How To Floor Kick-Up.
This has been one of my most valuable tricks. The first big show I did was a holiday parade. It was long, tiring, cold and the audience was very close and personal. I had been hooping for less than a year. You could hear the crowd talking, ‘oh thats cool,’ ‘look at the hoops!’ they would cheer for cool tricks and when I dropped my hoop, I could hear the crowd share in my disappointment. But luckily, I had this trick under my belt. When I caught up to my hoop, in my white penguin suit jacket and plaid pants, I would get my toe under the hoop. I put my arms in the air and loomed the crowd directly in the eyes to make sure I had their attention. I would nail this trick and the crowd would all clap and cheer louder than before!
If you know me, you know I love leg moves and tricks that incorporate the whole body. This awesome trick does both! And it is so easy! Give it a try!
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Incorporate your whole body in your hoop dance by using foot passes. This move will help you gain balance on one foot and also stretch the sides of your body. Learning to use our feet like hands make our hoop dance more interesting and us more coordinated performers. With a little bit of stretching, this trick is easy for any level of Hooper to learn.
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Performance fear can be crippling.
Focus on your hoop, you are not alone up there. Let your hoop put on the show for you.
Try hooping in public, at school, at work, when you see you have an informal audience, aka passerby, whip out that big trick. One compliment two compliment three compliment four you will realize that you are awesome! Many people out there will be receptive to your art. Remember though, it is not for everyone. C some people just won’t be interested. Not your fault.
Adrenaline is your extra power. It is there to help you make quick decisions fast reactions. When it seems like a time warp.it is to your advantage. Don’t be scared of the heavy heart beat an d racing pulse. It means your body is ready to go!
Lastly, when you cant seem to get out of your head, focus on what is around you. Notice the room, the people, whatever sticks out. This will pull you outside of your head and into the moment.
Get out there and do it
Performing with a hoop can help improve performance moral. Most audience will be so impressed with your hoop skill that after every performance is like a bit of stage fright medicine to help boost the confidence.
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This lesson teaches vertical hooping for tips and technique for beginners and expands on tips for transitions, breaks and paddles, and recovery.
How to start vertical hooping, how to transition into vertical hooping from chest hooping, how to barrel roll, how to keep the hoop going, how to recover, how to add breaks and paddles.
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Hula Hoop acts are wonderfully fun, almost hypnotic at times with the sparkling twirling, rolling and throwing of the hoop drawing you in as you watch it spin around legs, arms, neck, and hips! Hula hooping is a performance art that requires a variety of skills. Circus performers can be part of an ensemble act, or an individual act. Either way they both require a mixture of circus skills, hula hoop and dance skills combining balance, poise and extreme coordination!
Hula hoops became a part of the circus in the 1960’s, Russian and Chinese acrobats were among the first circus performers to incorporate hula hoops into their acts. Tamara Simonenko from the soviet union was one of these first performers in the 1960’s. These groundbreaking performers inspired many artist to create acts involving hula hoops, and they still inspire performers to this day! A notable circus performer is Australian circus performer Judith Lanigan who performs “The Dying Swan – a tragedy with 30 hula hoops.” The Cirque du Soleil is a popular circus that has several shows and artists that feature hula hoops, including contortionist hoop acts! Today there are a variety of circus performers who incorporate hoops into their acts! Hooping has become extremely popular and can be used in a variety of ways during performance!
There are many choices in Hoops and Hoop design these days!! Most performers prefer to use hoops made out of a polyethylene tubing, and polypropylene. Circus performers prefer to have them weighted, which helps for tricks, spinning and overall performance. These hoops are often covered with a fabric or plastic tape, which comes in many colors and variations from basic to glittery, to color shifting metallics! They also will use glow-in-the-dark tape on hoops or L.E.D. hoops that are beautiful clear hoops filled with L.E.D. lights that will mesmerize you as the artist spins and twirls the lights during the performance! Last but not least we have fire hoops that some performers will use. These hoops have wicks on them that you lite on fire so you can amazingly spin a flaming hot hoop to wow the audience!
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Fire Hoop Used in Performance.
Monarch Hoop and Dance’s very own L.E.D. Hoops used in performances!
This is one of my absolute favorite technical tricks! Not only is it a (Look Ma) No Hands(!) trick, it looks awesome whipping in and out of those duck-ins from behind the back.
Elbow Hooping : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaIJNwy_M44
Behind The Back Elbow Pass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCFasigoZYc
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Three basic steps to getting more likes on your performance videos
1.First you have to get your audience to actually click on your video.
- Make an eye catching thumbnail
- Write an intriguing description. You could Point out an interesting part of your video or a way this video makes you feel.
- Keep them watching. The first impression will determine if people will watch past the 1st 15 seconds.
- Make your video well lit
- Film in a nice location
- Try new and fun camera angles
- Perform for the audience, be absolutely captivating
- Show your personality! Be unique!
- Don’t drag it out too looooong. Keep the audience wanting more And they will click through to watch your next video.