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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 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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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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Hoopdancing to Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’

So I promise that I’ll write more and then I disappear again. Sorry about that. I have something I want to share that I’m really proud of though. It’s a video of my practice tonight. I’m really pleased with where I’m going in my personal hooping practice.

I’m about halfway into my second session of hoopdance lessons at the Herndon Community Center and absolutely love it. My class is small this time, but it gives me more time with everyone individually and everyone is doing so well. It makes me so happy when I see them progress. The smile on their face when they realize they just got a trick for the first time is priceless.

I’ve signed up to go to Hoop Convergence in May. I’m thrilled! So far Caroleena, Spiral, Brecken, Nick G and many other hoopers I love are on the list of instructors coming to present. It’s going to be an amazing five days in the hoop.

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