Golden Hoops

23 Jul


We’re currently living in Golden, Colorado and I was thrilled to find out that there is a lot of hoop love happenin’ around here. I’m guessing that is partly due to the fact that String Cheese Incident got their start in Colorado, and some might say they are responsible for the rise of modern hooping (throwing hoops into the crowds at their shows). Speaking of SCI, they are playing just a few minutes down the road from us all weekend (at Red Rocks). Apparently there are hoopers coming in from all around the country for that event! I might have to sneak down there for a bit.

Anywhoo…this week we took some classes from Golden’s hoopin’ girl, Danielle Odette. She holds a kids class on Tuesday nights at the Golden Community Center and an adult class downtown at Buffalo Rose on Wednesdays. She also teaches in Denver…check out her website for more info. If you’re in the area, be sure to take her classes! She is an EXCELLENT teacher and an amazing hoopdancer…Bella came home from class SO excited about all her new moves and has been practicing since. Danielle inspired me in many ways as well and I can’t wait until the next class because we’ll be working on a lot of things that I want to learn! Yipppeee!


Lucy was enthralled with the girls…she’ll be hooping before we know it! 🙂


After the adult class was over, I asked Danielle to do just a short, 1-minute video clip for me to show you…and she happily obliged. I *love* watching her…she flows so effortlessly and has great “presence”! Enjoy! (click here to see it bigger on the Vimeo site)

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9 Responses to “Golden Hoops”

  1. Laura Mayne July 23, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    Wow! Amazing hooping and flow!

  2. Barbra July 23, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    Love it! She sure does have amazing, effortless flow! Gotta keep her on my radar. Thanks for the introduction.

  3. Jenna July 23, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Man I wish I could watch videos at work!! I may have to crash someone’s house soon… I still haven’t gotten to watch your first practice video 😦

    I watched something (can’t remember what now) about Golden the other day. Weird!

  4. Heather July 23, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    I’m so excited to see String Cheese this weekend and all the beautiful hoopers!! Thanks for the heads up on Danielle, I’ll have to check her out!

  5. Hip Mountain Mama July 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Danielle rocks!

  6. Ashley July 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    Love the video! She has such an awesome flow, very inspirational!

  7. kate July 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Speaking of kids hooping, which I just love seeing young kiddos getting into it, so much fun!
    But anyways, just today I posted a video on my blog of my 20 month old hooping. Or at least trying too. I love how babes like to do what we do, it’s so cute, especially when it is hooping!

  8. Lara July 23, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    Lucy and Navi have the same dress 🙂

  9. Jenine July 24, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    OMG she is awesome! I wish I could move even a smidge like that with my hoop. I’m lucky to keep it on my waist. lol

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