I had the pleasure of teaching these fabulous ladies about hula hooping this afternoon! They all ROCKED IT!!! ⭕️💪🏻 •
Interested in hula hooping, but not sure how to get started? Are you from videos online at feeling stuck? I teach private and semi-private lessons to beginner and advanced students. Email Jessica.L.Packard@gmail.com for more information.
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Jessica is a multi talented performance artist. She has been dancing, entertaining and “hamming it up” since the age of 4. She has a background in ballet, modern dance, hip hop and cheerleading. In 2011, she co-founded Phoenix’s first hula hoop troupe, Heady Hoop Tribe. Since then, she has sky rocketed being one to the most sought after entertainers in Phoenix.
Jessica is a sponsored artist by the internationally acclaimed LED prop company, Astral Hoops. She has performed at top EDM festivals, exclusive Super Bowl parties in San Francisco, international events at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and corporate events such as Yelp, Microsoft, SRP and more. This lady has more than one trick up her sleeve. She’s a professional hula hooper, LED dancer, fire dancer, stilt walker, character artist, interactive entertainer and aerialist. You’ll be left smiling by her upbeat energy, grace and undeniable skill.
Learn more about Jessica’s performance experience in the link below!
Jessica’s Performance Resume
Hula Hoop Performer
Playful and dazzling, these acts are sure to excite and delight!
Circus style hula hooping includes 1-5 hula hoops, flexibility and balancing tricks. Available in day or LED hoops.
INTERACTIVE HULA HOOP LESSON
Want to join in on the fun?
Add a 30 min-1 hr interactive hula hoop lesson to your package.
Bring the danger, excitement and awe to the stage with the element of fire. Hula hoop, fire eating, fire fans, fire poi, fire staff and palm torches.
Isis Wing Dancer
This majestic and whimsical act is one that encapsulates beauty. Available in day or LED.
LED Hologram Spinner
This dancer can display logos, vivid patterns and images in choreographed sequences.
Enliven your event with fun whimsical stilt walker characters! Add isis wings, hula hoops or poi for an extra balancing act.
Daring and high flying acts with aerial silks, lyra or aerial bartending. Guests will be entranced and amazed!
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, 2019
Spooktacular at The Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, AZ, 2018
Original Taste, Scottsdale, AZ, 2018
Lash FX International Conference, Gilbert, AZ, 2018
Decadence NYE Arizona, Chandler, AZ 2017
Lost Lake Music Festival, Phoenix, AZ, 2017
NCAA Final Four Dribble, Phoenix, AZ, 2017
Alice Cooper Standing Rock Fundraiser, Mesa, AZ, 2017
Marine Corps Air Show, Yuma, AZ 2017
PrimeSport VIP Superbowl Party, San Francisco, CA, 2016
Featured expert on the Emmy Award Winning Segment “The List”, Tempe, AZ, 2015
JBS Corporate Party, Loveland, CO, 2014
Sun City Music Festival, El Paso, TX, 2014-2015
Hornitos Tasting Party, Scottsdale, AZ, 2013
For my full performance resume, click here.
What type of entertainment services do you provide?
I can provide a variety of entertainment services. Personally I perform hula hoop, fire, stilt walking, aerial lyra, aerial silks and aerial bartending. However, if there’s a circus related act that you would like to add to your entertainment package I can also provide that. Contortion, partner acrobatics, hand balancers, unicycler, jugglers and more!
Performance types are as follows:
- Choreographed (solo and group)
- Hula Hoop Instruction
What is an “ambient” performance?
Ambient performance is improv and free form as opposed to a dance/show specifically choreographed to a set song or group of songs. The performers mingle through crowds to give little shows in different areas of the event to attendees. Ambient sets allow performers to interact with attendees by answering questions, whirling around them, making direct eye contact, possibly bringing them in the part of the show, etc. It’s recommended to have an audience size of 200+ for ambient performances.
What are your performance requirements?
- GREEN ROOM: A dressing/warm-up area is required. This area should be private/semi-private away from the audience members’ sight. The green room should provide a mirror, table, chairs and adequate floor space to stretch and warm up.
- PERFORMANCE SPACE: Ideally the performance space should be in the range of 15’ deep x 15’ wide with a height clearance of 15’ free of hanging decorations. If the size mentioned is not available, adjustments may be made performer prior to event.
- STAGE: Stages must be level and free of obstacles. If the stage is pieced together all gaps must be securely covered with high quality duct tape. Ground acts can be performed on many surfaces. Cement patios, wooden floors, brick, concrete and well maintained, level lawns are all performance adaptable.
- TECHNICAL RUN THROUGH: Depending on the nature of the event and acts purchased a technical run through may be required. If so, all technicians should be present, (sound, light, stage manager). Please allow a 1 hour time frame for details.
- LIGHTING & SOUND:
- For ambient entertainment: Client will provide stage lighting and music for performer for the duration of performance. If music can not be provided please contact the performer to bring their own sound equipment.
- For choreographed show: Lighting is to be determined according to atmosphere and acts purchased. Client must provide a PA/Sound system with the ability to broadcast clear, quality sound for both performers and audience members. Sound System must have a AUX connection. A sound technician must be present to operate the system throughout the performance.
- AERIAL REQUIREMENTS
- Rigging of apparatus may cost extra, between $50-$150 per apparatus, depending on the accessibility of the trusses. Rigging quotes can only be given after a site survey is completed. If structurally sound rigging points are not available at the venue, then a portable rig can be provided for a one time fee of $250. Includes transport, setup and tear down.
- Specs on portable rig: 23ft x 26ft when set up at full height of 19ft. 19ft x 21ft when set up at 14ft and may be set up indoors or outdoors.
- FIRE DANCING REQUIREMENTS
- Audience must be at least 10 ft from performance area. This may be marked off by ropes or cones. (cones can be provided upon request)
- A fuel dump area is required for any fire performance. This area should be secure and away from the audience sight. The fire performer will use this area to store fuel, props and fire safety equipment. This area should a minimum 10 ft x10 ft for the performer to “spin off” fuel after the prop is dipped.
- On Site Fire Safety Assistant is a mandatory component to a fire show. This person is responsible for the safety of the performer as well as the venue. This is included in your fee and provided by the performer.
Do you have performance insurance?
Yes! I’m an insured performer through Speciality Insurance Agency. Certificates for your event date and venue can be given upon request.
My insurance covers each occurrence $1M and General Aggergate $2,000.
What do you include in your entertainment pricing?
Included in your fee is insurance certificate, equipment fees, music, in-stock costuming and taxes.
Do you provide sound equipment?
I can provide sound equipment for the event for an additional fee. Fees range depending on the needs.
Do you provide costuming?
In-stock costuming is included in your fee. I have a range of costuming options available in various themes. If you have something specific in mind or would like a custom made costume, please include that in your message and I’ll provide you with an appropriate quote!
What’s your price range for an act?
Pricing of acts depend on a lot of different factors such as rigging, fire safety assistants, costuming and so much more. Pricing ranges anywhere from $200-$3,000 depending on the nature of the event. Please contact me to receive a custom quote.
How many hula hoops do you provide for your instruction at events?
I can provide 20-30 hula hoops in a range of sizes. Hula hoops are sized for both adults and children.
I’m interested in a group choreographed performance, is that something you provide?
YES! I can provide a group choreographed performance custom to your event. Choose from LED, fire and aerial entertainment options. Please contact me for a custom quote.
How long are your performances?
- Choreographed performances
- solo multiple hula hoop 5-10 min (day or LED)
- Group hula hoop 5-7 min (day or LED)
- Group LED 15 min (multiple props)
- Solo fire 5-15 min (multiple props)
- Group fire 5-15 min (multiple props)
- Aerial 3-5 min (lyra or silks)
- Ambient Performances
- Hula hoop 30min-2 hours
- LED 30min-3 hours
- Stilt walking 1-3 hours
- Aerial 1-2 hours
- Aerial Bartending 1-2 hours
If you have additional questions or would like to receive a custom entertainment quote for your event, please contact me!