The Hooping Timeline

What is the history of hoop dancing? No, not the history of the hula hoop, which you can find on wikipedia easily, but rather, what is the history of CONTEMPORARY hoop dancing, the movement of hooping that we all know and love.

I’ll make the event to update the timeline every year so it will be an ongoing project but honestly… it may be the ONLY history project I ever get excited about in my whole life! I hope you like it.

Much love,
Safire

* Please note that this timeline is by no means perfect, there are so very MANY events that have impacted the world of hoop dance, unfortunately in order to make some sense of things, I’ve had to consider only the key people and key events in order to keep the timeline manageable.


Hooping in 2003

Confirm Dates:
String Cheese Incident
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Anah, Christabel, First Hoop Retreat

Things that qualify on this list
Firsts – first retreat, first video?, fire hoop manufacturer. 
Links to key people, award winners, lots of followers, viral videos, etc. 
Important websites that effected hooping – Tribe.net, Hooping.org, HoopCity, Facebook Groups, Instagram
Tubing Types that came out – Polypro, 
LED Hoops invented – Patrick, Smart Hoops invented. Fiber optic hoop invented. 
Quick Wicks invented
MagHoops Invented
Trippy isolation hoops video. Key videos. 
DVD releases
Hoop styles become popular. “Waves”  First Wave, Second Wave, Third Wave. 
Hoop size movements
Guiness Book Records
When mini hoops were popularized
No sleep brooklyn viral video
dances with circles viral video
melinda bear viral video
Reflective hoops popularized
3d hooping axis play begins
Square hoops
mini fire hooping

World hoop day begins 2007?

 

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Hooping.org Launches – The longest running hooping blog. 

Hooping in 2004

Hooping in 2004

Hooping in 2005

Hooping in 2005

Hooping in 2006

Hooping in 2006

Hooping in 2007

Hooping in 2007

Hooping in 2008

Safire’s ‘Misery Business’ video goes viral on various sites.

Hooping in 2009

Safire’s launches ‘Love the Process’ video.

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HoopCity.ca Launches – An online Social Networking Site for Hoopers

Hooping in 2010

Hooping in 2010

Hooping in 2011

| January – Raw Art ‘Ring-O-Graphy’ video

Hooping in 2012

Hooping in 2012

Hooping in 2013

Instagram Launches 15 Second Video Option

 

Hooping in 2014

Major Events


Major Videos

Rachel Lust’s “Groove” video goes viral.
     
       
       

Hooping in 2015

Hooping in 2015

Hooping in 2016

Instagram Launches 60 Second Video Option

 

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