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A Peek Into Hooping Idol 7 – 70’s Week

Welcome to the official week 1 of Hooping Idol 7!  Here’s a little behind the scenes of my personal journey here.

I’m so honored and amazed to be a part of this worldwide competition…the most important event happening in our planetary hoop community right now! There are 21 contestants with such different backgrounds, countries, styles and skills.

Why watch a bunch of hula hoopers do their thing, American Idol style?  Well, it’s very entertaining to watch the videos for one. And the reason why you should, is to vote. There are 4 judges for Hooping Idol 7 who are not only famous for what they do, they are extremely respected in our field, aka “hooping.” Anah Reichenbach, Babz Robinson, Lisa Lottie and Lila Chupa-Hoops will critique all of our videos and judge on: 1. Theme 2. Skills/Flow and 3. Presentation.

It’s quite the challenge to produce a whole story video, complete with a theme, costumes, videography, location scouting, asking for help, getting techie, shooting, editing and uploading…in 4 days! Yep our first video was due on Easter Sunday. No Easter-egging for me this year. I missed chewing off some chocolate bunny ears and my hubby’s 2 big music gigs, trying to get final shots, switching and learning new editing software, and losing most of my finished edited file, while my software crashed over and over and over (I made it into a drinking game, without actually drinking!).

So some funny things happened during my video taping…not the least of which was not funny…getting stopped by a cop/state trooper.

Me, pleading,”I was doing it for my art, officer. Do you want to see the video??”–Officer on a nice BMW motorcycle, “No, you just absolutely can’t be here, ma’mme.” Me, “That’s a gorgeous motorcycle officer.” –it was! He left and I shot a tiny bit more outside of the arbitrary self standing 30 foot of miscelaneous fencing–footage I used, thank goodness!

Weather–pretty gorgeous for the most part…but…We had wind. That makes dealing with light silk veils and hoop release moves, really, really entertaining for retakes!

I started feeling sorry for supermodels. They get to go to exotic locations and be stunningly beautiful, but you don’t see what they have to do to get certain creative shots–ridiculous poses, adverse conditions, etc. Now I’m realizing for real, these are hilarious, hard, and sometimes…an itsy bit dangerous. Really, don’t try some of this at home, lol–just hide the breakables–just saying.

I welcome (sort of, lol) getting out of my comfort zone. Though, this is like stepping out on steroids, with Red Bull, and triple espresso! “Eeeeeeeeeek!” which I reiterated, from one of my fellow contestants.

Luckily the Hooping Idol 7 entrants are extremely supportive of one another in a private Facebook group. Boy when they say no one else knows what’s going on for each of us like our fellow competitors, that is SO true! It’s a secret lounge, so that info gets to stay in Vegas.

Oh, also, I talked to a very pro videographer yesterday who had all to do to not laugh out loud for my request for this assignment: Him: “This will take about a month and around $400-$500.”
Me: “Well I have a “no to low” budget, and it’s due tonight, what would you recommend instead for a video novice that has to learn software and produce a video before my deadline?”
Him: “Adobe Creative Cloud–use a student address and get a great discount otherwise it’s $50 a month.”
Me: In my head, Uh, well I already spent money on an expensive software that doesn’t work for this and Adobe is for uh, pros…and although I can get there, probably not TODAY.
What I actually said, “well I respect what you do, and thank you for your time.” (Yes I studied this stuff in college for my degree, but that was a long time ago, several careers back, and technology has gone through a time warp of amazing new things coming out daily! Yes there’s an ap for that, I tried many, but don’t have a lot of time to piddle around and experiment.)

So that’s it for me at the moment. It’s the wee hours of the night…aka Morning. This roller coaster ride just started. I hope to hang on for dear life, while learning and growing at hyperspeed!

Hey, remember, with your help, I can move on. 6 talented people get cut THIS WEEK! So Please Vote at www.Hooping.org on the “70’s Week video page” when it’s up which will have the specific directions. I’ll post the specific link when I get the info ♥ Thank you in advance ♥

In case you are wondering, without further ado…here’s my entry to enjoy. See if you can spot the cop scene, or if it got edited out!

Also, Yes, I actually do have this album, though I had to borrow a record player. It was my momma’s who this video is dedicated to ♥
YouTube link:   https://youtu.be/hGl6HfHH4Q4

 

Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/213482617

Hooping Idol 7 – 70’s Week – Che Rippinger from Che R on Vimeo.

And in case you want to get a behind the scenes check-ins when I can, here’s a minute update (which I post on Instagram @hipthehoopla, Twitter @hipthehoopla and my Hip The Hoopla Facebook page and I’m hashtaging, too #hipthehoopla):

Ok, now that I have officially, earned a teeny tiny breather, I’m going to get a little sleep in while its still a bit dark.

Oh…and if you want to see how this all started…here’s the link with my audition video and the start of this process for me:

Che Rippinger in Hooping Idol 7!

♥ Hoop Love, Ya’ll! ♥~ Ché Rippinger, Denver, CO USA

Representing Colorado and our Fab Over 40 Hooping worldwide hoop community group.
4/20/17 UPDATE:Voting has Closed…And I made it to the next round!!!
Here’s the Results
Older part of this post–
****Vote for me today 4/19 until 7pm PST! http://www.hooping.org/2017/04/hooping-idol-7-super-seventies-week/ (scroll to bottom, ✔ check box for Che Rippinger) Viewer votes count 60%! (I’m video #18)~Thank you!!!***


~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.)

Che Rippinger in Hooping Idol 7!

Che Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla accepted into the 21 Hooping Idol 7 Contestants

Representing Denver, Colorado and the Fabulous Over 40 Hoop Community, I’m very excited, and extremely honored to be a part of the worldwide talent pool who threw their hats in the mix to take part. It’s a life-changing and personally meaningful goal for me to make it in. Let’s see how far I can go in this global competition that is one of the highlights of our hooping communities year!

I will need viewer votes, aka lots of friends, family and colleagues casting ballots on Hooping.org to continue on in the competition. Tune in on Monday 4/17 to view my work and cast your vote.

The first theme is “70’s Week” and we all have just 4 days to create a video that showcases our dance, personality, hooping and a good story. As for who makes it to the next round, 60% is viewer/voter determined, and 40% is decided by 4 amazing internationally known professional hooper judges. 6 talented beings will be cut on the very first round! Like many competitions, there are many factors that determine success. One is how relatable and personable we are to our audience. So it’s not just technical hoop skills alone, that will determine the ultimate winner. Everyone has their own source of brilliance that make them unique.

Thank you for following me on this journey. Please enjoy the following 3 short videos:
1. My “Casting Call” audition video

2. Finding out that I made it in!

3. A little bit on voting for Hooping Idol 7 on Hooping.org.

Thanks for watching, supporting, and believing in me!

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

“Casting Call” audition video – Che’ Rippinger 2:58


Finding out that I made it in!


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I just made it into Hooping Idol 7!!! I'm one of 21 contestants worldwide. OMG, Eeeeek! Glee…Wow. Now to go rearrange my life for the short term. This is like American Idol , but for our huge hoop community all over the world!!!! #hipthehoopla now I really DO have to #hoopeverydamnday shout out to my #fabover40hoopcommunity #coloradohoopers #hoopinglife #hoopersofinstagram #hooplove #thingsthatglow #milehighmagic #personalchallenge #personalgoal

Posted by Hip The Hoopla on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A little bit on voting for Hooping Idol 7 on Hooping.org 


Hooping Idol 7 update…I will need your votes! I have a really fun video I'm working on for 70's Week (due on Easter Sunday:). It's a song I love and even have the original album from my mom ♡ I will post the link to vote when I have it. It will be on Hooping.org so please make a calendar note for Monday 4/17 to check in. I so appreciate the hoop love and support to see me through as far as I can go! 6 very talented beings get cut in the 1st round, so your votes, and hopefully what I do to earn them…All Count!!!#hipthehoopla #hoopeverydamnday #hoopinglife #hoopersofinstagram #hooplove #hoopingdotorg #hoopingidol #hoopingidol7 #coloradohoopers #denver #colorado #thingsthatglow #gratitudeatalltitude

Posted by Hip The Hoopla on Friday, April 14, 2017


The Story Continues…
Check out:   A Peek Into Hooping Idol 7 – 70’s Week


~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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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)

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
The Spin Summit on Instagram

On Facebook

 

#flomies #spinsummit #inglishall #redyogamat #polyprohoop #laforetconferenceandretreatcenter

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Attitude Is EVERYTHING! 3 Tips to Pop Your Best Prop: YOU!

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Oh Snap — Attitude Is Everything! (by Che’ Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla)

Ever see a boring drag queen? Heck no, Honey! Know why? Because “Attitude Is EVERYTHING!”

There’s something really awesome about dancing with flow props: we get to hide behind the moving distraction of an object. It can be mesmerizing. But even the best attention-capturing pretty moves are rather limp noodles of lifeless effort, unless you put your personality and individual stamp on it. How you ask?

3 Quick and Easy Tips

to Boost Your Awesome Attitude,

Increase Your Stage Presence, & De-Stress:

1. When you mess up, make it look like you MEANT to do that! This is one of my favorite “tricks.” Own it. The good news: If you drop the prop, the people watching may just realize how challenging this stuff is, and how much practice it takes to make something look easy and effortless. Ha! If they only knew!

2. Smiles make everything brighter and lighter. Understandably not every piece of music or dance requires a plastered on fake smile, but it sure beats squishing up your visage into what I call my husband’s guitar solo, “Constipation Face.” And I am not immune to this foible–I find myself having to make a conscious effort to stop my own “Muppet Face” (strangely wrapping my lips over my teeth with a concentrated knit brow look like a Jim Henson puppet). Luckily, I weened myself off of “Michael Jordan Face” quite a while back (that’s the one with the tongue hanging out in utter focused “in-the-zone” movement).

3. Have some “mess-up” recovery moves practiced. If you know some pick up tricks when you drop your hoop, or something unplanned happens, it really helps with those awkward, “Oh-Crap-Now-What” moments.

***Bonus Tip #4*** “Fake it, til you make it.” I remember the fear of dropping my hoop during a performance. Well it happened…in front of all of my peers while under the big lights. In my mind it was a slow-motion catastrophe that seemed to last for an eternally long minute. When I looked back at the video, it was a mere split second of real time. And somehow, I kept spinning and swooped my hoop up and got right back into the dance. It didn’t feel very smooth like that from the stage, but I faked it, and apparently, it worked! (See Video below.)

In another scenario, I was in a big variety show and was just as surprised as the rest of the audience, when a professional belly dance friend’s top came undone on stage. Without missing a beat, she gracefully grabbed her goodies before all popped out, and whisked herself off stage. Before we knew it, she danced back on stage and finished beautifully–with her quickly-fixed top, back in tact. After the last beat, she did a playful self boob-grab, hit a double “thumbs-up” sign, winked and curtsied. Now that’s how you do attitude right!

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Che Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla at the Hooping Life Film Premiere


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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.)

Buy A Hoop Now In Denver

Hip The Hoopla Hula Hoops Available at Things That Glow in Denver, CO, USA

Want a retail location that’s open 6 days a week to go get a great professional* hula hoop?

Check out Things That Glow in Denver, Colorado. They have a variety of hoops including: practice, performance, minis & twins, collapsible for travel and LED light up hoops, too! Many are wrapped with tapes that reflect & refract light and some have tapes that glow in the dark or under black light. Most of the specialty wrapped hoops are one of a kind original patterns–which means you can have your own one-of-a-kind piece of customized art!

Two local companies supply these ever-changing hoops. Hip The Hoopla creates the decorative hoops and Colorado Hula Hoops makes the LED selections. Most of the LED hoops come “naked,” meaning “no tape.” If you are interested in having your LED hoop wrapped with some gaffer’s tape to make it more “grippy,” or want a gorgeous translucent tape wrap that will make your hoop shine night AND day…Hip The Hoopla can help you out.

Hip The Hoopla is well-known for custom hoops and a complimentary hoop consultation is included with all of their hoops, no matter where you buy one!

And if you want to learn how to hoop, learn new hoop dance methods and tricks, or prepare for an upcoming performance, Hip The Hoopla offers local group classes, private lessons, and online coaching. Please contact us now for more information. We’ll have you happily hooping quickly with glee, joy and childlike fun!

Hooping is not only great exercise and fabulous for your brain, Hoop Dance beats down stress and depression, and can be an excellent way to recover from injury and emotional down times. Come find out for yourself what all the Hoopla is about!

*Note: Professional hula hoops are made from better quality materials and far exceed the performance and ease of use much more than toy or “sport/weighted” hoops available at box retail stores.

Things That Glow
948 W 8th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
(303) 751-4569

Store Hours:
Monday 11:00 am — 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am — 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am — 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am — 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm
Sunday Closed

 


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Also, please follow us on Facebook. We’re even on YouTube (with our own channel), Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Yelp.  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.)

Hoopie Award for a Top Tutorial–Like Winning An Oscar!

Che' Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla's "Corkscrew Hoop Dance Combination" video is one of the top 25 tutorials of the year! It's like winning an Academy Award in the worldwide hooping community!
Che’ Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla’s “Corkscrew Hoop Dance Combination” video is one of the top 25 tutorials of the year!
It’s like winning an Academy Award in the worldwide hooping community!

Holy Cow, I won a Hoopie Award from Hooping.org​!

“Corkscrew Hoop Dance Combination” is one of the Top 25 Video Tutorials of 2014 (out of thousands!).
Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted! This is a big honor and I am very grateful and appreciative.

The 2014 Hoopie Awards complete list:
http://www.hooping.org/2015/01/greatest-hooping-hits-2014/

Hooping.org feature of my video:
http://www.hooping.org/2014/11/corkscrew-belly-dance-hoop-dance-che-rippinger/

My “Award-Winning” Video:

 

 


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Celebrating World Laughter Day with Hoops & Laughter Yoga

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     So thrilled to be celebrating World Laughter Day on Sunday, May 3rd at The Spin Summit in Colorado Springs with what else…a chance to get your laugh on with Laughter Yoga! I look forward to getting you giggling!
~with hoop love Ché Rippinger ♥ Hip The Hoopla

 


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