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Hoopy Halloween Greetings From Count Hoopula

Count Hoopula aka HoopSmiles Everybody is spinning up some fun for Halloween, even Count Hoopula, otherwise known as Joy “Hoopsmiles” Coyne of Hoopsmiles. The Count is here along with some spooky friends of his to wish each and everyone one of you a very hoopy Halloween! Yay! This short, but festive video features a witch, vampire, mummy, sailor and unicorn, all of whom are spinning up some hair-raising hooping with their LED hoops just in time for the holiday. Hoopsmiles and company live in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Waist to Neck with Arms Inside the Hoop with Hoopsmiles

Hoopsmiles Would you like to learn how to bring that hoop up from your waist to your neck without using your hands? This this tutorial is just for you. Joy “Hoopsmiles” Coyne of Hoopsmiles is here to teach us how to get that hoop spinning on up the body with our arms inside the hoop and he does a great job of breaking it down. He also has some great tips on hoop size here too. He lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and the song playing is called “Head Out The Window Going 60″ which he wrote himself.

Top Ten List for April 27-May 3 2014

Top Ten List Guess what boys and girls? It’s time for Hooping.org’s weekly Top Ten List where we count down the top ten most buzz worthy posts of the past week (as based on reader response). We’re starting things off at number ten and we’ll be working our way up to the number one spot of the week. So what was hot in the hoopersphere this go around? Here’s Hooping.org’s Top Ten List for April 27th through May 3rd, 2014.

10. Coming in at number ten this week were The Happy Hoopers of Seattle getting happy with their hoops (193 Points).

9. Oly’s hooping.org debut in the morning knocked all of our socks off: Hoop Dancing with Olyver Kobelski (193 Points).

8. And Bryan Pope’s hooping.org debut did the same thing after dark: Night Hooping with Pope (204 Points).

7. Next up was this gorgeous photo of Acro Hooping with Alice Nimmo and Matthias Elliott (220 Points).

6. Jeannette Bansbach spun up a lot smiles with her Hooping at 10pm in Chef Lee’s Parking Lot (230 Points).

5. Our top photo of the week combined smart hoop technology with video game nostalgia: Pac Man Hooping with Jacqueline BeBout (331 Points).

4. Our top video of the week was all about Michele’s stunning performance: Michele Clark Performs at the GOP in Bremen (365 Points).

3. Shea Brock gave us tips for Hula Hooping with Back Problems (409 Points).

2. Philo Hagen schooled us on The Art of Body Rocking Hoop Dance (524 Points).

1. And at number one this week with a super bullet, things got fancy on Hooping Idol – Hooping Idol 4: High Society Week (1,623 Points).

Top 5 Features
1. Hooping Idol 4: High Society Week (1,623 Points).
2. The Art of Body Rocking Hoop Dance (524 Points).
3. Hula Hooping with Back Problems (409 Points).
4. Hooping Idol 4: Society Week Results Show (155 Points).
5. Janelle Monae Hula Hoops at CounterPoint (118 Points).

Top 5 Videos:
1. Michele Clark Performs at the GOP in Bremen (365 Points).
2. Hooping at 10pm in Chef Lee’s Parking Lot with Jeannette Bansbach. (230 Points).
3. Night Hooping with Pope (204 Points).
4. Hoop Dancing with Olyver Kobelski (193 Points).
5. The Happy Hoopers of Seattle (193 Points).

Top 5 Photos:

1. Pac Man Hooping with Jacqueline BeBout (331 Points).
2. Acro Hooping with Alice Nimmo and Matthias Elliott (220 Points).
3. Hoopalicious (156 Points).
4. Tiana Zoumer in Bali (153 Points).
5a. Hooping at Baldwin Beach with Mo Willis, Madison Walsh and Kate Charmaine Starseeker. (120 Points).
5b. Foot Hooping with Candy Swirlz (120 Points).

That’s our Top Ten List and Top 5’s for this week and remember if you see something you appreciate here (or on any of our social networking sites), it only takes a second to “Like” it or leave a comment and share the hoop love, and you get to make someone’s day while you’re at it. YAY! Each like, share, note or comment is worth a point in calculating our weekly Top Ten. And with that, we invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and Tumblr if you’re not already doing so and we hope you had a very happy hooping weekend everybody!

The Happy Hoopers of Seattle

SeattleHulaHoops Happy hoopers from across the greater Seattle area didn’t let rain stop them from gathering together to spin up happiness and joy through the art of hooping. In a very special video directed by Jon “Hoopsmiles” Coyne, children and adults tap into their hooping happiness in a truly happy production featuring Jason Dean, Marisa Hughes, Sarah Bellum, Carly Aniluk, Turn Ity, Luna Sea, Suzan Setel, Nicole Sanchez, Jackie Sunshine, Elizabeth Peters, Beverly Smith, Olivia Aley of LiviJoyHoops, Alison Douglas, Melissa Westberg, Sara Beth, and “Hoopsmiles” himself, with additional camera work by Jaime Ramirez. They live in Seattle, Washington, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and you can get your copy on iTunes.

Top Ten List for March 9-15 2014

Top Ten List It’s time for our weekly Top Ten List where we count down the top ten most buzz worthy posts of the week (as based on reader response), starting things off at number ten and working our way up to the number one spot of the week. What was hot in the hoopersphere this go around? It’s time for us to find out. Here’s Hooping.org’s Top Ten List for March 9th – 15th, 2014.

10. Coming in at number ten this week is a performance from Henna Matanuska in Tampere, Finland (114 Points).

9. We loved this beautiful photo of Lenna Nakauchi in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia (119 Points).

8. Kirby Bright was caught spinning his twin hoops in Live Oak, Florida, USA (129 Points).

7. Tiana’s latest exploration in Oakland, California, USA, captivated many – Tiana Zoumer: Analyse (134 Points).

6. This sweet photo of Tiia Maaret was taken on the beach in Alameda, California, USA (142 Points).

5. Marria Grace Kicked It Up in this awesome pic taken in Oakland, California, USA (148 Points).

4. And our top photo of the week goes to this slackline hooping shot of Corinne Watson in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA (171 Points).

3. Our top video of the week was this great tutorial by Jon Coyne in Seattle, Washington, USA – From the Knees to Your Waist with Hoopsmiles (175 Points).

2. Casandra Tanenbaum wrote up something for those spinning things up in places without much community – This is For All the Lonely Hoopers (278 Points).

1. And at number one this week is Philo Hagen’s closer look at the question we all hear, a lot – Is That a Hula Hoop? (301 Points).

Top 3 Features

1. Philo Hagen Is That a Hula Hoop? (301 Points).
2. Casandra Tanenbaum This is For All the Lonely Hoopers (278 Points).
3. Ana Fernandez: The Real Nashville Hooping Housewife (87 Points).
4. Hooping The Orange River in Africa (85 Points).
5. Blooming Inside The Hoop (67 Points).

Top 5 Videos:

1. From the Knees to Your Waist with Hoopsmiles (175 Points).
2. Tiana Zoumer: Analyse (134 Points).
3. Henna Matanuska (114 Points).
4. Barbara Francesquine and Camille Bastos (113 Points).
5. Matt Porretta (103 Points).

Top 5 Photos:

1. Corinne Watson (171 Points).
2. Marria Grace Kicks It Up (148 Points).
3. Tiia Maaret (142 Points).
4. Kirby Bright (129 Points).
5. Lenna Nakauchi (119 Points).

That’s our Top Ten List and Top 5’s for this week and remember if you see something you appreciate here (or on any of our social networking sites), it only takes a second to “Like” it or leave a comment and share the hoop love, and you get to make someone’s day while you’re at it. YAY! Each like, share, note or comment is worth a point in calculating our weekly Top Ten. And with that, we invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest if you’re not already doing so and we hope you had a very happy hooping weekend everybody!

From the Knees to Your Waist with Hoopsmiles

Hoopsmiles While gravity seems to really enjoy helping the hoop go down to our knees at times, getting it back up to our waist can be another story. If you’re having problems getting it back up then this tutorial from Jon Coyne of Hoopsmiles is one for you. The prerequisites for this one are, of course, knowing how to hoop on your waist and your knees, and Jon’s here to teach us all how to do bring that hoop back up to our core. He lives in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Knee Kick Reversals with Jon Coyne

Jon Coyne Would you like to learn how to do knee kick reversals? Well then these are the tutorials for you. Jon Coyne of Hoopsmiles is here to teach you how to do just that with his longest tutorial to date, which is why it’s broken into two parts. He’s a great instructor and if knee breaks interest you then it’s most definitely worth your time. Jon lives in Seattle, Washington, USA. Watch Part 2 of this little tutorial series below.

Top Ten List for January 26-February 1 2014

Top Ten List It’s time for our weekly Top Ten List where we count down the top ten most buzz worthy posts of the week (as based on reader response), starting things off at number ten and working our way up to the number one spot of the week. What was hot in the hoopersphere this go around? Here’s Hooping.org’s Top Ten List for January 5 – 11th, 2014.

10. Coming in at number ten was Jon Coyne’s hoop dance for the Seattle Seahawks to win the Superbowl: Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Hoop Dance (191 Points).

9. This fire hooping photo of Ayumi Mitake dazzled us (200 Points).

8. A great butt hooping photo of Pam proved to be quite popular: Booty Spin with Pam Mayer (201 Points).

7. This video of Kaitlyn Rihm was our top rated video of the week (212 Points).

6. Flavie Steelandt told us about how helpful hooping is in hard times as well: Hooping Through The Deep with Flavie Steelandt (258 Points)

5. We announced our annual Valentine’s Day Exchange for hoopers (and you can still sign up until Monday at Midnight PST): Our Hooper Valentine Exchange (317 Points)

4. This great shot captured in Hawaii’s crashing ocean waves was amazing: Hooping Splashdown with Kristina Sutcliffe (358 Points).

3. Our top rated photo this week was this amazing shot of Amber Lane (426 Points).

2. Coming in at number 2 was Shea Brock’s tips for new hoopers: The 5 P’s for Hooping Newbies (473 Points).

1. And number one with a bullet this week was our reveal of the 2014 Hoopie Award Winners: Hoopie Awards 2014: Our Winners (1989 Points).

Top 3 Features

1. Hoopie Awards 2014: Our Winners (1989 Points)
2. The 5 P’s for Hooping Newbies (473 Points)
3. Our Hooper Valentine Exchange (317 Points)
4. Hooping Through The Deep with Flavie Steelandt (258 Points)

Top 5 Videos:

1. Kaitlyn Rihm (212 Points)
2. Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Hoop Dance with Jon Coyne (191 Points)
3. One Handed Isolation with Erika Radcliffe (175 Points)
4. Nick Guzzardo: Hooping in Bristol (162 Points)
5. Amy Imdieke’s 2nd Hoopiversary (160 Points)

Top 5 Photos:

1. Amber Lane (426 Points) 2. Hooping Splashdown with Kristina Sutcliffe (358 Points)
3. Booty Spin with Pam Mayer (201 Points)
4. Ayumi Mitake (200 Points)
5. Caterina Suttin (180 Points)

That’s our Top Ten List and Top 5’s for this week and remember if you see something you appreciate here (or on any of our social networking sites), it only takes a second to “Like” it or leave a comment and share the hoop love, and you get to make someone’s day while you’re at it. YAY! Each like, share, note or comment is worth a point in calculating our weekly Top Ten. And with that, we invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and Tumblr if you’re not already doing so and we hope you had a very happy hooping weekend everybody!

Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Hoop Dance

Jon Coyne Hooping at Centurylink Jon Coyne of Hoopsmiles is the 12th man of the Seattle Seahawks with a hula hoop, a term for a fan or fans who have the power to take their 11 man football team all the way. He says, “I’m a big time fan of the Seattle Seahawks. May they win Super Bowl XLVIII (48) against the Denver Broncos!” Hooping outside Centurylink Field in Seattle, Jon spins up some Seahawks fever, along with some kickass hoop dance skills. He lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and we think the soundtrack is another one of Jon’s very own creations.

2014 Hoopie Award Honorable Mentions

Hoopie Award Honorable Mentions With voting in our 2014 Hoopie Awards well underway, the time has come once again for our Hoopie Award Honorable Mentions list. Every year we take time out to shine the spotlight on some additional awesomeness that just didn’t make the awards this year. Some of our selections may have been panel favorites that missed a nomination by as little as a single vote. Others may have been big hits with our readers that didn’t fair as well with panelists. Still others here may just be things we truly loved this year that we think didn’t really get the attention they deserved. While only eight selections per awards category move forward into voting this year, 2013 was overflowing with visual delights worth taking a second look at, so without any further ado, here are 25 videos from 2013 and 10 great photos, our 2014 Hoopie Award Honorable Mentions list.

VIDEOS

In addition to our Solo Video of the Year and Video of the Year nominees in our 2014 Hoopie Awards, these 25 videos remain incredibly worthy of your time and attention, presented in no particular order:

IlonaCosmic Hoop Love and A Song of Another Summer are two videos, both by Ilona “Lilo” Kędracka, and they both knocked our socks off in completely different ways. She lives in Parczew, Poland.

Mission (I’m)possible took Johannah “Mojo” Birney on a super fun mission to deliver a hoop in New York City. She lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Ali Padiak’s Demo had Ali Padiak spinning up something not only wonderful to watch, it was one of Hooping.org’s top ten most popular videos of the year. From Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA.

Hooping Forever More had Hooping.org’s Philo Hagen celebrating his tenth hoopiversary, putting his own quirky hoop dance spin on our third biggest video of the year. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Barbara FrancesquineFire Hoop and Recyclable Sounds brought us something uniquely captivating with Barbara Francesquine and live music made from recyclables by Conrado Pera. They’re from São Paulo, Brazil.

Radius with Candace Rivera may have flown by under the radar with some of our favorite hooping imagery of the year, filmed in Joshua Tree National Park. She lives in Corona, California, USA.

Cupid’s Hula Hoop spun up some Valentine’s Day hoop love with Jon “Hoopsmiles” Coyne, Carrole Johnson, and Jaime Ramirez as Cupid. They’re from Seattle, Washington, USA.

Underwater Hoop Dance took Vivian Spiral and her hoop beneath the waves in the Tyrrhenian Sea for some stunning hoop imagery that was truly art. She lives in Berkeley, California, USA.

AilonaAilona Lukiyanova featured Ailona rocking her circus performance harder than just about anybody this year in a stunning video spun to Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix and more. She lives in the UK.

Hoops, a short film by Jordan Post, had Billy Judge Baldus spinning up life changes as Hoopin’ Bob. He’s from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Ghost Hoop with Mckenzey Simper blew us away with quite possibly our favorite LED hooping video of the year. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

One Hoop One Love might have been an awards contender this year had Shakti Sunfire not won the award previously – one of Hooping.org’s Top 20 videos of the year. She lives in Santa Monica, California, USA.

UntitledHooper of the Corn took a year for her to complete and Talya Solomon’s hoop dance through the life of a corn field went by much too under appreciated in our book. She lives in Hadley, Massachusetts, USA.

Dreaming in Color proved dreams do exist when Paola Berton spun one up on location, as well as in fluorescent backlight. She lives in London, England, UK.

Lilac Attack, aka Joey Espo, lit up our world this year with glowing trees, glowing pants and glowing hoops, serving up a video that was luminous, radiant, alluring, and a little sexy. He lives in Miami, Florida, USA.

Sade Amina Nadour’s debut hooping video this year proved Sade is a force to be reckoned with with this definitively eye catching piece of performance art. She lives in Paris, France.

Dance The SlurpDance The Slurp: Hooping at the 7/11 with Jenny Marie proved to be a true Hooping.org favorite throughout the year for it’s silly slurpee spin on the hoop. She lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA.

Nick Guzzardo at Hoop Convergence with Nick Guzzardo may very well be the best single, straight shot, uncut performance video performance of the year. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, USA.

Baila Morena with Hoggus Hoop spun up something we really enjoyed, one of our favorite hooping videos out of Mexico this year. She lives in Querétaro, Mexico.

Hooping For a Cause was the debut video from Tiia Ferrol that spun up a message for a cause and proved to be one of the most stunning debuts we’ve seen. She lives in Oakland, California, USA.

Surf HoopingSurf Hooping with Michael and Shaheen saw Michael Lowman and Shaheen Van Der Schyff grabbing their hoops, getting on their surf boards, and heading out to sea. Shaheen lives in Cape Town, South Africa, Michael in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

Tribal Week on Hooping Idol was when Ashley Long took everything she learned during the competition to spin up this powerful video, one that carried an unexpected contender all the way to the finale. She lives in Lamar, South Carolina, USA.

Hooping Fighter II and Love Thy Hoop were both super fun winners in our book this year, a kickass hoop spin on an old video game, followed by a hoop love romance for a lifetime. Both from the wonder that is Marawa The Amazing in London, England, UK.

PHOTOS

Flowcamp When it came to hooping photos we think we could have seen on the awards list this year and didn’t, here are our top ten Honorable Mentions List favorites:

This color explosion shot by Jason Mooney was taken at Flow Camp following a class taught by Lynn Spencer Nelson.

This sunset beach portrait of Gems Goddard taken in Arambol, Goa, India, was something we really fell in love with. Photo by Louisa Dean.

A performance photo of Emma Kenna, brilliantly captured by photographer See Ying HoopSpirit, was another favorite this year. They live in Bristol, England, UK.

Courtney McCormickThis beautiful jump shot of Courtney Mccormick was something we expected to see at awards time this year. Photo by Alison Paananen. She lives in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada.

A beautiful jump shot of Anah “Hoopalicious” Reichenbach in Bali soared to new heights of gorgeousness. Photo by Cadencia Photography. She lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Another Bali photo by Cadencia Photography, this one of Nayeli with her twin hoops, proved to be equally beautiful and truly stunning. She lives in San Francisco, California, USA.

Mary Jane SchroederThis ninja hooping picture of Mary Jane Schroeder not only inspired others to snap similar shots of their own this year, it was our second biggest hit on Hooping.org this year, taken by Nat Von Photography. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

A mind bending photo of Cassandra Momah left us wondering what exactly happened in the best way possible. Photo by The Sacramento Bee in Sacramento, California, USA.

Another LED hooping photo rolled in at number two on our Tumblr and and made us all really happy, a beautiful shot of Sylvi performing that was taken by Stephen Huang. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

This performance shot of Zaylaa van Hoops was one of our magic moment favorites of the year, and one of Hooping.org’s top ten pics of the year. Photo by Omar Nazif Photography. She lives in Santa Ana, California, USA.