Thursday, June 30, 2011

Free hoop jams at Laurel Park in Marietta, Georgia!

Do you live near Marietta, Georgia? Then please join us at a free hoop jam twice a month Sundays, 4 - 5:30 p.m. at Laurel Park! Check here or Facebook ( for date announcements.

Our very first hoop jam is Sunday, July 10th at 4 p.m.!!!

We'll set up near the three large trees in the center of the huge field opposite the tennis center. Bring your own hoop or use one of mine. I'll also have a limited number available for sale (adult sized are $30 each; kid sized are $15 each).

UPDATE July 9, 2011: Laura Roinestad, Baila Hoops Hoopnotica-certified instructor, will be at the hoop jam! (Visit her Facebook page for information on her adult hoop dance classes!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Some recommended online hoop tutorials

UPDATED: March 2018

My hands down, number one recommendation for online hooping lessons are those offered by Deanne Love of She has several free lessons available on YouTube.

Sandra Sommerville (aka, SaFire) at is also an amazing instructor. She was the very first hooper I learned from. Unlike the (albeit awesome) free tutorials that are available on YouTube, you can download the lessons and watch them at anytime---no internet connection required. All updates and additions to the class group you buy are included in the one time only purchase price.

For more free hooping tutorials on YouTube, take a look at the following:
*Betty Lucas:
*Fire Groove girls on Expert Village. Here's a link to one:

YouTube is an EXCELLENT resource for general hoop dancing inspiration. Like this one:

Here are some tutorials that I liked:

Butterfly (Betty Lucas)
Body Wrap (

Basic sequence (Deanne Love)
Inside Out Whip (Babz)
Yo Yo/Cat's Eye (KatieBug0376)

Underarm toss (Funland Tricks)