Save $200 by matching up with a nearby school on the same day! See Pricing Section below for more details.
Meet Hula Hoop Circus
Amanda Panda found her passion for the arts and hoop dance in 2009. Ten years later she has her own company, Hula Hoop Circus, and is the author of the illustrated children’s book, Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus. A pioneer of hoop dance within northern B.C and Alberta, she’s an entertainer and circus skills instructor nominated as one of Canada’s Most Influential Flow Artists in the 2019 CanSpin Awards. Larger than life and a natural kid magnet, Amanda inspires children to try new things, find their passion, and to DREAM BIG!
Hula Hoop Circus Quick Facts
- Exciting and fun circus show including hula hooping, juggling, spinning plates, humour, and more!
- Great student involvement including onstage volunteers and crowd participation.
- Strong message throughout the show about overcoming insecurities & obstacles, trying new things, working hard, and being persistent.
- Workshops and Artist-in-Residence programs are also available.
• Dream Big
Work Hard. Play Hard. Dream Big! A show to inspire passion, play and purpose while showcasing a variety of creative athletic feats involving hula hoops, juggling, spinning plates and humour. Amanda Panda playfully engages students and staff in a variety of audience participation activities demonstrating the importance of trying new things, working hard and being persistent. During the show Amanda shares her journey of how she learned hoop dance, overcame her insecurities and obstacles, and found passion for the first time in her life. Amanda’s book, Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus, will also be referenced to reinforce the message of working hard and dreaming big.
Grade Suitability: K–8
Duration: 50 mins.
• Circus Workshop
Amanda’s fun and engaging one-day workshop sesions help promote health and active living through fun and unique physical activities, giving students the opportunity to try something new while encouraging physical literacy.
All equipment is provided. Sessions can be booked in 30-minute to 1-hour sessions with up to 30 students per session. Circus skills available include hoop dance, poi spinning, juggling and plate spinning. 30-minute lessons: 1 circus skill, 45-minute lessons: 2 circus skills, 1-hour lessons: 3 circus skills.
Amanda would start or end the day with a 30-minute circus performance.
A 3-5 Day Artist Residency will give your students the opportunity to dive deeper into developing these skills
Grade Suitability: K–12
Team T&J offers $200 off the performance fee if you are willing to match up with a nearby school on the same day. If you have not already done so, click below to rank the top three artists you’d like to see tour to your area. There‘s no obligation to book, doing so will simply register your school for the discount and help us co-ordinate artists’ tours where there is the most interest for them.
Fees are listed as a range because the exact fee is determined by your area and number of shows in a tour. Once you’ve cast your vote, we can let you know the exact fee and possible dates for your preferred artists.
If your school is facing severe budget challenges please inquire about qualifying for our assistance program.
Brief Artist Survey – register your school and qualify for any applicable discounts
$650–$950 + GST
Workshops/Artist in Residence
$1500 (1 Day)
$3500 +GST (3 Day)
$5000 +GST (5 Day)
Amanda’s presentation was polished and entertaining for all of our students in grades K – 9. I would recommend this performance to any school!
Terry Fast, Principal, La Glace School, La Glace, AB
Amanda is instinctively adept at modifying her circus skills program to accommodate a range of ages and abilities. Her positive nature motivates students and her care and compassion helps students gravitate towards her. Her new picture book “Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus” was also a highlight during our Literacy Week festivities. She genuinely loves children and is a kid magnet.
Don MacAskill, Principal, Wembley Elementary School, Wembley, AB
The students enjoyed the life sized slinky, the glow in the dark component and they LOVED that you are a published author. Your book is getting a lot of attention in our library.
Lloyd Garrison School, Berwyn, AB
Amanda was a highlight of 2018 BMO KidzArt Dayz! Kids and adults alike enjoyed her engaging, impressive and comical performance and loved being able to learn some hoop tricks after the show. Amanda is great with kids and it is evident that she is having as much fun as they are.
Twyla Exner, Director of Public Programs, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
Our mission was to have performers inspire children to embrace the joy of creative expression through the arts, Amanda did just that. She had a positive message that she relayed with her own storybook and throughout her performance.
Aum Nicol, Founder, Grande Prairie Children’s Festival, Grande Prairie, AB