Imagine something simple: a circle. Now enlarge it to 40 inches and the weight of 2.5 to 5lbs. Not quite finished--step into it or put it over your head and allow it to rest comfortably on your waist...Now, give it a whirl to the right or left. Trust that it will stay afloat. Merge with movement of the encircling hoop. Enjoy the process. Enjoy the path. Now hear the music...time to shift. Sub-cortically, allow the hoop to sustain the rhythm-in-round as you attune to the music.
Slowly, explore more of the experience...slide...step...march your feet to the side, forward, backwards and in a circle. Explore the possibility of mood, music and mid-body movement.
And there you have the basic premise of Holistic Hula Hoop. Come to class at Dance Connection 3117 N. Clybourn on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30PM. Hoop to the music of the 40’s. Swoop to swing dance music and Bloop to Blues music.