"@ Kelsey, I'm with you! I would love to see a class all about playing with isolations and ideas for what you can do with them. All I can ever find on youtube are little tutorials for basic isolations but never more advanced moves. What do you…"
"wow, such an amazing flow. Knowing that you haven't taken dance classes makes me more confident that I can get better and tap into my own flow soon. Thank you for sharing your talent with us :)
Also, beautiful dance space you have…"
"I chickened out of hooping in the MN snow this year... but you've given me inspiration to not let myself get away with that next year. Wonderful video! and as others have said, awesome awesome hat! :)"
"okay, I have to say that the description that went along with the video was as inspirational as the fantastic video. I practice poi and am just getting into Hoop dancing finally. With my skill toy journey I have felt like I should invest in the…"
Thanks for your comments on my videos. Regarding what you said about buying fancy clothes and the best props . . . I know what you mean. At first I got really discouraged because a) I don't have the fancy hoop clothes that so many people wear, b) I can't afford said clothes, and c) if I'm honest with myself, I'm not comfortable wearing a slinky unitard or bearing my midriff.
At first I tried to force myself to be that hooper who is a sensual performer and semi scantily clad . . . until I realized that that is not who I am. When I start trying to fit myself into that persona, I think of some of my favorite hoopers -- Brecken, Baxter, and Beth Lavinder (hmm apparently a lot of my hoop heroes have B names! lol). Anyway, they don't fit into the mold that I've tried to squash myself into and that doesn't make them less of people or hoopers. So I try to follow their example and just be me!
Whew, this ended up being a long comment. Aaaaaanyway my point was to say that I really appreciate your thoughtful notes! :)