Are you ready for something delicious? Good, because this dreamy hooping video featuring Sky, filmed during that magic hour just before dusk, is a tasty one indeed. She spins up some stunning moves in a gorgeous setting and the end result is simply sublime. She lives in Brighton, England, UK, and the soundtrack for this one is “Nuances” by Mo’ Kalamity and you can download a copy of it for your own collection over on .
by Philo Hagen
Britain’s Got Talent’s latest hopeful is none other than Lisa Sampson of Boogie Hoops, and she even spun a big smile onto Simon Cowell’s face. The 35-year-old self-taught hula hoop instructor and mother of three from West Sussex, England, UK, impressed everybody with her energetic, multi-hula hoop routine, and scored herself a standing ovation from everyone in the auditorium, including all four of the judges. I caught up with Lisa to find out more about her and more about her Britain’s Got Talent experience so far.
Philo: Congratulations Lisa! When did you fist start hooping and how?
Lisa: I started hula hooping in 2012 after taking my children to a circus workshop. I fancied trying it so I started to teach myself from YouTube and I became hooked.
Philo: What does your hooping life normally look like?
Lisa: My hooping life and being a mum of three children is extremely busy. After I take my children to school I come home and practice every day. I have broken lots of items in my house while learning, so now I take everything out of the front room to practice.
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You can find hoop dancer Bethany Ramm hula hooping until the sun sets in this lovely video made by Anna-Marie Ramm. Bethany’s silhouette looks quite beautiful against the backdrop of the countryside and she really dazzles when she gets all five of those hoops going at once! Bethany lives in Brighton, England, UK, and the soundtrack for this one is by Bensound and you can download it directly on Bensound’s website.
Go Pro Hula Cams have been a big hit in hooping videos for a couple of years, although they usually feature the fetching lady types. Check out Benjamin Trundles’ unique spin on the Go Pro hula hoop video with his spectacular spaceship creation! Watching this will launch you into adventure following this little green vessel on it’s orbital path of the hoop encircling Benjamin’s body, and racing through the streets of London. Benjamin currently lives in Bristol, England, UK, and the soundtrack for this one is “Spaceship” – from the opera “Einstein on the Beach” by Philip Glass and you can find your copy over on iTunes.
Kat Collett’s new fire hooping promo video is sure heating things up and making sparks fly! This short but sweet 90 second wonder show cases her spinning up not just one, or two, but three fire hoops as if it were no big deal. There’s also a special surprise and we’ll give you a hint: there’s fireworks involved! Kat lives in Bristol, England, UK, and the soundtrack for this one is “Reet Petite” by Jackie Wilson, and it’s available for you to download for your own collection on iTunes.
Last year’s Hooping Idol 4 finalist Lisa Ellipse tears it up in her newest hoop dance video with a grungy flavor. She is here to enthrall you with her radical flow and cutting-edge multiple hoop tech, doing it all in an abandoned building without even breaking a sweat. Video by Jon Pitman. Lisa currently lives in London, England, UK, and the soundtrack for this is “Lights (Bassnectar Remix)” by Ellie Goulding and you can your copy of it over on iTunes.
Ji Young Lee, aka Philosokitty, is back and stunning us with her latest video. She’s been experimenting with different ideas, moves and techniques with particular focus on her escalator and wedgie variations. Her vibrant hoops and hair, speedy tricks and transitions and fluttering hoop flourishes made our jaws drop, having to hit replay on this one. Ji Young lives in Bristol, England, UK, and the soundtrack for this is “The Way” by Ariana Grade, which you can download a copy of for your own collection on iTunes.
Alice Rose, our 2014 Newbie Hooper of the Year, is back owith a sizzling fire hooping performance. She shows no fear as she flows with confidence, breaking, paddling, and rocking her fire hoop all around her body. It’s great to see her spinning stronger. She’s fierce and passionate, all while having fun. Video by Surrealflix. Alice is currently lives in London, England, UK, and the soundtrack for this is “Freedom” by Diego Torres ft. Charline, and it can be downloaded over on SoundCloud.
Emma Honess participated in what she called a “London Landmark Hula Hoop Challenge” to help raise money for a charity by the name of Restless Development, which aids children living in poverty in Africa and South Asia. Emma is full of smiles and has a great time hooping it up all over London. She says, “It went surprisingly well even if I did look a little crazy!” She lives in London, England, UK, and the soundtrack for this is the popular “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons and you can download your own copy of it over on iTunes.