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.
* 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.
String Cheese Incident
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
Trippy isolation hoops video. Key videos.
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
mini fire hooping
World hoop day begins 2007?
Hooping.org Launches – The longest running hooping blog.
Hooping in 2004
Hooping in 2005
Hooping in 2006
Hooping in 2007
Safire’s ‘Misery Business’ video goes viral on various sites.
Safire’s launches ‘Love the Process’ video.
HoopCity.ca Launches – An online Social Networking Site for Hoopers
Hooping in 2010
| January – Raw Art ‘Ring-O-Graphy’ video
Hooping in 2012
Instagram Launches 15 Second Video Option
|Rachel Lust’s “Groove” video goes viral.
Hooping in 2015
Instagram Launches 60 Second Video Option