When did you first start hooping? March 1st, 2:45 am 2009 i was able to keep the hoop up while hooping to What I Got by Sublime
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper? Advanced
How often do you hoop? not enough! twice a week usually, but those two times I try to get in over an hour at a time
Do you have an indoor hoop space? yep, my home base is Miss Pole Studios Madison, WI
Is there a hoop group where you live? yep! The Mad Town Hoop Down
Did you start it? no, Danielle Lee did!
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping? I dream in hoop, man.
Have you posted hooping videos? How many? 20ish?
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with? Yes. i made everyone a hoop.
Do you teach hooping? Yes! I teach private lessons and next semester I'll be teaching minicourses at the University of Wisconsin Madison's student union.
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping? oh man, lots of EDM, from booty house to psy, and then hip hop, jam bands, blue grass, whatever i'm feeling. i learn the most tricks while loosing it to some happy core, tho.
What is your favorite song right now? Today?
Do you buy hoops or make your own? I make my own regular and fire and I buy my LEDs from hoops of creation and cosmic hooper. Both companies make beautiful dependable hoops
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop? No. I've maintained a super steady weight, but i am much more flexible than last year at this time.
What size is your favorite hoop? 31in in diameter polypro
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place? F to the yes! It's my favorite past time.
How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today? youtube, found them in my flow, and hoopers all over the country
Who is your favorite hoop teacher? oh, pickin favorites....
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers? the hoop knowns only the limits that YOU set. set no limits
Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to? Yes! I double firehoop.
Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it? Yes, Hoops of creation and Cosmic hooper
How much time do you spend on hoopcity.ca? not enough
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)? revolving door
What is the last trick you mastered? elbow attack!
What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn? multi hooping is a constant challenge, which is why i love it.
Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get? weaves challenge me
How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city? lots!
Have you performed hooping in front of an audience? Yes. Yes I do.
Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop? People don't tend to say things like that to me.
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop? Nothing too bad. Lots of bruises around my knees the two weeks I was struggling with one leg hooping.
Have you ever hooped naked? yes!!! and it was awesome.
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one? Hoop Convergence! it was awesome
my strategy is to throw them as high and hard into the air at the same time as i can and then run around willy nilly batting them back up, ducking when necessary. (all the things, that is)
Actually, things are going pretty well right now. I've been getting pretty consistent paid gigs. I've got a double hoop workshop planned and scheduled(doing the run through saturday), and I am teaching two sessions of beginning hoop next semester at the University of Wisconsin's student union. I…
Dance (or This Saturday Night)
spiral spiral, come unbound…
chased by rhythm, destroyed by sound.
crest with the high the melody made.
(dRown drOwn droWn drowN [strong wave])
Shimmy, in the shattered time
gulping laser bubbled aural wine.
Raze my inhibition, spring…