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Coming to Figment NYC 2014… stay tuned!
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Let’s get you started on this path of Brain Body Bliss… Step away from the computer, grab your foam roller, and enjoy this yummy shoulder and neck stretch series!
Tip: If you don’t have a foam roller handy, you can use a rolled up yoga mat and either a yoga brick or thick book under your head!
Feel free to leave any questions or feedback in the comments below!
Hoopers, I’m so excited to share with you this vital information that will help sustain a long and healthy hoop life!
Body Mechanics for Hoopers address treatment and prevention of common injuries and low-level chronic pain prevalent amongst zealously passionate hoop dancers. Learn the causes of specific hoop-related ailments including Low Back Pain, Piriformis Syndrome (Hooper’s Hip), Sciatica, knee dysfunctions, and more. Learn the anatomy behind the pain, and easy training techniques to keep your Hooping body pain-free.
Class begins with breath awareness and activation of your deepest abdominal layer that supports the spine. We continue through a dancey- BexStep Warmup before tackling Core Hoop Drills (yes, in both currents!). Ass-kicking conditioning for your hooping hips is then rewarded with yummy stretches and self-massage incorporating physio props.
Stretch what is tight and strengthen what is weak! Bex gives you the tools to keep your body happy, and flow on.
What to bring:
- hoops for waist or shoulder hooping
- yoga mat
- foam roller (LA: please bring your own. SF and Boulder, extras will be on hand for lend and/or purchase)
- clothes you can move and hoop in
- enthusiasm for learning and questions about your bodies!
Bex Burton is a Certified Pilates Trainer, Hoop Revolution Certified Mentor, Thai Bodyworker and Professional Anatomy Geek. She has a 30 year dance background, and has been teaching movement professionally since 2003. She has taught classes in ballet and modern dance, spinning, cardio and strength training, HoopDance, Pilates mat, and her specialty, rehabilitative private Pilates on the equipment. She’s an expert in leading both individuals and groups through fun, inspiring classes, seamlessly weaving in relevant body knowledge, targeted physical benefits and wellness motivation. Learn more at www.senseofmotion.com/about
San Francisco, CA: Sunday March 2, 1-3pm
$45 Bring a Friend Special through Feb 23 / $50 Regular Pricing
DanceGround Keriac: 1805 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA, 94115
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Los Angeles, CA: Thursday March 6, 6:15-8:15pm
$45 Bring a Friend Special through Feb 23 / $50 Regular Pricing
Fire Groove: 671 N Berendo St, Los Angeles, CA 90004
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There are times in life where circumstances invite us to “Level Up.” Whether it’s a job promotion, a break up or new relationship, or an upgrade in technology, simply put, life keeps moving, and we must adapt and keep up.
Though I’m headed West at the beginning of December, my return trips to New York will be often. Starting this January, I invite you to “Level Up” in your practice with these two very special offerings. Click through for details, registration and payment.
Anatomy, Kinesiology, Principles of Training, Vocabulary of Movement, Pro-Tips and other awesome sauce from THE BEX!
Saturday January 18, 2014
Triskelion Arts, Williamsburg Brooklyn
COMBO SPECIAL! Trainer Class + Enrichment Workshop: $160
BONUS! Receive a 15 minute, one-on-one private consultation of your choosing when you register for the lecture or class/lecture combo!
This interactive lecture is specifically designed to help YOU become a better movement teacher. Also appropriate for the spin or dance enthusiast wishing to go deeper in practice with more knowledge about the body and how we move. Whether you are certified or not, have a weekly class or are happy in your own practice, the information shared in this 5-hour interactive lecture will forever change the way you approach your body and those of your students.
*Space is limited to promote rich discussion.
Course of Study:
Anatomy/Kinesiology “Lite” : learn major bones and muscle groups of the body; what’s what, where it lives and what it does. Learn “anatomically correct” postures, deviations from, and how that manifests in your classroom.
Vocabulary of Movement: adopt clear, precise verbal cues from clinical terminology
Principles of Training: maximize the physical benefits of your class and keep students safe
Concepts of Dance: easy variations to challenge yourself and most advanced students without straying from your programming
Pro-Tips: understanding body patterns and injuries, decoding mind-body psychology, vocabulary of positivity, crafting spontaneous inspiring critique and time-effective delivery strategies, and many other invaluable bits of knowledge to up your student retention and sell out your classes!
Bex Burton is a Certified Pilates Teacher, Hoop Revolution Certified Mentor, Thai Bodyworker and Professional Anatomy Geek. She has a 30 year dance background, and has been teaching movement professionally since 2003. She has taught classes in ballet and modern dance, spinning, cardio and strength training, HoopDance, and Pilates mat, as well as private and small group Pilates on the equipment. She’s an expert in leading both individuals and groups through fun, inspiring classes seamlessly weaving in relevant body knowledge and physical benefits. Learn more at www.senseofmotion.com/about
Hoopers and Movers, I encourage you to continue your participation and support of the flow arts in NYC! Finding flow is truly one way to build community and stay connected with your source in this amazing city we live in.
Here are some of my personal recommendations, friends and Flow colleagues that will be happy to keep you moving while I’m away. Please respect the professional relationship I have with these teachers and avoid re-posting any of these offers beyond this list.
Stefan Spins hosts the longest-running hoop class in New York, Groovehoops, every Monday night at the 14th Street YMCA. Classes are drop in, open-level, and hoops are provided. This class is perfect for newbies and seasoned hoopers alike, and you’re guaranteed a good time and friendly faces when you go.
SPECIAL: All classes are $12!
Claire de Luxe is one of NYC’s longest running flow-arts teachers and established performers. Known for her clarity of instruction and detailed, grounded approach, she currently teaches 4-5 poi classes and 1 open-level fan class per week. Her 10-week class series include a private facebook group and weekly video review to help with good practice habits, and, unless it’s the dead of winter, a fire class!
Winter sessions will start early December, new schedule will be posted on the Triskelion Arts Website.
To be informed when new classes are announced join Claire’s low-traffic announce list.
SPECIAL: New students get 10% off a winter class package if you email Claire with code I <3 BEX.
Jessie McGee is super excited to begin teaching her style of Hoop Dance at Triskelion Arts! Having been Bex’s student for four+ years, and fired up and inspired on many levels from events in Sacred Circularities Sedona, she’ll be offering classes on Wednesdays at Triskelion Studios starting mid-January. Check out her Facebook page for upcoming details and email her directly for more information.
SPECIAL: She is offering a 10% class discount for all 2013 Sense of Motion students, good for any one series. Mention which term you took class when signing up to redeem the offer.
A Health Educator for 15 years, Amy Rogers is a movement enthusiast and hoop dance guru-goddess! In addition to hooping, she has studied many forms of dance, including ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern, hip hop, bellydance, burlesque and other flow modalities. Amy is the only licensed and certified HoopGirl workout instructor in NYC and would love for you to join The Hoop Movement for the next open-level class series, starting this Tuesday!
Celia Kutcher has been hooping for 5 years and is a certified Hoopnotica instructor. She specializes in beginners and children, and teaches in various locations throughout Brooklyn. Her classes are fun and challenging, focusing on hooping on and off the body, rhythm and flow. Check out her website, Bklynhooper.com.
SPECIAL: $5 off your first class or 10% off a 10 pack for Sense of Motion students. Email to RSVP: Celia@bklynhooper.com
JoniSue Cleavinger has been a committed hoop dancer for 4 years. She has worked with many hooping gurus, and as a result brings a wide variety of techniques and dance styles into her classes. Recently she has been incorporating street style dance into her hoop, with a current focus on wacking (hoop wacking). Her classes are ideal for both beginners and advanced hoop dancers providing a fundamental basis for growth within the hoop, in addition to techniques that will help your ever evolving hoop dance.
SPECIAL: $5 off your first class, good for Sense of Motion students.
Ted Petrosky will be teaching two sections of contact staff class at Triskelion beginning in January. Check out his seamless flow on his YouTube page. Email him for more information: tedcpet
With a little help from her friends, Bex Burton, aka THE BEX, nationally acclaimed hoopdancer, teacher, and the hoop behind HELLO!100, Presents “All is LOVE!”, a choreographed group hoop performance, guest starring YOU!
Join the army of glittery spirally hoopers that bring Figment and Dance Parade to life one more time this fall in this joyful celebration of LOVE in all forms: familial, romantic, unrequited, unreconciled, plutonic, and of course, the divine, exquisite, extraordinary… TRUE LOVE!
Our final performances of All is LOVE! will happen on Saturday September 28th as part of the 2013 FAB! Fest, hosted by the Fourth Arts Block in the East Village. Don’t miss this afternoon of catching up with friends, dancing of all kinds, performance in the festival, and a renegade-LED reprise of the work later in the evening. Our exact time and locations will be posted here in the coming weeks.
CALL FOR HOOPERS:
Whether you danced All is LOVE! earlier this summer or whether you’re new, there’s a place for you in this fun, easy to learn group piece. We will gather once again our giant sea of hoopers to wow audiences with the power and beauty of hoopdance.
- Learn the choreography via youtube in advance (YouTube videos of the choreography will be sent to dancers once registered)
- Attend 1-2 rehearsals between 9/14-9/28 (Rehearsal schedule is posted to registered dancers. Rehearsals are not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. Location TBD)
- Be available approximately 3-9pm in Manhattan on Saturday 9/28.
photo by Chris Fernando
Links to stuff you need!
Full Choreo: Intermediate/Adv Variations NOW INCLUDING FIGMENT NOTES
Photo by Andres Cruz
SPRING AHEAD with Bex in the 30 Hours/ 30 Days Performance Project (Adv Beginner- Advanced)
Dance New Amsterdam
May 14-June 15
Ready for the next level? Ready to up your DANCE? Enroll in DNA’s Performance Project and embark on a choreographic exploration, a 30-hours in 30-days intensive where you will grow as a dancer and a performer in your hoop! We meet 2-3 times per week for four weeks: 2.5-3 hours of warm up, drills, technique, and phrasing. Our phrasing builds into a 8-10 minute piece for the DNA stage, where we will perform in four fully produced, evening length shows featuring 5 DNA choreographer/teachers in DNA’s 130-seat theater. Auditions suggested and negotiable.
Visit the Performance Project on the DNA website for details and pricing, and secure your spot today!
Tuesdays 5/14-6/4 8:30-11pm
Fridays 5/17-6/7 5-8pm
Monday 5/27 8-11pm
Mondays 6/3-6/10 8-10:30pm
Sunday 6/9 10am-11am
Tuesday 6/11 8:30-10pm
Wednesday 6/12 6pm-9pm
Thursday 6/13, Friday 6/14: 7:30pm
Saturday 6/15: 3pm and 7:30pm