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I'm here to share with you one of my greatest passions, hoop-dancing! This is a compilation of 3 years worth of performances, practices, and a few unreleased projects. Thanks for watching & spreading the hooplove!
With this magical toy, I have felt true love. Before my first, freshly taped hula hoop rolled into my life, there had never been a physical activity that captivated me. I will always be baffled at that blissful day 3 years ago when I stumbled upon this enchanting community full of artists and healers. I consumed video upon video watching everyone & anyone I could find hula hooping on youtube: Babz, SaFire, Spiral, Anah, Rich Porter, Baxter, Brecken, Mona, Tiana so many inspiring individuals and more and more and more. The "A-ha!" moment of learning a new move was--dare I say--better than chocolate. After quite some time of practicing, when I first applied my hooping in a performance I experienced a whole other side of hula hooping, not only an adrenaline rush but the ability for the stage to be my canvas.
I'm so grateful for this beautiful plastic circle, because I can't imagine my life now without it. My eyes water at the memory of my first thinner PE black & white striped hoop (as I previously only had a thicker, heavier one) that I acquired from Sonia at that summer hoopjam so long ago yet feels just like yesterday. Then the next big transition as I tried my first polypro, a gorgeous untaped pink hoop, its insides sanded and grippy to the skin. The curious feeling of trying a new tubing has hit me recently as well with 1/2 inch polycarbonate (THE BOUNCINESS IS INSANE!~!!). I love them all and I can't imagine what the future has in store for this sacred art with so many innovations appearing everyday :)
Edit by James Fredrickson (me)