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.
Yanna Lockwood makes her Hooping.org debut with her brand new tutorial for a move she likes to call “The Leg Fold”. This trick utilizes an around the body pass as well as the helicopter and folding which when combined sure looks super fancy! “This move works best with small hoops,” Yanna explains, but you’re welcome to give it a spin with a hoop of any size. She lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and the soundtrack used for this is the “Younger (Kygo Remix)” from Seinabo Sey and it can be purchased for your own hoop jam over on iTunes.
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.
How’s your chest hooping? Need some help figuring it out or getting better at it? Bunny Hoop Star of Hoop Empire is here to teach us how to control the hoop spinning on our chest in one of her “Hoop School Online” tutorials. In this lesson, she demonstrates her technique on how to get started hooping on one of the most challenging areas of the body, and gives us some super tips for making it happen and keeping it going. Bunny Hoop Star is from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Are you still trying to figure out what the heck the difference is between doing a regular weave versus a three beat weave? Well, you’re in luck because today Emma Kerr of Hooping Mad is here with a tutorial that breaks down the three beat weave. First she reviews several ways to begin the regular two beat weave aka the figure eight weave with two hoops. She explains that the extra beat that differentiates the three beat weave is added by allowing the hoops to spin on your thumbs. She recommends not using mini hoops when you are learning the three beat weave because those tiny minis will spin much more quickly. Using larger hoops will allow the hoops to spin more slowly while you get the hang of what you’re doing. Filmed at Kings Beach in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Kenna lives in Bristol, England, UK.
Gennie Garvey is here to teach everyone how to rock the Yo Yo Bounce Isolation. Not only does she guide us step by step, but she also has diagrams! She explains that the secret to creating the illusion of this move is imagining a line going down the middle of your hoop and keeping your hoop on that plane only traveling up and down, never letting your hoop stray to the right or to the left. Gennie lives in California, USA.
Jess Wagstrom of Jess Hoops is back with a new tutorial intended to help any of you newbie hoopers who are trying to figure out how to save the hoop when it starts falling. She shares some good basics to keep the hoop from hitting the floor: speeding up the rhythm of your hoop, turning in the same direction as the hoop, and the infamous booty wiggle – which she has renamed the hoop twerk. So get Hoop Twerking people and your hoop won’t be going anywhere! Jess lives in Arlington, Texas, USA.
Violet Ponderosa aka Sara Harrison is here to teach us a trick that she calls “behind the back in front of the body spins.” It’s quite a mouthful to say, but it just means that your hand is wrapped behind your back and spinning the hoop in front of your body. Not only does Violet teach us this fun move, but she also has tips on how to stretch and increase your flexibility to help you get your hand into this position. Next she teaches us three variations to finish this move: a toss, a chest roll, and vertical roll up the body. Violet lives in Maryland, USA.
Deanne Love of Hooplovers is here to teach us her chest hooping version of breaks and reversals, two related techniques that were introduced to the modern hooping world by Jonathan Baxter of the Hoop Path. A common question is what the difference is between breaks and reversals? Both involve stopping the hoop’s rotation and changing the direction of the hoop. A break is when the hoop’s direction is changed and the hoop does less than one full rotation around the body. A reverse or reversal is when the hoop’s direction is changed and the hoop rotates all the way around the body at least 360 degrees. Deanne has lots of tips to help you improve your chest hooping breaks and reversals with two hands, as well as with just one hand. She lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.