Month: January 2005

Native hoop dance contest

The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona is hosting the 15th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. The event takes place February 5-6, 2005. The Heard Museum is a museum about all things Native American, with emphasis on the Southwest. The…

Loving a Billboard

On my way home from hooping on Sunday I was cruising through San Francisco’s Mission District when I came upon a little boy hooping on a billboard located in the Whiz Burger parking lot. At first I thought it was…

Forums Closed

The hooping.org forums were hacked recently, and this sadly sounds the death knell for the message boards. We don’t have the time or skills to fix the forums, and so we’ve elected to shut them down. We regret having to…

Thank You For Voting!

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Video from NBC 11 feature on hooping

Joe Rosato, a San Francisco hooper and NBC employee, has sent us a two minute video from a story on hooping as exercise that aired on the Bay Area local channel NBC 11 recently. The story includes an interview with…

Hoop isolations video

There is a particular kind of off-the-body hooping that makes the hoop look as if the hooper’s body is not even touching it, or as if the hooper is moving it via a remote control. This kind of dance is…

Solstice Hoop

Qathi represents the sun with her flaming hula-hoop in a winter solstice celebration at the Seattle Center. This photo was published in the Seattle Times marking the passage of the longest night of the year.

Glowing Hoops

Those of us who hoop at night (or at night clubs) are always muttering about illuminated hoops. There are always rumors of someone being on the verge of manufacturing illuminated hoops, but these rumors never seem to come to fruition.…