Join us April 13, 2019 from 4:00-5:30 pm for a beginner hula hoop workshop that will leave you and your friends laughing, sweating, and wondering why you haven't been doing this your whole life!
You’ll learn all the best secrets to keep your hoop spinning, as well as a few simple tricks that look stunningly difficult (but are actually super easy).
Don’t worry if you’ve never been able to keep a hoop up. You’ll have a ton of fun no matter what, but chances are you’ll be waist hooping before the night is over.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly the time passes and how much fun you have hoop dancing.
Come check it out, bring a friend, and prepare to have a blast! Beginner hoops provided for the workshop time.
Please wear comfortable clothing (think yoga or workout clothes), a water bottle, and a willingness to learn!
Mature Teens and Adults welcome. Please check with instructor about younger participants.
About Your Instructor:
Bonnie MacDougall of Havenhoopdance, began hooping in 2002 on the Weaver St. Market lawn in Carrboro, NC one of the original “meccas” for the new wave of today’s hoop movement. In 2009, after years of practice, play, and helping to build community, she began teaching weekly hoop dance classes, all the while weaving in well over 20 years of various instruction techniques. Bonnie teaches at flow festivals across the region often helping establish inaugural years, travels to teach workshops, as well as perform . She also provides administrative and programming support as well as regularly facilitating Ecstatic Dance at The Flowjo, Carrboro’s movement, circus, and healing arts space. Bonnie’s practice is nourished with meditative movement as well as technical hoop artistry, and an abundance of dance. Her style is based on embodied movement, blurring the line between who is in “control” the hoop or the hooper.
When she isn’t hooping or dancing Bonnie teaches gynecological health and sexual health history taking to medical, PA and graduate nursing students at Duke and the University of North Carolina. She has a background in social work, focusing on crisis intervention, domestic violence, and counseling. Bonnie strongly believes in and strives to grow in inclusivity, consent culture, and racial justice. She is the mother to two incredible boys with their own unique ways of being in the world that also teach her daily on how to be a better person.