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HoopDANCE in Wicker Park

Hooping is as much dancing as it is tricks & technique. When we hoop, it is as with a partner, we engage in a dance with our own body and our beloved circle. In this dance arises a greater physical awareness of body, surrounding space, & the internal kinetic spiral impetus. Flow brings us to a meditative dance state where we tap into our greater self in exactly the way we need to.

Join Andrea, aka Gaea Lady, of Chicago Hoop Dance and Solaire to explore and develop your own HoopDANCE this summer focusing on integrating hoop and dance techniques with personal movement patterns. Refine that which you already know, and reengage to master new skills across the board. 

Saturday August 22nd 10:30-12pm

we will explore:
-engagement of core with the hoop
-moving mindfully through space
-grounding and positions of feet
-body alignment
-building physical strength
-creating personal flow of movement 
-developing your own style
-setting intention for practice
-learn & refine basic skills: 
---waist, chest, and leg hooping
---vortex, lasso, and isolation
---flowers, paddles, and weaves
---tosses, rolls, and twists

Bring your favorite hoop, or we'll have some for you to use too! We'll meet in lovely Wicker Park 10 minutes before class times across from the Field House & Fountain. Look for hoops!

Reserve your space by paypalling Andrea $15 directly at

Andrea's Bio:

Teacher, Co-conspirator
Andrea has been dancing since she was 3 years old, and has continued ever since. A mover by nature, she sees her body as her instrument to express herself. Studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern, flamenco, bellydance, fire dancing, and hoop (to name a few), her style tends toward a graceful and energetic mix of all she's studied in the past. Andrea has been teaching dance for 14 years and hoop dance for 4. She currently performs professionally as a solo artist “Gaea Lady” with The Naughty Little Cabaret, Untitled, The Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Pyrotechniq, Solaire, and Chicago Hoop Dance.

Special abilities: dancing, bellydancing, choreography.
Favorite hoop: 32 inch polypro with 2 layers of blue holographic tape.

Earlier Event: August 14
The Vertical Sideshow
Later Event: August 23
Burning Man