Exploring & Hula Hooping Wicker Park

with AnaHoops

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Fitness & Wellness

Event Overview

Starting off, we’ll meet at OuterSpace Studios—a quaint dance space located directly in the heart of Wicker Park and a short walk from several of the city’s most reputable craft coffee spots.  Once we’re all acquainted and sufficiently caffeinated we will then delve into an intro to hula hooping! This lesson is tailored for beginner to intermediate skill levels. I will provide weighted hoops that are slower and easier to control then once things pick up we’ll switch to lighter hoops and practice various arm sequences.  Most of our time will be spent learning fundamental techniques with intermittent pockets of time to try out some advanced moves or explore random ideas like spinning multiple hoops at the same time!  All the moves we practice will eventually come together in a one minute choreography and we’ll wrap up with a little recording session to document what we’ve learned.

What's Provided

Hula Hoops, Bluetooth Speaker, Picnic Blanket

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I grew up in Chicago and studied interior architecture and design at Columbia College. I can nerd out about places and spaces but hula hooping will always be my first love. I've been practicing for eight years and teaching for the past three but what I enjoy most is noticing the many different ways hula hooping fosters movement, dance and personal expression.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Megan G.
    Reviewed on 09/08/19

    What a great afternoon! We were in the park and had a great experience learning to hoop. I had no idea what to expect, but it was a blast!

    What a great afternoon! We were in the park and had a great experience learning to hoop. I had no idea what to expect, but it was a blast!

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    Melissa W.
    Reviewed on 08/04/19

    Ana was so much fun while making something I had never done before feel really accessible. As someone who's not terribly coordinated, I actually made real progress--learned the coolest tricks!--over two hours, and she even choreographed a slick routine and gave me a handmade book at the end. She's so free and easygoing but clearly a master of her craft, and I'll never look at a hoola hoop without a certain amount of awe again. A totally positive way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

    Ana was so much fun while making something I had never done before feel really accessible. As someone who's not terribly coordinated, I actually made real progress--learned the coolest tricks!--over two hours, and she even choreographed a slick routine and gave me a handmade book at the end. She's so free and easygoing but clearly a master of her craft, and I'll never look at a hoola hoop without a certain amount of awe again. A totally positive way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

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    Shaindy R.
    Reviewed on 05/26/19

    I had such an excellent day learning to hoop with Ana! She’s incredibly knowledgable in her skill while making it completely approachable for a beginner like myself. I really wasn’t sure id be able to do any “real moves” but I learned how to do isolations, cowgirl lasso, and different arm variations. She brought music, and once I got some moves down it felt so good to flow and move with the music. Its actually a really good exercise for the mind regarding coordination, and it felt really good to open up my body in that way. Im really excited to get/make a hoop for myself. Ana even gave me a little booklet (that she made) breaking down different moves as well as some really helpful links for hoops and online tutorials. Such a nice touch. Thank you Ana :)

    I had such an excellent day learning to hoop with Ana! She’s incredibly knowledgable in her skill while making it completely approachable for a beginner like myself. I really wasn’t sure id be able to do any “real moves” but I learned how to do isolations, cowgirl lasso, and different arm variations. She brought music, and once I got some moves down it felt so good to flow and move with the music. Its actually a really good exercise for the mind regarding coordination, and it felt really good to open up my body in that way. Im really excited to get/make a hoop for myself. Ana even gave me a little booklet (that she made) breaking down different moves as well as some really helpful links for hoops and online tutorials. Such a nice touch. Thank you Ana :)

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