Melodie of Movement by Shayne Gray
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Last week, Shayne and I met up with Melodie Moore, the amazing hoop dancer known as Melodie of Movement, for a photo session. Shayne and Melodie had connected online a few weeks before that, and had arranged the meeting. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom, and what could possibly be a better backdrop for some awesome shots?
What I wasn't expecting, was to be completely taken by the hula hooping myself! Such a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors, and a way to meet people too as everyone wanted to watch, try or chat about the hoops. By the time we left the park, I had met a few new people and found out that there are hoop jams happening all over town for anyone to join!
I was convinced, and instantly hooked, and was just waiting for a sunny day to get myself to Kensington market to buy myself my own hula hoop. Yesterday was finally a sunny warm day, so we jumped at the chance for a jaunt in the market. I spent the rest of the day on my front patio, hooping away to some tunes.
What a nice way to begin the summer! Though today I'm recovering from all the bumps and bruises incurred from the fun!