Hoop Dance is an exciting newer dance form, which involves dancing and artistic movement with a hula hoop used as a prop or dance partner. Hoop dancers rotate the hoop around parts of the body other than the waist, including the hips, chest, neck, shoulders, thighs, knees, arms, hands, thumbs, feet and toes. Modem hooping draws from such diverse art forms as hip-hop, rhythmic gymnastics, freestyle dance, baton twirling, and more. For our Hoop Dance course, we constructed children's sized dance hoops for use in class each week. "Dance hoops" are different from toy hoops because they are constructed with a heavier material, which provides a better grip, and are balanced and proportioned for dance movement. Parents are invited to join us on the last day of class for a Parent's Day performance. Tuition includes rental of "dance hoop".