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.
Rev it up and take your skills to the next level.
“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
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
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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Helly is a professional hula hoop dance performer and teacher. Trained in performance, fine art, and clowning, she will arrive at Hoop Away fresh from Queensland having recently completed her latest national teaching and performing tour in outback Australia.
Helly has taught at hoop conventions in Australia, the UK and Europe and performed at festivals all over the world including Rainbow Serpent Festival (Aus), Electric Forest (US) and Earthcore (Aus) to name a few. Think quad hoops, tech and flow with a whole lot of sass.
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!
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.
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.