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Carrie Snyder, Published July 25 2011

Portraits: Allison Slavik

Allison Slavik’s world revolves around her hula-hobby. The 23-year-old Fargo woman has found a passion for hula-hooping. “I like an audience. I kind of feed off of that,” Slavik said. She first found the outlet at the 10,000 Lakes Music Festival in Detroit Lakes, Minn. “I thought, ‘That’s really cool. I want to do that.’ ” Slavik watches YouTube videos online to teach herself new tricks. “You feel accomplished when you can actually figure out a trick. It’s really exhilarating,” said Slavik, who has been hula-hooping for the past two years. While researching tricks, she discovered a video on how to make hula-hoops and began creating hand-crafted hoops for herself and others. Slavik found there’s a whole community of hula-hoopers in the area. “The Fargo-Moorhead crowd of hula-hoopers is growing quite quickly,” she said. “You can meet a lot of people through music festivals and network and connect with people from other states.”�