Welcome to the Altoona Hoop Jam Website!

Hello everyone! Here's the deal--for those of you who aren't sure what a hoop jam is, it's basically a way to create a weekly opportunity for hula hooping by meeting on a certain day at a certain time in a certain place.  It serves to create a weekly opportunity to play, commune, get exercise, learn new things, meet great people, get your dance on, and of course, hula hoop!

For more information about "hoop-dancing" or hula-hooping in general, check out this really helpful site: www.hoopcity.ca

On the above site, you will be able to chat live with fellow hoopers, post discussion questions or topics, communicate with hoopers from all over the world, watch hooping videos, share hooping photos, but most of all, share the love and joy of hula-hooping! 


Does it matter if I've never hula-hooped before?
Definitely not! We'd love to teach you anything from the basics of waist-hooping to some more advanced tricks. :) We also offer weighted hoops which focus more on the exercise aspect of hooping.

What if I don't own a hula-hoop?
No worries! We have plenty of hoops to go around. During meeting times you're more than welcome to use the ones we bring.  I also makes hoops if you would be interested in purchasing a handmade hoop.  

What do I do if I'm interested in joining the hoop jam?
Contact Kim Cuppett, the coordinator of the hoop jam.  Her cell phone number and email address are listed under the "Contact Us" page.  Don't feel shy or weird about contacting her, even if it's via text.  She would be more than happy to talk to you and encourage you to come to our meetings!  Or, you can just show up to one of our "jam sessions!"

Does it matter if I can't come every week?
Although we'd love to see your bright, shining face each week, it's okay if you can't make it each and every week.  Unlike a hooping class, you do not need to pay money to attend our hoop jam.  Just come when you can!  The more the merrier, so brings friends!

Is this only for females?
No! Males are more than welcome to come out and show off your skills!

Does it cost money?
Nope, not a dime! This is an absolutely free program.  Membership fees are NOT required either. So why not try it out?

What's the age range?
All ages are welcome to join us, including children! Keep in mind though, that the younger they are, the shorter their attention span may be towards hooping.