Hoop Blog

February 9, 2017

When I started performing as a hoop dancer and circus performer I had no idea what to expect. Starting as a beginner with no prior stage experience was intimidating. Over the years (through constant ups and downs) I've learned what to expect as soon as I walk through t...

December 13, 2016

Hey Hoopers and gonna' be Bendy Babes (boys and girls!).

Do the words "I'm not flexible" or "I'll never be flexible" ring a bell?  

They do for me.

Despite what you've been told, or may have been telling yourself, being flexible is accessible to any one of us th...

November 15, 2016

Hey Hoopers and Hoop Performers!

Having a healthy support group in your life can make all the difference in your performance, brand and business.

However, allowing yourself to feel the love (all the love) from your community, friends and family can have it's difficulties...

August 29, 2016

Hey Hula Hoopers and Hoop Performers! Recently I've been asked by hoopers for advice on creating and performing a successful hoop show. I think it's great so many of us hoopers are this enthusiastic to share our hoop love with the world. So I've created a list of sugge...

May 26, 2016

...the self - employed struggle.


4 tips to getting along with your boss - when it's you.



     Love what you do but can't seem to find balance with your boss?


At one point or another you will find yourself challenged by your 'boss'. It can be difficult t...

March 8, 2016


Hula HoopStars Code of Conduct Part Two


For those of you just joining, this is part two of the Hula HoopStars Code of Conduct written by Kate Ryan, Canadian Hoopologie Ambassador. Catch up with the introduction in part one here.

Hey Hula Hoopers! Welcome back to the...

December 6, 2015

The How to Succeed Without Really Trying Chapter.


Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Kate Ryan. I am a professional street performer, circus artist, corporate entertainer, festival shaker, hula hoop maker, among many other quirks of the "oddball" trade. I am not...

October 31, 2015

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them" - Walt Disney.





Welcome to the wonderful world of Disney. Where all your dreams come true!


Welcome to the idea of Walt Disney.

Disney Land is a special place in every child's heart. It is a...

July 31, 2015



Why I LOVE taking my clothes off, and you should too.


What does it mean to be naked?

What does it mean to be stripped of everything you thought you were, only to be left standing bare?


What's left? 

Naked. Soul.


June 19, 2015

Image: Aloys Neil Mark Fleischmann of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

         More often then not an artist can feel secluded in their work. An artist can, and will feel like they speak a foreign language. Misunderstood by those listening. This can leave the artist feeling a...

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“The creative adult is the child who has survived.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

May 26, 2016

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I"'m Kate Ryan, circus artist, avid writer and child at heart. I believe child's play is essential to living a healthy and happy life. Using this ideology I've inspired hundreds of "kids at heart" to get moving, grooving and visit the child dreams! No matter how crazy they may seem!"

Always. Play.

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