Remember 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 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!
Philo Hagen: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017
Philo Hagen (Facebook, YouTube & @philohagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org. He’s been spinning things up online and off since April 2003. Co-Founder of the Bay Area Hoopers and LA Hoopers hoop groups, Philo has performed internationally and won Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. Remaining dedicated to the larger-hoop body-rocking hoop dance style he loves the most, he loves to share his hoop groove with hoopers of all skills, ages and sizes. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Deconstructing Your Hooping Experience
Step into your hoop portal and spin back in time as we roll through the history of the modern hooping movement to a place where hooping can become truly our own unique and special creation. We’ll examine ideas, beliefs, so called rules and assumptions about hooping and how they may or may not relate to us. Then we’ll spin away energies and layers that aren’t working for a more authentic and joy filled hooping experience.
Chest and Shoulder Hooping: For Beginners & Beyond
Ask many hoopers what their nemesis move is these days and many will say it is chest and shoulder hooping. It’s a powerful heart chakra opening rotation that many are struggling with. Bring your largest hoop to class and we’ll create a safe space to collectively unlock the secrets of upper on the body hoop flow, all before we take it next level with a couple fun chest and shoulder hooping tricks.
Courtney Fagras: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017
Courtney Fagras (FB, @mushooproom & YouTube) is a hoop explorer and innovator from the Pacific Northwest. A hoop artist quite possibly of alien descent, Courtney has taught and performed at festivals all over the west coast and beyond. The winner of Hooping Idol season 5, Courtney is known for her wacky stage presence, and inventive style and she continues to push the envelope of hoop dance.
We will be exploring three hoop modalities that can be easily integrated into your flow to create new and innovative tricks. The modalities in this workshop include backspin, folds and coin-flips. I will teach tricks varying from beginner to advanced that utilize these methods, so there is something for everyone. This class is about giving you new concepts to grow your flow instead of just being entirely trick based.
Character Work with Hooping
In this class we will access different characters within ourselves and learn to integrate those characters into your hoop manipulation to create richer and more dynamic performances. This workshop may get silly, sultry, dramatic, or sad, so bring your imagination and lets bring your stage presence to the next level!
Kenya Flowrescente: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017
Kenya Flowrescente (FB, YouTube & @flowrescentekenya) is coming to us from Puebla, Mexico. She fell in love with the power of the circle after finding a way to express herself, feeling her spirit rise. Today she’s known for her hula hoop skills with balance, manipulation, multi-hooping, isolations and flow. As an attendee at Hoopcamp 2014, her performance blew everyone away and we’re excited to have her back this year to share her mad skills. She’s participated in Periplo, Circonvencion Mexicana, Encuentro de Malabares, the Toluca All Star Circus, Puebla Proyecto Balam, Monterrey Summer Hooping, Movimiento Vortex, and Huladiccion and is an illustrator and graphic designer when she’s not spinning up her magic.
Come learn the basic steps for getting good balance with the hula hoop on different parts of the body including the head, front, elbows and hands. Then we’ll work through several balance finding exercises with our hoops while on the floor, as well as explore new forms for a dance sequence with hoop balance. Finally, we’ll look at ways to play with balance with two hula hoops at once.
2 & 3 Hoop Manipulations
Come learn new ways to manipulate two and three hula hoops at once. We’ll learn nice isolations with two hoops, as well as exercises and tricks for to get a good dynamic sequence together combining diferent ways to catch hoops, and play with multihoop isolations and rolls.