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Our Mission

MOVE and GROOVE your body. Dance with FREEDOM and abandon. SWEAT it out! Leave the stress of daily life behind as you FOCUS ON THE MOMENT in class, moment by moment. DELIGHT in the wonders of your body! CELEBRATE that there is so much more to life than ‘adulting.’ There is ART, EXPRESSION, PASSION, CREATIVITY, CONNECTION and JOY. PLAY! EXPLORE yourself, LEARN about yourself, LOVE yourself and ACCEPT yourself exactly as you are.

Types of Classes

In Person

We’re currently not offering classes in person. We’ll see you IRL when this whole thing blows over. 

Virtual

We are on maternity leave! We’ll be back for virtual classes in 2021. Sign up for our email list to find out about when they’re back!

Recorded

Dance with us anytime, anywhere! Here’s our catalogue of online classes for you to explore.

Virtual

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How to sign up:

1. Venmo $5-15 sliding scale per class you want to take to @valentina-martin. BY 4PM DAY OF THE CLASS AT THE LATEST. In the note, write which class you’re signing up for.
2. What does sliding scale mean? Pay what you can. At least $5. I know people are out of work so I made the classes super affordable, but some people are still working and want to pay the normal rate. The normal rate is $12 for a class pack or $15 to drop in. I’m really ok with anything in that range!
3. Email unityhoopdance@gmail.com and I will send you the zoom link.
4. You can sign up for multiple classes, just multiply the amount you’re paying per class by the amount of classes you want to take.

Anyone can join! You do not need to be a San Diego resident to play. That is one of the cool things to come out of this very challenging time.

Let’s dance! We’ll start with a full body warm up, stretches and some short strength exercises to target the specific muscles used most in belly dancing. Then we’ll go over a different focus of movements each week using our hips, upper body, arms and hands. At the end of each we’ll put those specific movements together into a fun short combo set to music. This class should awaken every part of your body making you feel engaged, aware, opened and empowered!
You will need:
1. We will do some stretches and strength exercises on the floor, so if you prefer using a yoga mat, have one ready.
2. I like to belly dance barefoot.
3. Water.

The Sassy Vintage Showgirl! We will be tapping into our sexy selves in a safe space full of encouragement and fun. Explore yourself, learn about yourself, love yourself and accept yourself for all that you are, right now. We’ll bump ‘n grind, sass it out, pose and play. We’ll go over accessible jazz based movements and some of the classes will involve simple clothing removals – you’ll use what you already have at home! This class is inspired by vintage music and aesthetic.
You will need:
1. We will do stretches and strength exercises on the floor, so if you prefer using a yoga mat, have one ready.
2. You can do this class barefoot or in a pair of character shoes.
3. Water.
4. We might play with some props like gloves, simple removals of clothing that you already have around the house. I will let you know in advance if we plan to do that.

Hooping is a fun and creative way to work out and express yourself. An increasingly popular way to exercise, hooping is also a new form of dance and performance art. Tone your core, arms, legs and gluts while getting a cardio work out, learning a new skill, increasing your coordination and having FUN while you do it! Challenge yourself to continue learning the endless amount of tricks and dance moves the hoop has to offer. You need your own hoop at home to take this class! They can be purchased here: http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops
You will need:
1. Your hoop
2. You can do this class barefoot or in a pair of sneakers.
3. Water.

This class is meant for anyone who has taken at least one fire fan class through Unity Hoops before and/or has been spinning fans for around 6 months minimum. We will build on basics to take them even further. An emphasis will be put on tech moves with some fun dancey and flowy moves thrown in too! We will work on short combos at the end of each class that incorporates what we worked on that day.
You will need:
1. Your fans (email me if you need recommendations).
2. You can do this class barefoot or in a pair of sneakers.
3. Water.

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  • 5, 6, 7, 8 Hoop! w/ Surka Noelle
    15:00 -16:30
    Jan/12/19
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Come get your hoop on with Surka Noelle! in Room 105

    Class begins with a stretch and drill warm up, followed by a choreographed hoop dance routine, set to 8 counts. 

    This is a high energy dance class, meant to offer community sweating, learning, and expressing yourself. Play with the hoop dance sequences and make them your own.

    These classes are structured for intermediate dancers, though accessible to all levels. If you’re not sure, please know there are movement options for everyone. Come dance with us!

    Sign up here for $30 +tax:





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  • Level 1 Hoop Dance
    18:30 -19:30
    Jan/16/19-Mar/06/19
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, starting Jan 16
    Level 1 Hoop Dance w/ Megan Jenkins!
    ROOM 105

    Remember that silly plastic circle you loved playing with as a kid, that one that brought you so much joy and bliss? It’s calling you again, the hula hoop beckons you to come play, it wants you to rediscover that joy again. Join the fun! In Level One Hoop Dance we will focus on the foundations of hoop dancing. Each week we will build on skills like: waist hooping, movement with the hoop and moving the hoop up and down the body. We will then learn to link these skills together and you’ll develop your own personal flow. By the end of the eight week session, you will feel comfortable moving with the hoop, transitioning between skills and experience the pure joy that hoop dance has in store for your life. Hoops will be available to borrow in class and can be purchased from http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops so you can practice at home!

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run, 10 is the most hoopers we can fit into the room! So the class will be capped at 10.

    This class is currently at capacity. If you would like to get on the waitlist and find out about the next round of classes starting in the Spring, please email valentinaorbit@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • Level 2 Hoop Dance
    19:30 -20:30
    Jan/16/19-Mar/06/19
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting January 16
    Level 2 Hoop Dance
    ROOM 105

    Lian Nitani aka Soft Bun is a San Diego based hula hooper with three and a half years of practice under her belt. Joining The Hoop Unit early in 2018 has opened up many doors and helped her achieve her dreams of performing as well as forming friendships with other hoopers who share her passion. Lian has attended numerous hoop classes and is excited to step into the role as teacher and teach the Level 2 hoop classes for the first time. She will guide you through intermediate single and double hoop tricks that will bring your flow to the next level. Classes will center around learning tricks and concepts that build off of each other with a focus on incorporating the entirety of your body while manipulating hoops. Tricks that will be covered include wall plane tricks, thread the needle, coinflips, and variations.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run, 10 is the most hoopers we can fit into the room! So the class will be capped at 10.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from Jan 16 – March 6 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




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  • Level 1 Hoop Dance
    18:30 -19:30
    Jan/23/19-Mar/13/19
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, starting Jan 16
    Level 1 Hoop Dance w/ Megan Jenkins!
    ROOM 105

    Remember that silly plastic circle you loved playing with as a kid, that one that brought you so much joy and bliss? It’s calling you again, the hula hoop beckons you to come play, it wants you to rediscover that joy again. Join the fun! In Level One Hoop Dance we will focus on the foundations of hoop dancing. Each week we will build on skills like: waist hooping, movement with the hoop and moving the hoop up and down the body. We will then learn to link these skills together and you’ll develop your own personal flow. By the end of the eight week session, you will feel comfortable moving with the hoop, transitioning between skills and experience the pure joy that hoop dance has in store for your life. Hoops will be available to borrow in class and can be purchased from http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops so you can practice at home!

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run, 10 is the most hoopers we can fit into the room! So the class will be capped at 10.

    This class is currently at capacity. If you would like to get on the waitlist and find out about the next round of classes starting in the Spring, please email valentinaorbit@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • Level 2 Hoop Dance
    19:30 -20:30
    Jan/23/19-Mar/13/19
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting January 16
    Level 2 Hoop Dance
    ROOM 105

    Lian Nitani aka Soft Bun is a San Diego based hula hooper with three and a half years of practice under her belt. Joining The Hoop Unit early in 2018 has opened up many doors and helped her achieve her dreams of performing as well as forming friendships with other hoopers who share her passion. Lian has attended numerous hoop classes and is excited to step into the role as teacher and teach the Level 2 hoop classes for the first time. She will guide you through intermediate single and double hoop tricks that will bring your flow to the next level. Classes will center around learning tricks and concepts that build off of each other with a focus on incorporating the entirety of your body while manipulating hoops. Tricks that will be covered include wall plane tricks, thread the needle, coinflips, and variations.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run, 10 is the most hoopers we can fit into the room! So the class will be capped at 10.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from Jan 16 – March 6 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




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  • Level 1 Hoop Dance
    18:30 -19:30
    Jan/30/19-Mar/20/19
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, starting Jan 16
    Level 1 Hoop Dance w/ Megan Jenkins!
    ROOM 105

    Remember that silly plastic circle you loved playing with as a kid, that one that brought you so much joy and bliss? It’s calling you again, the hula hoop beckons you to come play, it wants you to rediscover that joy again. Join the fun! In Level One Hoop Dance we will focus on the foundations of hoop dancing. Each week we will build on skills like: waist hooping, movement with the hoop and moving the hoop up and down the body. We will then learn to link these skills together and you’ll develop your own personal flow. By the end of the eight week session, you will feel comfortable moving with the hoop, transitioning between skills and experience the pure joy that hoop dance has in store for your life. Hoops will be available to borrow in class and can be purchased from http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops so you can practice at home!

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run, 10 is the most hoopers we can fit into the room! So the class will be capped at 10.

    This class is currently at capacity. If you would like to get on the waitlist and find out about the next round of classes starting in the Spring, please email valentinaorbit@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • Level 2 Hoop Dance
    19:30 -20:30
    Jan/30/19-Mar/20/19
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting January 16
    Level 2 Hoop Dance
    ROOM 105

    Lian Nitani aka Soft Bun is a San Diego based hula hooper with three and a half years of practice under her belt. Joining The Hoop Unit early in 2018 has opened up many doors and helped her achieve her dreams of performing as well as forming friendships with other hoopers who share her passion. Lian has attended numerous hoop classes and is excited to step into the role as teacher and teach the Level 2 hoop classes for the first time. She will guide you through intermediate single and double hoop tricks that will bring your flow to the next level. Classes will center around learning tricks and concepts that build off of each other with a focus on incorporating the entirety of your body while manipulating hoops. Tricks that will be covered include wall plane tricks, thread the needle, coinflips, and variations.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run, 10 is the most hoopers we can fit into the room! So the class will be capped at 10.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from Jan 16 – March 6 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




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