26 April, 2009

Hooping: Week 1 progress

I made this little video (very roughly, by the way-- be warned about a possible abrupt ending) so that I have something to compare to in a month's or year's time.

Skillz breakdown thus far:

1. Waist hooping: got it, but having trouble maintaining an even thrust when walking around
2. Hip hooping: sporadic and speedy at best. Work in progress.
3. Hand work: got the hand offs, got the halo, but need H-E-L-P with floats. Argh.
4. Dancing in the hoop: um. You be the judges. But gently. If I move my arms too much, my torso forgets what it's doing.

To be continued in a week or two, depending...

[Many thanks to Kenny for leading a disgruntled me through the woods to the new W&M amphitheater, which instantly turned into my new favorite place ever.]


chris michel said...

badass! I like that triple spin near the end.

Jane Prater said...

Very nice---and I see you are holding your mouth just right. :)

Leanne said...

I'm seriously considering on starting hooping. SabbyLou (Sabrina Harle) hoops too and says it's super fun, calming and fantastic for your waistline.

"All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian

All the kids in the marketplace say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian"

The Bangles

Gina said...

i just may have to!

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