5th Annual Michigan Hoop Dance Retreat

August 14, 15, 16 – Mason, MI
Find your people. Play with hoops.

The 5th Annual Michigan Hoop Dance Retreat

MHDR connects hoopers from all over Michigan and in the Midwest

for a weekend of flow, fun, and family.


2020 Intructor applications open now!


MHDR helps you remember how to have fun. And just play.


Come for the weekend. Make friends that will last a lifetime.
About Us

Something For Everyone!

MHDR is a full weekend of hoops, flow, and fun. The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a welcome meeting and general hoop shenanigans. Workshops run throughout the weekend and are the core of MHDR, so plan on spending at least a few hours each day exploring and playing with your hoop. On Friday and Saturday evening, we’ll have a fire circle, LED jam, and community bonfire. And then on Saturday we’ll host our annual showcase.

Everyone takes a little extra time moving on Sunday morning, so we start with a group potluck breakfast to enjoy a little relaxation and getting to know each other. You then have the option to attend more workshops, before packing up and heading home.

Throughout the weekend you’l meet hoopers from all over the state (and beyond!), learn dozens of new tricks, and see things you’ve never seen before. Each year, attendees are stunned by the little surprises, bits of play, and the wonder that is found at MHDR.

Bring a friend or come by yourself. Either way, just be here for the best weekend of the summer.

Join us at MHDR2020 and experience it for yourself.

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MHDR Connects You With the Michigan Flow Community

Michigan Hoop Dance Retreat is jammed full of fun activities that are guaranteed to introduce you to dozens of other flow artists from across Michigan. Flow workshops, the community potluck breakfast, the LED jam and fire circle, and all help you find and experience friendships and connections you’ve never had before. MHDR is about so much more than hooping. It’s about feeling like you belong. Like finally, you’ve found the people who get you.

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MHDR tickets are limited to less than 100 attendees. Get yours before we sell out!

2020 Tickets On Sale Now!

Workshop Schedule

Check out our amazing line-up of workshops and instructors!

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Directions to the Event

MHDR is held at Sunset Place, nestled just east of the quiet town of Mason, MI. 676 W Dansville Rd, Mason, MI 48854

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2020 Vendors 

Revival Cafe & Market - Jen Mitchell

Jen has been making hoops and teaching hoopdance since 2013.   Teaching at various events for many ages at schools, camps, homeschool co ops, festivals and city events.   She views hooping as a way to release energy, open the body to movement, the brain to play and senses to feel .  It has been a journey like no other. 
Sharing hoop making and hoop play is a passion to help others feel the same joy that she receives from this simple circle.
The Fuel Funnel

The Fuel Funnel

The Fuel Funnel protects fire performers and the environment by reducing plastic waste and reclaiming fuel lost during spin-off.

The Fuel Funnel fits inside a burn kit and weighs just a few ounces so it’s easy to bring wherever you go. When you’re done, use it to place extra fuel back in it’s original container.

Flow Craft

Flow Craft - Valarie DeGarmo

Ready made & custom built dance hoops, props & more

I was surprised at how deep a hooping journey can be for me. I mean, I’m a hooper, so I know it’s deep, I know it’s endless, I know it’s powerful, but I saw things at the retreat that I never saw before, that went way beyond my wildest comprehension, things I could never have imagined. I felt like I was taken to a whole other planet, a whole other universe. The things I saw just blew my mind. It’s so powerful that I can’t even comprehend it just yet.
 – Past MHDR Attendee
Join us August 14, 15, 16 2020

Register to Attend MHDR 2020 Today!

Tickets are limited. Part of the magic of MHDR is the intimate, family community. Less than 150 people will attend this year’s event. Will you be one of them? Click “I’m going to MHDR!” to buy your ticket and reserve your space today.