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Adam Kelly

adam kelly Adam Kelly is creating a new dance up here and making us want to dance with our hoop right along with him. It’s his video submission for the Hey Ocean! Make Up a Dance contest and the contest is dedicated to an amazing two-year-old battling cancer named Benjamin. His grandmother wrote the band to say that their album has been bringing smiles to both Ben and the family throughout these tough times. In response Hey Ocean! decided to make an interactive video with the help of their fans, inviting them to make up a dance and we think Adam has a huge chance of appearing in the band’s video based on his escalators alone! Adam comes to us from Quispamsis, New Brunswick,
Canada, and his soundtrack for this is “Make a New Dance Up” by Hey Ocean! and it is available for you to download on iTunes.

Our Hoopcamp Video Storytelling Circle Contest

Hoopcamp Video Contest 2013 While we continue to finalize our casting decisions for our exciting third season of Hooping Idol, we have another contest for you. With the opening of registration for Hoopcamp 2013, the Hoopie Award winner and the largest gathering of hoop dancers world-wide, comes an exciting chance for you to spin up a free registration for the big event this year. With the theme this time around being “A Hooper’s Life: Dancing Your Light”, Hoopcamp attendees will once again be returning to Pema Osel Ling in the majestic Northern California Redwoods to pump up our hoop skills and expand our minds, movement and lives. And Hoopcamp and Hooping.org are inviting you to spin up something with that affinity in mind for a shot at adding a Hoopcamp chapter to your hooping life on us.

As Hoopers we all have stories worth sharing on how we embarked on our Hoop Journey: when we first gave it a spin, how much we yearned for the moves and how much we practiced. The hoop changed our life, our bodies, our health, our communities.
We are all natural story tellers. As Isak Dinesen says, “To be a person is to have a story to tell,” and for all of us who have stepped into ‘A Hooper’s Life’ and are finding ways to express and ‘Dance our light’ sharing your story gives you a chance at winning a free camping package and other discounts to Hoopcamp 2013.

In your video submission tell us your hoop story in your own words, in paint, in movement, in dance, in song. Capture your magic and passion with creative, poetic expression in the way or ways that feel right to you. Be real, be honest, be vulnerable. Let us into your world, your moves, your inner circle. Your stories together will ultimately weave a full and beautiful tapestry on the Hoopcamp website – and those that we feel capture the spirit of the theme will be automatically entered into a very special prize drawing. One will win a free ticket, another will receive a 2 for 1 Camping Package ticket, and another will receive a camping ticket at half price. If you’ve already registered for Hoopcamp and you win a prize, your registration fee will be refunded. Be sure to title your video “Hoopcamp Video Storytelling Circle Contest on Hooping.org” and please try and keep it under three minutes in length. Thank you. Post your video and submit the url to hoopcampcontest@gmail.com no later than Sunday, April 21st, 2013, at 11:59 PST to be eligible for the prize drawing.

By telling your truth you pave the way for others to step into their own unique path. We look forward to viewing and sharing your very own personal video snapshots with the community as we prepare to gather together in the Redwoods at Hoopcamp 2013. Good luck everybody.

Derrick Suwaima Davis Wins 2013 World Champion Hoop Dancer Title

Derrick Suwaima Davis The 23rd Annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest recently took place again in Phoenix, Arizona, and hoop dancers came from all over the United States and Canada to compete for the ultimate title of becoming World Hoop Dance Champion. It’s a pretty big deal not only to receive the highest honor from your community and peers, but the first place prize also comes with a $3,500 cash award and this year that incredible honor went to Derrick Suwaima Davis (Hopi/Choctaw) who won this year for an unprecedented sixth time! Davis last captured the World Champion title back in 2010 and this year he returned to Phoenix and danced himself right into the winner’s circle all over again. Check out his award winning hoop dance performance below:

With a score of 235 points, Davis came in ten points ahead of the amazingly talented Tony Duncan who earned the World Champion title for himself back in 2011, while Kevin Dakota Duncan placed 3rd this year with 215 points. The Duncan brothers were very high profile this year in part as the result of the appearance in Nelly Furtado’s Big Hoops music video. Watch their second and third place performances below:

The Amazing Hoop Race Casting Begins

Amazing Hoop Race Logo Small Hooping.org is proud to announce that casting is officially open for The Amazing Hoop Race, our brand new contest that will present a series of revolutionary challenges for teams of two. While hoop skills are certainly helpful in a competition of this nature, we all know that when it comes to crossing the finish line that the most technically proficient aren’t always at the front of the pack. What you will need to participate is personality, creativity, a video camera (or regular access to one), a YouTube account (for either or both of you) and a Hooping.org membership (for each of you).

Do you have a hooping friend that you couldn’t imagine not hooping with? Have you always wanted to do something more high profile in the hooping community, but you didn’t want to do it alone? Then welcome to The Amazing Hoop Race where we invite you and your best hoop friend to join us in the fun and the frenzy of a new hooping adventure! Ready to throw your hoops into the ring? You can do so quite simply by posting a casting week video on YouTube with the headline “Hooping.org Amazing Hoop Race Casting Week”. In your video 1) Tell us briefly about yourselves individually and include your Hooping.org usernames, 2) Tell us about your hooping story together (how do you know one another? how did you start hooping together? etc), 3) Show us a little of the place where you live, and 4) Do it in under five minutes. Casting week entries must meet these requirements and be posted no later than 9:00pm PST on Saturday, October 8th, to be considered.

Our selected finalists, announced next Monday, will participate in a series of challenges over the next few weeks, ultimately making their way to the Amazing Hoop Race finale and a shot at winning our ultimate prize package (revealed later this week!). So are you ready to have fun? Then on your mark, get set, go get that casting week video posted.

Hooping.org Hooper Treasure Hunt Winners

Robin and the Railroad With Hooping.org’s 4.0 recent relaunch came a challenge that was a little crazy – the Hooping.org Hooper Video Treasure Hunt. Twenty video scenarios were presented to our readers and the hooper that included the most items from the list in a single video would win a big prize. What would our contestants be doing that would leave one participant “acosted by tics and spiders and a rentacop”? The list included: 1) Hooping on a bed, 2) Hooping on railroad tracks, 3) Hooping inside a fast food restaurant, 4) Hooping with a woman over the age of 60 (and you’re both hooping), 5) Hooping in the produce section at a grocery store, 6) Hooping to some old school disco, 7) Hooping in a monochromatic outfit with a matching hoop, 8: Hooping in a forest or the woods, 9) Hooping with a small child (and you’re both hooping), 10) Hooping inside a public library, 11) Hooping with a man wearing a uniform (and you’re both hooping), 12) Hooping in a tunnel or cave, 13) Hooping while wearing a wig, 14) Hooping with ten other people sitting in a circle surrounding you that applaud constantly with you in the middle, 15) Hooping in a field of grass – astroturf is acceptable, 16) Hooping 17) Hooping in the middle of a shopping mall, 18) Hooping while eating a bowl of a circular shaped cereal (Fruit Loops, Cheerios, etc.. – and we want to see the cereal too), 19) Show off your hoop skills while a couple of your hooping friends waist hoop next to you holding signs that say, “It’s on Hooping.org!” – and 20) Hooping in something formal in a grand setting.

Now each scenario didn’t need to last long, but they had to be reasonably recognizable. In the event of a tie the hooper who submitted their video first would take the prize. Hooping.org salutes all of our contestants, simply because we love each of them oh so very much. From Alaska, to Connecticut, to Switzerland, we are building a shrine to each and every one of you. Thank you all for participating in our Big Blast Relaunch challenge and here are our prize winners:

Hooper Handsign Photo Challenge Winners

Mona at the stockyardAs part of Hooping.org’s 4.0 relaunch we presented The Hooping.org Hooper Handsign Photo Challenge. We invited our readers to make a sign that says “It’s on Hooping.org!” and then get out to a busy intersection or point of interest and show the world some wonderfaul waist hooping while holding your sign, sharing the good news about our relaunch with the world! Contestants were to have three photos in highly visible and/or incredible places and to post them on their Facebook page. The best trio of handsign photos, as judged by our little group of judges with a high appreciation for some krazy, wins the prize. So who won the Hooper Handsign Photo Challenge?

The Hooping Life WHD Community Premiere Contest

The Hooping Life The deadline for submissions in The Hooping Life World Hoop Day Community Premiere Contest has been extended through Friday, July 23rd, at Midnight, PST. Hooping.org 4.0 is teaming up with The Hooping Life and World Hoop Day to bring the hooping popumentary film to your town on World Hoop Day: October 10, 2010 for the first community initiated screening of the film. For those of you that may have missed the first contest announcement, here’s what you need to know. While the film can’t be screened without the $500 licensing fee, The Hooping Life has agreed to donate the licensing fee once it is raised and any surplus proceeds brought in from the screening to World Hoop Day to help promote peace and help get hoops to needy kids. Now that means, let’s say, that you need a minimum of 50 people at $10 a head to cover the screening fee, and when you’re coming up with your plan be sure to have that in mind. Put your thinking cap on, drive around town, call a few friends and figure out what your plan would be to make a screening of The Hooping Life happen on World Hoop Day where you live. Be creative. Think outside the box too. Come up with cool ideas. And once you’ve got yours figured out, post it in The Hooping Life community forum here on Hooping.org. And remember, while only one place can win this contest, we want you to know that everything posted to the contest page, the resulting list of entries, will be seriously considered when future screenings are mapped out. So get registered on Hooping.org and become a member of The Hooping Life group, and post your contest entries here. We’ve extended the deadline two more days to give you a little more time and we’re really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

The Hooping Life WHD Community Premiere Contest

The Hooping LifeWith the launch of Hooping.org 4.0 we’re having some contests and giving away prizes, but wait, there’s more! When The Hooping Life and World Hoop Day and Hooping.org join forces, the result is a contest unlike any other. How would you like to bring the hooping popumentary film to your town on World Hoop Day: October 10, 2010 for the first community initiated screening of the film? Here’s what you need to know. While the film can’t be screened without the $500 licensing fee, The Hooping Life has agreed to donate the licensing fee once it is raised and any surplus proceeds brought in from the screening to World Hoop Day to help promote peace and help get hoops to needy kids. Now that means, let’s say, that you need a minimum of 50 people at $10 a head to cover the screening fee, and when you’re coming up with your plan be sure to have that in mind. Put your thinking cap on, drive around town, call a few friends and figure out what your plan would be to make a screening of The Hooping Life happen on World Hoop Day where you live. Be creative. Think outside the box too. Come up with cool ideas. And once you’ve got yours figured out, post it in The Hooping Life community forum here on Hooping.org. And while only one place can win this contest, we want you to know that everything posted to the contest, the resulting list of entries, will be seriously considered when future screenings are mapped out. So get registered on Hooping.org and become a member of The Hooping Life group, and then you can post your contest entries here. We’re really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. You have until Midnight PST on Tuesday, July 20th.