Mad As A Hatter Hooping by Tasha Shields

Mad As A Hatter Hooping by Tasha Shields

Tasha pulls out a variety of advanced tricks put together nicely with smiles and the energy to match.  “A friend showed me this song and suggested I hoop to it, and I was reallyyy feelin’ my flow! I messed up a few times but I really liked how it turned out! Any feedback or critique is more than welcome! Enjoy” Tasha’s video’s music is “Mad Hatter” by Melanie Martinez...
Monica Marie Hoops – Doubles Tech Routine – Inspiration!

Monica Marie Hoops – Doubles Tech Routine – Inspiration!

Monica has been working very hard on her doubles skills for the audition she went on for a performance. People have been raving about her videos and it is no wonder. Get ready to get motivated to learn new twin skills! The facebook versions of this video has gotten 14,000 and 20,000 views!  “Ideas” video Extended Video –...
Beginner Hoop Isolations: Step by Step Instruction

Beginner Hoop Isolations: Step by Step Instruction

Here are my tips that I teach my students in my classes. Here is how to do isolations and how to keep them controlled and “isolated” in the same spot. Isolations are very important to learn and are a pre-requisite for many tricks you will learn down the road. 1. Start on the floor, so that your hoop cannot fall downwards. 2. Practice in a mirror. Keep a body part in the exact center of your hoop circle. Such as your head. 3. Here’s the trickiest part, letting go and then re-gripping. See photos below. Also refer to #4.   4.  Do not let go of your hoop unless you are holding the top of your hoop! Only let go if you are in the blue area! See photo below. Keep your grip tight during the entire orange section. Picture the hoop as a steering wheel that is bolted solid and cannot move. It can only turn in the circle. (see step 5 & 6 below photo) 5. Now, try it standing up! You can use your other hand to place under the bottom of the hoop to prevent it from going downward. Then, take it away and just use your one hand to hold the hoop and isolate in the circle. Your arms are going to hurt, but that’s good news! That means you are making new muscles and will get toned arms! 6. Are you looking in the mirror? Is everything straight? No? Then refer back to the blue section of the hoop photo above. Are you only letting go at the blue section? Are you keeping a...
Hooping In Beautiful Ireland with Ashley Cribbs

Hooping In Beautiful Ireland with Ashley Cribbs

Ashley “Smashley Spins” Cribbs hoops in gorgeous locations throughout Ireland in her video. Make sure to watch through the whole video to see how many locations she chose to record in.  “Traveled to Ireland and Northern Ireland for summer vacation this year and hooped my way around the countries! Locations include Inch Abbey, Tollymore Forest Park, Bloody Bridge, Pigeonhole Cave, Corcomroe Abbey, and Kinnitty Castle. Music credit: Reckless Kelly – Seven Nights in Eire, and Dropkick Murphys – Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya” Ashley’s facebook page is: facebook.com/SmashleySpins...
Sarah Schireman Bangs it to the Curb with Hyperion Hoops!

Sarah Schireman Bangs it to the Curb with Hyperion Hoops!

Sarah blows our minds with this video! Her high energy and dance paired with her hoop flow skills makes it special to watch. She is using twin Hyperion smart LED hoops. She starts off with two hoops and finishes out the video with one. Either way, she rocks it during the entire video!  The music in her video is “Bang It To The Curb” by Far East Movement, Sidney Samson    ...
Hooping Tutorial: Reverse Escalator Wrap by Katie Emmitt

Hooping Tutorial: Reverse Escalator Wrap by Katie Emmitt

A variation on the reverse escalator (or circus start) trick. Rather than letting it fall behind your head and onto your shoulder, you are wrapping it lower around your shoulder and letting it go around your head and then down. Make sure to hold your arm in tight to your body while it wraps and extend your hand out by your waist to catch and pull it into position when it falls. Pre-requisites for this move: escalator and the reverse escalator (sometimes called circus start).  ...
Kabir Albezia Hoopdance – by Liana of Jungle Chakra

Kabir Albezia Hoopdance – by Liana of Jungle Chakra

Liana Jean Auli’i hoop dances in Oahu, Hawaii on top of the stumps of the beautiful trees that had been cut down to remember their beauty and existence. The song in her video is “Kabir” by Trevor Hall. You can find her page here: https://www.facebook.com/JungleChakra Her YouTube video description says:  “The arboretum in Manoa is one of my favorite spots on Oahu. When they started cutting all the Albezia trees down, it made me sad. I know they are invasive and use a lot of water, but they are also beautiful and let plenty of light through their perfect patchwork canopies. Visit after visit I saw more trees cut. Instead of continuing to look at them with sadness, I saw instead the space and room for new life, new growth and new possibilities in their wake. To celebrate this, I danced upon at least 10 of them 🙂 I love Trevor Hall, I was dancing to the specific part of the song in each clip, but layering them perfectly with the background wind was tricky, so I overlaid the music”     Enter our like and share flow prop giveaway!!! 3 winners will be chosen after our Facebook page reaches 6,000 likes!!!...
An article on Sharna Rose – Inspiring, Unique and Amazing

An article on Sharna Rose – Inspiring, Unique and Amazing

This is an article dedicated to one of the most unique, inspiring and skilled hoopers I have ever seen. If you haven’t seen her specific flow style, you will want to check it out. She has been hooping for 10 years and is a true veteran of the dance. I know I am not the only one who has been inspired by her. So I went and found a bunch of people who wanted to say how much she means to them and how she has affected them.   What I think: Sharna inspires me to turn off the computer, turn off social media, forget everything I have learned so far and make my own results. She makes me desire to break away from the expected skills that most hoopers have and to explore my hoop in new ways. She makes me drop the nagging thoughts in my head where I am focused on keeping everything clean and following the “rules”. She truly has come up with so many things and new tricks that the community would not have if it wasn’t for her. Shannon Heichel: “Sharna is so creative and does things in ways I wouldn’t even think of! She always adds a twist to the moves we all know and love with a wow factor” Jennifer Dennehy: “As a hoop dance performer, teacher and choreographer who comes from the dance world, I have always valued clean lines and planes with the body and hoop. Sharna amazes and surprises me because she challenges what I value within hoop dance, she mucks up her lines and planes and it...
Two Exceptional World Hoop Day Celebration Videos!

Two Exceptional World Hoop Day Celebration Videos!

Sheila Sumrell, leader of the facebook group “You Know You’re Addicted to Hooping When…“ worked tirelessly for months putting these videos together in celebration of World Hoop Day. These two videos are the first of three that she expertly put together. The third video – the dedication video – will be released in a few days.   Children’s Celebration “A beautiful video by the children, promoting, world peace and love through the art form of hoop dance. This video is also in celebration of World Hoop Day 2015. The children are from all over the world from the United States to India. Most of the children are the children and grandchildren of some of your favorite hoop dance performers. Sit back and enjoy a beautiful video with a wonderful message to be shared with the world.” Adult’s Celebration The adult version of our video “joyously celebrates “World Hoop Day 2015 with the musical selection “You Want To Be Starting Something” by the King of Pop, the late Michael Jackson. Participants in this video are from all over the world having one common goal, one purpose, the love, the fun and the joy of the art form of hoop dance. Enjoy!”   Please share this video far and wide, tag your friends, and celebrate this wonderful day!    Enter our like and share flow prop giveaway!!! 3 winners will be chosen after our Facebook page reaches 6,000 likes!!!...
Circles on Circles Hooping with Jacquie Imhoff & Juan Guardiola

Circles on Circles Hooping with Jacquie Imhoff & Juan Guardiola

CAUTION!! EXPLICIT SONG LYRICS IN VIDEO. An awesome showcase of acro yoga hooping, juggling, balance, hoop flow, hoop tech and many other super impressive skills!  The song is “Blessings feat Drake” by Big Sean. Jacquie says: “It feels amazing to be able to collaborate with someone else and push boundaries.”...
Small Space Flow Experiment with Lucia Rodriguez

Small Space Flow Experiment with Lucia Rodriguez

  We decided to feature this video due to its showcase of an excellent use of small space while maintaining flow. A great idea for those who are stuck inside for the winter. Lucia says: “A game with another space. The video has no cuts or editing, the exercise was recorded as it came with the intention that it appears that the practice is not perfect, but it is full” Song is Walkin’ With a Woman” by Rose Windows Enter our like and share flow prop giveaway!!! 3 winners will be chosen after our facebook page reaches 6,000 likes!!! http://hooptricks.org/hoop-tricks-flow-prop-like-and-share-giveaway/...
Hooping Transitions and Combos Tutorial by Soul Hula

Hooping Transitions and Combos Tutorial by Soul Hula

This tutorial covers transitions from vertical to horizontal, vice versa, and some extra move ideas for making combinations or a routine. “For more tricks go to www.SoulHula.com. Soul Hula sells hoops, performs and teaches dance hooping classes in Perth, WA.” Enter our like and share flow prop giveaway!!! 3 winners will be chosen after our facebook page reaches 6,000 likes!!!...
Locked in Time Hooping with Stef Kay #hoopsandwookies

Locked in Time Hooping with Stef Kay #hoopsandwookies

An exciting video that starts off with hooping towards a speeding train and hooping beside it as it goes by. Next is a scene with awesome trippy graffiti. Stef smiles and enjoys herself all the way through the rest of the locations in the video. Just watch to see for yourself!  Music is Bloom by Odesza. Video recorded and produced by Jedediah Walls. This video is from the Hooping Game YouTube channel. Enter our like and share flow prop giveaway!!! 3 winners will be chosen after our facebook page reaches 6,000 likes!!!...
Twin Hoop Tutorial: Extensions, Anti-Spins and Variations

Twin Hoop Tutorial: Extensions, Anti-Spins and Variations

A tutorial on a variety of double hoop skills to open the door to many new skills. This tutorial is brought to you by Mike Lisse. He says: “A brief introduction to extensions and anti-spins, with a couple of patterns to play with. Extensions are a fundamental concept that lead to a huge variety of really pretty patterns and illusions.”  My added tips: With the twin hoop anti-spins, there are three options. One with the hoops spinning in opposite directions, one with the hoops both spinning forward, and one with the hoops both spinning backwards. Begin by practicing the options with both hoops spinning in the same direction. To do the option with them spinning opposite directions, you can choose to do a 3 petal anti-spin flower or a 4 petal anti-spin flower. 3 petal is like a triangle, 4 petal is a square shape. The petals are where your hands stop moving for a brief moment. Practice with each hand separately and then practice trying them together. Make sure you’re very comfortable doing anti-spins to your side on both your left and right hand before combining them.   Enter our like and share flow prop giveaway!!! 3 winners will be chosen after our facebook page reaches 6,000 likes!!!...
Beach Hooping to Tool by Shay Brutosky

Beach Hooping to Tool by Shay Brutosky

A beautiful background and a beautiful hooper, Shay Brutosky. She’s flowing along skillfully with the wind on the beach and enjoying herself with her hoops. The best thing to do on the beach! You can catch her smiling here and there, too! Shay lives in Vilano Beach, Florida. In Shay’s YouTube video description, she says: “After the enormous amount of love I received on my video of me hooping to ACDC, I feel a lot more confident to post this video. I know it’s really long, but I hope you enjoy it! My favorite part starts around 3:52 && then I feel groovy to the...
NEW! SpinFX LED Event Entertainment Trailer! MUST SEE!

NEW! SpinFX LED Event Entertainment Trailer! MUST SEE!

An incredible video that is sure to leave your head spinning. Featuring a smart cyr wheel used by David Matz, Pheonix Hoops performed by the Hooptown Hotties, and much more!  SpinFX says: “ANNOUNCING the SpinFX LED Roue Cyr Wheel!! Made in partnership with the amazing David Matz. Watch our brand new SpinFX trailer below!! Many thanks to Gabriel Mann, Chris Bradley and the talented SpinFX performers that help us shine so bright!!” Screen shot of David on the smart cyr...