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We LOVE our new site design!

It’s officially up and running, our newest web design for this site. What do you think? We are still in the process of tweaking a few things and adding more visual design. Expect more greatness in the weeks to follow!

I have to say that I have the best Web Master available, it does help that I am married to him. Thank you Matt Gilbert for all your hard work on this website during your weekend off work. I love you! What a top notch fella, don’t ya think?

If you see anything wonky on the site or find a broken link, feel free to pop on over to give me a heads up. I am always open to feedback from my community. I hope you are having a fabulous day!

 

XOXO,

Rebecca 

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Pixie Vision Photography

I just LOVE Pixie at Pixie Vision Photography. I was so ultra fortunate to book the last photo shoot appointment with Pixie this passed Winter on a tour stop in Atlanta at Tribal Con. What a thrill to finally be able to work with such a talented, patient and giving photographer. She really works her charm to bring out the best in each and every one of her photo subjects. Check out Pixie’s talented works on her website, like this entire amazing portfolio of just hoopers or this red-hot fire album. You can also “like” her on Facebook where she shares some pretty amazing shoots and tidbits of her travels.

On a side note, I think next year if I am not in Bali I will try to hit up Tribal Con for some workshops and fun. Perhaps I can teach hooping at Tribal Con next year, what a dream come true! After all, it IS my birthday weekend. What a way to celebrate 34 years of life!

I was her last shoot on her last day and she totally rocked it out with me! She suggested before hand that I create a playlist to listen to during the shoot. How awesome! I wish I had thought of that in the passed, it totally helped me rock it out and feel great for my shoot. Pixie does a great job at keeping you sane and relaxed during your shoot. She is a stellar director, too. With her direction we came out with hundreds of photos during my hour long shoot. I had such a hard time picking my favorites at the end. I have picked 4 for her to edit but am already checking out which ones I can purchase next. Check out Pixie Vision Photography out of L.A. and be sure to keep an eye out for her in your area. I will be adding the gorgeous shots we created together to my website soon. Keep an eye on the newsletter for more info!

Special thanks to my friend Molly who loaned me her fire-y boots for the shoot and my friend Caity at Salon Modello for hair and makeup help.

Have a great Monday!
XX,

Rebecca

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Free Hoop Dance Advice from HOOPLOVERS

Hooping is HOT in Atlanta! I am so excited about the upwards moment of hooping in Atlanta. I love facilitating such a huge movement and seeing others take the hooping love and pass it along to others by gifting adult hoops and teaching hula hooping to their friends. I want to share with you someone who inspires me beyond measure. I’ve  shared with you many of Deanne Love’s tutorials on this blog and by word of mouth in class. You may sign up to receive email alerts for when each new lesson is uploaded.

Who is Deanne Love?

“Deanne’s desire to connect people through dance, music and fun fueled the creation of HOOPLOVERS in 2007. Deanne’s mission is to inspire global beings to find their true potential through movement and self-expression via the all encompassing benefits of hoop dance.

Since 2011, Deanne has lived in Melbourne, Australia and currently teaches weekly Hoop Dance classes in Melbourne, including active and creative lessons for adults and children. She has taught in schools and dance studios both in Australia and Japan and brings her passion for international education and life long learning to every class she is engaged in. Deanne regularly performs Hoop Dance shows for corporate and private parties as well as kid’s events and a variety of celebrations. She has traveled the world sharing her individual style of hoop love and performed on stages in Sydney, Thailand and Tokyo.”

HoopLovers is home to Deanne Love. Check it out: “Hoop your way to health, happiness and hotness guided by Deanne Love.

Enjoy the numerous benefits of hula hoop dance and fitness. Sign up for FREE weekly video tutorials and tips.”

 

Watch one of my favorite videos of Deanne Love here on her YouTube page.

I will be utilizing some of Deanne’s teaching methods and sequences in my Intermediate Hula Hoop Dance 6 wks series classes beginning tomorrow, April 30 at Studio Burlesque here in Atlanta. I can’t wait to see you there!

XO,
Rebecca


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Hoopie Awards: Hoop the VOTE!

Hey guys! Thanks for reading. I wanted to be sure you knew about the 2012 Hoopie Awards from Hooping.org
Check out the amazing hula hoop dancer talent in our global community and cast your votes. From fire and glow hoop dance performances to TED Talks on hooping and hoop trick tutorials. This honors our global hooping community, shedding light on some fresh new hooper faces that have recently made hoop waves in our community online or in the press.

VOTING ENDS AT 11:59 PST TODAY, Saturday January 26th.

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

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Neil Gaiman inspiration

Hey everyone,

WOW! I habe been absent here for a bit but I’m back. How are you doing? Happy 2013! More blog time is on my long list of to-do’s for the coming year of improvements and growth.  I am going to keep it short and get into the good stuff. My good friend in California, fellow hooper and super Mom Tiffani Michelle posted this incredible speech by Neil Gaiman today and I just had to share it with you. Such an inspiration for life, especially all types of artists and anyone who craves success.

Please check it out here on YouTube in a video provided by Peter Sevecenco.

“The one thing you have that nobody else has, is YOU.” ~Neil Gaiman

 

XOXO,
Rebecca

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Hoopy Holidays

Happy Holidays from my home to yours. XO, Rebecca

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Where can I get a hula hoop?

Wondering where you can get your hands on an adult weighted hula hoop? You have found yourself in the right spot. HoopEssence hand crafts weighted dance hoops for fitness and fun, right here in Atlanta, GA. We ship our hoops all across the United States or you can schedule free local pick up.

Check out a few of our latest creations. I really LOVE making hoops. I am so thankful that my hand is feeling so much better so I can get back to taping and creating hoops for all of you! So much gratitude for a healing body.

Hoop Dance Hoop Maker Rebecca DeShon
Hoop Dance Hoop Maker Rebecca DeShon

Workout Hula Hoop: Glitz

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Beginners Hula Hooping Dance Class

Beginners Hula Hoop Dance PLAYshop
Saturday Dec 1, 2012

Ladies Workout Express
1:30-4:30pm
(Sorry gentleman,This class is being taught at a Women’s only facility)

In one fun filled afternoon we will cover the fundamentals of hula hooping on our core and hands including choosing the correct hoop for your unique body/goals. We will explore hooping on different places of the core body including waist, hips, chest, shoulders for a fun dance workout. We will also begin to explore hooping on the hands in vertical and horizontal planes then twirl into corkscrews.

Come in as a bare bones beginner, to learn in your opposite current, whether you just want to perfect your own beautiful self-taught skills or as a great refresher course, all skill levels welcome. Leave with a whole lotta hoop love under your belt (and soon to be dropping from your waist line, if ya know what I mean). We will smile & laugh and yes, there will be sweating! Come find that inner child and bring them out to play! Bring a friend, co-worker or family member with you to play along to take advantage of our bring a friend special!

$35 to pre-register for this fun filled 3 hour workshop BEFORE Nov 30. Class goes up to $40/day of class.

Pre-register with a friend by Nov 30 and get class for you both for just $70, save 10! Class goes up to $40 each day of class.
New to hooping? No worries! Hoops for our beginners workshops (and plenty of giggles) are provided!
What to wear: Comfortable, breathable clothes that fit are recommended. Natural fibers are best for grip! Don’t forget your water bottle!
Call REBECCA directly with questions: 404-431-8876

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Hula Hoop Class

Book a private lesson with Rebecca DeShon, Atlanta’s Premier Hoop Dance Instructor. All private lessons are custom tailored to fit your personal goals, skill level and to fit in your busy schedule. Learn from Atlanta’s best hoop dance resource with over 4 years of experience in the industry. Rebecca DeShon has paved the way for the hoop dance revolution in Atlanta making her the most sought after instructor and performer in Georgia. Benefit from years of teaching hundreds of students of all ages.

Contact Rebecca today to get in the spin!