Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Hula Hooping while Playing the Ukulele

So I got a ukulele for Christmas. At first I couldn’t even play a G chord, but I made it my goal to learn how to play a song while hula hooping at the same time.

Without further ado, here I am hula hooping while playing the ukulele:

In other hoop news, it’s been a brutal winter for Asheville so outdoor hula hoop fun inlcuding hula hoop parties will have to wait until Spring.

Last month someone wanted to hire me to do a hoop dance  party for kids for their corporate party, but due to space restrictions, I ended up hosting an arts and crafts party and face painting instead. It was super fun.

I welcomed several new teachers into my Hoop Teacher Training course this month.

Happy hooping and thanks for watching 🙂

Blind Melon No Rain Hoop Dance Hooping by Sarah Asheville Hoop Dancer

I’ve always wanted to create a hoop dance video to No Rain by Blind Melon. I finally found the perfect yellow coat for it at Goodwill yesterday.
I filmed this hoop dance video this on my porch in Swannanoa, a small town near Asheville.
My favorite part is Rosie (cute Boston Terrier pet sitting client) looking at me dance through the sliding glass door! I even got her to jump through a hoop, but did not get it on camera.
Thanks for watching.

Christmas Themed Hula Hoop Class Party Lesson Plans

This video will go over my Christmas-Themed Hoop Dance Lesson Plans for Kids.
I used these Jumbo Marshmallows.
I used these hoops: Dozen 30 inch deluxe hula hoops
And these: Dozen 36 inch deluxe hula hoops
I wore this candy cane costume.

Lesson Plan:

Snowball Toss Game (use the marshmallows–instructions in video) for 12 minutes
Hoop Scotch for 10 minutes (use marshallows instead of rocks–instructions in video)
Freeze Dance to Christmas Music for 5 to 10 minutes
Musical Hoops to Christmas Music for 10+ minutes (this game is like musical chairs but with hoops instead of chairs)
If you like this, check out the Pay What You Wish Hooping With Kids Teacher Training Program.