Hillary Hula's 2015 US Hoop Tour
I am raising funds to create a magical LED hula hoop act to perform on tour at children's hospitals and colleges across the US.
Greetings! My name is Hillary "Hula" and I am a hula hoop performer in the small city of Ellensburg, Washington. About a year and 6 months ago I decided to learn the art of hoop dancing after I saw an inspiring Cirque du Soleil performance online. I was determined to learn even though no classes were offered in my area. I purchased my first dance hoop online and began learning through tutorials I found on Youtube. Since then hoop dance has completely transformed my life. I have had the amazing opportunity to perform for countless audiences in Washington and California. I recently got the courage to open my own business to pursue performing, teaching, and making hoops part time.
My goal for next year is to create a performance tour across the US. This tour will include the following:
1. Free performances at Children's Hospitals
2. Performances and workshops at Universities
3. Free Street Shows open to the public
The benefits of this tour are numerous but most importantly it will spread the joy of hooping to children in hospitals. I would love to have the opportunity to brighten their day and bring some magic into their life.
A large part of my performances occur at night when I used LED or light up hula hoops. These beautiful hoops create intricate patterns and designs of light that stun audiences. However, with my limited funds I currently only own 1 LED hoop which is no longer the correct weight of tubing for my skill level. I would like to take my evening performances to the next level. In order to put on state-of-the-art hoop shows I would need a total of 5 LED "smart hoops" made by the company "Battery Dude". These hoops glow vividly and contain pixel graphic detail like no other. They can be seen here: https://www.batterydude.com/photonhoop/
I am a college graduate student at Central Washington University and have extremely limited funds to pursue this goal. With your support I would be able to create a beautiful show and be able to tour the US while I complete my degree. In addition, I will continue to film videos with my new equipment to share with the online community through Youtube. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. Your support means the world to me and is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
5 Photon LED "smart" hoops + shipping - $1,870 ($350 each + $30 per hoop shipped)
Gas Money for travel - $600
Risks and challenges
Possible setbacks that could occur are not being able to advertise as much as I would like. Advertising is an important part of this project because it will allow a wider audience to be aware of my show and performances. In order to tackle this obstacle I will be sure to manage my advertising budgets to the best of my ability. I will also use the internet and social media as an effective tool for free advertising.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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