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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 ...

Hooping TED Talks

Hello Hoopers, Have you ever wanted to do a TED Talk? If you have; you can imagine how scary of an experience it might be. Do you know what you would say? If you were invited to provide a TED Talk, what would you want to share the most with the world about hooping? Much love, Safire In a world where we are consistently pressured into adapting to a role that makes us fit into society, many people struggle to find a balance between work and play. But don’t we only start to love living life when we find a reason to get out of bed in the morning, not because we have to, but because we want to? In this talk I’m going to share with you my biggest passion − the Hula Hoop. Theresa Rose speaks about the power of “joyful movement” to improve health and well-being at TEDxSaras...

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.

How long can you hula hoop for?

  When you get into hooping it’s only a matter of time before someone comes up to you and asks you this question. STRANGER: “How long can you hula hoop for?” ME: “Do you mean waist hooping or hoop dancing? If you just mean hula hooping on your waist, man, I could probably keep a hoop going till I fell asleep!” 🙂 Satisfied with the answer they walk away. In the last few years though, I’ve been asking this question of myself in much broader terms. I mean honestly, “how long CAN I hula hoop for?” I don’t worry about this much in terms of age or physical health but more in terms of personal interest. As I approach my 10 year Hoopiversary this August I keep pondering this question more and more. How long can I hula hoop for, how long will ho...

How to pick an LED Hula Hoop

Hello Hoopers! So you want to buy an LED hula hoop! YAAAAA! Oh it’s exciting! “But wait. How do I pick one??” There are lots of things to consider when buying an LED hula hoop. Below is a list of questions you should ask yourself before buying. Take some notes as you read through these ideas to help you narrow your options and selections. Keep in mind that LED hula hoops are not indestructible, can sometimes take up to 6 months to arrive and over time you might find your preferences change and you’ll need to upgrade your hoop. We hope these questions help you out so that when your hoop arrives you are happy with your choice and have gotten as close to your perfect LED hoop as possible. After reading the questions below and considering your options, head on over to the LED Hula Hoop Reviews...

Hooping Clothes and Costume Shop Directory

3rd Earth Fireproof – Male/Female Fireproof Clothing Abstractika Art Work – Women’s Flow Clothing, Jewelry Accentuates Clothing – Women’s Flow Clothing, Stretch and Natural Fabrics Ahniradvanyi – Unisex Leather Bags, Hip Belts, Male and Female Leather Vests Antique Alchemist – Jewelry, Wire Hair Wraps, Hoods, Bustles Aya Wear – Afro-Jamacian Clothing Batikwalla – Wall Art Belles Lotus – Womens Natural Fiber Flow Clothing Carousel Ink – Male/Female Screen Printed Clothing Coquetry Clothing – Male/Female Clothing, Handmade Funky Designs and Patterns Damsel In This Dress – Corsets Dervish – Women’s Flow/Yoga/Dance Clothing Elven Forest Creations – Female Tribal/Elf/Fairy Inspired Clothing Fairies P...

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

There are a lot of different ways how to make a hula hoop, in the end it all depends on the kind of hula hoop you want. Whether it is collapsible, a sectional, or a tandem hula hoop, these tutorials below will help you get started. Check back to this page every so often as we update the content with new tutorials, ideas, and resources on how to make your own hula hoops. Why do hoopers tend to make their own hula hoops or buy them off a hoop maker? Because regular dollar store hoops are either too light for a beginner (who needs the extra weight/size of the hoop to help them learn core hooping) OR dollar store hoops are just too flimsy for advanced hoopers who just end up breaking them after only a few hoop sessions. If you have a suffusion for a hoop making tutorial please comment below an...

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...

New Site for Hoopers: Hula Hoop City

If you are new here, then welcome! This site was created after a previous site known simply as “Hoop City”. The original Hoop City was a popular online social networking site for hoopers than ran from 2009 – 2015. In the last of it’s years the company that provided the back end for the site was sold and the site became increasingly difficult to upgrade and functionality was lost. Hoop City lost it’s popularity as Facebook began to offer groups and other mobile networking sites increased in popularity. It is with a heavy heart that the decision was made to close down the existing Hoop City and launch this new site on a different platform. We have had to completely revamped the website for a new generation of hoopers and build it again from the ground up. What w...

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