I’ve never been able to hula hoop before. How is Hoop Dance different?
Hoop Dance is different because instead of using a child’s hula hoop, you use an adult size hoop. Adult sized hoops are proportional to an adult sized body in the sense that they are larger in diameter and they weigh more, making them easier to maneuver. Children’s hoops are very light and small, requiring a lot of effort to keep them moving. Hoop Dance teaches specific techniques for keeping the hoop up, level, and flowing while also learning multiple moves that incorporate the entire body.
How big are the hoops used in Hoop Dance?
The hoops typically range in size from about 37-43″ in diameter and 1.1-1.5 lbs.
I have no rhythm – does this matter?
No because the hoop carries its own rhythm around your body as it moves. This will actually help you develop a sense of rhythm, even if you do not have any background in dance at all!
Where can I get a hoop?
You can buy a hoop from Susan! Contact her today. Susan makes hoops and is also a licensed retail distributor for Hoopnotica®.
What is the origin of Hoop Dance?
Hooping can be traced back to ancient times in Egypt and in Greece where children made hoops out of vines and twirled them around their waists. Hooping has submerged on and off throughout history, such as the 1950s and 1960s when it was very popular. In the 1990s the jam band String Cheese Incident would toss hula hoops out to the crowd during their concerts, inspiring their fans to connect with their favorite childhood past time, which sparked the beginnings of modern Hoopdance.