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ABOUT

DreamSpin Hoop Dance

was created in 2008 by me!

Clare Foxx Love...

I discovered hoop dance in 2007 , it was early days in the UK hoop dance phenomenon and because so many people were asking what I was doing and how they could learn to hula hoop,  DreamSpin Hoop Dance Company was formed and by a very happy turn in the path I became a hoop dance teacher and circus performer instead of a counsellor.

So What is "Hoop Dance" is it Hula Hooping?

 

 Yes it's hula hooping and it's dancing with hoops and hooping and spinning .  Whatever you want to call it, we use hula hoops to dance with.

America was forming the hoop dance scene in the late 90's, early 2000's.  Hula Hooping/hoop dance incorporates circus style  hooping, rhythmic gymnastic and dance. Native American hoop dance inspiration came in the form of patterns with multi and mini hoops and then came poi spinning techniques and juggling to add into the mix. I'm watching and enjoying the evolution of hoop dance - it's becoming even more technically challenging and creative than ever before!

 

Hoop dance now incorporates SO many styles of movement the only limits are your imagination!

 

 Benefits of Hoop Dance

Develops  eye-hand coordination, a sense of rhythm, stimulates brain development and motor skills.  It's non-competitive and very playful.  Learning a new skill increases self-confidence, social skills and creates an opportunity to explore your creativity. As with all forms of dance and physical/creative activity, the opportunity to be in the moment presents itself, curbing excessive thinking and releasing tension and stress.

 

Physical benefits include muscular strength and improved all round fitness - a stronger core, toned arms and legs and improved cardio stamina.

 

How Do you Know I'm a Great Teacher? 

Well, the best way of course is to come to one of my courses/workshops and find out for yourself!

Firstly, I have 12 years of Hoop Dance experience, with an undiminished passion for my circular dance partner and for sharing this passion with others (see testimonials).

and Secondly... I have taught thousands of people, all age groups, all abilities for 11 years!

And Thirdly.. I got myself qualified to teach! With fitness industry training in physical exercise, you can be sure I know what I'm doing and keeping you safe.

Level 2 Exercise to Music YMCA Fitness Industry Qualification

Level 3 Yoga Professionals Yoga Teacher Training Diploma

Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology

First Aid at Work Qualified

YMCA Core Stability Training

YMCA Supple Strength Training

ITEC Qualified Massage Therapist

Reiki Practitioner Level 1 & 2

5 years pre-diploma counselling training

DBS Checked

PPL licensed 

Public Liability with Exercise Music & Dance Professionals

 

 
 
HOW IT STARTED

MY HOOPING LIFE

I picked up my first hula hoop in 2007 and have been in a spin ever since!

Qualifications. My background is filled with many years of dance, yoga and holistic health.  I am a UK Accredited and qualified Fitness teacher Massage Therapist and recently attained my Level 3 diploma in Yoga Teaching. Hula Hoop currently does not have a regulatory body so learning to hoop with a fitness qualified instructor ensures safety and professionalism.

 

Experience. I love all forms of dance and am currently training in Ballet, I have been dancing for 18 years and in the past I trained in Brazilian, Egyptian, Bollywood, Indian Folk, Charleston and Jive. I have danced in various film and TV productions and at Nottinghill Carnival with London School of Samba.

 

Performance..I have been teaching hula hoop, "hoop fit" and hoop dance classes since 2008 to adults and children. Simultaneously co-founding my travelling theatrical circus company, "Shambolic SideShow", with whom I devise, write, choreograph and perform fire and aerial shows.

 

Shambolic SideShow received Arts Council Funding in 2014 and showcased at Brighton and Isle of Wight Fringe.


Having worked for many and varied clients, it has been my pleasure to have taught hundreds of people (of all ages) the art, skill and fun that can be had with the simple hula hoop.

 

I am passionate about hoop dance and the possibilities of this circular prop and I would love to share this passion with you.

 

 

 A Licence to Hoop!!!  (well teach hoop anyway!)

Level 2 Exercise to Music YMCA Fitness Industry Qualification

Level 3 Yoga Professionals Yoga Teacher Training Diploma

Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology

First Aid at Work Qualified

YMCA Core Stability Training

YMCA Supple Strength Training

ITEC Qualified Massage Therapist

Reiki Practitioner Level 1 & 2

5 years pre-diploma counselling training

DBS Checked

PPL licensed 

Public Liability with Exercise Music & Dance Professionals

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Contact Clare

dreamspin@rocketmail.com

078420 44248

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