If you spot people hula-hooping while you’re out and about – we’ve seen them in clubs, the street and even malls – they may be fans of Flowground. Founded by Dubai resident Teeba – AKA Chief Hoop Fairy – the group helps world-weary adults embrace their inner kids as they spin, dance, laugh, jump and relax while making friends and burning excess calories. Teeba, who’s of Saudi-Iraqi descent, watched her first hoop dance at Nevada’s legendary Burning Man festival, describing the display as “almost surreal”. She was inspired to bring the activity to the Emirates, and less than a year after its birth, the group boasts a 70-strong community of enthusiastic ‘hoopers’.
Classes are tailored to the needs of newbies and the more experienced, and while you’re sure to pick up nifty moves and tricks, they emphasise creativity, energy and unleashing one’s ‘inner flow’. Alternatively, Flowground’s weekly Minge & Meditate Jam are open to all, so why not give one a go? Hoops are provided, but if you’re really enthusiastic, Teeba can order you a customised one. Go on, get a wiggle on!
INFO: Mingle & Meditate Jam takes place 8.30pm-9.45pm, (9pm-10.15pm during Ramadan) every Mon, suggested donation Dhs30, The Fridge, Alserkal Ave, Al Quoz, Dubai, 056 697 0099, firstname.lastname@example.org, other classes to be announced after Eid, sign up for Flowground’s newsletter at flowground.com and follow facebook.com/flowground to learn more