You've found it with Hoop Play! We are a family-run and Saskatchewan based business and we would love to visit your school!
The Hoop Play program is a low-impact, functional fitness program that focuses on building body confidence. Standard hula-hoop fitness techniques and modern hoopdance is used to target core muscles, challenge overall coordination, balance, posture and stability.
Hoop Play is closely related to rhythmic gymnastics and modern dance; but, due the diversity of our activities and our specially-designed hoops, is highly-accessible to the untrained artist and non-physically fit! Hoop Play is now a standard fitness training program recognized by Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES).
Our school-based programming is facilitated by Cody Selanders (Hoop Play Certified Instructor and co-owner) and designed to meet Health and Physical Education curriculum needs for k-12 students in Saskatchewan (scroll down for details!). Standard hula-hooping as well as a wide variety of circus arts and hoopdance activities are included. These creative and active play activities challenge mind-body awareness and fine motor skills, and are all non-competitive.
Each session ends with grounding breath-work, mindfulness, and “homework” that gives students the skills and confidence to make and apply informed decisions to manage their health and well-being. What truly sets Hoop Play apart from most other guest programs, is Cody’s unique ability to keep students physically active and engaged the entire time!
Our handmade hoops are guaranteed un-kink-able! We offer bulk rates on hoop packs for schools, and will provide an additional discount when bundled with programming!
Cody is a talented contact and toss juggler, hula-hooper and group facilitator! His programming is highly engaging and designed to meet the needs of all ages and abilities (including individuals with complex needs). At his day job, Cody supports youth and adults as a Creative Encourager for COR (Creative Options Regina). Formerly, he was an E.A. for Horizon School Division supporting students from kindergarten to grade twelve.
Cody is Trained/Certified in:
Cody has facilitated Hoop Play programming to a diversity of groups and organizations, including: the Military Family Resource Centre (15 Wing), the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, SaskAbilites, Fox Valley Counselling, R.O.A.R. (a Moose Jaw based organization dedicated to increasing acceptance and supporting families of children with cognitive disabilities), and students from pre-k to grade twelve in public and private schools across Canada, including:
"Thanks again [Cody]! Rave reviews from both students and staff! We will be in touch again next year to book another session!"
- Coronation Park School, Regina SK
"Fantastic! I loved the connection with science, and the mind-body work!"
- Jack MacKenzie School, Regina SK
"Thank you for the awesome weekend! We are super excited to have hula hooping in our community!"
- Gordon Denny Community School, La Ronge SK
Our school programming is designed to meet Health and Physical Education curriculum needs for kindergarten to grade twelve in Saskatchewan.
During our children’s programming, students will practice: walking, running, hopping, jumping, turning, twisting, balancing, bending, stretching, throwing and catching. Students will also repeatedly practice crossing the midline of the body. This activity not only contributes to greater physical literacy skills, but helps students visually track from left to right – improving overall reading and writing ability! Active living is continually inspired through skillful movement practices.
Through both watching/listening and practicing, students will understand and appreciate the positive health benefits that result from physical activity and learn practical ways to assume responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
Students will explore hooping as both a new physical activity and a new artistic medium. Standard waist hula-hooping will be introduced as well as a variety of active games incorporating the hoop. Students will identify their body’s reaction to participating; their skills, interests and preferences with the hoop; and both safe and respectful ways to play with and around others. Counting, basic adding and subtraction are practiced though group games.
Students will practice identifying and building patterns with hoop moves. Students will also describe the characteristics of a hoop in space, such as identifying vertical and horizontal planes. Grades four and up will practice reading time on a clock by using a clock metaphor to practice a specific hoop trick. Grades five and up will identify a fulcrum point in relation to centripetal force. Mathematical concepts such as fractions and degrees are used to understand and practice specific hoop tricks. Students will practice waist hula-hooping at a moderate to vigorous intensity level and develop methods of monitoring and controlling their exertion levels with different hoop moves.
Students will combine locomotor, non-locomotor and manipulative skills to achieve complex and artistic hoop tricks and movement patterns. Hooping will be introduced and explored as an individual, functional fitness program and students will identify how hooping can be used to maintain overall well-being. Repetitive movement patterns will be identified as a healthy alternative to unhealthy coping mechanisms. Students will practice and understand the components of an exercise session including warm-up, cardio/strength and cool-down. Students will be challenged to apply mathematical formulas to determine the diameter, circumference and area of their hoop.
Our school programming can be anywhere from 20-90 minutes in length per class, typically with a maximum of 45 students/session. We provide all the equipment. School programming is booked by the day and it is at the school’s discretion as to how that time is allocated amongst students. In most situations, school programming is structured as follows:
Use the calendar below to secure your School Booking today!