This LED hoop dance performance by Katie Holt McClain of the Twirling Girlish Hoop Dance Company was spun as part of a two-night Japanese cultural event titled “The Art + The Ink: Journey of the Heart Sūtra” – which means the show was based on one of most well-known Buddhist scriptures. Don’t miss Katie’s lovely arm movements and beautiful hoop flow. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, and her soundtrack for this is “Midnight” by Hang in Balance, and you can get a copy of it for your very own over on iTunes.
Dagny Sanche of Citrus Circles Hoop Dance is here with a brand new hooping tutorial on a fun move that you can really spin into any hooping level too. She’s here to teach us all how to do a “Peacock Lift” and it not only looks great, it’s a fun transition to go from on-body to off-body hooping too (or vice versa) for beginners, and it can also be an interesting alternative lift for advanced hoopers too. Danny lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the soundtrack for this is “Moontricks” by Soul Mechanics and you can download a copy of it for free actually over on Soundcloud.
Rachel Sullivan, aka Dances with Circles, takes her hoops out on the town for an afternoon of fun in her latest hoop dance video! She rocks on and off body multiples, as well as elegant single hoop flow in an urban setting. Even some friends come along for the ride! Rachel is currently living in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and the soundtrack here is called “Freaking Out The Neighborhood” by Mac Demarco, which you can score a copy of for your own collection over on iTunes.
Last night, in a suspense filled Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale Results Show, we revealed the winner of our fifth exciting season of Hooping Idol. If you haven’t already watched it, please do. It’s quite the reminder of just how exciting this season was! Two months ago, while watching 60 auditions, I clicked play and saw the smiling face of Courtney Fagras from Bellingham, Washington, USA. I vaguely remembered seeing an audition from her last year, but other than that she’d previously been totally off my radar. Given that she was giving it a second shot this year, I thought we should go ahead and include her in the mix. Little did I know, however, she was going to be the one to really capture our hearts and spin her way to win it all.
Consistently doing well with the judges from week to week, Courtney’s response from viewers took a big jump during Pop Music Week and kept right on climbing from there. But who is Courtney Fagras, our new Hooping Idol? Let’s find out! Join us for a very special Hooper of the Week Interview with our new Hooping Idol – Courtney Fagras.
Marissa Marlo grabs her hoops and rides her bike to the UC Davis Arboretum where we find her spinning up a whole lot of joy in the great outdoors. Surrounded by luscious greenery, she spins single, double and triple hoops and her bright spirit, beautiful flow, and sweet soundtrack make for quite the magical hooping video. We love it! Marissa is currently living in Davis, California, USA, and the sweet soundtrack for this one is “Raconte-Moi Une Histoire” by M83 and you can score a copy of it for your own collection quite easily over on iTunes.
Oliver Hart makes his debut on hooping.org with a video filmed at sunset that shows off both his hooping and balancing skills too. Occasionally perched on a post while standing on one leg, Oliver still manages to spin both single and double hoops without losing his balance. He’s been hooping for seven months and spins up more hoop tech skills here too in silhouette. He lives in Laguna Beach, California, USA, and his soundtrack for this is “Luminous Axiom” by Desert Dwellers, which you can easily download a copy of for your own collection over on iTunes.
Veronica Ellen is making her hooping.org debut and seven months into her hooping journey, she’s fallen in love with hooping, and we’ve fallen in love with this cute video. Here she puts together a couple of fun clips diplaying some noteworthy breaks, knee bounces and more. Veronica lives in Denton, Texas, USA, and the soundtrack played here is called “Oh No!” by Mindy Gledhill, which you can download a copy of for your own personal collection over on iTunes.
Lilly Hoopz of Hooping Idol 5, otherwise known as Lilly Rodriguez, is hooping to the music of saxophonist Adolfo Rubio on the beach in Huatulco, Mexico for over 1000 cruise passengers. She said, “No longer on Hooping Idol but I still had my own Performance Week Challenge!” She lives in Los Angeles, California, USA. Photo by Rena.