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Hoopnotica Hoop dance Atlanta

Hoopnotica Hoopdance classes

Pera Dance Studio

1015-B Collier Rd

Atlanta, GA 30318

~~Your first class at Pera Dance Studio is FREE~~

Join us EVERY Saturday at Pera Dance for Hoopnotica Hoop Dance classes! I am a Certified Hoopnotica Hoop Dance instructor and can not wait to share my love of hooping with all of you. This class is a drop in style class for beginner and intermediate level hoopers. If you have never picked up a hula hoop before OR if you are looking to expand your skills this class is for you! All are welcome ♥ I will provide student hoops for the class out of my collection of hand crafted hoops made with love by Rebecca DeShon (that’s me yay!) Already have a hoop of your own? please feel free to bring it to use for class.

In this class we will learn the foundations of hoop dance and the infinite possibilities you will find in the hoop for body and mind.
We will learn hooping on the waist, hips, arms, hands, chest, shoulders, neck, legs and MUCH MUCH more. We will explore the hoop on and off our bodies as well as learn cool isolation moves.

Here is a list of some of the benefits of hoop dance & hula hooping
*Builds core strength
*Tones the entire body
*Burns approximately 400-600 calories per hour
*Provides an intense cardiovascular workout with no or low impact
*Increases energy
*Develops balance and coordination
*Increases flexibility
*Clears and quiets the mind
*Reduces stress
*Improves self confidence
*Generates joy and laughter
*Improves one’s mood
*Enhances creativity
***YOUR FIRST CLASS AT PERA DANCE IS FREE*** Come check out this world class facility and share the energy ♥
*Contact me here for more info or email me*
~~This is an ADULT class, please email for more info on kids workshops, Mommy & Me classes and MORE!~
~~Comfortable, form fitting, natural fiber clothing that allows freedom of movement is best for learning hoop dance. Custom hand crafted hoops are also available for purchase through Rebecca DeShon (see me after class) or through my website.

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Summer Solstice

What a beautiful Summer Solstice!!!

Today I created a new hoop to add more energy into my daily practice! I have downsized to a MUCH smaller version of my normal hoop in hopes to get back to basics of my core movement and trim down my waistline after falling off track with my daily practice and gaining a few inches. The smaller size makes for faster movement of my body in order to keep the hoop in smooth rotation so in turn increasing cardio activity. I used bright glowing colors in honor of the SUN


I want to share with you a free music download as well!! One of my favorite artists for my dance is Bassnectar. You can download a free Massive Attack mash up from Bassnectar here as their gift to fans for Solstice:

Cheers to a splendid Summer for all!!!

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Hoop dance @ Pera Dance

WOWIE life is BUSY! It has been a few days, huh? I moved into a new home- it is MARVELOUS and I can’t wait to have a hoop jam in my sweet backyard with all of you very soon. Finally got my vehicle out of the shop so maybe I can make a few road trips soon to come visit you! Keep those emails coming!!

UPDATED: Pera Dance Studio has updated their website and we are really kicking off the Summer with a bang!! Come dance all around the World with us!

Check the new site here :

~ First class is free at Pera Dance studio ~

This Saturday 11am we resume our Intro to Hoopnotica hoop dance class. Drop ins are welcome or contact the studio to register today.

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Today’s hoop class was another beautiful experience! What joy I find in turning one’s “I cannot” into “I CAN!”. One more success story:a student walked into the door of my class today saying ‘I can NOT hoop’ and within 15 minutes she was laughing and smiling and saying “look- I CAN hula hoop!”. HOORAY! Teaching is one of my greatest passions and I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to share beautiful learning experiences with each and every person I come in contact with. I gain just as much (in some cases even more) than my students every time.

I challenge all of you to try one thing this week on your “I can NOT” list. Is there something that your heart has been aching to try and have already ruled it out of your life as a “cannot” with out even trying? Something you may have tried before which frustrated you and you never bothered picking up again? Did you automatically discount something that has intrigued your senses simply because it is out of your normal routine? By stepping out of our comfort zones we allow room for life to expand and our wings to finally take flight. It takes a great deal of courage but you will be stronger in the long run for standing up and stepping out of the box. Have you ever tried to pick up a hula hoop? Ever tried dancing with your eyes closed without a care in the world no matter who is watching? BE BOLD. Step out on a limb….see what you discover. You may never look back!

Check out this great article on the subject here at the DailyOM site: Expanding your Comfort Zone. This website has been an amazing tool in my life! I have grown to love this site and check it daily.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Tomorrow is the first Atlanta Streets Alive event! I will be hoop dancing all over the event so come out and join me, I will have plenty of hoops to share. For more information on this event go to See ya in the streets!

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Hula Hooping with Girl Scout Troupe 3228…

Welcome to my new site! Thanks to my love for making all this possible. You are such a dream come true to me. I love you.

I was blessed with the opportunity to share the joy of hoop dance with a group of Girl Scouts today at the Jewish Community Center in Dunwoody, GA. What at amazing time was had by all! We danced and played all with enormous grins on our faces. I secretly think I had the most fun of them all….it’s amazing at how being in the “hoop zone” can morph you back to childhood with eyes wide open to the world…but pair that with the energy of seven, bright 8 year old girls and WHAM!!! You get an explosion of laughter and smiles. Something inside of each soul ignites a spark, they must explore ALL realms of possibility. My hoops got more of a workout than I had ever witnessed when each student had to test out every size and color at least twice. It was pure excitement!

I loved every second of it! My life is touched forever and I look forward to every moment I can serve in community outreach and spreading the endless joys of hoop dance. I look forward to sharing what an incredible transformation I have found inside the hoop with everyone I can so that perhaps they too will blossom.The simplicity of a hula hoop can bring forth such complex emotions.
Love and Light to you all~~

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Intro Hoop Dance Classes in Atlanta!

Hello my lovelies!

Thank you for reading my very first post! Welcome to the whimsical world of hoop dance! Prepare to have life changing experiences, overflow with joy and confidence, and define your waistline through the power of hoop dance.

I am ecstatic to report that I will begin teaching Beginners Hoopnotica Hoop Dance @ Pera Dance Studio! Classes will be drop in style for the studio’s rate of $12. Hand crafted custom hoops will be provided for class as well as available for purchase. Call Pera at 404-355-0807 or email them at

Check out what all the hooplah is about with the Hoopnotica Demo! I personally trained with Hoop Goddess Rayna McInturf in Fall of 2008 to gain my Beginner Level 1 & 2 Hoopnotica Teacher certification. I love Hoopnotica and so will YOU!