Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kristens GlowStick Hoops

I decided to suprise the girls by ordering them each a Glowstick Hoop made by our friend Kristen from Hoop City. She did a beautiful job crafting, taping and shipping the hoops and we have had so much fun with them. I want to order a set of minis for glowstick hoop- poi style hooping. How rad would that be?!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Collapsing your Hoop

Grasp the sides of the top connector,
Place your foot on the bottom connector.
You will be pushing down while twisting slightly
Press down until your hoop is in an Infinity shape on the ground,
Grasp the outer edges,
Fold in Like a Butterfly,
The Hoop will now be ready to go, you can secure the two circles with a ribbon or strip of velcro, usually we just tuck one circle behind the other and this holds them in place too.

How To Open Your Collapsible Hoop

When Opening be sure the connectors are together and pointed away from your body.
When the Hoop is first opened it will be a bit wonky. That is normal. Just twist gently on the two sides of the connector until your hoop is in a round shape. You may need to push the two ends of the connectors together slightly...this too is normal don't worry the connectors are big your hoop will not come apart!
Many Thanks to Gracie for being the model for this demonstration.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hoopdance for Homeschool Phys-ed

I homeschool my two daughters and we are taking online Hoopdance Lessons. We are using these classes to fufill part of our Phys-ed and Fine Arts curriculum. The instructor is Sandra Sommerville aka SaFire. She created an online hooping community with Forums ,Classes and Video and Photo galleries and more.
She is not only an experienced performer she is also a trained educator and an amazing human being. I recommend her classes to anyone interested in the art of Hoopdance. They are an amazing value because once you are registered for the class you have access to the materials and lessons and can work through them at your own pace. They do not ever expire. You also gain access to a wonderful and supportive community of hoopers from all over the world.


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