Hello! I’m Leslie, your group organizer. I live in Reston, work in Chantilly and am rarely without a hoop. I’ve been hooping for more than four years, have been certified in a couple different hoop programs and have been teaching hoop for more than three years. I've found that I love sharing hooping and getting to meet others. I also play with other flow toys sporadically, including long-string wand, staff and poi.
My aim with this group is to list local hoop and flow jams, local events good for flow artists, classes, workshops, etc. I'm also open to hosting other hoop-related events such as hoop-making workshops. Feel free to make suggestions!
I’ll try to let members know about other local hooping events too—make sure to check out Hoopdance DC, Aerial Graffiti and The Hula Hoop Project—all great local hooping groups and Meetups. Jams and informal events are open to poi and staff spinners, jugglers, and other flow artists. No fire please, as this is public property close to police and fire stations. They'll find us quick!
I have a nice portable speaker for music. I always bring extra hoops with me as well. If anyone wants to help organize or if anyone wants to suggest events that would be fantastically awesome. Make sure you bring some water with you, though there is a fountain nearby.