Hoopy Happenings is happy to announce that Morgan Jenkins aka Miss MoJangles is our international teacher for 2020
Morgan (Miss Mo’Jangles) is a Los Angeles-based hoop performer, international instructor, and was named the 2016 USA Hooper of the Year.
She is Known for her sassy Hoopography performances, creating the Hooptown Hotties, her cinematic hoop videos (Despondence, Worth It, Halo, Ready For It, Bang Bang, Portal, Flowmance, Dark Paradise, LUCID ), and her role in Showtimes original TV show, “Roadies”. Morgan loves traveling and has been teaching at international hoop retreats and conventions since 2015.
Her goal is to inspire others to express their unique personality & creativity through movement, and she encourages hoopers to #hooplikeyou in her unprecedented hoop intensive: Hoop X.
Hoop X is a transformational 2-day hoopdance experience. My goal is to strengthen your relationship with your hoop and help you develop and love your individual hoop style. The revolution of your hoop practice begins with Hoop X.:
Personalized feedback and instruction in a safe, supportive environment.
Professional, individual video footage.
Exclusive Hoop X alumni network.
2 x 4hour days.
Intermediate/Advanced Level | All Sexes | 16+
A LOT can be found at www.hoopography.com/hoopx
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Creator and Boss Lady of Hoops, Thighs & Buttocks, Jane Fondle is all about getting physical. Starting out as a star in her parent’s lounge room, she then took it to the streets at age 7, surprising her neighbours by busking at their doorstep, singing and dancing “We built this city on rock and roll”. The outer suburbs of Melbourne just weren’t ready for this singing/dancing entrepreneur. As a teenager Fondle finally found an outlet for dancing onstage in a fabulous costume and became a National Aerobics champion. She then moved on to become the world Twister champion (true story!). Disaster struck during a bad g-string leotard incident in a fit of Flashdancing victory, leaving her unable to walk for some time (story slightly embellished). Once rehabilitated she discovered hula hooping as a great way to work out in her lounge room while fleeing from societal shame. After 14 years of hooping she’s feeling at peace with a movement medium based on thrusting the hips. Fondle has developed her own hula hooping style, incorporating 80’s dance, aerobics, hip-hop and comedy. She now travels the world, training and teaching at international hula hoop retreats but always returns home to her beloved Melbourne where she loves choreographing, creating, performing, running hilarious hens parties and most of all teaching students of all levels the fine arts of hula hooping and expressive 80’s dance
Bring back the Fondle with her 80’s Hoop Dance to Hoopy Happenings 2020
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Mixes a stunning 5-hoop show with emcee shenanigans. Trained professionally as a clown and an expert at being a fool, Helly’s been performing and teaching circus for over 6 years and is a pro at throwing a hoop party. Her latest act features crazy balance tricks, mind-bending speed and 5-hoop magic.
She’s performed in 7 countries and across 3 states in Australia. Kapow! Last year she did a performance tour to Central America with Performers Without Borders, then went onto Paris, returning to Melbourne to perform at festivals, markets and events across the eastern seaboard. Due to feature at Italian Hoop Connection and RiverHoop Slovenia, she’s stoked to be back in Australia with you for Hoopy Happenings 2020.
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Heidi Hoops Hillier is a comic physical theatre and circus performer specializing in hula-hoops.
Heidi has performed at many of events in Sydney, Europe, Regional Australia and cruise ships in the Pacific Ocean. Venues include National Maritime Museum, Cockatoo Island, Opera House, Darling Harbour and the Rocks Bizzare. Festivals include: Vivid-Festival of Light, Hoopla Festival, Sydney Children’s Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, LINZ Street Theatre Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the National Circus Festival. Heidi has appeared on the ABC’s Australian comedy documentary “Stop Laughing This is Serious: Too Much Variety is Barely Enough.”
Heidi learnt her technical circus Hula Hooping skills from Yos Worth at Fruit Fly Circus in the Professional Artist development Program. She and assembled her first skills and stage routine with Kareena Oats (Rock n’ Roll Circus/Circus Oz/Guinness World Records royalty). Her Hoop Juggling coaches include Mark Douglas, Karen Circus, Steve Bags/Valentina Orbit. Heidi originally trained as an aerialist with Natalie Harris (Cirque du Solei), and Rodleigh Stevens (Trix Circus). She has worked with Kim Kaos to learn the fine art of Lassoing and learnt whip skills from Australian Whipcracking Champion Daniel Wicks.
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Jessica & Jewelz met at High & Dry Festival in 2009 when Jewelz was teaching a hula hoop workshop. Jess booked Jewelz for her birthday party that year. Then they kept bumping into each other at festivals that they happened to be going to solo. They decided to go to a festival together and so their friendship shimmied into being. They’ve performed together only once before creating a crazy fusion of Isis wings, belly dance & hoops as they transformed and morphed on stage into being. Perhaps they will re-visit that performance and shake the dust from the prop? They’ve taught kids together once before and for many years they have talked about combining their superpowers and teaching belly dance and hoops in their own sassy way.
Premiering at Hoopy Happenings 2020 they will bring you Shimmy Hoopz!
Jessica & Jewelz are excited to be premiering their new workhshop & performance at the Friday Nite Cabaret at Hoopy Happenings 2020.
Shimmy Juju Dance
Jessica is an organic and versatile Bellydancer who began dancing in 2008, when she fell head over heels in love with Egyptian Oriental and Theatrical Folkloric dances. Studying with various Sydney based teachers, she slowly developed into the heartfelt and joyful performer you can see dancing at various restaurants and functions across Sydney today. Jessica loves sharing that ‘warm-fuzzy feeling you can only get from having a really good shimmy’ by teaching Belly Dance, as well as Yoga, and is the Team Leader for the Sydney Shimmy Mob Team. Because Jessica strongly believes that you can never stop learning about both dance and yourself, she continues to study with visiting international teachers, as well as the Hathor Dance Studio. She enjoys jet setting across the seas for Bellydance workshops and festivals (most recently Marta Korzun in New Zealand) and taking part in various Theatrical Belly Dance projects like Tamalyn Dallal’s Dance Without a Name (Perth) and Belly Queen’s Journey Along the Silk Road (Perth, Sydney).
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The femme fatale of fire, Hannah Indigo combines her rockstar attitude with a die-hard love for hair metal to bring you fire shows that are unique, explosive and outragously OTT, a sight not to be missed! With over 6 years of hands on industry experience with fire, we’ll be walking through the basics of fire safety to keep both yourself and others safe.
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She has been a drama queen for as long as she can remember. She thinks you all should be drilling every day. So she’s going to whip you into shape at hoopy happenings to be the hooper of your dreams!
It won’t be easy but it will be fun!
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Boss Lady at Hoopy Happenings! Head Hoopologist at Jewelz A Hoopz! Jewelz will be leading you on the bushwalk. Torturing you with warm ups before Drills in the morning and myofascial balls in the afternoon.
Generally running around being Jewelz! She is tactile so hugs are always welcomed and graciously given when in need or want.
Jewelz started with 1 hoop in 2006 but as you all know 1 leads to lots! She’s been teaching since 2009 and twirling around the world with those sparkly little circles from the very beginning! Teaching in remote communities of Australia, social circus in Asia, many retreats & conventions & workshops… two passions colliding… hula hoops & travel!
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Please feel free to get in touch with us.
We would love to hear from you:)
jewelz *at* jewelzahoopz *dot* com