Breaks, Reversals & Paddling

taught by Sandra Safire

Course description

Breaks and reversals can completely revolutionize the way your hoop dance, giving you full control and understanding of how you can stop and quickly manoeuvre the hoop in any way you want. This class will cover all cheat hooping related breaks, including paddling, as well as a ton of other offer body reversals and popular trick breaks.

20+ Tricks and Ideas:

  1. Why breaks are awesome!
  2. History and Terminology
  3. Types of Hoop to Use for Breaks
  4. General Tips
  5. Basic Waist Breaks
  6. Waist Taps + Patterns
  7. Waist: Knee Break
  8. Chest: Horizontal Outside Breaks
  9. Chest: Cradles
  10. Chest: Across Cradles
  11. Chest: Elbow Breaks
  12. Chest: Inside & Cross Breaks
  13. Chest: Paddling & Patterns
  14. Chest: Sticky Breaks
  15. Vertical Hand Breaks
  16. Horizontal Off Body Cradle Breaks
  17. Off body Cross Break + Unwind
  18. Fishtail Breaks
  19. Tuck Reverse
  20. Vertical Chest Hooping Knee Breaks
  21. Knee Breaks and Reversals (Scissor Switches)
  22. The Step Through Reverse
  23. Vortex Breaks
  24. Floor Taps and Grabs
  25. Vertical Back and Forth Elbow Tucks Break
  26. Off Body Knee Breaks + Sticky Breaks
  27. Behind the Back Wrap to Knee Break
  28. Vertical Off Body Knee Breaks + Sticky
  29. Vertical Behind Knee Breaks + Sticky
  30. Neck Breaks when rolling? Or Shoulder Breaks when neck hooping?

Sandra Safire
Sandra Safire
Hoop Dance Instructor

Meet your Instructor: Safire

Safire has been teaching hoop dance since 2006. Graduating from University with a degree in Education, Safire is well known for her teaching skills and her ability to break down even the most complex moves. She's won awards in hoop dance, has taught in 16 different countries around the world, and has been working as a full-time hoop dance performer and instructor for the past 10 years.



“I have enrolled in every class! She is an amazing teacher; I've made so much progress since joining. Thanks Safire!” Susan


“You will not find more comprehensive hoop dance instruction anywhere. Safire has a degree in education and that is evident in her instruction. No matter what type of learner you are, she will break it down for you in a way you can understand." Tara


"You won’t be disappointed, even if it’s a class of moves you already know. If you are contemplating whether to enrol or not, definitely go for it! You will find new ways of looking at them & moving with them." Missina Lee


"Safire explains things so well! I was struggling to refine many of the moves that I had learned from random free tutorials on youtube. I find the way that Safire explains things excellent and I have already corrected many of the little things I was doing wrong. I wish I'd signed up sooner as I know I would be farther in my hooping skills by now, rather than wasting time trying to figure out what to do, I would have been practicing the correct technique. Thank you so much - one very happy hooper!!!" Dawn Creevy


How can I pay for a course?

We accept PayPal and Credit Cards. Pricing is in U.S. Dollars.

Can I stream the videos on my phone?

Yes! You'll be able to stream the videos online, anywhere, anytime.

Can I download the videos?

Yes! All videos are also available for download. They will work on both PC, Macs, as well iPhones, iPods, and iPads.

When does the course expire?

Never! You will always have access to your courses. Some of my students from 2008 are still hooping with me today and have enjoyed the benefits of newly updated videos in classes they bought almost a decade ago!

Course Curriculum

Welcome to the Classroom!
Introduction - Why learning breaks is great for your hooping!
History and Terminology
Types of Hoops
Tips for Breaks & Reversals
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Waist Breaks
Basic Breaks at the Waist
Waist Taps
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Hand Breaks
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Chest Hooping
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Leg Breaks and Other Fun Moves
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Trick Breaks
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Final Chapter
Keep Learning
Stay Connected
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Reviews (1)

Breaks are the best!

by Melissa Collins
I never really thought about doing breaks but when Safire made this class I signed up. I didn't know how much it would open up my flow and freedom of movement with the hoop. It's been an awesome addition to my hooping.

Breaks are the best!

by Melissa Collins
I never really thought about doing breaks but when Safire made this class I signed up. I didn't know how much it would open up my flow and freedom of movement with the hoop. It's been an awesome addition to my hooping.