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2014 Events

Oh what fun it is to add 100 events to our map in one sitting while watching the Sopranos.  Why the Sopranos?  I miss NYC and the rough and tough get-it-done attitude the show portrays the characters.  I got most of the mapping done.  I have about 12 more place details to add, and many of the cities I added are from ambassador trips, so they don’t have computers, but they have HOOPS and they will be hooping on Whd.

Much love to you all and if you have an event, please send the details in.  Click the link.  xoxo

The Fold Escalator and the Hand Flip Fold with Kassandra Morrison

escalatorandverticalfold Kassandra Morrison of the Friendly Fire Tribe, one of Hooping.org’s Video Editors, brings us not one, but two tutorials about some mesmerizing tricks to add to your hooping repertoire: The Fold Escalator and the Vertical Hand Fold. She begins with a demo while breaking down a few prerequisites, then slows it way down so you can see all of the important details. Kassandra lives in Akron, Ohio, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “Plus Loin” by Govinda and you can get your copy of it on iTunes.

Johannah Birney: Water on the Rocks

Johannah Birney Johannah Birney has a lot to share with us in her new video “Water on the Rocks”. Filmed during her Costa Rican hooping adventure, she takes us to the edge of the shore and to the edge of our flow with lessons inspired by Bruce Lee, all while spinning a message we whole heartedly agree with: stop drinking bottled water. Johannah lives in Los Angeles, California, USA, and the soundtrack for this is the beautiful “Jai Ambe” by Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda. You can get a copy of it for yourself on iTunes.

Johannah Birney: Rising on the Horizon

Johannah Birney Johannah Birney spins up something with this that is just as amazing as it is beautiful. Of this hooping video that she calls “Rising on the Horizon”, she says “I wanted to sing a prayer for this beach.” That’s ultimately just what she winds up doing with her hoop too, and it’s a prayer that is likely to stay with you quietly echoing even after it is finished. She lives in Los Angeles, California, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “You and Me (Featuring Eliza Doolittle)” by Disclosure and you can snag a copy of it to hoop up your own prayer somewhere with on iTunes.

Snow Day Hooping with Hannah Mendelson

Hannah Mendelson Hooping Got cabin fever? Hannah Mendelson of Hoop Frealy isn’t letting a snow day stop her from getting her hoop groove on. We love this video of her singing along while she dances with her hoop too. She really takes the quote, “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching…” to heart and she’s having so much fun shaking and shimmying to the rhythm that we can’t help but have fun watching. Hannah is from Springfield, Missouri, USA, and the upbeat track that she is hooping to is called “Get Bodied” by Beyonce and you can download a copy of it for your very own quite easily on iTunes.

Hooping by the Tracks with Anna Meilman

Anna Meilman Anna Meilman of Cirque Roots entertains us with this fun performance inside and outside. As the Pacific Railway box car trains roll past in the background, Anna hoops her little heart out with a single hoop and then with some twins. The indoor scenes are particularly cute and we love the final outdoor flow where she pantomimes her hoop stuck in mid air. Anna is from Tucson, Arizona, USA, and the fun soundtrack is “40 Oz. Symphony” by Young Mozart and you can download your very own copy on iTunes.

Johannah Birney: Superpower

Johannah Birney Johannah “MoJo” Birney of Spiral Samurai brings it in this unique and emotive hoop dance. In the opening scene, a cute kitty follows her shadow readying to pounce and draws you into watching the rest of the various scenes of Johannah’s very expressive flow. She even allows us to see her vulnerability and asks the question, “Why do we fall?” to which she responds, “So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” Johannah is currently living in Los Angeles, California, USA. The awesome soundtrack is “Superpower” by Beyonce (feat. Frank Ocean) and you can download a copy of your very own on iTunes.

Amy Nash

Any Nash Amy “Circus Amy” Nash shares with us a new hoop sequence she’s been rehearsing for a performance and, as the title states, it’s bold and dramatic. Watch as she combines hooping, some awesome poses and wow circus moment while playing to the camera as if it were her circus audience. Don’t miss the really cool foot hooping combo ending in the splits too. Amy is from Denver, Colorado, USA, and the well chosen soundtrack here really adds to the dramatic intensity. If you happen to know what it’s called, share it with us in the comments below. Thanks!

Hooping at the Beach with Katya Valles

Katya Valles With a Polar freeze gripping the United States and serving up some of the coldest temperatures in decades, we thought you might be missing some sunshine. Is it cold where you are? Well, here is Katya Valles hoop dancing on the beach to spin some heat and hope into your day. We can almost feel the warm sand move between our toes as Katya hoops with the sun beating down on her golden skin, weaving and jumping through her hoop with the waves crashing against the rocks behind her. Hang tight hoopers! Summer is less than six months away! Katya lives in Asgard, Troms, Norway.

Hoopy Holidays with Vicky Sammut

Vicky Sammut ‘Tis the season to jingle your bells, put on some warm gloves, and get your hoop dance on outside to some festive holiday music, just like Vicky Sammut is doing in this cheerfully fun holiday hooping video. Decked out in her pretty red Mrs. Claus dress and hat, Vicky sings along as she spins in circles with her candy cane colored hoop. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the joy of the season than spinning your heart out to a favorite holiday tune and Vicky’s here is “One More Sleep” by Leona Lewis and you can get it on iTunes. She’s wishing everyone a very hoopy holiday from Brampton, Ontario, Canada.