Hoop / Lyra

Improver/Skilled Hoop

/ with Jenna Ciotta (2022)

This course is ideal for anyone with bar experience (hoop or trapeze) who has focused on shapes, transitions, flow but has shied away from dynamic skills. We will discuss the basics of generating and utilizing momentum from a variety of positions in order to create the potential for safe, consistent release skills and dynamic tricks. We will work progressions for skills such as: elbow circles, pop to back balance, penny drops (knee beat release to standing), and more upon request and based on collective skill level. Not every student will be offered the opportunity to try every skill, but everyone will walk away with a clear, progressive training path towards any of the skills we train.

In the interest of safety, you will not be allowed to participate in this course without the following prerequisites:

  • feel comfortable in single knee hangs on both sides
  • be able to invert under the bar multiple times in a row without tagging feet
  • hang comfortably from one arm for ~10 seconds on each side

Skilled/Advanced Hoop Technique

/ with Jenna Ciotta (2022)

This course is for the accomplished hoop artist who has a great level of comfort on the bar, but isn’t sure how to approach training for large, dynamic skills. We will discuss beat theory and how to generate momentum from various hanging positions, including some less common positions (ankle hang beats, anyone?). We will work progressions for skills such as elbow circles and inlocates, cutaways, casting from bottom bar to top, knee beat half-twist to hand catch, and more upon request and based on collective skill level. Not every student will be offered the opportunity to try every skill, but everyone will walk away with a clear, progressive training path towards any of the skills we train.

In the interest of safety, you will not be allowed to participate in this course without the following prerequisites:

  • have some familiarity with basic beats, including knee beats and beats from hanging
  • be able to invert under the bar with straight arms without tagging feet
  • a minimum of 2 good pullups

Hoop Lab

/ with Aisling Ní Cheallaigh (2022)

I am so delighted to be teaching a lab this year! This class will be a mixture of choreography rep from my own work as well as choreography generation and creation. Together we will explore ways to find and encourage our own movement and pathways in the hoop. This class is for intermediate and advanced students who have a strong hoop practise and are ready to find their own voice and movement style.

Hoop Mentoring

/ with Aisling Ní Cheallaigh (2022)

Do you have an act you would like to create on hoop? Then this is the class for you. Whether you just have the edges of an idea or you are already well on the road to creating your act I would love to dive into your creative world and support you in your creation. This class is for intermediate/advanced students who have a strong hoop practise already but no previous creative experience is required.

This class will require a video to be selected.

Note: There is a limit of one “mentoring” class per person.