hoop-dance

Beginner/Intermediate hoop dancing

On-body moves

waist hooping
hip hooping
thigh hooping
knee hooping
hoop one leg/back in
elbow hooping
elbow pass/bunny ear pass
duck out
duck in
front weave
back weave/reverse weave
escalator
reverse escalator
continuous escalator
chest hooping
shoulder hooping
one shoulder duck out
arm weaving
breaking and paddling
vortex up/hand lift
vortex down/drop down – waist, hips, knees
continuous vortex/corkscrew
wedgie
chest roll
back roll
barrel roll
smear

Off-body moves

stir the pot
walk the dog
lasso
two-handed lasso
drive the bus
one-hand isolation
two-hand isolation
ghosting isolations
isopop
horizontal isolation – forward and side
horizontal cat eyes
vertical isolation
vertical cat eyes
hand spins
tuck toss
toss under leg
helicopter
helicopter under leg
one-handed helicopter
jump through
mandala
half mandala

Your flow isn’t a thing,
it’s a growth,
a blossoming,
a blooming of yourself,
and oneness with your circle.
Your hoop stops becoming an object and instead is thought of as a force of energy.
This force of energy can be
twisted, turned,
flipped, spun, and
rolled, in any direction
you choose;
the possibilities are nearly infinite.
Realizing that – wether you do 50 or 5 different tricks in your session –
it’s different every single time,
because you let it happen
instead of forcing it:
THAT IS FLOW!
There’s no room for frustration or sadness,
because there cannot be mistakes,
only feeling.
And FEELING is driven by
passion and emotion.
it cannot be faked,
it cannot be practiced,
it cannot be forced.
You literally lose your mind, there are no thoughts, you just EXIST!
This plastic circle spinning around you, and you just EXIST!
There is sound, and light, and YOU, and in that moment
YOU JUST EXIST!