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Xander sells hoops made by hand with metallic colors and gorgeous stripes. Prices start twenty-five dollars. Want to order a hoop and/or talk prices and design?
Alexander (Xander) Nixon is celebating his fourteenth year hula hooping. A Tampa, FL transplant living Brooklyn, Nixon graduated from Stanford University (BA, 2000) and moved to New York City to work as a Photo Editor for Gotham Magazine and pursue dreams of rock stardom. In 2004, Alexander had his first exposure to hooping when he played Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream; the hoop was a major part of Puck's performance.
Certified in Hoop Instruction by Los Angeles' one-and-only "Hoopalicious," Xander has taught classes with the GrooveHoops, Manhattan's legendary hoop troupe. He has performed numerous times annually at the Dance Parade, Mermaid Parade, and Figment, all of these annual summer events in New York City. He can be found daily in Union Square, New York City, where he started New York City's only daily Hula Hoop Jam, starting at 6pm in the evening.
There, when twilight falls, the LED hoops come out to play. Nixon is proud to be sponsored by TheHoopCompany, which builds affordable and durable LED hoops right here in the US of A. Here's a link to some video of Nixon rocking his LED hoops designed and built by TheHoopCompany.
Nixon's annual summer hooping festival workshops are a big hit to hoopers of all styles who want to take their hooping to another level, and is invited back annually to the Return to Roots and Unifier Festivals, both in the Northeast.
Hooping by Xander™ was conceived by Nixon in the Fall of 2015 as a way of formalizing hula hooping into an art form, with standardized techniques that are fun and accessible to all.
Who is Xander?
What are the benefits of hooping?
What is Hooping By Xander?
Flat toned abdominal muscles
More stamina and overall physical strength
Improved posture and mobility
Great cardiovascular fitness
Good for herniated disks and scoliosis
Fun alone or with friends
Works great with other athletic activities
Hooping by Xander™ is a one-of-a-kind systematic methodology for mastering the hooping art. As a Master Hooper with over twelve years experience, Xander has created a ‘Hooping Lexicon’ where each move inside of hooping has been defined and choreographed to allow students the ability to learn each technique and link them together to create one’s own personal choreography.
Hooping by Xander™ provides a bird’s eye of the full range of movement possible when stepping inside of a hoop and spinning it around one's body. From your waist, to your shoulders, to even two hoops simultaneously, Hooping by Xander™ establishes the foundation one needs for mastery. It is currently the most comprehensive and valuable system for mastering the art of the Hoop.
Learn the skills, master the techniques, and discover the joys of Hooping by Xander™.