Hula Hooping

Are you a Hula Hooper who is ready to create a world class stage act? Hula Hoop Performance Technique is now available for you!

Hula Hoop Performance Technique is an 8 week coaching program that will help you break down the steps needed to create a world class stage act. Let Krystin Railing share her 20 years of choreography writing experience and help you create the stage act you’ve always dreamed of!

Take the time to learn proper hula hoop technique from a former Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach, Circus Coach and international Hula Hoop Performer, Krystin Railing! It is much easier to learn apparatus skills correctly from the beginning than it is to correct basic errors later! Let me teach you the techniques I learned from my decade career in hula hoop arts!

Hula Hooping Curriculum:

💫 The Science Behind Hula Hooping 💫

Hula hooping is definitely easier DONE than SAID. Of course, you don’t need to understand the physics of hula hooping to actually do it, but it does help. Hooping comes naturally to most of us, but from a biomechanical standpoint, it’s a rather complex task. Learn the basic physics behind hula hooping.

💫 Hula Hoop Hoop Basics 💫

Learn what a hula hoop is, types of hula hooping and a breif overview of the history of hula hooping. Learn how use a hula hoop sizing chart to help you pick the perfect size hoops. Learn the differences between Polypro and HDPE.

💫 Where to Buy Hula Hoops 💫

Learn where to buy high quality or bulk premade hula hoops that are made for your needs including where to buy Fitness Hoops, Bare Hoops, Taped Hoops, Hoop Slinky, Reflective Hoops, LED Hoops and Fire Hoops.

💫 How to Make Hula Hoops 💫

Learning how to make you own hula hoops is more cost effective for Performers who use multiple hoops or teach workshops. Learn what tools are needed, how to to measure tubing and tape, Learn how to make day hoops, hoop slinky or fire hoops.

💫 How to Store Hula Hoops 💫

Learn how to properly store and travel with your hula hoops like a professional using hoop hooks, hoop straps, hoop snuggies, hoop bags, hoop cases, hoop carts and hoops stands.

💫 Hula Hoop Games to Play 💫

After some performances, kids will want to play with your hoops, learn what hoops work best for kids games and how to properly facilitate hula games with kids that are both entertaining and safe.

💫 Hula Hoop Tricks 1- 4 Hoops 💫

Learn tricks perfect for a stage that are sure to be crowd pleasers including Body Rolls, Escalators, Flourishes, Weaves, Flowers, Hula Hoop Juggling, Box tricks, Hoop Splits and more!

💫 Ballet Warmups for Hula Hoopers 💫

Strength and flexibility are both extremely important as a Hula Hoop Performance Artist and one of the best ways to strengthen your core and hips is through ballet exercises. Learn basic barre, floor, spins, and flexibility warms ups you can do at home with no equipment needed.

Stage Act Creation Curriculum:

🎭 Elements of Drama 🎭

The term “drama” comes from a Greek word meaning “action”.A Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, performed in Theatre, Radio and Television. In Poetics, Aristotle wrote that drama (specifically tragedy) has to include 6 elements: Plot, Character, Thought, Diction, Music, and Spectacle. Learn how to incorporate all 6 into your stage act.

🎭 Layout of a Theater 🎭

There are different types of theatres, but they all have three major parts in common. Theatres are divided into two main sections, the house and the stage; Learn about the tpes of theatres, stages, front of house, backstage and offstage and how to navigate them all with grace and ease!

🎭 Decide Your Concept 🎭

Before you begin, it is important to understand what the purpose of this choreography is, who it is for, what emotion you are trying to convey and what story you are trying to tell. This will help increasr your connection to the audience. Learn how to create a ” hook” that makes your act stand out from the others.

🎭 Musicality 🎭

Learn musicality and how to use the architecture of the music to create your choreography, Choosing the right song will set you up for success if it has level changes, pitch changes, speed changes, highs and lows. Choose your song based on who you are as a performer and that matches the emotion you are trying to convey to the audience.

🎭 Blocking Your Act 🎭

Learn several underlying blocking techniques that are commonly used in choreography for two or more dancers. Learn blocking formations and group positioning transitions that will make your routines look stunning and seamless. Learn relationship dynamics and how to utilize status roles, plot, and character development for dynamic stage shows. Learn how to list your dance and prop tricks and turn them into short sequences that you can easily drill and reuse in different acts. Then fit those sequences and tricks into the music to create choreography!

🎭 Writing Choreography 🎭

Learn about different choreography writing styles commonly used by choreographers, how to break your song up into sections and write the times of any significant moments in the song. Learn how to notate musical timing, breaks/ changes and how to create choreography based on lyrics.

🎭 Costuming 🎭

Learn what to consider when choosing your costume, such as fit, function, style, purpose, how to do character research and create a mood board for your look so you can create a costume that is true to the time period. Learn what costumes are ideal for fire and aerials and how to choose props, utilize them, and be sure they match with your needs as a performer!

🎭 Stage Presence 🎭

Learn how to create a stage character and have a stage strong presence that holds your audience’s attention, from entrance to exit. Learn how to utilize the 4th wall, interact with your audience, and how to command the attention and applause you desire.

🎭 Entrances and Exits 🎭

Learn how to have a strong entrance and exit that will keep your audience on their toes from start to finish. Learn different options available to you and how to leverage them for an interesting act that will peak the interest of the producer and audience.

🎭 Stage Makeup 🎭

Because stage actors are seen from farther away than actors on screen, it is crucial that their makeup is more dramatic and professionally done. Lighting controls makeup to and makeup can lose its effectiveness due to incorrect stage lighting. Learn skillful lighting techniques that can help you with your makeup. Learn how to have close communication between the lighting director and the makeup artist for the best possible effect.​​

🎭 Hair and Wigs 🎭

Learn how to style your hair or wear a wig for your stage act. There are 4 things to consider when wearing a wig: preparing Your natural hair, the wig cap, putting on The wig, storing the wig. Learn where to buy hair accessories.

🎭 Rehearsals 🎭

There are 6 types of rehearsals, Reading, Blocking, Working. Polishing, Technical Rehearsal and Dress Rehearsal. Learn how to create structured rehearsals like a professional.

🎭 Auditions 🎭

Once you have a solid stage act, you will need to learn how to navigate auditions and open casting calls Learn Find & apply to casting calls & auditions in your city. ​and what you will need to stand out from the crowd in any audition.​

Let Krystin Nicole Railing share her 10+ years of experience with you!

Krystin Railing is a highly-skilled hula hoop instructor with a passion for promoting the health and wellness benefits of hooping. With over a decade of experience, she has a deep understanding of the various techniques and styles of hooping and a proven track record of successfully teaching and training individuals of all ages and skill levels. Krystin Railing is a classically trained dancer and a professionally trained circus performer who has performed in 10 states within the United States and over 20 countries on 3 continents including North America, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central/South America and Europe!

Krystin Railing has been performing Hula Hoops internationally since 2009 and has been showcased at Seaport Village Buskers Festival, the Fringe Festival, and The House of Blues She has performed hula hooping on Norwegian Cruise Lines and has been featured on numerous news programs, late night talk shows, magazines, new papers and blogs for her incredible hula hooping skills. She was on the awards committee for the Hoopie Awards for 5 years and has been nominated for several awards.

Throughout her career, Krystin has been responsible for designing and delivering hula hoop instruction programs for a wide range of clients, including children, adults, and seniors. She has a talent for effectively communicating complex information in a way that is easy to understand and remember. She excels at identifying opportunities for improvement and developing strategies that increase confidence and reduce stress for her clients.

Krystin is known for her ability to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues. Her excellent communication skills and diplomacy have helped her to navigate complex situations with ease. She is also an expert in working under pressure, and a great team leader. Krystin is dedicated to her profession and is constantly updating her knowledge and skills to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing field of hula hoop instruction. She is an excellent resource for anyone looking to learn the art of hooping and improve their overall well-being.

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