Monthly Archives: 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 and it’s always better with music.” Kimbrell said she and her friends prefer to hoopdance at outdoor concerts, but they…

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 enough of anymore. But Spaur is doing it all again as an adult. Spaur, one of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s six…

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 last year. Ridgway invited her friend Valerie Snyder over to try the hoops out. They all loved it, but it…

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 on your hips,” said instructor Stefan Pildes. “However, my class teaches you to move it all over your body, your…