Michelle Verhoeks / FLOWMIES

In the summer of 2015 I discovered my passion for hoop dance. The first time I saw this beautiful flow art, was at Boom Festival in Portugal in 2014. It looked like magic and blew my mind. Almost a year later I grabbed my old children’s hoop at home and gradually started hooping from waist to chest. From that moment I knew that I could learn more and my hoop journey had begun. Times of secretly dancing at my safe space home in a small room changed to flowing free in the park every day. For me hooping is a way to step out of my comfort zone and form a unity with my body. Dancing with the hoop gives me joy and can bring me into a state of ecstasy.
This form of expression brought me so many positive things in life which I don’t want to keep for myself. In the summer of 2017 I founded FlowMies and started giving hoop dance workshops, jams and courses. In 2018 I became a certificated Hoop Love Coach by Deanne Love and went to TADAH Artist Habitat in Turkey for the Advanced Teacher Training of Emma Kenna/Hooping Mad. It makes me happy to teach this beautiful art form to new and experienced hoop dancers and to connect with people in the flow arts community. Through FlowMies I share the hoop love by teaching, performing and jamming in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and beyond.