And 5,6,7,8…Hoopography! Morgan Jenkins of the Hooptown Hotties will show you what it takes to focus your flow into moves for the stage and camera, using classic dance 8-counts. Hoopers will learn Morgan’s principles of Hoopography, and apply them as the entire class learns a short hoop routine! This class is designed to improve your performances, put the DANCE in your hoopdance, and show you how easy it is to get in sync with your hoop & friends. All levels of hoopers are encouraged to attend.
Morgan Jenkins (Miss Mo’Jangles) is a Los Angeles-based hooper and co-founder of the performance group, Hooptown Hotties. She danced as a child but quickly turned to other pursuits including cinematography. She followed her love of filmmaking from her native North Carolina to Los Angeles, but never lost her appreciation for sharp dance moves and a strong stage presence. While working as a TV/Film camera assistant, Morgan began taking dance lessons again and performing with the LA dance crew R.A.I.D. It was while performing with R.A.I.D. in 2012 that Morgan saw a hoop dancer for the first time and realized she had found her calling. She turned her attention to hooping both through practice and performance and through her filmmaking. She began to perform in Las Vegas and LA and co-founded the Hooptown Hotties, who have been nominated for a Best Performance Troupe of the Year Hoopie two years running. Morgan quickly brought hooping into the limelight by performing in music videos for Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Vintage Trouble, and Bakermat and making appearances in TV shows such as The Mindy Project & Workaholics. She also became a member of the international hooping community by joining the 2014 Electric Forest Hoop Troupe, teaching hoop workshops in LA and filming the Sacred Circularities Retreat in Bali.
Morgan draws inspiration for her unique performance style from such pop icons as Britney Spears and Beyonce and has become known for her sexy, playful sequences and polished technique. She loves bringing together her passion for hooping and filmmaking, creating videos for Hooptown Hotties, Spin FX, Sacred Circularities, Hoopnotica & Hoop Dimensions and she enjoys teaching others how to express their personality through their hoop flow. She is excited to see where hooping will take her next!
In this workshop we will be working with single hoop isolations of varied styles and hand grips. As we master the isolation, we will begin to manipulate it in space: up and down, around our bodies, adding pivots and pops and drops. We will begin to approach our hoop as it is our charcoal pencil and we are drawing lines and shapes with our hoops through space. Tracing the biggest to the smallest circles, isolating the beat and moving to music in a unique mind-visual experience!
This workshop is geared for beginner hoop dancers but all levels are encouraged to attend.
GroovinMegzz is a multiple prop performance artist who works towards inspiring others to shine from within. Through dance, movement, fitness and nutrition. She has been hoop dancing for over 9 years and the hoop community holds a very special place in her heart. She’s been fortunate to lead movement workshops all over the country and attend Hoop Camp Retreat for all 7 years of it’s existence. Megz is the founder of The Hooping Body which is about embracing the fact that we are athletes of the plastic circle. It’s a practice that requires time and dedication to our bodies! Her goal is to inspire all Hoop Dancers to work on their physical conditioning outside of the hoop by strengthening and focusing on flexibility and in turn feel the benefits of this inside the hoop.
Partner hooping or “Tandem Hooping” is fun, playful and unlike any other hooping you will ever do! Hooping together is truly special and It is my great pleasure to guide you and a friend towards full partner hoop flow. Please bring a buddy and get ready to feel a new kind of connection and dance flow!
If you have a hoop over 48 inches please bring one. I will have some to play with but the more the merrier!
Anah “Hoopalicious” Reichenbach has spent the last 17 years performing, teaching and generally obsessing on everything hoop. Credited by many as the founder of the modern incarnation of Hoop Dance, she loves nothing more than to incite hoopiness in others and to guide people to full freedom of expression in the hoop. Her earthly benchmarks are too many to mention but you can find them listed on www.hooprevolution.com
Struggling with Leg hooping? Join Hoopalicious for a solid hour of tips, drills and detailed instruction to fast track the awkward leg hooping journey. This class is for you if you have never hooped on the legs, are struggling with it or just want to improve on your technique.
This year at Hoopcamp I am trilled to share a rolls workshop. Focusing primarily on hand rolls and the many variations that can be explored with such a simple and subtle trick. We will play with many combinations and transitions that include, but are not limited to Isolations, cat-eye Isolations and extensions. We will also play with a full contact body rolls as well as the many ways we can interrupt the hoops journey on the body to add extra rotations only to place the hoop back on the body to complete to roll from another location. In my opinion few things feel as good as a clean full body contact roll with a hoop and this technique is something I am trilled to share. We will also touch on a few horizontal body rolls and coin roll variation.
Caterina Suttin is Hoop Dance performer and teacher and she has been touring the USA, Mexico, Asia and Europe since early 2012. She was voted co-female hooper of the year and fire hooper of the year in Hooping.org‘s 2014 Hoopie Awards. Caterina has attended Hoopcamp several times is each time it had been a truly transformational event for her. Caterina has been hooping actively since July 2009 and it has completely changed her life and taken her further then she could have ever imagined.
Caterina Suttin started making jewelry many years before she started hooping and the crossover between her arts is really quite amazing. They are both outlets for the same magic spiral inspired energy. She was first inspired to make jewelry by the Artisans in Mexico and various parts of Central and South America. Starting with beading and macrame, Caterina discovered a love for seeing her work displayed on her friends and family members. In 2003 Caterina was introduced to wire work and to this day she is constantly amazed by how much is possible. It is per passion.
Her intention when wrapping stones is to enhance their natural beauty, allowing their textures, colors and shapes to guide their transformation into wearable art. With every piece she creates, she discovered new ways of creating ornate patterns with wire, while allowing herself to continuously be inspired by many different cultures, arts and types of jewelry from all over the world.