Hawaiian Hula Dance

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Hula Hoop Dancing Tutorial

This hula hoop dancing tutorial should help you get started with hula hoop dancing. Hawaiian dancers are one group that has made this type of dance famous.

History of the Hula Hoop

An Australian company began selling wooden hoops in Australia in 1957.  This caught the attention of a California toy making company, Wham-O, which began to manufacture the hoops out of bright coloured plastic.  The hula hoop became a huge success when it was introduced in the U.S. in 1958. 

The Wham-O company sold over 25 million hula hoops in 4 months and over 100 million in the first year.  This is a pretty video of a woman doing a hula dance during a Hawaiian sunset. 

British sailors visited Hawaii in the 1800’s and noticed the similarity between ‘hooping’ and ‘hula’ dancing.  That is how hula and hoop were put together.

Get some hula hoops locally or buy hula hoops online and start hooping!