EVENTS 2018-05-15T00:27:32+00:00

MANCHESTER HOOP CONGRESS

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Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March 2018

hosted by HoopSpin.

Ok we are officially SOLD OUT:  Email hoopspin@hotmail.co.uk with your name AND NUMBER to go on the waiting list. It’s the only way.

We have confirmed dates and venue are so excited to see you all again in Manchester in March for our 9th year! This 2 day event will focus on expanding your skills by adding new moves to your trickbase and new techniques to improve flow and movement with the hoop.

Saturday night will offer you the opportunity to show off your skills hooping or otherwise at the informal Manchester Showcase (Performances welcomed but not compulsory). Followed by an LED ball/jam.

PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED This is to allow quality teaching and space in workshops.

Ok we are officially SOLD OUT: Do not despair. We ALWAYS always have people who don’t make final payment or who get sick and can’t come. We have gotten as far as the 15th person on the waiting list before so it’s worth putting your name down. Email hoopspin@hotmail.co.uk with your name AND NUMBER to go on the waiting list. It’s the only way. Emails without numbers will be cheerfully ignored as will messages via facebook/carrier pigeon or any other way. So so excited xx

PAYMENT:

We are holding the same prices as last year. YAY.  So the full ticket bought straight away is £95 and includes all workshops  Saturday and Sunday, the show and the LED Ball. If you can’t manage that right now then pay a £25 deposit and £75 before Feb 1st. If you want to just come to the show tickets are £5!

NB: A paypal account is NOT necessary to make payment. If you wish to pay by credit/debit card please click the button and choose the pay by credit/debit card option.

FULL TICKET: £95
SOLD OUT
DEPOSIT: £25
SOLD OUT
FINAL PAYMENT £75
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SHOW/LED BALL TICKET: £5
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Teachers & Workshops

 

 

Geoffrey Szuszkiewicz

Geoffrey Szuszkiewicz originates from Canada but is based in Berlin currently. He has been body-rocking inside the hoop for 11+ years and performing, teaching and attending conventions on both sides of the Atlantic. He studies and practices the art of hoop dance diligently, both through self exploration and continual learning. He enjoys mixing movement styles from various backgrounds to transform them into something new. His hoop explorations focus heavily on dance and integrating hoop moves into our dance flow. Expect to play with negative spaces, different rhythms and engaging every part of our bodies in this exploration.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

This workshop will cover many dance aspects to hoop dance. We will do a lot of body rocking on the core, with a focus on waist, shoulders and head hooping, different arm positions and playing with negative space around the hoop. I will also include some tips and movements for continuous stalls and a couple exercises on one shoulder hooping and I will even throw in a bit of vogue dance into the mix. If you’re a well-versed body rocker I have added challenges to push your flow even further. Finally, there will be a section for this workshop that will include off body elbow hooping. It’s this double elbow vertical style of hooping unique to my flow, and is super fun and addictive to play with

Gail O’Brien – HoopSpin

 

Gail O’Brien has taught and performed in a global capacity for the last 8 years. Winning Instructor of the year awards from Hooping.org and Flow arts Institute in 2015 and performing at many international festivals, corporate events and cabarets including EJC gala show in 2014.

Gail has trained at Greentop Circus SchoolBelfast Circus School and with top level professional teachers around the world. She is a dynamic contemporary hoop performer. She uses her background in physiotherapy to break down movement patterns giving her a unique edge in teaching workshops and classes.

Gail is proud to be an ambassador for Hoopologie and has been making and supplying hoops to the UK and Europe since she started hooping 8 years ago. We are especially excited to launch our range of coloured polypro tubing in Europe.

 Nick Broyd

A highly acclaimed, award winning hula hoop instructor and performer from Bristol, UK
Nick teaches and performs hoop from his homebase of Bristol, UK.
Teaching from beginner to advanced he’s got something for you. Whether its a weekly class, an in depth workshop; something for children, your workplace or a party, Nick’s passion and knowledge of hooping will get you in a spin!
Spin, Create and Play!

Rachel Symone

Symoné is a professional hula hoop performer and instructor, cabaret artist, choreographer, and rollarskater.  She currently holds a Guinness World Record with The Majorettes for ‘most hoops spun simultaneously as a group’, she can spin 40 hoops on her body at once! With an attitude equally sass as it is fierce, she combines circus style hooping with dance. Reknown for integrating the art of voguing in dancehall. In the past she has had the opportunity to work with Sun Ra’s Arkestra, Rookie Magazine, Jon Hopkins, Kensington Palace, Dell, La Soirée,and many more.

 

Sky Flow Artist

Sky Flow Artist is a professional hula hoop performer and instructor born in Brighton, UK. Starting ballet at the age of 4, Sky has been performing on stage for most of her life. As a rhythmic gymnast she was in the National Team, won numerous medals at the British Championships and competed for Great Britain abroad. As a hula hoop artist she now combines elements of rhythmic gymnastics and dance with traditional circus hooping, adding her own tricks and creativity as much as possible. Last year Sky won the title ‘European Hooper of the Year’ and this year was nominated as ‘Female Hooper of the Year (Worldwide)’. Sky is passionate about sharing her hoop skills with others and has taught at some of Europe’s most renowned conventions.

PAYMENT:

We are holding the same prices as last year. YAY.  So the full ticket bought straight away is £95 and includes all workshops  Saturday and Sunday, the show and the LED Ball. If you can’t manage that right now then pay a £25 deposit and £75 before Feb 1st. If you want to just come to the show tickets are £5!

FULL PAYMENT: £95
SOLD OUT

DEPOSIT:£25
SOLD OUT

PLEASE ONLY MAKE FINAL PAYMENT IF YOU PAID YOUR DEPOSIT ALREADY

FINAL PAYMENT: £75 
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NB: A paypal account is NOT necessary to make payment. If you wish to pay by credit/debit card please click the button and choose the pay by credit/debit card option.

Ball/Show tickets ARE included in the ticket price. Yay

Tickets for only Show and LED Ball/Hoop Jam – bring your friends and family (over 16’s)

Saturday 3rd March. 7.15 – 11.00pm – £5

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For further info contact hoopspin@hotmail.co.uk[

 

 

VENUE LOCATION

This year Manchester Hoop Congress will be running at Parrs Wood Sport Centre.

Parrs Wood Sports Centre
Parrs Wood High School
Wilmslow Road
East Didsbury
Manchester
M20 5PG

The venue is close to a large supermarket and several Restaurants.

 

 

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ACCOMODATION

If people would like to connect for room sharing please see the Facebook group – Manchester Hoop Congress

 

If people are coming from Manchester and feel they could host out of towners please post on the Manchester Hoop Congress Facebook group

TRAVEL

The venue benefits from being less than 5 minutes walk from East Didsbury Train station which is easily reached from Manchester Picadilly Station.

There are also several buses direct from Manchester City Centre and Oxford Road Station

There’s a tram now tooooo.

 

Tickets

£95/100 includes workshops on Saturday and Sunday and Showcase and LED HoopJam Saturday night.

Accomodation and food are not included.

Ticket sales are limited to allow for quality teaching and space.

This is an over 16’s event

 

Cancellation Policy.

Tickets will be refunded minus a £25 administration fee up to Thursday 1st February after which no refunds will be issued. Tickets are to ONLY be resold via the waiting list.

For further information contact hoopspin@hotmail.co.uk

 

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