Hula hoops aren’t just for playing in the school yard. Some shows, including Cirque du Soleil, have hula hoop acts in them. Hoops are also used in rhythmic gymnastics. Featured is Elena Privalo.
Hula hoops can be hypnotic as they twirl around legs, arms, hips and neck at the same time. Having good balance and a background in gymnastics or dance can help you learn hula hoop faster.
Combine a gymnastics move such as an aerial with a single hula hoop or even multiple hula hoops as some circus performers are able to do.
Just make sure you have enough room to practice. You may even need more room if you use multiple hoops. Look at the size of these circus hoops though, they are sometimes smaller than you would think!