Julia Hartsell

Carrboro, NC

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For information about hoops, workshops, performances, events, classes, visit my website hoopdrum.com.

After graduating college with a degree in Religious Studies, Julia (aka Julahoop, Julia Hartsell) was eager to explore the body and began her studies of yoga and movement. Julia built her first adult sized hoop seven years ago and has been developing her hoop dance, craft and teaching techniques for both children and adults ever since.

For her, hooping is a holistic practice for creative expression, meditation, fun, physical fitness, mental & emotional well-being and even community building. Julia performs and teaches hoop dancing to individuals of all ages at arts organizations, schools, yoga studios, after-school & summer programs, music festivals, Universities, community events, seniors’ and wellness centers. Julia also combines her art and activism sharing the hoop locally and abroad. She has found in her travels to Mexico and Haiti that joy and smiles can transcend language, cultural and political boundaries.

Julia just initiated and organized the first National Hoop Convergence which brought together hoop dancers, teachers and performers from all over the continent. Look for HoopCon 2009!

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In revolving joy,

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  1. hoopdrum