Scottish Hula Hoop Convention 2018

Glasgow Hula Hoop are proud to present the Scottish Hula Hoop Convention (SHH!), taking place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2018. We have international hula hoop talent coming to teach and some friends and favourite teachers returning.

This year the convention takes place in Edinburgh, returning to last year’s much-loved venue Dancebase (Grassmarket).

Our line-up:

C-Section is a Hoop artist originally from Adelaide, Australia. With a background and some formal training in ballet and contemporary dance, he stumbled across hooping some number of years ago and has been hooked ever since.
He is interested in the intersection between dance, elegance, performance and hoop tricks and hoop tech.

Federica Pennetta is an Italian hula hoop and aerial hoop performer. If her creativity needs to explode, it must necessarily come out in the form of a circle!
She is one of the founders of “The Circus Gang”, a jugglers group whose training and creation activities are based in Pisa, Italy. With the group Federica regularly performs on stages and street shows and also actively teaches workshops for children and adults throughout Italy and Europe.

Jo Mondy started hooping in Australia in 2007 and her love of the hoop encouraged her to pack in her day job, get her hoop teacher training certification and start her company LiveLoveHoop. She moved to the UK in 2010 and has since taught thousands of students how to hula hoop and built a strong and vibrant local hoop community in Brighton, England (which won Hoop Community of the year in 2013).

She is at the forefront of the UK and international hoop scene, including Hoop Camp Retreat California, UK Hoop Gathering, SWHOOP, German Hoop Convention, Swiss Hoop Convention, Spanish Hoop Holiday & Manchester Hoop Congress.


Gail O’Brien is a dynamic and technical contemporary hoop dancer and a renowned hoop teacher based in the UK. She has been voted both International Female Hooper of the Year and Hoop Instructor of the year in the awards. Gail has performed and taught extensively in the last 10 years at events including Spin Summit, SWHoop, HoopCamp, European Juggling Convention, Brighton Flow Fest and UK Hoop Gatherings. Gail’s unique and adaptable performance style with hoop, fire hoop and LED/glow hoop has seen her perform internationally at cabarets and conventions.


Lila Chupa-Hoops is a hula hoop work addict. She performs her vintage acts in various events and cabarets, teaches all over Europe and even produces a hula hoop convention every spring in Paris (Rendez-v’HOOP France). She likes to cultivate both “show style” and tricks’ research equally, giving her the ability to perform in a very wide range of places!

Aside hooping, she is also involved in the fire community in Paris and recently started to share free fan spinning tutorials. 2017 was quite a year for Lila with 3 Hoopie Awards won : European and Double Hooper of the year as well as Best Video for a solo performance for her act “Roxanne”.

Saturday 28th April 2018:
Workshops 10am – 5pm
Hula Hoop Cabaret 6.30pm – 10pm

Sunday 29th April 2018:
Workshops 10am-5pm

The weekend ticket gets you access to all workshops, the hoop cabaret and to the venue training spaces and stalls between workshops. It does not include accommodation in Edinburgh or meals. The Grassmarket has lots of excellent cafes (including one called Hula!) and there is a cheap hostel 2 minutes walk away (Budget Backpackers).

A Saturday day ticket includes access to the cabaret.

Cabaret tickets give you access to the cabaret and LED jam at George Heriot’s Centre for Sport and Exercise.

Get ready for an epic weekend of hula hooping!

Please be aware that after you buy your ticket, if you find you cannot make the event, it is your responsibility to resell it. However, Glasgow Hula Hoop will make every effort to help you find a buyer. The ticket is non-refundable.

We will email you on the email address linked to your Paypal account. Please let us know if you would prefer us to use a different email address.


Saturday Day Ticket: Jo Mondy/C-Section/Gail O’Brien
Sunday Day Ticket: Federica Panetta/C-Section/Lila Chupa Hoops

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