Rachael Lust of RachaelLust.com is here with a brand new hooping tutorial for you, and what will she be teaching us today? Well, it’s a pretty cool move called “The Escalator” and what’s so cool about it is even if you’re brand new to hooping, with a little coordination and practice you can learn this one – and it’s got a wow factor light years beyond it’s simplicity. Pick up this trick and you’ll be dazzling your friends in no time. Rachael lives in Marion, Ohio, USA.
Lauryn Yovino of Snowflake Hoops Inc. makes her hooping.org debut with this fun tutorial. She’s here to teach all of us a move that she is calling the “Knee Hook Jump Through”. Lauryn shows us two different variations on it too, one that is more basic that is good for even those just starting out, and the other is more advanced so you’re sure to spin up something fun with this trick at any level. Maybe you can come up with a few variations of your own as well. Lauryn lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
In this tutorial, Maria Mitchell of the Hoopaholics explains how to elbow hoop with twins and alternate your arms in and out of the hoop. She says, “Elbow twin hooping can be pretty tricky as the distance between our elbows and shoulders is short, which leaves little room for error. With enough patience and practice, this elbow twin hooping move can become a fun way to mix up your hoop dance practice.” Not twin hooping? No worries, you can apply this technique to a single hoop too. Maria is from Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia.
Jump throughs are a basic staple move tthat jazz up hooping repertoires everywhere, including that of Miss Strange, aka Heather Blount-Elliott. She decided to make them the topic of her new tutorial. Watch her slow down each part of two different type of jump throughs too; one from a standing position, and one from a weave. She does a great job of showing the hand movements involved in these tricks too, sharing it all from various angles. So get jumpin! Miss Strange lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Our last Hoopie Award winner for Tutorial of the Year paired up Shakti Sunfire with Jaguar Mary of Sacred Circularities behind the camera – and now, they’ve done it again. This time around Shakti is here to teach us how to do “One-Handed Floats” in this tutorial recorded at Hoopcamp 2012. Shakti lives in San Francisco, California, USA.
Katie Emmitt of KatieEmmitt.com is back to teach us how to do a move she calls an “Isolated Barrel Roll”, as well as some variations on it. Katie notes, “I know I say you can do whatever grip you like, but it really does work best with your hands/grip on the inside of the hoop!” She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.