I taught Snake (Chest/Shoulder hooping) in last week’s Goddess Hoop Dance class. This picture was taken in February of this year when I had finally managed to do Snake with some kind of grace. It was one of the moves that literally took me months to learn. And learning it opened up my hoop dance… Read More The Heart of Snake
My hips astonish me when they find my rhythm in the hoop, moving gracefully, boldly, most unashamedly; womanly to the very core. Who knew they could do that, find that, feel that–take me to a world of my own. A world in which it’s all about dance and dancer, rhythm and heartbeat, music and joy… Read More Hip, Hip, Hooray!
One of the things I love most about hoop dance is that despite what is or isn’t happening in the rest of my life, I can always take my heart into the hoop with me and dance through anything I am feeling. Sometimes what I am feeling is too beautiful for words other times my… Read More The Heart of Hoop Dance
The beautiful, smiling woman in the picture is my dear friend and Goddess Hoop Dance Class Assistant, Sally. After listening to me go on and on about hooping for months she said yes, immediately, when I asked her to act as assistant for my classes. She threw herself into learning as much as she could… Read More Got Hoop Class?
I have always loved Jewel but this poem tied it all up with a bow and so perfectly encapsulated my feelings about not just my hoop dance, but my life. And not just my life but the lives of so many other women I have been meeting over the past few years–especially over this past… Read More We Have Come To Be Danced
I don’t know about you but I have spent a lot of my life doing the things I thought I should do. I had either learned that they were ‘good for me’ or that I had to do things a certain way in order to count and ‘amount to something’ which is such an odd… Read More Why Hoop Dance?