Ashlei Nichols takes her LED hoop out after dark and with the picturesque skyline of Charlotte behind her, she spins up an enchanting hoop dance that captivated us from start to finish. With grace and a little sass, Ashlei is a delight to watch. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, and the soundtrack for this one is “Reconsider (Jamie XX Edit)” by The XX and you can get a copy of it for your own collection quite easily over on .
Carson Davis makes a powerful debut on Hooping.org in this stunning and artistic video that’s got some beautiful flow, gorgeous photography, stunning locations, and they’re all woven together with Haley Willow Rea’s great video editing. The end result is intimate, interesting, and very impressive. She lives in Manteo, North Carolina, USA, and the soundtrack for this one is “Change is Everything” by Son Lux and you can score your copy of this one quite easily over on iTunes.
Ana Caicedo and Anna Norwood are both students at Appalachian State University and they’ve taken their spinning their love of hooping on campus and finding and building their tribe. Creating the High Country Hoop Troupe, we get to know members of the troupe as they hoop and talk about their love for it and their need for community – with Mackenzie Palladino, Barbara Roberts and Sara Lou Davis. They meet at 3pm on Fridays on Sanford Mall at the University in Boone, North Carolina, USA and the soundtrack for this is “Crave You (Adventure Club Remix)” by Flight Facilities, which you can add to your playlist quite easily on iTunes. Want to get your campus hooping? Here’s more advice.
Dee Brown is here making an impressive site debut with this emotional and expressive hoop dance in celebration of her father for his birthday. She says, “Words could never truly amount to how much love and gratitude I have for him, but I can hope to show a tiny glimpse of it thru dance.” Dee currently lives in Creedmoor, North Carolina, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “Daddy” by Beyoncé and you can download a copy of it for your very own playlist over on iTunes.
Want to get really good at angle hooping? Well, you’re in luck! Ann Humphreys of Line and Circle is here with a brand new hooping tutorial that shares how to do just that. Her in depth instructions here will have you spinning up beautiful angles in no time. Ann lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, USA, and the soundtrack here is called “Chitlin Cookin’ Time in Cheatham County” by Rising Appalachia and you can download a copy of it for your very own playlist over on iTunes.
Bonnie MacDougall of Haven Hoop Dance spins up some beautiful hoop dancing at The Flowjo. She says, “I love this place and the energy in it. So grateful to have time to dance before teaching my weekly class.” We’re grateful she not only had time to spin it up, but that she shared it too. Bonnie currently lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, USA, and the song that she’s hooping to here is called “Work Song” by Hozier and you can get a copy of it for your music collection over on iTunes.
Have you ever wondered what to do with your free hand while hooping? Want to avoid that dead arm look, or chicken wing, or T-Rex type figure? Well, Caroleeena of Caroleeena’s Circles of Joy brings us a new tutorial that’s all about resting that free hand in a pretty way. She shows us how to create “closed lines” by showing that free hand with the palm out, palm in, resting the fingertips and more on your head, neck and waist, then she brings it all together in a great hoop dance demonstration of what it all looks like. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, and the song at the end of the video is called “Glamour Girl” by Louie Austen and it is available on iTunes.
Caroleeena, aka Carolyn Mabry of Caroleeena’s Circles of Joy, reminds us that we’re only here for a moment with her new hoop dance video. She says, “This is a dance where I explored sustained spinning and some stationary footwork while wearing my favorite flamenco skirt.” Time is to be treasured and Caroleeena knows just how to slow it down and savor it. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, and the soundtrack here is “A Moment” by Bitter Sweet and you can score a copy of this sweet tune for your very own over on iTunes.