CLASS FAQ

Where are classes & workshops held?

King Edward Park Community Hall at 7708-85 Street in Edmonton. (6 blocks from Bonnie Doon Mall and Whyte Avenue. Walking distance from major bus routes.)

How do I register for a class or workshop? Please register online by filling out the registration form and then submit payment through PayPal (accepts credit card or debit securely – no account required.) Your space is not confirmed until payment is received. You will be required to fill out and sign a liability waiver prior to participating in the class.

What if the class I want to register for is full? You may contact us to be put on the waitlist in the event that someone drops out.

What if I need to withdraw? Refunds will be issued up to 72 hours prior to the first class, minus a $25 administration fee. Withdrawal requests received within 72 hours of the first class will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please see our registration policies in detail here.

What if I miss a class? We do not offer refunds, discounts or make up classes on missed classes. Fees cannot be transferred to future sessions or other participants.

Who can hoop? Everyone can hoop! Seriously! Specially weighted hoops and grip tape help the hoop stick to your hips. No dance experience required. Both men and women are welcome. Hooping is a low impact exercise and can be modified for all fitness levels. Our classes are designed for Adults of all ages.

What kinds of hoops are used? Do I have to own one to participate? We do not use toy hoops or weighted (5-10 lbs.) exercise hoops. We use hoops specially made for hoopdance! Our hoops are heavier, larger and more durable than toy hoops. They are specially weighted for the adult body and feature grip tape that help the hoop cling to the body. The larger they are, the easier they are to use! You don’t have to own one to participate – we have plenty to share. We will also have hoops for sale in class if you would like to purchase your own!

Why can’t I use a toy store hoop? Hoops from the toy store are made for children’s bodies – They are small in diameter and lightweight, which cause the hoop to move very fast and very hard for an adult to hoop with. The weight and size of a pro beginner dance hoop allow the hoop to move more slowly around the body, giving the hooper more time to react. Grip tape also helps the hoop to stick to the hips. As a hooper progresses and becomes more comfortable with various moves and tricks, they may choose to get a lighter, faster pro hoop to rock out with.

Can I bring my own hoop to class? We have lots of hoops to share, but you may bring your own if you like. Please show it to your instructor prior to using it. Hoops with coloured vinyl/grip tape are not allowed as they leave marks on the white hall floor.

What should I wear/bring to class?

  • Wear comfortable yoga/workout clothing (Natural fibers are preferred as they help the hoop cling to the body)
  • Clean indoor runners or dance shoes, or you can hoop in bare feet or socks (no outdoor footwear please)
  • Water bottle to hydrate your body before, during and after class
  • Hoops will be provided for class use. You can bring your own if you like, but please show it to your instructor prior to using it. Hoops with dark coloured tape are not permitted as they mark the white hall floors. Ask if you are unsure!
  • We will have hoops for sale if you’d like to purchase your own!
  • You may also wish to bring a notebook/journal and pen to record the moves we learn each week.

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