SANTA MONICA—On Saturday, May 23, KidTribe, the award-winning hula hoop fitness group, will hold a two-hour concert at Santa Monica’s Tongva Park.
KidTribe, founded by Kellee McQuinn in 2002, was originally a small after-school hip-hop dance class. It has grown into a international movement that includes over 3 million children in participating schools, after-school programs, summer camps, and communities in the US and the UK.
In conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, KidTribe has also performed its Hoopapalooza Fitness concert—known as “the X-Games of hula hooping”—for children at the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. KidTribe also hooped it up at Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play in Washington, D.C., and New York City, for more than 65,000 families.
KidTribe’s high-energy concerts encourage kids to get moving with fun activities like hula hoop tricks, group games, and “a free-style frenzy.”
The event, which is part of Tongva Park’s Family Saturdays, is free and open to the public. It will start at 10 a.m. and run until 12 p.m.
In addition to the metered street parking on surrounding streets, parking is also available at the Civic Center Parking Structure on 333 Civic Center Drive. All normal parking rates apply.