Rachael Lust is here with a hooping tutorial that’s great for any skill level, teaching us how to do The Escalator. Simple move, big wow factor.
Yanna Lockwood makes her Hooping.org debut with her brand new tutorial for a move she likes to call “The Leg Fold”. This trick utilizes an around the body pass as well as the helicopter and folding which when combined sure looks super fancy! “This move works best with small hoops,” Yanna explains, but you’re welcome to give it a spin with a hoop of any size. She lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and the soundtrack used for this is the “Younger (Kygo Remix)” from Seinabo Sey and it can be purchased for your own hoop jam over on iTunes.
Let’s get saucy with our hoops and learn four hoop toss moves with Katherine Aurora Callahan of The Hoopy Family. This tutorial, designed for beginners, is also part of her “Dancing with Public Art Video Series” and the piece behind her is by SKIE, but don’t get distracted by the awesomely colorful artwork and learn some tosses that are fun, relatively easy and really add some wow to your hooping. You’ll be nailing them in no time! Katherine lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “Living Proof” by Cat Power and you find your copy on iTunes.
Katherine Aurora Callahan of The Hoopy Family is here with a new tutorial to teach us all a beginner move known as “Folding” and some variations on it. She says, “You don’t even have to be able to spin the hoop around your waist in order to learn it. Hoop folding is a basic hoop dance technique, a great way to get started dancing with the hoop off your body. Works with any size hoop.” Katherine lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and the soundtracks for this are “Rainbow” by G. Love & Jack Johnson (on iTunes) and “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry (on iTunes).
Merrily Spins, otherwise known as Mari Cunningham, is having a birthday today and she came up with a variation on a typical wedgie move a couple years ago that she calls the Leg Sweeping Wedgie and she’s finally sharing how to do it with hoopers everywhere! Yay! This move consists of hooping on one leg then transitioning into, you guessed it, a wedgie. She compares the motion in this to the way the hoop comes out from your body as you’re doing a weave, except you’re using your leg instead. Happy Birthday Mari! She lives in Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA.