Playing with my LED in a tunnel at Prospect Park last night! ✨🎵 #slowmo #brooklyn #hooptownhotties #nyc @igivegoodhoop
Hooping and high rolling at the Venetian! (at Paradise, Nevada)
Loving my new @briansaysbfree riding crop pants! Whaaat?!? They’re perfect for #hooping even on your knees and they look badass. @brianfriedman great meeting you the other day :)
I had been hooping and working at Hoopnotica less than one month when the incredibly funny and talented duo Just Add Bacon Bits (JABB) reached out to Hoopnotica for hoopdancers for their video “Hula Hoopin’”. We listened to the song and instantly loved it! The next day we headed out to Venice Beach to film!
It was such an exciting moment for me to be hooping alongside my HoopMama Ellen Phillips (@californiahoopgirl) and my future fellow Hooptown Hottie Morgan Jenkins (@missmojangles) in a music video when I was still so new to hooping. As you can see in the video, I couldn’t do a lot of fancy HoopDance moves or “tricks” but I had such an amazing time mostly because I felt so grateful to be able to hoop to the music with my friends and be a part of such a fun, creative endeavor.
In the year and a half since then, I have noticed that sometimes in the hooping community hoopers come under fire for not being “good enough” or doing advanced enough moves. Morgan has even received some harsh criticism for her hooping in Pharrell’s “Happy” Music Video which is a shame because she exudes an increble energy in the video and an effortless happiness that not many people can acheive. So I wanted to take the time to share this video with you that doesn’t show any of my, Ellen’s, or Morgan’s “best” hooping but represents an amazing moment in our hooping lives.
I hope it can be a reminder for hoopers of every level, shape, age and size to own the joy you experience inside the hoop…it’s all yours hoopers!
xoxo, Rebecca V. (@igivegoodhoop)
Rebecca’s Funnel Jump Through Tutorial
The reel of our first hooping together as Hooptown Hotties!
Hey tumblr hoopers! It’s our Hoopiversary! Thank you to everyone who came to our shows, filmed our performances, sponsored us, shared our posts, photographed us, created our logos, provided us with music, wrangled our hoops, pinned our costumes, hooped with us, encouraged our obsession, taught us new tricks and believed in us. You know who you are! Here is a look back on our first year as Hooptown Hotties!