Sonora Larson is back with a new tutorial and while the video quality could be better, the move itself is pretty awesome so give it your full attention anyway. She’s teaching us something this time around that she calls the “Weave to Arm Fold” because essentially it is just that. It starts with a weave and it goes into an arm fold, but it’s cooler than it sounds! We promise! In fact, this is a great transition move that will hopefully help with your flow and she shows us the move from both the front and the back so we don’t miss anything. Sonora lives in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA.
It’s time for a tutorial by the one and only Sarah Sparkles. We’ve seen her hoop dancing on the site before, but now it’s time to learn a thing or two from her. Watch as she teaches us how to do a combination move with double hoops that she is calling “The Double Archer to Fold.” This move is also based on “hoop movement” rather than poi based movements for those spinning up twins and we hope it is the start to a series of similar tutorials. Enjoy! She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Heather Gregoire recently traveled to Tampa Bay, Florida, where you can find her having a whole lot of fun hooping it up on a playground. She says, “I had so much fun at the Tampa Bay Flow Tribe’s spin jam there, that I went back the next day to catch some shots of the awesome scenery!” Filmed at Cypress Point Park, she’s really awesome to watch in this. Heather is from Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and the music playing here is a remix of Massive Attack’s song “Teardrop” by Phutureprimitive. It’s available on Soundcloud.
“Hoops” is a brand new short film by Jordan Post that revolves around the hoop. It’s one of those stories that echoes so many people’s lives. When romance deals us all the wrong cards, things start looking a little bleak and we just plain don’t know what to do with ourselves and our lives. We need outside help! Yes, sooner or later we all need…Hoopin’ Bob! Hoopin’ Bob, played by Billy Judge Baldus of Hoopvive is a man after our own heart and wardrobe here at Hooping.org. He’s the man with the skills and hoops to help out. Witness the beauty, compassion and soul of this man, and indeed this video, with your own unbiased eyes and heart. Billy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and if he looks familiar it’s probably because you remember him from his awesome music video. Enjoy!
Every now and then someone comes spinning their way into the hoop community in such a big way that we’re impressed right from the start. Enter Gina Weber in her very first hooping video, filmed and edited by Bennett Litton. We gave it a watch and instantly had a new hoop crush. Spinning things up in silhouette and in the light, Gina’s debut is most definitely a classy one. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and the soundtrack for this is “Orchestrated Incident” by Gramatik and you can score a copy of that for yourself on iTunes. A Hooping.org Video of the Day.
March 20, 2013 marked the first day of Spring in many parts of the world, but Sarah E. Sparkles presents a different view of springtime in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. In Sarah’s words, “This video is dedicated to the seasons where I don’t have to clear a space to dance, and I can dig my toes in the earth without getting frostbite. There’s nothing fancy here, just excitement and intention for the thaw.” Her energy is infectious, keeping her toasty, even if the weather is anything but warm. Sarah is hooping to “La Bamba 2013″ by Stylust Beats and Wick-it the Instigator check it out on SoundCloud.
That old saying is true that “location is everything.” And when you add a hooper and their hoop to some truly gorgeous scenery, the result is captivating. Danielle Lee of Hoop Elation takes us on a whirled-wind tour of the St. John Island in this video, filmed on the Ram’s Head Trail outside of the Concordia Eco-Resort in the US Virgin Islands. “This was by far my favorite trail, as it takes you past Salt Pond Bay, Salt Pond itself, and finally climbs up to Ram’s Head, which is is constantly hit by trade winds all the way from Africa!” The soundtrack is “Hercules” by Aaron Neville and it’s available on iTunes. Danielle lives in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
We’re back from our holiday hiatus and Danielle Lee of Hoop Elation made a New Years Revolution for herself for 2012 to learn the three beat weave. How’d she do? Well, see for yourself. Better late than never, right? Do you have any New Year Revolutions left for 2012 that you haven’t completed yet? The good news is there’s still time to make it happen so you can ring out 2012 with a boo-yah of your own. Danielle lives in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The soundtrack is “Dance Yrself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem and it’s available on iTunes.