The Hoop Dream Retreat Instructors

The Hoop Dream Retreat

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.

Alexis Collier

Dizzy Dynamic

   

Alexis Collier aka Dizzy Dynamic is a versatile and creative hoop dancer, performer, and teacher based out of Chicago, IL.  She first picked up a plastic circle 4 years ago, and right away she knew she was changed forever.

Aspiring to inspire, Alexis has set the bar with her unique style and dynamic combinations. This helped her achieve Female Hooper of the Year 2016 & Instructor of the Year 2017 by Hooping.org.

From performing to large scale music festivals across the country, corporate gigs, teaching workshops and classes, music videos, and international retreats, Alexis finds her true passion and happiness within sharing her knowledge with others and helping the hoop community expand and grow!

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

Bali Hoop Dreamin: Dizzy Dynamic

 

Ninja Flick Hoop Tutorial

 

Deep Down Below - ft Drip by Heather

 

Babz Robinson

The One and Only

   

One of the hoop world’s most prolific creators of original hoop dance trick tutorials Babz Robinson, Canadian native has been raising the bar and innovating modern hoop dance since 2003!

Her comprehensive tutorials and passion for sharing knowledge have earned her multiple Hoopies awards for Instructor of the Year, Tutorial of the Year, the Hooper Hall of fame award and Canadian Hooper of the year.

When not found exploring the mountains surrounding her home she can be found teaching at the worlds foremost hoop dance retreats and festivals. Rarely seen without a smile on her face this exuberant woman lives to empower people in their hoops and in their lives. She loves you already!

Sweet Jesus!!! What a liberating and amazing workshop with Babz Robinson this weekend. I feel like a new woman; inspired like never before, in more ways than just hooping. Thanks for your infectious bad ass energy Babz, please come back to Austin, we love you so much!!!

Jenna Love

Babz Robinson Bad Ass Hoop Dance!

 

Horizontal Cats Eye Tutorial With Babz or Linear Isolation

 

Babz Robinson Rocking the hoopdance in Australia!

 

Deanne Love

Hooplovers

   

Deanne Love has launched a global revolution inside the hula hoop. Hoopers around the planet tune in daily to learn from Deanne’s fresh and passionately positive style of hoop dance instruction. The one time primary school teacher and creative founder of Hooplovers.tv shares high energy live and online classes, workshops and hoop teacher education.

She currently supports 150 Hoop Love Coaches around the world to build their own hoop businesses and community and shares weekly hoop dance tutorials with millions of viewers via YouTube.Strong in the art of streamlined instruction and intuitive facilitation, Deanne turns up the volume on the “feel-good-factor” as a focus of success for all level of hooper.

She shares hoop dance as a delicious hot pot of tricks, transitions and technique. Harnessing both the flavours of individual style and collective energy, Deanne supports group diversity and the exploration of unique hoop stardom in all of her facilitation.
hooplovers.tv

Freestyle Hoop Dance

 

LED Twin Hooping: Into the Light

 

15 Hula Hoop Tricks Your Body Will Love

 

Emma Kenna

Hooping Mad

   

Emma discovered hooping in 2007 while she doing her PhD.  She hung up her lab coat in 2010 and took the leap into full time hooping. She has never looked back!Emma is a hugely experienced teacher and is known internationally as a master of wedgies and twin hoops.

A key player in the growth of the outstanding Bristol Hoop community, Emma has since had the opportunity to learn from and play with some of the world’s leading hoopers during her travels around the world. Emma’s combination of high technical expertise, extensive teaching experience, enthusiasm for sharing and love of laughter make her the perfect addition to the Hoop Dream Retreat teaching team.

 

Emma will be running TWEEK (Twins Week Intensive with Emma Kenna) the week following the Hoop Dream Retreat. We’d love to see some Dreamers joining us at TWEEK!

tweek.hoopingmad.co.uk

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.

Hula Hoop Tutorial: Coin Flip Reversal

 

A Plastic Circle Changed My Life : 8 year Hoopiversery

 

Fountain Hoop Tutorial - Twin Hoop Tutorial

 

Geoffrey Szuszkiewicz 

@gszus911

   

Geoffrey Szuszkiewicz (instagram: @gszus911) is a globe trotting, driven and passionate hooper who has been body rocking inside the hoop for 11+ years, performing, teaching and attending conventions on 5 continents.

He has studied and practiced the art of hoop dance diligently through self exploration and continual learning. In addition, he supplements his knowledge of the hoop by studying dance styles ranging from hip hop, vogue, jazz, and contemporary.

He enjoys mixing movement styles from various backgrounds to transform them into something new. His hoop explorations focus heavily on dance and integrating hoop moves into our dance style.

Geoffrey Hoop Performance at Catch the Ring Convention

 

Geoffrey hooping to Moderat

 

Geoffrey's Hoop Flow at Piknic Electronik Lisboa

 

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!

Lila Chupa-Hoops Demo Reel

Hoopdance Demo in 4K

Lila's Wedgie Trick

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! www.thehulahoopinstitute.com

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

Hoopdance: Bali Style

 

Barrel Roll Isolation Tutorial

 

Two Handed Hinge Transition Tutorial

 

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! www.hooptownhotties.com

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

Morgan Jenkins | Hoop Demo Reel

 

FLOWMANCE

 

Bang Bang HoopDance

 

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

Pixies at play in Indonesia

 

Clowning in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

 

Subtle Discoveries

 

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

Performance Promo

 

Rooftop Hooping!

 

CityScapes and Breaks

 

Let’s Socialize!

 

YouTube Channel of Hoop Joy

Free Hula Hoop Tutorials!

Let's Be Facebook Friends

Epic Hoopy Goodness