This hula hoop trick makes a great way to create the illusion the hoop is spinning around your hand. It is a great hoop move to transition into on body hooping or off body hooping as you are able to move straight into vertical or horizontal plane. I recommend practicing in balancing the hoop on your palm along with taking these steps to performing the palm spin. Here we go from vertical hand hooping straight onto an open palm spin. You can purchase dance hoops here handmade by myself.
OK I must say that I just LOVE this move, it creates such a stunning sense of magic. Gail O’Brien or HoopSpin is an extraordinary hooper who teaches hoop dance in the UK. Gail has taught at many hoop events including Sacred Circularities, HoopCamp, Spin Summit, SWHoop, HoopCamp, European Juggling Convention, Brighton Flow Fest and UK Hoop Gatherings (UK). She also performs and runs the annual Manchester Hoop Congress. Continue reading Chest Body Roll and Turn by Gail O’Brien
This Vertical Hooping Tutorial focuses on how to pop in to the hoop and roll it across your back as you’ve placed it onto your chest. This move is so effective when moving into from a weave or just vertical hand hooping. In this move we place the hoop onto our chest whilst leaning forward and let the inside of the hula hoop roll over your back quickly in chest hooping vertically with our arms out of the hoop and from there we pull it off all in one motion. You will see how this move can be used as a way to move from vertical hand hooping into vertical chest hooping and back. Vertical Hooping where always a challenge for me to get right. In this Hooping tutorial I’ve added some pointers that helped me get the Vertical Pop In right. I hope it helps you! 🙂
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Here is an effective move to mix up your floats, Babz Robinson shows us in this hoop tutorial how to fold/flip the hoop calling this move the “Polish Flip”. In this video, Babz goes through this hula hoop move in slow motion and also shows us an amazing hoop dance performance. Enjoy 🙂
This awesome hoop dance tutorial by Nicole of Cherry Hoops teaches us how to do the Backspin or ‘Walk the dog’ into one-leg hooping. Both of these tricks look beautiful together. It takes a while to master placing your foot in the right side ‘inside’ the hoop once it rolls to your legs but patience and practice will have you nailing this one! Nicole carries out regular guided hoop practice jams, hoop dance classes and workshops in San Fransisco. Thanks Nicole 🙂 Continue reading Backspin Into One-Leg Hooping
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