JubesHoops - Clearwater, FL
Hi there! I’m Julie Zats and I’m a 23 year old self taught hoop dancer from the suburbs of Chicago, IL! I picked up hooping in 2013 and haven’t looked back since! My hoop dance is heavily inspired by my extensive training in hip hop dance growing up, and my love for all genres of music! I love to engage with, and be inspired by, other flow artists, and I also love teaching hoop dance through my YouTube tutorials! Thank you for stopping by!
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LED hooping and fire hooping!
I believe there’s a strong connection between flow arts and a positive influence on mental health. Hooping has definitely helped me improve my mental health over the years, and I know that teaching others to flow can help them achieve the same! There’s never a time where I pick up my hoops and feel sad. I always feel instantly happy whenever I’m flowing, and this is something I’d love for other flowmies to experience. I am super passionate about improving one’s mental health, and I believe flow arts are one way of achieving that.
I would say my flow is heavily influenced by my past experience in hip hop dance. I definitely flow with musicality and hoop to the tempo of whatever song I’m listening to! I love hooping to all genres of music, but I definitely lose myself when hooping to rap music or EDM!
My favorite place to hoop is in my bedroom. It’s been my inspiration spot since I started hooping! I love that I can hoop in whatever I want, to whatever I want, all in the vicinity of my bedroom!
I began hooping in 2013 after I saw a girl doing it at a music festival here in Chicago. I was instantly inspired. I very quickly acquired a Walmart hoop and taught myself tricks so that I could prove to my parents that I was worthy of owning a fancy LED hoop. Within a few months, I had acquired said LED hoop, and I haven’t put the hoop down since!
The flow community has changed and impacted my life in a very positive way. I’ve made so many friends through the online hooping community, and I’m constantly inspired by all the flow artists I engage with on a daily basis. A lot of my friends today are people I’ve met through the flow community, and if I didn’t hoop, I wouldn’t have met these amazing people! I am endlessly grateful for the flow community!