Month: January 2010

Hula Hooping at Auburn University

At Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, you’ll find hula hoops on campus. “It’s just something to do when you’re bored or it’s a pretty day,” said Katherine Kimbrell, freshman in nutrition. “It’s fun, it’s sexy, it keeps you in shape…

Beach House: Silver Soul Video

The Baltimore, Maryland, based band Beach House has a new album out this week called “Teen Dream” with a video for each song. Amy Longcrier and others hoop it up in “Silver Soul.” Warning: Contains momentary visual profanity.

Salt Lake Dance Company’s Circle Cycle

T.J. Spaur remembers playing with a Hula-Hoop in his grandmother’s backyard as a child — tossing it; climbing in and out of it; and skipping through it, jump-rope-style, while running along. It’s the kind of creative play children don’t do…

The Do Good Dames

How low can you Goa? The Do Good Dames team for Rickshaw Run 2010 in India take time out for spontaneous hooping in the Indian countryside. From this photo set.

Snowblower 2010

Hoopers spin it up at Snowblower 2010 at the Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary, Alberta. With Mr. Scruff, Pretty Lights and Beats Antique playing we can see why.

A Whole Lotta Hoopla in Juneau, Alaska

The Juneau Empire reports that the hula hoop revival has officially hit Juneau, Alaska. Carolyn Bergstrom got her friend Heather Ridgway a how-to-hula hoop video and two hoops after she entered a hula hoop contest at the Alaska Folk Festival…

Blue Slinky

Ashley Harvey finds herself inside a blue slinky at the No BS Brass Band show at the Canal Club in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Alan Garret.

Love Mission

Double 2010 Hoopies nominee Sharna Rose is on a mission of love – in the snow – in Maidstone, England. Soundtrack by System 7 (on iTunes).

Workout Offers Hoopful Results

In New York City, NY1’s Kafi Drexel looked into hooping for getting in shape and paid a visit to the 14th Street Y for a class by Groove Hoops. “When everyone thinks of hooping they think of keep the hoop…