Hey all! Wow--I have really been neglecting my poor little hooping blog, haven't I? The past few months have been all work (schoolwork and job applications, unfortunately) and less play, so I haven't had a lot of time to make a really detailed post. (Come to think of it, I have a final project due on Friday, so I should probably be working on that now... Buuut, this is way more fun. :) )
So, as the title suggests, I've finally hit my one-year hooping mark! YAYYY!!! :D :D :D…
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What Does Hooping Mean to You: Types of Hula Hooping
“So, tell me about yourself. What do you like to do for fun?”
“Well, I like to hula hoop.”
“Hula hoop?” *puzzled look on face*
“Yes, hula hoop”
As I repeat my answer a second time, I can almost see my acquaintance’s mind time travel back to the 1950’s when hula hooping meant keeping the recently popularized Wham-o toy around your waist for as long as you can. Needless to…
Triskelion Arts: 118 N. 11th Street, Brooklyn (3rd Fl.)
February 19th to March 19th
$65 for 5 week series ::: $15 drop-ins
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I started hooping not only because it looked amazing, but also because I hoped it would help me with my depression. I have not been diagnosed with depression because I am scared that if I go to see someone they will force me to take medication, I was hoping to find a holistic solution to my problem by eating a vegan diet and hooping/meditating.
I am now a vegetarian and have been hooping for around two months. While I am hooping I feel great,
like nothing else matters,…
Okay...so I've finally nailed the foot-pop-in-while-one-legged-hooping trick, you know, that little foot-nudge thingy that fancy-pants hoopers use to get their leg back into the hoop? Yuuuuupp...FINALLY! After months of thinking it was impossible, and the past few weeks of frustrating practices.
So I realized what the trick to learning this all was. First, you have to practice one-legged hooping in pants--sweatpants, yoga pants, jeans, but mostly the baggiest and generally least…
Added by Hoopiyali on September 30, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments
I can't believe that I'm about to write this journal entry. It's been literally about two years since I picked up a hoop, and now I have to wait until I can afford to make a new one. I have recently moved to my hometown and while I was living in the house I was in for over a year, all of my hoops spent time in the garage. Sitting. Being neglected. Most of them went to good homes when I had my yard sale before I moved. I didn't get much for them, but that's okay. I know they will be…
Added by Onyx of DarkLite on September 26, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments
I was perusing random Youtube videos the other day when I started to notice a horrible pattern.
The video I was watching featuring a young girl wearing neon-green ravey leg-fluffy things, short shorts, and a crop-top. She was rocking out with her hoop in a garage. I couldn’t help but notice that in the comment section, there was an inordinate amount of drama going on.
Whatever happened to “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all”?
For every positive comment…
So last night I went to see one of my all-time favorite artists (/duo), Dada Life! I was excited to go to that show the moment I heard about it over a month ago. When I bought my tickets, I thought to myself that it'd be really awesome if I could feel confident enough in my hooping by the time the show rolled around to actually hoop at the show. I didn't have any idea how much progress I'd make by the time it finally came, and even though I was nervous (it was my first time actually going to…
Performance Hoop Intensives in MALIBU!!!
Join us for a day of 45 minute Performance Hoop Intensives with our Professional Performance Teachers. Come learn a wide range of skills that will help you take your hoop dancing to the next level! Community, beautiful views, and complimentary Hoop shots by Van Doan Photography are all things you will receive when purchasing the day or an individual class! If you’re someone who owns a hoop and is interested in…
Added by Madison Orange on August 10, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Hi hoopers! :) Im new here at Hoopcity. My name is Noora Deelia and I decided to start writing about blog about my hooping life! Theres gonna be much photos, videos of my progress and training, hoopdance, poi spinning, playing with fire etc.. It's in english, and I am sorry for typos becouse english is not my native language. But I hope I will be better at english as well as hooping ;)…
This Sunday, July 21st, at 3:00!
This class will help you expand your hooping horizons! We will explore hooping on the waist, chest, hips, knees, feet, face and more! Great for beginner hoopers or more experienced hoopers ready to push their bodies and minds!
This two hour class and hoop jam will consist of a warm up, one hour instruction and plenty of time to practice new moves, jam out, and enjoy the summertime sun!…
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Eyes closed, one.. two.. three... Inhale, exhale. The music begins with a single beat, drumming in my chest, pushing at my heels. I step onto the sun-baked court walking in sync with the repeating note.
I'm standing on stage, 3 years old, my first performance. All glitter and sequins with over-sized tutu, painted face made up to simulate maturity. Plie`, arms over my head, toes pointed as I spin around without a hint of balance and grace. Glowing floodlights illuminate my…
Added by Psybernetik on July 5, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments
Today I had plans with fellow hooper friends to meet up at a local park since last week. However...the weather in New England this past week or so has been 80+ degrees, hot and humid and full of thunderstorms. Today wasn't any different. It was muggy, 81 degrees and cloudy. However, one of my friends claimed we had a window of sunshine from 2:00-4:00 p.m. so we decided to go for it. I wasn't about to cancel and raincheck once again because we had to do so last week. So, I decided to…
Added by Kimberly Dawn on July 2, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments
The title is in reference to today's practice and this journal entry. I didn't want to practice AT ALL today. I really just wanted to go to bed around 8:00-8:30 p.m. since I have been up since 5:00 a.m. (I typically have to open at work Friday-Sunday). Anyway, I forced myself to practice and am glad I did. I feel much more confident in my forward chase weaves annnd I forgot to mention I attempted the "Rising Sun"? or "Mandala?" not really sure what it's called but it's a cool behind…
Added by Kimberly Dawn on June 28, 2013 at 7:42pm — No Comments
Yesterday I didn't feel motivated to practice AT ALL, but I forced myself to try some new techniques/tricks. I focused on folding and jump-throughs and that went pretty well. However, when I attempted the "bunny ears" or horizontal elbow pass, it was just an epic failure. I managed to duck out and get the hoop on my left elbow, but couldn't seem to get the pass to my right. I also took a few knocks to my face with the hoop with a few times that thoroughly served to discourage me. I had…
Added by Kimberly Dawn on June 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Initially frustrated, but with some perseverance I feel like I made some headway on the circus start, forward chase weave and a simple wedgie! Super proud of myself for sticking to my newfound practice regimen!
Added by Kimberly Dawn on June 25, 2013 at 8:07pm — No Comments
Today is day 3 or my resolution to practice every day! I forced myself to get up and practice around 8:30-9:00 a.m. rather than sleep in longer and feel like I wasted too much of my day (I had to work in the afternoon-close). I was really proud of myself because it can be difficult to motivate myself to get up sometimes especially when I have been opening at work (so I get up at 5:00 or 5:20 a.m. the latest). Anyway, I wanted to delve into some paddles and breaks so I watched a few…
Added by Kimberly Dawn on June 24, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments