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Teacher Training Hoop Dance Certification FAQs

Hello Hoopers,  It is common to have a lot of questions when first looking into hoop dance certification. Below are some of the key questions people have when first beginning their research. Feel free to post below with other other questions you have about hoop dance certification and I’ll do my best to answer them!  Much love, Safire Do I have to be certified to teach hooping? No. Certification is not mandatory and Hula Hoop City promotes the idea that certification should never be mandatory for hooping. If you want to take training and certification it should be because you want to improve as an instructor and increase your skills to benefit your students not just to get a piece of ‘paper.’ Why should I take a hoop teacher training? Teacher training programs will help y...

DIY Hooping Clothes

Hello hoopers! Is your closet filled with hooping clothes? If not, this post will help you bust out in style! It’s that time of year again and soon many of us will be dancing around in the wild with tons of other crazy peeps enjoying some summer festivals. Half the fun of attending music festivals is getting the chance to play dress up!! Wearing crazy outfits and fun hooping clothes is a great way to express yourself at festivals. As I prepare for this summer I thought it would be great to share my top favourite DIY clothing and costuming tutorials. Check ’em out below, get together with your girlfriends and set up a night where you all hang out, get crafty, and have fun! If you’re not that crafty or would prefer to support other artists and clothing designers, check out ...

Awesome Apps for Hula Hoopers

    Hello Hoopers, Over the past few months I’ve come across some great apps for filming, editing, and sharing hoop videos and photos. These apps have made sharing hoop videos easy and fun to do. Below is a collection of some of my most favourite and useful hoop sharing apps!  If you know of another unique app that can help hoopers connect and share their hooping with the world, feel free to post the name and a link to the app below!  Especially if you know of great Android apps! Much love, Safire   INSTAGRAM iPhone  |  Android Basically if you’re not on Instagram, you are missing out my friend. There is a HUGE hoop community there and I do find browsing videos on Instagram to be easier than YouTube’s mobile app. Also, a lot of great hoopers don’t pos...

Beginner Hooping Tutorial – Jump Through

Want to be able to jump through even the smallest of hoops? Follow these guidelines and you’ll be able to jump through anything and everything!

16 Ways to Maintain your Hoop Practice

Hello Hoopers, Have you ever felt stagnant in your hoop practice? Ever felt like you’ve hit a wall and don’t know what to do next? Do you find yourself doing the same moves over and over all the time? Has the original luster of hooping wore off and you don’t hoop nearly as often as you used to? Not to worry, we all go through phases like this. Some phases are more common at certain times or for certain hoopers. For example, typically there are walls that hoopers will find where suddenly you feel stumped. You’re not learning new things, you don’t know what to do next, and things feel a bit ‘off’. Hoopers with several years of experience behind them are familiar with this feeling of ‘hitting a wall’ and hopefully they’ve managed to ...

Beginner Hooping Tutorial – The Helicopter

Already know The Helicopter?  Go right to 4:12 in the video to see an advanced variation on how to get an extra spin in the front as you pass your hoop. I made a tutorial for this move years ago in 2008, it was one of the first tutorial I had ever made. As I’m re-filming ALL my online hooping classes right now, I thought it would be nice to post the updated version of this trick.

Hoop Dance Retreats

Attending one of the many hoop dance retreats, fire dance festivals, or juggling conventions can be a great way to expand your skills, develop new interest in other props, and make new friends! There are a range of different events to attend, some provide the option of camping while other have cabins and provide food and everything! Some of the these events have been running for years while some are brand new. Keep checking back to this page in the future as new events are created and added to the map all the time. Use the interactive map below to find an annual event near you. Click on the website link provided to find out more information about that specific event. Hoop Dance Retreats Multi Prop or Fire Dance Festival European Juggling Convention – EJC Also consider checking out th...

How to Make a Hula Hoop Bag

There are a lot of different ways to carry your hoops and several different kinds of Hoop Bags. Hoop bags are great when traveling or flying with hula hoops. How to Make a Hoop Bag Youtube Video: How to make a Hoop Bag How to Make a Hoop Huggie Youtube Video: How to make a Hoop Huggie

Traveling and Flying with Hula Hoops

Flying with Hula Hoops As hoopers we know that when you take that upcoming trip you are going to NEED your hoop. Below are our tips and suggestions for flying with hula hoops so that you don’t have any trouble with the airport authorities, your hoops arrive safe, and you can enjoy your flight stress free. Traveling with a 4 way Collapsible Hoop Easily strapped to the side of a backpack or can also often be brought as carry on. You may still also want to have a bag covering this style of hoop to protect it during travel.* Know that the airline may make the choice to see your hoop as a weapon. So far this is uncommon but there is a chance your hoop may be confiscated as the pointed ends could be considered dangerous by security members. Infinity Style FoldableThese style hoops are easy...

How to Hula Hoop – Hooping FAQs

What is Hooping? Hooping is an emerging form of dance that uses more durable hoops then the popular Wham-O kid toy, the hula hoop. Learning how to hula hoop is just the beginning! Hooping is also often referred to as Hoop Dancing. This movement is growing in popularity by incredible numbers as people pick up the hoop for all kinds of different reasons. Some love it for the childlike memories that is relives, others enjoy the physical connection and enjoy the health and exercise benefits of the hoop. Regardless of what brings you into the hoop, we can all agree that hooping is a fun filled activity that will leave you smiling. The hoop itself has a long history, which pre-dates the 1950s hula hooping fad by several thousand years but the use of larger hoops and the fusion with dance is date...

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