Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, where finding indoor hooping classes is being recommended, it’s time to start taking hoops to the parks. In Lawrence, Kansas, Ali Mangan of Hoop Mamas “will be attracting hula hoop enthusiasts to South Park, where she leads a free play shop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights. ‘It’s a really cool, new type of dance form, but it’s also a form of physical fitness and a form of self expression,” Mangan said, adding, “It’s a new way to exercise that’s fun.” Lawrence Journal-World. Meanwhile, you can also join other Lake Tahoe area hoopers in South Shore. The Happy Hooper Tahoe Hula Hoopers meet at Reagan Beach now through the end of summer on Tuesdays at 10:30am and Thursdays at 6:30pm. Tahoe Culture. Want to find hoopers near you? Check out our Hoop Group Directory.