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Hula Hooping Workshops for Schools

Rise Hoop Dance is passionate about encouraging children to get active and be the best they can be. Creative hula hooping workshops and after-school programs combine hooping with circus tricks, dance and music to create a playful platform for children to explore self-expression and personal growth. So let's rise up and hula hoop together!

Debbie is a certified Hoop Love Coach with DBS clearance, Public Liability Insurance and Paediatric First Aid training. Debbie has over 16 years experience working in education and is a trained Thrive Practitioner. Discover more about Debbie here.

Why hula hooping?

Debbie's hula hooping workshops are full of energising, active and structured fun. Unique and accessible hoop-based activities encourage children of all ages (from 5 to 18) to get fit and explore their own development. Sessions are set in a friendly, non-judgemental and non-competitive environment in which we celebrate personal and class achievements.

Workshops can link in with many areas of school life including PE, dance, PSHE, citizenship and enrichment. Previous schools have used hula hooping workshops to promote Healthy Schools Week, Sports Week and Good to Be Green initiatives. 


The many benefits of hula hooping in schools include:

* Developing interests and skills for life

* Promotion of a fit and healthy lifestyle 

* Participation in cardio fitness activities

* Improved balance, flexibility and stamina

* Improved core stability, gross and fine motor skills and body awareness

* Increased self-esteem, confidence and resilience

* Enhanced motivation and concentration

* A sense of achievement, fun and enjoyment in learning

* Improved communication, and social skills

* Greater class collaboration and cohesion

* Opportunities to problem solve and take risks in a safe environment

* An ability to express feelings and emotions safely through creative movement and dance

* Raised aspirations and attainment

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What can I expect?

Debbie's fully planned workshops are energising, active and tailored to the needs of the group. Children of all ages (from 5 to 18) are encouraged to get active and explore their own development. This is done in a friendly, non-judgemental and non-competitive environment in which we celebrate personal and class achievements. 

Typically a class workshop will last between 30 minutes and 1 hour. In that time we will:

*Play interactive hula hoop-based warm-up games

*Engage in exciting and interactive hula hoop lessons (hooping on the waist, arms,   hands,          neck and other body parts!)

*Combine hooping skills with fun hoop circus tricks

*Develop physical, social and emotional well-being through hoop-based challenges and team         games

*Put together a sequence of hula hoop moves to create a hoop dance routine

*Explore individual hooping styles through freestyle hooping time

*Play interactive hoop-based cool-down games

During regular after-school programs hoopers extend their hooping skills each week and work together to choreograph a fantastic hoop dance that can be shared at school and community events. Debbie has taken hoop dance groups to the Stages dance festival at Colston Hall for the last 3 years. 

Who can hula hoop?

Anyone can hula hoop! Hooping has a quick success rate making it is perfect for children of all ages and abilities. All you need is a correctly sized good quality hula hoop and a nurturing and inclusive hoop teacher.

Debbie has worked (and hula hooped) with a wide range of children and young people including young carers, Looked after Children, refugee children and students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 

Even big kids can hula hoop! Rise Hoop Dance also offers well-being workshops for teachers and support staff. 

Hula hooping packages to suit your school

Packages can be tailored to meet the needs of your school. Whether you'd like half a day of hula hooping, a full day or a stand alone workshop Debbie can work around you and your budget. 

Typically a workshop can cater for a maximum of 30 children and lasts between 30 minutes and 1 hour.

As a guide half a school day of standard hula hooping workshops starts at £180, depending on class numbers and the individual requirements of your school. Based on two 1 hour workshops with 30 children in each that works out at just £3 per hooper!

All packages include hula hoop hire, planned workshops with Debbie (certified Hoop Love Coach), a risk assessment of activities and travel costs within 15 miles of Bristol - BS3. Travel outside of this zone may incur additional travel costs. 

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You can also book Rise Hoop Dance for after school programs and school events. Get in touch for more information.

Contact me

Would you like further information about hula hooping in your school? Please get in touch.

Debbie Maidment / Bristol

07791 474987

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