Tag Archive for Virginia

Carly Palmer: Our Hooper of the Week

carllypalmer by Philo Hagen

When it comes to stars of the hooping world, you may not have heard of Carly Palmer. Chances are, however, that she’s probably heard of you. Truly a star in our book, Carly joined the staff here at Hooping.org back in September of 2013 as one of our Visual Content Editors. She’s shared more than 300 hooping videos with the hooping community at large, and got the inside scoop on a few of our feature stories as well. But who is Carly Palmer? A melancholy office worker by day and an uber-obsessed, hyperactive hooper by night, from her home computer in Manassas, Virginia, USA, she has diligently been making sure the greatest hooping videos out there find their way on to our pages. She’s been shining the spotlight on so many hoopers that we knew it was time to shine it on her as well. A dynamic hooper with a truly wonderful spirit, join me as we take an up close and personal look at our very own Carly Palmer, our Hooper of the Week.

Hoop Dancing with Xandra on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

RachelXandraStrauss Xandra, otherwise know as Rachel Xandra Strauss, is making her hooping.org debut spinning up an absolutely breathtaking hoop dance experience at a yoga farm on the beautiful shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Filmed by Loren Edward Wheeler and with some GoPro POV used brilliantly, this is one gorgeous treat. Xandra currently lives in Roanoke, Virginia, USA and the soundtrack for this one is “Sol” by N U and you can find your copy for free over on Soundcloud.

Circular Expressions Spin Up a Wedding

Circular-Expressions Here’s a touching performance by the Dogtown Hoop Mafia, who recently rebranded the troupe as Circular ExpressionsMaria EstradaAthena Hoops and Hooping.org’s very own Natalie Kane choreographed this sweetly sensational hoop dance for a wedding held at the Dogtown Dance Theatre. They are located in Richmond, Virginia, USA, and the soundtrack they’re performing to is called “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey, and you can find it over on iTunes.

Hooping at Gravelly Point with Amy Hoopsalot

Amy Hoopsalot Amy Hoopsalot, also known as Amy Elizabeth, takes us on a stroll through Gravelly Point Park in Virginia. With her shimmering mini hoops, she spins us into a dreamy daze showing off some impressive isolations and body rolls while the busy park life speeds by behind her. Bikes, runners, airplanes, it’s almost as though she’s frozen in her own hooping daydream. Amy lives in McLean, Virginia, USA, and she’s hooping to “Cloud Chakra” by Thriftworks, which you can easily download a copy of for yourself over on iTunes.

Karineh Lohr Hoop Dancing on the Sage Stage

Karineh Lohr Hooping A beautiful patio out by the treehouse proved to be so magical for Karineh Lohr and her hooping. She says, “A perfect circle with a crown of wild sage growing on the edges and in the cracks. The best times were the sunset hoop jams and the morning yoga flows where the sun shone right onto my heart.” You can feel how magical it was for watching this as she spins up some beautiful flow in this emotional hoop dance session on the sage stage. She lives in Jefferson, Virginia, USA, and the soundtrack for this one is “Creature Fear” by Bon Iver and you can score a copy of it for your own collection quite easily over on iTunes.

Hooping It Up with Liz Boatwright

Liz Boatwright Liz Boatwright of Hoopwright Hula Hoops has spun up a winner with this beautiful video filmed and edited by Trask Visual Studios. Taking us from day hooping to LED hooping after dark, she packs a lot of her skills into this with a little slow-mo GoPro hula hooping footage as well. She lives in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, and the soundtrack for this one is “Superhuman” by Virtual Riot featuring Amba Shepherd and you can snag a copy of it for your own collection quite easily on iTunes.

Babywearing Hooping with Raven Rainbow

ravenrainbowbabyhooping How do you put a baby to sleep? A comfortable carrier tied around mom and lots of hooping, thats how! Hoop mama and performer Raven Rainbow and her 17-month-old daughter Rayne prove that even babies love to hoop! On a bright sunny day in the park, Raven demonstrates her amazing skills with twin hoops while showing off a couple of beautifully colorful wraps that securely keep her baby close to her. The baby is even soundly napping throughout the entire video! Raven lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA, and the soundtrack here is called “Let Go” by Kezwik featuring Mimi Page and it is available for you to download over on iTunes.

Knee and Thigh Breaks with JJ Hula

jjhoopknees JJ Hula, otherwise known as James Frederickson, returns to hooping.org with an awesome new hooping tutorial and he tackles the difficult to master knee and thigh breaks, with some added transitions for those who like to take on even more of a challenge. In this tutorial, JJ clearly breaks down the timing with helpful visuals on the screen to help make this move accessible to you. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, and the soundtrack for this video is called “#1 Your House is Dirty” by Royalty Free House Music Kings, which you can add to your collection quite easily over on iTunes.

The Vortex with Kristin Marlowe

KristinMarlowe Kristin Marlowe of BluSkye Hoops is back with a beginner hooping tutorial. In fact, she’s teaching us one of those moves that those who are new to hooping are really excited to learn, The Vortex. She says, “The Vortex is a move that allows the hoop to travel up and down your body without essentially making any contact on your actual body. It’s going to be a pass off from hand to hand.” And with great detail, she breaks it down for us step-by-step, so go ahead and give it a spin. Kristin currently lives in Roanoke, Virginia, USA.