I have very recently fallen in Love with the entire hoopdancing concept. I went to Wanee Fest this year, and experienced it for the first time. Those girls all made it look so easy, and it inspired me to get moving! Two days ago, I spent the entire afternoon on the beach here in my hometown of Panama City, and taught myself how to keep my hoop up! I am also working on counter spinning, booty bumping, leg hooping, and other various beginner steps. It seems to me that once I got it up, the rest just comes naturally as I move and learn more about my own physical awareness and interacting with my hoop. I was a pole dancer for a little while in my younger days as well, so I think that helps some, but boy is this tough! lol Anyhoops, after researching and finding different tools and tips online, I came across Hoop City here. The issue I have is I can find NO ONE from my "neck o' the woods"!
So, if you are out there in Panama City, Destin, or nearby NW Florida, Lower AL area, I would sooo Love to hear from you! I am super excited about this whole experience, only onmy third day! I am also ready to start a local "hoop group" to foster and further relationships with like minded peoples. Granted, I am only a very new beginner, but I feel this is a good way to get around some more experienced jhoopers, and also an awesome way to introduce more people to the joy of hooping.
Please contact me if you are in the area, and let's fget moving!!
Happy Hooping!! :-D
You sound like me! My first hooping experience was also at SOSMP, at Bear Creek three years ago. :] I live in Jacksonville, which isn't in NW FL buuuut I do travel a lot, and I imagine we go to a lot of the same festies/events. My roommates and boyfriend are in a band (Lucky Costello) and we've been touring all over Florida lately, so if I'm ever in Panama City I'll let you know! And if you're ever near Jax, please hit me up!!
Thanks for your reply... Unfortunately I don't get to travel as much as I would like to; Wanee was my very first event of this nature. I am only a beginner, but man is this fun! I saw it last month, and picked up my roomies hoop she made some time ago... Now, I take it with me everywhere I go, just itching for the chance to get it moving! LOL
So far, I have several friends interested as well.. I am going to spend this week making some for them, and start some neighborhood jamming just to get a community started. When you guys get out this way, look me up! I have a 3bd house on the water, and could likely provide accomodations for you when you arrive. The backyard makes a positively PERFECT spot to practice! So, yeah come on over! Would love to meet a more experienced hooper to maybe help me get better acquainted with the tricks and things. I am looking forward to it very much! Thanks again, and Happy Hooping!
Sounds like a plan mama!
At the end of June there's a little event happening at the Suwannee Music Park for just $20: https://www.facebook.com/events/192867387494195/
Hope you can make it!
I live in Jax... there is a hoop scene here. I've also seen Lucky Costello somewhere. Can't remember where. Anyways that event looks fun too.
At your next Lucky Costello show come say what's up! I'm either at the merch table or I'm hooping with my purpley LED :)
Hey! I'm coming with my family to Panama city tomorrow and staying until sunday. I've been hooping about 2.5 years. Email me at email@example.com if you see this :)
I am always looking for hooper friends, but I am in Clearwater Fl. If I ever come to your area I will contact you and you should do the same! Also you should go to Bear Creek! PLENTY of hooping opportunities there! :) And I would love to hoop together if you do!
I am in St Pete! We should get together and hoop!
Ahhh soo many beautiful hoopers at Wanee! I loved hooping in the rain last year there, what a blast! I am going to school in St. Petersburg which is definitely a hike from you. But you should come back to SOSMP for Bear Creek and we can hoop together :)
The girls at Wanee inspired me too hoop as well. <3
i live in jacksonville, but if youre (or any other florida hoopers) are in the area, please hit me up! i need to get out in the hooping community more!
on facebook i'm alyssa cates, just message me and let me know how you found me!
What do you like to do for fun in Jax? There's a HUGE hoop community here, most of us hoop out at shows. I know a lot of people go to Crunchay Sunday every week and hoop, and I'm always seeing people hooping at Art Walk or UNF. You should hit me up, we'll get our spin on!