Shoulders & Breaks Course w/ Donna Sparx and Laura Aszman


4 x fortnightly payments of $22.00 learn more

When: Saturdays in June from 11am-1pm. (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June)
Location: Online via Zoom AND in-person (as COVID restrictions allow) at Irene’s Warehouse, 5 Pitt St, Brunswick. Video Downloads available for all ticket holders.

This course is designed for beginners and more advanced hoopers.

Dive deep into Shoulder Hooping with Laura Aszman (USA) and get your ninja on with some Breaks with Donna Sparx in these 4 x 2 hour classes. These sessions will equal the perfect blend of flow, movement concepts, tech & giggles. Book now.

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A 4-week course running Saturdays throughout June focussing purely on shoulder hooping flow and ninja breaks. This is a course that is guaranteed to take your shoulders and breaks NEXT LEVEL even if you don’t practise in between. Each week will spend 1 hour on Shoulders and 1 hour on Breaks.

Shoulder Hooping

The incredible Laura Aszman from Beauty In Movement (USA) will be leading the Shoulder Hooping part of the course. Whether you’ve been shoulder hooping for years or haven’t a clue where to begin, this masterclass is for you. Dive deep into your shoulder hooping practise, find your fluidity and flow.

Working from the ground up, this course will begin with foundational movements and gradually build into more – think tracing, shoulder duckouts and graceful, easeful flow. Laura will guide you to get your shoulder hooping buttery smooth in both currents. Teaching shoulder hooping is Laura’s specialty and her approach to facilitating movement is an experience in itself.

Ninja Breaks

Haiiiiiya! It’s time to get your ninja on. Whether you’re just starting out or have some breaks patterns and combos under your belt, this course is going to break you out of your comfort zone, break it all down and make sure you have a BREAK THROUGH! We will look at technique and foundations and a whole lotta BREAKS!

We’ll be exploring a variety of inside and outside, single and double hand shoulder breaks and paddles, leg breaks, elbow breaks, continuous breaks, breaks patterns and combos. You get the idea. We gonna do breaks…

About the Sessions

The course isdesigned for beginners and more advanced hoopers.
When: Saturdays in June from 11am-1pm. (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June)
Location: Online via Zoom AND in-person (as restrictions allow) at Irene’s Warehouse, 5 Pitt St, Brunswick

What To Bring

  • Hoops!  A larger, heavier hoop for shoulder hooping and a lighter, bouncier hoop for breaks. Hoops will be provided too so don’t stress if you don’t have the ‘right’ hoop.
  • BYO playfulness, water bottle and wear comfy clothes.

About the Instructors

Laura Aszman is new to Australia from Portland, Oregon and has been teaching hoop dance for a decade. Her dance-focused style embraces sensuality, flow and grace. Laura’s joyful approach to teaching encourages her students to listen and respond to not only music, but to their state of mind and individual bodies; to inspire a unique, liberating improvisational flow state.
Laura has studied under the pioneers of contemporary hoop dance including Anah “Hoopalicious” Reichenbach and Brecken Rivara and further developed her unique meditative approach under Jonathan Livingston Baxter.
Most of her life dancing made her feel vulnerable and awkward. Once she began exploring movement with the hoop, a deeper connection to her body naturally unfolded. The hoop has been by far Laura’s best dance teacher. It is her movement meditation, her passion and life practice.

Donna Sparx is a professional hula hoop dancer who is passionate about bringing the dance into the hoop and sharing the freedom found in play and flow. Recognised globally for her creativity, innovation, flow facilitation and playful approach, she has shared the hoopla with thousands of people aged 2 to 72! Donna’s superpower is breaking down the trickiest, techiest moves and making them accessible for everyone! Donna has performed with the Women’s Circus and at many festivals and events. She brings a passion and playfulness to her work that is infectious.
Her motto: Do it ‘til you can.

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Instagram: @donnasparx

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4 Week Course, 19 & 26 June Only