Need some ideas about how to pick up the hoop once it's landed on the floor? Check out this fun hula hoop move by Gail O'Brien shared with us at the 2012 Hoop Camp Retreat in Santa Cruz in September! Gail is a spectacular teacher with several years of experience as an instructor, performer and community organizer. She will be teaching at the SCBali 2013 reteat during the week of April 12-18. Thanks for watching! Please subscribe to our Youtube channel and like us on Facebook. Much love to you! We appreciate your support!
Music for this tutorial is by Grapes via Creative Commons Licensing
Gail O'Brien is a dynamic and technical contemporary hoop dancer and a renowned hoop teacher based in the UK. Gail has taught and toured extensively in the last 4 years at events including SWHoop (UK), Hoop Convergence (USA), Spin Summit (USA) European Juggling Convention (Munich), Brighton Flow Fest(UK) and UK Hoop Gatherings (UK). She also runs the annual Manchester Hoop Congress, now in its fourth year, which brings together the best of UK and international hoop talent to teach and perform. Gail is excited to be an instructor as part of the retreat team for the Sacred Circularities Hoop Dance and Movement Meditation Retreat in Bali this April, 2013.
Her unique and adaptable performance style with hoop, fire hoop and LED/glow hoop has seen her perform internationally at cabarets, conventions, festivals and corporate events.
Gail has just completed a year’s circus training at Belfast Circus School where she has created a stunning new act fusing hoop manipulation, dance, acrobatics, and building on skills developed during the Circus in Performance course at GreenTop Circus School in 2011.
She is also using her physiotherapy degree to develop injury prevention workshops for Circus Performers.