Monthly Archives: October 2016

10 Hula Hoop Tutorials You Might Have Missed

10 Hula Hoop Tutorials You Might Have Missed

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.

Learn on body and off body breaks : Beauty in the Breaks Workshop

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.

Learn 40+ Escalator Moves : Escalator Combinations Workshop

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.


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.

Fluro Pink Polypro

Make your own polypro

Buy a beginners hoop

Get a super shiny, metallic hoop

Grab a travel hoop


21 Day Hoop Flow Challenge : Access Your Unique Hoop Dance Flow

21 Day Hoop Flow Challenge : Access Your Unique Hoop Dance Flow

Get ready to rock a new hoop challenge that is going to knock your Unicorn socks off.

Let’s talk about the F word! Yep the four letter one. 

F – L – O – W

Hoop dance FLOW

What does it all mean? Where do we find it? How do we get there? What should it look like? How must it feel?

Woah woah woah, too many hooping questions. 

You know that little tingling feeling you get when everything is just right in your circle, when you don’t think you just move and you feel like you could play forever? That’s flow. It is actually a state of focus. With energy. Flow is when you enjoy the process. Pretty cool huh? It is not something you search for, rather it is something you access. The most awesome thing is that it is always inside of you BUT you must dance, move and play to unlock it.

So that is exactly what we are going to do from November 1. Together. For 21 days. Dance. Move. Play. 

Every day I will share with you a new concept lesson to help you clear a pathway for your hoop dance flow and a daily flow session lesson that you can use as flow inspiration.

Yes that is 42 video lessons for you to play with and go back over any time you need + playlists + a support group + …HERE. Watch the video on this page and check out all the details for this challenge. I explain it more there.

If you are up for the challenge and want to hang with some other fun hoopers then sign up, join us, let’s do this!


Join the 21 Day Hoop Flow Challenge starting November 1 and access your own unique hoop dance flow.

What you get:

– 21 hoop dance flow concept lessons (daily video lessons taught by Deanne Love)

– 21 hoop dance flow sessions with break down and slow mo (daily video taight by Deanne Love)

– Unlimited access so you can repeat any of the classes or flow sessions any time you need

– Access to the private 21 day hoop flow challenge group

– Support from Deanne Love and Hooplovers around the globe

– A chance to open up to new style, flow and freedom in your hoop

– 21 Day Hoop Flow Challenge playlist to keep you flowing through your moves

Why do this challenge:

– It will bring new movement, freedom and flow into your hoop dance

– You will discover new strength, balance and connection in your body

– You will have a chance to explore hoop dance with Deanne Love and other hoopers (online) for 21 days and beyond

– You will deepen your hoop dance practice

– You will unlock the blocks between you and accessing hoop dance flow

This challenge begins November 1, 2016 and you will open a new hoop dance lesson and flow session every day for 21 days. After the 21 days you will have unlimited access to all 42 videos plus extra resources and videos provided by this challenge.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the daily video titles. You will unlock them starting November 1.

If you have been hooping for more than a couple of days you have probably heard about the concept of Hoop Dance Flow. There are hoopers all over the world “searching” for their hoop dance flow. But I have to wonder if we truly understand the meaning of flow. You see, flow is not something that we search for it is something that we access. But we need to get rid of the blocks before we can create a clear pathway.

There are three major block to hoop dance flow.

  1. Apathy : this is when you have accumulated a few hoop dance moves but your learning has kind of stalled and you are not quite sure where to go next so you are kind of doing the same moves over and over again.
  2. Boredom : this is when your skills are really improving but you don’t really have any new challenges so you are stuck in a hoop dance rut.
  3. Anxiety : when the challenges appear really high and you feel like your skills are just not quite improving as fast as you would like so everything seems a bit overwhelming.

So here is how I propose that we overcome these 3 blocks and we access our hoop dance flow together. We go on a journey together. 21 days. Every day I am going to give you a concept lesson plus a fresh, new hoop flow session so that you can open up to new tricks, transitions and technique.

Let’s call it the 21 day hoop flow challenge. And yes there will be challenges but you can go back over any of the lessons or flow sessions whenever you need and you will have extra support from me (a lot of it!)

The first 21 day hoop flow challenge starts November 1, 2016 and you can find more details here and sign up to get prepared to access your own unique hoop flow with me and a bunch of amazing hoopers from around the world!

Sign up for the 21 day flow challenge now.

Beginners Hoop Love Your Body Workout : Cold Water by Major Lazer

Beginners Hoop Love Your Body Workout : Cold Water by Major Lazer

Ok hooper it is time to rock some hoop symmetry. Pick up your hoop, any hoop, and let’s try this week’s Hoop Love Your Body POP workout together.

Even if you are just starting to hoop dance that does not mean that you can’t have fun and try some hoop dance choreo to some fun pop tunes.

Follow along with this first video and use the second video in this blog as a tutorial to help you work out any moves you don’t know YET. Roll it through a  few times and bring your own energy to this beginner hoop workout.

Major Lazer: Cold Water Beginner Hoop Dance

Major Lazer: Cold Water Beginner Hoop Dance Tutorial

I recommend this HLYB workout as a great daily warm up or a fun hoop dance flow a few times a week coupled with your other practice and workouts.

For more Hoop Love Your Body Workouts check out these videos below and subscribe to the Hooplovers YouTube channel here

Ariane Grande Into You Beginner Hoop Dance Workout

Hula Hoop Isolations Workout

Beginner Hula Hoop Workout – Waist Hooping

4 Minute Core Hula Hoop Dance Workout


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