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Where do I take Class NOW???

Friday, November 1st, 2013

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!

SPECIAL:  follow this secret link to find discounts for Sense of Motion students: $20 off your first six-session series or $10 off three sessions. Hurry! The next class series starts Tuesday 11/5!


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,

SPECIAL: $5 off your first class or 10% off a 10 pack for Sense of Motion students. Email to RSVP:


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.

Her open level hoop dance class in Astoria starts Nov 11th. You can read more about her on her website

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:


All is LOVE! at FAB! Fest Manhattan

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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.

Check out other large group choreography produced by THE BEX and the teaser for “All is LOVE,” shot at Figment earlier this year.
View and RSVP to the event on Facebook.


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

All is LOVE HooperKit

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Links to stuff you need!


Rehearsal Schedule

Music and Timecode Counts

Download the Track

Payment Info (includes mailing address)


Full Choreo: Intermediate/Adv Variations  NOW INCLUDING FIGMENT NOTES

Final Track: Transition to Beatles to the END

From Start to Beatles: Basic Variations


Photo by Andres Cruz

30 Hours/ 30 Days Performance Project

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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

Spring Shows Payment Info

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Each dancer is asked to contribute $15 to offset the cost of producing these large-scale shows. Costs accrued include paying for our Dance Parade registration fee for group with car, curated soundtrack, sound system, gas for our sound car and generator to run sound, rehearsal space, and a small stipend for our Love Ambassadors to cover their out-of-pocket costs.

Rather than making a paypal button on my site (paypal takes fees automatically) please send your payment via paypal to Mark your payment “Personal” or “Friends/Family” to avoid fees.

Payment can also be made in cash in advance in any rehearsal. All Love Ambassadors running rehearsals are ready to collect and  record your payment.

You may also pay by personal check made out to Bex Burton, and mailed to 99 Sutton Street #203, Brooklyn, NY 11222.


Enrichment Discount on Select Thai Bodywork

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

I’m deepening my Thai Bodywork knowledge this spring and sharing the Metta (loving kindness) with you through deep discounts on all sessions held in the Sense of Motion home studio in Greenpoint through the end of April. Treat your hard working body to the passive stretch and compression healing of Nuad Boran, the ancient art of Thai Massage.

60 minute massage – $50 (normally $85 in my home / $125 in your home)

90 minute massage – $75 (normally $120 in mine / $160 in your home)

(Discount applies to sessions in the Sense of Motion home studio in Greenpoint only. Regular pricing applies for all in-home sessions. Discount valid through end of April. Subject to availability and scheduling.)

Read more about Thai Bodywork and how to prepare for your massage here.

email to schedule your appointment today.



Single Class Kickback

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Taking a full hoop series can be daunting. Why commit to 6 or 7 classes if I don’t know I can keep up? If I’m going to be bored? If I hate the music?

It’s ok to put a few toes in first…

Try a single class with Bex before the end of the Winter Series 2013 and receive $5 off your purchase of any Early Spring Series at regular pricing.

Due to limited space and high demand, advanced RSVP is requested to hold space, and all single classes are held to 24-hour cancellation courtesy. Email to RSVP.  Visit Winter Class descriptions  for remaining dates. Single classes are $20.

HoopDance Class Etiquette

Friday, January 4th, 2013

There aren’t many rules in HoopDance class, but the few I have are pretty sacred. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our classroom etiquette.

– Aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before class. These few moments will allow you to change and mentally prepare to be present in your body with the group. If you do arrive late, stash your belongings and join the group as quickly as possible.

– No Street shoes on the studio floor.  Only non-marking dance shoes that don’t touch the dirty city sidewalks are allowed on the dance floor. Please remove all other shoes as you enter the studio.

– No food allowed in the studio. Water highly recommended! It is also recommended to eat only lightly if at all 1 hour prior to class.

– If making up or taking a single class, kindly position yourself in the back of the room, especially if you are leveling up or down. You are welcome to ask questions, but please know that your answers may be abbreviated, and you may get modified material to work on, so as to maintain the overall flow of the series’ coursework. I am available for private coaching if I am unable to backtrack material you may have missed.

– Please silence all cellphones and leave any and all electronics with your belongings until class is over. Our time is so short together, your text messages, missed calls and status updates can wait!

– Please remain attentive when we split off into groups. If you are waiting your turn to dance the material, please respect the other hoopers who have the floor and remain silent or cheer them on. Observation is also key in learning, so please pay attention to cues that I give dancers while you watch. You may solve your own questions just by listening!

– Please do not correct other students in class. While I appreciate your understanding of the work, it is more distracting than helpful and complicates my teaching when my students are getting information from multiple sources. If you have a useful suggestion, you may bring it to me to consider.

– Please do not haggle for classes. My rates, terms and policies are set to afford proper dance studio space, and compensate my creative efforts. Though we may only spend 90 minutes together, your tuition pays for so many more hours of my time, between administration, self practice, programming, travel to and teaching classes. Please take responsibility for managing your own time and scheduling your make ups in advance whenever possible, and no more than two weeks of your missed class to redeem.

– Do not solicit your business in my class.

– When the hoop falls, we celebrate, “WHEEE!”

– Above all else, please keep in mind that we are dancing with Hula Hoops. We are all on a unique individual journey that is to be honored and celebrated by every person in class. Please maintain a supportive and non-competitive attitude not only to your peers, but to yourself. No one’s dance is perfect or meant to be so, it is simply meant to be our own. Own it!

HELLO!100 Funders and Producers

Friday, June 15th, 2012

A huge THANK YOU to all who helped make HELLO!100 a success!
Contribution level indicates cash and in-kind donations

Anna Hecker
Nicholas Whitaker

Mary Kuzma

Ali Luminescent
Araminta Atherton
Barbara Gentile
Bluming Studio
Celia Kutcher
Craig Miller
Dance New Amsterdam
Deborah Yoon
DJ Carmen
Kai Altair
Kevin Balktick
Jean Burton
Mimi Fischer
Randy Kato/ R.K. Spinburne Hoops
Renee Renata Bergan
Tania Turcinovic
Troo Hoops

Aaron Williamson
Alan Effron
Alison Lerman
Andrea Coffin
Angela Horstman
Anita Devi
Annette Koberlein
April Jones
Betty Jackson King
Bry Wheatley
Deah Gulley
Drew Maitreya Meeks
Evan EZ Kushin and Morgan Kato
Jen Hill
Jessie HulaHoops McGee
John Burton
Kim Shields
Lara Eastburn/
Lisa Gallant
Liza Chiu
Matthew Pozzi
Meagan Star Bond
Michelle Behrand
Rachel Jaffe
Rachel Landi
Regina Love
Rich James
Robert Raphael
Shirley Hau
Stefan Pildes
Tawny Love
Thomas Tisch
Zina Brown

THANKS TO 40 additional $1-$29 contributors

Brooke Sweet

Amy Rogers
Bonnie Joi Rosman
Captain Tina Spinz Hemmerle
Christine Wang
Connie Wang
Maria Randolph
Stefan Pildes

Araminta Atherton

JoniSue Cleavenger
Kristi Jetpack Ketting
Randy Kato
Susan Buck

HELLO!100: Hooper HELLOkit

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

You Rock! Thank you for participating in this crazy beautiful vision. This is your page for faq’s, music and video references and performance information. If your question isn’t addressed here, enter it in Your Q’s and everyone can benefit from your asking.

Your Q’s

REHEARSAL RSVP’s (please fill out each tab)

HELLO!100 Art