Tag Archive for New Hampshire Hoopers

Angela O’Keefe

Angela O'Keefe Angela O’Keefe of Angeliis Hoops spins it up in the gorgeous fall weather while hiking one of her favorite local trails, before doing some more hooping in Turntable Park with Robert, her amazing husband of 17 years. In fact, she dedicates this video to him on their 17th anniversary, thanking him “for putting up with my hooping insanity.” She also sums her video up well when she says, “Beautiful weather, gorgeous view.” Hooping has given Angela a sense of purpose and allowed her to connect with herself and her hoop better through self expression and we really enjoyed her hoop dancing. She lives in Sanbornville, New Hampshire, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “Higher” by Creed and you can get a copy of it for yourself on iTunes.

Angela O’Keefe

Angela O'Keefe Angela O’Keefe is growing and she’s spinning up beautiful things in a relatively short period of time. She picked up hooping just before Christmas and seven months later it’s all coming together. She told us, “Before hooping I had always felt as though I was the one who didn’t fit in anywhere and that someday I would find my niche in life; Now I am confident that hooping is my niche even though it took me all of my 45 years to find something that truly makes me feel wonderful inside and out.” She lives in Sanbornville, New Hampshire, USA, and the soundtrack is “Beautiful Things” by Gungor and you can get it on iTunes.

Nicole Cadrette

Nicole Cadrette Gandhi once said, “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” As we progress through our hooping journey many of us go through a period of time in which we equate pure speed with skill. Sometimes it is the case, but often times it can be oh-so-juicy when we occasionally slow it down a notch. Slowing down flow and allowing for what comes naturally can lead to a deeper, more mindful hoop dance practice, as we can see here with the beautiful Nikki Rae Cadrette. Nikki lives in Louden, New Hampshire, USA, and the soundtrack for her video is “Glory Box” by Portishead and you can get yours on iTunes.

Snow and Light

Nicole Colindres Inspired by the snow on the ground and the light reflecting off the lake, Hooping.org’s very own Nicole “Nico” Colindres of Flow Hoopdance spins up something really warm and wonderful that we’re excited to be able to share with you. The video is the creation of Jim Baclagon of Hysteria Pictures and the soundtrack that is used here is by Lindsey Stirling – and it’s not “Crystallized” for a change, it’s “Shadows” and it’s available for purchase on iTunes. Nicole lives Meredith, New Hampshire, USA. A Hooping.org Video of the Day.

Happy Hoopium Halloween

Viewer Discretion Warning: We’ve never seen Robin Rapture quite like this before, but then again it is Halloween. That’s why we’re kicking off our haunted hooping holiday with Robin from Hoopium who is spinning up her hoop as well as minis. Who knew she could be so scary? She lives in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. Soundtrack: “Living Dead Girl” by Rob Zombie (on iTunes).

Hoopium Spins The News

When it comes to local news stories on hooping, WMUR-TV’s recent visit to the Hoopium fitness event at Greeley Park is a really good one. They interview Robin Rapture and plenty of New Hampshire hoopers make the screen as well. Hoopium is based in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA.

Lucinda Boutin Makes Her Own Hooping Music

Lucinda Boutin

Lucinda Boutin

Lucinda Boutin started hooping last year to lose weight and she’s been hooping it up ever since. In fact she’s lost 35 pounds to date is looking forward to a summer of hooping herself happy. In preparation for that Lucinda has been making plenty of hoops and making some new tunes to hoop to. What is she doing with the more than 50 hoops she has made? She told Hooping.org, “I give them to my friends to spread the love of hooping.” And with her other love these days being making music, it was probably only a matter of time before the hoop inspired Lucinda to create her own musical hooping inspirations. She explained, “There is something very primal about hooping and music is essential, at least for me. I began creating playlists of my favorite music, but found the songs were too short and since I am well versed using Apple Loops and Garage Band, I started composing my own.” Now when she gets together with her hooping sisters around the firepit at night under the stars to hoop, they hoop dance to Lucinda’s very own hoop tracks. One of those tracks is “Revel in the Sound” and you can download it on Soundcloud.