Hoop Dance Camp

This camp series is an introduction to hoop dance! The aim is to build a strong foundation of basic movements with hula hoops. From an established base it is easy to incorporate those movements into dance. Throughout the week campers will be taking the tricks they learn each day and adding them together for a choreographed dance. 

Every class will start with stretching (yoga) to prepare our bodies for the rest of the session. Then, campers will warm-up their cores with waist hooping. In each class they cover a few fun tricks and insert them into choreography. 

As with most skills, the more time a camper puts in with their hoop the easier learning becomes. Mastery of these tricks will often take practice outside of class.

The Teacher instructs by demonstration, so the camper will be following step-by-step verbal instructions with visual cues throughout the class. 

This camp does not require any prior experience and plenty of hoops are provided for use.

Make sure to wear comfortable/supportive shoes and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Samantha Yelle

Samantha Yelle

Hoop Dance Instructor

Sammy enjoys making every day a circus day. Beginning her movement and performance journey as a child by persuading the neighbor children to perform in dance based shows she created for their families. In 2007 she picked up a hula hoop and shortly after her life path changed. She started performing the summer of 2008 in the Catskills with a band named Mazmyth. Together they performed in small hole in the wall venues as well as better known places like Gramercy Theater in NYC and Main stage at Bamboozle.

While in college she dove deeper into yoga to improve her body’s capabilities and begin healing herself from a childhood spinal disease. Having spent many years studying yoga under several knowledgeable instructors to help with her own alignment and posture, she began to incorporate much of that into her circus arts teachings. The circus arts changed her life for the best. Which is why she likes to invite anyone who is curious or needs some uplifting to try out a prop.

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