Posts by Larisa

Halloween Hoop Costumes

Part of being a hoop dancer is hoop dancing as much as you can. You get known for taking your hoops with you everywhere. Halloween is an exciting opportunity to dress up and hoopers work extra hard on finding unique ways to incorporate their prop in their costumes. You can color coordinate your prop with…

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Infinite Circles Feature: World Hoop Day 2016

The greatest hoop holiday has finally circled back around- World Hoop Day! The World Hoop Day (WHD) event takes place each year on the first Saturday of October. World Hoop Day 2016 will be happening October 1st. Are you ready to spin with the whole planet? This article will take you through the history of…

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Interview: Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy

Infinite Circles has spent the week sitting down with the professionals of Rhythmic Gymnastics to better understand the events happening this weekend.  Speaking with me today is Polina Kozitskiy from Philadelphia School. The Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy specializes in world-class gymnastics instruction. They have produced gymnasts who are part of the US National Team, Future Stars and Youth…

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Ovsanna Mkhchian: Gymnastics Program Director

Ovsanna Mkhchian To continue our preparation for the Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG) in the upcoming Olympic Games, we asked RG Coach and Judge Ovsanna Mkhchian some basic questions to help us understand the sport. Ovsanna is the sole supervisor of 40 rhythmic gymnasts, and Program Director of Ararat Rhythmic Gymnastics in Los Angeles, CA. (They are…

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Rhythmic Gymnastics: Hoop Candy

As part of our continued efforts to get the hooping community excited about the Rhythmic Gymnastics in the upcoming Olympic Games, we wanted to share some of our favorite rhythmic eye candy! First, here is USA’s Nicole Kaloyanov, with her swingy, fun style: For those who prefer more drama, here’s Georgia’s Salome Pazhava… That piece!…

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Rhythmic Gymnastics: Upcoming Olympic Competition

As the Rio Olympic Games roll along, we get closer and closer to sport’s parallel to flow arts – the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition! The Schedule This year the Individual Competition will take place on August 19th and 20th, and the Group Competition will take place on August 20th and 21st. This quad the individuals will…

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Fire Safety: The Basics

In this course on fire safety, we will learn how to use fuel safely, what to wear & what not to wear, the qualities of various fuels, and some first aid tips to know in the event we, or someone around us, gets a burn. We encourage you to always burn safely. You are protecting…

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Hooping Weight Loss Journey

Interview by Shandi Clouse Alex Alvarado, a 24-year-old from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and a waiter in the Sands Casino, has been one of the up and coming male flow artists in the community lately. You can find Alex hosting live hoop sessions in ICC, generally jamming out, and inspiring others with his love of hoop dance.…

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Finding Your Next Hoop Outfit

Estimated Reading Time: 7 MinutesThis article contains the best fabrics to use, fabrics to avoid, and community approved stores.  Behind the Scenes with Aveda™ – Adidas by Stella McCartney: Mainstream on Flickr Skin-to-skin contact with the hula hoop (or any prop!) is preferred, but finding the right clothes to wear while dancing is still important.…

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17 Pro Tips for Festival Season

1 Having water bottles to grab or hand out for hydration at any time is a huge necessity for festivals. Freezing them and putting them in the coolers is just efficient packing. Make sure there is some room in the bottles, though. Water will expand and can crack the container when it freezes. 2 If…

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