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Saturday, April 8 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Schmear Crazy (double hoops) - Monica Marie

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In this class, I will focus on adding smears to various isolations and extensions. Pre-requisites would definitely be smears in both directions and wall plane isolations. I will most likely start with a short intro on smears, making sure everyone shifts their focus to keeping the hoop as verticle as possible throughout. This creates the cleanest around the body folding illusions and also improves understanding of where your hand needs to be in order to create those folds. The first doubles technique I'd like to teach is a simple horizontal iso vs smear, tracing hands together first (both on top) then hands separate. The later creates a sweet ghosting effect since the hands are simultaneously tracing both the top and bottom of the isolation path. Next, I want to teach adding a smear to a verticle isolation, both fore-finger and pinky-lead. After, I would like to go over extensions with smears. These I find to be easier than the last two, so hopefully after nailing the last two, these are a breeze and I can go over them quickly. If there is time, (and I hope there is!) I would like to also teach double smearing. This looks super tricky and mind-melty, but when broken down into quarter-time steps it is super easy and addictively fun. It also has so many applications and variations, I'm excited to explore them with a class!!! I want to make sure everyone nails these moves in class. It is also my hope that I give ample enough time inbetween teaching each move to allow everyone to explore transitions into and out of and to add their own flair. I'd be happy to go over anything extra like this for those who are curious!


Saturday April 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Area #2

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