It sure looks like a great time was had by all at the 3-day long Schoola Hoop Camp 2014 retreat in Cambridgeshire, England, UK, at least based on the footage from this fun video. Keep an eye out for Amy “HoopLovin” Guerrier, Sharna Rose, Luna Hoop, Lisa Ellipse, Rich Jugglebug, SpinSugar, Roxy Storm, Bella Tricks, Alice Rose and more. Getting to see so many hoopers with different styles come together to spin their hoops is always an awesome scene and the soundtrack for this video is “Miss Teardrop” by Felix Laban and you can score a copy of it for yourself quite easily on iTunes.
by Philo Hagen
If you love hooping and the holidays as much as we do, then what could be better than hooping holiday videos! There’s something special about bringing the joy of hooping together with all the joy and wonder and merriment of the Christmas season. We took a look back through our archives and we’ve spun up a super fun list of our Top Ten Favorite Holiday Hooping Videos of seasons past. What made our Top Ten List? It’s time to find and watching them all is sure to spin a heaping dose of holiday spirit.
10. Sofia Hulala and Debby Trubble of Wiltshire Hula Hoop Dance spun up some season’s greetings at the Chippenham Town Centre, next to the biggest Christmas tree they could find. They both live in Wiltshire County, England, UK, and the soundtrack is “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee and it’s available on iTunes.
9. Hooping Home For Christmas had Tash Kouri of The Gyronauts hooping it up on Christmas Eve in the subway system of New York, on and off the trains. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA, and the soundtrack is the “Jingle Bells (Dan the Automator Remix)” by Dean Martin and it’s available on iTunes.
8. Caroleeena delivered a Yuletide Zeppelin Christmas Card all decked out in a festive Christmas outfit. If you’ve never heard Led Zeppelin style holiday music before, well, you really haven’t lived. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, and the soundtrack for this is by DJ Mojochronic and it’s available here for free.
7. Bella Tricks, aka Sophia Wheatley, spun up some holiday flavored busking at the mall atop a tiny little toy drum stage in a sweet white Christmas angel outfit. She lives in Leeds, England, UK, and the soundtrack is “Dance With Me” by Nouvelle Vague and it’s available on iTunes.
6. Santa Claus clearly loves to hoop dance and Mrs. Claus sure seems to enjoy her minis with Stella SpinsB of Orbital Evolution, aka Brittany Briley, and DJ Joshua Pocalips. They’re from Tucson, Arizona, USA, and the soundtrack is “Deck The Halls (Arranged by Carmen Dragon)” by the Southwestern Seminary Oratorio Chorus and it’s available on iTunes.
5. Helen Orford’s Christmas performance entitled “Snowfall” spun up some truly beautiful LED hoop lighting after dark with holiday galore. Helen lives in London, England, UK, and the main song used in this is Patch Music’s “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” and it’s available on iTunes.
4. This Christmas adventure with Bene Rather-Taylor spun up a hooping Christmas Card with the Rombeiros family’s super decorated Christmas house as her backdrop. She lives in Sonoma, California, USA, and the soundtrack is “Santa Claus is Back in Town” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra and it’s available on iTunes.
3. A Hooping Christmas Card with RheAnnon Shipp of Astral Hoops took us out into a veritable winter wonderland of lights, including the brilliant lights of her LED hoop. She lives in Denver, Colorado, USA, and the soundtrack for this is the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” by the London Symphony Orchestra and it’s available on iTunes.
2. Cherise Silvestri of Hoops and Champagne wished everyone Hoopy Holidays from Switzerland and it was filmed in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, and it’s pretty sure to put a smile on your face if you don’t have one already. She lives in Antwerp, Belgium, and the soundtrack is “Marshmallow World” by Darlene Love from “A Christmas Gift For You” by Phil Spector and it’s available on iTunes.
1. Morgan Jenkins and Rebecca Victoria of Hooptown Hotties spun up a kitschy cute holiday hooping video that wished Hoopy Holidays from Hooptown to everyone in retro black and white and in very current living color. They live in Los Angeles, California, USA, and the soundtrack here is a smash up of Wayne Newton’s “Jingle Bell Rock” (on iTunes) and TJR’s “What’s Up Suckaz Nom de Strip Edit” (on iTunes).
Philo Hagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org. He’s been spinning things up online and off since April 2003. Co-Founder of the Bay Area Hoopers and LA Hoopers hoop groups, Philo has performed internationally and has won Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.
What has hoop flow brought to the Arabian lands in the past 7 months? As Teeba Alkhudairi of Flowground says, “We have all witnessed and contributed to the growth of our hooping community in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia during the past 7 months. We should be all be proud. The best part is? This is only the beginning of our hoop journey in the region. LOTS more to come!” Filmed in locations across the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, this is something we are completely in celebration of. the soundtrack for this one is “Changes” by Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau and you can grab a copy for yourself over on iTunes.
Olga Kliuieva sure knows how to spin up some hula hoop magic with her mad hoop skills, and she sure knows how to entertain an audience every step of the way. Having performed with a number of circuses and on cruise lines, she’s fine tuned her art into something we all fell in love with. Don’t miss her multiple hula hoop spinning finale too because she puts her own spin on it, just as she does throughout her performance. The soundtrack for this is “Fast and Sad” by Ivarelli and you can get a copy of it for your own collection over on iTunes.