A Little Catching Up

You’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been.  The short answer is:  I’ve been sick.  Well, that’s the long answer, too.

Here’s what’s hoopy in my life during the past few days, excluding the past three, since I was, well, sick.

1.  Hooping.org’s 30/30 Fall Challenge:  I did it!  I hooped for 30 days!  Yay!  The results?  I got a lot better at what I’ve been learning in my classes.  And I wore a nice trampled-down brown spot my yard from where I was practicing.

2.  Studio Spin’s Masquerade Party:  Joan and I attended Studio Spin’s Masquerade party on Nov. 1.  It was fun!  I participated in the student showcase.  It went ok, but I had a lot of fun.  I did the Chicken Dance while hooping in a dirndl, or a traditional German dress, costume.  Here’s what I learned.

    Poofy polyester dirndl’s are not good to hoop in.

      I like performing.

         I took off the black piece to perform, and, of course, the mask.  Here’s a video of my performance, hoop drops and all.  I should note that while Joan was filming this, my phone did run out of memory, but most of it is here.

        The good thing was that I had a good audience response.  I also had a few people come up to me and try out hooping, so at least I got some interest and met some new people that way.

        Next performance?  It’ll be in a short top and leggings like I’m used to. Here’s the Vimeo version is you like that service better.

        Hooping Chicken Dance from Jenn Dixon on Vimeo.

        Hooping.org’s Fall 30/30 Hooping Fun and Fitness Challenge

        I’m doing the Fall 30/30 Hooping Fun and Fitness Challenge on Hooping.org!  This should be fun, but part of me is wondering why I’m doing this.

        Here’s why I am doing this:  I need an impetus to practice more, plain and simple.  I believe doing this challenge may be a good thing to get that started.

        I look at this this way.  I have some time off coming up, and should have plenty of practice time after that.  I will also be having classes again twice a week.  That’s a lot of time I plan on hooping already.

        Still, we’ll see how long I can keep this up.  I’m going to try for 30 days starting tomorrow!

        I encourage you to do the same if you want to do this challenge.  Hop on over to Hooping.org and find out how you can get started.