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    Laugh, dance and supercharge your September and learn to hula hoop; feel-good fitness to pep up your Mondays.


    Come and join us for this fun, challenging and rewarding hula hoop dance course. We'll be focusing on a different part of the body each week, classes are gently guided and there's time for individual questions and development. You'll use muscles you didn't know you had and give your brain a workout - all to a great soundtrack.

    Hooping burns about 7 calories a minute - slightly less than push-ups, but a ton more fun.

    "The Joy of Hooping classes are fun, liberating, silly, exciting, tricky, and something completely different." - Franca


    6 week FUN-DAMENTALS COURSE - begins Monday September 11th 2017, HUBnub Centre, Frome









    Hoop dance is a beautiful fusion of dance,

    play and circus skills.
    It can take many forms - a way to keep fit,

    a movement meditation, choreographed dance,

    creative self-expression,

    with LED's or fire hoop dance becomes a stunning glow show.


    Hooping can be :

    meditative, energising, playful, calming and fun.


    It's individual. A fun, healthy, all-round happy-making activity for people of all ages and stages.


    Experiences to move every body

    Hula hoop classes in Frome, Bath, Bradford on Avon, Somerset, Bristol and in your home via HowNow online classes.


    Everyone can hoop! Online hoop dance classes, tutorials and workshops in your area.


    Emilie has been playing with hoop dance since 2009 when she saw Grace Jones hoop, realised life was missing something circular and found Emma Kenna’s classes. Since then she’s been hooked on hoop and has performed in large choreographed acts as well as solo and smaller group shows across the UK, and was in the final 10 of Hooping Idol 2014.


    She’s taught over 1,000 people to hoop at classes, festivals and workshops including pensioners, policemen, toddlers and bankers. Interested in hooping as a release and a challenge; a tool for creativity and health.





    Emilie Joy Rowell: hoop dance, LED and fire performer in Frome, Somerset. www.thejoyfhooping.com


    Emilie studied Fine art In Context and has worked in moving image, glass and physical performance.

    Her work has been shown across the U.K. and Japan.

    Fully insured Equity member.


    As a hoop dancer she’s performed in front of crowds up to 10,000 people at venues including the O2, Speigeltent, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness Festivals. Working with single, double hoop, fire hoop, LED hoops, fire fans and fire palms; Emilie loves performing live and has been involved in large scale shows with Macnas, Protein Dance and Fireworks Collective.



    The Joy of Hooping hula hoop skills workshops for schools.

    Super fun classes and workshops for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

    Emilie has years of experience in teaching little hoopers; in schools, festivals and event settings.

    She is DBS checked and has a safeguarding policy in place.

    The Joy of Hooping - crafting hand made dance hula hoops since 2011.


    Beautiful bespoke * blinging * hoops handcrafted in Somerset.

    Place a custom order.

    Hula hoop hen parties, workshops, corporate play days, healthy office, away day and festivals with The Joy of Hooping.


    Unique, gigglesome workshops available - great for your work place, hen party, birthday, celebration or festival.
    Get in touch for options and booking.

  • Feedback from classes and workshops


    “Emilie is an excellent and creative instructor! Motivating and enthusiastic throughout the class.

    Correcting the participants when needed, in a professional and friendly manner. She, has a calming manner about her when she teaches, but still challenges the members to push themselves and have fun.

    I was very surprised how effective and fun a hula hoop exercise workout can be. I thoroughly enjoyed the class, and the members did too.”




    - Sam Bernard
    Studio Manager
    Fitness and Wellbeing Centre
    HSBC, Canary Wharf, London

    "The classes are fun, liberating, silly, exciting, tricky, and something completely different.

    After a long and boring day at work hooping really gave me something to smile about! It also helped my coordination, something that I didn't think I had any of, but I surprised myself."


    - Franca, Bristol

    "It’s Friday lunchtime and I’m thoroughly enjoying gyrating inside a hoola hoop at an exercise class, currently operating within Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly space."





    - Vicky Gritt, Bristol

    "The session gave all children a chance to succeed regardless of previous experience.

    Thank you for a lovely morning."


    - Rachel Emery
    Year 2 teacher, Brighton

     "I learnt tons of tricks! Fun, good exercise, fantastic music."


    - Sarah Wilkinson, Bristol

    "Thank you for a fab day - every class voted it their favourite activity of the week."


    - Rachel Clark
    St George's School, Worle

    "I learned more in one hooping session with Emilie than I've learned in half a dozen exercise classes with other teachers. It was also about forty times more fun.
    Highly recommended."


    - Ross McGovern

  • Can't make it to class?

    Book one-to-one classes online with Emilie.
    Learn at your own pace with these intensive classes via the internet.

    Children's Activities

    Hooping in schools, community events, festivals and parties.

    Looking for a fabulous
    hen party activity?

    Fun, quirky, retro hula hoop dance workshops may be just what you're looking for!


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Classes and workshops are subject to a cancellation fee if less than a week's notice is given. In the unlikely event of some or all of a course being cancelled by The Joy of Hooping, we'll offer you a replacement or refund.

All our hoops are hand made to order. As a result, they may have character! We aim to produce beautiful bespoke hoops - please chose your colours and design carefully as custom designs are non-refundable.


Please treat your hoop with love.
They like to be played with often and will serve you well.

- Cold conditions can cause cracking
- Heat, humidity and storage conditions can alter hoop shape
- Damp can cause tape to detach
- Shiny tapes may scuff on some surfaces
- Don't feed them after midnight

• Be aware of yourself and your surroundings. Don't do things that hurt and mind the chandeliers!

• Careful how you coil - if you have a travel hoop follow the instructions and be gentle please.

HELP! I hurt my hoop...

We offer a Hoop Hospital service - get in touch with the patient's details and we'll see what we can offer in the way of TLC.

We have an awesome bedside manner.


If you are unhappy with your order, please notify us by email as soon as possible so we can help. Used hoops cannot be returned.

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