HoopDANCE focuses on integrating dance & movement into the technique of hula hooping. As we unite the body and the circle, we move with the hoop as a partner and less like an object to wield - creating integration, flow, mindfulness, and grace. This dance invokes a greater awareness of our own physical body, the space surrounding us, and the hoop’s impetus to move us in spirals and circularities. Finding flow brings us to a meditative dance state where we tap into the subconscious & connect to our deepest selves and can unlock patterns, incite new creativity, and perhaps even work towards healing just what we need to.
Join Andrea aka Gaea Lady of Chicago Hoop Dance and Pyrotechniq to explore and develop your own HoopDANCE flow in this class integrating hoop techniques with personal movement patterns through exercises, stretching, drilling, and exploration. Refine and remember that which you already know, and/or master new techniques and movements. Tap in to yourself and create your own new way of dancing with the hoop!
-engagement of core with the hoop
-move mindfully through space
-ground/position of feet
-alignment & planes
-build physical strength
-create personal flow & style
-set intention for practice & beyond
-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!
$15/pre-register, $20/cash day of. paypal, venmo, quickpay to firstname.lastname@example.org ($25 for both divine bump & grind AND hoopDANCE if you take both!)
contact Gaea at email@example.com with questions!
@2042 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608