Sunken Gardens Hoop Dance

by Abby Albaum


Hoola Monsters Hoop Dance classes take place at Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, FL every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Learn the fundamentals of hoop dance in a gorgeous setting with long-time hooping instructor, Abby. Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise located at 4th Street North and 16th Street North in St. Pete. Hoop Classes are held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. More information may be found at

About the Presenter

Abby Albaum

Abby Albaum IDEA Author/Presenter

Hello! My name is Abby, and I am President and Founder of Hoola Monsters, LLC – a company that specializes in professional fitness hoops, hoop dance classes and performances. I am a full-time hoop dance instructor, hoop crafter and performer who has been teaching hoop dance since 2007. In August of 2010, I left an 8-year marketing and public relations career to pursue Hoola Monsters full-time. I now travel all over the country teaching hoop dance workshops and performing, and I'm honored and humbled to say that I have been featured as a hoop dance expert in media outlets such as Better Homes & Garden Magazine, the Washington Post and NBC’s nationally syndicated show, Daytime, to name a few. Hooping is my passion, and I've spent years developing and implementing my hoop dance curriculum. I love watching my students grow and thrive, while accomplishing fitness goals that they never thought were possible. My innovative approach to teaching hoop dance merges trick-based technique with flow practice. I am thrilled to unveil Hoola-Fit in March of 2012, and I describe it as “mindful hoop movement combined with creative dance expression." My goal is to have Hoola-Fit in gyms and fitness centers nation-wide! For more information about me and my hoop fitness program, please check out