.com and please “like” us on Facebook www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla

So You Want To Perform-Tips To Know

Hip The Hoopla professional hoop & belly dance performances, classes, and custom crafted hula hoopsPerforming-“What do I Charge?”

by Ché Rippinger

Congratulations…You just got asked to perform at your first gig. Now What?!

We had this discussion in our belly dance group. Here’s a direct bit, that may be a little hard to hear, from one of my belly dance teachers: she recommended not performing, until you have the chops (professional know how) to charge the professional going rate. One of the reasons for this, is that often the client doesn’t know your skills, and just thinks they got you for a way better price than someone else. My seasoned teacher makes her living from this and was undercut, and subsequently cancelled for a gig, by a newbie. It set off a hailstorm of information on how to prevent this.

Here are some nutshell tips to consider for “going pro.”

There is a going rate that is generally the industry standard. It’s good to know so you can charge that, when you are ready. It’s also important so that our community continues to back itself with the actions of all who are in it.

That said, we all have to start somewhere. There are a lot of showcases/charitable events where we can begin to lend our skills and perform for free while we get better. The pros even do these, too! It’s a great place to work on new material, or try different styles.

You may want to take into account:
~The size of the event, who is putting it on (big corporate or small mom & pop shop), are they charging for the event (ticket sales=covering costs+profit).
~Are they budgeting for other normal things (i.e. you should get paid then too!).
~What you need to do to prep for it (travel, time, choreographed staging with costume, or “ambient” performing — some call this “noodling”, fyi).
~Are you teaching and talking?
~Are you promoting their stuff?

If budget is an issue with a potential client, you may get the “It’s great exposure for your business,” and “we really can’t pay you” , “we don’t have a budget for this,” lines/aka “excuses” a lot. Excellent advice I got, if not “paid” with money: Make sure there is an exchange of energy…what do they have to offer you: a gift certificate, lots of advertising of you on their social media, merchandise, or at the very least being able to bring your biz cards and sell your ware too (merchandise & services you have: hoops, clothes, jewelry,  lessons, etc.).

And finally, you’ve heard it in other businesses, and it’s true here: get a contract! This is so important and many of us are initially uncomfortable with doing this. That is, until you get burned once or twice. Look at it this way: With a contract, expectations are met with a happy experience for both parties. Another recommendation from a pro: get 1/2 of your money up front as a “cancellation fee”-as you don’t take other gigs when booked.

There are other groups with contracts out there for the various performing available. A  great resource helpful for all types of performers is Tim Marston’s “How To Sell Your Act”.

If you do regularly perform, a great sign of professionalism is having insurance. It’s also a great selling point, too! And if you dance with fire, it’s a necessity–along with an experienced fire “safety”(a knowledgeable person who is trained to help observe, prevent and deal with any threatening mishaps).

Whatever you do, even if it’s just amongst friends, keep it professional, upbeat and positive. Everyone has a camera and a computer. And it’s great to recommend others in the performance community, too. Courtesy has a way of coming back around. Whether you are well-seasoned or just getting your feet wet, good luck out there!

~Ché Rippinger is a professional performer, instructor, and hoop maker with Hip The Hoopla www.HipTheHoopla.com. She is also a social media marketing and P.R. trainer and business consultant with Elevated Color www.elevatedcolor/marketing. Call or e-mail for more info and to book a class, appointment or private consultation. 303-980-6295 Che@HipTheHoopla.com. Please check out more information and “like” us: www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla .

October Hoop Schedule

Hip The Hoopla humorous hoop dance wishes you a happy autumn & fall season!Boo! Happy Hoop-Tober!

Hoop it up with crunchy leaves underfoot.
♥ ~with hoop love from Ché of Hip The Hoopla

♥ More Hip The Hoopla info at www.HipTheHoopla.com ♥ and www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla (please “like” 🙂
OCTOBER 2013 Hip The Hoopla Classes: 10/1, 3, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 & 29
♥ **HOOP LOVE UNLIMITED Special!** 30 days for YOU for only $75-UNLIMITED ($135 value-save $65! Good for 30 days from purchase date)
♥ $70 for a 2 HOUR Private Hoop Session! (Please add $10 for Studio rental or travel fees–Save $10+)
♥ Mini Coaching Special: *10 minute personal coaching session~only $10 (phone or in person) 

MORE Class info: https://www.facebook.com/events/170237506515392/
RSVP now to guarantee your Hip The Hoopla class spot (limited spaces) www.HipTheHoopla.com

Various class treats & themes include: World Hoop Day 2013 (10/5), Footsies Tootsies (10/8), Tracers & Trances (10/12)…and more!!

Hip The Hoopla provides humorous hoop dance fitness classes, private lessons, custom hand-crafted professional hula hoops, performances and coaching. Contact us for more info: www.HipTheHoopla.com, 303-980-6295 or Che@HipTheHoopla.com.

Please “like” us: www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla

Hip The Hoopla Hoop Class New Online Scheduling!

Hip The Hoopla Online Scheduling Available!
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