with Ted Brancu
HoopSkool: Beginner - Saturday 11am Hillside
Unlock the mysteries of hooping. Even if you've never touched a hoop, can't keep one up, are a total klutz and balancing water inside a glass is a chore - you will learn to hoop! Then we'll tie them together with smooth transitions to tell a story with the hoop.
In this workshop we'll cover basics like waist hooping, turns, breaks, hand hooping, isolations, tosses, weaves, lift ups, and more.
No experience necessary. All levels, ages and species are welcome!
(though we won't covering any intermediate or advanced material in this workshop)
Bring your favorite hoops if you have one. There will be a limited number available.
NUTSHELL VERSION: Learn the basics of hoopdance.
I've been hooping for 5 years, teaching for 3. I've performed for Shpongle, Archedream, David Starfire, Kostume Kult, Disorient, & members of Beats Antique among others. I've taught at Hoop Convergence, Return to Roots Hoop Gathering, Figment, Playa del Fuego, PEX Summer Festival, and more. I served as assistant director of Return to Roots Hoop Gathering in 2011. I love hooping, drumming, meeting new people, and I make a mean tofu scramble. I hope to see you in the hoop!