For more than 3 years we have been sharing weekly hooping tutorials on YouTube. There are hundreds of different videos and so it can be easy to miss some of them, so this week I thought I would share some that you might have missed or forgotten.
It is hard to pick favourites but below I have linked you up to ten of our YouTube tutorials. Enjoy them all, turn them into your own style and share them if you love them.
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This palm spin flow session follows on from the Palm Spin tutorial and features three variations of palm spin. I am using a 90cm 35″ polypro in this tutorial but you can use any hoop that you like. If you are looking for a polypro hoop to buy scroll to the bottom I will add some links there.
The is a beautifully symmetrical move that creates a powerful illusion and can be added into any style of hoop dance flow or choreography.
We have a whole playlist of LEGS! on YouTube right here but check out this funky move – the Kick Out Step Through. Meet this challenge with patience, playfulness and maybe some arnica. Yes knee hooping can bruise so take care!
Drills are a powerful way to improve your hoop skills and fitness. Amplify your coordination with these upper body breaks.
The Break & Fold was a popular hoop transition back when I released this hoop tutorial and it is still one that I use often today. If you haven’t played with this move for a while maybe it is time for a refresher.
Elbows! Always a fun contact point to mess around with. This is a cool behind the back pass. A great chest and shoulder opening move.
Lean On was such a popular song in the hoop community that it won a Hoopie so I had to do a choreographed hoop dance to this track. Watch the full version here and then follow the break downs.
The no hand smear is such a groovy and fulfilling move to wobble along to, it will unlock new movement in your hoop.
Feeling like a high intensity workout? Try these vertical hooping moves!
Escalators. The creative contact spirals that look like magic and feel like butter when you nail them. Try this escalator elbow variation.
Now after all that hooping you are definitely going to need to take some time out for a stretch. Check out the one below and keep scrolling for information about buying a hoop.
BUYING A HULA HOOP
It is important to get in touch with the hoop maker before purchasing your hoop so that you can make sure you are getting the right size and weight for you.
There are so many incredible hoop makers around the world but here are a few links to hoops that I found on Amazon.