Spring 2012 Workshops!

This spring we're bringing some specialized workshops to you!

 HoopDance WorkshopHoopDance can be a moving meditation, a form of exercise or an expression of joy! Your HoopDance will be as unique as your personality. We will focus on the DANCE of HoopDance, exploring skills, lots of tricks, planes of movement, floor work, partner hooping, the importance of contrasts and the elements that make an exciting choreography with hoops. Suitable for past participants of Hula Hoopla or hoopers with basic skills.
Instructor: Tracey Mantha
Saturday May 5
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Native Sons Hall
register through Courtenay Recreation (250)338-5371

Saturday May 19
1-3:30 p.m.
Black Creek Community Association
register through BCCA (250)337-5190

Known as 'twins', this style of hooping explores the possibilities of using two hoops at once!  We'll use two big body sized hoops and also smaller hand held mini hoops to explore the grips, timing, and spacing behind this exciting skill.  Weaves, jumps, turns, stalls, lifts, separations and floorwork are all covered and easily broken down for quick understanding.  Although knowing how to waist hoop is a bonus, no hooping experience is necessary. Even true beginners will take away a wealth of new skills.  It's also a great shoulder, back and arm strengthener as well as a brain builder! Hoops provided or bring your own favourite set from home.

Saturday May 19
Black Creek Community Association
4-6 p.m.


Community HoopJam ~Winter 2012~

Every Sunday, Island Hula Hoopla, together with Courtenay Recreation, hosts a Community HoopJam.  This non-instructional, everyone welcome, open playtime is a place to practice your stuff, connect with other movers and shakers and get active, Hula Hoopla style.

Admission is as low as they go: just $2.50 drop-in for adults and kids under 10 are free.  Hoops are provided or bring your own favourite spinning toys, and your smiles, too!

The Jam runs Sundays from January 29 to March 18, 2012.  See you in the gym!