Monthly Archives: January 2015

4 Ways to Improve Your Knee Hooping

4 Ways to Improve Your Knee Hooping

Knee hooping is the kind of move that gets a lot of “oooohs” and “aaahhhs” from non hoopers. “Oooohhh I remember I could do that as a kid” “Aaaaahhh that looks so cool!”

And from hoopers trying to perfect knee hooping there are also a lot of “oooohs” and “aaahhhs”. “Oooooohhh why does it hurt so much?” “AaaRGH why does it keep dropping to the ground?”

Knee Hooping takes a lot of time and energy but this week I thought I would give you a few extra tips just to help you out on your knee hooping journey.

Here are 4 ways to improve your knee hooping…

  1. Squeeze your inner thighs together to activate your upper legs and butt.
  2. Never bounce.
  3. Play with different push points.
  4. Feel into your body

Check out the vid for a few extra pointers.

Trending in Hooping : Escalator Variations

Trending in Hooping : Escalator Variations

Thanks to the power of social media and the lightning pace at which new hoop moves are created and shared a favourite past time of mine is watching trends within hooping.

Years ago it was hoop fashion that lead the pack; feather earrings, flowy pants, faux fur leggies. These days it seems to be particular moves and the infinite number of variations that can be discovered. Breaks, Body Rolls, Wedgies and now Escalators.

I first knew the move commonly referred to as the Escalator as the Circus Start. Hayley Hoopla, Melbourne hoop extraordinaire calls it the SHAZAM! Also heard it called the Up Start. All fab and legit names but it seems #escalator for the win, social media majority rules.

In this week’s tutorial I share with you the basic escalator if you are just starting out and two of my favourite variations.

Isolation Slide Flow Session with Variations

Isolation Slide Flow Session with Variations

If you ever wondered what I teach in my weekly hoop classes this week you can try out one of the Flow Sessions that we worked on last term.

This sequence is ideal for beginners or if you are playing with bringing variation into your hoop dance you might want to mix this dance sequence with your own style.

In the beginning of the video I show you how I make up Flow Sessions.

I would love to hear if you use the same method or if you have other ways of creating and remembering sequences. Perhaps they are just in your body, maybe you use a hoop journal, perhaps you do it like I do. Leave me a comment below to let me know how you create hoop dance choreo or sequences.

I hope you enjoy this sequence and be sure to share your style of it on Instagram #flowsession #hooplovers You can find me @deannelovexo

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