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New Adult Hula Hoopdance Classes in Herndon, Va., – Northern Virginia

Summer has gone by so fast! I hooped less than I’d like, as I spent a lot of time battling my horrid allergies this summer, but still made it out to some Friday Night Live events, hosted a number of hoop jams and even hooped on the beach in Panama City.

But now it’s time to get back to class, not only for the kids, but for us hoopers too! My adult hoopdance classes start soon at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon, VA 20170. Classes will be held Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon beginning Sept. 13 and Thursdays from 6:45-7:45 p.m. beginning Sept. 17. Each session is 12 classes and runs through mid-December. Classes run $74 for Town of Herndon residents and $99 for non-residents. For full details, signup information and more, click the links below.

INFORMATION ON SUNDAY HOOPDANCE CLASSES

INFORMATION ON THURSDAY HOOPDANCE CLASSES

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with some photos and videos from this summer!

Hoopdancing to The Reflex at Friday Night Live in downtown Herndon in August 2015. Photo by Gary Corpuz.

Hoopdancing to The Reflex at Friday Night Live in downtown Herndon in August 2015. Photo by Gary Corpuz.

Hooping at the 2015 Jimmy's Gold Tournament supporting the Herndon Council for the Arts. Photo by Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel .

Hooping at the 2015 Jimmy’s Gold Tournament supporting the Herndon Council for the Arts. Photo by Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel .

New hoops on the quilt at one of our summer hoop and flow jams in downtown Herndon in August 2015.

New hoops on the quilt at one of our summer hoop and flow jams in downtown Herndon in August 2015.

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Tilly Whirls’ Second Hoopiversary – Music: Bom Bom by Sam and the Womp

This week marked my second hoopiversary — or the second anniversary of when I started hooping.

I discovered hooping on Valentine’s Day in 2011 when I stumbled upon this video of a girl in a green hoop, and I ordered my first hoops that day. On the 19th my hoops came in the mail and I started this crazy journey, in which I’ve pretty much not been able to put them down since.

Now I’m continuing to spin in circles as I spread joy through hula hoops and dance.

I’ll leave you with a video from my practice on my hoopiversary and a short list of what music I’m hooping to now:

• Wild by Royal Teeth
• Wanna Say by Kat Graham
• Next to me by Emeli Sande
• Northern Lights by Cider Sky
Hold On When You Get Love… by Stars


Looking for local adult hoopdance classes and jams in the Herndon and/or Northern Virginia area? Visit my Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/novaspinners. Want classes at your gym or community center? Email me at leslie at tillywhirls dot com.

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Announcing: New Kids Hooping and Adult Hoopdance Classes for the Fall in Herndon!

There are new adult hoopdance and kids hooping classes coming up for the fall session at the Herndon Community Center! Full details are below!

If you’ve taken a class before you know it’s a fun way to exercise, socialize and get hoopnitized. Sorry—I couldn’t stop the rhyming! In our adult classes we learn everything from the basics to fun, flashy tricks. We do some chatting and get lost in our hoops and have a pretty great time while burning some calories. Music is upbeat and funky and I tend to play anything from 60s funk to current new and obscure tunes.

Check out our sweet double decker hoop fort!

In our kids classes we learn some basic, kid-achievable hoop tricks and techniques and play games with our hoops, including making giant hopscotches, obstacle courses, creating hoop forts and more. Music is kid friendly and we’ll sometimes include games such as the Hokey Pokey and Cupid Shuffle in our hooping games.

This summer has been a long, busy, hot one and unfortunately I haven’t held many hoop jams since June. The temperatures are getting more friendly though so lets take it back outside to throw down in our lovely circles, starting—tomorrow! I’m moving locations and we’re going to be hanging out at the Herndon Town Green. It’s behind the Herndon Municipal Center (777 Lynn St.). I really liked the skate park and the skaters were fun, but parking was a drag.

Downtown Herndon has plenty of parking, the town green is accessible and offers lots of space. The grass doesn’t get too long, there are relatively few bugs and it’s a semi-sheltered location so we won’t have loads of traffic nearby or lots of folks watching from the sidelines. Some folks may wander over, but mostly pedestrians in the area or runners/cyclers on the W&OD Trail. Great location for shy hoopers.

I’ve scheduled a few upcoming jams, so head over to the NoVA Spinners Meetup to see all the details!

ADULT HOOPDANCE CLASS INFO

If you’re a beginner, come learn the basics of hoopdance, starting with waist hooping. If you want to expand on your hooping, hone the skills you have or get together to practice and work with other hoopers nearby you’re welcome too! The class starts with a bit of a warm up, we work on anywhere from one to three new moves and spend the rest of the class practicing and jamming out. Hoops are provided in class but hoopers are encouraged to have their own so they may practice at home.

The class is five one-hour sessions beginning Sept. 9 and running through Oct 14 from 2-3 p.m. Sunday afternoons at Herndon Community Center. There is no class Oct. 7. This class is for ages 13 and older. You MUST sign up for the entire session, there is no drop in availability because it is operated through the Herndon Community Center. Town of Herndon residents pay $29, non-residents pay $39.

Signup for this session begins on Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. for Herndon residents and Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. for all non-residents.

IMPORTANT: Registration is through the Town of Herndon. Sign up by clicking HERE. Search for activity number: 2850.101.

KIDS HOOPING CLASS INFO

Hooping for kids will include many of the basic, foundational moves of hoopdance, along with games and more hoop fun. Children can bring their own hoops from home, use one of the instructors, or hoops can be purchased from the instructor.

The class is eight one-hour sessions beginning Sept. 9 and running through Oct. 14 from 1-2 p.m. Sunday afternoons at Herndon Community Center. There is no class Oct. 7. This class is for ages 5-12. You MUST sign up for the entire session, there is no drop in availability because it is operated through the Herndon Community Center. Town of Herndon residents pay $29, non-residents pay $39.

Signup for this session begins on Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. for Herndon residents and Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. for all non-residents.

IMPORTANT: Registration is through the Town of Herndon. Sign up by clicking HERE. Search for activity number: 2850.102.

I’ll leave you all with a video done by some of my favorite hoopers up in Maine!

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