The Hoop Dream Retreat 2017 Teachers

 

 

 

The Hoop Dream 2017 Instructors

We have carefully handpicked the most talented, caring and dynamic instructors from around the world to share your hoop dream experience with you!

Our instructors have curated some epic workshops to work on everything from the latest tricks, expanding your flow, hoop dance choreography and much more.

Join us at Hoop Dream Retreat to deepen your practice and learn in person with world-class teachers and connect with international community. The Hoop Dream Retreat is perfect for hoop dancers of all levels – from brand new to amazingly awesome.

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-Morgan Jenkins-

Hooptown Hotties

Morgan is a Los Angeles-based hooper and creator of Hoopography. In 2013, she co-founded the Hooptown Hotties which would go on to win 2 Hoopie awards for 2015’s Troupe of the Year and Video of the Year (Bang Bang), as well as a Top Hat Award for Best Hoop-Art Film (Portal). Morgan, who goes by the stage name Miss Mo’Jangles, raked in a Hoopie for her pop-tech Hoopography with her 2015 Britney Spears Hoopcamp routine, as well as 2 Top Hat Awards, including one for her groundbreaking duet video, FLOWMANCE. In the mainstream, Morgan has performed in music videos for Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Bakermat & Vintage Trouble. She is also know for participating in the Electric Forest Hoop troupe, the EDC Hooping Flash Mob, and the #youcanhoopwithus campaign. Known for her sexy, playful sequences and polished technique, Morgan loves teaching others how to express their personality & positivity through hoop flow!

Learning hoop dance with Morgan Jenkins is like learning to paint with Picasso. She is a visionary and an artist. Her passion and creativity are so inspiring.
When she’s teaching, she pays attention to detail and is so great at giving positive and constructive feedback. I had a private Skype lesson with Morgan right before filming a choreographed, partner hoop routine and her feedback was game-changing. She helped me sculpt my character, gave me pointers for performing on stage, and taught me a couple of sexy tricks. I felt so much more confident with our routine after our lesson. Do not pass up an opportunity to learn from Morgan!

Ellen Phillips

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Videos Of Hula Hoop Joy:

Morgan Jenkins | Hoop Demo Reel

FLOWMANCE

 

Bang Bang HoopDance

-Mishie Hoops-

The Hula Hoop Institute

Mishie is Head Play Professional at The Hula Hoop Institute, leading influencer of hoop dance across South East Asia, and Hoopie award winner of 2016 Hooper of The Year – Asia!
Mishie discovered her inner child and passion for hula hooping while working in a very serious job with one of Australia’s top multinational companies. Nursing a broken heart, she escaped the corporate world in 2013 to chase her hoop dreams to the beautiful paradise island of Bali.
She founded The Hula Hoop Institute, Asia’s largest hoop dance organization and has taught and performed at events and festivals across South East Asia. She has trained with some of the world’s top hoopers across Australia, Asia and Europe. 
As creator of the annual Hoop Dream Retreat she brings world-class instructors and international community together in exotic locations, and is obsessed with creating a beautiful hoop dream come true for you!
As a beginner hooper, it is important for me to learn from someone who is able to communicate clearly without overwhelming me. Mishie broke down moves in a step-by-step way to suit my learning style. She is friendly and approachable and knows that learning how to hoop should primarily be about the fun!
She has the brain and the heart, in a good balance, and I will happily recommend her to anyone looking to deepen their practice.
Vesela K

Journalist, Bulgaria

Videos Of Hula Hoop Joy:

Hoopdance: Bali Style

Barrel Roll Isolation Tutorial

Two Handed Hinge Transition Tutorial

-Emma Kenna-

Hooping Mad

Founder of Hooping Mad, Emma has been obsessed with hooping since summer 2007 while she was writing up her PhD in Immunology.  After completing her PhD, Emma hung up her lab coat and became a full time hooper.  Emma is an experienced teacher and has run regular classes across Europe for the last 5 years. She also teaches worldwide through her online workshops. She has trained with some of the world’s top hoopers and spin artists in Europe, the USA, Australia and Indonesia.

Emma almost single-handedly built the Bristol hoopdance community to the multiple award winning state it is now (Best Hooping Community Hoopie and Revolvie 2012). She is the creator and main coordinator of the SWhoop (South West Hoop Conference), awarded Event of The Year Hoopie 2015. In 2016, Emma was received Hoopie awards Fire Hooper of the Year and Instructor of the Year!

 

Emma is such an incredible teacher. I’ve had the privilege of taking nearly 10 workshops in person and fall in love each time. She makes even the most insanely complicated moves seem so simple to learn for very many learning styles. Emma does exceptionally well at teaching different skill levels in one class and making the material accessible for anyone. She is a joy to hoop with and shares so much information with anyone in her classes. You won’t stop laughing the whole workshop! Just a fun experience all around.

Videos Of Hula Hoop Joy:

Hula hoop featuring Emma Kenna & Astral 'Evoke' Hoops

A Plastic Circle Changed My Life 😛 Emma Kenna 8yr Hoopiversery

Emma Castle Fire Freestyle Trial

-Taylor Duffrin-

Taylor Flows

Taylor Duffrin, also known as Taylor Flows, is a hoop dancer based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Taylor first discovered her love of hooping by stumbling upon a YouTube video of a beautiful hooper named Grace Good. She was so captivated by this art form that she purchased her first polypro hula hoop hours after watching the clip and began her hoop journey in March 2014. Hooping has greatly impacted her life and quickly became a deep passion and outlet for her.

Taylor is forever committed to inspiring people to express themselves through dance and to follow their biggest dreams. A day without hooping is very uncommon for Taylor. She works very hard to incorporate unique combinations and variations of tricks with a fluid dance. Taylor lives to encourage others to be creative with their dance and for others to love what makes their flow unique.     

Since her journey started Taylor has performed with LED and fire hoops at music festivals all over the United States including Suwannee Hulaween and UpNorth Music Festival. Taylor truly loves to share her passion with others and show others how hoop dance can really change lives.

 

Taylor is a natural when it comes to teaching, beginner, or more advanced like herself. she makes things look so easy and has a ‘you can do anything’ attitude. She’s such a positive young woman and such a pleasure to know and learn from.

Danny

Grafton, Wisconsin

Videos Of Hula Hoop Joy:

Rooftop Hooping!

Hooping at Home, Zen Styles.

CityScapes and Breaks

-Lila Chupa-Hoops-

Rendez-v’HOOP France

Lila Chupa-Hoops saw her first hula-hoop 6 years ago in a festival in Europe. Hooping became an addiction very quickly and she started performing and teaching from the beginning of her hoop journey. 

Lila embraces the Hooping Life every single day! Performing her original acts in circus, burlesque festivals, corporate gigs, fire hooping painted as hellboy or spinning in front of vintage cars dressed as a pinup from the 50s! 
But what she loves the most is to share her passion with the community in Paris and worldwide. She leads the French Hoop Convention, Rendez-v’HOOP France and travels Europe to teach her personal hoop combos… wedgies, wraps, onbody, twins… from basic to tech there’s only one step!

 

Videos Of Hula Hoop Joy:

Lila Chupa-Hoops Demo Reel

Hoopdance Demo in 4K

Lila's Wedgie Trick

-Alexis Collier-

Dizzy Dynamic

Alexis Collier a.k.a. Dizzy Dynamic is a hooper based out of Chicago, Illinois.  It was Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Chicago that she first laid eyes on a LED hoop, and needless to say she has never been the same since! She immediately purchased her own, and set sail on her hoop journey, only to find that it would change her world forever.

Aspiring to inspire, Alexis works endlessly to develop a unique style of hoop dance full of hoop tech and flow to share with her community. 3 years later she has performed all over the Chicago land area, teaching workshops, online lessons, appearing in music videos and truly making her dreams a reality.

She was awarded Female Hooper of The Year 2016 by Hooping.org, and was a Hooping Idol Season 5 Finalist. She is an advocate for pursuing your dreams, let’s pursue them together at Hoop Dream Malaysia!

Alexis brings a fun and encouraging energy into her teaching and it was a pleasure to be her student. She can effectively teach anywhere between beginner to advanced hoopers with grace and ease. A pleasure to learn from, a class you don’t want to miss! Taylor Duffrin @taylor_flows

Milwaukee, US

Videos Of Hula Hoop Joy:

Bali Hoop Dreamin: Dizzy Dynamic

Ninja Flick Hoop Tutorial

Deep Down Below - ft Drip by Heather

-Shaheen & Shouniez-

The Fiery Pixies

We are the The Fiery Pixies – husband and wife, 2 playful creatures from South Africa. We began our professional careers in Cape Town 2009 performing with the renowned fire dancing company, Fire Tribe. We are flow artists and fire dancers incorporating circus and theatre into our practice. Our main prop and first love is the hoop, but we play a variety of props which include poi, fans, staff and recently juggling. We love to flow, play and spin around, but most of all, we love teaching others about the joy of hooping by gathering them to dance and play with us. Being pixies, we love to spend our time in nature.

The confines of the city got too much and we decided to fly into the world (with our hoops of course), spreading our love and passion through performing and teaching. Our style has always been rhythmic and coming from Africa, dance has always been the forefront of our flow. We left home in September 2013 and the hoop has taken us on a magical journey throughout South Africa, Mozambique, Europe, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal and India. During our European tour (2014) , we performed at various international festivals. We were chosen from over 100 applicants to be part of the Ozora Festival Circus Team where we worked alongside many talented artists from all over the world. We were blessed to perform with the Magma Fire theatre in the opening ceremony for Ozora 2014 and throughout the festival. Our duo fire hooping act got chosen as one of the top 10 acts of the week to perform in the Ozora FIre Gala.

It was an honour for us to be chosen amongst so many talented artists/performers. A career highlight was performing again with the legendary and late Linda Farkas, The Magma Fire Theatre and Nick Woolsey in the opening ceremony at Psy-Fi Music and Arts festival 2014 We then moved to Bali to train with the Bali Circus. This is where further developed our circus skills in juggling, aerial acrobatics and acro-balance. Bali is also the magical place where our love and relationship began with Michelle and The Hula Hoop Institute. Since then, we’ve been blessed to have taught, performed and shared our passion for the arts in Malaysia, Singapore and recently in India and Nepal with the UK based NGO, Performers without Borders Our mantra is to “Always play and play from your heart”

The Fiery Pixies a.k.a Shouniez and Shaheen Van der Schyff have been an instrumental part of our hoop journey. Their expression of their passion and creativity is evident in both their performances and their teaching. We at Hoop Flow Love have been honoured to experience both and look forward to their return to South Africa to share their wisdom and talent! Sandy (HoopFlowLove)

Cape Town, South Africa

Videos Of Hula Hoop Joy:

Pixies at play in Indonesia

Clowning in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Subtle Discoveries

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