Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bonnie MacDougall: Inside The Hoop

[Hooping.org’s Editor Philo Hagen interviews our Hooper of the Week.] by Philo Hagen Ten years ago this summer, Bonnie MacDougall picked up her first hoop. She explained, “I had a running injury and had been inactive for several months, which…

SeaJae

SeaJae of Cirque Studios spins it up in her new demo video. She’s a hoop performer and instructor from Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Soundtrack: “Monday (The Glitch Mob Remix)” by Nalepa (on iTunes). A Hooping.org Video of the Day.

Lisa Lottie

In this gorgeous shot, Lisa Lottie is hovering spinning 4 hoops in the air during her South Bank performance in London while looking mesmerized. She told Hooping.org, “I’m doing the funky chicken!” She lives in London, England, UK. Photo by…

Hoop Experiment in Restriction

Restricting ourselves during our hoop practice can be a very positive way of focusing our intention and opening our minds to new avenues of movement. Katie Emmitt of KatieEmmitt.com chose to explore the realm of restriction in her hoop dance…

Sophie Latreille: Fire Weaver

“The trick is to keep it moving,” Sophie Latreille of Fire Weavers told The Ottawa Citizen. “If the fire just brushes you lightly, it won’t burn you, so as long as you’re moving, it’s all good.” Latreille has, however, experienced…

Carol Becker Has Vermont Hooping

Carol Becker of Fitness Hooping has Montpelier, Vermont, spinning it up hooping style – and she’s 60! Go Carol! WCAX caught Becker’s enthusiasm in a recent television interview. A physical therapist by day and a hooper by night, Carol teaches hooping…

The Hooping Life: Milton Keynes UK

The Hooping Life recently premiered in the UK at The Madcap Performing Arts Centre in Milton Keynes, and for those of us that weren’t there, here’s what happened. The event, hosted by Janine Haynes of Spirit Hoop Cake, included performances…

What’s So Gay About Hula Hooping?

[Hooping.org’s Editor Philo Hagen asks “What’s so gay about hula hooping?”] by Philo Hagen A friend of mine has been a happy hooping mother for several years and she’s gotten her whole family in on it, including her kids. That…

Sparks Evolution: Latin Hoop Dance

Sparks Evolution loves combining latin dance with hooping. She explains, “I love latin music and the dances that it inspires. It’s sensuality, strength and passion inspire me to live my life to the fullest.” Soundtrack: “Es Un Carnaval” by Luis…

SeaStar

SeaStar, aka Lori Gately, spins her LED hoop during a photo shoot at La Jolla Cove in San Diego, California, USA. Photo by Dominick Valentic. A Hooping.org Photo of the Day.