Tutorials for WHD Dance 2016

Hoop teachers, hoop troupes, and solo dancers are invited to participate in this 7th annual global hoop project to celebrate World Hoop Day on October 1, 2016.

This year there are two separate choreographies to the dance. They interleave with alternating features and framing/backdancing segments. There are some parts that are synchronized and lots of time for “freestyle, formations, and features” which allow your troupe to adjust for its own strengths and staging.


This one is quick to learn and relatively easy for all levels of hoopers.


For hoopers with foot hooping and body rolls, or anyone who likes rehearsals and a fun challenge!


  • Modern, Modern Love, David Bowie remix by Charles (via Soundcloud)
  • Want a tutorial on a specific move? E-mail spinmatsuri@gmail.com


Submission Deadline: October 16, 2016

Please send only one video per performance group and ensure that WHD2016 and your location are in the filename. There are three options for submission and here they are in my order of preference (and highest-to-lowest quality in the compilation):

Option 1: The Cloud

  1. Upload your hi-res, unedited footage to Dropbox, Drive or other hosting service.
  2. Send the e-mail notification/invitation to spinmatsuri@gmail.com

Option 2: Raw Footage on YouTube/Vimeo

  1. Upload your unedited video (no transitions, credits, etc) to YouTube or Vimeo at its highest quality.
  2. Send an e-mail with the link to spinmatsuri@gmail.com

Option 3: Edited Video on YouTube/Vimeo

  1. Upload your edited video to YouTube or Vimeo at its highest quality
  2. Send an e-mail with the link to spinmatsuri@gmail.com