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Fire Performing-Insurance and Safety

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bearclaw Manufacturing - Tedward Aug 18, 2011. 3 Replies

I have been asked to do a paid demo at a birthday party in two weeks. (OMG SO EXCITED!) The theme is Swamp People, which is kind of cool.  I want to make sure I cover all of my bases on this and do… 

Kind of an odd burn injury...

Started this discussion. Last reply by spider baby Jun 12, 2011. 6 Replies

Okay, so has anyone gotten flames that licked up their nose?  I am not joking....It happened to me twice today with a hoop I use regularly. The first time I was just hooping at the chest; nothing… 

Disoriented when Spinning Fire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniela VI Jun 7, 2011. 9 Replies

When I spin fire, which is usually at a drum circle we hold on the beach at night, I have a tendency to get really disoriented when doing barrel rolls or other similar moves; pretty much anything… 

Alchemy-Georgia Burn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fleur de Hoops Jun 6, 2011. 13 Replies

Just curious if anyone has been to the Alchemy Burn in Georgia.  I just attended Burning Flipside this past weekend and fell in love with the burner community.  The day we left I was already looking… 

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My name is Kayla Dixon  aka 'Dixie' and I discovered hooping while taking a pole dancing class.  Weird.  I know.  That was October 2nd, 2010. :) I am 30 and am in school for Kinesology.

I've had lots of challenges; mental, physical, emotional.  I've gone from being the type of person everyone wanted me to be to being who I wanted to be. I find peace in my plastic circle; escape, joy, calm.  I wish I had discovered it sooner.


I used to take static trapeze class but had to discontinue due to money.

 :*(  I loved it and would love to start doing it again, but I don't see that happening in the future unless I have my own rig.



-Multi Hoops

-Attending Burning Flipside 2013

-Become more proficient in twins



How old are you?

When did you first start hooping?
Oct 2nd, 2010

Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper?


How often do you hoop?
Only a few times in the week

Do you have an indoor hoop space?
yes, my living room, but no tosses are allowed...ceiling is too low.

Is there a hoop group where you live?
Northshore Hoopers, NOLA Hoopers

Did you start it?

Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping?
I used to be. Now it's just a hobby I do a lot. :)

Have you posted hooping videos? How many?
No idea.

Do you have friends nearby to hoop with?
About an hour away.


Do you teach hooping? If so, how many people have you taught?


What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping?
Anything with emotion that hits a cord with me.

What is your favorite song right now?
Niyaz; Iranian music

Do you buy hoops or make your own?

Buy, but also make to sell.

Have you lost weight since starting to hoop?
Stay about the same.

What size is your favorite hoop?

Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place?
Yes. I do it all the time

How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today?
you tube, hoop city,

Who is your favorite hoop teacher?
Safire, GrooovinMegz, Jon Coyne, Chemigals, Babz, Steve Bags, Kenna Hoops

What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers?
Don't give will get frustrated, tired, bruised...If you just can't get something move on to something else and try again later. I've found that the quit and try again later method is amazing.

Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to?
Yes and it is the greatest thing I have ever done.

Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it?
Yes; I have one white one from superhooper and one called neon from mood hoops.

How much time do you spend on Hoop City?
not so much anymore...spend more time hooping and prepping for festivals.

What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)?

What is the last trick you mastered?
Waist to knees twin hoop drop

What trick/s so far was the hardest for you to learn?
One shoulder.

Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get?
Kick starts.  Gave up. The bruising was too horrible and people thought I was being tied up and abused.


How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city?
0, just lil' ole me.

Have you performed hooping in front of an audience?
Drum circles, family, burn events, friends, paid parties

Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop?

What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop?
severe rolled standing on it for a week and a half.

Have you ever hooped naked? sticks so well to skin.

Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one?
Not yet

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Who is your hoop mamma or papa? (The person who introduced you to hooping)
Philo Hagen, Studio Veena
Who's hoop style do you love? i.e. Who inspires you?
Steve Bags, Brecken Rivara, Christina Brittain,
What is your goal for 2014 and why is it important? (Doesn't have to be hoop related.)
Be more in touch with myself
Homestay - Click yes if you would consider sharing accommodations with Hoop City Citizens visiting your hometown.

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Prolly could have died last night...Touched by lightning

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 9:58am 2 Comments


Yesterday when I came home…


Burning Flipside 2011- Bad Idea (With photos) :)

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 8:17pm 2 Comments

My first burn ever!!! I didn't know what to expect; I knew of course there would be tons of hoopers, tons of fire performers, and tons of really nice awesome people.  Flipside surpassed anything I had ever imagined.


We got there early on Thursday morning...I'm kind of punctual like that, lol.  We got a good spot camping, but after we were all set up we were told to move.  We were both a bit angry, but were able to find a better spot across the…


Drum Circle-Second Degree Fire Burn

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

The drum circle last night was amazing! I expected the normal amount of people to be there (20-30) but that had to of been 60 or more there!  Lots of spring breakers had camped out in their rvs alongside the beach and they came out to see what the fuss was about. 

All of the people made me very nervous.  I didn't want to even fire hoop at all when I saw how many people were out there.  So for awhile I played with my regular hoops. Finally I got the courage up (with some egging on by…


Back on my Feetsies

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 10:17am 0 Comments

After hurting my ankle a few weeks ago, I am happy to say I am back to hooping!Well actually I have been for a week, but I kept putting off posting a blog. 

New stuff going on:

-Got my ticket request for Burning Flipside approved!  We will be spending 4-5 lovely days in Austin Texas for some festival fun!

-Hoop jam and drum circle this weekend.  Saturday will be busy.

-I have mostly been focusing on fire now because of the upcoming festival. I've gotten a lot…


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At 7:47am on August 19, 2011, Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney said…

Totally understand if you can't make it, but I hope you do.  I've been encouraging Khaanee to come even if she's not ready to hoop much yet, and I know she'd love to see you again.

At 6:16am on August 15, 2011, Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney said…
I didn't make it to the drum circle.  I'm glad you found some more fire folks to hang out with. :)  Did you invite them to the jam?
At 11:00pm on August 8, 2011, Blondie said…
Ah yes. I spoke w her in the past and she affordable for me. I've heard nothing but great things tho.
At 10:52am on July 23, 2011, keri marion said…
and you can find me on fb, too, if you like. same info, i think
At 10:51am on July 23, 2011, keri marion said…

yaya! thanks for adding. i live in rhode island, so if you see any festivals my way, please let me know! i just got back from wickerman in PA about a month ago. fan tas tic. we are organizing a caravan for next year. maybe we can meet up?



At 9:19pm on July 16, 2011, Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney said…
The girl from the drum circle didn't show, but we had two families - four adults and five kids - plus my niece Kayla.  One of the adults was a blind man, and I even got him in a hoop for a few revolutions. :)
At 3:25pm on July 14, 2011, Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney said…
Lol - understand.  I may make the drum circle tomorrow night; depends on weather and my fatigue level at the end of the day.
At 6:26am on July 14, 2011, Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney said…
The jam is this weekend.  I'm sorry you won't be able to come.  If the situation changes, I hope you'll swing by for a little while.
At 10:03pm on June 23, 2011, Blondie said…
Emailed temple gym about aerial schedule. I have been looking for a place that does classes . Thanks for telling me about them. Hopefully I will get to check it out soon!
At 8:31pm on June 19, 2011, Blondie said…
I'm in new Orleans east. Krys Sta at crescent lotus dance and Natasha at Polenamics let me practice at their studios downtown. I also mess around at my house on my 45mm brass platinum  and 50mm titinium gold xpole. Do u make it to Nola often?

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