Betty Lucas’s trip to Bali
Ambassador: Betty from Lucas Hooping
Hoop Drop: Palestine in May 2010, Switzerland in June 2010 & Bali in September 2010
Location: Around the World
From: Oakland, CA, USA
Dates: May-September 2010
Hey Annie, I just returned from Bali where I taught a Hula Hoop Dance class and launched my HoopChi (a combination of dance and Tai Chi with a hoop). Most importantly, I distributed a total of 40 hoops in honor of World Hoop Day, mostly to under-privileged youth at a Foundation called the Bali Global Foundation based in Ubud. I taught them all to hoop before telling them about World Hoop Day. Each day the students will continue to practice hula hoop dancing with a lovely teacher named Shivani (one of my students from my class in Ubud who works temporarily in Bali, lives in Japan). The students plan to perform on World Hoop Day in Bali and have promised to send me photos.
Here is a photo of me teaching Palestinian children on the Wall in Jerusalem. Each child got a turn to spin the hoop.