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Published:June 15th, 2008 16:52 EST
Vestige of the Vox Populi #88

Vestige of the Vox Populi #88

By Sean Stubblefield

A type of Poi, Hooping, aka- hoop dancing-- refers to artistic dance movements that combine a hoop with various parts of the body in rhythmic motions, usually accompanied by music. The hoops used by hoopers tend to be specially designed: larger and heavier than a common hula hoop, and can be made with various materials (pvc piping, aluminum, wood, plastic). They are sometimes adorned with fire or ribbons to enhance the spinning spectacle.


Hoop dance incorporates elements of hula dancing, belly dancing, rhythmic gymnastics and hip-hop.