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National Dance Day!

Saturday, July 27th is NATIONAL DANCE DAY sponsored by Dizzy Feet Foundation! Please get UP & MOVE with us! We’ll be doing this dance (some of us will even do it with our hoops, OF COURSE!) at the Splash Dash 5k, so if you are coming to that, then please join us! If you’re  NOT coming to that, then NOW you have a reason to COME and join in the fun! Meet us at the park and let’s dance!  Visit my CALENDAR  for more details on location and time.


Our Fourth 4th!

That’s right!

aRoundJoy at The HoopShack will be celebrating it’s FOURTH appearance in the Arlington July 4th Parade  next month!

Honestly, if you would have asked me four years ago if I thought we’d still be hooping down the street on our nation’s most patriotic day, I can’t tell you WHAT I would have answered. It’s not that I didn’t have faith that I could keep my business going or that people were not going to come to take a hoop class. I simply wasn’t sure if I could get people to actually participate in something THIS public, WITH A HOOP!

BOY, was I wrong…

July 4th, 2010

July 4th, 2011

July 4th, 2012 we added my CAR!

July 4th, 2012 also featured more HoopShackers than we had ever had before!















How many HoopShackers will be taking to the streets of Dowtown Arlington with me THIS 4th of July? How will the Hoop Hard Core aRoundJoy Team represent the parade’s theme, “Emblems of the Land I Love” while using hoops?

Attend the  Arlington 4th of July Parade  OR tune in on local cable that day to find out! Look for us and shout “Hey, hoopers!!!!!”

We’ll be sporting our new Hoop Welcomes All statue of liberty shirts–all read. You can’t miss this party coming down the street!


Our 4th of July 2013 Hoop Shirt

Our 4th of July 2013 Hoop Shirt

Oh, and do I think we’ll keep doing this parade for many years to come? Does Mona think so?

Look at us! WHAT DO YOU THINK?!

July 4th, 2010


July 4th, 2011…Mona & I

July 4th, 2010

July 4th, 2010


Our First OFFICIAL performance!

On Sat. 2/16/13 we were halftime entertainment at the UT Arlington Women’s Basketball game!

Part 1

Part 2

JOIN US in the hoop! It’s SO fun! Link to more pics on FACEBOOK…and check out  The HoopShack page for other fun updates about all last week’s events and other new, upcoming hOOpenings!!

UTA 2-16-13




Join us on Thursday, Feb. 14th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. as we participate in the Once Billion Rising, the opportunity to walk out, DANCE, RISE UP, AND DEMAND an end to violence against women and girls.

Today, on the planet, a billion women – one of every three women on the planet – will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated. V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence.

One Billion Rising is a promise that we will rise up with women and men worldwide to say, “Enough! The violence ends now.”

We invite you to come, hoop and dance with us and let us raise our spirits high to overcome and abolish violence against women in our world. ALL are welcome, men and women, brothers and sisters, boys and girls. This is a great opportunity to give hooping a whirl if you’ve wanting to try it. PLEASE JOIN US…it’s FREE!

It’s an Open House event, so come see our new larger space, and bring a friend! Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook event and find all the latest details there! You can also check out the CALENDAR page here on my website! Let’s RISE UP and HOOP!

Come dance…in fact, learn the steps by watching the videos posted on YouTube…Debbie Allen teaches you how! YES!  Then, come add in the hoop a little to make it more fun! Well, you can try…sure you can!! I’ll show you how on Feb. 14th!  Hope to see you there!

Here’s some helpful videos you can view here or on YouTube:



World Hoop Day

Announcing a multi-location hOOpJam event in honor of World Hoop Day on 12/12/12. There will be ongoing hoop demonstration, instruction and practice at each location for approximately 60 minutes.

aRoundJoy’s World Hoop Day Park Crawl hOOpJam will kick off at 12:12pm on Wednesday, Dec. 12th and will begin at Founders Plaza, home of Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., at the corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall. From there, the hoopers will move to Randol Mill Park, located at 1901 West Randol Mill Road from 1:30-2:30pm. The last stop will be Hooper Park, 2303 Pleasant Ridge Road, from 3:00-4:00pm, where we’ll also be joined with some students from Northstar School.

See the event also listed on the CALENDAR.

Geri McNiece, owner of aRoundJoy®, says all are welcome to give hooping a spin. “We’ll have many extra hoops on hand, so everyone is welcome to join in the fun at any of these 3 locations. World Hoop Day celebrates world peace and the importance of play in the lives of not only children (and adults) throughout the world. During our Park Crawl this year, we will make special note to highlight Randol Mill Park, because it’s near where we will also hoop on Friday night, December 14th, from 7-9pm. We’ll be helping the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign in the parking lot of the Army National Guard office at Randol Mill Road and Oakwood Lane. This is directly next to Randol Mill Park, so we hope everyone can easily find us Friday evening, as well, with our colorful lighted hoops.”