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Check Out New Hoop Vendor and Event Listings!

vendorandevents Hooping.org has been spinning things up for more than a dozen years now and one of our goals for our 12th Hoopiversary and Hooping.org 6.0 relaunch is to get out of debt. Yay! As you can imagine, running a hooping community website has never exactly been a big money making proposition. It’s a huge and almost entirely volunteer driven labor of love, one that quite honestly has either been in the red or scraping by pretty much since it began. We’re so committed to spinning up the hoop love though and rather than solicit donations or issue some community crowdfunding plea, we took a closer look at ways we could serve the community even more, and this truly connects the community in a bigger way than ever before. And being the community loving do gooder type of people that we are, it’s all super duper affordable too.

With 2.3 million hits a year at this point and rising, hooping.org has been connecting our overflowing email inbox of those looking for hoops and classes and performers with hoopers in their area for a very long time. It’s all happened behind the scenes, and for Hooping.org 6.0 we decided to not only spin up new advertising opportunities for hooping businesses and event organizers, but to really bridge that service gap in a way that totally rocks. Welcome to our new Vendor and Event Listings. Broken down categorically by geographic area and highlighted right in our site navigation at the top of every page, it’s never been easier for someone looking for hoop services and events to find what is happening right in their own backyard.

Vendor Listings: Got a hooping business? Get it on the map with our new Vendor Listings for Hooping.org 6.0. Each listing for those providing products, classes or services to the hooping community includes a 150×150 px logo or photo and up to 150 words to get our readers over to your place of business. With every listing broken down categorically by location too, all those people who are looking for a hoop or class in your state, province or country, will easily be able find you and make it happen. See our advertising page for more info and our Hooping.org 6.0 advertising special.

Event Listings: We’re also doing the exact same thing for hooping events with Hooping.org 6.0 as well. Now hoopers looking to attend a hoop gathering near them will be easily able to find what is closest with a simple click. There’s so many hooping events happening now all over the world too, that it’s become pretty impossible for us to keep track of them all, or keep our list current, so we’re putting that in your hands now so hoopers from your area can find your community event, show up and spin up the fun! Yay! See our advertising page for more info and Hooping.org 6.0 advertising deals.

Those who’ve gotten themselves on the vendor and event listings already are singing their praises, so what are you waiting for? Get yourself listed today and help support hooping.org’s hoop love mission in the process. With Hooping season officially on in the Northern Hemisphere too, more people will be looking for you than ever before and the lists are so cheap they’ll pay for themselves with a single sale. The listings run for a full calendar year too and are renewable annually to help us keep them as accurate, fresh and up to date as possible. So get your Vendor or Event Listing up on Hooping.org today and help us keep hooping.org spinning brightly in the process. We’d appreciate it, just as we appreciate still being here spinning up the very best in hooping features, interviews, videos, tutorials, photos and more. We couldn’t have lasted this long without you and we’re excited to be taking our mission to the next level in 2015.

The Peacock Lift with Dagny Sanche

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 4.46.48 AM Dagny Sanche of Citrus Circles Hoop Dance is here with a brand new hooping tutorial on a fun move that you can really spin into any hooping level too. She’s here to teach us all how to do a “Peacock Lift” and it not only looks great, it’s a fun transition to go from on-body to off-body hooping too (or vice versa) for beginners, and it can also be an interesting alternative lift for advanced hoopers too. Danny lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the soundtrack for this is “Moontricks” by Soul Mechanics and you can download a copy of it for free actually over on Soundcloud.

Palm Balance Into Vertical Chest Roll Combo

Layla Wentink Hooping Layla Wentink, better known in the hooping community as “Orlala”, offers up some helpful advice in this new hooping tutorial teaching us a fun hand balance to chest roll combo! Watch and listen closely to her tips on proper balancing technique and the illusory trick in this technical roll and you’ll be spinning this one into your mix in no time. Layla currently lives in Duvall, Washington, USA.

Let’s Learn Horizontal Mandalas with Sarah Schireman

Sarah Schireman Sarah Schireman of Hooping Idol 5 is here with a brand new hooping tutorial and she’s going to be teaching us how to do “Horizontal Mandalas”. In this tutorial for one of her favorite moves, Sarah breaks it down so you can really understand how to make it happen, and then she serves the move up in slow motion from different angles too. You can give this one a spin at pretty much any hooping level too. Sarah lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and the music playing in this is “Gold (Candyland & Revoke Remix)” by Adventure Club featuring Yuna and you can get your copy of it on on iTunes.

Vertical Kickstart into Wedgie with Babz Robinson

Babz Robinson Need some extra flavour in your spin today? Never fear! Babz Robinson is back to add some spice with a brand new hooping tutorial on a “Vertical Kickstart into Wedgie combo”. Not only will this combination leave you feeling like a magician once you get it, Babz makes sure we all leave feeling good about our “luscious thighs” and “sexy quads” too. With her signature slow motion move breakdown and all angle shots, you’ll be rocking this up in no time! She lives in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

Hand Passes with Katherine Aurora Callahan

Katherine Aurora Callahan Hooping.org’s Katherine Aurora Callahan of Hoopy and Hooping Idol 5 is back and this time she’s spinning up some more hooping tutorials for beginners, right now with an emphasis on transitions. Transitions are those things that can help get you from that cool hoop move to that other one, or from one plane to another. This tutorial is all about hand passes. “I share how to pass the hoop from hand to hand, while the hoop is spinning vertically or horizontally, without breaking the flow.” She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Let’s Learn Leg Axis Spins with Lisa SparkGirl

Leg Axis Spins with Lisa SparkGirl Our very own Lisa SparkGirl of Hiptronic Arts is here with a hooping tutorial for you. This time around she’s going to be teaching all of us how to do a move she’s calling the “Leg Axis Spin”. She breaks it down with some great instruction and it’s a similar move to the neck spin, only you’re doing it on your leg. You can do it on either leg or both if you choose too. Give it a spin for yourself! You’ll be glad you did. Lisa lives in Pahoa, Hawaii, USA.

Let’s Learn Hand Spin Combinations with Jana Beck

Jana Beck Jana Beck is back with a brand new hooping tutorial for some Hand Spin Combinations, or “Flip Combos” if you prefer. She says that that hand spins or flips provide “shimmering” moments during your hoop dance and we couldn’t agree more. They’re also fun to learn at any hooping level. In her tutorial you’ll learn three and Jana says, “So have fun while flipping!” She’s teaching in German, but you really don’t need to know the language to follow along with her lesson. Go for it! She lives in Stuttgart, Germany.

A Vertical Knee Breaks Combo with Rachael Riot

Rachael RiotRachael Folts, aka Rachael Riot of Rachael Riot HoopDance and Hooping Idol 5, has come up with a really crafty new vertical knee breaks combination for us to wrap our heads and hoops around.
She has broken it down for us with really clear instructions and a great demonstration of the two variations of vertical knee breaks, neck hooping and some interesting ways of getting in and out of this move. This combo is definitely one to keep you entertained. Rachael lives in Jamestown, New York, USA.

Ziggy Starshiine

zippystarshiine Jessica Juniper ((Ziggy Starshiine)) is a passionate hoop dancer who dwells in the forest and twirls among the stars! Her style being built upon since 2010, focuses on the infinite possibilities of self-expression though patterns and movement. A performer as well as a hoop guide, she is available for booking for a diverse range of performance, workshops, and lessons. Ziggy Starshiine: on Facebook or
email: jessicajuniper@hotmail.com

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