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3 easy Isolations for Beginners!

Updated: Jul 29

First of all, what is an "Isolation" in hula hooping? Isolations are a hoop move where you're able to control the hoop in front of your face and torso, making the hoop look as if it's floating in the air.


We've all seen hoopers create these "witchy" moves and this trick is usually what draws new hoopers into our hoop community. Sadly, these tricks can takes months to perfect, but Mad About Hoops is here to help! Here are 3 easy Isolations you can do to get started on your hoop journey!


  1. The Bus Driver- a classic move used with our younger students, that teaches hoopers how to keep the hula hoop right in front of your face and torso. You start with your hands at the 9 and 3 o'clock position and then rotate your hands to the 12 and 6 oclock position and then back to the starting point. You are hold the hoop the entire time.

  2. The Tik Tok- this move will help you really land a regular one handed isolation! Students will control the hoop with one hand, on the inside, from the 6 o'clock position to the 9 o'clock position and then back through to the 3 o'clock position, making sure the hoop is framing their face the entire time.

  3. The Solar Eclipse- this trick really focuses on keeping the hoop in front of your torso, while allowing the hooper to create an "illusion". Hoopers will hold the outside of their hoops and trace the outer part of the hoop from the 6 o'clock position to the 12 o'clock position. You are a loose grip with one hand, when trying to execute this move.

Here is a video explaining all of these 3 easy isolations!


If you interested in signing up for our isolations course, dropping July 24th, join our mailing list HERE!


Watch our Youtube video, explaining these tricks below!




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