The weeks and days are ticking down .. and we’re getting super excited now we’ve moved to such a lovely venue !
One MEGA weekend dedicated to the timeless art of hooping. With workshops suiting every type of hooper taught by some of London's and the U.K’s finest as well as teachers flying in from abroad..
Before the weekend’s events takes place we are planning:
A FREE BANK HOLIDAY HOLA HAPPENING - Hoop Jam - all Spinners Welcome.. Bring friends, family we’ll bring the music and hoops and we’ll shake our hips... 26th of MAY – London Fields Park, from 11:30 a.m
FRIDAY FIRE HOOP CLASS - SOLD OUT!!!
Learn how to be the hottest hooper in town with some smouldering fire hoop skills! (and how to do it safely!) £15
*** If you missed out on doing the class with us this time then don't worry, we will be doing more over the summer months, so get in touch anyway!
SATURDAY 31st of MAY POP-UP SESSIONS in:
HULAFIT – Bring Your Core to the floor for London’s funnest fitness class – get sweaty, get silly, get spinny for a Pink & Gold themed class with Anna the Hulagan...Book your space www.hulafit.org ! 11:15 am -12:15 pm 1 hour HULAFIT class £7
KIDS HULA BOP ! Boogie-bop time - bring the kids for a session of games, hula tricks and fun, all for only £3 per child ! 2:00 – 3:30 p.m Drop-In Hula Hoop Class for Kids – No Crèche Facility parent or guardian to be in attendance throughout, but that means you can have a hula too !!
All the workshops listed below are part of the LHF Weekend – classes cannot be booked individually, but those listed are included in the full Weekend ticket or the separate Saturday or Sunday day tickets
SATURDAY - Doubles Day because two teachers are better than one
10am-11am – Start the morning with coffee, toast & tea!
1st Class - 11:00 - 12:30 - Henna Matanuska brings a "fierce post-apocalyptic" style to hooping that is totally unique & vibrant - check her performing in Manchester last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaWu26rd6_8
With her partner Sami Babi Heinikoski, they are bringing a duo-circus-hoop class unlike any other you have taken! I first saw them perform together many years ago, and I can only imagine what they are now capable of doing. We'll also be posting some of Henna's photo's, which really are quite spectacular - think Mad Max with a hoop!! Coming all the way from Finland, be sure to hang out with this lovely pair over the weekend !
Lunch - 12:30 - 1:30 – You can bring your own pack lunch or there are lots of places to get food locally !! Don't fill yourselves up though because the next workshop is going to be MEGA!
2nd Class - 1:30 - 3:00 - Chi Chi Revolver & Mimi Teaching a Hoop Dance Exclusive! Chi Chi is a Guinness World Record holder for hula hooping and has studied Circus and Clowning Arts all her life! She began her performance career working with 'Ziz Ziz Kaboom!' Circus at the age of three and since then has performed regularly all over the world! With a body covered in some of the most beautiful tattoos I have ever seen, combined with stunning pin-up looks and a playful, 'child of the circus' attitude, Chi Chi, is, quite simply a spectacularly skilled siren! And, to add a cherry on top of the Chi Chi ice cream, Miriam King, her highly experienced dance teacher Mother will be creating a class exclusively for London Hoop Fest. This will be where you can really learn to fuse hoop with dance from two people utterly dedicated to their craft.
Break 3:00 - 3:30
3rd Class - 3:30 - 5:00 - Livi Hoop Little is a master at making all those areas that are 'hard to get' seem easy peasy! Think shoulders, think elbows, think heads, think flicks...but don't think, just learn from this ray of sunshine and by the end of her workshop you will be shoulder rolling and elbow passing with the best of the rest! She really is tip-top...and currently she is in India teaching for Performers without Borders, so this circus-minstrel will be brimming with bundles of hoop and circus-type knowledge to share with us all !
4th Class – 5:45 – 6:45 – Street Dance Class, Hop-step your way into Saturday night with this workshop ! Not a hula hoop workshop, but part of Anna’s Dance, Hoop Dance plans where she’s aiming to bring a professional dancer to work their wonders with your dancing feet and then leave you to incorporate that into your hooping...
Evening: Performance showcase and a hula shake-down, lights, LED hoops and big beats
Saturday will be winding down around 11 p.m
10am-11am - Start the morning with coffee, toast & tea!
1st Class – 10:15 – 10:45 – HOOP YOGA STRETCH !! Roxie Ridge is back & bringing us a morning wake up call like no other.
2nd Class - 11:00 - 12:30 - Gayle Francis will be teaching us an 'Assortment of Hoop Tricks'! Basically, she knows a lot, and will just dish out trick after trick after trick for you to be inspired by and to take away to perfect and play around with. She lives with Nick Broyd and Steve Bags, and as a trio they are trouble, but man, do they all bounce off each other learn from each other. I first took a Gayle workshop 2 years ago and learnt more in her class than I have done in any other workshop I've ever been to. She is seriously fun, funny and a frickin' good hula hooper...what better way to start the Sunday?
Lunch - 12:30 - 1:30 - Bring your own pack lunch or there are some places to get food locally !!
2nd Class - 1:30 - 3:00 - Bree Kirk-Burnnand - Teaching a glorious Group Choreography Routine. Bree only discovered hoop in 2012, she made herself known to us at the first London Hoop Fest, and now she is a full-time hoop teacher and performer. She was Marawa the Amazing's right-hand hoop lady when she was with the Majorette's, and now she has her own hoop-business in West London. Her class will be about bringing us altogether for a lesson in group choreography, and, at the end, we will be as one, performing her delightful routine of cheeky burlesque-esque cicus hoop-tastic-ness!
Break 3:00 - 3:30
3rd Class - 3:30 - 5:00 - Amy HoopLovin Guerrier teaching Hoop Revelations ! Amy, otherwise known as 'the smiliest hooper on the planet', will be coming to London Hoop Fest with more smiles and more skill than you can shake a hoop at. She is a self-taught multi-hoop wonder. She came to the first London Hoop Fest in 2012, and now, by 2014 is performing for one of the UK's most acclaimed event's agencies. She is certainly an inspiration to have around, and jubilantly joyful about everything! Come and revel and revolve your hoop with Little Miss HoopLovin !
Ticket Prices -
Saturday Day Pass - £65
Sunday Day Pass - £65
Weekend Pass - £100
Weekend Pass + Friday Fire Class £110 (Fire Class Nearly Full)
Tickets available at http://londonhoopfest.bigcartel.com/
Any questions or queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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