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My name is Rebecca Mercier. I am an ACE certified Group fitness instructor, with 3 years of experience teaching dance and fitness to kids from preschool all the way up to middle school. I specialize in Hula hoop fitness and hula hoop dance. Being able to teach has always been a dream of mine and ever since I was able to make that into a reality, I am inspired every day by my students to become better and better at my job. That is why I continued to learn and now I also teach Beginners ballet, creative movement, and sports! While I was expanding my skills my life took a bit of a turn when I met my (now) husband. He lived in Germany at the time and before long we ended up getting married. We decided that we would live part of the time in Germany while also having a place to live in the USA (Florida to be exact). While this was an exciting and happy time I was also devastated because it looked like my dreams of continuing on as a teacher were over! But that’s when I met the team at Whizkidme! I am now so excited to once again have the opportunity to teach and inspire kids every day as a Whizkidme Coach!

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class plan

Hula Hoop

Spring Semester

Week

Session Topic/Theme

Class Structure 

Students will do & learn: 

Materials needed 

1

Transferring from waist hula hooping to off body motions 

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: What is waist hula hooping, what are off body tricks,

 Trick of the week: Waist hula hooping to an around the body pass

Game of the week: Hula hoop simon says 

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions. 

1 Hula Hoop

2

Hula hoop Passes

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: What are hula hoop passes, practicing basic hula hoop passes around the body. 

Trick of the week: Hula hoop pass under the leg

Game of the week: Hula hoop freestyle spotlight dance

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions.

1 Hula Hoop

Hula hoop Helicopter Passes

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: What is a hula hoop helicopter, what do they look like, how to practice hula hoop helicopter tricks safely

Trick of the week: 2 handed helicopter 

Game of the week: Hula hoop contest

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions.

1 Hula Hoop

4

Hula Hoop Helicopter Tricks

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: What is a 2 handed helicopter, What is the difference between a hula hoop pass and a 1 handed trick. 

Trick of the week: Hula hoop Helicopter 1 handed 

Game of the week: Hula hoop Spotlight dance 

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions.

1 Hula Hoop

5

Neck Hula Hooping

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: How to have proper posture when hula hooping around the neck, what are the important things to remember when we are neck hula hooping so it is safe for us 

Trick of the week: Neck hula hooping while spinning around

Game of the week: Hula hoop red light green light

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions. 

1 Hula Hoop

6

Rhythm of the rotation of the hula hoop

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: What is important to remember about neck hula hooping, how does the hula hoop passing around us create spaces for us to move. 

Trick of the week: Neck hula hooping and adding arms in

Game of the week: Hula hoop contest

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions. 

1 Hula Hoop

7

How to make the hula hoop travel down our body

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: How does the rotation of the hula hoop make it possible for it to move down our body, what are some tricks to make the hula hoop travel down our body

Trick of the week: Neck hula hooping to waist hula hooping

Game of the week: Hula hoop simon says

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions. 

1 Hula Hoop

8

How to make the hula hoop travel up our body

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: How does the vortex of a hula hoop work and how can what makes the hula hoop travel up our body vs. what makes the hula hoop travel down our body

Trick of the week: Waist hula hooping to neck hula hooping 

Game of the week: Hula hoop spotlight dance 

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions. 

1 Hula Hoop

9

Basic Hula hoop illusions 

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: What are hula hoop illusions, what are isolations what are isopop’s and what are the differences 

Trick of the week: Basic isopop

Game of the week: Hula hoop simon says

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions. 

1 Hula Hoop

10

Hula hoop illusions using arms 

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content:What are hula hoop illusions and what are the differences between a trick and an illusion, how to use our body movements to increase the illusion

Trick of the week: Hula hoop isolation turn

Game of the week: Hula hoop Freeze dance

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions. 

1 Hula Hoop

11

Isolations 

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: What are isolations, how many different types of isolations are there, and what makes an isolation look cool

Trick of the week: Isolation float 

Game of the week: Hula hoop red light green light

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions. 

1 Hula Hoop

12

Rhythm of hula hooping to music in relation to hula hoop illusions

Intro: Getting to know everyone and Question of the day, warm up

Content: How can we use music when doing an illusion, how to move our body with certain illusions to improve the overall look of the trick

Trick of the week: 2 handed isolation

Game of the week: Hula hoop spotlight dance 

Closing: Surprise combination of the week, cooldown, and questions. 

1 Hula Hoop

Using The Class Plan

Please Note: Both Age Groups (if applicable) will follow the same class plan structure and content. The content delivery will  be tailored to the age group.