Hoop

Improver Hoop

/ with Lydia Lara (2018)

This class is for anyone who has been training on any aerial apparatus at least two hours per week for the last six months. We will work on proper form and technique to build strength and flexibility, and help your hoop practice. We will learn poses, skills, transitions, and spinning technique. We will have a chance to begin linking skills to create phrases and sequences. You must be able to invert under the bar to a stag (one leg in front/one leg behind), invert tuck under the bar, and climb on to sitting safely.

If possible: bring your yoga blocks, yoga strap, and any other tools you use to work on flexibility. Tip: condition your hands prior to the festival!! Remember you will be training on this metal apparatus every day for a whole week.


Skilled Hoop Technique

/ with Lydia Lara (2018)

This class is for students that have an existing confident hoop practice, one to two years of aerial experience, and meet the requirements listed below. We will learn challenging phrases including skills under the bar, mounts, ways of moving your body through and around the hoop as well as ways of making the hoop go around you, we will explore dynamic movement, drops, and shapes in all directions, different spinning techniques, orbits, and beats. This class is designed in choreographic spinning sequences with some static variations.

Please supply a video demonstrating safely and cleanly the following skills:

  • Straddle up with straight legs
  • Pull up, pull over, from straight arms (no jumping)
  • Single knee hang
  • Splits or within 4” from the ground
  • Backbend
  • Your favorite technique/skill move on hoop
  • Your favorite phrase on hoop

Advanced Hoop Technique

/ with Aisling Ní Cheallaigh (2018)

This class will explore in beautiful, excruciating detail the art of spiral movement and the practise of spinning like an absolute maniac. (Ginger and other antiemetics at the ready please!) We will also look at some basic dynamic movement and see if there is a crossover between the airtime found in dynamic movement and the light moments in a spin. The class will have both technical elements and creative ones with students encouraged to find their own way of moving the choreography.

Sorry, no exceptions, I need CORRECT lines and technique before you take this class. Video submission will be required through the booking system.

  • The ability to get into the hoop in an elegant or efficient manner when spinning fast
  • Flares (any type)
  • Pullover from a dead hang
  • Splits (useful but no absolutely essential)
  • A confident, developed understanding of aerial hoop vocabulary and a thorough, existing practice on the apparatus.
  • Familiarity with dynamic vocabulary (please show long arm beats in your video)
  • No puking please

To see some of Aisling’s work before signing up have a look at her instagram @aislingcheallaigh


Improver Hoop

/ with Ilona Jäntti (2018)

This class is for anyone who has been training on any aerial apparatus at least two hours per week for the last six months. We will work on individual technical elements and short sequences. The participants must be able to invert under the bar to a stag, invert tuck under the bar and climb on to sitting safely. Please condition your hands prior to the festival and be prepared to spin.


Skilled Hoop Technique

/ with Ilona Jäntti (2018)

This class is for students that have an existing confident hoop practice, one to two years of aerial experience (minimum once a week), and meet the requirements listed below. We will work on individual technical elements as well as learn sequences that include skills under the bar, mounts, ways of moving your body through the hoop and dynamic movements. Each day some time will be dedicated for spinning.

(If you are not comfortable with spinning please state this in your video.)

Please supply a video demonstrating safely and cleanly the following skills:

  • Straddle up with straight legs
  • Pull up, pull over, from straight arms
  • Single knee hang
  • One arm hang
  • Your favourite sequence on hoop (4 elements or more linked together), please also explain why you like this sequence

Advanced Hoop Technique

/ with Ilona Jäntti (2018)

This class is for aerialists with an existing confident hoop practice. The emphasis of this class will be in connecting technical elements: in the repertoire part the participants will learn sequences and in the creative part they will explore different ways of making their own material.

Please supply a video demonstrating the following skills:

  • The ability to get into the hoop when spinning fast
  • A sequence (3 or more linked elements) in a fast spin
  • A sequence (4 or more linked elements) of dynamic movements in static hoop
  • A sequence (4 or more linked elements) performed in slow motion

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