Creator and Boss Lady of Hoops, Thighs & Buttocks, Jane Fondle is all about getting physical. Starting out as a star in her parent’s lounge room, she then took it to the streets at age 7, surprising her neighbours by busking at their doorstep, singing and dancing “We built this city on rock and roll”. The outer suburbs of Melbourne just weren’t ready for this singing/dancing entrepreneur.
As a teenager Fondle finally found an outlet for dancing onstage in a fabulous costume and became a National Aerobics champion. She then moved on to become the world Twister champion (true story!). Disaster struck during a bad g-string leotard incident in a fit of Flashdancing victory, leaving her unable to walk for some time (story slightly embellished). Once rehabilitated she discovered hula hooping as a great way to work out in her lounge room while fleeing from societal shame. After 14 years of hooping she’s feeling at peace with a movement medium based on thrusting the hips.
Fondle has developed her own hula hooping style, incorporating 80’s dance, aerobics, hip-hop and comedy. She now travels the world, training and teaching at international hula hoop retreats but always returns home to her beloved Melbourne where she loves choreographing, creating, performing, running hilarious hens parties and most of all teaching students of all levels the fine arts of hula hooping and expressive 80’s dance.