When I found out Brecken Rivara was hosting a hoop dancing workshop in Minneapolis, I knew I had to be there. Her hoop dance technique is completely awe-inspiring and incomparable to the conventional hooping we are all used to seeing and doing. After spending 8+ hours soaking up and practicing everything she had to share, I am pretty exausted, but can’t wait to get back out and practice everything I’ve learned. Her insight into hoop dance ignites a whole new world of thinking and will no doubt continue sinking in over time.

Everything she taught was new to me and so many times in both sessions things would just click in my head. Nothing feels better than when you get down a new move, and this weekend was filled with getting down new moves. Even after two solid years of hooping I was baffled at the simplicity of some tiny little things I’ve been missing this whole time. I recommend anybody who loves hooping to take classes from Brecken if they ever get the opportunity.

The weekend was especially spectacular thanks to my new fellow hoopers. They traveled from all over the Midwest and central Minnesota to soak up some precious wisdom. Everybody there was so awesome and nice, it was a lot of fun to meet them all and jam and jelly out together. Hopefully we can all reunite at Central Hoop Arts this August.

Here are a few snapshots of the fun.

Brecken Hoop Workshop
No surprise Brecken is a blur!

Brecken Hoop Dance Class
We missed the opportunity to get a group photo of everybody together, but we did the best we could at the last minute.

Lastly, for those of you who are unfamiliar with Brecken, check this shit out…

Written by Colleen

Hoop dance performer, hooping instructor and hoop maker. From Minnesota, transplanted to Arizona in 2016. I have been hooping since 2009 and doing my best to spread the joy of hooping ever since.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s