A year ago we were all anxiously awaiting the announcement of who would become our next Hooping Idol, the winner of our fourth exciting season of Hooping Idol and our Ultimate Hooping Idol Prize Package, the biggest one yet worth more than $3200! When the news finally broke and Esmeralda Garcia of Hularamma from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, emerged victorious, it was a well deserved victory, the perfect ending to her truly impressive season and her steady progress to the top all season long. With the casting call for Hooping Idol 5 rolling int next week, I spoke with Esmeralda amidst the whirlwind that her life has become to find out more about her Hooping Idol story of what being Hooping Idol was like for her this past year.
Sara Lang of performance duo Fantômes de Flammes is flying solo in her latest video, displaying elegant and skillful work with multiple hoops. Her stage presence is as captivating as her skills too. Sara lives in Augsburg, Germany, and the soundtrack to this one is “Shatter Me (featuring Lzzy Hale)” by Lindsey Stirling, which you can download a copy of for yourself on iTunes.
Theresa Rose of TheresaRose.com is spinning some serious sass up once again as she shows us it doesn’t always take two to tango, at least when you’ve got a hoop. Her hoop dance here is fun and pretty fantastic, so join her for some old school sway. You’ll be glad you did. Theresa lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and the soundtrack for this one is “Sway (Quien Será)” by Rosemary Clooney, which you can download a copy of for your own collection over on iTunes.
Ebonie Quint of Ebonie Hoops is back in her glowing hoop space for a flow session with her blue LED hula hoop. This lady has some awesome moves and sure knows how to incorporate leg work into her hoop dance! Watch for the escalator she manages to catch then turn into a behind the back elbow pass. So fancy! Ebonie lives in Indiana, USA, and the song here is the “Wicked Games (Radio Edit)” by Parra for Cuva featuring Anna Nakla. It’s available over on Soundcloud.