Hoop Dance Teacher Training

“The Hoola-Fit Teacher Certification Program was an amazing, fun bonding experience.  We graduated with a sound understanding of hoop technique, fitness, lesson planning and guiding the “I can’t” students through “I will” motivation and finally “I did it!”  I couldn’t have asked for a better training experience”
– Suzanne Garth, Certified Hoola-Fit Instructor

“It’s more than just teaching a fitness class. We are building community and making a difference in peoples’ lives.”
– Cyrena Lang, Certified Hoola-Fit Instructor

Hoola-Fit is an ACE-approved Health & Wellness Program and Hoop Dance Teacher Training incorporating mindful movement practice through creative dance expression and elemental flow with professional hoops. The Hoola-Fit Program is the result of an innovative and collaborative hoop dance curriculum developed by master hoop fitness instructors and entrepreneurs, Abby Albaum and Casandra Tanenbaum. Our teacher certification program provides fitness professionals a framework for hoop dance instruction that honors individuality, intuition and intrinsic knowhow for building and sustaining hoop dance instruction and deepening personal practice.

Hoola-Fit combines cutting-edge hoop dance techniques with a variety of efficient drills and concepts to promote maximum health and wellness benefits. The program encourages students to progress at their own pace, to foster personal growth, creativity and exploration. Our mission is to inspire and equip hoop dance teachers to become leaders in their movement communities and to expand accessibility of hooping as a mindful movement practice.

ACE CEC Credits:  1.6


Become A Hoola-Fit Instructor!A Teacher

Hoola-Fit combines cutting-edge hoop dance techniques with a variety of efficient drills and concepts to promote maximum health and wellness benefits. Our certified teachers encourage students to increase skills in their own creative and unique style. This promotes a personalized, broad and deep experience with Hoola-Fit’s innovative mindful movement system.

About The Creators


Abby AlbaumAbby Albaum

Abby is President and Founder of Hoola Monsters, LLC – a company that specializes in professional fitness hoops, hoop dance classes and performances. She is a full-time hoop dance instructor, hoop crafter and performer who has been teaching hoop dance since 2007. In August of 2010, Abby left an 8-year marketing and public relations career to pursue Hoola Monsters full-time.

Her hoop dance troupe has performed at music festivals, fashion shows and events, nationwide, and the troupe’s impressive resume includes the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball Team and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Abby now travels all over the country teaching workshops and performing and has been featured as a hoop dance expert in media outlets such as Better Homes & Garden Magazine, the Washington Post and NBC’s nationally syndicated show, Daytime, to name a few.

Abby has spent years developing and implementing her hoop dance curriculum, and her innovative approach to teaching hoop dance merges trick-based technique with flow practice. She is thrilled to unveil Hoola-Fit and describes the program as “mindful hoop movement combined with creative dance expression.

casi headshotCasandra Tanenbaum

Casandra Tanenbaum created Hoop So Fly in 2009, after successfully completing the highest level of HoopGirl teacher certifications, to bring quality hoop dance instruction and expertise to South Florida. Hoop So Fly provides hoop dance classes and workshops, crafts unique dance and fitness hoops, and orchestrates performances of hoop dance for audiences large and small.

Casandra has cultivated relationships and connections with hoopers and practitioners of other flow arts disciplines. In November 2011 she created and managed the first ever state-wide flow arts festival, Florida Flow Fest drawing hundreds of hoopers, yogis, dancers and flow artists together to share, grow and learn.

An educator for over seventeen years, Casandra will complete a Masters degree in Contemplative Education at Naropa University in June 2012. A life-long dancer and an avid practitioner of yoga and Capoeira, she infuses her hoop classes and personal practice with deep knowledge of creative movement and dance technique across many cultural and fine art forms.

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