How old are you? 23
When did you first start hooping? June 2007 at The Fire Festival in Indiana
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper? Intermediate with a side of beginner. :)
How often do you hoop? I didn't hoop much over the winter but I have started again. I try to make sure I hoop at least an hour a day. But with 5 kids running around that sometimes doesn't happen.
Do you have an indoor hoop space? Yep I have a 24ft Yurt for a bedroom and I arranged it specifically to be hoopable
Is there a hoop group where you live? none that I know of
Did you start it? N/A
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping? Of course
Have you posted hooping videos? How many? yep 2
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with? no :(
Do you teach hooping? I do at festivals we have out here on the land
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping? everything depending on my mood. Sometimes crazy bouncy stuff sometimes mellow relaxing stuff
What is your favorite song right now? ummmmm thats just a bad question and impossible to answer
Do you buy hoops or make your own? I make my own including fire hoops... I did cave and buy my led hoop
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop? I didn't pay attention
What size is your favorite hoop? 12ft around
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place? yep
How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today? At the Fire Festival and youtube vids
Who is your favorite hoop teacher? I love how SaFire breaks down her tricks and since finding her I haven't looked for anything else.
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers? Don't get discouraged if you don't figure it out the first time just try something else it will come to you when the time is right.
Do you fire hoop? HELL YA..... I just figured out a new design for a collapsible fire hoop that I am super excited to try out.
Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it? yes.. superhooper.org
How much time do you spend on safiredance.ning? ummm every waking moment :D
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)? Lifting from my waist to above my head.
What is the last trick you mastered? the head duck out on the shoulder
What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn? The current one^^
Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get? The current one ^^ Damn I just can't get the timing right
How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city? none that I know of
Have you performed hooping in front of an audience? Not really just around the fire at festivals
Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop? not once they see what I can do with it :)
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop? bad bruises and a busted lip
Have you ever hooped naked? ya but it's hard when your well endowed
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one? Hoop Convergence in NC 2009 and Fire Festival 07-09. And soon to be Midwest Hoop Fest :)