Jenny has been working on my footwork while hoopdancing. It’s been a fun and challenging thing to work on!
She taught me a basic grapevine step, and moved on to a ballet-y almost burlesque-y foot sequence that is very pretty to do. Doing the steps by themselves is fine, but adding the element of hoop dance is a whole other animal.
I decided to put the concept of footwork into practice on Saturday during some of the nice weather we actually got this weekend. I put on some music, and hooped. Here’s what I learned:
- Hoopdance footwork is much easier on wooden floors rather than grass.
- Hoopdance is also easier while barefoot rather than wearing sneakers.
I videoed part of my practice. It was exhausting, as you can see I tried to do some hoopdance footwork with a polypro hoop, too, just to see how it would go.
Saturday Hoopdance from Jenn Dixon on Vimeo.
How did I do? I think I did pretty well concerning the circumstances.
I encourage you to play around with footwork, too. It’s freeing! I’m able to move, at least in the studio with a lot more grace and find myself experimenting more with my feet. It’s a new element of dance for me!