Monthly Archive: January 2009

Elise Strasz: Intellivision

Elise Strasz: Intellivision

An amazing shot of Elise Strasz hooping it up at the Intellivision party at The Pharmacy in Detroit, Michigan. More great photos here by Joshua Hanford.

Rebecca Halls Hoops

Rebecca Halls Hoops

Rebecca Halls delivers a hoopdance improvisation in the beautiful BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Hilltop Hoop Dance

Hilltop Hoop Dance

If her fans could have decided on one video to nominate for The Hoopies instead of dividing their votes on five, we would have easily seen Jennifer aka HoopCharmer in the video category this...

Kay’s Doo Dah Parade

Kay’s Doo Dah Parade

Kay Braun of Hoop Enchantment brings her enchanting hooping to the Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena, California. She lives in Placentia, California.

The Sierra and Baxter Hoop Off

The Sierra and Baxter Hoop Off

Recently two of this year’s Hoopie Award winners were in a hooping battle of a different kind. It all started when five-year-old hoop diva Sierra Hellemans, whom you might remember from her appearance on...

Scottish Qualifications Authority Staff Get Hooping

Scottish Qualifications Authority Staff Get Hooping

The Scotsman, Scotland’s National Newspaper, reports on the new hooping classes being held at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the National body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment, and certification of qualifications...

Double Fire Hooping

Double Fire Hooping

Barry Clement of Superhooper.org lights up not one, but two of the their LED Superwickits. We think he should have received his 2nd fire hooping nomination. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rockabilly Sunday Hooper

Rockabilly Sunday Hooper

She’s giving it a spin at Rockabilly Sunday at the 3rd and Walnut Bar in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Photo by Hoopie Nominated Newbie JC DiStefano.

Will The Hula Hooping Obamas Make It Hip?

Will The Hula Hooping Obamas Make It Hip?

Vicky Hallett, Fitness Columnist for The Washington Post, is wondering if the hooping Obama family will make hooping hip. Apparently she doesn’t know that it already is! She writes, “Barack Obama has made no...

Young Soulja Hits With Hoola Hoop

Young Soulja Hits With Hoola Hoop

Young Soulja, aka James Jackson, is the latest hip hop artist releasing a hoola hoop track. He also claims he has something that no other teenage rapper has – “an unhumanlike drive for music.”...

Winter Aimee

Winter Aimee

Aimee Gertsch isn’t letting a little snow on the ground stop her in this self portrait.

Spiral: Cha Cha

Spiral: Cha Cha

Spiral, a 2008 Hoopies finalist for Female Hooper of the Year, shows just how it is done: “I wanted to demonstrate the more ethereal, whimsical aesthetic of spinning/skirt hooping. As a result it’s light...

Hoopies: The 2009 Award Winners

Hoopies: The 2009 Award Winners

After three weeks of nominations, deliberations and voting, the time has come to announce the winners in the 2008 Hoopies, Hooping.org Magazine’s 2nd annual awards celebrating greatness in our community! Nominations for the 2008...

Power To The People

Power To The People

Gretchen Burke in Boise, Idaho, is celebrating the Obama inauguration by setting the night on fire. Soundtrack: “Power To The People” by John Lennon. Video by Lynn Knickrehm-Fisher.

Hooping Allure

Hooping Allure

Ms. B. Hooping Allure celebrates President Barack Obama’s inauguration in her victory outfit in the Pacific Northwest. Photo by Kat Miberi.