Cara Hoop – First Fire Hoop Experience

I hula hooped with fire last night.

I was shocked when the wicks were first lit, standing in the center of my circle with the intense bright yellow flames so close to my body. Even though I had attended Caroleeena’s fire safety class at Hoop Convergence, listened to Dorne’s review, and practiced with Jade’s fire hoop unlit – nothing completely prepares you for actually doing it.

The brightness of the flame was brighter than I imagined.

The sound of the flame was louder than I imagined.

The power of the flame was more powerful than I imagined.

The heat of the flame was hotter than I imagined.

The size of the flame was larger than I imagined.

In the video you can see that for several moments I was in total awe, a bit shocked and almost motionless. Although I could easily have dropped the hoop and stepped out of the situation. The fire hoop was so enchanting that dropping it didn’t occur to me as an option.

And when I gave my first swing of the hoop it was a pure jolt of excitement.

My imagination could never compare to the reality. I tend to live in my imagination a lot (don’t all artists?) somehow thinking that daydream world is more fun. How wrong I’ve been!

A big thank you to my safeties: Sam, Ben and Dorne

A huge applause to Ryan, Ben, Sam and Dorne for your awe inspiring fire performances.

Big hugs to all my Hoop Jam friends for the support and cheers.

Jody & Christine thanks for capturing the moment on video – now I know it wasn’t a dream.

And a big kiss to Jade for putting the idea in my head a long time ago and encouraging me to try something new.

All my love!


PS: Christine – You’re next!

Published by Cara Zara

Professional entertainer and educator Cara Zara has performed at festivals, events, libraries, charity functions, and summer camps throughout the Southeast and has interacted with over 250,000 children. She has been teaching her popular programs since 2011 and has taught at over 200 private and public schools throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. She loves inspiring children to learn and be physically active through fun movement and laughter.

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