Soooo, I know that hooping in public draws attention of course but i get super nervous when people start to watch or when people put me on the spot. I get nervous and my skills and all the practice i do goes right down the drain and i end up lookin dumb. Does this happen to anybody else and how can i solve this problem??
I dont know where my last post went but WOW guys ! Thanks soooo much.You guys have givin me some confidence to keep on keepinm on. Ive been saying for the last 6 months that i was going to try and start a hoop jam when i got better and apparently i just need to do it. Im a harsh critic on myself.
HOOPIN IS THE ONE THING WHERE I CANT NOT SMILE WHILE DOING . Its really been my saving grace since moving across the world pretty much .
The same thing happens to me. All I do is close my eyes and feel the music. I'm sure that you'll get more used to performing in front of people the more often you do it. Just keep practicing and remember that it doesn't matter what other people think of your hooping, as long as your doing it for yourself.
Well Coco, as they say "YOU are your biggest critic!" I'm the same way. I'll nail a move like 50 times in a row then want to show someone and as soon as they're within 10 ft its like I never even got the trick once. I have been hooping outside more now and I have yet to go to a crowded place, but I used to do plays when I was little and my director always told me to imagine everyone in their undies. It helps.
I don't feel very comfortable hooping in public places yet too as i've only been hooping since early february. But as the weather has been so nice i've been hooping outside since the start of May and really love it. There's so much more space but hooping outside means that our neigbours and the whole neighbourhood can pretty much see everything; both my hilarious attemps at new tricks and also the few nice moments of flow that happens occasionally. There are no fences to protect me.
I noticed that i'm often able to overcome the shyness when I think that it's not me they are watching, it's the hooping. And if it brightens anyones day, or even gives a good laugh then I guess it's all worth it. I know the kids love it :)
this has just happened to me last night!!!! i made such a fool of myself. I dont work i get 2 b a stay at home mommy so i practice 6-8 a day when ever i want. n i so spoiled it last night on stage after the Hooper bfor made a great performance. so no ur not the only one. but i get stage fright very easily...best thing to do is own it. forget ppl are there and pretend they are like a lamp or tree or something. lol it sorta helps me
I completely understand! But when I'm hooping around my friends or other people that don't hoop, they are so amazed by what I can do. A few compliments from your friends or strangers and you will feel much more at ease and ready to flaunt what you have been working on. You also may want to try to find another person to hoop with so all of the heat isn't on you. Hoop love!