Lineup :: Performers :: The Showdown: First Annual PEX Hoop Battle

The Amphitheater

at The Amphitheater - Saturday, 12pm

The Showdown is the first annual face to face hoop dance competition, celebrating the art of modern hoop dance and our community. The event will take place at the PEX Summerfest on Saturday, June 30.

Entry submissions will be accepted online through a dedicated facebook page and email. Please send submissions to

From these applications, a group of a maximum of 40 qualified hoop dancers will be selected to compete. The first round will commence at Noon. Each dancer will get 90 seconds to perform in front of a panel of super hooprockstar judges, Jennifer Alvarez, Malcolm Stuart, Bex Burton and Squiddie Lista. The competition will be emceed and dj'd by the infamous DJ June Rodriguez.

Judges will narrow the competition from 40 to 16 for round 2. In this round, the 16 competitors will face each other in head to head competition. In this format, competitors will be narrowed from 16 to 8.

The competition will take a break after the second round and the final rounds of competition will commence at 6pm. The third round finalists will compete in the same format as the second. The final round will be from 4 to 2 to the ultimate winner.

The top 2 finalists will compete in front of judges and a riveted crowd against one another in a back and forth set of 3 30 second dance offs, to determine who will be the overall winner in The Showdown. In between the rounds there will be scintillating performance showcases. At the end of competition all competitors, judges, and audience members will be invited to partake in a hoop jam to close the event.


* Custom glow hoop made by Jeremiah
* teaching opportunities
* performance opportunies at upcoming PEX local events.
* free massage onsite at PEXFest
* private hoop instruction from local hoop instructors
* Free entry to Pex Fest 2013 and showcase opportunities for the 2ND annual competition