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World Hoop Day Dance Compilation 2014

World Hoop Day Dance Every year hoopers from all over the world celebrate World Hoop Day by coming together for the World Hoop Day Dance. This year 275 hoop dancers from 11 countries spun up 31 performances and all of this hoop love magic was brought together thanks to the choreography by Kristin “Tink” McQuillin of Spin Matsuri and Malcolm Stuart. Hoopers learned the dance, did their thing and videotaped it, and all of this footage was merged together into another exciting video of hoop dance unity from around the globe. Tink says, “Thank you to everyone who learned the dance, helped with costumes, ran cameras and offered support and assistance for this project.” Are you ready to see the finale video? Good, because here it is.

With “The Hooping Life” song by Basement Jaxx for their soundtrack, the following participating cities made it happen for 2014:

Asia

1. Kamakura, Japan. 2. Osaka, Japan. 3. Tokyo, Japan.

Australia

1. Burning Seed. 2. Melbourne. 3. Ulverstone.

Europe

1. Bayern, Germany. 2. Cork, Ireland. 3. Devon, England, UK. 4. EJC Ireland. 5. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland, UK. 6. Heidelberg, Germany, 7. Liverpool, England, UK. 8. Manchester, England, UK. 9. Moscow, Russia. 10. Reykjavik, Iceland. 11. Tampere, Finland.

North America

1. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. 2. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. 3. Geneva, Illinois, USA. 4. Mt. Shasta, California, USA. 4. New York City, New York, USA. 5. Ossipee, New Hampshire, USA. 6. Quintana Roo, Mexico. 7. Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. 8. Washington, DC, USA. 9. Westport, Connecticut, USA.

Thank you to everyone who learned the dance, helped with costumes, ran cameras and offered support and assistance for this project. Happy World Hoop Day! You’ll find more about this project at Spin Matsuri and everything about World Hoop Day on the WHD web site.

Ricardo Cancino’s One Year Hoopiversary

cancinowhd Ricardo Cancino celebrated one year of hooping on World Hoop Day itself by making this sensational video. We’re quite impressed to see how much he learned in a year, and he’s definitely someone to keep your eye on in the future. Ricardo lives in Mexico City, Mexico, and the soundtrack here is called “Never Forget You” by Noisettes and can be added to your music library on iTunes.

World Hoop Day 2014: Part 2

worldhoopday2014 by Philo Hagen

World Hoop Day brought hoopers together this earlier this month in cities and towns all around the world. If you missed Part 1 of our World Hoop Day coverage, hoopers gathered on the first Saturday of October in support of world peace and raised funds to help gift more hoops to needy kids around the globe. On six continents and in over 125 locations world wide, a diverse roster of World Hoop Day celebrations took place. There were community hoop jams, performance showcases, daytime events, flash mobs, big crowds, rural solo celebrations, fire hoop extravaganzas and a whole lot more. So let’s take a closer look at more of the coolest stuff that happened for World Hoop Day this year.

ASIA

Osaka, Japan: Hoopers gathered together for a World Hoop Day celebration that included the World Hoop Day Dance.

AUSTRALIA

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Hoopers in Melbourne spun up the World Hoop Day Dance for 2014.

EUROPE

Gibraltar: Hoopers on the Mediterranean sea made their way to Commonwealth Park to spin up some fun.

NORTH AMERICA

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico: Another awesome World Hoop Day celebration took place in Guadalajara, organized by Hulapea Guadalajara with youth from the “IMAJ” Municipal Care Institute.

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico: Silvia Maytorena performed in the special World Hoop Day Showcase from Movimento Vortex.

Sanbornville, New Hampshire, USA: The World Hoop Day Dance was part of the festivities in New Hampshire organized by Angeliis Hoops.

Stanford, California, USA: Hoopers from Stanford spun it up on the beach together.

Stevens Pass, Washington, USA: Nicole Sanchez celebrated World Hoop Day high in the Cascade Mountains.

Tampa Bay, Florida, USA: Hoopers from the Tampa Bay region gathered together for a World Hoop Day event that included the World Hoop Day Dance.

The Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA: Jenn Dixon spun up a solo celebration on the surf.

There’s undoubtedly a whole lot more out there, but this concludes our spotlight on World Hoop Day 2014. Hooping.org is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of World Hoop Day and to be involved in sharing the mission of World Hoop Day annually because we truly believe that in doing so, we are making the world a better place. The more people hoop it up, the happier they are. The happier people are, the happier the world that we live in becomes. World Hoop Day may be over for another year, but you can still donate to this important cause and share the gift of play and joy and exercise with kids around the world by visiting WorldHoopDay.org too. Happy World Hoop Day 2014 everybody and let’s spin up an even bigger celebration next year on October 3, 2015.

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Philo Hagen Philo Hagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org. He’s been spinning things up online and off since April 2003. Co-Founder of the Bay Area Hoopers and LA Hoopers hoop groups, Philo has performed internationally and has won Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

World Hoop Day 2014 (Part 1)

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by Philo Hagen

World Hoop Day brought hoopers together this weekend in cities and towns all around the world. Celebrated for the second time in it’s new timeslot, the first Saturday of October, hoopers all over this big blue marble were hooping it up in support of world peace and raising funds to help gift more hoops to needy kids around the globe. On six continents this year and in over 125 locations world wide, hoopers gathered together to spin up a wide variety of World Hoop Day celebrations. There were community hoop jams, performance showcases, daytime events, flash mobs, big crowds, rural solo celebrations, fire hoop extravaganzas and a whole lot more. So let’s take a closer look at some of the coolest stuff that happened for World Hoop Day this year.

AFRICA

Cape Town, South Africa: The World Hoop Day Performance Finale by Arise and Hoop featured a choreographed fire performance not to be missed. Circle of Love also gifted many hoops and puts smiles on the faces of many kids.

Johannesburg, South Africa: A celebration for World Hoop Day was held at the Emmarentia Dam.

ASIA

Kamakura, Japan: Hoopers gathered to spin up the World Hoop Day Dance with WHD Dance for 2014.

EUROPE

Manchester, England, UK: Hoopers gathered at All Saints Park for a World Hoop Day Dance for 2014.

Moscow, Russia: World Hoop Day was celebrated with the World Hoop Day Dance in Moscow as well.

Reykjavik, Iceland: Hoopers spun the World Hoop Day Dance inside what appears to be a local shopping mall.

Zagreb, Croatia: This fun World Hoop Day flash mob was part of the celebration this year in Zagreb.

NORTH AMERICA

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada: A dynamic duo spins up the World Hoop Day Dance.

Chetumal, Mexico: A World Hoop Day event held at The Park Bandshell in Chetumal City included various arts, artists, workshops and performances.

Detroit, Michigan, USA: Grace Alexander was one of the inspiring performances at the WHD event held there year in Wayne.

World Hoop Day Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Hoopers gathered to celebrate World Hoop Day. Photo by Cindy Anita.

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA: Anna Mandala shares footage from her local celebration, as well as some solo spin time of her and her friends.

Guadalajara, Mexico: Their big event at Parque Extremo included this amazing choreographed hoop number by Cuatro Diez (Four Tens).

Madison, Wisconsin, USA: One of the performances in Madison this year was this mini hoop piece by Breezi and Kenzi at the Madison Circus Space.

Mexico City, Mexico: Tebo Noseqe was one of the performers this year at the World Hoop Day celebration in Mexico City.

Nine Mile Falls, Washington, USA: Brooke Verwiel celebrated World Hoop Day solo hoop dancing on the Spokane River.

Quintana Roo, Mexico: The second World Hoop Day event held in Quintana Roo had many things going on.

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San Diego, California, USA: The Circus Mafia kept right on spinning in 97 degree weather, including a workshop taught by Valentina “Unity” Martin, and many hoops were gifted to kids. Photo by Krystin Nicole Railing.

Washington, DC, USA: Lighting up the fire hoops after dark was part of the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) gathering for World Hoop Day.

There’s undoubtedly a whole lot more to come so keep your eyes peeled for Part 2 of our spotlight on World Hoop Day later this week. Hooping.org is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of World Hoop Day and to be involved in sharing the mission of World Hoop Day annually because we truly believe that in doing so, we are making the world a better place. The more people hoop it up, the happier they are. The happier people are, the happier the world that we live in becomes. World Hoop Day may be over for another year, but you can still donate to this important cause and share the gift of play and joy and exercise with kids around the world by visiting WorldHoopDay.org too. Happy World Hoop Day 2014 everybody and let’s spin up an even bigger celebration next year on October 3, 2015.

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Philo Hagen Philo Hagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org. He’s been spinning things up online and off since April 2003. Co-Founder of the Bay Area Hoopers and LA Hoopers hoop groups, Philo has performed internationally and has won Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

World Hoop Day Shares Hoop Love All Year

worldhoopday by Guest Contributor Rachel “Gypsy” Panasiuk

World Hoop Day, the international holiday for hoopers and non-profit organization gifting hoops to needy kids, is once again uniting our community on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. On 6 continents, and in over 125 locations world wide, hoopers are going to be spinning it up for world peace and a whole lot more. While the annual great big celebration of the circle isn’t really a secret in our community, what a lot of hoopers may not know is that World Hoop Day keeps busy spreading the hoop love far and wide all year long.

The first World Hoop Day was presented on July 7, 2007 (7/7/7) by creator Hoopin’ Annie O’Keeffe, along with co-founders Kevin O’Keeffe and Stefan Pildes. Annie’s desire to have a day dedicated to play and laughter and world peace has evolved over the years into a fun and beautiful event, and a full on tax deductible not-for-profit organization. Every year, World Hoop Day donates hoops to kids with limited resource, as well as in remote regions all over the world. This amazing work all happens thanks to the generosity and hard work of a team of World Hoop Day International Ambassadors. World Hoop Day Ambassadors donated hundreds of hoops this year to people all over the map, and World Hoop Day has been busy raising funds for more donations. Just take a look at a couple of video stories showing just what World Hoop Day accomplished this year.

WHD Ambassador Dee Saunders was able to gift 25 hoops to kids in Jamaica. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

World Hoop Day Ambassador and Peace Corps volunteer Bryna Rabehl gifted hoops this year in Santo Domingo and in Daraga, Albay, Philippines. She lives in Byron, Minnesota, USA.

World Hoop Day actively seeks Ambassadors who travel to far, remote locations to take hoops and materials to give to children and various communities in need. To find out how you can become an Official World Hoop Day Ambassador, find out here. You can always help the cause too with your generous donations and remembering to include our hoop community non-profit in your World Hoop Day plans each year. Why not make a donation for this year.

World Hoop Day hosted an auction fundraiser at Hoopcamp 2014 last week, and thanks to the generosity of participants over $1000 was raised. Auction items this year included donations by Holistic Hooping, SpinFX, Trinity Starr and many more.

This weekend World Hoop Day’s seventh annual celebration will be bringing people together in the name of the almighty hoop, community, and world peace, but when you celebrate this year remember the reason for the season. Stop, drop and spin in the name of world peace and think about how you can bring some hoop joy to the children of the world. To find an event near you, visit the World Hoop Day website and if there isn’t one near you have a World Hoop Day celebration of your very own.

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hooping Rachel “Gypsy” Panasiuk of Hoops by Gypsy had her heart lit on fire for hooping while traveling in Nepal in 2012. Her passion for remains unwavering and she’s hoping to spread the hoop love everywhere her gypsy trails may lead. Based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Rachel spends her time creating hoops, dreaming about magical circles and helping others live out their hoop dreams.