by Anne-Marie Emerson
The New Zealand hooping community came together for the second annual New Zealand HoopFest, held in the beautiful setting that is the Brookfields Outdoor Education Centre in Wainuiomata, near Wellington. The event attracted 75 hoopers from throughout New Zealand and all around the globe. Organizer Claire French of Frenchy Productions – known to everyone affectionately as “Frenchy” – says she was delighted to be able to bring international hoop stars to the event this year as well. “It’s been great to have so many super-skilled people here. Kenna Hoops is a friend of mine from the UK. She contacted me and said she was coming over this side of the world and would love to come and teach. Lisa Lu is from Germany, but she’s been doing work placement here in New Zealand. And KaytiBunny came all the way from the States.”
Join our hoop companion Frenchy, aka Claire French, as she spins, twirls, and whirls her way through her new demo for Frenchy Productions. She currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand, where she organizes the NZ Hoopfest. Watch for her fire hooping with her hat. Soundtrack: “Flow” by Dub Fx (on iTunes). A Hooping.org Video of the Day.