Tag Archive for Colorado Hoopers

Hooping with Melina Bear

Melina Bear Hooping Keep an eye on Melina Bear, aka Melina Lee Tyler. She takes a spin down memory lane, reminiscing as she hoops it up at her old elementary school and at Fox Run park, and she’s already got some impressive moves at her fingertips. She says, “I’ve been hooping for eight months now, but this is just messing around.” If this is just messing around, we can’t wait to see her in full action. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, and her soundtrack is the “Pop Danthology 2013″ mix by Daniel Kim which is available as a free download over at The Gift of OCPD.

San Francisco Pier 45 Hooping

Maggie Brown HoopingMaggie Brown, of both Maggie Brown Performing Arts and JAMhoops Performing Arts, recently spent a breezy day on Pier 45 in San Francisco, California, USA, where this video of herself hoop dancing next to a street music performer was filmed.  She writes, “Super windy! Really enjoyed dancing next to this very talented man.”  Maggie lives in Englewood, Colorado, USA. Unfortunately, the music isn’t available for download but if anyone knows who the mysterious street musician is please let us know.

Chad Forsberg: Treasure

Chad Forsberg There’s one thing almost guaranteed to happen when hoopers dedicate themselves to their art, they are going to develop their own unique and identifiable style. Chad Forsberg has most definitely accomplished this as there’s no mistaking who it is that’s busting out all those crazy yet controlled super-slick skills, performing a series of non-stop roller-coaster moves in a wonderful tribute to those who inspire him. He says, “Treasures, that’s what you all are, so grateful for all the amazing people in my life!” It’s inspired and inspiring in equal measures. Chad lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA, and he’s hooping to “Treasure” by Bruno Mars, which you can score a copy of for yourself on iTunes.

Nick Guzzardo at Hoop Convergence

Nick Guzzardo Well, it’s true, Nick Guzzardo most definitely has a head for hooping. Quite literally so. The man who took head hooping to new heights, head height to be exact, makes his hoop spin like it’s a hyperactive halo. On top of his sublime head hooping, while moving about no less, Nick offers up some amazingly fluid and organic hoop dance for his performance at Hoop Convergence, which was held in North Carolina recently. Nick lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, USA, and his performance soundtrack is “Retrograde” by James Blake which you can get on iTunes.