The Sunday hoop jam is 4:30-6:30 p.m. at STUDIO1212, 1212 E. 10th St. Go around to the back, using the driveway to the left. The back door is in the middle of the building. Follow the music.
You might be tempted to move your hips in a circle when you put that hoop around your middle. Don’t do it – that’s a sure way to send it crashing to the ground in a few second.
Instead, place one foot in front of the other and move your hips either side to side or back to front. That’ll keep the hoop spinning longer.
Get in the loop
Cara Zara ( www.carazara.com) – Charlotte-based instructor who offers everything from birthday parties to private instruction.
Spin Revolution ( www.spinrevolution.com) – Find a class, buy a custom hoop or sign up for private lessons in Charlotte.
The HoopPath ( www.hooppath.com) – This Carrboro group led by former Charlottean Jonathan Baxter takes its hoopdance workshops on the road worldwide.
Hooping.org ( www.hooping.org) – Clearinghouse for hooping information and instruction, plus a good place to find hoopers in your area.