Albuquerque HOOPERS


Albuquerque HOOPERS

Duke City Hula Hoop enthusiasts! Join us every Sunday at Bataan Park for an afternoon of hooping and community!

Location: BATAAN PARK - Sundays @ 11am
Members: 39
Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2013

Calling all 'burque hoopers! Hoop it up!

Everyone is invited! New or experienced hoopers wanted to share in a community meetup group here in Albuquerque!

your hoop
also there are a few to borrow

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Hoop Making Party

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ATS Hoop DanCe! :)

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Comment Wall

Comment by Janet on July 19, 2008 at 9:56pm
this brings back wonderful childhood memories...used to be an avid hooper way back then...hummm wonder if it is like riding a bike..
Comment by Lloyd Thrap on July 28, 2008 at 5:04am

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Comment by Flozilla on August 3, 2008 at 2:55pm
Albuquerque goes hooping

By Amanda Schoenberg
Journal Staff Writer

Tribal belly dance instructor Flo Bargar just found a new creative outlet for her hips.
After a friend made her a hoop last year, Bargar twirled her way into the growing hoop scene in Albuquerque.
Last month, Bargar started the group Albuquerque Hoopers on the Web site Duke City Fix. Now she's hooked on hooping and calls herself a "membership ambassador" who enlists others to join the fun.
Bargar and her friends are not twirling the old-fashioned, 1950s-era Hula Hoop. Their hoops are made from tubing used for irrigation, making them bigger and heavier than the plastic rings for children you find in a drug store. As a result, they circle more slowly around the waist, which makes them easier for adults to manipulate.
Bargar, co-owner of Old World Imports in Albuquerque, said she hopes to incorporate hoop dancing into her belly dancing classes. Not only is it fun, but it's also excellent cross training for belly dancers, she said.
The Albuquerque hooping group meets Sunday mornings in Bataan Park, where they practice their moves while a radio plays. Along with a handful of regulars, the group always attracts attention from curious passers-by. Participants have ranged from 3-year-olds to 60-year-olds, Bargar said.
The Albuquerque group also offers free hoop-making supplies to entice newcomers. A basic black tape hoop takes about two hours to construct, Bargar said, but hoopers usually add personal touches ranging from fur to holographs and glitter.
The hooping craze extends far beyond Albuquerque. On the national site, you can find do-it-yourself LED hoop kits for $59, "blonde bombshell" hoops for $35 and "Chakra spiral" hoops for $45.
Hooping subcultures have also emerged. Hoopers who dance at raves create their own fancy hoop tricks, like the "booty hip push," Bargar said. Glow hoops, fire twirling hoops and hoop dance troupes are also hot.
"There are all these cool ways to hoop," Bargar said. "You have to try one to understand."
Comment by Flozilla on August 3, 2008 at 2:56pm
Thanks Amanda and Morgan!!
Comment by deb on August 5, 2008 at 9:02pm
I would love to try hooping! I've been practicing in my backyard with a cheap kmart hula hoop and can't get it to stay up! I would love to make a new one and join you all.
Comment by Flozilla on August 6, 2008 at 3:14pm

Comment by Lloyd Thrap on August 8, 2008 at 5:33am


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