What to Do When You Make a Mistake

Hoop Flip Fold Jump Through

Some things are unintentional. Like the fact that my tank top matches my beanbag in this week’s tutorial. Clearly I don’t have a stylist. And sometimes the best hoop moves come out of mistakes. Like the Flip Fold Jump Through move. This move definitely came out of mistakes I was making. I kept letting the … Keep reading

Do Your Isolations Suck?

Hoopdance Isolations

I clearly remember where I was all those years ago when I started practicing isolations with my hoop; my huge, oversized, chunky hoop. It was rainy season in Tokyo at the time so I was stuck indoors for my hoop practice and decided that I was going to nail isolations. Ouch!

This was well before the iso pop days and all the fancy iso thingies that are spinning around now, so all I really practiced was the one handed center isolation until my hands and arms were numb. I kind of hated them to be honest, and never felt like I would really use them in my hoop dance flow. That feeling quickly changed.

Isolations are so powerful to draw focus, to punctuate a beat or to change the energy of the hoop dance. Definitely worth the practice, but they do take effort to master.

This week’s tutorial is a Half Moon Iso Pop. You can check that out below, it is super fun and symmetrical. I have created quite a few isolation tutorials over the years, you can check them out below or download the Hooplovers app and watch them there. If you feel like you isolations suck or you feel like bringing in some new strength and balance training then check the tutorials below.

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Hoopy Birthday – How to Hula Hoop for Beginners Part 2

Part 2 - How to Hula Hoop

One year ago I made the commitment to upload a hoop dance tutorial every week and share it with you. This is what happened… Since then I have shared over 65 tutorials, had guest STARS like the incredible Lisa Lottie and Ngaire, worn many different leggings, made some cringe worthy mistakes, spent countless hours filming, … Keep reading

Flow is a Practice

Flow with Twin Hoops

There is a group that is getting hoopers all amped up on Facebook at the moment and it is called The Hooping Game. The rules are simple. You post “I’m in” and someone will give you a random song. All you have to do is video yourself hooping to that song and upload it for … Keep reading