Cara Zara entertains at festivals, schools, parties, libraries, corporate events, and charity functions throughout the Milky Way. She’s a member of the National Storytelling Network, North Carolina Storytelling Guild, and South Carolina Storytelling Network.
Below are details on current show offerings: “How to be a Super Hero”, “The Science of Hula-Hooping”, “Mother Nature”, and as she is known by many children the”Hula-Hoop Queen of the Universe”. Scroll to bottom of page for booking contact form.
“How to be a super hero”
Motivational Storytelling with Cara Zara: As a hoop-dance entertainer and “Hula-Hoop Kid-Fit” instructor Cara Zara has humbly learned life lessons from our tiniest teachers. Her popular shows and after-school program have allowed her to compassionately observe over 50,000 children since creating her circus of hoop fun. The experiences of today’s kids are simultaneously unique, universal and timeless. By weaving her personal childhood memories with modern narrative Cara Zara guides children, teens and adults toward a hopeful path for living a brave life. Possessing “Super Hero” ability in the real world of challenges and bullies luckily doesn’t involve ‘leaping a tall building in a single bound’. With Cara Zara’s engagingly candid speaking style her inspirational tale she gently offers the keys to unlock the “Super Hero” within us all.
PS: “How to be a Super Hero” will be adjusted to fit your audience (elementary school aged children, tween/teen or adults). The story resonates extremely well with teens and adults. Please specify your audience when booking. Note: This story isn’t intended for preschoolers.
Testimonial: “At a national hoop dance convention filled with some of the best artists in the industry, I watched spellbound as Cara wove a motivational story that caused fits of laughter, brought participants to tears, and left them with a burning desire to go forward and fulfill their dreams. A “story” that inspired many people to let go of their past and move forward into brighter days, a story that touched many hearts. Yet what I want you to know is what happened after Cara’s words lit fires. After the standing ovation, the endless answering of questions, and the greeting of new friends, Cara was finally on her way to a reserved area for a very brief bite to eat before resuming the teaching of classes. As the crowds filed away, a distressed young lady caught her eye. The young lady was softly trying to compose herself on the edge of the crowd. In that moment, I witnessed Cara give up her welcoming, her congratulatory praise, her food, and her much needed moment of respite to reach out and simply listen to a complete stranger who was in a moment of need. Cara offered up the option of a quiet shoulder to lean on during a difficult time and more important an ear to listen. Something the rest of the crowd neglected to do or acknowledge. This is Cara’s way, to extend kindness and love, to listen and share, and to hold herself to a higher standard by doing, not by simply talking.” ~ Gina Wolfe – LunaTrix
Hula-Hoop Science Show
Mother Nature Show
Performance Description: Cara Zara begins by reading The Story of the Root Children then as “Mother Earth” she guides children through a reenactment of the tale. As “root children” kids play with fun props representing winter, spring, summer and fall. Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons plays lushly in the background as Cara Zara performs a Hoop Dance routine to one movement from each season. This engaging program combines storytelling, the cycle of seasons, classical music, dance, and the allure of spinning hula-hoops.