"Not only loads of fun hooping is factually seriously good for you!"
Just come and try a class... next Probestunde and Intro-to-Hooping Workshop dates are listed below, and if you'd like to learn more and make hooping part of your regular routine we have new weekly evening & weekend class-series starting monthly in Berlin.
About Hoopla! - We established Hoopla!Berlin and the Hoopla!Method™ of teaching specifically to help everyday-people experience hooping and to help every-body get the most out of using a hoop. Our program of more than 160 moves for fun, fitness, dance and freestyle was developed based on our experties as performers and with over 2500hrs of experience as professional instructors. We strongly believe that everyone can benefit from hooping regardless of lifestyle, job, age or shoe size and should try on a proper adult-size hoop to feel the fun, the goodness and the nearly endless possibilities for movement inside this simple but amazing circle.
About Hooping in general - It is a fact that hooping is physically and mentally good for you ...and it's not just us saying this, it's based on simple physics: While hooping, your body is making 100-150 non-stop, no-impact, rhythmic movements per minute (depending on hoop speed). The movements are of a pulsating nature (like 'trendy' EMS but analogue and non-intrusive) and require balance and counter balance (like using free-wheights). It activates, strengthens and tones all muscles involved from the midsection, core, legs and glutes down to the toes and all the way up to the neck - using the variety of moves we teach, literally all muscles of the body can be engaged. Moves can be done on repeat to target, or in sequence for a flowing non-stop circuit training effect. So not only will you get a super-effective workout for the body just by 'playing' with a hoop, the positive effects on the mind are pretty amazing too: The circular flowing nature of the movements and the unconscious multi-tasking necessary by default hugely improve fluid thinking, hand-eye coordination, reaction time and mental discipline. The only harmful side-effect is that it's rather addictive...
About our Hoops - It's vitaly important to choose the right hoop for the right purpose... With the growing populaity of hooping, there are many types of hoops on the market today and ways of spinning them. Ours are designed based on over 15yrs of experience using them and teaching with them. We specifically made them to be easy to learn with and easy to use for on & off-body fun, for dance & freestyle and to provide a good source of fitness. With the right weight to size proportions, Hoopla!Hoops are modelled after the original Californian Style Dance-Hoops which started the revival of hooping for adults in the 90s - they are different from small light circus/juggling hoops and the scary large heavy `exercise-hoops´ which you typically find advertised online by mass manufacturers... Ours are individually shaped and made using a single piece of tubing and fitted with a special joint which enables Hoopla!Hoops to fold down for easy-transport. They come in 3 sizes to satisfy different speeds, style & skill requirements and can be customized to your design & colour specifications (starting at 35eu). To find out more, just come try one on to feel what the Hoopla!s all about!
Curious about hooping...
An introduction to the many aspects of using a hoop
on-body and off-body for dance, freestyle & fun
and about the inherent fitness benefits of hooping
75min workshop 20,00€
* Special offer: Workshop+Hoop 55,00€ (incl. 3-colour 'grip' travel-hoop) *
Registration: email@example.com - subject 'Workshop'
Just try a class...
Come see what our classes are all about, get a
feel for a hoop, our proven step-by-step teaching
method and learn some fun moves in the process
** Depending on your experience it's also possible to try
a lesson in one of the current on-going courses
60min lesson 15,00€
* Special offer: Probe+Hoop 50,00€ (incl. 3-colour 'grip' travel-hoop) *
Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org - subject 'Probe'
Join a weekly Course...
Hoop regularly!! Come learn new moves every week
to grow in confidence, improve your movement
and strengthen your body in a super fun way
• L1 Beginners (Mo.Tu.Su.)
• Essentials L2 (Tu.)
• Move&Groove III L3/L4 (Tu.Su.)
• Freestyle&Flow L5 (Tu.)
• Advanced L6/++ (Mo.Th.)
8-lesson Course 120,00€
* Starter offer: Course+Hoop 150,00€ incl. (3-colour 'grip' travel-hoop) *
Registration: email@example.com - subject 'Courses'
* We always provide a selection of class Hoopla!Hoops to use for all our lessons *
To register and for up to date class availability
Tel: +49 174 477 8379
Tel: +49 (0) 30 4404 5749
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Weekly lessons in Berlin...
Whether you're an absolute beginner or already love hooping, whatever your hoopability we can find a course to fit your skill level.
Our Courses are split into 6 sections - L1 & L2 contain all the essentials - L1 is suitable for absolute Beginners - L3 & L4 build on the essentials to get you really moving and grooving once you're already comfortable in a hoop - in L5 we will teach you loads of fancy moves to add to your repertoire of movement - in L6 we combine varieties of all 160 moves, smooth out your flow and help you come up with superfun combinations.
L1 Hooping Essentials * Suitable for Beginners
L2 Hooping Essentials II
L3 Move & Groove I
L4 Move & Groove II
L5 Freestyle & Flow
L6 Advanced Flow & Combos
The courses are taught in a progressive learning format and advance from level to level. Each course consists of 8 lessons - in each lesson you'll learn new moves and techniques and combine the new moves with moves from previous lessons into fun sequences.
All the moves are taught step-by-step with two instructors on hand in every class to ensure ample individual attention for everyone. We focus on proper technique of movement rather than precise coreographies - in fact we call it 'freestyle hooping' with the goal of helping everyone develop their style and individual practice.
For registration information and for current class availability...
...and if you have any other questions at all about learning to hoop, or need a consultation to determine which Level would suit you best, just contact TeamHoopla at firstname.lastname@example.org we're more than happy to help!
• Course cost: 8 lesson courses 120eu.
• Probestunde: Single taster class (15eu).
• Intro Workshops: 75min (20eu).
• Private Intensive Lessons available by request.
• Group lessons & Workshops available for private events // as an activity area at a public event.
We have over 2500 hrs of class time teaching hooping and we've helped thousands of people find their groove, work-it-out in a hoop and feel great about themselves. Currently we have 10 classes running a week at two of our locations in Berlin. Levels 1-6 take place in a large bright 250sqm studio in Prenzlauerberg and our intensive Advanced classes are in a quaint private studio in Mitte.
If you like music and to move your body to it, you will have a great time learning to hoop!
What are you waiting for?
Come and join the hip movement...
Just hoop it!
Sport • Dance • Freestyle • Hoops
A hoop is more than just a tool or a toy it's becoming recognized as a life-style accessory - as it should - and we believe it should therefore be as individual as the person buying it ...for this reason, with us you get to choose your own colours + design + style!
Ordering one is easy as 1 • 2 • 3 . . .
1 • Choose your design & size (see sizing tips)
2 • Decide on your colours & if you want extra grip
3 • Fill out the order form -or- mail your request to: email@example.com
Our team will confirm your order and your hoop will be ready in 2-3 days time. You can pick it up in person at our Berlin office, one of our classes, or we can have it delivered to you ...anywhere in the world.
All our hoops are 'travel-hoops' made using a solid joint and a one-piece-design for durability. We use special 25mm tubing that is rigid when opened up for stability but flexible enough to allow the hoops to coil down for easy transport. Every Hoopla!Hoop is made individually with meticulous care at our workshop in Berlin using the best materials sourced from around the world.
Prices start from 35eu.
What's my size??
That's easy... 1) Body size has nothing to do with hoop size 2) to succeed start with a 'standard' hoop. IT has the right size and weight which makes it move at a reasonable rate to make it fun and easy to learn with (* this applies to all moves not just the basics). If you've tried and failed before, your hoop was probably a large part of the reason, being too small, too light, too big or too heavy.
Hoop size is simple physics - the bigger the hoop the slower it and you need to move vs. the smaller and lighter a hoop the faster and more precisely you have to move to catch it's rhythm. * If you like going fast it's no problem to speed up a big hoop but there's no going slow with a small hoop!
This being said everyone is different, some like it fast some like it slow... if you only like it fast then once you're comfortable enough in a big hoop, then and only then go on to a smaller size...
Our Hoopla!Hoops do come in 3 sizes to satisfy all hoopabilities and speed requirements:
• The Standard - For all abilities - 110cm 700g
• The Dynamic - Intermediate skills - 102cm 650g
• The Trixter - Fast moves & off-body - 95cm 600g
* Ideally you should have all three sizes - different speeds for different moods & styles of music .oO°
A BIT ABOUT OTHER HOOPS: PolyPro - small super-light hoops designed by jugglers for hand-work (not so satisfying on-body) • Heavy OR Exercise-Hoops - made exclusively for waist hooping exercises (no fun at all for dancing ...or anything else really :)
If you have any questions about hoops or sizing, we're happy to help... firstname.lastname@example.org
* Music is an integral part of hooping! *
For a fine selection of specifically hoopable music check out the Hoopla!Music archive of taylor-made HoopTunes mixes ...for your hipshaking pleasure!
Mixed by Djme
For questions about Hoops and hooping in general
* What hoops & hooping can do for you
* Buying a proper adult-size-hoop
* The new Hoop-at-work initiative
* Hoopla!InterActive business/private rental
Just drop a line ...we're happy to help!
Big or small, private, public or corporate, hoops can bring movement and a unique entertainment factor to any event!
...but not like the cliché 'someone on stage spinning dozens of hoops for 15min'. Our speciality is getting your audience involved in enjoying hours of hip-action themselves.
Imagine actually having your guests moving and grooving, laughing and having a great time. Not only will they have loads of fun and learn how to do something that's positively good for them, even more importantly for you, they will definitely remember the day!
• The German Pavilion at EXPO2010 in Shanghai
• DMY International Design Festival (trade-show)
• Bread & Butter Fashion Fair (trade-show)
• TheKey.TO Sustainable Fashion (trade-show)
• The Hayward Gallery London (opening)
• Lange Nacht der Museén (opening)
• SMART Mercedes Benz Roadshow (event series)
• Namaste Ibiza (event)
• Karneval der Kulturen der Welt (parade)
• Electroswing Revolution (event)
• Fusion Festival (event)
• Zwei Raum Wohnung (video)
are just some of our past clients.
Our interActive HoopZone Packages come complete with instructors, a set of custom made adult size hoops and a groovy 'hoopable' soundtrack to help induce the hip movements - live dj is available on request - highly recommended for extra visual impact. Our Hoopla!HoopZone can easily be set up in nearly any space by our professional team. The portability of the set-up allows us to offer it for nearly any occasion, nearly anywhere in the world.
With over 15 years experience in event production, promotion and management our team is more than capable of helping you out with every detail...
InterActive HoopZones are ideal for...
Also available for...
Film & Commercial work
To make any occasion memorable ...all you need to do is add a bit of Hoopla!
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