Byron Bay Hoop Festival

Posted: April 5, 2017 by lambentI2e in Events / Gatherings, hoop

Date : 21-22 Apr 2017
Venue : Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

A full day plus two nights of hoop activities and workshops in beautiful Byron Bay, featuring TWO workshops with TWISTED ORBIT, plus YOS WORTH, HELLY HOOPS (Helen War, Melb), HAYLEY HOOPLA (Melb), MISS MOKSHA YOGA and Dance with KAREN MINAMI, a beach party jam session and a free 1920’s swing and circus cabaret night at the Byron Brewery to launch the weekend! Do NOT miss this one, it’s going to be amazing…

Tickets: $95

Bank transfer with ‘your name and Hoop Fest’ to:
Puzzle Dust Circus
BSB. 06 3111
Acct. 1064 9319

The venue is the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale on your left as you are driving in to town. You can’t miss it! There are two caravan parks within 10 mins walk, Discovery Holiday Park and Belongil Fields.

So far on the bill, with more to be announced:

FRIDAY NIGHT: 7pm – late

The Cotton Club – Swing & Circus Cabaret @ The Byron Brewery
(dress to impress: 20’s 30’s 40s, circus, burlesque, cabaret, mobsters, dappers, flappers, gatsby)

SATURDAY: 9am – 5pm: A day of Incredibly Inspiring Workshops


Triple Hoop Shenanigans (Beginner 3 Hoops)
This workshop is for anyone who thinks three hoops is out of their league. We’ll explore some instantly accessible on and off body multi-hooping moves that look beautiful mixed in with
some Native American hoop dance combinations all with 3 hoops. These patterns feel and look great and are wonderfully fun to play. Learn how to transition between them to create new ways of moving with your triple hoops.

Three’s A Charm (Intermediate 3 Hoops)
Three hoops is the next big thing. This workshop covers some cutting edge triple hoop moves. It elegantly mixes accessible moves with satisfyingly challenging ones while also
teaching concepts that will give you plenty to play with for months to come. Plus we will learn some of basics of hoop juggling, including how to start and stop and what exercises to go away and practice.

Yos has been performing and teaching circus in Australia & overseas for 27 yrs and has taught some of the top circus hoopers in Australia from scratch. Yos was a senior trainer with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus for 9 years and has currently teaches hoops at Spaghetti Circus in Mullum. Yos teaches traditional circus hula hooping technique, specifically on body separations. If you want to learn trad hoops moves and clean up your technique while protecting and strengthening your body, this workshop is for you!

Hoop Hop!
Add a hoop to Hip-hop dance moves and whaddaya get? Hoop-Hop! Brought to you by the queen of Hoop-Hop, HoopDogg! Learn fresh Hoop-hop moves that will part dance-floors into battle circles! Learn a funky routine inspired by old-skool 90’s hip hop dance moves, and the freshest Hoop-hop hoop moves!

Head, nose, doubles and quads!
Helly Hoops will be teaching sweet combos with variations, head and nose hooping, and building on doubles to lead into quad tech. No fear! All tricks will be taught in stages for varying experience levels. Everyone will walk away with new moves for flow.

MISS MOKSHA YOGA (Felicity Roberts) –
Yoga Flow Warm Up
Felicity has been studying and practicing a variety of dynamic movement, yoga and massage for over 5 years and gained her yoga teacher qualification in the beginning of 2016. Her focus is on acknowledgment and connection with self both on and off the mat!
She will lead a Vinyasa style yoga class with some extra playful details to warm you up and get you ready for a full day of hooping! This beautiful morning flow class caters for all levels of strength and flexibility.

Dance moves for performers
Dancing has so many benefits for hoopers! It will help you to build up your muscle strength, sense of rhythm, expression and much more. Besides, you will look fabulous dancing fun/cute/sassy choreography between your tricks! Karen Minami will teach you the basic dance techniques and moves to add more variety to your performance skills. You don’t need much dance experience for this workshop. Beginners are totally welcome!

SATURDAY NIGHT – 7pm – late
Beach party & jam
Practice what you have learned, bring hoops, LED and fire toys and let’s jam!

Early Bird Tickets: SOLD OUT
Ticket Price: $95

Bank transfer with ‘your name and Hoop Fest’ to:
Puzzle Dust Circus
BSB. 06 3111
Acct. 1064 9319

For updates, check the Facebook event page.


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