Courtney Holloway is here making an impressive debut on hooping.org with this intense and inspirational hoop dance session. Taking us way up into the hills overlooking Hollywood, in Runyon Canyon Park, she spins up some sweet moves high above the city of Los Angeles. Filmed by Angela Elizabeth, Courtney currently lives in Los Angeles, California, USA, and the soundtrack for this is called “Das Malefitz” by Faunts and you can download a copy of it for your own collection over on iTunes.
The results of Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week are in and Hooping.org would like to congratulate all of our contenders moving on to the next round – and we have nothing but love for each and every one of those who are departure the competition. Who will be leaving us following Disney Week and who will be moving forward in our quest to find the next great hooper star? It’s time to find out.
Hooping.org’s very own Philo Hagen is your host for the Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week Results Show. With huge thanks to all five of our contestants whose journey ends here, thank you so much for being a part of our fifth exciting season. We’d also like to thank our esteemed judges, our incredible prize sponsors for their amazing generosity, and a really big thank you to each and every one of you for tuning in and casting your votes. Thanks for being a part of Hooping Idol. And without any further ado, here’s Philo – and if you can’t see him where you live, try watching on Vimeo.
What’s next for our Top Ten Hooping Idol 5 contenders? While their skills and creativity have allowed each of them to make it this far, it’s time for our Top Ten to take it to the next level. That’s why we want to see them put their very own unique spin on songs we all know, right here in the here and now, staking their claim as a hooping pop icon of their own. With a theme like Pop Music Week, anything is possible, and we’re expecting each of them to bring it. Think outside the box. Uncover even more of your creativity. Put calls out for support if need be. Let your imaginations run wild. We want to see that you’re truly a Hooping Idol and we want you to surprise us.
Here’s what our TOP 10 remaining contenders must do: 1) Choose a Pop Music soundtrack for this week. 2) Claim that song via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the song you’ve selected has already been claimed by another hooper, you will be notified of the need to choose again. 3) Read Hooping.org’s Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Hooping Video one more time. Seriously. Some of the issues mentioned by our judges this week were covered in this. Do NOT make that mistake two weeks in a row. 4) Create your next Hooping Idol video inspired by our theme for the week – Pop Music! 5) Post your video on YouTube and Vimeo on or before Sunday, April 26th, at 11:59pm PST. Be aware that videos do take time to upload so don’t wait until the last minute. 6) Copy your YouTube and your Vimeo video link urls and email them to email@example.com. That’s it!
Have fun Hooping Idol contenders, but remember to make it count. At the end of Pop Music Week three more of you will be heading home. Happy hooping everybody!
Elizabeth ‘Liz Bits’ Fraley gives us hula hoops and bubble gum in her latest performance for the Mental Head Circus. Liz shows off some impressive acrobatic and circus style hula hoop skills with a cheeky nod to the audience and a killer costume. She lives in Los Angeles, California, USA, and the soundtrack for this one is “Booty Swing” by Parov Stelar, which you can easily download a copy of for your very own over on iTunes.
HulaREV of HulaREV.com, otherwise known as Rachel Evans of the Hooptown Hotties, spins it up at Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Mexico, on a sunny afternoon. Explore this scenic location decorated with flowery foliage, flowing fountains and stunning hoop dance action! She lives in Hermosa Beach, California, USA, and the soundtrack here is called “Love Is All I Got” by Feed Me and Crystal Fighters, which you can easily score a copy of for your own collection over on iTunes.
Michelle Hoops of The Hula Hoop Institute and Morgan Jenkins of the Hooptown Hotties put their signature moves together for this wild piece of hoop choreography filmed in Bali. It’s short, sweet, and simply wonderful. Michelle lives in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, and Morgan lives in Los Angeles, California, USA. The soundtrack for this is “My Head is a Jungle” by Wankelmut & Emma Louise and you can score a copy of it for yourself on iTunes.
HulaREV of HulaREV.com, otherwise known as Rachel Evans of the Hooptown Hotties, is here with a brand new hooping tutorial. She’s breaking down her favorite hoop star trick, one inspired by the amazing Masha Terentieva. She says, “I made a little ditty of one of my favorite hoop starts while waiting for my number in the Delyria Show. Hoop its fun to watch! I had fun making it hehe.” It’s fun with good instruction too. She lives in Hermosa Beach, California, USA.
Dasha Tsybulnik, otherwise known as Dasha Moves, makes her very first appearance on hooping.org. She’s getting a charge out of the beautiful weather while hitting some lovely areas to hoop dance with her circle in the sun. She exhibits some noteworthy technique here with her double hoops too. Dasha currently lives in Santa Monica, California, USA, and the soundtrack featured here is the “Dream On (GRiZ REmix)” by Aerosmith, and you can download a copy of it for your very own collection over on SoundCloud.