Matt Porretta: Facilitated Skill Share

A Few of My Favorite Things / Facilitated Skill Share
Single Hoop:

I will create a few combinations prior to our gathering and at the beginning of this Intensive the class will vote to select their most preferred to least preferred. Starting with the most we will break down the movements and get the whole class moving in unison to their favorite combination. After working with a combination of movements to stimulate some ideas, we will collaborate as a class to create a unique movement combination which we all have some influence on. Going around to each individual in the class we will build upon what our classmates have laid down as a foundation. The goal here is to open the floor to students to actively engage in creating new combinations with some influences of themselves to feel comfortable with. Not only will we walk away from this intensive with new ideas but also hopefully open ourselves up to interacting with our fellow Hoop-Camp attendees for the remainder of the event.


From sharing a hoop with 5 friends at Rowan University in South Jersey, to taking the stage at Electric Forest & Hoop Camp in 2013 Matthew Porretta’s journey has always been rooted in the community. In 2014 he attended and taught at several different flow-events and come the spring of 2015 he will be graduating from Rowan University and looking to start a new chapter. Driven by a love for not only teaching, but learning and sharing experiences, Matt is incredibly excited to return to Hoop Camp for a 3rd year and welcome everyone to the new space.


Stefan Pildes: The Hoop is a Powerful Tool

The hoop is a tool, a very powerful tool. One that can show and make us into our ideal, most radiant version of ourselves.

By offering a means of personal transformation, meditation and physical practice the hoop transformed Stefan Spins into a performer, a teacher, a maker, a community leader.

How has the hoop changed you? Lets have a discussion about the transformative power of this very simple tool and how we can continue to develop into our highest self.


Since 2000, Stefan has been the nexus for all hooping activity in New York City. He has taken the hoop to new heights with his creation: GrooveHoopsâ„¢. Stefan’s unique hoop style and clown training, creates a pleasure for audiences of any age. For the past 15 years, Stefan has taught the GrooveHoops curriculum at events, parties, festivals and gatherings all over the world

Evan Davis: Double Hoops, Single Jazz Hand

Double Hoops, Single Jazz Hand:

Will be a twin hooping workshop focusing on keeping body movement while working on technical movements with two hoops in one hand. We’ll start the workshop by establishing a framework in which we can explore movements of two hoops in one hand. Focusing on different grips, we’ll lead through the different positions we’ll most commonly find ourselves in with two hoops in one hand. After running through techniques such as infinity switches, static grip changes, and one hand hybrids, we’ll start exploring how the rest of our body’s movement affects the illusions on our hoop hand. Workshop will finish up with a group exercise to explore dramatic movements such as jump-throughs and getting to the ground.


New Yorker based in Boulder, Colorado, Evan Davis has been teaching and performing hoop and general prop manipulation since 2011. Having started with poi, he quickly developed a passion for double and off-body multiples with hoops. Sticking with the poi background, he brings that knowledge of technical spinning into his teaching style. Past taught events include Return 2 Roots, Flowstorm, The Spin Summit, Florida Flow Fest, and Wildfire, as well as local hoop workshops in NYC and workshop events at the Boulder Circus Center. Evan is very excited to make his first teaching venture to the west coast to join the presenters of Hoopcamp 2015!

Hoopcamp News- 2015 Presenter Line Up, Packages and MORE!

As we turn over a new leaf and enter into new endeavors, adventures and possibilities for our coming year, we face with renewed vision and focus our dreams and aspirations for 2015. It’s time to shed the limitations and embrace the full circle of our power to manifest that which makes us feel our BEST because when we truthfully know and feel that we are exemplifying our most grounded and highest self, others are inspired by the magic we radiate. How then can we polish our ‘shine’ to its biggest and brightest eminence?
All the glitter, LED lights and sparkle tape are just a small part of this shine that comes most powerfully through BELIEVING!

We here at Hoopcamp Headquarters have been believing, polishing and keeping the dream alive. We are beyond excited to announce the first round confirmation of our **CLASSIEST LINE-UP** yet of **WORLD FAMOUS HOOP DANCE PROFESSIONALS!** at our new DREAM LOCATION in the Redwoods for Hoopcamp 2015.

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