In this hour long program , Benjamin will begin by sharing his personal story with the hoop- emphasizing the power of practice and encouraging his students to follow their dreams.Next, he will briefly educate his students about the physical, emotional, and social benefits of hula hooping, and the history of the hula hoop.
Following this, everyone will participate in noncompetitive hoop related games that encourage creative problem-solving and collaboration. This will start everyone off with an attitude of confidence and playfulness.
Then it is time for everyone to try hoop dance for themselves in a guided play-session! After some brief instruction on the most basic fundamentals, Benjamin will go around and give everyone some one-on-one help, showing them fun tricks to try or troubleshooting any difficulties.Finally, everyone will be seated and watch Benjamin give a surprise show to showcase the possibilities of the art form. After the program is completed, Benjamin is happy to stick around for 20-30 minutes to answer questions or provide further resources for those interested in hoop dance.
This program will take place at Chamberlain Park. If there is rain, the event will take place at the Cuba Library