Come & live the ultimate HoopUrban Summer Exotica experience!
The city & the hula hoops are waiting for you!

13-14 JULY 2019 | ATHENS, GREECE

Let’s celebrate summer in Athens with the Hoopurban Summer Exotica experience!
It’s all about an urban weekend in the city of Athens with unique hoop workshops!
The tropical environment of Athens during summer, mixed with hula hoops, jams, alternative activities & parties promise you a great time!


Chris Gogler (C-Section)

C-Section (aka Chris Gogler) is a Hoop Dancer originally from Australia. With a background and some formal training in ballet and contemporary dance, Chris stumbled across hooping some number of years ago and has been hooked ever since. His style is unique, combining elements of classical and contemporary dance with object manipulation and burlesque. On stage C-Section tells romantic and fantastic stories through movement with a healthy dose of cheekiness and sass. C-Section now lives in Berlin and has taught Hoopdance at events across Europe including the German Hoop Convention, Heart and Hoop Dance Retreat, Hooplaland, the Italian Hoop Connection, Manchester Hoop Congress, Rendez V’Hoop, the Scottish Hoop Convention, SWHOOP, Unicorn Hoop Fest and the European Juggling Convention.

Find Chris on Facebook & Instagram

Sunny Diz (Hoop it!)

Sunny Diz from Greece, started hooping in Brighton, UK in 2009, while taking a master course in Architecture and promised herself to find a way to combine hoop dance and architecture for a better and healthier life.
She founded Hoopit! in 2012 in order to share the happiness of hooping and the unlimited power of exercising through playing.
Sunny spreads the hoop love around the globe with playful hoop tutorials and teaches hoop dance and hoop fitness workshops and classes all over Greece, inspiring people to stay connected to their inner selves and to the power of “now”.
Find Sunny on Facebook & Instagram


Let go and become swept away into a ritual of rhythmic movement which can release tension and negative emotions, awaken self-transcendence and positive action, celebrate individual creativity and strengthen a sense of community.
All with this soulful, rhythmic, earthy dance which embodies elements from different regions and traditions of West Africa.

Daphne Assimakopoulou

Daphne is a dancer, dance teacher, choreographer and musician.
She holds a Bachelor degree in Music and Dance (Bryn Mawr College, USA, 1994) and a Masters degree in Dance Studies (Laban Center for Movement and Dance, UK,1997).
Her passion for West African dance and music inspired her to travel to Mali, Guinea and New York to learn from masters in the field. She has been teaching and performing since 2000 throughout Greece. In 2015, she began training in a form of Dance Therapy (‘Primitive Expression’). Since 2016 she facilitates ‘‘African Healing Dance’ workshops in Portugal and Thailand.

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Saturday OR Sunday + Party!

Choose ONE DAY of the Hoop Workshops
& enjoy Sunday’s evening activities
(Dance Workshop + Party!)

What’s Included:

  • 2 x 1,5 hours hoop workshops on Saturday OR Sunday
  • 1 Dance Workshop
  • HoopUrban BBQ Party
Book Now!



ONE Workshop + Party!

& enjoy Sunday’s evening activities
(Dance Workshop + Party!)

What’s Included:

  • 1 x 1,5 hours hoop workshop on Saturday OR Sunday
  • 1 Dance Workshop
  • HoopUrban BBQ Party
Book Now!

Join us also on Friday 12th of July at the Open Hoop Jam at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Find all the info of the Open Hoop Jam here


HoopUrban Summer Exotica is a weekend of Hoop Dance Workshops in Athens, Greece, organised by Hoop it!
We start on Friday 12th of July with an open Hoop Workshop at the park and we learn a ton of hoop tricks on Saturday 13th and Sunday the 14th of July, with the amazing Chris Gogler (C-Section) from Australia and Sunny Diz from Greece. The weekend ends with the greatest summer Athenian experience, a BBQ party at an urban terrace, with amazing coctails!


All our Hoop Workshops, Dance workshops and Sunday’s night party will take place at Romantso, an Incubator based in the historic building of Romantso magazine in the center of Athens. Romantso has 3 stages where you can hoop plus an amazing terrace for our Sunday’s night BBQ Party. There is a bar at the ground floor of the building if you need water, coffee, tea or any cold drink.
Find Romantso at the map


Hoopurban Summer Exotica officially starts on Saturday 13th of July in the morning and ends on Sunday 14th of July late at night. There is also an Open Hoop Jam on Friday the 12th of July (19:00-21:00), organised by Hoop it! at the STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER where you can join us here !
As soon as you book your ticket we will send you all the details of the bank account as our preferred method of secure payment. You can pay for your ticket within a week from the day of your booking.
The Venue is 5 mins walking distance from the metro Station Omonoia. The address is Anaxagora 3-5 street, Post Code 10552, Athens. Find the venue in google maps – Click here
Tickets for Hoopurban Summer Exotica are non – refundable. In case you cannot attend the event, but you have already paid, you can resell the ticket on your own or give it to one of your friends!
The full pass includes:
– 4 hoop workshops (2 hoop workshops on Saturday & 2 hoop workshops on Sunday)
– 1 dance workshop (on Sunday)
– A BBQ Party with food and hoop jam (on Sunday)
– Fresh water and juice in between the workshops

The one day pass includes:
– 2 hoop workshops (you can choose Saturday or Sunday hoop workshops)
– 1 dance workshop (on Sunday)
– A BBQ Party with food and hoop jam (on Sunday)
– Fresh water and juice in between the workshops

The workshop pass includes:
– 1 hoop workshop (Saturday or Sunday)
– 1 dance workshop (on Sunday)
– A BBQ Party with food and hoop jam (on Sunday)
– Fresh water and juice in between the workshops

What is not included in your pass:
– Saturday’s or Sunday’s breakfast and lunch
– Saturday’s Dinner
– Alcohol

We do not offer accommodation, but we can recommend hotels, hostels, or we can ask other hoopers if they can host you. If accomodation is something you need, then you can contact us at
Full Hoopurban Summer Exotica offers 2 hoop workshops on Saturday, 2 hoop workshops on Sunday, 1 dance workshop on Sunday and a party at the end of the day. There will be also a Friday Hoop Jam. We are organising other activities (eg beach time, walks around the city of Athens, lunch, etc) that you can join, but their price isn’t included in the price of the tickets. Please watch this area for more information on other activities.
By booking and purchasing a ticket for HoopUrban Summer Exotica you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:
1. Tickets
– Your ticket is personal. If you want to bring your family, children or pets, please contact us.
– Ticket sales start at June 3d 2019 20:00pm Greek Time (GMT+2). Please read carefully the booking and refund policy below.
– The number of tickets available is 20.
– If tickets are sold out you can register to our waiting list.
2. Booking Policy
– Early bird full pass is available only for the 3 first to book their ticket. After the 3 first spots are sold out, the normal price of the full pass is 45euros.
– For all types of tickets (early bird full pass, full pass, one day pass or workshop pass), in order to secure your spot the payment should be completed within one week from the day of your booking.
3. Refund Policy
All tickets are a 100% NON REFUNDABLE. In case of cancellation of the event, Hoopit! will refund the full amount of your paid ticket within a week from the date of the cancelled event.
– You can pay for your ticket directly to our bank account. All payments are final.
– Once you have booked your ticket, we will send you an e-mail with the details of the bank account for your transaction. Your transaction should be completed within a week from your booking. – Once your ticket payment has been received, we will send you a confirmation e-mail about your participation.
4. Transfer of tickets
If you cannot attend the event but you have already paid for your ticket, you can resell the ticket on your own or transfer the ticket to a friend.
5. Health and Travel Insurance
As a participant to the Hoopurban Summer Exotica you will participate in workshops and activities that involve exercise and the possibility of physical injury. You will participate in these activities at your own risk and you should have valid health insurance. Please refer to your doctor if you have any medical problems or older injuries. The hosts and organizers of the event have no responsibility for sports and travel accidents happening during, before or after the event.
6. Damages
Every ticket holder participates in the event at their own risk. Liability for damages in public spaces, and the provided workshop spaces, is the responsibility of the participants and their personal companions.
7. Photos and sharing
Any photos or videos of the event may be published online for promotional purposes without prior consent from the participant. Please be aware that any videos taken of any teacher’s workshop or performance may not be published online or shared with anyone else other than fellow participants.
8. Food and allergies
The event includes one BBQ dinner suitable also to vegeterians. When asked please inform us about your food allergies or special requirements at your ticket order, otherwise they won’t be considered.

Do you have more questions? Feel free to contact us at or +30 6974436716