You can look forward to 12 diversified and unique workshops.
May we introduce you to 9 amazing hoopdance teachers,
very different in style, flow and technique, but connected by the same passion.
Klick through their pictures and visualize their skills in the videos:
Buket Rin (SWE)
After experimenting with different dance styles and props and being a part of the juggling and flow community
in Turkey, Buket discovered hula hooping in 2011. She had the chance to work with different
Istanbul based circuses and dance companies to improve her stage presence.
After moving to Sweden in 2014, she became even more crazy about hula hooping and movement.
So she started to travel non-stop all around Europe during summer in order to explore the circles and meet all the amazing people inside them.
Not only pushing the limits of her abilities with the hoops, also teaching others became an important part of her hoop adventure,
so she decided to take Deanne Love’s ‘Hoop Love Coach Teacher Training’ and
started to teach hula hooping in Uppsala/Sweden on a regular basis.
She started to lead international workshops on different conventions, what motivated her to develop her teaching
skills even more. Her hooping is very dynamic, dancy as well as techy. She likes to work with many different styles, from acrobatics to belly
dancing and she also blows minds with multiple hooping, balancing, fire and much more.
Let yourself be inspired by
her multihooping skills in her workshop at the retreat.
Birte has been a fire-performer since 2005 and has performed in many shows, everything from solo-performances to big groups
of up to 50 performers. She´s been hooping since 2009. She has taught hula hoop at the EJC for the last 5 years,
at the German Hoop Convention, SWHoop in Bristol, and many German and international Juggling and Hoop Conventions.
She teaches regular classes in Berlin and is known to break down seemingly difficult tricks into their parts and visualize them,
so they become comprehensible. Her hooping is defined by poi style tricks as much as manipulations, isolations, floor-hooping and hoop juggling.
Birte has been busy performing and teaching solo as Amalaya since 2010. In her newest performance she combines hula hoop with contact ball
to create a very unique visual experience.
Verena Firlefanz (AUT)
Verena Firlefanz is a passionated acrobat and certified hula hoop teacher.
She loves playing around with her hula hoop to get creative and let things just happen.
She is always searching for new practices to expand
her acrobatic horizon and break through old routines.
In her hometown in Tyrol she is also teaching poledance, aerial hoop and flexibility.
In May 2017 Verena organizes her first big event called
Circus and Movement Camp Tirol.
Next to a hula hoop workshop, where we will find our flow on the floor,
Verena will end our day with a nice flexibility session.
Loren DL (FRA)
Passionated by performing arts, Loren discovers juggling at the age of 18 in Paris.
While studying at the university, she practiced poi, flags and fire dancing, managed various associations and performed on stage.
In 2008 she discovered hooping without knowing, she was stepping into a ring that was going to change her life.
In 2014 she launched the first hoop fitness classes in Paris and developed a new concept combining strengthening with
cardio exercises in order to offer a complete body workout. The same year, she began a professional retraining
to make the teaching of hula hoop her job and became a fitness instructor.
Since January 2015 she is managing the first
French hoop school, Hoopera,
where she is also teaching different levels of hoopdance. Beside that she is organising
Hoop Touch Paris convention every year and loves to travel around Europe to go
in conventions and retreats to learn, practice and get inspired.
Loren will teach us an amazing dance workshop.
Andrea Raffl (AUT)
After some years of discovering the dance with the flowtoy poi,
Andrea got her hands on a professional hoop in the year 2007 for the very first time and she fell in love with this art straight away.
It became a never ending love story between her and the magic circle, which is still growing.
After absolving the Hoopnotica teacher training in 2013, she is one of the first certified hoop teachers of Austria. She loves to
share this passion in weekly local classes for beginners and advanced, workshops in schools, gatherings, markets and all kind
of festivals all over Europe. She really loves to teach people in every age, shape and gender and always tries to bring a lot of
patience into her teaching.
With breaking down the complete moves she found her own way of teaching and is happy to see her
students growing within the hoop! Moreover she is a mother of two girls, she runs her own company
her own hoops since many years, organizes the Alpine Hoop Retreat
and is doing all of that with a big and open heart.
Andrea will teach a workshop about foothooping and she will introduce
us to fire hooping at the fire jam session - stay tuned!
Taja Vuletić (HRV)
Taja started playing with hula hoops 7 years ago. Since then she has learned a lot about object manipulation, contemporary dance,
clowning, circus pedagogy, juggling and much more from great circus artists.
She summarizes all of this knowledge into her performances and enjoys to improvise.
In the circus group Razbibriga
she teaches circus skills. She organises
Croatian Hoop Convention and performs in street festivals, music festivals,
circus tents, on the streets and other shows
using fire, LED, UV, mini hula hoops and multi hoops.
Taja will show us how to perform on stage.
Karoline Lafleur (AUT)
Karoline Lafleur, co-organiser of Summer Spin, discoverd her passion for the art of hooping in 2012.
One year later she already started teaching in a hoop community in Linz.
In 2015 the teachers of this community founded the ASKÖ Hoopdance Linz,
where she is still passing her hooplove along. Karoline is also dancing in a hoopdance performance group called
The Squeezed Peaches.
In different workshops she is also hooping with refugees and socially disadvantaged people.
Her hooping style is very intuitive and flowy, like meditation. The most important aspect for her is to connect body,
mind and soul to an entire and graceful dance. So she is building bridges between the technical and the flowy aspects of hoopdance in her workshops.
Have you ever thought about balancing and hooping? Karo will give us an introduction!
And we will start our day with her meditative hooping session.
Isabella Maria (AUT)
Isabella Maria, organiser of Summer Spin and also known as HoopFlow,
experienced the hula hoop for the first time in 2012.
One and a half years after studying on her own, she started teaching hoopdance in her hometown in Upper Austria.
And totally unexpected, as she discovered her love for the art of hooping,
she found a deep affection in sharing her greatest passion with others.
Today Isabella is Upper Austria's first certified hoop teacher and is teaching
weekly classes and various workshops in and around her hometown and on different events. Her students love her for
being really enthusiastic and motivating and for her patience to explain every move in detail. She is also bringing
her creativity to life by producing hula hoops, hoop shirts and bags and, together with her boyfriend, various hoop
videos and a wooden hoop.
Wanna improve your behind-the-back hooping skills?
Isabella will teach us at the retreat!
Julia Kolar (AUT)
One and a half years ago Julia started with regular Kundalini Yoga practice.
She got inspired by different teachers and is currently holding a private yoga class once a week.
The practice of yoga made her body strong and flexible and brought her clarity of mind.
But what Julia loves most about yoga is that it helps her to be more centered, focused and careful in her daily life.
At the beginning of 2017 she started with the Kundalini Yoga teacher training.
Julia will start our day with a nice yoga session.