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”.
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 15 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 80s/90s dance, aerobics and comedy. She now travels the world, training, teaching and performing at international hula hoop retreats. Bouncing between Melbourne and Byron Bay, Fondle spends her time choreographing, creating, performing, running hilarious hens parties and team-building sessions and teaching students of all ages and levels the fine arts of hula hooping and expressive 80s dance.