I thought that I would solve this problem by asking the computer for some choreography tips. What I found were possibly the worst instructions for "How to Choreograph a Hoop Dance Routine" ever:
|Add hoops for an awesome show |
So, it wasn't quite the eye opener for which I was hoping. Today I am going to try and break down a routine for a song approximately 3 minutes long. Will I have any idea what I am doing? Not really! But I plan to keep going until I figure it out! There are a few things that I know I'll need to do before getting started:
In the beginning I want to keep it simple. Overly complicated moves can break my flow, and be more difficult to appropriately transition into. I am going to try no more than 10 moves, with several repeated to create a look of grace an intention. (I hope.)
I know I want some off the body, and to hit each level on my body at which I am comfortable hooping (legs, hips, waist, etc.)
3) Think about the transitions from move to move
To do this, I will need to think of where my hoop is in space when I finish one move, and what move would then begin with the hoop in that position. For example, the booty bump is a great move to transition into vertical chest hooping, because the hoop is at the correct angle.
I have my work cut out for me. It will take some planning, and trial and error - but, I will keep you updated on how it works out and what steps I needed to take to get where I want. Hopefully, I can get a comprehensive 'how-to' for choreographing a routine as a total beginner. If someone has one - pass it along.
And hey, if it doesn't work out - who wants to join me to create an awesome ripple ring? Oh yeaaaah.