While the weather is warming up for those of us in the North, summer is winding down for hoopers down under. Coral Jade of CoralJadeCircus.com took to the beach to practice and perfect some of her favorite moves with single, double and triple hoops. It was filmed right before sunset at a spot named Elwood Beach in Melbourne. She lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and the soundtrack for this is “High” by Peking Duk, and you can download a copy of it for your own collection quite easily on iTunes.
“There is one patch of forest still left in the Southern Hemisphere, it is protected by the magic of fallen Gods. They say that if you listen closely enough, entangled with the autumn breeze, you can still hear her thoughts whisper and echo across the dancing forest.” Thus begins this stunning short film starring Phoebe Carlson as a woodland nymph who is found hooping in various locations around the Dandenong Ranges of Australia. Directed and produced by Dimitri Zaik for A Dandelion Clock. Phoebe lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and the soundtrack is “Old Wind Chimes” by Dimitri Zaik, which you can download on iTunes.
Renaee Churches warmed our hoop love hearts with her hoop dance at home in her living room, not only because she’s so much fun to watch her graceful flow, but for another reason as well. She knows what to do when you drop the hoop and improves a little dance break. She lives in Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, and the soundtrack that she’s hooping to here is “I Wish I Was The Moon” by Neko Case and you can get a copy of it for yourself as well on iTunes.
It’s been said before that the best way to show what you do and where you are is to grab a hoop, get the cameras and a favorite song and show it. In this wonderfully feel good video about “acting your age”, Miss La-Tonya, aka Latonya Wigginton, brings her hoop joy to the streets of Beijing! She lights up the night with some super sweet LED hooping and lights the smiles of passersby as she successfully encourages them to come and play too, which, judging by the smiles on their faces, was indeed a definite success. You can clearly see kids of all ages having an absolute blast. Video credit goes to Manuela Bockstaele, who really has captured just what hoopin’ happiness looks and feels like. Latonya lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and her soundtrack here is “Act Yr Age” by Bluejuice, which seems to not be available in a lot of countries, but you can always hear on Soundcloud.