So ive been teaching Hoop Dance classes for quite a while now and have recently started working at a Zumbia studio teaching an ongoing class ( first time not doing classes by session).
Im wanting to make this class more fitness dance fun witch is a lil diffrent that what im use to.
Any ideas, tips, structure on an open ongoing Hoop class with more fitness flare???
I've been playing around with some "fitness" hooping. A really fun exercise I just came across is waist hooping, while doing a grape-vine. I like to break and reverse on the end of the 3 step grape-vine, and repeat going the other direction. I also progress to a turning grape-vine if students are ready to take things up a notch. From this move, I also stumbbled into a very good "sweat inducing" exercise. This is waist hooping while doing a transfer of weight from one foot to the other foot. I then progress to "pointing" the foot that is not weight bearing, while continuing the transfer of weight from one foot to the other (with opposite leg and foot extended and pointed) With a final progression of lifting the leg off the floor a little bit, and maintain the hooping for a couple of turns. Then transfering the weight to the other side and repeat the leg lift.