As I understand it, the hoop dance community in the San Francisco Bay Area was largely organized by Philo Hagen, co-founder of the local group, Bay Area Hoopers and Hooping.org, the online source for fresh hoop dance news, videos, photos and a huge forum for the community.
I look forward to getting more involved with the community and attending the weekly hoop jams as the nice weather returns.
The video in the link below, created by the Hoop Stars, tells the story of the evolution of the hoop dancing community. It’s got a little history and a lot of fascinating facts and mini interviews with some of the key players. Enjoy!