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Hoop Sparx was founded to inspire creativity, fun fitness and social connection through hula hoop dance.

The Hoop Sparx approach includes:
  • Using play as a foundation for learning and connection
  • Encouraging individual expression, exploration and creativity
  • Utilising hula hoop dance as a tool to reflect and change/challenge our thinking

Our motto: Hoop. Dance. Play.

Hoop Sparx activities include:
  • A ridiculously fun party
  • Team building
  • Space activation at an event
  • Community activities focussing on intergenerational/multicultural/family engagement
  • Embedding learning outcomes at a training day or conference
We offer:
  • Hula hoop workshops (Australia)
  • Hula hoop classes (Melbourne)
  • Hen’s and kids parties (Melbourne)
  • Holiday programs (Australia)
  • Hula hoops (world-wide)

The focus is on fun, fitness, flow and friendship for adults, kids, corporates and communities.


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Hoop Sparx - Hula Hoop Classes, Parties, Events, Performers

Donna Sparx has taught thousands of people to hula hoop.

Based in Melbourne. Donna is a hula hoop dancer, teacher, performer and lover with a background in Creative Arts and 15 years experience working with diverse communities.

In 2015, Donna left an executive management position to found Hoop Sparx and share her passion for hula hooping.

Donna Sparx is a professional hula hooper and one of Australia’s leading hoop dance teachers. Recognised globally for her creativity, innovation, flow facilitation and playful approach, she has taught thousands of people to hula hoop!

Donna has performed with the Women’s Circus and trained under hoopers from Europe, UK, Canada and the USA. She brings a passion and playfulness to her work that is infectious.

Her motto: Do it ‘til you can.

Donna is a Certified Trainer and Assessor, Youth Worker, Drug and Alcohol Worker and holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts.

When not playing with or teaching hoops, Donna can be found training with the Women’s Circus, dancing, inventing new smoothies, getting out of the city, or deciding which leggings will best reflect her mood.

A word from Donna Sparx:

Fuelled by a passion for transformation and growth on a personal, business, local and global level, I am a born facilitator with an appreciation for the power found in play and flow.

I believe in movement, inspired goal-setting, and fun, to create a happier, more fulfilling life.

When asked “what do you do?” my answer was always “for love or money?” So, in 2015 I took a leap of faith. I left a six figure salary and put my hips where my hoop was (so to speak).

I started my career as a Youth Worker and left it as a General Manager of Business Development. I have a degree in Creative Arts and Certificates in Training and Assessment, Community Services and Sound Production.

What does it all mean? It means I get it. I get strategy. I get outcomes. I get self-care, I get stress, I get goals.

I get that at the end of the day, all that is left is YOU.

No-one else is going to create the life you want for you. I took a leap of faith and dived head first, through a hoop, and into the business of freelance inspiration.

Listen to a podcast interview with Donna Sparx.

Hoop Sparx - Hula Hoop Classes, Parties, Events, Performers

Hoop Sparx facilitators are enchanting and engaging. They drew the crowds, from small children to adults. Loads of laughter and smiles all round. Donna is both professional and reassuring to deal with. Thanks Hoop Sparx we will definitely recommend your services.

Cate ThomasApollo Bay Seafood Festival

As part of the VIVA Youth Festival Donna Sparx was a highly skilled entertainer. Her workshops were high energy, fun and full of colour.

Tanya DicksonEconomic and Cultural Development

We have worked with HoopSparx on a number of large scale markets and community events. They provide fantastic entertainment and activities that kids just love. We've also used them as a bridging act between bands and they always bring great energy to the stage. Donna is wonderful to work with. She is a great communicator, very flexible and genuinely cares about making your event sparkle.

HugoThe Space Agency

The hoop playspace was fantastic. Donna Sparx inspired people of all ages to get involved and it was good to see even the teenage boys joining in. A great addition to our community festival that really got people playing together.

LeahSwan Hill Rural City Council

Exercise has never been more hilarious. If you thought hula hooping was fun when you were a kid, you should try it as an adult. It’s quite the workout and takes a ton of co-ordination, but the best thing about it is, you’ll be laughing so hard you won’t even realise you’re working up a sweat.

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