Burning Man 2011 Hooping Events Calendar

Burning Man 2011 by Philo Hagen

Every year hoopers from all over the world make their way to the most uninhabitable place in the middle of nowhere to meet, greet, teach, trade, party, spin and play. Where are they going? Burning Man of course. A sold out crowd of 52,000 are currently figuring out what they are going to pack and just how they are going to be getting to Black Rock City, Nevada, for what is easily the largest conglomeration of hoopers annually anywhere in the world. As Hoopin’ Annie of World Hoop Day said, “The event starts one week before Labor Day and ends with burned art installations, happiness, a new sense of self and playa-fied everything.” Are you excited? We certainly are.

And what is on the calendar for hoopers at Burning Man 2011? Plenty. From a Hula Hoop World Record Attempt to Beginner Classes galore to a Hula Hoop 5K – there’s a lot hoopening on the playa this year. And don’t miss the biggest hoop event of the week which is once again taking place at our camp: Spin Cycle, located at 7:45 & G from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday night. For a complete run down on everything hooping related on the playa this year though, check the calendar below – and if you know of something taking place that didn’t make it into the event listings this year please be sure to add it so we can all know about it.

Monday, August 29th, 2011

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. @ Rites of Zion – 10:00 & Esplanade
It’s a hula hoop world record attempt hosted by Hula Hoopligans for most hoopers hooping in one place at one time! What’s it take? Currently, the most Hoopers at one venue at one time is 2,400… that’s right, less than 1% of the Black Rock populace… can you see it? It only takes less than 1% of the Black Rock populace gathered at the Rites of Zion, spinning hoops in unison… let’s do it!!

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ Conscious Dreamers Bar – 6:30 & D
The Alternative Energy Zone Village is hosting a Hoopjam. Bring your own hoop or borrow a loaner. DJ music and cool beverages provided. Come strut your stuff and/or learn some new moves!

4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Camp Mystic – 5:00 & A
HoopSoup is about teaching basics and having fun. Bring a snack (i.e. stone soup idea) for post learn-age-work-out. A feast for the eyes and a hug for the soul!

4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. @ Whiskey and Dust – 7:30 & D
Hoopin’ Annie from World Hoop Day is teaching a beginner hoop lesson with hoops provided and traded. Learn how to keep it up, walk, spin, bring it to your shoulders, spin around your arms and other special requests. Bring H20 and your burning, burning love!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. @ Slutgarden – Location TBA
The Slut-a-Hoop Class will be teaching basics or pick up some new tricks from Holly Would, Queen of the Slut hoopers. Hoops provided.

Noon – 1 p.m. @ VW Bus Camp – 3:00 & F
Join the High Noon Hoopjam! Whether you are a hooping guru or a beginner, please come join us in our expression of joy with this magical toy! Borrow one of our hoops, or bring your own.

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ Conscious Dreamers Bar – 6:30 & D
The Alternative Energy Zone Village is hosting a Hoopjam. Bring your own hoop or borrow a loaner. DJ music and cool beverages provided. Come strut your stuff and/or learn some new moves!

4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Free Movement Zone – Location TBA
The Temple of Polegasm is hosting “Hoop Ritual” teaching hula hoop basics. Learn basic waist hooping, hip hooping and a fun lift! All Levels welcome.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2011

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. @ Slutgarden – 9:00 & Espalande
The Slut-a-Hoop Class will be teaching basics or pick up some new tricks from Holly Would, Queen of the Slut hoopers. Hoops provided.

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ Conscious Dreamers Bar – 6:30 & D
The Alternative Energy Zone Village is hosting a Hoopjam. Bring your own hoop or borrow a loaner. DJ music and cool beverages provided. Come strut your stuff and/or learn some new moves!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. @ Slutgarden – 9:00 & Esplanade
The Slut-a-Hoop Class will be teaching basics or pick up some new tricks from Holly Would, Queen of the Slut hoopers. Hoops provided.

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ Conscious Dreamers Bar – 6:30 & D
The Alternative Energy Zone Village is hosting a Hoopjam. Bring your own hoop or borrow a loaner. DJ music and cool beverages provided. Come strut your stuff and/or learn some new moves!

4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Free Movement Zone – Location TBA
The Temple of Polegasm is hosting “Hoop Ritual” teaching hula hoop basics. Learn basic waist hooping, hip hooping and a fun lift! All Levels welcome.

4:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m @ Whiskey and Dust – 7:30 & D
Hoopin’ Annie from World Hoop Day is teaching a beginner hoop lesson with hoops provided and traded. Learn how to keep it up, walk, spin, bring it to your shoulders, spin around your arms and other special requests. Bring H20 and your burning, burning love!

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ Buddhacamp Stage – 4:30 & C
Bring your hoop and get down. Win love and adoration.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ Spin Cycle Camp – 7:45 & G
The biggest hooper event of Burning Man 2011 in recent years is once again not to be missed at Spin Cycle Camp. And with a DJ like ill.Gates spinning this year – Wowzers! Hooping.org will see you there.

10 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. @ RhythmWave – 4:30 & B
Exploring the 5 Rhythms through Hoop & Wand. Join flow artists and 5 Rhythms dancers, Tracker and Lux, as they embody flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness through the unique and distinctive movements found in hoop and flow wand dance enhanced by music, fire, and light.

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. @ Primate Playground – 7:00 & F
Strawberry and Sweat PeePee are hosting a Hula Hoop 5K in Black Rock City. No skills necessary. As long as you can spin a hoop- if not on your body, then twirl it in your hands!

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ Conscious Dreamers Bar – 6:30 & D
The Alternative Energy Zone Village is hosting a Hoopjam. Bring your own hoop or borrow a loaner. DJ music and cool beverages provided. Come strut your stuff and/or learn some new moves!

5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Neon Monkey – 3:00 & D
Neon Monkey is hosting a hoop class and jam. Come play with our hoops and learn some new tricks with some smiles and some bass!

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ Conscious Dreamers Bar – 6:30 & D
The Alternative Energy Zone Village is hosting a Hoopjam. Bring your own hoop or borrow a loaner. DJ music and cool beverages provided. Come strut your stuff and/or learn some new moves!

And there you have it! These are the hooping events we know about for this year, but there are always more. If you know of something we missed, please share all the pertinent info in the comments section below including the date, name and address of the camp, time of the event and a little info on it. Can’t wait to see you on the playa!

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Philo Hagen Philo Hagen is the Founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

6 thoughts on “Burning Man 2011 Hooping Events Calendar

  1. Bad math is making me bonkers here…

    2,400 people is not less than 1% of BRC, it’s closer to 5% (of an estimated 50,000 people). And is it perhaps better to schedule it later in the week, so more hoopers can come who arrived late? Get back to us Rites of Zion!

  2. For any newbies out there come by Whiskey & Dust (730 and D) Thursday at 4:15-5:15 and I’ll show you a few tricks before we all head over to Spin Cycle’s yearly spin jam (745 and G) from 5-7.

    Hoop with the pros for 2.75 hours. I will be giving away hoops to some of those who don’t have one. Potties along the way.

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