We now have all-level online hoop classes for the duration of the COVID pandemic so now you can be anywhere in the world and take weekly classes with Sophie Latreille. Classes are for adult but teens are welcome. The Ottawa Circus School is also offering prop manipulation classes for children online as well.
See www.OttawaCircusSchool.com/hooping for more details on classes.
For the Adult basic level hooping class, no experience necessary! Drop in for your first class in the first half of the session or better yet sign up for the whole progressive session.
Adult Intermediate/advanced level hooping class: If you’ve mastered some hula hoop basic moves, now take your hooping skills to the next level and learn intermediate and advanced moves. Grow your repertoire of tricks in order to allow freedom of movement and personal expression as you move with your hoop. Become more comfortable moving with the hoop and have fun with choreography. Pre-requisite: Being very comfortable hooping on the waist while turning, walking and moving your arms as well as having mastered basic off-body moves.
Kids circus classes (ages 8-14) include instruction in many different circus arts forms including hula hooping as well as juggling, poi, flower-stick, spinning plates, unicycling and acrobatic.
Sign me up! Info on schedule and registration is found here: www.ottawacircusschool.com/hooping
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Ideal clothing is stretchy and non ‘slippery’ such as cotton yoga clothes. For comfort avoid clothing with buttons and zippers. Hoops are provided during class, you can also buy a hoop at class.
Hooping in other cities
Many cities have a hooping community and use a local facebook group to connect with others for classes and jams. We encourage you to find other hoopers in your area or perhaps you might pioneer a group. Hooping.org is an online hooping magazine and a great place for inspiration. There is a wealth of tutorial videos online if you search for them.