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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:

Hooping.org feature of my video:

My “Award-Winning” Video:



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Celebrating World Laughter Day with Hoops & Laughter Yoga


     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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Guest Instructor and Spin Summit This week

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Please join us for two special Hip The Hoopla classes this week Tues. 6:30pm & Sat. 10am) with Guest Instructor Extraordinaire Felicia Heyn. She’ll be doing Q&A, Injury Prevention, and Mastery Move Tweaks.

Pre-registration discount: www.HipTheHoopla.com or MindBody Connect app.

*ALL Levels Welcome*
And come visit us down at The Spin Summit April 30-May 3 (day passes, camping, weekend, shows, and an array of flow, fire & fabulous world wide instructors!) (Hip The Hoopla Laughter Yoga celebration on Sunday 5/3)


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Spring Hip The Hoopla Schedule, Workshop, News & Tutorial

Oooh Spring coming on!
Let’s getcha lucky in the hoop with friends & laughter, shall we?!!

And please enjoy some Fabulous Foot hooping tips and tricks in this short tutorial!

Hip The Hoopla Group Hooping classes this Spring!
March 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 & 31.
April 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 & 28.
May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30.
Classes are Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 10am

$15 Fast Check-In Preregistration
$18 Walk-In
New Monthly Package

303-980-6295 for more info on classes, private coaching, performances and custom hand-crafted professional dance hula hoops.

katiesunshineOooh the internationally renowned Hooping Idol is on! And one of the awesome judges is Miss Katie Sunshine smile emoticon Come see her in person & learn some really fun hoop dance skills Sunday 4/19, 2-4pm in Denver! Get your spot* before it sells out!

Click here for *Preregistration Discount*

Also at Red Elephant Workshop in Denver… Tuesday April 14th is “Spintastic” night at Hip The Hoopla.

Saturday April 18th is “Roll-A-Rama” morning at Hip The Hoopla 10am-Pre-reg discount: www.HipTheHoopla.com or MindBody Connect app ♥.


Hoop Tip to Keep Your Hoop UP Better!

Hoop Tip:

When you LOOK up, your hoop tends to STAY up (better).

Hoop dance, belly dance and Laughter Yoga…Oh my! 🙂
Come join us tonight for Hip The Hoopla class at 6:30pm for “Cool Hand Flow” theme. Nab your spot in this intimate setting www.HipTheHoopla.com or MindBody Connect mobile app for faster & early check in pricing!
All levels welcome! Limited spaces available.)

Photo: Hoop Tip: When you LOOK up, your hoop tends to STAY up (better).  (Hip The Hoopla's 6:30pm class theme is "Cool Hand Flow"... inspired by one of our new tribe members who you can meet tonight! Grab your spot now www.HipTheHoopla.com or MindBody Connect mobile app. All levels welcome! Limited spaces available.)

Red Elephant Workshop shared a link.

Connect with Hip The Hoopla to book your classes, private lessons, package program, event performances and custom hand-made professional dance hula hoops.
Che@HipTheHoopla.com or 303-980-6295 (office line)
MindBody Connect mobile app to register for classes on the go

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February News: Classes, Hoops & NEW Diamond Packages Available!

Hip The Hoopla invites you to humorous hoop dance fitness classes and more!Hip The Hoopla
February News, Info & Class Schedule

***FEBRUARY 2015: 2/3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24 28***

(Saturdays 10am & Tuesdays 6:30pm-Check Facebook Page/Google Calendar for immediate schedule changes-Pre-registered students will be notified)***

♥ Buddy up with a friend for February! Accountability partners help keep us on track 🙂 ♥
♥ More Hip The Hoopla info at www.HipTheHoopla.com ♥ & www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla

♦ ♦ ♦ NEW: Diamond Membership Monthly Package ♦ ♦ ♦
Now Available! –See details below–Amazing program with LOTS of Value! Limited client slots upon approval–Huge personal benefits And great savings, all with in-depth dramatic results! BONUS Diamond Package gifts for those who sign up now! ♦ ♦ ♦

♥ Order your new personalized custom dance hoop(s)* now. Choose from a variety of options in sizes, tapes, tubing and some are collapsible for travel. We even offer some Colorado-made LED hoops, too!
*A complimentary hoop consultation is included with custom orders. You’ll acquire some invaluable advice gained from years of experience! Ready made hoops are also available at class times, by appointment during the week, and some weekend times, too!

+Custom Hoops, Classes, Private lessons, Coaching, Performing, Accessories, Gift Certificates, all available–just ask! 🙂

♥ Check online calendar for performances, classes and hoop jams! www.HipTheHoopla.com

♥ Please RSVP your classes online at www.HipTheHoopla.com or use the MindBody Connect mobile app to guarantee your class space. Drop-in’s welcome with space available.
Contact us for your own hand-crafted custom hoop, too! ♥

+Hip The Hoopla GIFT CERTIFICATES Available year round for classes, class packs, custom made hoops, private lessons, etc.


~~~Hip the Hoopla Class LOCATION: *Red Elephant Workshop*
244 Sante Fe Drive, Denver CO 80223 (Between 2nd & 3rd on Sante Fe Drive– free on-street parking 🙂

Please allow a few extra minutes to park, sign in, and prepare to hoop. Prepaid registration gets expedited check in!


☺$15 for online paid pre-registration & Quick check in
☺$18 for Drop-In Attendees
(♥ Welcome New Student Yelp Mobile App “Check In Deal”-save 20% on first prepaid class 🙂 must have app)

☺ Class pass & unlimited session packages available-
+5 Class Pack-$70 (One free class / $20 savings! Good for 3 months)
+10 Class Pack $120 (4 free classes / $60 savings! Good for 6 months)
♦ Diamond Membership Monthly Package-Save $$$ if purchased in February! Call to get your Early Bird Discount Code! ♦

♦ ♦ ♦
Are you a Diamond in the rough? What is your personal life journey? Hooping is a wellness, business, personal relationship and self care metaphor for all of life’s other issues. Are you just starting out? Recovering from a physical trauma or struggling with some mental hurdles? Wanting to take a deeper dive into your wellness & happiness with someone who cares and can guide you on your path of improvement and success? Ready to start moving? Getting new brain/body neural pathways created? How about growing into a more positive, happier, healthier version of who you are now? If you are…step up, strap in, and to commit to your own personal Best YOU/Best Year goals now. This may be just right for you!
♦ ♦ ♦ Diamond Membership Monthly Package-Now Available! ♦ ♦ ♦
♦ Unlimited local class attendance ($162 value)
(OR one private tutorial hour a month online $60 value)
♦ One live online class a week ($75 value)
♦ Membership into our Exclusive Private Facebook Group with interactive hoop tribe communication in our intimate safe space, with positive camaraderie, unique Hip The Hoopla motivation, humor, heart, and “Hoopspiration.” (our hoop tribe is like affordable group therapy…with added helpful, supportive peer advice) ($150 Value)
♦ Ongoing Tutorials, lessons & hoop challenges ($75 Value)
♦ “Tweak Techniques” expert advice that can take your moves from blah to polished with faster ease ($50 Value)
♦ Simple, quick Health, Wellness & Happiness Tips ($50 Value)
♦ “Belly Dance Bites” fun and variety to add to your body and knowledge toolbox ($50 Value)
♦ “Laughter Yoga Minutes”-exercises to instantly increase your happy body chemistry ($50 Value)
♦ Monthly original choreography combo ($75 value)
♦ One Live monthly Q & A ($50 Value)
♦ One Guest Expert Experience each month ($100 value)
♦ Ongoing bonuses and surprises! (Priceless! $$$)
_____Total Value $947.00!_____
Regular Price packaging:
12 months-$199/mo (save $200 if paid in full)*
6 months-$249/mo. (save $150 if paid in full)*
3 months-$299/mo. (save $100 if paid in full)*
*Call for your additional discount Early Bird discount code if purchased in February!*

What is each incremental change in your health, happiness and well being worth? Please call and see if you qualify for our initial special rate pricing for ongoing monthly exclusive package membership (minimum 3, 6 or 12 months–Get your secret bonus discount code Now.)

***BONUS Diamond Package gifts for those who sign up now!***
♦ If you are within the first 10 members signed up by February 14th, you will get a BONUS gift of one 1/2 hour Personal Focus One on One Strategy Call for your custom tailored 2015 Best YOU/Best Year goals.
♦ The first 25 members to sign up will receive a BONUS Private individualized planning goal strategy report with online feedback.
♦ ♦ ♦

♥ Private Coaching Sessions Available: Blast on your progress and goals. Bring your hoop and dance skills to your next best level-Fast-with Hip The Hoopla…Personalized Attention and Performance Preparation.

Private Lessons: 1 person $60 per hour*
2-3 People $50.00/person, per hour*
4-10 People $40.00/person, per hour*
*Plus studio rental fee, if applicable. Travel and other expenses may apply. Please contact Hip The Hoopla for other location and pricing options.

Please contact for other special offers & group discounts.

Class/Hooping Prep-Bring/Do/Wear: ~Water ~yoga mat ~stretchy snug clothing-the hoop loves sticking to skin & stays up better! A notebook & pen are really handy to remember key moves, hints & tricks. Bring your own hoop, purchase one at class, or borrow one provided at class. FYI: you can order YOUR OWN cool custom color/personally sized hoops for your hooping style and needs–Even collapsible hoops for easy carry & traveling!

***Please Reserve your class spot at www.HipTheHoopla.com for $ savings and easy check-in!***
Please Note: A 24-hour courtesy cancellation required for the limited space class spot. You will be charged if within 24 hours of class.

RSVP/Questions/Info/Contact: Che@HipTheHoopla.com 303.980.6295

Hip The Hoopla is available for PERFORMING–special events, private/semi-private personally focused lessons & motivational meetings (way easier than walking on hot coals)… Plus bridal and bachelorette parties! And try out: Hip The Hoopla Hoop-O-Grams–better than a singing telegram–in person or virtual, and way more fun!

More info: www.HipTheHoopla.com

Please “Like,” visit often & recommend Hip The Hoopla on Facebook for schedule, updates, news and cool videos. http://www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla
Also find us on Yelp! http://www.yelp.com/biz/hip-the-hoopla-denver
…and LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/hip-the-hoopla
…and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/HipTheHoopla
…and another YouTube channel with Hip The Hoopla http://www.youtube.com/ToucheToon
…and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/hipthehoopla/
…and Twitter http://twitter.com/hipthehoopla

Recommendations & testimonials are very appreciated. ~Thank You 🙂

We appreciate your interaction and connectivity!
♥ ♥ ♥
2015 is such a great year to Get Your Hoop On!!!


***♥ Upcoming PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE & Jams! ♥***
Check online calendar for performances, classes and hoop jams! www.HipTheHoopla.com

Some past performances at:
South Park Music Festival
The D-Note 2014 Winter Hafla Show
Live LiveWell Colorado Fitness Performance Event
Mercury Cafe Denver
With Blue Soul at Boulder Beer Company
Boulder IPA Festival with blues band Blue Soul and The Goonies
One Gathering with rock band Trickshot
Bellies on Fire! Show at Casseleman’s
Boulder Creek Festival after the Boulder Boulder
Lanie’s Clock Tower Cabaret’s “Mythic Summer Circus” with Bella Diva Dance.

♥ Your Personal Hooping Story Invitation ♥
How has hooping inspiring you to be a better person?? It could be laughter, weight, happiness, personal development, health improvement…what ever YOUR personal WIN(s) is (are). Tell us in one easy to type up/ text paragraph.
Please send it in now for your chance to be featured, celebrated and help INSPIRE OTHERS.
♥ ***”Your Personal Hoop Story” Participants will receive a special Hip The Hoopla gift and a discount for classes or hoops! ♥

Hip The Hoopla Latest Breaking News

Hey Hip The Hoopla peeps…

Here’s the HOOP NEWS scoop in the last 5 minutes, in order (lol)…

1. Looks like we are staying at our current Red Elephant Workshop 2nd & Sante Fe Denver location for a bit more (February??!).
2. Saturday January 24, 2015, we’ll be hitting up the “Other Directions” theme (bwahhahahaha–mirroring life!) at 10am Hip The Hoopla class, register online for a lower rate than walk-in: www.HipTheHoopla.com.
3. There’s a great 3 hour workshop series by visiting hooper Perkulator also on Saturday 1/24/15, 3-6pm at Boulder Circus Center–check it out! Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/361759917328857
*Have a great hooping Day & Week Y’all!*

♥ Questions, comments, booking Hip The Hoopla for classes, private sessions, our new Diamond Member Package with sooooo many valuable & helpful benefits, or ordering a new custom hand-crafted pro hoop…please contact us at:

303-980-6295 office #, Che@HipTheHoopla.com, on www.facebook.com/HipTheHoopla and of course www.HipTheHoopla.com. Thanks! ♥


Cracking the Whip: 3 Keys to Whippy Fast Moves!

Che Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla humorous hula hoop dance fitness

How do you get that cool “whooshing” sound with a hoop?

I’d say “Fear Not,” but alas, cannot, as ‘Whipping The Hoop’ about the cabin can be…well, fun, funny, injury-inducing, and sometimes object-destructive. I really wanna emphasize the “fun” part though, especially because it is awe-inspiring to see when done well!

Here are 3 tips though to help ya out as you learn some Whippy Hoopy Thangs.* (And, as always, these ideas are kind of a metaphor for life!) 

1. Make your life easier with the right tool for the right job…Use a lighter hoop. Yes, size matters boys and girls–especially for this stuff. It stands to reason that if your hoop is smaller AND lighter, that whipping it around quickly will be less taxing on your hands, arms, bendy body parts and nearby furniture. Recommended: Polypro or HDPE tubing. Not recommended: Toy hoops. Yes they will whip, but can be easily bent, kinked and warped much quicker than a professionally made hoop by a reputable hoop maker. (There are many qualified local hoop artisans you can support. Check your community. Hip The Hoopla covers the Colorado area and can ship, if you like).

2. Learn Good Technique–with a qualified teacher is best–in person, if possible. But you can also have an online coach (like Hip The Hoopla or many others world wide), or check out some video tutorials on YouTube. Get it slowwwwwwly. If you start just jamming on stuff right off the bat, you may need an injury lawyer–and no one wants to sue themselves.

3. You’ve got to PRACTICE! You knew that one was coming, right?! Whippy moves don’t come about by spontaneous combustion, or via fairy godmother. They take the time and energy of good ‘ole diligent practice. Technique is the main component. When you have that down, then confidence comes into play. Then there’s one more thing that you want to add to your practice…

One more little *Bonus Tip*:
****Facial Expression.**** Yep. Practice getting that scared, “oh crap” look off your face, and try smiling with confidence and ease. Yeah your brain chatter will be racing saying, “But that hoop is whipping near my face — I must close my eyes!” Don’t do that. Keep ’em open so you know which way to duck if you need to. Plus it’s way more enjoyable to watch someone with a pleasant expression…less cortisol for the viewer to stress about you. And, the fake it til you make it grin will bring more of your happy endorphins bubbling your confidence up, too!

P.S. Bonus, bonus tip: If you are new to the hoop whipping concept, start with grip moves before advancing to hand release moves for more control and less bonking of nearby valuables.

Hope these 3 tips and bonuses help increase your personal level of hoop dance. Happy Hooping!

♥ ♥ ♥

*Whippy Thangs can be described as very fast movements, sometimes moving so quickly that they make a whooshy sound. They can create a breeze from the hoop movement, and even more of a wind current from onlookers gasping, “Ahhhhh!” They can be moves like escalators, folds, flips, breaks, etc. Even schmears can be done at lightning speed in a whippy motion!

~Lovingly written, tongue-in-cheeky by CHO (Chief Hooping Officer) Che’ Rippinger, who’s been hooping since 2008, running Hip The Hoopla since 2011 – while teaching, performing and making pro custom hoops.


Hey, in case you want to learn more in person, please come join us at…
“Whip It, Whip It Good: Wicked Fast Moves Made Fun & EASY!” Saturday’s 10am Hip The Hoopla theme. Jump on the Crazy Train with us: www.HipTheHoopla.com or MindBody Connect mobile app to RSVP (all levels welcome + drop-in’s too, if space available!)

Or if you prefer to work one on-one, or a private group, we can schedule an in-person or virtual meeting!

For more information, Please visit www.HipTheHoopla.com , www.Facebook.com/HipTheHoopla , or call 303-919-9280, or e-mail Che@HipTheHoopla.com and subscribe to our e-mail (no spamming–just juicy hoop goodness).
We are also on YouTube, Pinterest, Yelp, LinkedIn & Twitter #hipthehoopla.

Visit Che’s profile on Pinterest.

January Jump Start – Schedule, Specials & More!

Hip The Hoopla humorous hoop dance fitness classes, performances & custom made hula hoops

Give your goals some jet fuel! Hip The Hoopla is here to help to kick butt on your wellness, weight goals and well-being (a.k.a. Happiness).

Give yourself the gift of health and humor with hooping. Here’s a sneak peak at the January Hoopla! (Warning: Hip The Hoopla promises high doses of laughter, hoop dance, positivity and motivation!)


Group classes (all levels welcome) Tuesdays 6:30pm & Saturdays 10am. January 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, (31-Tentative-depending if Broncos play in the Superbowl!)


♥ $99 January Special= 1 private lesson* + 1 Month of Unlimited Monthly Group Classes (save $71!)

♥ 5 Class Pack $65 (Save $10) (exp. 3 months from purchase)

♥ 10 Class $120 (2 classes Free-Save $30!)

♥ 30 Day Unlimited Group Class Pass $80 (Save $40+)

Stay tuned for Hip The Hoopla’s NEXT big Announcements including:

1.) ONLINE CLASSES! Yes, you asked, and they are in the works! The tentative plan is once a week with a replay (if available)…and also…
3.) A MONTHLY PLAN PACK for those dedicated to wellness and wonderment! (Including your own private sessions, and special surprises, too!)

(*Studio rental and/or on-site travel costs are extra. Private lessons priced for Lakewood location.)

For more information, Please visit www.HipTheHoopla.com , www.Facebook.com/HipTheHoopla , or call 303-919-9280, or e-mail Che@HipTheHoopla.com

Hoop Corkscrew Combo-Belly Dance Inspired!

You may already know all the cool hoop moves, but sometimes getting them coordinated in an eye-catching combinations is helpful. Here’s one I call the “Hoop Corkscrew Combination.”


So thrilled this tutorial was featured on www.Hooping.org (the mac-daddy of info for the hooping world) and also on www.Hoop-Trix.com ♥♥♥
♥ In-joy! ♥

Are there other moves you want to see explained or broken down in an easy-to-understand, silly, and humorous way? Connect with us! Hip The Hoopla is here to help.

Here is the Hoop Corkscrew Tutorial Link:


Connect with Us! Hip The Hoopla offers humorous hoop dancing classes, private lessons and coaching–both in person, and virtually–for whatever level you are starting at… or want to get to!

Check calendar for Hip The Hoopla class details. www.HipTheHoopla.com/classes

*If you are interested in getting hoops: ready made, custom, twins, multis, collapsible convertibles, polypro, HDPE, or PE (black tubing)…please connect with us for a complimentary hoop consultation (by phone or in person).

Contact us: online at www.HipTheHoopla.com, Che@HipTheHoopla.com, 303-980-6295  / 303-919-9280 cell 

Latest info, updates, tutorials, events and “Hoopspiration” posted regularly on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/HipTheHoopla

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