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Come out to PLAY!

April News!

Come out to PLAY!

“Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.”

Stuart Brown, MD

Glow Polypro

Wanna glow hoop but don’t wanna fork over hundreds for a fancy LED hoop? Check out our durable, no batteries required, water proof polypro hoop. Charges in the sun or artificial light and glows at night! Perfect for these warm Spring nights and beautiful Summer festival and backyard BBQ evenings to come.
Just $38 each for full size glow hoops.

April 4-May 9
*NEW* Decatur Weds. Hooping 101 Beginners & Beyond!

You asked for it Decatur and we aim to please. 6 week series Wednesdays 6-7pm April 4 through May 9 at Several Dancers Core right on the Decatur Square in Downtown Decatur. (Next door to Eddie’s Attic). Check the link for all the details of this great class series with certified instructor Rebecca DeShon. Hoops are provided and for sale at each class.Contact us directly with any questions. Register here.

Kinetic Hive

Tuesdays Hoop Classes at Kinetic Hive
April 3, 10, 17 & 24

7:30-9pm
Intermediate/advance hoop class. We will learn tricks and transitions to build your hooping tool box! All skill levels are welcome in this class and can benefit from the knowledge shared. SPACE IS LIMITED! This class has a max of 8 attendees. Bring a hoop or borrow one of mine! Bring water & dress comfortably in clothes that allow freedom of movement. 1.5hr hour class $15 or use your Kinetic Hive or HoopEssence class card.

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HoopEssence Calendar
Check my HoopEsesncecalendar online to see calendar view of all events!
Download events right into iCal to keep up on all things HOOPY!
Don’t forget, the last two classes at Pera Dance Studio are Saturdays March 31 and April 7. First class is free only at this location! Bring your friends along for a morning of fun!
Hooping 201
April 22- May 13
Hooping 201 Playshop Series: Chest, Shoulder & Legs!

This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs with many variations. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series! *Join us for four Sundays in April 22 through May 13 at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta. Space is limited! Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through this link, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
FREE HOOP JAM!

April 6
Full Moon Hoop Jam: Piedmont Park

Friday April 6, 2012 we will gather in Piedmont Park for a hula hoop jam and hang out. Bring toys, blankets, drinks & food, something to share with friends and hang out in the park. Taft Hill on 10th St by the Charles Allen Drive entrance. Gather on top of the hill for Sunset and watch the Full Moon rise. This is going to be a great learn by play experience. Come out &PLAY!

East Atlanta Kids Club

May 5
Brownwood Bike Rally:
Cranking for a Cause

“Kick your bike into gear at the 9th-annual Brownwood Bike Rally onMay 5! Join kids and adults for street bike and cyclocross races, a bike safety rodeo, a health fair, a fun festival area and more at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta.” Rebecca DeShon will conduct a FREE hoop demo & class from 10:45am-11:15am on Saturday May 5 in the basketball court area (inside the rec center if bad weather). I will also be selling my fabulous hand crafted hoops. Look for more information on our website as well as the East Atlanta Kids Club site. All proceeds benefit the East Atlanta Kids Club’s after-school tutoring and mentoring program for promising youth.

Astral Hoops LED Hoops!

We get a lot of questions regarding LED hoops, well check out our favorite durable, rechargeable LED hoops.  Use our code HoopEssence815 or this link to get 2 BONUS LED’s on your order or get $10 off the incredible Atomic Hoop pictured below or order now.

Earth Day Festival EAV

April 19
EAV Earth Day Festival

Come hang out in my neighborhood! Join us for a lantern making workshop at 4pm ($5) and enjoy our beautiful weekly farmers market. At dusk, we will launch the wish lanterns and set off on a LED and lantern parade throught the village over to Brownwood Park. Rebecca DeShon performs with others from The Imperial Opa Circus to kick off Brownwoods Movies in the Park series. Bring your glow toys, lanterns or make a lantern with us – COME PLAY! All are welcome. Check here for details.

Flame Festival
Rebecca DeShon will be teaching two workshops at this great Atlanta area flow & fire arts festival. Check out the link to see what its all about.

HoopEssence

HoopEssence around town!

HoopEssence has a team of trusty ambassadors to help us share the hoop love. We are so very grateful for our team members. Want to help spread the love for hooping and change others lives for the better? Join us!
HoopEssence Ambassador sightings:
*Focus STOP Diabetes Expo: Saturday March 31 9-3pm Cobb Galleria
Keri will be conducting free hoop class demos, answering questions and selling HoopEssence hula hoops

*Snellville Days Parade :Saturday May 5th Snellville, GA
HoopEssence will be hooping with others for the Snellville Days parade! Joinin the fun! Lineup is at 8am. Parade 9am.

 

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Hula Hooping 201 is back!

It’s here! I know you have been waiting for the latest announcement for Spring Hooping 201 Playshop Series: Chest, Shoulder & Legs! This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs with many variations. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series!
*Join us for four Sundays in April 22 through May 13 at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta.
Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through this link, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
*$20 drop in.
*Contact Rebecca directly with your questions 404-431-8876
*Practice outside of class is essential for mastering these hoop dance moves.

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Tues Hoop Classes: Inman Park

Tuesday Hula Hooping at Kinetic Hive!! 

Kinetic Hive

 

691 john Wesley Dobbs ave #R, Atlanta, GA 30312

Rebecca DeShon will be teaching an intermediate/advance hoop class. We will learn tricks and transitions to build your hula hooping tool box!
All skill levels are welcome in this class and can benefit from the knowledge shared.
SPACE IS LIMITED! This class has a max of 8 attendees.
Bring a hula hoop or borrow one of my hoops! Bring water & dress comfortably in clothes that allow freedom of movement. 1.5 hour class $15 each or use your Kinetic Hive or HoopEssence class card. 

***Kinetic Hive is located in the BACK of Cotton Dock lofts on John Wesley Dobbs and Sampson Street. Follow the path to the green stairs and paper lanterns above. Unit R. Call me if you need help 404-431-8876

 

 

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EAV Earth Day Festival

Come hula hoop in the parade with your LED hula hoop (or other flow toys) or parade with a lantern at my neighborhood (East Atlanta Village) Earth Day Festival! We will meet at the EAV East Atlanta FarmersMarket on opening day to build lanterns at 4pm.

8pm is Lantern Launch & Parade through the village. Join us!

EAV Earth Day Festival: Lantern Parade and Free-cycle Event 

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

East Atlanta Community Association

Join the East Atlanta Community Association for a three day Earth Day 2012 Festival with the theme “Celebrate, Educate, Participate” on April 19th, 21st, and 22nd!

Schedule Breakdown:

April 19th, Thursday:

Celebrate with EAV’s Lantern Parade and Wish Lantern Launch

4pm-8pm: The event begins with the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market opening day, which includes a lantern building workshop at the EACA booth in the market. Guests may also purchase wishing lanterns for the sunset launch for 5$. Make a wish for your neighborhood and set it free, all proceeds benefit EACA programs.

Note: Thursday, April 12th, EACA will also host a Lantern Building Workshop from 5pm-8pm Location TBA. Bring a lantern to decorate or purchase one there to benefit EACA! Crafting supplies and guidance provided.

8pm, Sunset Wish Lantern Launch, followed by Lantern Parade through the Village, ending in Brownwood Park.

9pm, Brownwood Movies in the Park Series Begins, hosted by East Atlanta’s own Studio Outpost with entertainment by the Imperial OPA, HoopEssence, and the Vauxhall Gardens Variety Players.

April 21st, Saturday:

“Educate:” 12pm-5pm Three locations for Events:

Farmer’s Market site: Freecycle tables, educational workshops, recycling drop-off points, start of walking tours. Full schedule to be posted soon!

You drop it off, we will recycle it!
Drop off Recycling offered for:

  • Tires
  • Lightbulbs
  • Electronics
  • Cell Phones
  • eye glasses

Free-cycle:
Bring garage sale items like bikes, art, jewelry, books, clothing, toys, nick knacks, bric a brac and general stuff! Take some leave some; the rest will be donated

Midway Pub: Earth Day Arts and Craft Show
Shop your favorite local artists!

East Side Lounge: Free Clothing Swap with $5 door fee
Drinks specials and free clothes! Bring clothes to donate

April 22nd:

“Participate:” 10am to 1pm: Join EACA’s Beautification committee at 10am at the main planter on Glenwood and Flat Shoals to help with spring planting and beautifying the neighborhood.

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Spring into HOOPING!

New class schedules, products and events!

We hope you’re ready for Spring! The HoopEssence team is excited to announce wonderful new class locations, events and new products, all available this Spring! Thanks to our loyal newsletter subscribers for experiencing the difference, month after month.

Class Schedule Changes:

HoopEssence is growing!!! Thank you for your referals. We are custom creating a referral program to give back to you for spreading the love! Please email us to sign up.

  • NEW LOCATION IN DECATUR: We are thrilled to announce Rebecca DeShon will be teaching hoop dance classes and hula hooping at Core Decatur on the Decatur Square beginning April 4. Check this link for all the details on this great 6 week series.
  • TUESDAYs at Kinetic Hive! Tuesday classes are weekly at Kinetic Hive in Inman Park. Click here for details. Check out this great location, get into the buzz of movement at the Hive. Don’t let the “intermediate” title on this class intimidate you, all skill levels can benefit from this class.
  • We now are featuring GLOW IN THE DARK POLYPRO! The same benefits of lightweight responsive polypro hoops with the GLOW of a lightening bug. Simply “charge” the hoop in natural or artificial light and your hoop will glow for hours in the dark. No batteries or expensive LED’s to worry about. Get it here.
  • HoopEssence will be at FLAME Festival from April 12-15 teaching workshops and vending her fabulous hand crafted hoops! Check out this intimate gathering at one of my favorite farms in Georgia.
  • You will catch HoopEssence ambassadors all over Atlanta starting this Spring. I have a dedicated and very well educated group of hoop instructors and vendors to better serve the Metro Atlanta area. Watch for them performing and grab a hand crafted HoopEssence hoop of your own atEastside Lounge on March 23 and donating time and services at The American Diabetes Association Expo onMarch 31.
  • April 7 is the last regularly scheduled hoop class at Pera Dance Studio. Check the website for details on the last class dates at Pera. Thank you for your support as we have grown so much since Rebecca DeShon first began teaching at Pera Dance Studio in 2010. Attendance, schedules, experiences and hunger for change have brought this decision to life. Our goal is to be able to provide you with a rich encourging learning environment . Thank you for your support.  Keep an eye on the newsletter for exciting news about another new location! If you have a Pera Dance class card for hooping, use it either March 17, 31 or April 7 for hooping. If you can not make it, turn in your valid Pera class card to Rebecca at any of her other classes to redeem for a discount on a HoopEssence class card.

A note from our President

HoopEssence is 100% committed to creating tools, props and providing education that improves the way you hoop, dance, exercise and play. We want to hear from loyal customers like you. Follow us on Twitter at @hoopessence and let us know what you think about our products and support. Your feedback makes us better. Not on twitter? No problem, contact us with your questions, comments or concerns.

Thanks,
— Rebecca DeShon

Upcoming Events

3/17
All levels Class
Pera Dance Studio 11am

3/18
Class #3 of Hooping 101 1pm
Ladies Workout Express 

3/20
Intermediate Hoop Class 7:30pm
Kinetic Hive

3/25
Class #4 (last of the series) of Hooping 101 Series 1pm
Ladies Workout Express3/27
Intermediate Hoop Dance Class 7:30pm
Kinetic Hive3/31
All levels hoop class 11am
Pera Dance Studio4/3
NEW HOOPING 101 Series
Core Dance Decatur 6pm

Photo by Stephanie Anderson of Neon Armour
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Hula hoop class: Decatur!

Hula Hooping 101
Wednesdays April 4-May 9th 6pm – 6:50 pm
6 Wednesdays

No experience or dance background required! We will begin with waist hooping, hip hooping, halo, passing, corkscrews and more! We will set a basic foundation for you to add dance in your hula hoop~ Learn all the foundational moves in class so you can practice and perfect them, incorporating your own style of movement to create your HULA HOOP DANCE. We will learn the foundations of each move along with variations for you to practice and master in your own practice. This is a dance class. You will burn lots of calories all with a smile on your face! Reconnect with your inner child, come hula hoop with us!

Space is limited! Pre-register to secure your space. This class will sell out so book early to save your space: http://hoopessence.com/products-page/classcards/decatur-hooping-101/

Hand crafted Hula Hoops are provided or buy one of my special priced hula hoops for your very own. It will be essential to have a hula hoop of your own to practice each move in order to master them. You will feel more empowered in class and in your hula hoop journey after having practiced at home.

www.hoopessence.com
Call Rebecca directly with questions: 404-431-8876

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