Join Lynn Spencer-Nelson for a two part intensive. Buy One or Save when you Buy Both. There will be a 15 minute open time between workshops to mingle, jam, chill out, etc.
For online payment and registration, deadline: December 1
To pay by check or cash please contact email@example.com by November 19
Part 1: Aerobic ~ Dance Based Workshop • 2:00 - 2:45
While we explore the techniques we will be working the body. Core hooping focused on using counter current and anti spin to find movement for the body. Hoping the front line will get into some beat skips and figure eights. Thinking and exploring these concepts really increases the body's ability to just dance.
Chi-ing the Hoop - up and down the body.
Time, which is experienced in the space between you and the hoop, is where we are going to play. Finding ways to hit and punctuate in a variety of tempos. You will be want to be able to go slow and think through the movements. I wrote this workshop for Big Hoops no matter your skill level. The OG black tubing...and not that skinny stuff. Bring your polypro if that is what you spin normally, because ultimately what I have written is meant to expand where ever you are right now. But bring those big hoops.
If you have never spun a big hoop before, or not in a while, I have hoops you can borrow. And let me go on to say that no matter what you spin now, an hour in a big hoop to get into these concepts will change the way you move in your little hoops. It may even turn you on to danceability that can only be found in a big hoop. Created for a Dojo style classroom, this workshop will be a challenge for experienced hoopers and perfect for the beginner.
Bring your big hoops and I will have some big hoops to use as well.
Bring Water! Wear comfy footwear.
Transition: 2:45 - 3:00
Space to jam, mingle (socially or hoopwise) , stretch, hydrate or just watch. If you want to purchase or order a hoop this is the time, or at the end of the second workshop.
Part 2: Breaks and Paddles • 3:00 - 3:45
Breaking is when the hoop is halted in its “current” or direction and set into motion in the opposing current.
Paddling is when the hoop receives assistance in its momentum with a push or pinch from inside or outside of the hoop.
There are many ways to do paddles and breaks with many approaches and combinations to explore. First hand and second hand, at am and pm, in current, against current, pinch, inside, outside, dayside, nightside… there are a lot of options. In a Dojo setting we will need to start in the back of the room and jump to the front and then coach the middle of the room. But I have lots of new ideas for people that I would hope to see in the front row. Stance, blocking, movement and again with the counter current and anti spin. It all really opens danceability. These two workshops will work really well together as we will have just gone into some depth in these thoughts finding the body's space for punctuation and now adding paddles and breaks to accentuate even further. Breaks and paddles is another core component, yes. If you do both you might be sore a bit the next day, but the Breaks and Paddles workshop will not be as aerobic as Part 1. We will be concentrating less on our arm movements and sticking to shoulders.
You will want to be able to shoulder hoop comfortably before attending part 2.
Drop ins accepted as space allows: