A friend of mine left a comment on one of my videos using a hoop term that I am familiar with the usage of, but not what the term means. This caused me to realize that I know far too little about my personal passion. I do not view hooping as petty words or a handful of tricks, it is my passion in life. I just want to KNOW. Unfortunately, I cannot afford a class online or in person.
So, my questions would be....
1)Does anyone else feel as clueless as me?
2)How do I fix the problem?
To hell with all the companies that make the names.
Hooping does not have to be an institution!
If you don't know what a term means just type it into youtube.com and a video of said trick will most likely pop up.
Don't picture yourself as on a journey already taken by other hoopers, picture yourself as on a journey by yourself with your own hoop.
Don't worry about big hooping names, because honestly someone simply MADE UP all of those trick names (ex. @ the circularphile).
Some people call one trick one thing and some call it another-- as long as you can do it who cares what you name it.
Do you girl, and screw the logistics!
Peace, Love, and Hoopinesss!
With the tricks I've learned off of youtube, I've just been calling them what the people in the tutorial are calling them. And often those people are like, "I don't know if there is a proper term for this so I just call it (etc etc)..."
Names are handy so we can reference them, and it is a lot easier than saying "I'm practicing that trick that is on a horizontal plane and you pass the hoop from hand to hand as it swirls around your body..." I guess it is convenient to call them something!
What is neat about the hooping movement as is currently, is that is generated by the people on a grass roots level, sort of informally, out a spirit to share our love for what we do.
I'm also used to bellydancing in a variety of it's forms, and a lot of those moves have different names depending on the style, the cultural context, the teacher... Indeedy, I have one instructor who is excellent at giving visuals to help us understand a move or combination and the things we all come up with are pretty wacky!