About Little Circles

Welcome to Little Circles, a toolbox for movers, teachers & parents excited to share hula hoop fun & games with children of all age groups.

This comprehensive online toolbox is brought to you by Deanne Love (qualified primary school teacher and founder of Hooplovers.tv)  & Hayley Hoopla (professional hula hooper, circus instructor and entertainer)

As educators, performers, and hoopers we have collected a huge abundance of resources over the past 20 years and reveal our secrets in this online course for you. 

Would you like to offer engaging children’s hoop classes and parties filled with fun games and activities? 

Baffled by how to keep kids engaged in hoop classes and parties?

Not sure how to go about getting bookings and gigs?

Do you want to offer hoop classes and parties filled with fun games and activities?

Do you struggle with keeping your classes & parties flowing and exciting?

Are you overwhelmed by what it takes to share successful hoop classes with children?

Little Circle Toolbox is for

  • Anyone who adores children and wants to share hoop fun and games

  • Hoopers who want to share hoop classes & parties with children

  • Teachers who want to offer new ways to move and express 

  • Parents who are looking for fun hoop party and playtime ideas

Little Circles is designed to give you the skills you need to create hoop lessons, parties, and programs that will enhance your student's:

- self-esteem & social interactions

- object manipulations skills

- spacial awareness

- locomotor skills

- gross & fine motor skills

- enjoyment of physical activity, dance & modern beats

- muscle tone, back alignment

- left / right awareness

- body awareness

- fight against obesity

- appreciation for dynamic performing arts

- flexibility, dexterity, agility

- hand-eye coordination

- balance

- overall body strength

- group participation & morale

- creativity & self-expression

Our wish is for you to create a new and joyous movement programs for your school, community, studio or family.

In this course, you will receive a preparation pack to get you started including places to teach and what to do even before you step into the classroom.

Creative classroom strategies to keep your students engaged, active and having fun. 

A huge video library including 30 hoop tricks, 16 fun games, and 10 unique combos as well as your very own hoop cards and ideas for using them. 

We also share our hoop class essentials including a preparation checklist, class plan examples and powerful ways to wrap up your successful hoop gig. 

Next, we stretch your imagination and give you examples of how to use creative movement journeys and class themes. 

Then we offer up our Hoop Biz tips including client questions, party structures, unique offerings to get you booked and pricing strategies. 

Plus a bunch of bonuses: fun playlists, lesson templates, how to make your own music and a lot more. 

Join our global circle of other teachers, movers, and parents sharing hoop fun with children. Get the support and inspiration you need. 

Our mission is to support you to feel confident in guiding children’s hoop classes, parties & workshops


Testimonial about Little Circles

Our mission

: To gift children with all-inclusive ways to move their bodies and express their joy

: To give teachers & parents the tools to support children to be active in creative ways 

: To offer a range of activities as alternatives to competitive sport

: To support teachers and parents to feel confident in guiding children’s hoop classes, parties & workshops

Ideal for classroom teachers, community coaches, team leaders, parents.

Your Investment

Payment plan is available

Deanne Love

Deanne Love has launched a global revolution inside the hula hoop. Hoopers from around the world tune in to learn from Deanne's fresh and passionately positive style of hoop dance instruction. The one time primary school teacher and creative founder of Hooplovers.tv shares high energy live and online classes, workshops and performance-based hoop education. Her mission is to inspire global beings to find their true potential through movement and self-expression via hoop dance.Deanne Love's desire to connect adults and children through dance, music and fun fuelled the creation of international hoop community Hooplovers. She now inspires hundreds of movement entrepreneurs around the planet to find their own path as successful hoop dance instructors via her Hoop Love Coaching program.Strong in the art of streamlined instruction and intuitive facilitation, Deanne turns up the volume on the "feel-good-factor" as a focus of success for all level of hooper. She shares hoop dance as a delicious hot pot of tricks, transitions and technique. Harnessing both the flavours of individual style and collective energy, Deanne supports group diversity and the exploration of unique hoop stardom in all of her facilitation.

Deanne Love

Hoop Dance Coach

Hayley Hoopla

Hayley Hoopla is a professional Hula Hoopist, Circus skills instructor and renowned children's entertainer. She’s presented on stages, in schools and performed for families Australia wide for over 15 years. Her natural ability to let her inner child shine allows her to connect with children on a level that keeps them engaged and focused in her hoop sessions. Hayley's passionate about sharing her wealth of knowledge with hoop teachers on how to deliver fun and engaging hoop experiences that everyone will love. The hoop is a wonderful confidence building tool that's accessible to everyone, so why not jump in and get spinning & begin to witness the self esteem of those you share your skills with sky rocket.

Hayley Hoopla

Professional hula hooper, circus instructor and entertainer

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Getting Started

    • Who are we? What is Little Circles?

    • Before you start teaching

    • Teacher Talk: Answering Your Questions

    • Safety : Teacher Talk

    • Age groups & Hoop Sizes

    • Where to get jobs and gigs

    • Join the Little Circles Group

    • Little Circles Terms Conditions

  • 02

    Keeping Kids Engaged

    • Setting the Space & Vibe

    • Setting the Vibe: Part 2

    • Creative Classroom Strategies

    • Power of Praise

    • Grouping Techniques

    • *new* 6 dance moves to add to your next class

    • *new* Engage kids with Tabata music

  • 03

    Hoop Tricks for Children

    • Razzle Dazzle

    • Magic Trick

    • Rolling

    • Around the World

    • Clap & Catch

    • Can Can

    • Arm Hooping

    • Waist Hooping

    • Hoop Handshake

    • Hoop on Head

    • Hoop on Head Step Through

    • Neck

    • Neck to Waist

    • Skipping Variations

    • Ninja

    • Halo

    • Kick Up

    • Razzle Dazzle Roundabout

    • Twista

    • Sparkly

    • Swirly

    • Back Spin

    • Knee Hooping

    • Ankle Hop

    • Shooting Star

    • Star Burst

    • Bus Driver

    • Whirlpool

    • Pyramid

    • Ninja Pass

  • 04

    Hoop Combos

    • Hoop Combos Part 1

    • Hoop Combos Part 2

    • New combo with Hayley

  • 05

    Games & Activities

    • 10 Trick Intro

    • 10 Trick Game

    • Hoop Yay! Intro

    • Hoop Yay!

    • Alternative to Hooping Competition (Waist Hooping)

    • Using Props

    • Hoop Swap & Variations

    • Hoop Freeze

    • Freeze Game Ideas

    • 4 Corners: Rockstars

    • Copy Cats

    • Razzle Dazzle Olympics

    • Hoop Orbs

    • Hoopscotch

    • Hoop Rolling Ideas

    • Spinning Macareena

    • Hoop Says...

    • Tag Team Showtime

    • Thread the Needle

    • *new* Ringmaster Says

  • 06

    Hoop Cards

    • Games with Hoop Cards

    • Hoop Cards Printable

    • Tabata Playlist

    • Using Music & Trick Cards for a variety of activities

  • 07

    Hoop Class Essentials

    • Prepration Checklist

    • Hoop Class Plan Example

    • Ideas for Wrapping Up Your Class

  • 08

    Stretch Your Imagination

    • Creative Movement Journey with Hayley

    • Taking them on a Creative Journey: Example

    • Class Themes

    • What else could a hoop be?

  • 09

    Hoop Biz

    • Questions for Clients

    • Example Party Structure

    • Ideal offerings to get you booked (specific examples)

    • Pricing your offerings

    • *new* How to come back from a setback

  • 10


    • Little Circles Playlist

    • How to make music for your class

    • Free music for your classes

    • Lesson Plan Template Example

    • Booking Confirmation Example

  • 11

    Little Circles Hang Outs

    • Little Circles Hang Out May 23