Romain, Charles, and I have finally found our new church home and the place where we will get Charles baptized later this year. We have decided to join the congregation of Emmanuel Episcopal Church Geneva. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, built-in 1877, is a church that celebrates the diversity of its multinational congregation, which is made up of a wide range of denominational and non-Christian backgrounds.
If you are reading this, you may be new to hooping and wondering what exactly is this 'hoop jam'? A hoop jam is a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly indoor or outdoor social event. Where hula hoopers of all skill levels come together to play, practice, share tricks, exercise, and dance. Of course, other skill toys, and flow arts are always welcome (juggling, fans, staff, balls, poi etc...)!
In this relaxed setting, you will have a chance to get acquainted with the sport, find the 'right' hoop for you, and ask some questions. Hoop jams are an excellent occasion for people who are not sure how to get started with the fitness activity of hooping. To try it out in an informal, supportive, and most importantly, fun atmosphere.
Hooping or hula hooping, also known as hoop dance is a combination of technical movements, mixed with freestyle (free expression), and classical dance moves. Hula hoops most often come in various forms of plastic (PE, PEX, polycarbonate, polypropylene) but can also come in either metal or wood. Hula hooping today is a much different activity from the classic toy crazy of your childhood. Modern 'hoopers' (people who hoop), on average, use hula hoops that are much larger in diameter and heavier than the toy hoops you will find at your local children's toy store (especially if you are a beginner).