hey y'all. i'm looking for tutorials on multiples...specifically i want to learn to core hoop 4 at once, learn to separate them out to various levels, tricks for raising them up with and without using hands, etc. currently i can hoop at knees while doing a windmill with two above, but cannot hoop on waist and chest at same time. so i have a lot of work to do.
anybody know of any video tutorials? online classes?
One day I'd like to do a multiple class on Hoop City... it's nice to know more people are game for multiples. I really enjoy rocking the multi hoops, especially while dancing. I like the mix of the circus and dance put together! ; )
please do a multiples class! i would purchase that class right away. another option - do you have the ability to do private lessons? i'd be interested depending on cost. also might be a good way for you to develop the class content for a broader audience while still getting paid.
i have watched enough videos/live shows to know that there is a technique to it, i'm just having trouble figuring out what it is. guess that's why we have teachers :)
thanks for the suggestion amanda...i am going to try to focus on actively separating the motion going on for the two hoops. what is the easiest combination to start learning?
what size and weight hoops work best when learning multiples?
Well I suggest that you first practice with two hoops. Get comfortable hooping in combinations between the knees, waist, chest and hands. Ex: knees & waist, knees & chest, Chest & waist
Once you can do two in all those combinations comfortably add another hoop and practice with 3.
Also if you say in your head "knees, chest, knees, chest" while practicing with two hoops on the knees & the chest (or where ever else on your body) it helps you to focus on them both and to keep them up.
I would recommend looking around for a local circus school or youth circus and see if there is any one there who can help you.
But really with multiples and splits what you really need is to just keep working hard that is how i learnt with out a teacher. I just kept trying and adding more hoops in different places.
Regarding size and weight, you will be better of with smaller hoops say hip bone hight i think mine are 90cm across.
Also you will want the stiffest pipe you can find the flopper the harder because the hoops will absorb a lot of energy in to squishing.
So... I was bored last night and decided to see what a Multi Hooping Class would look like. Man! There is so much! It is exciting to realize how much I know about playing with multi hoops. I mean, I'm not the best by any means but I've come a long way since I first start working on twins and multi hooping. I was also looking at some of my old practice and blooper reels and TONS of them are moves I can consistently do now. It feels great! Another reason to strongly recommend documenting your practice.
Anyways, here's a snapshot of the potential future classroom.