So I'm doing my first free mini workshop tomorrow in the park here in my town. Any suggestions from anyone? I wanna hear what you think!
Basically I'm thinking of starting out with some yoga/stretches for about 5 -10 mins. Then i would have about 3 or 4 tricks (basic... some people may not even know how to hoop on the waist), like body hooping, lifts, basic weaves, turning with the hoop... I'm thinking finishing off with a bit of a freestyle jam would be cool, too. Maybe a question and answer period, too.
I will have hoops for sale (used and new), business cards ready to hand out... and I will have hooping tunes on hand... is there anything else that you guys can think of that I could incorporate, maybe things you have yourself done?
Warm-ups are good. As far as moves go, pick a series of moves that go together. For example you could teach waist hooping, waist hooping reversals, and angled waist hooping. Or for off-body moves teach the forward/warrior weave, the weave jump-through, the reverse weaves, and turning while weaving.
A series of interconnected moves helps in a lot of ways. 1. Helps students learn transitions. 2. Builds flow 3. Students remember more later 4. Offers something to students at all levels.
Don't worry about covering everything. If you make your lessons accessible, people are more likely to come back to other workshops and will learn more in the long run. Good luck!!!!