Baxter: Hoopcamp 2017 Instructor

Baxter: Hoopcamp 2017 Instructor

Baxter Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Baxter: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Baxter (Website, FB, YouTube & @hooppatherbaxter) has been hooping since 2001. In 2004, he was featured in The Hooping Life documentary. At home in North Carolina, Baxter began teaching a local hoop class in 2005. From those weekly classes, he developed a hoop dance curriculum called “The HoopPath”. Since 2006 The HoopPath way of hoop dance has been taught all over the US, Canada, the UK, and some parts of Europe. In addition to his traveling teaching, Baxter threw his own national hoop dance retreat in North Carolina every June for 10 years. The HoopPath curriculum emphasizes and encourages self-exploration and self-expression combined with full body awareness and movement.

After 12 years of teaching hoop dance as a career, Baxter is retiring from being a traveling hoop teacher so we’re super excited to have him with us at Hoopcamp this year. Although, he will still be hooping everyday and teaching locally, Baxter plans to pursue other artistic and career interests after this year and to spend more time at home.

The Big Spin In

I am so honored to say that this will be my 8th time opening Hoop Camp! Long ago, we realized that a great way to bring everyone together on the same vibe was to have an opening in which everyone could hoop together. For this year’s Opening, I’ll lead us through some of my favorite HoopPath exercises and concepts for helping people find their confidence and authenticity. I’ll loosely guide you as you get your groove on to fresh music across many different genres too. This will be fun!

LED Hooper Night Hike with Astral Hoops

LED Hooper Night Hike with Astral Hoops

LED Hooper Night HikeRemember those amazing LED Hooper Night Hikes of Hoopcamp’s past? We all gathered together with our LED hoops shining brightly in the night and followed Merlin through the forest to the beautiful stupas at our old location, Pema Osel Ling. This year the LED Hooper Night Hike returns and our good friends at Astral Hoops will be leading the way. We’ll be making our way over the river and through the woods at Camp Campbell up to The Wishing Tree where we’ll be spinning up something magical together. If you haven’t experienced the night hike before this video from the one in 2010 will give you a pretty good idea.

Morgan Jenkins: Hoopcamp 2017 Instructor

Morgan Jenkins: Hoopcamp 2017 Instructor

Morgan Jenkins: Hoopcamp 2017 Instructor

Morgan Jenkins: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Morgan Jenkins (MissMojangles.com, Facebook, YouTube & @missmojangles) is a Los Angeles-based hoop performer and international hooping instructor. She’s scored solo Hoopie Awards for Hooper of the Year USA (2017) & Hooping Performance of the Year (2016). The creator of Hooptown Hotties has also earned others with the troupe for Hooping Video of the Year (2016) and Hooping Performance Group of the Year (2016) too. Known for her sassy Hoopography performances and for her hooping videos, Morgan came back to win the Hooping Video of the Year (2017) again this year for Despondence with Lee Jeffries. Morgan loves teaching others how to express their personality & creativity through hoop dance and is excited to be teaching again at Hoopcamp this year.

Hoopography: Learn a Hoop Routine!

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!

Jennifer Dennehy: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Jennifer Dennehy: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Jennifer Dennehy

Jennifer Dennehy: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Born in Buffalo, New York, USA, Jennifer Dennehy (Website, FB, YouTube & @jdennehy_dancer) began her dance training at the age of 3. Trained in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, African, hip-hop, hoop and creative dance, she Holds a BA in Psychology from Mercyhurst University and trained in Creative Dance @ LUNA Dance’s Summer Institute in Berkeley, California. Currently, Jennifer dances with Dafmark Dance Company, teaches 15 weekly hoop classes in Erie, Pennsylvania, and is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Teaching Artist. Her latest endeavors include integrating creative dance practices into hoop dance, choreographing for dance companies/hoop troops, training in Cyr Wheel and teaching PA Standards Based curriculum (math, science, writing) through hoop dance and creative dance in schools. Additionally, Jennifer was awarded the 2015 Bruce Morton Wright Artist of the Year by Erie Arts & Culture and also received two Top Hat Awards, 2015 Outstanding HoopDance Choreographer and 2015 Modern Contemporary Hoopdance Fusion.

Hoop Dance Composition

We’ll utilize the elements of Dance; Space (Place, Size, Level, Focus, Pathway, Direction), Time (tempo, duration, rhythm, meter, accent), Energy (Flow, Weight, Quality), Relationship, Body Awareness, and Movement (locomotor & non-locomotor) to construct our own unique hoop dances. Participants can choose to work in small groups or alone utilizing specially developed worksheets to guide us through the choreographic process. Each worksheet targets creating a hoop dance developed around one particular element of dance. After each group creates their dance they present what they have created to the other participants and receive constructive feedback to develop their dance even further. If time allows each group can modify their dance taking the constructive feedback into account and perform again.

Dance Technique Meets Hooping

As a trained dancer with over 29 years in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, african, hip-hop, and creative dance, Jennifer specializes in infusing dance techniques (turns, jumps, footwork, floorwork) with hooping. In this workshop you’ll learn various dance techniques, then we’ll look at what hoop techniques pair with them while encouraging participants to explore finding their own unique way to pair their preferred hooping style with newly learned dance techniques. At the end participants will learn a movement sequence incorporating these dance techniques together.

Anah Hoopalicious Reichenbach: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Anah Hoopalicious Reichenbach: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Anah Hoopalicious Reichenbach: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Anah Hoopalicious Reichenbach: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017

Anah “Hoopalicious” Reichenbach Anah Reichenbach (FB, YouTube & @therealhoopalicious) has spent the last 20 years performing, teaching and generally obsessing over 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. Born from her commitment to spreading this art form and her love of the planet, Anah founded Hoop Revolution, created the first ever Eco sustainable hoop, and designed the Hoop Revolution Teacher Training Program and the instructional DVD, “Hoop Revolution’s Core Foundation” which became the basis of most hoop dance instruction around the world. With numerous Hoopie Awards to her credit including Instructor of the Year (2009), Anah became the first hooper ever to win the Hooper Hall of Fame award. She teaches workshops around the world and weekly classes in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Bad Ass Body Rocking Hoop Dance

Body Rocking is a hoop dance style defined by an emphasis on mostly on the body hoop DANCE with off body (and on) tricks as punctuation. Are you tired of having to break the hoop or turn in order to keep your hoop in rotation on your body? Want to have more control on body so you can truly let go and dance? Struggling to find flow between on and off body? Come find out what body rocking hoop dance flow is all about! In this workshop you will up level your on body skills and learn some bad ass new tricks to make it all that much sweeter. Open to all levels!

Tandem Hooping with Hoopalicious!

Tandem Hooping is hoop dance with 2 people both inside one larger hoop. It’s playful, energizing and unique. Finding flow in your own hoop is amazing. Finding flow with another person in the hoop with you is nothing short of life changing! Movements covered are back to back, “spooning”, cha-cha, spins, shoulder hooping and angles. Bring your best flowmie or by yourself and be paired up with your new best flowmie. If you have a hoop 45 inches or larger please bring it! I will have a handful to play with, but more is always better.