When did you first start hooping? September 2007
How often do you hoop? Everyday, i'll pick it up several times throughout the day, but i'll put in at least one half hour session
How many hoops do you own? 14
Do you have an indoor hoop space? yes, it's awesome. I chose my apartment specifically because it has high ceilings.
Where is your favorite place to hoop? at nelson ledges quarry park
Is there a hoop group where you live? Unfortunately no, but back home in waterford i am a part of a hooping tripod w/ my best friends
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping? I would say both, i definitely go through withdrawls when i'm away from my hoop for more than 24 hours
Have you posted hooping videos? How many? yup, i have 10 videos on youtube
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with? no, i'd have to drive 2.5 hours
Do you teach hooping? If so, how many people have you taught? no, just sharing tricks w/ my friends
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping? my current playlist contains: bassnectar, the chemical brothers, damian marley, stephen marley, feist, fergie, gnarls barkley, india arie, long beach dub allstars, lykke li, matisyahu, michael franti, rodrigo y gabriela, the roots, shakira, state radio, stevie wonder, tabla beat science, thievery corporation, wailing souls, lady gaga, and ace of base
What is your favorite song to hoop to right now? The Forgotten People by Thievery Corporation
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop? no, but it keeps me in shape
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place? yeah, i do it all the time. as long as music is playing, i don't care where i am or who's watching
Who has been the most inspirational hooper(s) to you? Sharna Rose, Rich, and Beth
Have you inspired anyone else to start hooping? Not sure, but i sure have tried
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers? If you get a lot of bruises, you're on the right track
Have you damaged or broken anything from hooping? yeah, my boyfriend's ipod speakers :(
Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to? I have never tried it, but would love to!
Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it? Yeah, from ledheady hoops, it was under $100 so you get what you pay for
How much time do you spend on safiredance.ning? not as much time as i spend on youtube, but still probaby too much
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)? the vortex
What is the last trick you mastered? the shoulder pop, i absolutely love this trick!
What is your favorite trick? over the chest roll
What trick would you like to master next? twin hooping
Have you performed hooping in front of an audience? no, but in an audience yeah
Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop? no way!
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop? fat lip
Have you ever hooped naked? yeah, it's the best!
Where is the farthest you've traveled with your hoop? to Florida, a 20 hour drive
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one? No, just music festivals