2014 Astral Hoops Festival Tour
*** 2015 Tour Info Coming Soon!! ***
We love festivals. Hooping, dancing, celebrating, camping, and doing it all with you wonderful hooper friends! This season, we're packing our festival schedule tighter than our sleeping bags when they're packed in those tiny little sleeping bag bags. We can't wait to get out to the great outdoors, enjoy some good jams, and show you all the cool things we've been creating over the winter. Make sure to check back here every now and again. This list of festivals we'll be at will keep growing as we get more of them confirmed.
Where We'll Be
The Spin Summit
May 8-11 (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Fostering positive community connection, movement exploration & growth are core values to the Spin Summit team. Expand your boundaries & explore space with hoops, mini hoops, poi, contact staff, double staff, flow wand, long string flow wand, rope dart, flags, contact juggling, club manipulation, buggeng (S staff), ball & club juggling, shapes, hand stands/acrobatics, dance and more!
May 22-26 (Carrboro, North Carolina)
Hoop Convergence is the original Hoop Dancer's Conference held outside the beautiful Hooper Haven of Carrboro, North Carolina, an area rich with devout hoopers, grassroots communities and biodiversity. Hoop Convergence brings together the skills of talented teachers and performers from around the continent and beyond.
Hoop Dance was the potent seed of Hoop Convergence, and will always be the foundation of this event and a thread that weaves us together. This year, in addition to our fantastic lineup of hoop instructors, Hoop Convergence will continue to practice inclusion by calling in some amazing artists in the realms of Circus & Flow Arts and Conscious Embodiment practices. You'll have the option to explore contact staff, flow wand, aerial acrobatics, partner acro/AcroYoga, slackline, Ecstatic Dance, yoga, cyr wheel and more.
June 11-15 (Joshua Tree, California)
Cirquecamp is a yearly transformational gathering of the cirque, flow, fire and spin arts communities to learn, connect and participate in beginner to advanced workshops and discussions to expand skills and exposure to multiple movement/flow arts forms including yoga and fusion dance styles.
Inspire yourself with Hoop Dance, Poi & Staff, Fire Dancing, Aerial Silks, Lyra, Cyr Wheel, Juggling, Stilt Walking and more. Immerse yourself in the accessible world of the Cirque Arts with dazzling performances every night.
June 26-29 (Rothbury, Michigan)
Return To Roots Gathering
July 24-28 (Saylorsburg, PA)
Return to Roots Gathering will celebrate its 4th year of groundbreaking workshops, incredible music, some of the best designers and goods in the Roots Marketplace, and a safe container for expressing creative energy in a transformative, heart-opening, collaborative experience.
Sept 24-28 (Santa Cruz, California)
Hoopcamp is the largest yearly gathering of the hoop dance community, held at a Tibetan Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, California. Now in it's 7th year, hoopers from all over the world come together at Hoopcamp to share, connect, learn, and celebrate the hoop as a transformational movement tool for creative self-expression.
Oct 3-5 (Bristol, UK)
Note: We will be attending, but will not have products with us to vend.
SWhoop is the South West Hoop Conference brought to you by Hooping Mad, a high intensity weekend of classes, workshops, shows and an LED hoop ball. Each year we offer a range of the best international hoop teachers and instructors plus extra circus and dance workshops.
Add to that two amazing shows, and LED party, lunchtime forums and the best food Bristol has to offer and you have SWhoop!
Where Else Would You Like To See Us?
Don't see a festival that you're attending listed above? Let us know! We're still planning our tour and we'd love to add a few more stops!