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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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New Mixed-Level Adult Hoopdance Classes Starting in January in Herndon, VA

Looking to get healthy, get into a new activity with hooping or strengthen your skills? New adult hoopdance classes start in January! Classes are mixed-level and good for anyone from beginner to intermediate. Here’s the important info! 

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A new session of classes begins either Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. or Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6:45 p.m. at Herndon Community Center, signup for whichever day is best for you! This will be a mixed level class and good for those looking to further their skills, start fresh from beginner or just want to commit to regular practice and are looking to spend time with more local hoopers.

The set of eight one-hour classes are $47 for town of Herndon residents and $62 for non-Herndon residents. There is no drop-in availability unless previously arranged with the instructor.

You can sign up in person at the Herndon Community Center (814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon), or sign up online here: http://www.herndon-va.gov/webtrac. Here’s the class descriptions and numbers so you can find them easier in the system:

Hoop Dance Age 13 & Up 
Using the hoop on the waist, legs, arms, hands, hips and more burns between 400-600 calories an hour, and provides a great full-body workout while encouraging creative movement and expression. Hoops are always provided in class, but you can bring your own adult-sized hoop or purchase one from the instructor if you’d like to have your own to be able to practice at home.

• Jan. 5 – Feb. 23, Sundays from 2-3 p.m., Class No. 369930.40
• Jan. 9 – Feb. 27, Thursdays from 6:45-7:45 p.m., Class No. 369930.70

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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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New Adult Hoopdance Classes in Herndon! Calling All Hoop Lovers!

Hey everyone! It’s been such a long, long time. I’m sorry for  my prolonged absence. It was mostly because I went and got married in October and decided to take a few weeks off from extracurricular activities to spend some time with my new husband. My new name is Leslie Loges. Kind of exciting. 

I’m here to announce NEW HOOPDANCE CLASSES! I’ll have two adult hoopdance sessions at the Herndon Community Center this January. I’ll have classes starting Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. and classes starting Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6:45 p.m. The sessions are eight weeks long and cost roughly $47-$62 depending on whether or not you’re a Town of Herndon resident. 

Signup for the classes begins this week. Herndon residents can start signing up on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m., and non-Herndon residents can start signing up on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. You just need to go to http://www.herndon-va.gov/webtrac. Here’s the class descriptions and numbers so you can find them easier: 

Hoop Dance Age 13 & up
Using the hoop on the waist, legs, arms, hands, hips and more burns between 400- 600 calories an hour, and provides a great full-body workout while encouraging creative movement and expression. Provide your own adult-sized hoop or purchase one from the instructor. There are eight one-hour sessions. Town of Herndon residents pay $47 and non-residents pay $62. 

• January 6-February 24, Sundays 2-3 p.m.
Class no. 369930.70
• January 10-February 23, Thursdays 6:45 p.m.
Class no. 369930.40 
 
This will be a mixed level class and good for those looking to further their skills, start fresh from beginner or just want to commit to regular practice and are looking to spend time with more local hoopers. 
 
I can’t tell you all how much I miss teaching. My students help refresh me and leave me feeling inspired and energized. I can’t wait to get back in the hoop with you, or meet you in the hoop for the first time! I’ll start working on some new playlists for you in the meantime. 
 
And until next time kids, I’ll leave you with a wedding photo or two. Or more. 
 
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All amazingly wonderful photos by The Happy Couple Photography. 
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