Monthly Archive: April 2012

You Have to Lose Yourself to Find Yourself

You Have to Lose Yourself to Find Yourself

Brianna “BreVolvinBliss” McIlroy loses herself to find herself. She lives in Plattsburgh, New YorkSoundtrack: “Marching The Hate Machines (Into The Sun) by Thievery Corporation (on iTunes). A Hooping.org Video of the Day.

Hooping For Hope

Hooping For Hope

Forty-two hoopers spun their way past the 12 mile mark of the the Country Music Half Marathon this weekend, raising funds and awareness for Hooping for Hope™ – a nationwide program that provides pink...

Brian Spence and The Transcendant Hula Hoop

Brian Spence and The Transcendant Hula Hoop

Brian Spence and The Transcendant Hula Hoop may not be hooping or even singing about hooping in this video, but with a name like theirs they are most obviously a band who know the...

Hula Hoop Fitness Class 1966

Hula Hoop Fitness Class 1966

This Hula Hoop Flashback photograph holds the revelation that the idea of hula hoop fitness isn’t entirely new. A woman leads a hula hoop fitness class in this Los Angeles Times shot, taken back...

Nelly Furtado Releases Big Hoops

Nelly Furtado Releases Big Hoops

Earlier this month we told you about “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)” – the new single by Nelly Furtado. Nelly was caught on camera on stilts in downtown Los Angeles and World Champion Hoop...

Duet: Alexandra Baker and Sam Resnicow

Duet: Alexandra Baker and Sam Resnicow

Alexandra Baker and Sam Resnicow (our first runner up from Hooping Idol season one) perform in the Orchesis Dance Company’s Spring Showcase at the University of Vermont. They live in Burlington, Vermont, USA. Soundtrack:...

Top Ten List: April 22nd – 28th

Top Ten List: April 22nd – 28th

It’s time time to countdown the top ten most buzz worthy posts of the past week again, as based on reader response. What were the top ten hits of the hoopersphere this week? We’re...

5 Simple Tips For Taping a Hoop

5 Simple Tips For Taping a Hoop

[Hooping.org columnist Lara Eastburn shares her taping tips.] by Lara Eastburn At some point along our hoop journeys, often near the beginning, many of us attempt the alchemy of transforming a big, blank, black...

Mona: Practice in Dub

Mona: Practice in Dub

Mona Qa, aka Mona Shpongledhoops, spins up the dub in black and white. She lives in Portland, Oregon, USA. Soundtrack: “Sweatshop (Subvert Remix)” by Subvert (on iTunes). A Hooping.org Video of the Day.

Kinetic Kristen: Spring Break or Bust

Kinetic Kristen: Spring Break or Bust

Kinetic Kristen, aka Kristen Teffeteller of Leopard Dance Arts performs at Music City Burlesque’s “Spring Break or Bust” 2012 show at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Photo by La Photographie Nashville. A...

Heather Says Has Houston Hooping

Heather Says Has Houston Hooping

Two years ago, as Heather Says of Hoopcubed.com was rounding out her late twenties, she decided to make a list of things she’d like to do before she turned 30. At the top of...

Felicity Perrett at Perrett Park

Felicity Perrett at Perrett Park

Felicity Perrett, who has been hooping for nine months and recently hula hooped her way through a 5K, spins things up in her first video. She lives in Bristol, England, UK. Soundtrack: “I’m Still...

Hooping Idol Digitalis Has Orland Park Spinning

Hooping Idol Digitalis Has Orland Park Spinning

In the Orland Park local edition of The Chicago Tribune, Digitalis is putting Hooping Idol on the map. “Hooping is a term for hula hooping with specialized hoops. There are more and more people...

Dublin Hula Hoop Flash Mob

Dublin Hula Hoop Flash Mob

A flash mob of hoopers recently took over Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland. The event was part of the first Irish Hoop Convention, organized by Hoopity Hoop Hoop Collins. Check it out – and...

Master of the Hoop?

Master of the Hoop?

[Hooping.org's Assistant Editor Bonnie MacDougall takes a look at hooping mastery.] by Bonnie MacDougall Recently, I introduced myself to a talented, young hooper at a gathering of spinners, and she sweetly replied, “I know...