Join us for a night-out like no other – we are offering one of the hottest new fitness activities – hoop dancing!
A night of guaranteed fun… with a little bit of exercise thrown in.
Go ahead and grab a drink at the bar to help loosen those hips for your hula hoop lesson. Dress is casual, and the atmosphere is laid back and fun.
For only $5, you’ll take a 45-minute hula hoop dance class taught by Hoop Dance Instructor Ashley Riccaboni.
Beginners welcome and hoops provided!
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm Registration
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Class
This is an all ages, co-ed event.
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Hoops and Hops at Allentown Brew Works combines beer and fitness
By Kelly Huth | The Express-Times
Of-age attendees of Hoops and Hops at Allentown Brew Works are encouraged to double fist – with a beer in one hand and a hula-hoop in the other.
The weekly event, led by instructor Ashley Riccaboni, of Catasauqua, combines a 45-minute hula-hoop dance class with the Brew Works’ extensive beer list. Registration for Hoops and Hops, held every Monday in The Brew Works’ studio space Five, begins at 6:30 p.m. Class is held 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Class costs $5.
The class is open to all levels, which Riccaboni says keeps things interesting.
“The great thing about this class in particular is that I do get beginners and I can go back and say, ‘Advanced people work on this, and beginners work on this,'” Riccaboni says. “I try to kind of have something for everyone.”
Riccaboni says the idea for Hoops and Hops came from Diane Teti, the [wife] of Brew Works co-owner Rich Fegley. Riccaboni, who is also a member of the Burning Hearts Fire & Light Theater, says the troupe has always had a good relationship with the Brew Works. Teti — a two-time winner of Riccaboni’s hula-hoop contest at the Allentown Freak Out Festival — won a free private lesson with Riccaboni that she never cashed in on. But it gave her the idea to bring Riccaboni’s instruction to Brew Works.
“(At the Brew Works), we’ve always tried to create this community center feel,” Teti says. “People need something that they can’t get elsewhere as a reason to come downtown.” Read more…