Lee Jeffries: Pop It! Lock it! Hoop it!

Pop It! Lock it! Hoop it!

In this workshop, we will be focusing on hip hop dance techniques that are able to give YOU (the hooper) additional aesthetic(s) to your own personal hoopDANCE!

these techniques are:

1.) popping
2.) locking
3.)body rolls

**NOTE:all techniques listed above will be off body techniques

4.) sliding/shuffling **NOTE: TECHNIQUE WILL BE USED WITH HOOP ON BODY**
5.) tutting (while foot hooping)

BIO:

Lee Jeffries has always had a passion and drive for the performing arts. In Highschool, Lee began both learning and performing with a competitive hip hop dance team located in Alabama, and soon transition to teaching and choreographing for the hip hop dance chapter at Mississippi State University.

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Richard Hartnell: Flow Philosophy & Spirituality

Flow Philosophy & Spirituality

Many artists, whether movement artists or not, describe the depths of their practice as “”meditative”” or “”mystical.”” Some days it’s easy to fall into 15-30 minutes of blessed practice in a row, then look at the clock to find that two hours has gone by. What’s going on here? Why does this feel so significant? Why do so many hoopers say things like “”hooping saved my life?””

In this class we’ll look at the literature from ancient spirituality and modern psychology to ask deep questions. How do we find our purpose in movement arts? How and why do we define technique? How do we manage ego in a business that requires us to get on stage and show off how fabulous we are? What is the cosmic significance of the circle… and the circus? No props necessary; egos welcome.”

BIO: 

Richard Hartnell is among the most distinguished American contact jugglers. In 2008, Richard was a co-founder of the Bellingham Circus Guild in northwest Washington State; in 2009, he relocated to the Vulcan, the collective of circus artists in Oakland, California, to perform full-time. A generalist in the style and direct lineage of Michael Moschen, Richard spends most of his time offering classes and performances across the west coast and many pieces of Europe. In the cold season he returns to Santa Cruz to study science, choreograph new material, and teach circus arts at Aerial Arts Santa Cruz.

“Ace” –Drew Bachelor, author of Multiball Contact
“Beautiful” –SF Bay Guardian
“In the very top percent of contact jugglers skillwise” –das-isobar.com

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Richard Hartnell: ”Footwork For Flow Artists”

”Footwork For Flow Artists”

Prop performers have an unfortunate tendency to arrive on stage and perform several minutes of amazing material without moving our feet. This workshop features several exercises from Chinese tai chi and Oakland hip hop designed to improve mobility, complement your techniques, deepen flow, increase understanding of planes and isolation, and get you taking up more space in the fire circle or on the stage.

BIO:

Richard Hartnell is among the most distinguished American contact jugglers. In 2008, Richard was a co-founder of the Bellingham Circus Guild in northwest Washington State; in 2009, he relocated to the Vulcan, the collective of circus artists in Oakland, California, to perform full-time. A generalist in the style and direct lineage of Michael Moschen, Richard spends most of his time offering classes and performances across the west coast and many pieces of Europe. In the cold season he returns to Santa Cruz to study science, choreograph new material, and teach circus arts at Aerial Arts Santa Cruz.

“Ace” –Drew Bachelor, author of Multiball Contact
“Beautiful” –SF Bay Guardian
“In the very top percent of contact jugglers skillwise” –das-isobar.com

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Tammy FireFly: Rhythmic Hoop

Rhythmic Hoop:
In this class we will learn tech moves, inspired by rhythmic gymnastics. We work with tosses, body rolls, floor rolls cartwheels, flexibility and more. Learn fun flares and moves the rhythmic way!

BIO:

Tammy Firefly is an internationally acclaimed performance artist whose unique and refined style is rooted in modern dance, circus arts and acrobatics. Inspired by creativity and self expression, and with a repertoire ranging from fire dance to aerials and acrobatics, her performances fascinate and entrance viewers with decadent magnificence.

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Erin Shredder:A Self-Exploration of Balance and Core Development to help Design your Message to the World, With Love.

A Self-Exploration of Balance and Core Development to help Design your Message to the World, With Love.

We will begin with the breath, and waking up the mind-body potential as we move into a yoga flow warm-up, eventually involving inversions and balances. We will cover clean movement form, line development, and performance presence. We will finish strong with acrobatic hooping and inverted hoop skills…All while exploring your very unique Courage to Shine, with Love!
BIO:
Shredder Hoops is on a mission to enlighten and inspire by example. Strength, style, and the courage to shine combine to create her testament to the moment…don’t underestimate it’s potential. Anything is possible.
 
Since the beginning, curiosity for life has brought Erin Shredder to explore many unique activities. As a Northern California native, her ideal occupation requires a combination of adventure, risk, and helping people. Some landmarks in her past include surfing wild waves, competing in triathlons, white water raft guide, massage therapy, and fighting fires. She also earned a BS in Marine Biology and Zoology and a minor in Studio Art. She enjoyed each activity and career in its own way but she still felt a burning desire to express herself artistically. 
 
In 2003, Erin was moved deeply by the hypnotic fluidity of a hoop dance performance at Burning Man. Once she tried the movement for herself, a newfound inspiration materialized and a love affair with the hoop ensued. Shredder Hoops was born. 
 
After much self-discovery and perseverance, Shredder created her dream occupation as a professional hoop and performance artist. In early 2006, Erin Shredder was contracted for her first national tour of the US with the New Cole Brothers Circus, performing for over half-a-million spectators in 97 cities spanning over 11 months. Upon returning to San Francisco, in 2007, she was promptly recruited by the well-known Vau de Vire Society, who she still currently collaborates with. She is also an independent agent with clients that include and are not limited to San Francisco Parks & Rec., Dos Equis, Mirrorball Productions, Supperclub, Earth Circus, Oakland Metro Opera House, Six Flags, and many more.  
 
Her skills have since expanded as an accomplished aerialist in both doubles and solo aerial acrobatics. She has also developed a wide range of ground acts, including fire dancing, hula hoops, solo and group acrobatics, live statue, roller skating, and more. She also makes all her own one-of-a-kind costumes.
 
Shredder Hoops has been acknowledged worldwide for her unique and spectacular performances earning:
“Performer of the Year”, SupperClub, San Francisco, 2013
“Fire Hooper of the Year”, Hooping.org, 2011. 
Two-time “Female Hooper of the Year” nominee, Hooping.org
 
Her collaborating company, Vau De Vire Society, won “Best Looking Show on Earth”, in the 2012, and “Best Circus”, in 2008.  
She has also gained much respect as an inspiring teacher and has taught all over the world, including current regular classes held in San Francisco.
 
Shredder Hoops finds inspiration through all whom she meets and continues to grow and share her gifts with others.