caroleeena

Welcome To The Vegetable Circus (Triangle, NC)

November 13, 2012 Caroleeena hoopdancehoopdanceHoopingPoiUncategorized

We just started a chapter of the Vegetable Circus in Raleigh, NC. We present in-school, after-school, and kids programs that highlight healthy nutrition, movement, and play. Consider starting a Vegetable Circus in your community.

More

0 caroleeenaraleighVegetable Circus

The Value of a Hooper’s Training Journal … (and how to keep one)

August 27, 2012 Caroleeena hoopdanceHoopingUncategorized

  Training Journals are great for learning, fun to peruse and full of insight. I love mine and I recommend keeping one. Bring it to classes, workshops, jams, and playdates. A Training Journal helps us cultivate and direct our growth. It serves as inspiration and aspiration, a collection of our epiphanies, a history of our […]

More

3 caroleeenahoop journalhoopdancehooper's journalhoopinghow to make a hoop journalhula hoopjournaltraining

Directed Gaze – Directing Energy in Dance

April 27, 2012 Caroleeena hoopdanceHoopingPoiUncategorized

  Directed Gaze is a dance concept, a way of directing focus, a way of directing energy. We can make people look at things by looking at them. Don’t believe it? Go out on any street, stop and look up in the sky. Watch what happens. By directing the gaze, the dancer directs both energy […]

More

3 caroleeenadancedirected gazehoopdance

Mastery and the Beginner’s Mind

December 13, 2011 Caroleeena hoopdanceHoopingPoiUncategorized

Sometimes I hear a new hooper who is rushing breathlessly to learn the next trick say, “I’ve mastered everything but this…” and I have to smile. Mastery? Really? I’ve been hooping since 2003 and I don’t feel like I’ve come anywhere close to mastering any aspect of it. I just keep learning how much more […]

More

1 beginner mindbeginner's mindcaroleeenamastery

Creating Lines in Hoopdance

December 9, 2011 Caroleeena hoopdanceUncategorized

In hoopdance we don’t often think of creating lines. Hooping is round and we tend to relate to it with a round mindset. There are many ways we can utilize lines in hoopdance though. We can travel in lines, we can create lines with our posture, our arms, our legs, we can even imagine lines […]

More

1 caroleeenacreating linesdancehoopdancelinespoi dance

The Big Finish!

December 8, 2011 Caroleeena hoopdanceUncategorized

When it come to polishing your dance, few things shine as much as “The Big Finish”. The Big Finish is one of the things that differentiates between dancing and performing. It’s also one of the things that distinguishes between a hooper and hoopdancer. The Big Finish is comprised of three parts: 1. A Ta Da! […]

More

0 big finishcaroleeenahoop dancehoopdanceta da ending

Winter – The Time of Roots Growing beneath the Soil

December 7, 2011 Caroleeena hoopdanceHoopingPoiUncategorized

When we look at trees in winter, we think of them as dormant. But they are not dormant. Even if, to the naked eye, they do not appear to be growing, they are growing. After bursting forth with new growth in springtime, trees bud and blossom, burgeon and bloom, branch out and burst forth all […]

More

3 caroleeenagrowinggrowthhoophoopdance. hoop dancehoopinghula hoopmovement artspoirootstimewinter

Power-Full Posture

November 27, 2011 Caroleeena HoopingPoiUncategorized

When you slouch, your shoulders roll forward, your head droops, your general appearance becomes that of a person who is afraid of taking up space. Physiologically, the diaphragm becomes compressed, breathing becomes constricted, energy is restricted. Yoga teaches us that our chi, or energy, flows most effectively when we extend and expand ourselves, when the […]

More

0 caroleeenaposture

Playing with Beat Punctuation (and Pah!)

November 25, 2011 Caroleeena hoopdancePoi

When I dance with my hoop, I emphasize different places in the music with my hoop or my body. If the tempo of the music moves from fast to slow, my movement moves from fast to slow. Where the melody rises and falls, I also tend to rise and fall. And in those percussive places […]

More

2 beat punctuationcaroleeenadancehoopdancepoi dance

How to Make Sock Poi (with stuff you have in the house right now!)

November 23, 2011 Caroleeena Poi

Poi come from the people of the Maori tribe of New Zealand. Poi translates to “ball on string” and that’s literally what they are. The Maori make them by taking a small square of cloth and pouring flax seed into the center, then tying the corners of the cloth together with string. Voila! True Maorian […]

More

1 caroleeenacraftcreatediymakepoisock poi

« Previous Posts Next posts »

Powered by http://wordpress.org/ and http://www.hqpremiumthemes.com/