Ginger / Meowwowz
When did you begin your journey into the flow arts, and how were you inspired to start?
I began my mini hoop journey February 2011, I started normal hooping a few months before that in winter 2010. I was inspired in my own bedroom, I randomly found a hoop dance video and was just in complete awe. I watched it 3 times in a row!! I couldnt believe that I’ve never see something so beautiful. I had to learn, inspired and intrigued, I immediately went to get my first hoop the following day. I have not stopped since. YouTube is a godsend. I self taught myself through the platform for two whole years before meeting my first hoop friend. Love you, YouTube.
Why do you love performing?
Entertainment, inspiring others to get into the art of mini hooping. I want to share it with the WORLD! I love the showing people what I got, knowing I can make people smile. I’ve always wanted to be on a stage, but could never act, dance or sing. Hoop dance is my thing and inspiring others is a great feeling.
How has being a part of the flow community touched your life? How can the flow community make an impact and how do you see yourself being a part of it?
It’s impacted me greatly. Most of my friends are flow friends. When I started being involved with the community I was sad because I didn’t try and connect sooner. Not only are they all warm and welcoming, but they help you grow as an artist. Before meeting anyone I was always wishing for feedback from a fellow hoop pal, but instead always asked my mom.. Which the response usually was, “wow beautiful ging, you’re gonna join the circus in no time!” Heh, thanks mom. I’d love to attend hoop festivals etc but with work and money issues I’ve never had the opportunity. I do frequent my local spin jams which are refreshing to learn and share with locals flowmies around the area. Music festivals are also a great way to meet the community. I flock to hoopers at fests, love making those cross country connections.
What are your main props/specialties?
Mini hoops, mini hoops, mini hoops. When I discovered minis I knew it was for me. I haven’t touched a single hoop in years, except to noop when I feeling sealy (Heh). I doubles hoop occasionally though.. I’ve practiced everyday since I started 5 years ago, give or take a few days when work or sickness got in the way. You know, it’s not really a “chore” to practice.. I thoroughly enjoy mini hooping, it’s something I just click with and it makes me incredibly happy.
Where do you like to practice the most?
My living room or outside. Unfortunately Florida is unpleasant on most days, but I try to get out once a week. Fortunately mini hoops make indoor hooping a breeze.
Have you received any honorable mentions or won awards related to your flow or artistry? Have you been featured on other sites? Have you performed at any large festivals?
I’ve been featured on hooping.org maybe 5 times, hoop-portal, Hulahoop.de and hoopTrix many times. I make tutorials on YouTube and Instagram! I’ve taught in person at flow jams at the past, but no flow fests.. Yet.
Are you a part of a flow community or flow meet-up? Are there any local flow gatherings near you?
Yes, I used to live in Dallas for most of my life, I’d join the weekly drum jam for many years, where they had fire dancing and led jams. As well as meet ups with the circus freaks, which are based out of Dallas. Currently in Tampa I go to a monthly spin jam at the beach. There are classes and instructor spots always open If you’re ever around these parts.
At which festivals/events/retreats can you be found over the summer and through the rest of the year?
I’m planning for Florida flow fest, Hulaween in Suwanee, EDC Orlando and hopefully lights all night Dallas, Texas. I’ve been to my spin jams this year and to a place called southern grounds a lot.
I’m working on getting some tutorials remade and edited for easier learning\watching.
I make YouTube tutorials and Instagram mini tutorials by request 🙂
Snake isos reels
Electric Forest 2016 Hoop Troupe Audition
Lana Del Rey / Young Ruffian Remix – Once Upon a Dream