Twirling Girlish is the hoop duo collaborative of Sirkka Aho and Kate McClain!
Their mission as Twirling Girlish is to facilitate individuals on a creative journey of the mind, body, and spirit through artistic and passionate HoopDance.
Sirkka was born in Alaska, raised in Hawaii and was a massage therapist for 13 years. Through her experience as a body worker she developed a deep appreciation of the mind/body/soul connection. This shines through in her distinctive style of performing and teaching hoopdance.
She also loves to work with children and young adults, teaching them through hoopdance that they are capable individuals while exploring their own unique dance styles.
Kate McClain is a passionate dancer who evokes emotion and inspires her audience through lyrical dance by spiraling into the intricate ebb and flow that is life.
Home grown in New Orleans, jazz and blues are etched into her soul. In her dedication to dance and movement she has expanded her repertoire into hoop dance and acrobatics. She has integrated these two modalities into an extraordinary fusion of acro-hooping, which is akin to acro-yoga. She manipulates the hoop in such a way which, at times, may seem to defy gravity.
Together they make an exquisite team that makes exploration of the hoop light-hearted yet meaningful.