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Hooping Idol 2 Welcomes Sam Resnicow

Sam Resnicow

Sam Resnicow

[Our Hooper of the Week is Sam Resnicow and he’s also a special guest judge this week on Hooping Idol.]

by Philo Hagen

Last year Sam Resnicow spun his way into the hearts and minds of hoopers everywhere on our first season of Hooping Idol, capturing the top spot in the public vote for more weeks of the contest than anybody else. Now Sam is returning to Hooping Idol, only this time around he’s one of our judges because nobody understands what it is like to be in Hooping Idol better than someone who has been there before. While we all have to wait until tomorrow to see what he has to say to the top seven finalists during Performance Week on Hooping Idol, we’ve been curious to find out what he’s been up to, what’s coming for Sam in the future and how the whole Idol experience is sitting with him a year later. Find out for yourself when we interview our Hooper of the Week – Sam Resnicow.

Hoopapalooza Gives Back This Weekend

Hoopapalooza: Burlington Hula Hoop Event Hoopapalooza, Burlington Rotary Club’s signature fundraising event, is scheduled for this Saturday at City Hall Park. The 3rd annual event held in Burlington, Vermont, has been capitalizing on the popularity of hooping in the city to help the community at large. This weekend they’re raising $45,000 for the “Gateway to Burlington” project – an effort to beautify Edmunds School. Hoopers of all ages are invited to participate in the event and five-member teams will be hooping to music for three to four minutes and then they will be judged on talent, creativity, costumes, hoop decoration, difficulty and poise. Prizes will be awarded. Joe McGowan, Burlington Rotary Club’s service director, told the Burlington Free Press, “Some people dress up; some teams stand in a circle and hula hoop to the music; and other teams will have hula hoops around their arms and necks and will have a choreographed performance.” Burlington, for those who don’t know, is the home of the prestigious UVM Hoop Dancing Club at the University of Vermont which has spawned such hoopers as Mona Qa and Sam Resnicow. Wanna get in on it? You can register here. Larry Brett’s Jukebox will be providing entertainment along with the University of Vermont Hula Hoop Team.