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4 Nov

This us perfect for the winter blues. Get out and hoop in Manassas!


Tilly Whirls in Virginia!

11 Mar

Closer to the NORTHERN VIRGINIA area in the vicinity of Herndon, Reston, Chantilly is a an up and coming entertainer and teacher making a name for herself in our infamous hoop dance community.

Tilly Whirls

Kym Spins … and hulahoop classes in McLean, VA

5 Mar
Kym Spins … and teaches classes. You’ll find her blog and website: chock-full of hooping info and more information about her classes and offerings.
Kym Spins current class offerings are —

Multilevel Hoop Dance
Tuesdays 7:35- 8:35pm
This high energy hour is perfect for both complete beginners and experienced hoopers. Starting with the basics of waist hooping and progressing to more advanced moves both on and off the body, and with multiple hoops. Personal guidance is given and everyone moves at their own pace! Come in ready to have fun! All Hoops provided.

Introduction to Hoop Dance
Tuesdays 11:00 am- 12:00am:
A fun, new way to get a full body workout, with particular emphasis on core toning. This introductory class starts with basic waist hooping utilizing large, heavy custom made Hoop Dance hoop. Basics covered include waist hooping, stalling, chest, and shoulder hooping and more! No experience necessary! Just bring a smile and get ready to sweat! All hoops provided.
The Pilates Room:

Infinite Sphere Hoop Workshop with Ann Humphreys

1 Feb

Joceyln Gordon posted a class: Infinite Sphere Hoop Workshop with Ann Humphreys of HoopPath (the full invitation is here):

  • Sunday, February 20, 2011, 1 – 3pm
  • Register now to secure your space: $45
  • Gold’s Gym Arlington, VA

Exploring the Infinite Sphere In this workshop, our intention will be to more fully inhabit the sphere of potential movement that surrounds us at all times. The hoop will be our metaphorical and physical guide in this exploration. Working both on and off the core, we will discover new ways of using our hoops to orient us in space and time. Though the exercises–culled from some of the most inspired moments of Ann’s personal practice—will sharpen your technique, the focus of the workshop will allow you to free yourself from the quicksands of self-judgment and expectation that can keep us stuck in the sense of having nowhere to go with our hoops. We will remain open to all that the hoop has yet to reveal as we explore together.

What to Bring: Students will need to bring both a core and an off-body hoop.

Prerequisites: You should have at least 50 hours of flight time (actual time interacting with your hoop) and be comfortable hooping in both currents at the waist and shoulders*, as well as with off-body basics such as Point, Swing, and Weaves (see below for definitions of these moves).

Ann Humphreys apprenticed with HoopPath founder Jonathan Baxter for four years. This apprenticeship both grounded her in the HoopPath’s meditative curriculum and gave her the inspiration to discover new techniques and frames in her own practice. For the last year, she has been traveling and teaching her new material all over the US. Witnessing people remember how to dance using a plastic hula-hoop brings her inexpressible joy.

Double Trouble: Finding the Flow with Twin

20 Jan

Double Trouble: Finding the Flow with Twins with Katie “Surprise!” Desmond

  • January 30th
  • 1:30 – 3:30pm – $40
  • Golds Gym2, 955 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22206
  • Full invitation here

Well, we all know that hooping with one hoop is fun. So hooping with two hoops should be double the fun right? In this playshop we will work on opening a new range of movement and expression with two hoops.We will find our twin flow by exploring: Fundamental core and off-body technique ,”Poi” hooping, Sustained spinning with two hoops, Adapting your favorite move with one hoop to twins and  Incorporating leaps, tosses and stalls!

Pre-requisites- Ability to hoop on the body and familiarity with hand hooping technique.

About Katie: Katie delights in teaching adults and children how to reconnect with their bodies through yoga and hoopdance. A California native who currently resides in Washington DC, she has wowed audiences across the United States with her campy, fun and theatrical style of hoop and fire dance. In 2009, she was nominated for Fire Hooper of the Year by Katie is a licensed HoopGirl Level 1 teacher who believes that she can teach anyone to hoop. Katie is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level and completed her training through YogaWorks.

Hoopnotica Mixed Level Workout Series in Arlington VA

15 Jan

Posted on originally Hoop Dance DC’s Meetup page

Hoopnotica Mixed Level Workout Series with Maddy Thom

  • Fridays * 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • 11 Sessions starting January 21
  • 2011 Carver Center in Arlington, 1415 S. Queen Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Explore foundational and intermediate level moves of Hoopnotica® Hoop Dance while toning your abs, back, arms, hips, buns and legs, strengthening and opening your upper back and chest, increasing balance and getting a cardio workout! Each week you’ll master “tricks” and experience fitness drills, dynamic choreography and “free spin” time. Burn 600 calories an hour and feel great! This class is great for beginners and provides a cardiovascular challenge for experienced Hoopers. Open to All including postpartum hoopers (with your physician’s consent). Bring your own hoop, or rent ($2 cash please) or purchase one directly from the instructor. Ages 13-Adult

Weekly HoopDance / Fitness Class – Manassas, VA

1 Dec

Weekly HoopDance / Fitness Class – Manassas, VA

9100 Freedom Center Blvd
Manassas, VA 20110

This Meetup repeats every week on Friday.

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center is the site of weekly HoopDance/Fitness Classes Fridays at 6:30 pm. Door Fee is $8.00 — Free to Freedom Members. HoopDance Instruction provided by Tina B.

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