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Music Monday Park Party Workshops and Playlists

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This weekend will end with a joining of various friends from all over for a birthday celebration. Tyson, the building man of Atrium Obscurum, is getting a year older! I’m looking forward to everyone who can make it. Trinity Park in Fort Worth is a favorite spot as it has a huge pavilion we can set up sound & dance under. A huge hill south also is entertaining to either glide down on cardboard or watch as others take the plunge.

Belly Dance Movement With Anwen Rhosyn

Belly Dance Movement With Anwen Rhosyn (source)

Anwen Rhosyn will be doing a belly dancing work shop. I did an interview with her and you can get to know her better.

Beginners Hula Hoop Workshop with Sarah Spirals

Beginners Hula Hoop Workshop with Sarah Spirals (source)

Join the flow tribe as we explore beginners hoop techniques, easy transitions, and graceful flows. All skill levels are welcomed! If you don’t have a hoop, no worries, extras will be available.

This basics workshop will be led by Sarah Spirals of Passion in Motion Flow Arts, & Divine Sight Healing Arts Center, both based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Now for the tunes in order of time slot for this Sunday.

12-1 Alchemystar
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Alchemystar at Cosmic Family Reunion

Alchemystar at Cosmic Family Reunion

1-2 DubTilDawn

2-3 Atum **FREE DOWNLOAD**

3-5 Herbert Quain

5-7 Klapton

Klapton at Deep in the Heart of Trance

Klapton at Deep in the Heart of Trances

7-8 DJ RoboJoe

I’m still working out details on what I am going to be cooking up for the pot luck. This is the time of year that I want a crock pot but since I’m rarely home I haven’t been able to pull myself into buying one.

Hope you enjoy this music Monday and get to spend time outdoors before it freezes in Texas.

All friends are welcome to on by details on Facebook here: . We are also setting up games: Bean Bag Toss, Croquet & Horse Shoes. I plan on bringing my flow toys, all my hula hoops and poi hoops. Rember this is a potluck. Please bring a dish to contribute to the spread of food! If heat is needed we will have electrical outlets.

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Hanging out with friends is the BEST way to destress

Wonderful day on Sunday with my friends and family Trinity Park in Fort Worth, TX. I have been fighting bad allergies this past week so I didn’t go out over the weekend. I’ve also been doing online classes and working on that to the point a friend told me I should change my name from Ally Fiesta to Ally Estudiente. That sounds like a good idea when fall comes around and I’ll be a full time student.

I did get a lot done around my home and enjoy the heavy rains (& beautiful tornado sirens Then as I started to review my calendar for this week I decided I just needed to get out of my home and go have some fun. Lucky for me, I knew there was a park party – ugh, yes all the way in Fort Worth – so I got my boho best and headed out to the west.

Beautiful day! I’m really lucky to know a lot of the people that were out there today. It was a reunion and there were 4 stages of music so I brought most of my hula hoops and twirls to every stage. I found myself deserted after doing each of these things with my friends.

1. HUGS! My friends give the best hugs. Nothing like a warm, fuzzy on a sunny day while my go-to disco house track is playing. I really enjoy a good back popping hug as well as the light hug but I LIVE for the group hug. I like doing those just for the sheer goofy factor that we are all grown adult doing a group hug.

When your girl’s outfit matches your hoop and you force her to twirl! A photo posted by AllyFiesta (@allyfiesta) on

2. TWIRLING! Brought out my hula hoops and even got one of my guy friends to be able to get the hoop going around his waist after he said repeatedly, “I can’t. I can’t.” Hold up dear friend, we AmeriCANs NOT Americannots. Remember that! Also got to meet several new skill toy performers and that always is something special about knowing I’m NOT the only person that props enough props for a small circus. I have always found a lot of peace in my hoop flow and like being able to be able to teach others or just connect with them. My friend recorded a hoop jam session during Michael Todd’s with several other hoopers including a young girl. It was awesome. Below is a FREE DOWNLOAD from the man himself. He played all weekend long – so it was a miracle that is was even awake by Sunday! He’s freaking amazing.

3. CONVERSATION! I’ve been friends with several of these folks since I was a teenager but all of us have moved around, gotten families and don’t get to come out like we used to. I was doing one of my rounds around the park and bumped into an old friend I haven’t seen in several years. Being able to talk to my old buddies makes me thankful that I know them and they are still connected to the music that our friendship is built on. Later on I ended up having a super real conversation about fathers with TWO people and I was thought, “Wow, I feel so much better being able to speak freely in a judgement free zone.”

4. BE IN NATURE! Getting some sunshine always helps me destress. I usually enjoy going on hikes with few people and completely resetting myself. Sunday was great because a mini-vacation from Dallas but with so many of friends.

What do you do to destress?

Why is my hoop not staying on my shoulder!?

Photo cred: Jessica Wallach of Tilly Whirls

Photo cred: Jessica Wallach of performer Tilly Whirls

I’m working on my right current for shoulder hooping and found Deanna Love posted this video in January to help everyone. Although I can rock a left current, I just wasn’t finding my right way. Check this video out because it really hit all 5 points AND YOU GET TO HEAR AN AUSTRALIAN ACCENT.

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Rachael Lust: I’d watch sports if hoop dance was the half time show

I don’t watch sports often because I’d rather play them. This week Rachel Lust was the half time show! The half time show is why I’d ever watch a game (like Beyonce, Madonna, M.I.A. during the Super Bowl half time) because I don’t remember who won or even played but I can never forget the half time show (M.I.A flipped the bird ha ha). This week Rachael Lust (known for her breaks) performs during a Houston Rockets game. Sick!

2014-11-06 Halftime Performance Rachel Lust from Houston Rockets on Vimeo.

Rachel Lust has an upcoming breaks workshop in Austin, TX November 15th, hope to figure out a way to work that 4-7 PM workshop in that weekend.

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Lisa Lottie: As if I need one more hoop – that lights up.

Ive been sitting on the fence about purchasing an LED hoop for two years. I do not since my hooping is living room, park and gym. I do not take my hoop to festivals but just now I watched this and was thought, “Lisa Lottie you’ve made my choice for me.”

Lisa Lottie is the reason I even started learning how to multi hoop IN THE FIRST PLACE six years ago when right after I thought I would be fine with a single hoop. She’s one of the best hoop dancer performers in the world. Ugh, just amazing. Check out her out.

Hula Hooping by Lisa LottieFilmed by Digital Skylight / Music by Manic Focus / Editing by Ben Winter
/ With special thanks to The State of South Bend Theatre / Thumbnail Photo Credit

Oh and as for the $495 price tag, nobody says shit when anyone goes and buys a playstation 4 and it’s just a box you get connect to a tv. Blah.

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