How to Hula Hoop around Your Knees

Learn how to hula hoop around your knees from hula hooping expert Natalie "McFancy" Wise in this Howcast video.

So to start hula hooping around your knees or your legs there are a couple of different techniques that you can try, and I suggest trying them all to see which one will work best for you. I am going to teach it my favorite way first. Legs together, as close together as you can get them, and that goes across the board for any technique you try knee hooping. When your legs start to separate, the hoop will start to whack against the front and the back of your legs, which is not good because that will cause mistakes. So legs glued together, as close together as you can get them, one strong leg.

Then you’re going to practice, we’ll start with the left knee. Imagine that you’re pushing the hoop around with your left knee, making a circle. Now we’ll practice this with the right knee. Circle. And notice that I’m circling to the left, which is the same direction that my hoop will go. If I go the other way, obviously, I would go right and right. It’s always good to practice both. So this is one, version one.

Version two, you can switch it up. You do left, right, left, right. Then version three, knees together, and we’re just going to straighten our legs in rhythm. So we go straight, straight, straight, straight, straight, straight, straight. Version three is the cleanest. I think it looks the best, but start with one or two until you get comfortable.

Okay, so let’s try this. Knees together, glued together, one strong leg, hoop is nice and level. Make sure you keep it level as you push it around. And I’m pushing with my left knee around. Notice I’m going out to the side. Then if I switch to my right knee, I’m pushing across both knees. You can see it looks a lot better. I’m much more confident. Standing up tall from the side. Straight, straight, straight, straight, straight, straight, straight, straight. And that’s how we hoop on our knees.