These optional workshops are 1hr long and can be attended by anyone at the event.

Also see Main Workshops and Craft Area Workshops for more!

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Andeli
Fede
c section chris hoop, hoop retreat, hoop convention, hula hoop
C-Section
Nova, hoop retreat, hoop convention, hula hoop
Nova
Mike
Lila
Lila
Cat
Jane Fondle
Amber
Ina
Jen
Livi
Loren
Reni
Sky
Capoeira
Swing Dance
Emma

Andeli

Andeli is a creative and lively flowartist from Switzerland. Her focal point is on hoopdance since 2012 and poi since 2000.
Andeli’s lives the life in which she perceives ‚flow’ as a gift to yourself, something to integrate into your everyday life. And she speaks from the heart when she says, „flow yourself beautiful!“

Spinning Poi & dance with the Hoop, altered Andeli’s life and her love of motion and movement has since been ever lasting. Her stage experience that she collected as a young girl, pushed her to perform her first fire show in 2007. Since then, she has been part of various projects, organising, teaching and performing. She currently performs professionally with the fire group Foyk and has been teaching both poi and hulahoop since 2014 in Switzerland. She is the Co-Organiser of Get the Ring – Swiss Hulahoop Convention.

SWhoop Workshop:

Stepthrough Walks & Jumpsies

Good old vertical step trough in a new look! Integrate a funny, graceful & brain melting movement in your flow! Explore with me my world of walking, jumping and turning around while step trough your hoop! Be ready to jump in/out and around with me!

ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES

YOU WILL NEED:
your favourite hoop
NO iso/minis! – You need to be able to get your body though it 🙂


Loren DL

Another of the Hooping Mad Advanced Teacher Training participants with an exceptional workshop chosen by the other participants to share it at SWhoop.

SWhoop Workshop:

Lines and circle : explore your shapes

How do we draw new shapes by connecting the circle to our own lines?
Through several exercises we will explore the movement through dance. Then integrate the hoop in order to establish a communication between the body and the object will using space.
We will become aware of the geometric shapes that each part of our body offers us and the possible interactions with our hoop.
This workshop is about flow, tricks but most of all keys to open new doors.

ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES: Although if you know how to chest roll then that will help with some variations 🙂

YOU WILL NEED:
One hoop, small and light is better


Cat Hoops

SWhoop favourite and general amazing human Cat provided us with our finale for 2015 with Power Ballad Yoga. As well as being one of the funniest humans on the planet, she also teaches really impressive and moving flow workshops. We are really happy she’s going to teach one of these at SWhoop.

SWhoop Workshop:

Inhale, Exhale

We will focus on breath and movement, our hula-hoop dance both leading and being led by our breath.

Cat will encourage you to move by setting exercises to follow – enough structure to help you comfortably break through movement barriers and learned behaviour. Let’s shift the focus from trick ‘perfection’ and unlock different ways of moving.

Suitable for all levels – you just need to listen and let go. It’s your dance.. so do it your way.

Bring a hoop light enough for free movement, an open mind and a quiet tongue, for this meditative movement session.

ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES

YOU WILL NEED:
One, preferably light but your favourite is perfect


Fede

Federica Pennetta, Italian hoop and aerial hoop performer and teacher, has curly hair and, as in Italy say, every hedgehog is a whim. So getting out of the schemes is a temptation! If her creativity needs to explode, it must necessarily come out in a form … a circle! But…why, if circle is the perfect form, we have to be happy only with one?

SWhoop Workshop:

Multihooping

Do you know how to spin one hoop on different parts of your body? Awesome! Our body allows us to isolate these “stations” and then use them all at the same time. With a good technique we can save a lot of energy and improve our posture. We will start with an explanation of the concepts behind classical in-body multihooping (that is, spinning multiple hoops on the body while standing).

Depending on your level, we will start with two hoops and then add more (even up to 5/7 hoops). You will also see several exercises to strengthen your body for multihooping and increase your sensitivity in managing more than two hoops spinning on your body. On the other hand, there is more to multihooping than a standing position. Several tricks exist that can be done balancing on one leg, using the back, using the arms in symmetrical points, and much more. I want to share some tricks with you! It’s never too early/late to start working with more than one hoop!

ALL LEVELS

PREREQUISITES: Knee Hooping 🙂
Some info on both knees together here:

Better tutorial link coming 🙂

YOU WILL NEED:
Min 2 max 7 hoops
Preferably clothing you can on-body hoop in. Eg. No shiny leggings! Clothes the hoop won’t slide on or the opportunity for bare skin 🙂


Amber Pamba

Amber’s Iso Whip workshop was a big at Hooping Mad Advanced Teacher Training. It was so perfect for SWhoop. I’m thrilled to have her on the teacher team this year.

Amber is a Brighton based hooper and exceptional teacher who is also a big fan of acro yoga.

SWhoop Workshop:

Iso Whip Twins

Playing with a simple trick can lead to the creation of many exciting variations. Amber’s recent hoop focus has been experimenting with the circular whip isolation. In this workshop she’ll teach some of her mind melting iso whip twin variations. If you like twin tech and want something to jazz up your poi style hooping this workshop is for you! You’ll need two light weight hoops of the same size, the workshop is best suited to hoopers with some experience of twins and who are comfortable with the the circular whip isolation.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP

PREREQUISITES:
Circular Whip Isolation Tutorial

YOU WILL NEED:
2 same sized hoops (28 – 34 inches ideally)


Jane Fondle

A force to be reckoned with, we’re extremely excited to have the one and only Jane Fondle with us this year. As is traditional with SWhoop our finale workshop is an all in extravaganza with much laughter and Fondle is just the person to deliver that

SWhoop Workshop:

80s Dance

Before hash-tagging, lol and selfies existed, there was Cyndi Lauper, Prince and WHAM! Take the passion and make it happen; step back to a time when all things glittered in this 80’s dance workshop. Pull up your legwarmers, tease your hair and don’t forget your glitter. Prior dancing in your lounge room to your favourite 80’s songs is recommended though not a pre-requisite. So pop on your best g-tard and successories and let’s push it real good.

This is an example of what might be happening:

ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES:

YOU WILL NEED:
80s styling: Some leg warmers, some lycra, a head band and a G-tard!



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.

SWhoop Workshop:

Hoop and Ribbon

This workshop gives an introduction to the rhythmic gymnastics ribbon, teaching the basic patterns and some nice tricks which will help you begin to flow with this beautiful prop. For the second half we will pick up the hoop and explore ways to use the ribbon and hoop together.

ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES: Although if you know how to chest roll then that will help with some variations 🙂

YOU WILL NEED:
One hoop, any size

You will need a ribbon for this workshop. Sky has a number of ribbons you can borrow for the workshop but there is a limited number of ribbons. X amount of people can sign up to do the workshop with borrowed used ribbons plus you can join if you have your own ribbon or you purchase a new one from Sky at the event.

LIMITED SPACES – Please sign up at reception


Ina Hoopina

Ina’s passion for Hoopdance started in 2010 and accompanied her in various ways. She taught herself most of the hoop tricks and started teaching hoopdance in 2011 in Hannover.

Ina teaches and performs hoopdance in her hometown Göttingen, at juggling conventions, national and international hoop events. Students appreciate her relaxed, thoroughly, patient and comprehensive teaching during her workshops, online classes and online tutorials. Ina is able to explain the most complicated move in a way that everyone in the class gets the trick!

SWhoop Workshop:

Twins Isolations

Learn new possibilities to combine isolations with your twin hooping! We will look at iso combos, iso weaves and iso Thread the needle.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP

PREREQUISITES:
Two beat weave

Basic Isolation

TTN

YOU WILL NEED:
2 hoops the same size


Mike

Mike has been hooping for over 6 years and in that time has fallen in love with hooping and teaching object manipulation technique. With his unique style and liquid flow he’s now taking his over 5 years of teaching experience to the flow community. His analytical teaching style informs intuitive, hard to explain concepts, through single technique-based breakdowns.

SWhoop Workshop:

Quad Hoops

Multi hoop manipulation has taken the hoop community by storm. With different
multi-hoop grips and transitions, hoopers minds have been expanded into the realm of quad-hooping (4 hoops). This class will teach, at an extremely detailed level, what our hands, fingers and forearms need to be doing in order to hold more than one hoop per hand. In addition, we will be focusing on normal issues that hoopers have trouble with when doing multiple hoops, such as
keeping planes, grip switching, and keeping the viewer’s perspective in mind. We’ll learn how to make flat shapes, 3-D shapes, Ocho grip switches, and hybrid basics. The end goal of this class is the get students comfortable moving multiple hoops through space and discovering new ways to hold the hoops.
It’s simpler than you think!

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP

PREREQUISITES:
Ocho Grip Switch Tutorial

YOU WILL NEED:
At least 2 hoops, 4 is better. Any size will work, but off body hoops are easier.


C-Section aka Chris

After seeing Chris perform at GHC2016 and teach at EJC I knew I had to bring him to SWhoop. Since then he’s been blowing the minds of everyone he meets with his unique hoop tech and extravagant performances. You are going to love him just as much as I do 🙂

SWhoop Workshop:

Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming!

Sometimes hooping with 2 Hoops is just like swimming! This workshop will provide you with a bunch of challenging moves and ideas inspired by swimming strokes to integrate into your 2 hoop flow, to help you to keep on swimming smoothly. The workshop is aimed at an intermediate to advanced level and it is recommended that you are comfortable with twin hoops, however, all of the moves can be done with one hoop and all are welcome to come and learn.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP

PREREQUISITES:
Z-Spin

Palm Spin

Hand Spin/Flourish/One Handed Helicopter

this tutorial also covers the last two prerequisites

YOU WILL NEED:
2, preferably same size not too big or too heavy hoops


Marilyn ‘Nova’ White – Body Identity

Marilyn Nova has been hooping for about 2 years now. But she is not only hooping – she’s working as an artist doing photographics, circus, dance and theatre. But not only her jobs are variegated, she’s too.

SWhoop Workshop:

Contemporary Hoop

Yes, we are going to dance. But not dance dance. We will move through some techniques from theatrical play and dance techniques. Alone and with others.
I have danced for a long time and trained in many different styles. I am also a trained drama teacher. It is all about having fun, thinking out of the box and just seeing what happens. (Nearly) Everything is allowed.

ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES

YOU WILL NEED:
One hoop, any size


Lila Chupa Hoops – Hoop Workshop

Lila was one of our main teachers in 2015 and we had to ask her back for more! Always awesome!

SWhoop Workshop:

Double wedgies

Come and learn a selection of brand new double wedgie entries and exists !

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP

PREREQUISITES:
Wedgie on both sides
Lots of info on wedgies here:

YOU WILL NEED:
2 light hoops, size between 30-36′


Reni Hardmeier

Reni is a highly innovative hooper from Switzerland. We are really happy to have her back teaching at SWhoop!

SWhoop Workshop:

Planetary Movements

Floating planets with transition in to more planets

ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES

YOU WILL NEED:
3 hoops same size,best with inside Tapes


Livi Little

Bristol hooper and shoulder hooping ninja Livi is back to teach us her super cool shoulder nonsense 🙂

SWhoop Workshop:

Advanced Shoulder Work

Some more shoulder tricks, suggested drills and entrances and exits to spice up your shoulder vocabulary. Inspired by work with other contact props to open up your use of your upper body.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP

PREREQUISITES:
Horizontal Shoulder Duck Out

YOU WILL NEED:
1 Hoop, The hoop you like to work with is best- you need to feel comfortable with on body work with it
Uncovered shoulders will work best, for a bit of extra skin grip


Miss Jennifer – Cartwheels

Miss Jennifer will be teaching us all about Cartwheels with and without the hoop!

SWhoop Workshop:

Cirque a Cartwheel

Want to get those feet off the floor? In this workshop you can discover the steps to achieving your cartwheel or master hoop tricks using it. We will explore useful stretches, conditioning exercises and good technique. Cartwheel happy in a cartwheel machine and/or play with tricks using 1-3 hoops. Please work within your limits on this one. Half of the workshop will focus on the cartwheel and half on tricks using the cartwheel.

PLEASE NOTE: No late entries as hoopers will need to be warmed up.

ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES

YOU WILL NEED:
1-3 hoops (preferable same size) roughly 29-36”OD dependant on the height of the individual and not mdpe or harder heavy hoops.

Please bring a Yoga mat and cartwheel friendly clothing


Capoeira with Claudio Campos of Bristol Capoeira

Often learning a new style of movement can really inform your movement with the hoop.

Capoeira is a Afro-Brazilian martial art. It has roots in warriors dances brought to Brazil by African slaves. But it has also been shaped into the form it is known by today by various populations of the ethnic melting pot that is Brazil.

Capoeira is the perfect exercise, combining strength training, flexibility training and aerobic exercise.

But it is also much more, much richer. Capoeira is ritualistic. It is a dance. It’s a fight. It’s a game. It is History. Music. Community. Capoeira is a way of life.

More about Capoeira here


ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES

YOU WILL NEED:
Just wear some loose-fitting/comfortable clothes, a water bottle, and a willingness to try new things.

Swing Dance with Mithi Shafiq of Swing Dance Bristol

Mithi taught us Charlston at a past SWhoop and we’re really happy to have her back!

Mithi is one of Swing Dance Bristol’s regular teachers and a fantastic dancer. She has been dancing lindy hop (and charleston, and blues, and balboa and both leading AND following) since 1999 – teaching for most of that time – and before that had a background in ballroom dance. She first taught with David at the La Santa Swing dance camp in Lanzarote more years ago than they can remember and they have taught together occasionally ever since. She is now a mum (late 2012), and is still teaching but not always able to be out dancing as much as she’d like.

She trained with Angela “Cookie” Andrew and was part of the Cotton Clubbers dance troup for many years. She was also one of the teachers responsible for establishing the vibrant swing dance community at the London School of Economics. She sheepishly admits to have studied more partner dance styles than most of us have even heard of!

Some Swing Dance at Bristol Swing Dance Festival last year… Which is also held at the same venue as SWhoop 🙂

ALL LEVELS

NO PREREQUISITES

YOU WILL NEED:
Nothing 🙂

Prerequisite Catch Up with Emma

Teaching is what I do best so I thought I’d add in a workshop that covers 3 core hoopdance moves that are prereq for other classes.

As you may have noticed, lots of the SWhoop workshops have prerequisites this year. This is to maximise how much everyone gets from SWhoop. In this class I will be going over a few core moves needed for other classes… the basic wedgie on both sides (needed for Lila’s workshop), one handed helicopter (needed for Chris’ workshop) and the Shoulder duck out (needed for Livi’s workshop) . Usually I’d spend more than 20mins on each one but I will run through all the tips I have and this will let you know if you are ready for the other classes and all the tips to practice these if not 🙂

BEGINNERS

PREREQUISITES
You CANT do these moves! 🙂
This class is for the people that need to learn them!

YOU WILL NEED:
One hoop
For the wedgies it’s ideal to have a hoop that’s the same diameter as your inside leg length or smaller – easy check… can you walk over your hoop without going on tip toes/feeling a bit ‘uncomfortable’ 😛