Hoop Intensive with Mike Hayataka (That Hoop Guy)

Mike

Event Details

When:
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Equilibrium Dance Academy 1802 S. Broad St FL 2

Cost: Starting at $40

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A FULL day of hoop workshops by Mike Hayataka. Just listen to what others have to say:

Mike is an excellent instructor. Patient. Breaks moves down and makes sure that each person gets individual attention. Praises, but also corrects bad form too in a way that is positive. He's really great! Please bring him back!

WORKSHOP FAQS

This day of workshops will occur in two parts. Part 1 focuses on hoop folds and contact hooping. Part 2 teaches chest rolls/variations and balancing techniques.  Please see schedule below for full details.

These workshops are open to all levels.

Part 1 Schedule (1:00-3:30PM)

Continuous Folding Hooping

Growing in popularity over the past two years, “folding” has become a genre of hoop moves that is essential for a complete skill set.  It forces hoopers to explore manipulating their hoop in the third dimension, rather than sticking to the standard wall and ceiling planes.  Not only that, but almost all the folded hooping moves feed straight into and out of each other within combos.

Highlights Include:

  • Basic folded circuit
  • Carousel
  • Folded vortex
  • Escalator variations

From these foundations, Mike will lead the class to experiment with creating your own infinite combos. He will also be covering more advanced techniques, including folded tosses, catching tosses in folding moves, and endless escalator entries.  

Contact Hooping

Contact hooping is the idea of manipulating the hoop without ever gripping the hoop with your hands.  Most hoopers have probably stumbled across some of these techniques by accident, such as catching a drop, for example.  Students will gain a greater understanding of how to learn transform these little accidents into an intentional style of hooping that resembles contact staff manipulation.  This portion of the workshop will begin by building upon the continuous folded hooping fundamentals, such as learning how to fold your hoop without ever gripping it, and expand into new concepts, many of which Mike has developed personally.

Highlights Include:

  • Wrist and arm wraps
  • Schmear
  • Key positions for no-grip escalators and entries from behind the hoop

Part 2 Schedule (6:00-8:30PM)

Chest Rolls

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll never be able to do a chest roll"?  Come to this class!  From beginner to advanced students, Mike will teach everyone how to do a PERFECT chest roll.  Many people learn bad chest roll practices by throwing the hoop from one hand to another, but Mike will focus on how to have a perfectly controlled chest roll that has contact from finger to finger.  After students are equip with the foundations of maintaining contact, Mike will shift focus to different roll variations.

Highlights Include:

  • How to perfect your chest and back rolls
  • Neck duck-ins
  • Chest roll from a toss
  • Chest roll to back roll
  • Angular/sloppy chest rolls

Hoop Balance Techniques

Mike has been obsessed with hoop balance for the last 2 years and this class is an opportunity to share all he’s learned.  In this portion of the workshop, students of all levels will learn the basics of hoop balancing, and how to expand this to incorporate new transitions and ideas into your flow.  Students will also build upon the chest rolls they learned in the first portion of the workshop and learn how to transition from a chest roll to a hand balance.

Highlights Include:

  • Hand and fingertip balances
  • The butterfly
  • Face balancing

If you seek calmness mixed with constant concentration in your practice, come balance some hoops with us!

About the instructor - Mike Hayataka

Mike has been hooping for over 8 years and in that time has fallen in love with hooping and teaching object manipulation techniques.  With his unique style and liquid flow he’s now taking his over 6 years of teaching experience to the flow community.  His analytical teaching style informs intuitive, hard to explain concepts by breaking them down into bite sized single technique-based pieces.  His extensive teaching experience allows him to explain moves in a way that both beginners and advanced hoopers can easily pick up. 

With a successful international workshop portfolio:: Texas Flow Fest (2016), FLAME (2016, 2017), MOPS (2016, 2017), Spin All The Things Canada (2016), Monkey See Monkey Do (2016), The Spin Summit (2014, 2015, 2016), Kinetic Fire (2014, 2016, 2017), Actual Eyes (2016), Flow camp (2015), Mo Flow (2015, 2016), So Flow (2016), FlowMotion (2014, 2015), PlayThink (2016, 2017), Mountain Flow Fest (2016), Northwest Flow Fest (2016), Southern Illinois Flow Fest (2016), New England Flow Fest (2016, 2017), Campfire (2016, 2017), Hyperion (2015), Pacific Fire Gathering (2016), Florida Flow Fest (2015, 2016), Flow Down (2014, 2015), and international hoop conventions: Hoop Castle Germany (2016), Austrian Hoop Convention (2017), SWHoop (2017), and Paris Hoop Convention (2017).  Along with popular videos online, Mike hopes to help hoopers throughout the community expand their repertoire.

FAQS

WHEN TO ARRIVE?

Please arrive 5 minutes before class time in order to get acquainted with the space and ready for class to begin on time.

WHAT TO WEAR?

Wear clothes that you are comfortable moving around in.  

WHAT TO BRING?

Bring a water bottle and your hoop! Use a grippy hoop if you can. Fab Creates by Krystal the Great will be onsite vending, and Mike will have special grip tape available for purchase. If you are staying for the whole day, make sure you have snacks or cash to go out and get something to eat!

PARKING & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?

Street parking is available, but may be difficult to find. We recommend carpooling or taking the Broad Street Line to the Tasker-Morris stop - the studio is a short walk away and it is a well lit area!

Event Details

When:
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Equilibrium Dance Academy 1802 S. Broad St FL 2

Cost: Starting at $40

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Ticket purchases are final and will only institute a full refund if the workshop is rescheduled or cancelled.

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