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What Is Hoop Dance?

Hoop Dance is...​

...performing moves and tricks with a hoop dance hoop both on and off the body in a dance influenced way!​


The benefits of hooping are:  


  • Promotes laughter & fun

  • Tones the abdominal muscles

  • Strengthens the core

  • Burn up to 100 calories per ten minutes!

  • Stills the mind

  • Self expression

  • Promotes an improved alignment in the body

  • Improves co-ordination and balance

  • It's a really good way of having fun and meeting new people

  • Improves confidence and self esteem

Hula Hooping versus Hoop Dance – So what's the difference?

Hula hooping is often remembered as hooping on the waist. 


Hoop dance involves using a larger weighted hoop (approximately 2lbs in weight).  It allows each hoop dancer the opportunity to explore a dynamic range of movements both on and off the body, some have spoken of its meditative and spiritual qualities. 


What type of hoop is right ​for you?

There are lots of amazing hoops out there for you to buy or you can learn to make your own. Hoops vary in size. If you are an adult using a childs hoop it will prevent progress as it's too small and light to work with. An adult sized hoop will be larger and weighted and will be easier to hoop with.


Measure from the floor to your navel in inches this will indicate the correct  hoop size for you! The bigger the hoop the slower the rotation, the smaller the hooper the faster the rotation. Hoops vary in size from approximately 36” to 41”.


There are three main types of tubing that are popular for hoopers.


25mm Tubing 

20mm Tubing



Which type is best for you is personal choice! 


The impact of the hoop across the body for a beginner can sometimes cause bruising. Take care of your bruises and if concerned contact any medical advice service, visit your local pharmacist or your GP for advice. Do what ever it takes to heal and have a healthy hooping body.

Who is hoop dance good for?

Hooping is good fun for children and adults both male and female!  It is accessible to all!

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