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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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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.)

10 Fire Hooping Safety Tips & Tricks

Hip The Hoopla Fire Hooping Safety Tips by Che Rippinger
Fire Hooping Safety for Smart People

So you want to set your hula hoop on fire and dance? Here’s some tips that will help you do that safely so you–and others–can enjoy the experience. Bonus short video demo at end!

1. ALWAYS have at least one Fire Safety.

A “Fire Safety” is a person who is watching you carefully and has proper training to calmly help alert and assist you in any situation and avert potential danger. Your fire safety should have a duvatene towel, cotton towel or wet large natural cloth to put out your fire props, you, or any area that starts on fire (if your prop hits the grass outside–try stepping on it immediately to put it out).

2. Get trained with experienced fire spinners who know what they are doing.

Their advice and experience can safe you a huge learning curve and keep you happy and healthy, too!  They can also school you on different props, including pros and cons of different styles and companies. Do your own research too! The more you educate yourself in props, techniques and safety, the more well-prepared you will be for your “Virgin Burn” (first time fire spinning). **Get your fire props from a reputable source. They are NOT toys. Spend the money and get something good–or borrow from someone to try theirs out (with their permission and supervision).

3. Do not mix any mind-altering substances with fire.

Your judgement, timing and perception can turn something fun into something very bad-very quickly (including alcohol, legal or illegal drugs or even out of control emotional state–if you know you shouldn’t get behind the wheel of a car, then the same applies to working with fuel & flame).

4. Wear proper clothing.

Make sure your clothing is made of natural materials which have a lower burn rate (no synthetics–those can easily flame up AND melt TO your SKIN–bad burns & emergency room visits!) Also you want form fitting movable clothing (not super tight and nothing loose and flapping–like ribbons or dragging pant legs).

5. Keep your fueling area safe and away from anything that can ignite it.

It should be separate from the area you “burn”, “light up” or fire dance in. This means NO cigarettes, small children, drunk/stupid people, etc. Definitely start fire spinning OUTDOORS in an open, safe, clear area. Do NOT spin fire inside, unless you have experience AND FIRE INSURANCE. You can spin on private property without insurance. You need proper insurance and a permit to spin in public places. Many spin without, but you take on a lot of safety and financial risk to do that. Anyone who is a professional or performs/takes in money, should have these.

6. Use the proper fuel.

Just because you have a fuel–that burns, doesn’t mean it is a good idea to use it with your fire props. Some can have more toxic fumes, and other consequences that are not safe or pleasant. Most of the people I know, including myself prefer Coleman’s White Camping fuel. You can get it, reasonably priced, wherever you can get camping equipment or surplus supplies (like a military store).

7. Start small and try out a fire hoop (or fire prop) WITHOUT being lit up.

There is a different weight to get used to along with some different movements that you will find better to attempt before you try everything you know in hooping/flow spinning.

8. Protect your head and hands.

Some people wet their hair. Some wear a hat or scarf and tuck their hair up and in. I learned my lesson when my fire safety said, “Your hair is on fire,” during a parade. The tail end of my long braid caught and I got it out quickly before damage was done. Since then–I’m all for not having the nasty scent of burning hair. Also, do NOT use hairspray–unless you want to pull a “Buffy The Vampire” trick and ignite very easily! As for your hands, I like leather gloves. There are other gloves, sleeves and gauntlets you can use that are natural materials that are helpful or safe choices.

9. When you play with fire, you CAN get burned…it’s FIRE, after all!

Most of us fire spinners have an injury, burn or experience to tell you about where not everything went right. It happens. Fire is a risk. We do the best we can to minimize it with knowledge, practice, safety and experience. Make sure you check your fire props BEFORE you fuel up and light up-check that all is secure and in good condition/working order. Bad connections can come loose and start fires.

Also, make sure you squeeze out excess fuel (use rubber gloves) from your wicks, and/or “spin off” in a safe area (away from others) so that you do not fling flaming fuel at anyone or anything, once you are lit up.

 

10. Keep a first aid kit easily accessible.

Burn cream, clean dry bandages, Water, and cell phone. Prevention will help way more than not planning ahead to be safe. A bonus trick someone passed along to me was some essential oil (especially lavender oil), to help heal and is pleasant smelling for burned nose hairs! Really happy I know that one now!

Bonus: By being safe, you will have more fun!

Also know that…

*FYI: Fire is loud.

* Fire is awe-inspiring.

* Fire gets your adrenaline pumping.

Performers Bonus…Here’s an important fire tip for your fire spinning tricks:

Try to do faster moves in the beginning when your wicks are more fueled (waist, leg, chest hooping), and slower ones (isolations, floats, poses, etc) when your fuel is burning out and your flame is low. Fast moves will put out your fire out faster–slower moves will extend the life of your “burn”.

Here’s a video of the Colorado Fire Tribe Performing at the 9News Parade of Lights in Denver, Colorado. (Che’ Rippinger is the fire hooper with the black beret).

♥ Blessings & Happy Hooping Health! ♥

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~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, 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.

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.)

Encouragement In The Hoop

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A hooping friend expressed how she didn’t want to hoop in front of others on a beach, even though she brought her hoops, and made the commitment to post a video daily. Here’s my advice to, “Be a starfish,” and do it anyway! In~Joy some “Encouragement in the Hoop”

They call it a comfort zone for a reason. It’s comforting. However…

1. When we step outside of our comfort zone, we have the greatest growth.

Do you believe in magic? Like Harry Potter invisibility?

2. The hoop is like a “cloaking mechanism”–most people are watching the prop move. My belly dance teachers didn’t see much of my belly dance moves I’d worked in, when danced with a hoop, but I counted them up from the video. That’s how I learned that lesson.

Life’s a beach. No one bought a ticket for your performance–and it’s not like a hoop camp with all your peers.

3. Most regular folk don’t (or think they “can’t”) hoop, so whatever you do would probably be Amazing in their eyes.

Some Closing Thoughts…

I’ve heard it said (often now), if you have a gift/talent/strength/passion, it is your duty to share it, not hide it from the world. Look at how much the hoop has helped and healed so many of us around you. How did any of us get that first message of this wonderful circle?

What if you could bring that to one person? How might your hula hoop and hooping affect them positively–whether for one minute, or one lifetime?  Health, Strength, Self-Confidence, Happiness, etc. How awesome would that be?!

Take the bushel basket off your light. Shine for and brighten others. Some little girl or boy may think you’re more awesome than their favorite Disney Princess/character. What kind of a role model might you be for that boy or girl, or their mom or dad…with your pretty plastic circle, on a beach, just enjoying your vacation?

Sending you Hoop Love sister!
♥ Dedicated to Edie ♥
~by Che’ Rippinger

P.S. It took courage to write this, too. Putting yourself out there is a vulnerable act. Here’s to all of us trying!
P.S.S. Shout out to our Fab♥ Over 40 Hoop Community and the awesome people who really care and support one another.
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♥ Blessings & Happy Health! ♥

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~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, 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.

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.)

 

New Hip The Hoopla Location in Lakewood Colorado

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Hip The Hoopla

…has a lovely new studio to dance, laugh and do yoga in Lakewood
Come join us Thursdays for 2 new classes here plus some online pre-registration specials

WHERE:
Woodlake Center

1978 S. Garrison St., Suite 5
Lakewood, CO 80232

Check out our NEW CLASS LINEUP (so far!):

• YOGA MELT* 1/2 hour decompress class

Thursdays 5:45 pm-6:15 pm MST in Lakewood, Colorado

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 • Hip The Hoopla POWER HOUR Class**
Humorous Hula Hoop Dance Fitness with Laughter Yoga and Belly Dance, too!

Thursdays 6:30 pm-7:30 pm MST in Lakewood, Colorado

SPECIALS!

♥ February Special *Zen for 10* Use code “ZENFOR10” to save $5 when you register online for the 1/2 hour Yoga Melt class (at 5:45pm!~a great warm-up right before Hip The Hoopla Power Hour).
♥Take an additional $5 off when you register for Hip The Hoopla Power Hour (following Yoga Melt) at 6:30pm–Please use code “MELTANDHOOP” at www.HipTheHoopla.com (online registration).

 

~♥ *YOGA MELT 1/2 hour decompress class description ♥~

Join us for a lovely melting and relaxing gentle half hour of yoga decompression and release. A way to calmly transition your day, destress, detoxify and regroup your body, mind and soul. Delicious stretching and breathing will help clear your fascia, lymph, and oxygenate your body with more vibrant health.

•All levels are welcome. Movement is focused on your body and energy.
•Please bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket, and water bottle.
•Comfortable clothing for movement is recommended.

*Special Introductory “Zen for $10” offer (regular price $15).

Limited spaces available: Please get your spot at www.HipTheHoopla.com for pre-registration discount. Drop-ins welcome if space is available.

Questions: Please call Che’ ~ 303-919-9280 ~cell

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~♦ **HIP THE HOOPLA POWER HOUR ♦~

Hip The Hoopla Power Hour is a fun-filled, dance class with Laughter Yoga, belly dance, on-body core hooping and off-body hoop dance movements. Classes have a variety of themes and focus.

You’ll laugh, learn, stretch, grow and get your grove on, all with positive personal encouragement and step-by-step bite-sized technique teaching.

ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! Everyone will have instruction to help develop and challenge themselves with technique and lots of humor.

Classes have limited spaces available, so please do go online at www.HipTheHoopla.com or bring up Hip The Hoopla with the MindBody mobile app to get your pre-registration discount and guarantee your class spot!

BRING: Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Plus your positive energy and dance spirit (we’ll help you find that if you don’t have it yet!).

TO WEAR: Comfortable clothing is recommended (the hoops love skin, and non-slick materials to stick to better to stay up and in orbit). Bare feet, socks or non-street dance shoes are appropriate for the dance floor surface.

HOOPS: You are welcome to buy a hoop at class, use one of the class hoops or bring your own! Custom orders are available and come with a complimentary hoop consultation.

Investment:
• $18 Drop-In Rate (if space available)
• $15 Pre-registration Discount at www.HipTheHoopla.com or MindBody Connect mobile app.
• $70 5 Class Pass (one class free, good for 3 months)
• $120 10 Class Pass (2 classes free, good for 6 months)

♦ 3 Exclusive Premium Package programs available
***BEST VALUE PACKAGES***
♥ Fit Finesse Package ($98/month~value over $400/month)
Customized Goal Plan
Unlimited Group/Online classes
2~(30minute) Private Blast Sessions
Inner Circle private Facebook Group Membership
♣ Polished Performer Package ($148/month~value over $450/month)
Customized Goal Plan
2 months Unlimited Group/Online classes
2~ Private 1 hour Sessions/month
Inner Circle private Facebook Group Membership
♦ Elite Private Package ($298/month~value over $500/month)
Customized Goal Plan
2 months Unlimited Group/Online classes
3~ Private 1 hour Sessions/month
Inner Circle private Facebook Group Membership

Questions/Info: Please call or text Che’ Rippinger at 303-919-9280
(e-mails may have a bit more delay: Che@HipTheHoopla.com)

Please register online now at www.HipTheHoopla.com
or on the MindBody mobile app ~Thank You ~

♥ ***Hip The Hoopla also offers other classes (please check our calendar), online classes, private coaching and events, too!*** ♥

1st Free Hip The Hoopla Class on Blab

1st Free Hip The Hoopla Class on Blab~Techie issues, trying anyway!

This is the Blab replay of my first try at this technology. I will have better video quality on the next one from my laptop. Hey it’s a free class and I am trying new things! The audio is good and so is the content. In-Joy! Thank you for watching.

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Click here for free replay…

More to come~with Better quality♥
♥Thanks for watching!♥
~Che’ Rippinger

http://blab.im/hipthehoopla

♥ Blessings & Happy Health! ♥

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~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 running Hip The Hoopla since 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life, 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.

Also, please follow us on Facebook. We’re even on YouTube (with our own channel), Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedInYelp, Instagram and the MindBody app.  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.)

 

7 Day Hoop Dance Challenge-Day 5 Arms

Ready to get your fancy dance pants on in this great 7 Day Hoop Dance Challenge? Whether you’re just starting or a super pro, there’s always something new to learn from others. So game on– grab your hula hoop and let’s get hooping!

****Here’s our 7 Day Hoop Dance Challenge:****
(DAY 1-Focus on Footwork)
(DAY 2-Luscious Legs)
(DAY 3-Hips and Bootie)
(DAY 4-Chest and Core)

***DAY 5-Arms***

*DAY 5-ARMS* of the 7 Day Hoop Dance Challenge with Hip The Hoopla!
Thank you for joining us for this video series. I am Che’ Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla and this is a 7 day challenge of humorous hoop dance to learn, or to improve, your hula hoop skills with this 7 part focus on dance–from head to toe.
♥All levels welcome to join in! Let’s DO this!♦
Bring your hoop, positive energy and let’s hoop it out with #BroncoBellyDancer #BikiniGirl #BroncoSuperFan hoop/fire/belly dancer, Laughter Yoga leader, cartoonist/humor writer, and professional custom hula hoop maker Che (30++ years of dance experience).
Also, please join us online for classes that will work these moves in more time and depth. We would love to have you sign up for classes, value packages or book your private personal coaching appointment time. A complimentary goal session is available if you qualify to work with us! Also you can get a complimentary hoop consultation with any of our professional hand-crafted custom hula hoops. Contact us to schedule now.

 

ARM DANCE & HOOPING TIPS:

Use “Ballet/Belly dance arms” for strength conditioning and pretty flow with your hoop dancing–head lifted high, neck long, shoulders pressed Down (they’ll want to float up), elbows a little lower than shoulders, wrists a little lower than elbows…and hands a touch lower than wrists-. Make sure to have the arms reaching long and extending into a large curve (like holding a body-sized beach ball).
“Poi Arm Airplane” has the arms flowing with arms straight out and equidistant to each other the whole time throughout your movement. Try twisting the body to get the arms moving as if you are sandwiched in between two walls. FYI–your planes that you are flowing in are going to change from wheel to wall plane as you twist your body.
“Snake Arms” are really luscious to do~remember elbow leads up (slightly, like a few inches), and elbow leads down.

FORESHADOWING NOTE: We are working on hands for DAY 6 of this Hoop Dance Challenge.

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-mail at www.HipTheHoopla.com

~With Hoop ♥ ~Che’
www.HipTheHoopla.com
www.Facebook.com/HipTheHoopla
@hipthehoopla on Instagram and TwitterYouTube
on the MindBody app, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Yelp, etc!

Special shout outs to our fabulous hoop groups (come join us!):
Monkey See. Monkey Do., Fab♥ Over 40 Hoop Community, Denver Hula Hoop Group, Colorado Hoopers, Hoopaholics, Hooping.org, The Hooping Community of Hooping.org, Colorado World Hoop Day, The Hoop Loop, Hoop Love, and all of our other great flow groups and communities–locally, statewide, nationally and internationally!!!

Go Denver Broncos!!! 🙂 ♥
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♥ Blessings & Happy Health! ♥

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~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 running Hip The Hoopla since 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life, 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.


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Foot To Chest Roll Hula Hoop Trick

Here’s a Cool Hoop Dance Combo

I’m actually doing this Foot to Chest Roll hula hoop trick in 3 parts. It’s an intermediate to advanced trick, depending on what all you do with it.

1. Hooping on the Hand.

Keeping the hoop engaged in wall plane with a flexed hand. And the hoop needs to be rotating IN to the body, or it will fly off in the other direction away from you, when you release it.

2. Slipping foot into the same position to take the place of the hand.

The rotating hoop moves off of the hand and slides on to the flexed foot. Extend the leg and keep that little rotational bounce going. A little strength and flexibility is needed here to hold that stance while keeping the hoop moving on the foot. You can cheat and hold your leg up to get just this portion–but you’re going to need your hand and arm for that next move…

3. Into The Chest Roll.

My tip for this is to keep your foot flexed (I call this the “brake” position). Then when you straighten/point your foot…that hoop is gonna FLY loose in the direction it is spinning! The straighter you keep your leg, it will have a straighter body roll line to follow (rather than kicking it up). Keep BOTH arms out straight, standing tall, with a small gentle upper back arch, and the head BACK (or you will bonk yourself in the face with your hula hoop as it tries to roll by).

You can also do a variation of a kick up, into a catch and roll. There are so many ways into this “Foot to Chest Roll” trick combination, and variations you can put on it to add your own style, pizzazz and signature stamp.

Here’s a fast :15 second video to see what it looks like!!! In-Joy!  If you like stuff like this, please join my Hip The Hoopla e-mail tribe to get more juicy goodies of tips, tricks, news you can use, events and Hoopspiration! And even details of how you can join our Inner Circle membership.


Link: https://instagram.com/p/7twtllDmRS/?taken-by=hipthehoopla

♥ Blessings & Happy Health! ♥

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~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 running Hip The Hoopla since 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life, 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.


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Torso Info

Keep Your Core/Torso Safe and Healthy

Keep Your Core/Torso Safe and Healthy

TUESDAY TORSO INFO

Did you know:

1. “The human spinal column is made up of 33 bones: 7 vertebrae in the cervical region, 12 in the thoracic region, 5 in the lumbar region, 5 in the sacral region and 4 in the coccygeal region.” (From disabledworld.com)
2. “Turning Torso” is a residential skyscraper in Malmö, Sweden and the tallest building in the Nordic countries.
3. Core hula hooping massages the spine, internal organs and a myriad of acupressure points.*
4. “Torso Tricks: is the Hip The Hoopla​ Tuesday 6:30pm class theme. www.HipTheHoopla.com to massage your terrific spot!

 

Your spine and torso influence all the body’s movements. When this is compromised by any kind of injury, motion can be extremely painful. By taking care of your body, you increase your longevity and mobility. Just ask anyone who doesn’t have use of their spine the importance of regular care and maintenance.

Easy steps to keep you actively mobile:

1. Stretching.

The expansion and contraction of stretching helps bring blood flow to the muscles and helps the nerves act and react. It also assists in preventing injury and improve flexibility and extension.
Note: start with smaller, gentle movements to get blood flowing, before attempting deeper stretches (which are excellent to do after your workout to cool down).

2. Deep Breathing.

Oxygenation of all the body’s cells is crucial for not only proper function, but survival. Deep breathing will help get nutrients in, and move toxins out. Plus it’s great de-stress technique. Getting in some deep breathing helps decrease your stress hormones, while easing up your adrenal functioning.

3. Hydration.

The body may function for a while without food, but deprive it of water and you get mild reactions to total shutdown. Drinking water throughout your day will help you keep up optimal functioning. And if you find yourself thirsty, that’s your body telling you that you are already dehydrated.  Tip: Try using one large water bottle and refilling a few times to remind you to keep your daily H2O intake up. Important: If you travel to high altitude or dry climates, increase your water intake significantly. Altitude sickness and foggy functioning can be mild to severe, depending on your body and acclimation.

4. Movement.

“Use it or lose it,” definitely applies to the body. When the body doesn’t move, it goes into atrophy. That means that tissues, muscles, shrink and can even break down and become inoperable. “A body in motion tends to stay in motion,” is a good way to be. Staying active will help supply blood to all your parts that need it.

5. Massage.

Massage can really move around lymph and help clear toxins from the body. There are a wide variety of styles to choose from: Swedish, deep tissue, Shiatsu, Thai and many others. Plus massage can be relaxing, soothing and release things you didn’t know you were even storing in your body. If you can get to a professional on a regular basis, that’s optimal. Though you can even learn techniques to do on yourself, which are also very useful. Massage after a workout, is especially helpful to prevent the lactic acid build up in your muscles, which creates pain.

6. Manipulation.

There are manipulation experts who study with years of training to move the spine and body safely and correctly. Licensed Chiropractors and Pilates professionals (originally created for injury recovery) are options to look into.
Your health care professionals should discuss with you options and treatments, if you are experiencing pain and mobility issues. Prevention and healthy maintenance is the key to staying at optimal functioning for as long as possible.

These tips, plus great nutrition, exercise and positive influences can take you farther than previous generations ever thought possible!

*Hula Hooping Trade Secret*:

Psst: There’s something that hula hoopers know that’s one of the greatest “workout” secrets. You get in all 6 of the above core-care techniques in one of the most FUN ways possible! Movement and stretching are inherent in hoop dance. Hydration when you sip water throughout your hooping practice, and deep breathing from your laughter and joy. Plus, you massage acupressure points all over the body and get in some gentle manipulation, too! That’s a huge easy check mark to put in the whole, “I really enjoy my workout,” column.

No matter what you choose to do, go do something!  It’s crucial to take care of your torso and entire body, for a great life.

Now go move with more grace, ease and joy.
♥ Blessings & Happy Health! ♥

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~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 running Hip The Hoopla since 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life, 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.


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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.)

 

Finding Hoop Community Groups and Links

Finding Flow Friends is Fun!

Finding Flow Friends is Fun!

Finding Flow Friends

Other hula hoopers, spinners, flow artists

Sometimes we need a little help from our friends…or need to find some that share our common interests. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

Hooper Hookups–Facebook Group/Page and online recommendations from world-wide to city specific example:

Hooping.org
Fab Over Forty Hoop Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/649559225124084/
The Spin Summit
Colorado Hoopers https://www.facebook.com/groups/coloradohooper/
 Denver Hula Hoop Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/133467753299/ 

Check out the Community Links at http://hipthehoopla.com/events-community/

♦ Also check out hooping in your community…Google where you are at
♦ Search on Facebook
♦ Check out hoop forums
♦ Craigslist sometimes has events, teachers, or hoop makers listed
♦ Meetup.com can be helpful

You might try some of these “keywords” helpful to search for:

Hoops, Hula Hoops, Hooping, Hoopers, Jam, Classes, Instructors, Teachers, Props, Flow Community, Flow Artists, Spinners, Burners, Fire Dancers, Circus Arts

Whatever your method(s) you choose to find your flow buddies will be very helpful to you and your growth, plus you can share what you know, as well–Win/Win! Finding others in the community will increase your learning experience exponentially by exposing you to new things to try. Now go find your people! You’ll discover you aren’t so weird or alone in your process.

Good luck and happy hooping!

Hip The Hoopla offers positive humorous hula hoop dance classes, private lessons, events and hoops, too!

Finding your flow friends–happy, happy, joy, joy!

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~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 running Hip The Hoopla since 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom dance hula hoops. A dancer most of her life, 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.

Sign Up Now

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.)