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I offer a variety of entertainment and activities for kids to adults, from small gatherings to giant events. I can do main staged or roaming impromptu hula hoop performances, musical performances, including my famous How to hula Hoop rap song concert, along with hula hoop group and/or private instruction and provide hoops for people to use. I can DJ and emcee events, providing a concert speaker system, microphones, music for kids to adults, along with LED light up hoop shows, live karaoke, as well as comic relief. To put it simply, my mission is "To make people smile." To find out more about what I do visit my Website.
Hoopsmiles is a wonderful addition to any event! We hired Hoopsmiles to perform and lead a hooping workshop at our Arts in Nature Festival last June. Hoopsmiles was a huge hit with both kiddos and adults! Hoopsmiles definitely added to the festivities and he was a joy to work with leading up to, during and following the event. Hoopsmiles radiates positive energy and you can't help but have fun when you're hooping with him. Thanks for everything! If you're looking for a fun, interactive performance to complete your next event, look no further!
Jon was a great performer at my child’s birthday party. Very professional and a great artist . Arrived before time and waited patiently for the party to start . Brought in all his supplies and kept kids and adults entertained. Gave kids their time to learn and put on a great show ! We were glad we invited him to come and entertain . Thank you !
HoopSmiles hosted a Disney Karaoke party for me, and the experience was wonderful! I would highly recommend Jon as an entertainer, he was very professional and arrived on time, and he had everything needed to turn my living room into a full blown karaoke bar! Lights, speakers, and wireless mics! The energy throughout the night was wonderful, and we were singing and dancing deep into the night! HoopSmiles has such positive energy, if you are looking for an uplifting experience for the whole family, Jon is your guy! He was committed to taking care of our event right from the get go- and was attentive to my guests throughout. On top of everything HoopSmiles is a fantastic singer! He did a great job of leading karaoke and encouraging my guests to sing. Would book again!!
Response from Hoopsmiles Hula Hoop Performer:
What an awesome event! Thanks so much for having me Calliape. People seemed to have so much fun singing together.
Very professional and effective. Would gladly use again.
It was a great night of fun! John was great!
He related well to the children and the parents enjoyed his presentation.
HoopSmiles put on an amazing show that all ages loved! He is incredibly talented and we all learned some new hoop moves. He was also an excellent DJ that kept the dance floor packed.
For our summer program we had about 40 kiddos in attendance from ages 3-5. Hoopsmiles did a great job of keeping the kids engaged, entertained, and even taught them how to use a hula-hoop. Many of our students had never really had the opportunity to use hula-hoops before. Those who had got and extra crash course in cool tricks they could add. We had so much fun and we look forward to inviting Hoopsmiles back again.
Very easy to work with. On time, punctual and great show!
Hoopsmiles did his Hula Hoop Rap to start the show, some great Hoop tricks then got everyone trying to hula hoop. It was a great show and he did an amazing job of involving all of us! Thank you and well done Hoopsmiles!
I am the co-organizer of the event, Walk to End Lupus Now Seattle 2018 for the Lupus Foundation of America PNW region. Jon performance was amazing! We had 300 plus people registered for the walk and people were complimenting how talented and entertaining Jon was. The tricks and showmanship was indeed incredible. Jon’s artistry with his hula hoops was so fluid. He was friendly and had good and positive vibe throughout his performance. The foundation staff would definitely recommend and use Jon again for future events.
Had a private party. LED hoops, karaoke, dancing, teaching, performing, and so forth. Brought a great speaker system. Really pumped up the vibe of the party! Real great guy. Had auch a fun night!
I cannot say enough great things about Hoopsmiles. He was great to work with over the phone and in person, he engaged the kids and the parents and made everyone feel like they were expert hoopers by the time the day was done. I would highly recommend him and likely use him again in the future. Everyone loved his performance!
Response from Hoopsmiles Hula Hoop Performer:
Thank you so much for having me perform. What a great gathering of people to be around. It was great to so many have fun.
Hoopsmiles was a last minute addition to our festival. Im so happy we found him! Not only did I appreciate his professionalism in all my dealings with him, but that he was able to follow directions with parking and when to arrive. All that being said, the most important aspect was his performance, and it was great! He was captivating to both kids and adults with his amazing hula hoop tricks. He provided interactive entertainment while teaching the audience tricks. I highly recommend this super fun, super energetic entertainer!
Response from Hoopsmiles Hula Hoop Performer:
Thank you so much for booking me at the Taste of Edmonds!
We had Hoopsmiles do a show for 225 kids ages K-5th grade and they absolutely LOVED it! 2 weeks later and they're still talking about it. Great interaction with the crowd. Would definitely book again!
Response from Hoopsmiles Hula Hoop Performer:
Thanks so much for the review. What a great event to be apart of!
Hoopsmiles put on a wonderful event! Jon, the instructor/performer, had so much energy and was great with the kids in attendance. In addition, before the event, he was communicative and responsive, making it very easy to work out all the event details. Would definitely recommend Hoopsmiles for your event :)
We had a huge crowd for the Hoopsmiles and everyone was thrilled with the program. Hoopsmiles performed for about 15 minutes and then the kids and adults used the hoops with some instruction and encouragement. I would warn others who have this program in a gym. The school had just refinished the floor and all were careful to take their shoes off before getting out there with the hoops. But the hoops actually left smudge marks that took 2 hours and 3 people to remove.
Our elementary school recently hired Hoopsmiles for school assemblies and tutorials. The assemblies were for grades kindergarten through sixth. Both students and teachers loved Hoopsmiles! He performed assembly style first, and then provided individual hula hoop tutorials for all age levels during recess. The focus was fitness, creativity and positive activity.
What to Expect
Generally, with most audiences, whether it's for children to adults to senior citizens, adding hooping to your event can bring many smiles to your guests. In terms of my performance, you can expect a high level of professionalism, along with entertaining entertainment for your guests. Also, hooping is not just for kids. You'd be surprised at how much adults get into hooping as well. When booking my packages offers from my Web site, you can expect to get what is offered in the package. If you have any more questions about expectations, feel free to ask.
To put it simply, my mission is to make people smile, which is the driving factor behind my performance and name, "Hoopsmiles." I'm a hula hoop dancer, performer, musician, emcee, comedian, DJ, and entertainer. With over 2 million views on Youtube, 6 million views on Facebook, a feature in the Seattle Times, an appearance on King 5 TV's New Day Northwest and Travel Channel's show Trip Flip, I have performed locally, nationwide, and out of the country. Some venues I have performed at include school functions and assemblies, summer camps, such as the "Girls Scouts", various parties, such as a corporate parties, including Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, etc to children and adult birthday parties, festivals, college spring break, retirement and elderly communities, churches, fantasy football parties, and more.
When on stage in front of an audience, it feels like I'm home. It's like all the worries of the world fade away and I become fully present to the gift of living life to the fullest, gift of bringing smiles to many. The art of entertaining and bringing joy and love to any event is something I love doing immensely and studying passionately.
I started hula hooping for the first time back in 2009. I began making music ever since I can remember playing with a little toy keyboard when I was little. Around the year 2001 is when I really started to take off musically. In college, I was a radio station DJ and the Hip Hop Director for KZUU 90.7 FM for years, in Pullman, WA. Though along the way I have encountered many challenges, including bouts with depression, and other ailments. Making music and hula hooping has definitely contributed in my healing and recovering process, becoming a wonderful expressive art form I love.
Along with my performances, I teach and supply handmade hoops as well for event guests to use. Often at every event I perform at, there's usually at least one or a few folks who have never been able to hula hoop before, usually adults. As a confident hula hoop instructor, I love to encounter the people who think they can't hula hoop. I operate under the believe that if you can stand up or at the very least move your hands, even if you are in a wheel chair, then you are able to hula hoop. As I instruct such a group that thinks they can't hula hoop, almost always with some direction and the right hoop, they are able to hula hoop for the first time. What a gift it is to see the first time hula hoopers, which is one of my biggest inspirations behind performing! They always seem to have the biggest smiles and sense of accomplishment, whether it is a young child or an adult.
I deliver a one of a kind unique performance with my hoops. I can do lit LED hooping performances to providing a musical concert, where I would perform a number of my hula hoop related songs. Wearing a headset microphone, I hula hoop and rap/sing at the same time. To fully understand what I can provide, as an entertainer at your event, I recommend checking out my YouTube channel. There, I post a variety of hula hoop related videos, from hula hoop performances to how to hula hoop in the form of a rap song. To get a feel for what I do, check out some of my videos.
Additional Booking Notes
Below I have included some of my most common hour long performance packages I have been booked for. Each of the performance packages below can be duplicated for multiple hours in the same day, with up to 50 hoop rentals, and 5 LED light up hoop rentals. Though, if a custom performance package is desired, such as longer or shorter performances, let me know and we can work something out.
***1 Hour Performance Packages***
(Hula Hoop Trick Demo Package) = 10 minute hula hoop trick demo performance + 45 minutes of Hoop instruction + 20 hoop rentals
(How to Hoop Rap Song Package) = 15 minute How to Hula Hoop Rap Song Concert & hoop trick demo + 45 minutes of hoop instruction + 20 hoop rentals + concert speaker system rental
(How to Hoop Rap Song Package) = 30 minute How to Hula Hoop Rap Song Concert & hoop trick demo + 30 minutes of hoop instruction + 20 hoop rentals + concert speaker system rental
(Festival Package) = 1 hour impromptu performance and instruction, roaming or stationary performance, as people come and go + 20 hoop rentals
(Festival How To Hula Hoop Rap Song Package) = 15 minute How to Hula Hoop Rap Song Concert & trick demo + 45 minute impromptu performance and instruction, roaming or stationary performance, as people come and go + 20 hoop rentals
(Main Stage Package) = 1 hour long How To Hula Hoop Rap Song Concert + Trick Demo + Various Hooping and Entertainment
(Hula Hoop Instruction Package) = 1 hour hula hoop instructional workshop + 20 hoop rentals
(DJ / Karaoke Package = concert speaker system rental + microphone rental + karaoke setup + music DJing and Emceeing
When booking me, depending on what you are booking me for, I have different technical requirements as follows below. Regardless, I can perform inside or outside.
***Hula Hoop Trick Demos***
For hula hoop performances that don't involve my How to Hula Hoop Rap Song Concert, no equipment is required on your end. I bring my own mats for performing on, along with a portable speaker system that doesn't require power.
***Hula Hoop Rap Song Concert Performance***
When booking my How to Hula Hoop Rap Song Concert, I require a concert speaker system with access to electrical power. I can provide my own loudspeaker system or use a sound system you provide. If I supply my own speaker system, after the performance, you can also use the system to play your favorite music or I can also supply music of the genre of your choosing, including kid friendly music. I can also provide microphones at your request as well.
-I can customize my costume to fit your event upon your request. I can also perform to music upon your request as well.
***General Booking Info for inside and covered performances***
-High ceilings and larger spaces are best. I can also perform in low ceiling environments. However, low ceilings can limit certain hoop tricks.
***General Booking Info for outside performances***
-In case of bad weather, such as heavy rain and wind, I will not be able to perform my Hula hoop Rap Song Concert. I can still do a hula hoop demonstration in rainy weather that doesn't require electronic equipment.
-A level performance surface is preferred, along with stable ground, such as grass, concrete, or hard ground, etc.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.
Past Booked Events
|May 02, 2020 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 19, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 13, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|November 02, 2019 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Festival|
|August 24, 2019 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||House Party|
|July 17, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||School Assembly|
|June 29, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Festival|
|June 06, 2019 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||School Assembly|
|May 24, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 27, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 05, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party|
|February 16, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 12, 2019 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|October 07, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 06, 2018 • 11:00am - 3:00pm||Festival|
|October 05, 2018 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 22, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Fundraiser|
|September 01, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 24, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||House Party|
|August 18, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 10, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Festival|
|August 31, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Concert|
|August 11, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Product Promotion|
|August 01, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Worship Service|
When doing a main stage performance, where attention is focused on me, I play/perform music that I composed. I can also perform to music supplied at the event. During hoop instructional and hoop play time periods, you are welcome to supply your own musical playlist. If you don't want to supply your own playlist, I can play commercial free Pandora from my phone during that time.
At least a 10 by 12 foot space is required for me to perform.