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Awesome weekend of hooping with SaFire!

Sandra Sommerville aka SaFire, teacher extraordinaire and creator of the huge online community, HoopCity, visited Ottawa last weekend. She attended our regular Friday night hoop jam and delivered a 4 hour workshop on 3D hooping on Saturday afternoon at Dovercourt Recreation Centre. A full house of hoop enthusiasts explored hinges, spins, contact flips, and wraps in a workshop that was jam-packed full of cool moves and expert breakdown.

SaFire graced us with an inspiring demo at the workshop's end, wowing us with her technical prowess, playfulness and fluidity with both single and multiple hoops. 

Check out some photos from the workshop (The Flash slideshow won't play on iPhone or iPad, but you can click to view the photos in a larger size on Picasa)  >> 


Big Hoop weekend: Hoop Jam & Safire's 3D workshop. Boom!

Hoop Jam is Friday the 13th of April, 7-8:30pm at Dovercourt. If the spirit moves you, dress in superstitious themes. 

Also, Safire's 3D workshop is Sat. Apr. 14, 2-6pm at Dovercourt. Should be loads of off-body fun! Registration is via HoopCity. See you there. :-)


SaFire's 3D Hoop Workshop - Sat. April 14, 2-6pm, at Dovercourt!

HoopCity creator and hoop teacher extraordinaire Safire is making a trip east in April, and is including a stop in Ottawa to present her 3D hooping workshop.

Explore four different techniques include hinges, palm spins, contact flips and arm wraps. This workshop is appropriate for all levels; techniques are off-body so a smaller lightweight hoop (e.g. 36" or less in diameter) is recommended. Smaller hoops will be available to use for those who don't have them.

The workshop will take place at Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave. Ottawa Ontario) on Sat. April 14th, 2-6pm. The cost is $65; registration is through Safire's website.