Hooping Mania

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I am obsessed by hula hoop dancing. Last Wednesday, I took a hoop dancing class with the most awesome Deanne at Hooplovers. It was so much fun that on Friday I bought myself some hoops. I have practiced 2 hours every day since (yay for the carport on rainy days!) and yesterday logged three hours when I took a second class. I am learning tricks of all sorts but I am clumsy and have bruises to prove it. I will need a lot of hard work before I can run away to the circus.

Today I took my hoops down to the park by the station. Lots of people go there to practice things and play games, so I figured I wouldn't be too out of place. And I thought I'd see how I did under public scrutiny and possible humiliation. I found that I really didn't care. I just danced and practiced my tricks, smiling at people if our eyes met.

This is what it looked like to me:

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Wheeeeeeeee!

And here is what I looked like to anyone who was watching (be warned, I am really dorky):

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That looks like fun!

Oh my gosh, that does look like fun! I couldn't imagine what hula-hoop dancing was till I watched the video. Keep it up! You're not dorky at all :)

I want to take hoop dancing classes, too! That looks like so much fun. No, you don't look dorky.

What fun! I couldn't sit still, watching. If only I could get the hoop going...

Damn girl you have improved! You are better than me now. I find it hard to do some of those moves.

Awesome! I am soooo jealous! I want to go to one of those classes too!!!! I wonder if anyone teaches hoop dance in Adelaide..... Hmmmmm.....

Loved that back pass! Slow but smooth!

No, I take it back, now that i watch it again that back pas was pretty fast actually! I love how you take it up and then back down again, its all very smooth!

This video has the potential to become one of those YouTube legends with a million hits or more. Of course I can't wait till you start pole dancing, that will certainly overtake this one in the rankings. You go girl!

wow, looks like fun!
if i were one of the ppl passing by at the park, i will clap while watching u hoola!

I don't usually get steamy eyed over things these days but this... this is something else.

This is hooping! I watched you with the hugest cheesy grin and a skipping, glowing heart. This is such a beautiful (and funky) capture of how far you have come in such a short time.

It's in your blood, you are a HOOPER!

I love your style!

Wow, what incredibly nice feedback from everyone. Thanks! If you can find hooping classes near you, take them. It is great fun.

Nothing dorky about this. Have you only been hooping for about a week? If so, that's incredible.

As someone who fell in love with hooping last summer I can vouch for how much fun it is. For all your fellow posters and yourself, come and join in on www.tribe.net. It's a social networking site, but has a really really supportive and instructive hooping community. Special tribes to link up with are The Hoopers' Journal, Hoop Dancing, The HoopPath, Hula Hooping etc. You will find all sorts of awesome hoopers on these tribes to learn from.

Anyone can hoop, you just need the right starting point.

Carry on loving it. It's the best thing. Wish I had a car port though! Over here in the UK it's pretty wet this summer.

Yay! You sound like me when I started (3 months or so ago) I can't put the stinking thing down.) It's fun, great excerize and way better than prescription anti-depressants! :) Keep up the good work. It's really fun how easy it can be to learn a few new tricks.

ps. saw you on hooping.org!

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