Library Programs

NEW! Hula Hoop Yoga Fusion for Teens and Adults!

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2020 Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story!!
Hula Hooping ~ Imagination Circus!

I am in love with my story and I am bringing it back to my tour programs for 2020.

This year we will be talking more about all the wild dreams we can imagine for ourselves and act out our stories in Hoop Dance.

I’ve had so many dreams in my life: Working with animals (did that), being a mermaid (working on that), singing in a band (still doing that). But I had never imagined that I would end up touring the world as a professional Hula Hooper! Yet here I am.

So tell me: What dreams haven’t you even imagined yet?

Programs last for one hour, though I try to stick around for another 20-30 minutes to answer questions about hooping, where to take classes, and how to get your own hoop.

Keep scrolling to get a detailed description of a standard program.

Contact me (Pinto) at hoops@pintobella.com to get price quotes and set up a day for your library to Hoop It Up!

Starting at $190 (additional travel costs apply outside of Central Oregon)

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Pinto Bella Hoops at the Library

“This program was fresh, creative and generated plenty of smiles and laughs. Your enthusiasm, good humor and patience encouraged the whole group to let loose, try something new and have fun with the hoops.” ~The Abington Public Library, Abington, Massachusetts

“Pinto is comfortable and caring, providing the right amounts of know-how, encouragement, playfulness, guided activities, and free play time. She helps participants feel accomplished, no matter how “good” at hooping they are. Pinto is a delightful storyteller, as well. She is able to accommodate her style and activities to the age group and size at hand. Fall Creek can’t wait to have her back!” ~Fall Creek Public Library, Fall Creek, Wisconsin

So what happens when I bring hoops to a library?

To start off the program, I speak about the emotional, physical, and social benefits of hula hooping, describe the different types of hula hoops and their purposes, give a brief history of the hula hoop, and tell audiences about my own journey with the hoop.

During programs for preschool or early elementary age levels, I start the program by reading Veda’s Victory, a book by Allison Avalon about a shy girl learning to hula hoop and finding her place in the world. I have a diverse collection of books about hula hooping for participants to look at before and after the program a well.

After some brief hula hooping instructions, demonstration, and a short performance of where Hoop Dance can take a performer, the group gets to try hula hooping themselves, while I walk around to give one on one instruction, trouble shooting, and help with new tricks. After the group has all had opportunities to play and hoop around, we take some time for organized games that teach team work and communication with the hoop!

To finish the day, every one finds a seat, we lower the lights, and I perform one last number with mt LED light up hoops. Of course, we keep this a surprise for the kids until the final moment!

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