If you’re a hooper that loves to dance, then you’re in for a treat with this hoop dance tutorial video by dance instructor Carrie Kloss. In this instructional video, Carrie teaches us how to do the basic salsa step, a fundamental dance movement essential for salsa dancing, while jazzing up your movements with various arm positions with your hoop. You’re sure to love her fun twist on hoop dance too. Carrie is from San Diego, California, USA, and the song accompanying her tutorial at the end is called “Mambo Number 5″ by Lou Bega and you can get a copy of it for your salsa hoop dancing over on iTunes.
Sassafras Sprite makes her hooping.org debut and she rocks her flow hard with her orange polypro hoop and all. Bringing lots of character to her hoop dance too, on top of costumes changes, numerous locations and more, Sassafras really nails some impressive tosses and combos too. We love it! She lives in Greenwood, Indiana, USA, and we couldn’t figure out the soundtrack for this one so if you know what it is, please feel free to share it below.
Pinto Bella, otherwise known as Katie Pinto LeBrun of Pinto Bella Hoops, is making her hooping.org debut here with this sweet and graceful representation of her hoop dance flow. Combining yoga, breathwork, dance and hooping, of course, her goal is to really facilitate a deeper level of flow and we think she did it. Katie currently lives on the road, and the soundtrack for this one is called “Awake” by Tycho and you can find your very own copy of it for your collection over on iTunes.
If you’re a regular hooping.org reader, then you already know that it’s really rare for us to share about a new hooping product. Every once in a great while, however, there’s a new breakthrough in technology that gets us all so excited we simply have to tell you all about it. Case in point is the new Infinite Loop laser hoop out of Utrecht, The Netherlands. You can think of it as an LED hoop, only the lights inside the hoop shoot beams out that transform you into a shiny hoop dance disco ball. “With their LEDs and lasers, they fill the space with colors,” we are told. “Built-in hoop sensors are aware of movement through space, illuminating the room. The patterns distort the space, appearing to be stationary in time, or even go in the opposite direction. A range of laser beams light the hall, but at the same time are quietly rocking up and down for a spectacular light show.” It’s something you really need to see for yourself to appreciate.