Each of our main teachers teaches the same 1.5hr workshop twice. You will be allocated a group so you all get to go to these workshops once if you want to!
Escalators are a staple in the single hooping realm, but they can be difficult to incorporate into twin hoop tech. Here, we will explore various double escalator tricks and transitions that are sure to satisfy any escalator enthusiast! In addition to analysing the technical movements of the twin escalators, Melissa will also share the theory behind the creation of this family of tricks so that students can apply the same concepts to their own practice in order to generate their own unique double hoop moves.
Down escalator with a single hoop
YOU WILL NEED:
2 hoops, preferably between 26-35″
Sky Flow Artist
Sky Flow Artist is a hula hoop performer and instructor born in Brighton, UK. Starting ballet at the age of 4, Sky has been performing on stage for most of her life. At 11 years of age Sky was selected to be a part of the British National Team for rhythmic gymnastics. As a gymnast she won numerous medals at the British Championships and competed abroad representing Great Britain at international competitions. She has been trained in the UK, Bulgaria, Mexico and Spain to a very high level in a wide variety of dance, gymnastics and circus styles which she now combines into her unique and captivating hula hoop performances. She absolutely loves to share her passion for hooping and incredible skills with others.
YOU WILL NEED: TBA
New School for the Old School
I’ve spent the last few months teaching myself to INSTA-HOOP! That incredibly fast, trick intensive type of hooping done by tons of epic hoopers on instagram who are all about 20 years younger than me 😛 . I decided to stop thinking ‘I’m too old for this’, ‘there’s too much to learn’ and ‘where would I even start’ and I have been working out the key moves, watching a lot of tutorials and working how which moves are the core of this seeming whirlwind of super speedy tricks.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 hoop – for insta-hooping smaller is generally easier (under 30″) but I’ve explored all the tricks with 29″ and 33″ 5/8″ and 36″ goldilocks so I have tips for different sizes if your hoops aren’t insta-sized.
Balance your butt off
Mike has been obsessed with hoop balance for the last 4 years and this class is an opportunity to share all he’s learned. Designed to give beginners the basic exercises to practice, and to give experienced balancers new ideas, this balance class is great for all levels. Even if you don’t use hula hoops, hoop balance has no prerequisites so please join us. We will be learning techniques from the hand and finger-tip balances to the butterfly and face balance. If you seek calmness mixed with constant concentration in your practice, come balance some hoops with us!
YOU WILL NEED: