March, 2015

Adding Jumps and Leaps to Hoopdance

March 24, 2015 Caroleeena hoopdanceHoopingTutorialUncategorized

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Jumps and leaps are dazzling feats of strength and agility that bring energy, surprise, and even a sense of danger to our hoopdances. They are flashy level changes that can be combined with changes in speed, direction, hoop moves, and/or other dance elements to add dynamic and high contrast elements to our dances. All jumps […]

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Bringing Energy to Your Hoopdance

March 16, 2015 Caroleeena DancehoopdanceHoopingPerformanceUncategorized

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Energy has many different definitions and all of them can be applied to hoopdance. – Chi is the active life force that animates every living thing. In Chinese medicine, this energy has two main expressions — the inward flow ¬†of Yin and the outward flow of Yang. Yin is the softer, more inviting, inward expression […]

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Exploring Levels In Hoopdance

March 3, 2015 Caroleeena DancehoopdanceHooping

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Levels refer to a dancer’s movement up and down the vertical axis as they move in and through space. As hoopdancer, our prop, the hoop, becomes an extension of the hoopdancer that can also explore movement up and down the vertical axis. Low level: Body Movements on the low level include crawling, rolling, sitting, kneeling, […]

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