What is Hoop Dance?

Hoop Dance is today’s modern version of our favorite childhood activity hula hooping. While hula hooping consists of circling the hoop around one’s waist in the same direction, Hoop Dance is a full body workout where the body moves in all planes of motion. Many people who have claimed “I can’t hula hoop” find that after learning basic Hoop Dance technique that they can indeed “hula hoop” and so much more!

Come get in the Hoop!

Hoop Dance has numerous benefits for the body, mind, and spirit:


  • burns calories while providing a great cardio-respiratory workout
  • builds muscular endurance and tones entire body
  • builds core strength
  • improves balance
  • improves overall coordination, particularly hand-eye coordination
  • improves flexibility
  • improves joint mobility and articulation
  • can help decrease back pain
  • improves dexterity
  • helps mobilize the pelvis and sacrum
  • improves motor skills

Mind & Spirit

  • develops a sense of rhythm
  • induces smiling and laughing
  • releases stress
  • increases ability to focus and to be present
  • helps establish a mental and emotional connection
    to the body
  • improves self-esteem
  • promotes a sense of freedom and creativity
  • inspires a sense of synergy
  • pushes mental boundaries in a positive way
  • helps to embrace one’s self and others

Hoop Dance Demonstrations

Susan is available for hoop dance demonstrations and lessons at your next party! Contact for pricing and details.

About Susan & Hoop Dance

Susan started hooping for fun in December 2008. With her background in teaching Pilates, the transition to teaching hoop dance was very natural. Susan started her official hoop dance training via Hoopnotica‘s Distance Teacher Training Certification program in February 2010. Susan dedicated several hours each week to her teacher training and is mainly self-taught through the help of Hoopnotica’s DVDs and manuals. Susan received her Beginning Level 1 & 2 Hoopnotica Teacher Certification in July 2010.

Currently, in her own personal hoop practice, Susan is enjoying the challenge of working with minis, also known as twins. (Two smaller hoops moving at the same time, one in each hand.) Susan has also choreographed original hoop dance pieces with her former hoop troupe, ‘The Crazy Diamonds’. She loves learning new intermediate and advanced moves that help her grow in her practice so that she can share with others what she’s learned.

Susan finds the movement practices of Pilates and Hoop Dance to be very complimentary to each other.