Handmade Hoops by Peachysteve

Step Ins

Taken from Chapter 4 of
An Instructional DVD by Peachysteve


Step ins is a move which takes you from outside circles to inside circles within one rotation of the hoop.
You'll find that you can lead into step ins and step outs with either arm to either leg.
I'm just going to look at the easiest version here.
This move leads with arm two to leg one. I'm showing the move from two different angles.
You can go through this move step by step to get a feel for it but the exchanges will require some momentum.

Arm two is coming out of the back pass in outside circles.
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As the hoop comes to the front I'm stepping my opposite leg into the hoop.
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During the next quarter turn my foot is down and my other foot is starting to rise.
I'm also about to do an inside circle front hand exchange.
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As the space in the hoop goes behind me, I lift leg two to step into the hoop.
This happens as I pass the hoop from hand to hand.
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Arm one now has the hoop.
As I move toward the back pass, my foot comes down.
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It's done, I'm inside the hoop and doing inside circles.
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In the same way that turning with the hoop can make inside circles easier, so can turning as you step into the hoop.

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to return to
Inside Circles
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to see
Step Outs