Off The Grid

Yup, I’m going off the grid for a week.  I’ll still be keeping and eye on things here, but I probably won’t be posting.  I will tell you a few things, though:  I will be hooping and there will be pictures.  Oh, and I have some really cool news to share when I get back, too.
Before I sign off for the week, I do have some things to share.
Class on Wednesday with Katie was fun!  We did a lot of work on our cores and focused on working on moves that each student wanted to improve.  For me, it was ghosting with the hand I’m not hooping with and learning how to do the two handed vortex.  I think I have the right idea on the new vortex moves, and can ghost decently doing the weave.
Oh, and I’m two days into’s Fall 30/30 Challenge.  Tonight, I will do the third day.  As for that pesky back elbow pass……I’ve been working on it and got it a few times!  I even managed to keep the hoop moving and pass it back around the front!  Yesssss!
Have a great week, and I will be back with tons of good stuff upon my return to cyberspace.  See you then!

The Bee’s Knees II

First, off, I did not have class on Wednesday night because Katie took some time off.  She works so hard, and I’m glad that she is taking a few days for herself.  That worked out for me, as my mom had her gallbladder removed on Tuesday, so I was available if Momma needed me.  She is doing great, by the way!  I did get some of my own practice in Wednesday, too.

Speaking of practice, I’ve been doing that a lot more.  I need to.  I realized I can do a few things inside my house in the living room.  Yay! 

Yesterday, Cindy and I had the second of our knee hooping/other technique lesson with Jenny. Both Cindy and I have greatly improved our knee hooping!  Jenny showed us a few ways to pick up the hoop with our feet if it drops to the floor.  Both are much more cooler and elegant than bending down and grabbing it.  We learned to flip the hoop up using the ball of our foot, and we also learned how to flick the hoop off the top of our foot into our hand, and we also did basic ankle breaks.  Yay!

I’m getting better at the back elbow pass, too.  I managed to finally catch that hoop behind my back!  Once.  Only once.  Still, that means that if I keep practicing, and I will get it.  I’m on the right path. 

Improving my knee hooping and learning that elbow pass really is the bee’s knees! 

As a side note, I want to encourage you to come out to Jenny’s new session starting on October 16.  If you are in the Lancaster, PA area and curious about hooping, please register and come out!  Click here for more information.