Rev it up and take your skills to the next level.
Explore the dance in hoop dance.
Learn a hoop swag of new moves.
Play with as many hoops as you can handle.
Take home loads of techniques and tricks.
Stretch & breathe with yoga and myofascial release.
Chill, reflect and tap into your zen with morning circle.
Pamper yourself with incredible food and great company in a stunning location.
Consider this your retreat – time to shine, chill, giggle, rest and play.

“A supportive environment with workshops really well-designed for all skill levels. The whole vibe this weekend has been amazing. Beautiful, friendly, empowering.”

Hoop Away is heading to Queenscliff for a summer hula hoop retreat where local dolphins are often spotted frolicking. A short, 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne CBD, Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula.  This retreat will provide an intimate setting to dive deep into your hoop tech and flow and connect with other hoopers. The Hoop Away retreat is all about exploration, inspiration, connection, play, and taking your hooping to the next level. It’s a weekend away with a focus on YOU.

When: 3-5 December 2021
Where: Queenscliff

Details of the incredible retreat teachers and workshops, accommodation, food and venue below.

With only 24 participants, Hoop Away is a hoop retreat that is a curated experience of flow, choreography and technical workshops, offering a space to reconnect with body and spirit, expand your dance and be welcomed into a vibrant community.

Let’s hoop together.



It's Just Pete - Hoop Away Retreat 2021 Instructor | Hoop Sparx

Hailing from the UK, It’s Just Pete is a Circus Performer and Dancer specialising in hula hooping. He has a strong and unique style.
Pete trained for four years in two Circus Schools in Europe (Circomedia in the UK and Flic in Italy) and has performed on stages and streets around the world.

His acts have received immensely positive reviews and his 100 days of hoops created a sparkly storm on Facebook! Pete combines elements of theatre and hula hoop dance to blend traditional circus with a contemporary and theatrical twist. With years of experience in act creation, improvisation, stage shows, street theatre and even television, the choreography and concepts he will be teaching at Hoop Away are sure to be impressive!



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It's Just Pete - Hoop Away Retreat VIC 2021 | Hoop Sparx


Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

She’s the Queen of Hoophop, Captain of the Hoop Army and plays a character Hoopdogg who performs helium Hoop Raps! Her name’s Hayley Hoopla! Part Hooper, Costumier, Dancer, Choreographer and GANGSTA!
Known for her kooky facial expressions and myriad of stage characters, she’s best described as Betty Boop meets Snoop!

Her latest obsession Hoop-Hop is inspiring the hoopdance world into a funky frenzy, giving a unique flavour, and a safe and exciting realm of body-moving confidence to dive-on-in and celebrate together!

She is proud to say her Mum taught her to dance. Debuting on stage at the age of 3 in a hot pink leotard is a memory she carries with her when she’s about to perform to a sea of smiling faces. Her freestyle Hooping has been invited to perform alongside Producers Opiou, Beats Antique, Human Experience, KLab and Spoonbill to name a few.

In the most least cult-ish way…Hayley believes that Hoopdance is making the world a happier place, many hoopers at a time! She’s Uber excited to share choreo with you at the Hoop Away retreat, so we can dance as one, and get our funk ON!


Hayley Hoopla - Hoop Away Retreat Queenscliff 2021


Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Donna Sparx - Hoop Away Retreat Instructor

Donna is a hula hoop dancer, teacher, performer and lover with a background in Creative Arts.

Recognised globally for her creativity, innovation, flow facilitation and playful approach, she has taught thousands of people to hula hoop and performed with the Women’s Circus, bringing a passion and playfulness to her work that is infectious.

Fuelled by a passion for transformation and growth on a personal, business, local and global level, she is a born facilitator with an appreciation for the power found in play and flow. Hoop Away Queenscliff will be the 4th hoop retreat she has coordinated – with many more to come!

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

Her motto: Do it ‘til you can. And always spread the sparkle.



Delicious, delectable and scrumptious vegan and vegetarian meals.
Includes dinner on Friday night, all three meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.


Beach side accommodation.
Super comfy shared rooms with an ensuite.
If you are coming by yourself, this is an opportunity to meet your new hoop homies, your flowmies!
And, if you are coming with a friend, we will be in touch closer to the retreat to find out who you want to have a sleepover with.


All workshops are included. Come to them all or take some time off to read, relax and wander the beautiful beaches and local township.

Family Friendly Hula Hoop Retreat


So all you hoop mamas out there can get your hoop on without having to leave bubba at home.

Kids are welcome at the retreat and so is a partner/support person. And – you can share a family room!

Kids under 5 are free – we just ask that you bring your own baby change table and bed as the beds there aren’t safe for toddlers/infants.

How to make this magic happen? The additional charge for meals and accommodation for your partner/support person is $275 and this can either be added to your ticket if purchasing online, or added into your payment plan.

Note: For safety reasons, kids are not to enter the workshop spaces.

“What didn’t I love?! The people made the event! The open and kind attitudes, eagerness to share and learn. The abundance of fun, smiles and connection. Oh and the hooping was just incredible!”

Participant of Hoop Away ‘19, Healesville

“A supportive environment  with workshops really well-designed for all skill levels. The whole vibe this weekend has been amazing. Beautiful, friendly and empowering.”

Participant of Hoop Away ‘18, Healesville

“A great, fun weekend away to nurture yourself and make space for me. I loved all the teachers, the workshops and the food.”

Participant of Hoop Away ‘19, Healesville

“Hoop Away brings together wonderfully creative women, who all come to share and play and support each other in their hooping journeys – no matter what level. I feel nourished physically, psychologically and spiritually. A great experience if you’re a beginner or a pro.”

Participant of Hoop Away ‘19, Healesville

“I enjoyed all the sessions and the instructors were fantastic. A great variety, great vibes – I felt like I learnt something new in each session and had the opportunity to develop my existing knowledge and skills.”

Participant of Hoop Away ‘18, Healesville

“You created such an open, comfortable space which allowed beautiful communication and a trusting space to explore and play in. Thank you.”

Participant of Hoop Away ‘19, Healesville