Hooping Through Alaska with Amy Gardener

amygardenerandsamantha Amy Gardener spins up a spectacular hooping travelogue tour showcasing her 2 week trip across Southern Alaska. There’s awesome hooping for you to enjoy, a special guest appearance by Hooping.org’s very own Sammy Hoopleseed, grizzly bears in the wild, truly amazing scenery and more. We enjoyed being able to see all that Alaska has to offer. The soundtrack for this piece is “Rockelbel’s Canon (Pachelbel Canon in D)” by The Piano Guys and it can be added to your own music collection quite easily on iTunes.

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Hoopie Awards 2015: Our Winners

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Yesterday we counted down 2014’s Greatest Hits and shared our Hoopie Award Honorable Mentions. Now it’s time to announce the winners of our eighth Annual Hoopie Awards, although we’d really like to be clear that all of our nominees are winners in our book. We love them all! The call for preliminary submissions for the awards went up at the start of the year. They were screened, compiled and presented to 50 randomly selected hoopers who made themselves available to serve on our Hooping Academy Finalists Review Panel. They voted for their top 5 selections in each of the award categories and those votes resulted in our official 2015 Hoopie Award nominees. Voting began on Tuesday, closed on Friday, and now the time has come to reveal our winners.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the awards celebration this year from start to finish, giving an extra special thank you again to those who served on the review panel this year. We’d like to congratulate all of the nominees one more time and give a big hug to Hoopin’ Annie of World Hoop Day for taking on the responsibility of validating the computerized vote counts again this year too. And now, with thousands of votes cast in a record breaking awards celebration, we proudly present your 2015 Hoopie Award Winners:

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Hooptown Hotties Turn Up The Heat Fire Hooping

Fire Hooping with Hooptown Hotties The Hooptown Hotties are putting the “hot” in hotties with a brand new fire hooping demo. Morgan Jenkins and Rebecca Victoria set their fire hoops aflame and spin up the heat, spin up some great moves, and spin up more of the gorgeous cinematography they’ve become known for. They live in Los Angeles, California, USA, and the very appropriate soundtrack for this is “Firestone” featuring Conrad by Kygo, and you can get a copy of it for your own collection quite easily on iTunes.

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How to Make Your Own Polypro Hula Hoop

makeapolyprohulahoop Want to learn how to make a polypropylene hoop of your own? Star from Divine Bag of Cells.com is here with a short, but sweet tutorial that hits all the basics you need to know. She says, “In this video you will learn how to make professional polypropylene hula hoops in less than two minutes.” You will probably need to pause some of the written instructions along the way, but once you’ve got the right tools to make it happen, you’ll be able to make your own polypro hoops in no time. She lives in Oakland, California, USA, and the soundtrack is “The Sound of Waves” featuring Alan Watts by Ilmli and it’s available on iTunes.

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