Layla Wentink, better known in the hooping community as “Orlala”, offers up some helpful advice in this new hooping tutorial teaching us a fun hand balance to chest roll combo! Watch and listen closely to her tips on proper balancing technique and the illusory trick in this technical roll and you’ll be spinning this one into your mix in no time. Layla currently lives in Duvall, Washington, USA.
Sarah Schireman of Hooping Idol 5 is here with a brand new hooping tutorial and she’s going to be teaching us how to do “Horizontal Mandalas”. In this tutorial for one of her favorite moves, Sarah breaks it down so you can really understand how to make it happen, and then she serves the move up in slow motion from different angles too. You can give this one a spin at pretty much any hooping level too. Sarah lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and the music playing in this is “Gold (Candyland & Revoke Remix)” by Adventure Club featuring Yuna and you can get your copy of it on on iTunes.
Need some extra flavour in your spin today? Never fear! Babz Robinson is back to add some spice with a brand new hooping tutorial on a “Vertical Kickstart into Wedgie combo”. Not only will this combination leave you feeling like a magician once you get it, Babz makes sure we all leave feeling good about our “luscious thighs” and “sexy quads” too. With her signature slow motion move breakdown and all angle shots, you’ll be rocking this up in no time! She lives in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
Alexandria Truex of Dutruex Hula Hoops and Hooping Idol 4 has lost an astounding 75 pounds (34kg) since she started hooping. In this video she shows us some simple and fun hooping workouts moves that she utilizes that have helped her shed the weight and get in shape. Alexandria lives in Portland, Oregon, USA, and we’re not sure what song she’s hooping to here, but it is very relaxing.
Hooping.org’s Katherine Aurora Callahan of Hoopy and Hooping Idol 5 is back and this time she’s spinning up some more hooping tutorials for beginners, right now with an emphasis on transitions. Transitions are those things that can help get you from that cool hoop move to that other one, or from one plane to another. This tutorial is all about hand passes. “I share how to pass the hoop from hand to hand, while the hoop is spinning vertically or horizontally, without breaking the flow.” She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Our very own Lisa SparkGirl of Hiptronic Arts is here with a hooping tutorial for you. This time around she’s going to be teaching all of us how to do a move she’s calling the “Leg Axis Spin”. She breaks it down with some great instruction and it’s a similar move to the neck spin, only you’re doing it on your leg. You can do it on either leg or both if you choose too. Give it a spin for yourself! You’ll be glad you did. Lisa lives in Pahoa, Hawaii, USA.
Need a good warm up to do before your next hooping session? Check out Jen Swanson of Kindlette. She has just the thing for that with her first video from her Hoop Ballet Fusion for Beautiful Flow series. Through a sequence of ever so graceful Pliés performed with her hula hoop, she shows us how to strengthen your muscles while improving your flow at the same time. These are moves everyone can do and Jen exclaims, “Even if you don’t hoop, I challenge you to pick one up. I guarantee it will make you happy and feel great!” Jen currently lives in New York City, New York, USA.
Jana Beck is back with a brand new hooping tutorial for some Hand Spin Combinations, or “Flip Combos” if you prefer. She says that that hand spins or flips provide “shimmering” moments during your hoop dance and we couldn’t agree more. They’re also fun to learn at any hooping level. In her tutorial you’ll learn three and Jana says, “So have fun while flipping!” She’s teaching in German, but you really don’t need to know the language to follow along with her lesson. Go for it! She lives in Stuttgart, Germany.
Rachael Folts, aka Rachael Riot of Rachael Riot HoopDance and Hooping Idol 5, has come up with a really crafty new vertical knee breaks combination for us to wrap our heads and hoops around.
She has broken it down for us with really clear instructions and a great demonstration of the two variations of vertical knee breaks, neck hooping and some interesting ways of getting in and out of this move. This combo is definitely one to keep you entertained. Rachael lives in Jamestown, New York, USA.
Kassandra Morrison of Kassandra Morrison Performance Art is back sharing a brand spanking new hooping tutorial. She says this one is a “Much requested tutorial on a little diddly I call the Conveyor Belt Fold! Great entry way into folded tosses, step throughs escaltors and more.” Give this one a spin for yourself! Kassandra currently lives in Akron, Ohio, USA, and the soundtrack that she’s teaching to here is “Tigers Eye Pad” by Thriftworks and you can score a copy of it for your own collection on iTunes.