The Swing Start has been a favourite hoop move of mine for a long time, it allows you to go with the hoop flow. As with all moves though I like to dissect them after a while see where else they might lead.
In this older tutorial I showed you the Swing Start to Mandala move.
But this week, and for the next three weeks, I want to share some variations of this move.
The first variation is to move into the swing start then follow through into an elbow pass.
Following on from last week’s Paddles & Breaks tutorial (which got a lot of love, thank you so much!) this week I want to share a funky little move that can be used in a Flow Session or to shift up your hoop dance. It is a great transition from shoulder and chest hooping.
I also wanted to say that these break and reverse moves are are awesome as a workout or meditation. So even if you are using your hula hoop for exercise or weight loss don’t disregard these dance transitions, they are created to give you a full body work out.
So grab your hoop and let’s go. This week I am using a 90cm polypro hoop from Super Hooper but you can use an adult size dance hoop (a weighted hoop may be too heavy for these kinds of hoop dance transitions)
If you enjoyed it or you got this trick with a bit of practice give the vid a thumbs up or leave me a little love below, it is always amazing to hear your hoop cheers!
This paddle and break move is one of the most requested tutorials I have had recently.
I have to say that I have not been to a class with Baxter, whom I believe to be the pioneer of the paddling technique, this is a rhythm that I came to understand in my own body.
I had even thought of clearing my schedule and flying all the way to North Carolina to the Hoop Path Retreat just to get a glimpse of Baxter doing his thing in real time. Sadly that wasn’t possible so I had to figure it out myself. This is a variation of paddling that is a left and right rotation with breaks. This is just one form of paddling with breaks and will likely open up new patterns and rhythm in your hooping.
For more inspiration check out some of the videos I watched to help me understand and teach the basic symmetrical paddle and break move.
You know I am a huge fan of Flow Sessions aka sequences of hoop moves that flow together. They help put all of the puzzle pieces in place. Learning tricks and playing with technique is important and keeps you motivated and learning but transitioning moves together is what gives you access to the sort after… Continue Reading