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.
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.
Earlier this week we shared an an advanced tutorial on this, but here is a really great no frills tutorial on the basics behind paddles and breaks for those who are just starting out or having trouble with them. Cindy, aka Shucks Ducks, is here to tell us all about it and she does a great job of describing the basic motions of paddles and breaks. As she puts it, “Your breaks just change the direction your hoop is going and your paddles help the break move along.” She even includes a few helpful tips like absorbing the shock from the hoop when you do a break and moving in the direction your hoop is going. She lives in Macomb, Michigan, USA.
So you want to learn how to do the roll back? Well today Stepfhanie Connell of Boomtown Hoops has put together a fabulous tutorial demonstrating the roll back with several variations that are also lots of fun. She explains, “I call this move a roll back, you are rolling the hoop over the shoulder from collar bone to upper back and catching it behind. I showed some variations of this move also. If you would like further explanation just leave a comment (on the youtube video) and I would be happy to help. Much smiles and love”. Stepfhanie and Boomtown Hoops are both from West Virginia, USA.
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.
Deanne Love of HoopLovers is here with a tutorial for those of you just starting out with twin hoops. It’s very common for hoopers who are new to twins to wonder what they can do with their hoops before they have perfected a lot of fancy double hoop tricks. Deanne wants to show you that by keeping it simple, you can incorporate some of the off body moves you already know how to do with your single hoop into double hooping. It still might take a little bit of that “patting your head while rubbing your belly” concentration at first, but this is a great introduction to twin hooping that will get your mind and body used to working with two hoops at the same time. Deanne lives in Melboune, Victoria, Australia.
Katie Emmitt, aka Katie Bug of KatieEmmitt.com, is back with another tutorial! Today she is going to teach us how to do a move she is calling the vertical chest bump. While not a hoop trick in the flashy “Ta Da!” sense, this move is a great transition from hand hooping to vertical shoulder or chest hooping. You can also use the vertical chest bump to transition from vertical shoulder or chest hooping into a vertical isolation, a barrel roll or a toss. Katie lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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.
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.