Monthly Archive: January 2010

Hula Hooping at Auburn University

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...

Charity Maas Edwards

Charity Maas Edwards

Charity Maas Edwards spins it up at the Head Jamz Music Festival in Adams, Tennessee. Photo by Matthew Read.

Beach House: Silver Soul Video

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:...

Salt Lake Dance Company’s Circle Cycle

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...

The Do Good Dames

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

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

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...

Blue Slinky

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

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

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...

Jeremiah and Coehlo

Jeremiah and Coehlo

Jeremiah Lusby and Marlenah “Coehlo” Wolf get cozy beneath a hoop aflame in this amazing shot by Abject Photo.

Tammy Chapman

Tammy Chapman

Tammy Chapman of Brighter Daze in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, hoop dances to “Chick Habit” by April March. Video features artwork by Kirsty Bennett Johnson.

Hoopies: The 2010 Award Winners

Hoopies: The 2010 Award Winners

It’s time to announce the winners of our Third Annual Hoopie Awards, but before we do that, we’d like to take time to congratulate not only all of the nominees this year, and not...

Katie P.

Katie P.

A great shot of music festival hooper Katie “Katie P.” Peterson by music festival photographer Greg Bastin of the Fort Wayne City Edge. They both live in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Miss Saturn: World Busker’s Festival

Miss Saturn: World Busker’s Festival

Miss Saturn, aka Jenny McGowan, hits the streets of New Zealand and the World Busker’s Festival in Christchurch. She has 75 hoops spinning – and watch for the invisible hoop! She lives in New...

Illusion 3

Illusion 3

Remember The Illusion? Then there was Illusion 2! Now Alaskan Amy is back with Illusion 3 – like #2, but for twins. Be sure to stretch, have plenty of room and use smaller hoops...