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Best of July: Hooping Tutorials, Behind-the-Scenes and more

Aloha! This is Sarah from teachkidstohoop and Asheville face painter. Today I’m going to share the best blog posts of July. Is it August already?! 😉
Behold! The best of July: Hooping Tutorials, Behind-the-Scenes and more…
In July I launched The Path To Performing online course, and I shared free tutorials about performing, including: What’s the difference between an amateur and a professional performer?  
How to be a performer
How to be a performer
I also moved across the country in July. July was exhausting! 😉 Here I shared all about spending a year in San Diego.
Sarah Jordan, Asheville children's party extraordinaire
Sarah Jordan, Asheville children’s party extraordinaire
San Diego was gorgeous, but I never felt at home there. Something always felt a bit “off.” So anyway, here I show you exactly how to find your flow with hooping.

 

How to find your flow with hooping
How to find your flow with hooping
We’ve been in North Carolina for 2 weeks. Within 3 days of being here, we bought a house near Asheville!
our house near Asheville
our house near Asheville
I’m so thrilled because I’ll be leading the dance after school program at Evergreen Community School this fall…and I’ll be an assistant gymnastics coach there too.
I’m also going to be a substitute teacher with Rainbow Community School and Odyssey Community School…and I’m on the list for the LEAF Schools and Streets program.
Lastly, I’m performing with Asheville Aerial Arts…on the ground, with my hoop, of course.

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PS. If you want to learn even more about hooping, check out my hoop dance shop.
And if you find my tutorials useful, please forward/share to friends in the community who can also benefit from it. Thank You! <3
Article by Asheville Hoop Dance Guru Sarah Jordan. Sarah helps women worldwide turn their passion for hoop dance into a successful business. Get your free “10 Hooping Hacks To Benefit You Forever” and “Hoop Ballet 101” here.
About Sarah: Sarah Jordan is a hoop dance performer, teacher and face painter in Asheville, NC. She is the creator of the Hooping with Kids Teacher Training Program and other online courses, loved by thousands of hoop dancers and students worldwide.
Sarah Jordan
Sarah Jordan

What’s the difference between an amateur and professional performer?

Aloha,
This is Sarah from teachkidstohoop.com and today I’ll be sharing a fun tutorial with you.
A lot of people ask me, “What’s the difference between an amateur and professional performer?”

Here is the answer to that question in video form. This video is from A Path To Performing, my online course for performers and performers to be.
Watch and learn the difference between an amateur and professional performer:
Learn how to become a confident, professional performer in just 6 weeks with my fun, step by step online course.

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How To Be A Professional Performer
How To Be A Professional Performer

The Making Of The Path To Performing Online Course

The Making Of The Path To Performing Online Course

Last week I shared a “behind the scenes” look at Day 1 of creating The Path To Performing, my upcoming online course co-starring Adelaide Marcus.
By the way, you can win a spot in this course when it is ready by joining our free Facebook group. I’ll post scholarship instructions in the group at a later date.
Join our free facebook group to see behind the scenes, photos, videos and q's and more.
Join our free facebook group to see behind the scenes, photos, videos and q’s and more.
It’s 6 days later, and we are just about done with filming! We have 1 tiny scene left, and it will take about 5 minutes. Editing all these videos will take MUCH longer.
Before we crack open the champagne, Chad has about 40 more videos to go through and edit.
After that, I send them to Adelaide to approve…and she’ll send me time codes and changes to make. It’s a LONG process.
 I’m learning a valuable lesson during this process: Good things take time.
We filmed for 6 hours yesterday. I forgot to eat lunch. Things got a little crazy.

props

This is my 5th online course I’m creating…I even have an online course to show you how to make your own.
But this is my first course I’m making with another person…and with a tight deadline.
In 2012, I created The Hooping With Kids Teacher Training course in 6 months, and I did it all myself. I didn’t announce it until a week before the course was released.
For creating The Path To Performing: The Art Of Professional Entertainment online course, the pressure is on because I have a very tight deadline (finish before I move! and finish filming before Adelaide goes on vacation!)
This time, I am working around not just my work schedule but Adelaide’s schedule too.
And of course Chad’s schedule. When he was at a VR meetup, I filmed the makeup portion with Adelaide and our friends as models…I’m slower than Chad because he’s the pro. We filmed til 3am. I don’t even think I showered that day. Oops.

Makeup tutorials for performers

how to do sugar skull makeup
Here’s a very quick run-down of the making of The Path To Performing.
1) I wrote the content for the course, on paper…old school style. I did this 2 years ago and put it on the back burner.
2) I met Adelaide when I moved to San Diego in August 2014. We had much in common: dancing, rapping & performing. I asked Adelaide in January 2015 if she wanted to co-create the course with me. After she said yes, we re-wrote the content and integrated her sections into the course. It was a 4 month process.
We have a lot of information to share.
We have a lot of information to share.
3) We finally set a date for filming! Yay!
4) Filming took 3x as long as we anticipated. We stayed flexible and committed, working around the clock to get done filming before June 1st.
5) Chad has been editing after work. Once the videos are approved, I integrate them into the membership website I’ve built. It’s a labor of love
6) I’m pre-announcing this course, like a movie, by sharing photos, videos and other tidbits on social media
7) I’m “hibernating” and turning down social invites until I can finish the course.
8) I’m providing value…in fact, I’ll be sharing at least 3 videos (for free) from the course: “How do you know you’re ready to perform”, “The benefits of being a performer” and a “Performance Makeup Tutorial.” Want me to email them to you when they’re done? Click here.

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