Amazing Hula Hoop Artist Delights Children With Her Hula Skills

abnormalmindset Published April 21, 2015 2,645 Plays

Rumble / Fascinating PeopleThe User 'abnormalmindset' claims that street art can be nerve-racking at times, but when the kids love you it's totally worth it. Check out her stunning hula hoop moves as she entertains some young spectators. She even gets them involved as well!

The younger generations may not be well familiar with the hula hoop. It is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs or neck. The modern hula hoop was invented in 1958 by Arthur K. "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr, but children and adults around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them throughout history.

The hula hoop gained global popularity in the late 1950s, when a plastic version was successfully marketed by a local Californian toy company. The hula hoop craze swept the world, dying out again in the 1980s, but not in China and Russia, where hula hooping and hoop manipulation were adopted by traditional circuses and rhythmic gymnasts.

Recently, there has been a re-emergence of hula hooping, generally referred to as either ‘hoop dance’ or simply ‘hooping’ to separate it from the children's play form. Modern hooping has created a wide extent of tricks. Hooping now includes many 'on body' moves and many 'off body' moves. A few examples include breaks, isolations, leg hooping, and double hooping.

Hooping has now become popular fitness activity, with classes taking place in many towns and cities across the world. It is easy for beginners to get started with many great websites popping up.

Try it for yourselves.