Alright hoopers, get in formation! In this workshop, you will learn a fun and sassy single-hoop Hoopography sequence. Getting in sync with your hoop & friends is easy using 8-counts and dancing to your favorite pop-hits. All levels of hoopers and dancers are encouraged to attend!
Lock It Like It’s Hot
Hoop locking is a fun and snappy way to add hands-free punctuation to your doubles flow! In this workshop, I will give you the keys to the basic lock and we will explore dynamic lock entrances and exits. No prior doubles experience necessary. Get ready to unlock your new favorite hoop moves!
Hooping.org’s Grace You (@kayina) is an elementary school teacher, performer, and hoop instructor that hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. She first picked up a hula hoop in 2012 and hasn’t put it down since! Grace loves making hooping accessible to everyone and encourages each hooper to find their own style in how they express their unique flow.
Fun With Escalators
Escalators are a fun move that unlock a whole world of possibilities for your hooping flow. This beginner’s friendly class introduces you to the basic upwards and downwards escalator, as well as a few variations and transitions that will add a ton of fun to your flow!
The biggest celestial event this year is taking place during the biggest annual event for hoopers – Hoopcamp! How big is it? Well, it’s the first total solar eclipse to occur over the United States since 1979, and it’s the first to go coast to coast since 1918. For the astrologically inclined we were told the eclipse is in Leo trine Uranus in Aries – “so it has liberation written all over it!”
We knew we wanted to do something special for the closing of Hoopcamp this year, something really memorable, and we’ll see about an 85% solar eclipse in Boulder Creek on Monday morning. So what could bring us all that feel good, solar wonder, heart liberation, hoop dance transformational closure we were hoping for? My personal dream was that Sunshine Jones of Dubtribe Sound System would come to perform live at this once in a lifetime hoopjam. So I tracked him down, talked to him about the significance of it all, and I’m so happy to announce that Sunshine Jones is coming to Hoopcamp. He’ll be playing a very special live analog performance just for us. We’re super freakin psyched!
The man behind Dubtribe Sound System, Treehouse Muzique, King Street Sounds, Cosmic Disco and Sunday Soul has been producing some truly delicious house music for years. He spent the 1990’s traveling the world with Moonbeam Jones and distinguished themselves as performers rather than replaying their recordings, often bringing their own sound, lights, and traveling family with them. But unlike its few North American counterparts, Dubtribe departed from the warehouse movement to establish itself as a grass-roots tour de force, refusing help, press, or money from any outside interests. Loop’s 9 year anniversary in Tokyo made for a fantastic beginning for Sunshine’s solo work too, and he’s been singularly blowing our minds ever since. He’s also been challenging what dance music is too, often never raising the tempo above 118 bpm. Instead, he uses musical force, live vocals, loops and effects to simply take us somewhere deeper and greater.
So join us for something very special at Hoopcamp 2017, a closing hoopjam during the the most significant solar eclipse of our era with Sunshine Jones. If you plan to observe the eclipse itself, remember: never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection as serious and permanent eye damage can result. Proper eye protection can include specially made solar filters, eclipse glasses or No. 14 welder’s glasses. You can also observe the eclipse indirectly, by making a pinhole camera.
So this year when you’re making your travel plans for Hoopcamp 2017, don’t plan on returning home Monday morning. Schedule your stay so you can be with us for the whole shebang and this very special Hoopcamp 2017 finale. It promises to be a most magical hoop experience, and when you combine it with everything else at Hoopcamp this year, Hoopcamp 2017 is an experience you must not miss.
We here at Hoopcamp Headquarters are SO excited about all that our new location has to offer. Truly this is the location that meets all our needs and is the place to take our gathering to even more epic heights as we celebrate every year with new and returning Hoopcampers. We will continue to share with you the MAGIC of this location. Below is just the start of the DREAM LOCATION AMENITIES: READ FULL NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER HERE>>>>>>>>
Indoor Accommodations for 250 -Unique Treehouse accommodations with attached indoor bathrooms and showers- Each cabin has HOOP RACKS ( these are actually for hanging kids backpacks but when we saw these- VIOLA- HOOP HANGING RACKS- Photos to come)- Pods of Cabins with centrally located bathhouses- Beautiful large ‘Glamping’ Canvas tents with Bunk Beds- Outdoor Firepits in each accommodation area for evening gatherings and ‘smores’ -Three large outdoor workshop areas within walking distance on flat terrain- NO HILLS! Beautiful Lodge for indoor and outdoor meals and evening Hoopjams- Cozy indoor workshop areas with fireplaces, couches, seating, etc.- Redwood Amphitheater for outdoor massage and performances framed by Redwoods Marketplace area close to our Dining area and gathering spot -Large pool with water slide for a POOL PARTY! Redwood Hiking trails for LED Walks And so much more. Details to come!
Mark your calendars to register on Sunday, Feb 1st at 9:00am PST for our ONE DAY SALE. Big discounts to the magic.
SAVE THE DATES: Join us at Hoopcamp’s new DREAM LOCATION at Camp Campbell in Santa Cruz, CA for our 8th year: Sept. 28- Oct 1, 2015.
We’re busy pulling together the Presenter and Performer Talent to share with you as we explore our theme: ‘Puttin on the Tricks’
Expect more dazzle and delight with indoor accommodations in unique Treehouses and Cabins nestled in the Redwoods.
We’ve ‘gotta dance’ in upgraded CLASS this year!