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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    PITTSBURGH OPEN STREETS - SUNDAY JULY 30th on PENN at 13th STREET IN THE STRIP DISTRICT!

    Hoop Teach and Jam will be participating in Pittsburgh Open Streets in the Strip District on Sunday, July 30th ALL DAY! We will be doing free demos, classes and jams on Penn Avenue at 13th Street, we will supply the hoops! If you haven't hooped with us yet and want to see what the buzz is about, make sure to stop past the all day for some hooping, teaching, and jamming!

  • AN HOUR LONG HULA HOOPING FITNESS EXPERIENCE!

    Attention! Hula Hooping is not just for kids! Embrace your inner flow and express yourself in dance as you strengthen your core, blast calories, sculpt your muscles and build coordination in this action-packed Adult Hoop Teach and Jam Class! Bring your own hoop, purchase, or borrow one for the class and learn basic skills such as on-body hooping which will be taught in detail, and additional tricks, dances, and poses based on class progression and interest. No previous experience is necessary, all levels are welcome. This is a low-pressure class where you can learn at your own pace and Ebony, your instructor, will be there to help students progress at their comfort and skill level.

    The first part of class includes a dynamic warm-up, detailed instruction on various hoop tricks and techniques, as well as a few bodyweight exercises. The second part of class includes a Hoop Jam Circle where you can choose to show off everything you’ve learned as a group to some great tunes, followed by a chilled-out cool-down.

  • MEET EBONY

    Learn about the woman who will be leading the way as your instructor during every Hoop Teach and Jam session

    aka Kinetic Enigma

    I am Ebony Thomas. a 30 year old wife, Hula hooper, Tang Soo Do Martial Artist and Personal Training student from Pittsburgh Pa. I started hooping as a flow art back in January 2016, but my oldest hoop is 8 years old! I originally purchased a weighted fitness hoop from Canyon Hoops 8 years ago to help me lose weight. I spent about 40 minutes a day waist hooping and it helped me lose 50 pounds! After I lost the weight, I retired my hoop not realizing all the amazing things you can do with hooping. About 6 years later, I discovered some Hoop Flow videos on Instagram and was amazed! I knew my weighted hoop was way too big to do the tricks that I saw so I went to Target and purchased a lighted wave hoop and that was history! Hooping is my passion and I found that I love showing people how to Hula Hoop for the first time! Last spring I created a Hoop Fitness Program called Hoop Teach and Jam to teach friends and peers how to Hula Hoop. In addition I have done demonstrations and performances and plan to add more opportunities to my journey. I am looking forward to hooping, teaching, and jamming with you all!

  • Booking and private classes

    Are you interesting in booking Hoop Teach and Jam at your workplace, festival or event? How about booking Ebony to perform at your wedding, reunion, or party?
    Please provide all necessary information, and we will respond as soon as possible. You can also email or call through the contact information below.

  • TESTIMONIALS

    Katrina Clark

    "What I like best about doing hoop jam, is the fun I have learning basic hula hooping . Like any fitness workout you break a sweat but you are not in pain. If anything you feel invigorated in taking that first step to something new. Ebony is a great teacher and she takes the time to make sure you are doing the moves correctly and that you are having fun.

    For a novice like me I learned new techniques that I didn't know were apart of hula hooping.

    So to all the people on the fence about taking a class. Just sign up and get hooping you will be glad you did. "

    Brynn Yochim

    "Ebony’s Hoop Teach and Jams combine the art of learning new skills, dance, body discovery, and exercise with an enjoyable, unique twist. Ebony is patient and makes beginners feel comfortable while they learn the basics, while providing alternative instruction to more advanced hoopers. She ramps up the difficulty in a steady, non-intimidating way while supporting an energetic and motivated atmosphere. The tricks you learn during her class build on each other. There is nothing quite like the satisfying excitement you feel once you get the hang of a new move. Time goes by quickly during the hoop jams and you will feel muscle soreness the next day. I have a custom hoop that she made and I am in love with it! I look forward to attending more classes this season and hooping to the awesome music that she plays. If you’re reading this, I hope to meet you at a session and get our hoop on together! I recommend Ebony’s Hoop Teach and Jam classes to anyone looking to burn some calories while deepening your relationship with your body, and hula-hoop in a fun, friendly, inclusive environment."

  • #STATSFORNERDS

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    10

    Students

    9+ hours

    Hoop Teach and Jam Sessions