I was recently at a masquerade party at one of the places I take hooping classes from and took part in the student showcase. What I learned: 1. Puffy dirndls made from polyester are not good for hooping. 2. I like performing. Even though I dropped the hoop a few times, I had fun! I think that's all that matters. Oh, and my phone ran out of memory towards the end, but you get the point.