Thursday, August 5, 2010

March Fourth is going to GERMANY!! We have been hired to play a music festival in Lower Saxony. Our payment was originally supposed to cover our airfare, but then randomly the Euro dropped in value so all of a sudden our payment was worth waaaaay less than before. So we are fund raising! Even though it is tough work, it is fun and gratifying. So come on out this Friday and shake yer booty! And get some cool schwag... we've had so many amazing businesses donate stuff for our raffle, silent auction, and LIVE auction. We are gonna have so much FUN!!!! Whether you can come on Friday or not, visit our Kickstarter page where you can donate to the cause. every little bit helps~
Help us bring Joy to the World!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hello out there in hooplandia! I know you are getting excited that the weather has begun to turn (well ok it turned cold again but I just KNOW the warm is on it's way!) And don't forget daylight savings is Sunday the 14th of March so that means an extra hour of hooping in the park! Or in your backyard, or wherever possible since it seems like once you pick up a hula hoop for the first time, it becomes an obsession and you can't seem to put it down unless you have to do something extremely important like eat food or go to work... I remember when I first started hooping, I used to hoop behind the building on my lunch break at work! Just letting you all know that I teach a hoop class at the 24 Hour Fitness on Holgate/McGloughlin every Thursday evening at 7:30, come play with us! If you are not currently a member, you can sign up for a free week at the club and attend any class! Then you can decide if you want to join up after that. I am also interested in starting a weekly class in a dance studio near you so drop me a line and let me know what nights would work good for you! (top photo by Peter Belfante at the Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR March Fourth CD release party November 2009)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Hoops

Introducing Happy Hoops!
Spice up your child's birthday party and make it a birthday they will never forget! Whether they are turning 6 or 16, this is a super fun way to bring everyone together in a joyous activity that no one can resist! Amy will come to your party and bring her entire collection of handmade hoops! They will enjoy a little hoop lesson, then we will launch right into fun hoop games and activities that will create happiness all around! Optionally, you can purchase a special sparkly handmade birthday hoop that your child can enjoy for years to come. Email Amy at for pricing and schedule. I can't wait to meet you!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Upcoming class! I have joined forces with Mindglo! MindGlo is Portland's premier source for self-enrichment and life-long learning classes. They have partnered with over 35 of the most talented professional and creative experts in Portland. The majority of their 64 classes will be held in the evenings or on the weekends at Whole Foods Market - Fremont. Currently they have classes scheduled for Jan - Feb. Students can sign up by calling 503.805.4569 or by visiting

My hoopdance class will be held on Tuesday, February 16th from 6:30-8:30 pm, at Whole Foods Market in Fremont (Portland, OR) See you there!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Oh my goodness!

We're all hosting DANCE WORKSHOPS this summer and yes, Sacred Sass is joining the fray! Here are 3 more to add to your busy and fun schedules - for men and women!

Please note that pre-registration is "required". What we mean is preferred, to ensure that we have a core group for each one. Walk-ins are welcome, but advance sign-up is preferred, especially for HoopSass, as we have a limit of 10 due to space. Let us know now if you're interested! It's already filling up! Email Robyn at

Happy Dancing into Summer, playful ones!


With Amy Hatfield ( and Robyn Conroy Kautz
Tuesday, July 14, 8-10pm; $25. Pre-registration required.
*For the hooper who can already hoop around her waist. Class size limited to 10.

From Amy you’ll learn the core moves of hoopdance that will allow you to build a solid foundation from which to dance your own personal style. You will strengthen and open your body, increase your balance, get a workout, and discover yourself in the hoop! With Robyn, you’ll connect with your intuitive dance voice and learn some technical dance language from Sacred Sass (contemporary + jazz cabaret) to add dimension to your hoopdance. Come play with us!

Beginning Bellydance: Sensual, Powerful, Joyful!
With Yemaya,
Tuesday, July 21, 8-10pm; $25

Sample the sultry flavor of the ancient and beautiful bellydance with Yemaya, visiting us from Costa Rica. With Middle Eastern rhythms guiding us, we’ll get a taste of basic technique such as correct postures and isolations, a few traveling steps, as well as body conditioning, and how to use our breath. It will be a slow and sultry build to a powerful workout!

Friday, May 15, 2009

My new hoop bio!

Amy was first inspired to wow audiences in 2000, when she was living in Santa Cruz, CA, and she learned how to firedance. This naturally led her to the hoop and she bought her first fire hoop in 2002. Since then she has been hooping it up all around the west coast, inspiring people to have fun and get fit. These days you can find her in Portland, OR, on stage with the March Fourth Marching Band and Vagabond Opera. You can also find her teaching as a certified Hoopnotica Hoopdance instructor...Whether you want to rock the stage or hoop for your own personal fitness and well being, she is looking forward to sharing her skills with you!
Amy has shared the stage with many fantastic bands, including the March Fourth Marching Band, Vagabond Opera, Samarabalouf, the String Cheese Incident, Zilla, the Everyone Orchestra, and Railroad Earth.