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Holiday Deals with Hip The Hoopla

Hooping For the Holidays

Hooping For the Holidays?  Enjoy peace in the hoop instead of battling crowds, with no-pressure fun holiday deals to make your day, and someone else’s. #SHOPSMALL

Hip The Hoopla Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday Deal (Available 11/25/16-12/1/16):

Use the code SBS10 to take $10 off any class pack (5 or 10 classes), package (Fit Finesse, Polished Performer, Elite), or pro hoop over $50, (online, in person in Lakewood, or on MindBody).

After you are done with the hectic malls and big box stores, come #SHOPSMALL with us on #smallbusinesssaturday

 


Free Facebook Live Hip The Hoopla Class recording available

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Free Facebook Live Hip The Hoopla humorous hula hoop dance class www.HipTheHoopla.com

As a little reward for Liking us on Facebook, here’s a FREE Facebook Live Class that you can watch and do! The class theme is “Hooping Indoors/Hooping in Small Spaces” and is 43 minutes of Hip The Hoopla fun! In-Joy ♥ Click here to watch now!


~Che’ Rippinger is Hip The Hoopla‘s CHO (Chief Hooping Officer)/Owner/Founder and head humorist, with heart. She’s been hula hooping since 2008 and founded Hip The Hoopla in 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life (30+years), Che’ has also been a humor writer/columnist, illustrator and cartoonist for The Denver Post and her Touché! Cartoons have been featured in PLAYGIRL Magazine.


Keep up with Hip the Hoopla with news, #Hoopspiration and special offers. Please sign up now for our special e-mails member list: Hip The Hoopla Circle E-mail 

Also, please follow us on Facebook. We’re even on YouTube (with our own channel), Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedInYelp,and Instagram.  To contact us for group classes, private coaching, premium service packages, VIP days, events, performances or custom professional dance hoops, please call 303-980-6295, visit www.HipTheHoopla.com or e-mail Che@HipTheHoopla.com. (Please do not add us to call/e-mail lists without permission.)

 

Three Great Tips From The Hoop

When you drop the hoop, act like you meant to do that! - Che Rippinger, Founder, Hip The Hoopla

If you think things are a little hard when learning something, whether it’s hula hooping, work, or general life, remember these three great tips from the hoop.

1.) “When you drop your hoop, act like you meant to do that!” It’s your reaction to what happens that determines the results around it. We all drop the hoop, a ball, a work project, whatever.

2.) In addition, it’s helpful to remember: “If you aren’t dropping your hoop, you aren’t trying anything new!”

3.) It takes practice and repetition to get it right. If you put in the work, it starts working!

The hoop is a metaphor for life that we can learn a lot from, if you get in tune and pay attention, you can adapt and apply those lessons to the rest of your life…really!  I hope you put into play immediately these three highly useful tips from my flow world of hooping, plus teaching many years of hula hooping, dance, happiness & wellness. May the hoop be with you!

Hoop Love, Ya’ll!
~Ché Rippinger, Founder, Hip The Hoopla


 

~Che’ Rippinger is Hip The Hoopla‘s CHO (Chief Hooping Officer)/Owner/Founder and head humorist, with heart. She’s been hula hooping since 2008 and founded Hip The Hoopla in 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life (30+years), Che’ has also been a humor writer/columnist, illustrator and cartoonist for The Denver Post and her Touché! Cartoons have been featured in PLAYGIRL Magazine.


Keep up with Hip the Hoopla with news, #Hoopspiration and special offers. Please sign up now for our special e-mails member list: Hip The Hoopla Circle E-mail 

Also, please follow us on Facebook. We’re even on YouTube (with our own channel), Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedInYelp, and Instagram.  To contact us for group classes, private coaching, premium service packages, VIP days, events, performances or custom professional dance hoops, please call 303-980-6295, visit www.HipTheHoopla.com or e-mail Che@HipTheHoopla.com. (Please do not add us to call/e-mail lists without permission.)

 

Hula Hoop Hand Grips for Interesting Hoop Dance Variations

Here’s a short tutorial video on several hoop hand grip positions with Hip The Hoopla’s Che’ Rippinger. Note: I use the names of these grips as Emma Kenna teaches–because I love the accuracy in her fun descriptions, and she is a total enjoyable hoot–plus I love to credit the original source!

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Hoop Love, Ya’ll! ~Che’ Rippinger, Founder of Hip The Hoopla
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Hand Grip Variations Video Tutorial Link

FOR THESE HAND GRIP TECHNIQUES:

There aren’t any prerequisite moves that you need to have accomplished first for these hand grips. Just know that they do flow together with each half turn, and can be used interchangeably in your hoop dance flow session. It’s good to know these on both hands, and going in both directions on each hand–so your possibilities for combining them and creating variations on new moves and dance combinations, is endless!

HOOP DANCE TIPS:

Please warm up and cool down (head to toe!) to keep your body safe and hooping longer, hydrate, and take it sloooow! Make sure you have a nice dance posture: stand tall, shoulders back, chest and head lifted, abdominal wall in, pelvis tucked under, and a slight bend in the knees. Dancer/Boxer feet–keep your weight shifted forward on the balls of your feet, rather than resting back on your heels–easier for nimble movement. Try everything *without* the hoop first. Next, just hold the hoop and do the moves. Then get your fancier hoop moves in while coordinating with some basic stepping or fancy footwork dance combinations. Bring all you have to the table–your personal style, experience and sass! Stay positive and give yourself lots of credit for any and all progress! Keep a hoop notebook and take a couple of moments to write down tips and tricks that are helpful for you. Then review them right then and there, and a few minutes the next day…etc. You’ll be amazed at your progress! Please post how you are doing. Grab a buddy and stay accountable to another. And Please Share! Thanks So Much for watching! Subscribe to this channel here, and our informative hoop circle news via e-mai (http://eepurl.com/bRtK_5 )l, and check out more great hoop, health and happiness info at www.HipTheHoopla.com

~With Hoop ♥ ~Che’
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Link for this video tutorial to share: https://youtu.be/3V2bwPZuk4s

~Che’ Rippinger is Hip The Hoopla‘s CHO (Chief Hooping Officer)/Owner/Founder and head humorist, with heart. She’s been hula hooping since 2008 and founded Hip The Hoopla in 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life (30+years), Che’ has also been a humor writer/columnist, illustrator and cartoonist for The Denver Post and her Touché! Cartoons have been featured in PLAYGIRL Magazine.


Keep up with Hip the Hoopla with news, #Hoopspiration and special offers. Please sign up now for our special e-mails member list: Hip The Hoopla Circle E-mail 

Also, please follow us on Facebook. We’re even on YouTube (with our own channel), Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedInYelp, and Instagram.  To contact us for group classes, private coaching, premium service packages, VIP days, events, performances or custom professional dance hoops, please call 303-980-6295, visit www.HipTheHoopla.com or e-mail Che@HipTheHoopla.com. (Please do not add us to call/e-mail lists without permission.)

Quick Video Hula Hoop Tutorial Trick: Inverted Scorpion Pass

Quick Tutorial-Inverted Scorpion Pass Hula Hoop Trick with Che of Hip The Hoopla

Want to know how to make a Scorpion Pass (an already ooh-ahh hula hoop trick) look even more awesome? Try adding a flexibility maneuver to it! If you practice yoga or have trained in dance, you may already know how to get an inverted standing split stretch. If you are not familiar with the safety and technique of those, please do that first! Or take out that extra element, and just practice the scorpion pass.

Having the Scorpion foot pass already accessible in your hooping tricks tool box, is very helpful.

Remember some key points in the Scorpion pass:

1. Keep your hoop hooked on a flexed foot as you drop it on to your foot from a hand pass, circle the extended leg (with flexed foot) around to the back.

2. Be ready to grab the flying hoop as you point the toe with the hoop on it.
3. With that hoop release, the hoop should transfer your hoop from foot to opposite hand.
4. Practice will help your coordination and timing of this move to pass and catch the hoop.

Hope you enjoy this and practice. If you are interested in private or group lessons, custom hula hoops, humor & health info, please connect with us at www.HipTheHoopla.com

Many Blessings to You ♥ Hoop Love, Ya’ll!

~Che’ Rippinger, Founder of Hip The Hoopla

Colorado World Hoop Day is Saturday October 1, 2016 in Fort Collins, CO
www.ColoradoWorldHoopDay.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/1337378749611211/

~Che’ Rippinger is Hip The Hoopla‘s CHO (Chief Hooping Officer)/Owner/Founder and head humorist, with heart. She’s been hula hooping since 2008 and founded Hip The Hoopla in 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life (30+years), Che’ has also been a humor writer/columnist, illustrator and cartoonist for The Denver Post and her Touché! Cartoons have been featured in PLAYGIRL Magazine.


Keep up with Hip the Hoopla with news, #Hoopspiration and special offers. Please sign up now for our special e-mails member list: Hip The Hoopla Circle E-mail 

Also, please follow us on Facebook. We’re even on YouTube (with our own channel), Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedInYelp, and Instagram.  To contact us for group classes, private coaching, premium service packages, VIP days, events, performances or custom professional dance hoops, please call 303-980-6295, visit www.HipTheHoopla.com or e-mail Che@HipTheHoopla.com. (Please do not add us to call/e-mail lists without permission.)

Hip The Hoopla August Class & Events Schedule & Video

August is Hot, Hot, Hot for Hip The Hoopla!

Enjoy a new tutorial video (below), come out and support our HTH events schedule plus Hooping in the 2016 Olympics!

Hip The Hoopla hula hoop dance classes at Namaste Studio in Lakewood
Hip The Hoopla Group Classes (all levels welcome)

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm at our new Namaste Studio home at 701 Garrison Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215. Pre-registration, class pack, and private package discounts available at www.HipTheHoopla.com and the Mindbody

August 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, (NO Class on the 25) and 30th.

September 1, 6, (NO Class on the 8th), 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29th.

 

Hip The Hoopla helping with Natural Grocers World Record hooping Attempt
World Hoop Record Attempt with Natural Grocers

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Ice Cream Social Event 4-6pm MST
Actual Record Breaking attempt: 4:45 MST (time converter for your time zone)

Where: Any and all Natural Grocers/Vitamin Cottage store near you!

Store Locations List: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations/store-directory/
Event Link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1823127967909471/


Video: https://youtu.be/HId1KW2ErPk

 

22nd Annual Bodacious Babes of Summer Party with Hip The Hoopla

22nd Annual Bodacious Babes of Summer Party

at the Double Heart Ranch

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Event link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/525640814307728/

Hip The Hoopla Featured Instructor at Athleta
Free Hip The Hoopla Class Events at Athleta store in Park Meadows Mall

Limited spacing available. Please call store to RSVP your space and Be there 🙂

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8:30am-9:30am – ADULT AEROBIC hoop dance class

♦ ***Cancelled***Saturday, August 27, 2016  8:30am-9:30amKIDS hoop dance class-Sorry They have a huge inventory order coming in!

Hip The Hoopla is the featured hoop dance artist of Double Bills often performing with the band

Double Bills acoustic rock duo performances

Yes Che’ Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla is out wrapping hoops for sale AND performing with hoops, too! One of the Double Bills is Bill Owen, married of course to Hip The Hoopla’s Chief Hooping Officer, Che’.
Double Bills website calendar:  http://www.doublebills.com/
And Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/doublebills/

Hip The Hoopla is the featured hoop dancer for Trickshot band

Trickshot power trio performances

Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colorado–Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 6pm at the AFW Amphitheater.
Hubby Bill is not just in one great band…there’s more! And Che’ Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla will be out performing with her hoops, there, too! (And wrapping hoops for sale, if possible)
Their website calendar: www.trickshotband.com
And Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/TrickshotBand/

New Hip The Hoopla Tutorial Video

Quick hooping tip from Che’ Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla on how your hoop likes “The Perpendicular.”

Olympic hula hooping
Hooping in the 2016 Rio Olympics

Check out the previous article with schedule, USA team members (only second time to ever qualify for the Olympics team competition), team routine sneak peak video, and our hoop communitite’s favorite talented viral video hooper, Rachael Lust’s Olympics commercial for Germany. 2016 Olympic Hooping Schedule Article

 

Colorado World Hoop Day is Saturday October 1, 2016 in Fort Collins, CO
www.ColoradoWorldHoopDay.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/1337378749611211/

~Che’ Rippinger is Hip The Hoopla‘s CHO (Chief Hooping Officer)/Owner/Founder and head humorist, with heart. She’s been hula hooping since 2008 and founded Hip The Hoopla in 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life (30+years), Che’ has also been a humor writer/columnist, illustrator and cartoonist for The Denver Post and her Touché! Cartoons have been featured in PLAYGIRL Magazine.


Keep up with Hip the Hoopla with news, #Hoopspiration and special offers. Please sign up now for our special e-mails member list: Hip The Hoopla Circle E-mail 

Also, please follow us on Facebook. We’re even on YouTube (with our own channel), Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedInYelp, and Instagram.  To contact us for group classes, private coaching, premium service packages, VIP days, events, performances or custom professional dance hoops, please call 303-980-6295, visit www.HipTheHoopla.com or e-mail Che@HipTheHoopla.com. (Please do not add us to call/e-mail lists without permission.)

Olympic Hooping in Rio 2016 Rhythmic Gymnastics

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You can see Olympic “hula hooping” under the category of “Rhythmic Gymnastics.” Add more dance, flair and a flow prop like the hoop (also ball, ribbon, & clubs) to the tumbling, flexibility and strength of “artistic” gymnastics. Then take away the various apparatus (balance beam, uneven bars, vault) and compiled it all in a floor routine (with one gymnast or other team mates performing all at once)–and well, you’d have this hybrid sport worthy of the 5 famous Olympic rings.

Want to see some extreme flexibility? This is definitely your “pull up a chair and be awe-inspired” time. These gals train on an average 6-8 hours every day (sorry, no boys category just yet).

 Representing theUnited States in Rhythmic gymnastics are Laura Zeng, Kristen Shaldybin, Monica Rokhman, Alisa Kano and Kiana Eide. This is only the 2nd time the U.S. has qualified for the team all around competition–quite an honor when you see how talented the whole field is!

Here’s a sneak peak at our team in action.

Here’s the Rhythmic Gymnastics schedule so you can set your dvr and absorb every ounce of NBC/Universal/Comcast television coverage. (They may Live-stream more online/or via the app–check your local listings). All competition held at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Jenaro in Brazil. Air times* below are listed in MST (Mountain Standard Time)
*Make SURE you check your own local listings! Event schedules do get shifted around and so do the times they are presented. (I already found some time differences with our local cable provider. Viewer TIP Update: Use your mobile device to Live Stream–I was only able to live-stream with the NBC app, because apparently the two companies are in contract disputes, leaving the computer version “not available due to location restrictions or authorization failures.”)
(click here for time zone conversion).
www.nbcolympics.com/live-stream-schedule


Rhythmic gymnastics
Women’s individual all-around

Qualification 
Rotation One    Fri, Aug 19, 7:20 AM (MST)
Rotation Two    Fri, Aug 19, 8:50 AM (MST)
Rotation Three Fri, Aug 19, 11:50 AM (MST)
Rotation Four   Fri, Aug 19, 1:20 PM (MST)

Final
Rotation One    Sat, Aug 20, 12:20 PM (MST)
Rotation Two    Sat, Aug 20, 12:53 PM (MST)
Rotation Three Sat, Aug 20, 1:26 PM (MST)
Rotation Four   Sat, Aug 20, 1:26 PM (MST)

Women’s Team All-Around

Qualification

All Rotations      Sat, Aug 20, 7:00 AM (MST)

Final
Rotation One     Sun, Aug 21, 8:00 AM (MST)
Rotation Two     Sun, Aug 21, 8:50 AM (MST)
Plus Medal Ceremony following the competition

Enjoy the games! For us hoopers, this event is the icing on our cake!
For more information, please check out this previous article on Olympic hooping.
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Hoop Love, Ya’ll~Che’ Rippinger, Founder of Hip The Hoopla
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USA RhthymicGymnasticsTeam2016

And for another bit of HOOPING Awesomeness: World respected American hooper, Rachael Lust (of Ohio, USA) in the German commercial promoting the Olympics, of course…but as we all know…hooping in Rio!!! In-Joy! ♥ ☻

~Che’ Rippinger is Hip The Hoopla‘s CHO (Chief Hooping Officer)/Owner/Founder and head humorist, with heart. She’s been hula hooping since 2008 and founded Hip The Hoopla in 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life (30+years), Che’ has also been a humor writer/columnist, illustrator and cartoonist for The Denver Post and her Touché! Cartoons have been featured in PLAYGIRL Magazine.


Keep up with Hip the Hoopla with news, #Hoopspiration and special offers. Please sign up now for our special e-mails member list: Hip The Hoopla Circle E-mail 

Also, please follow us on Facebook. We’re even on YouTube (with our own channel), Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedInYelp, and Instagram.  To contact us for group classes, private coaching, premium service packages, VIP days, events, performances or custom professional dance hoops, please call 303-980-6295, visit www.HipTheHoopla.com or e-mail Che@HipTheHoopla.com. (Please do not add us to call/e-mail lists without permission.)

Hip The Hoopla is on the Move!

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We are proud to announce that Hip The Hoopla is on the move to Namasté Studio at 701 Garrison St. in Lakewood, Colorado.

Group classes will begin 7/19/16 and will run on Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Wednesdays at 7pm–FOR JULY 2016 ONLY. Please check our schedule and pre-register online at www.HipTheHoopla.com or on the MindBody mobile app to get a discount ($15 in advance or $20 at the door–class packs & value packages are available).

Starting in August 2016, classes will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm at Namaste Studio.  Please signup now and join us ♥ www.HipTheHoopla.com/classes

Questions? For fastest contact, please Call 303-980-6295 or connect with us on Facebook, or www.HipTheHoopla.com. (Or you can email Che@HipTheHoopla.com)

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How to Hula Hoop In 10 Minutes or less!

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Hula Hooping in 10 minutes or less Video Tutorial

Waist hooping can be pretty easy-especially with some great instruction. Here’s some excellent techniques used in Hip The Hoopla humorous hula hoop dance fitness classes from Che Rippinger — to help get you up and going in 10 minutes or less!

Note that having a good size/weight hoop for YOU, is really important. If you used to do it as a kid and are trying to use a kid’s toy store hoop that is too small and light, that hoop may spend a lot of time on the ground, as it’s too small and light (you’ll need a lot of speed and excellent technique to keep it up–it can be done, with lots of practice). To begin with though, try starting off with a larger, heavier hoop, to insure a quicker success.

Remember that getting even a quarter of a rotation with good technique, before the hoop goes down, is a good start. Eventually, you can get more and more successful rotations in when you learn to keep your beat/movement really steady in a rhythmic formation.

Tips: Take it slow. Practice. Play. Practice some more. Hydrate. Warm up & cool down. Use a good size/weight hoop for you. Enjoy the process of learning something new. Remember: Progress, not perfection. Pick/use a “Happy Hoop Glee Word” for when (not if) you drop the hoop.

For more information, please visit www.HipTheHoopla.com

Hip The Hoopla offers group classes, private lessons, online coaching, professionally made custom hula hoops, events and performing. Please connect with us so we can work with you. You can also call us at 303-980-6295. E-mails are a little slower response sometimes Che@HipTheHoopla.com.

Hip The Hoopla is humorous hula hoop dance fitness which includes a little Laughter Yoga, dance-adapted yoga, belly dance and of course, hooping!

Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Yelp, etc.

Thank you for watching. Happy Hooping!
~Che’ Rippinger

 

Hip The Hoopla May 2016 + Spin Summit 2016

 Hip The Hoopla Schedule for May Classes: 

Thursdays May 5, (NO 12th), 19 & 26, 2016

Yoga Melt 1/2 Hour 5:45pm-6:15pmHip

The Hoopla Power Hour (following) 6:30pm-7:30pm 1978 S. Garrison St., Suite 5, Lakewood, Colorado 80232
pre-registration discount online at www.HipTheHoopla.com
or on the MindBody mobile app

(Reminder: NO Hip The Hoopla class on Thursday, May 12th)
On Sunday, May 15th, Come Laugh with us at Spin Summit

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Spin Summit 2016

Thursday, May 12-Sunday May 15, 2016

La Foret, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Laughter Yoga with Che’ Rippinger (Hip The Hoopla www.HipTheHoopla.com).
Incredible Talented Flow instructors from the world teaching hoop, poi, staff, juggling, fire, flow wand yoga, aerial, buggeng, etc.

www.thespinsummit.com
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On Facebook

 

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