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Hula hoop class @ Wigwam Festival Atlanta

HULA HOOP DANCE PLAYSHOP WITH REBECCA DESHON OF HOOPESSENCE
SUNDAY APRIL 24, 2016
10AM

WIGWAM WELLNESS FESTIVAL:

Not your mama’s hula hoop! Modern hula hoop dance is a fun aerobic activity that strengthens the whole body; blending a mind-body connection that improves, balance, coordination as well as flexibility. Hooping burns up to 100 calories every ten minutes. Get ready for a fun filled full-body experience that will hook you from the very beginning! We will learn foundations of hula hooping and slowly add tricks/techniques that will blast open infinite possibilities. Think that “you can’t hoop”? No worries, no experience required. Hoops and smiles provided – Come ready to laugh, dance, move and get into the groove!

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Headline News hooping interview

Fantastic footage from my interview with Headline News along side hoop star Rachael Lust.  I had a wonderful time teaching my class and working with Jennifer Whalen and the CNN crew. Watch here 🙂

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Hoopy Holidays

Happy Holidays from my home to yours. XO, Rebecca

hoopy-holidays

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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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Free Hoop Jam!

Come play with us in the Downtown Decatur Square! The end of Summer is here and we are ready for some outdoor FUN. I don’t know about you but the cooler temps and breezy early morning air has me thinking about Fall. While I welcome a break from the humidity any chance I can get, I know time will fly by quickly and land right smack into Winter. Let’s get outside and play while we can enjoy the weather.

Bring a friend, your family – all ages and everyone is welcome. This is a free event. Come learn to hula hoop by playing with others. Bring any hoops you would like to share, I will provide a few hoops for use and we will hula hoop, dance, play and join in community. Can’t wait to see you! Come make new friends and learn to hoop dance. We welcome everyone to join the fun! Get a good workout while you smile and giggle, you won’t even notice the time.

Wednesday Aug 29, 2012 6-8pm

Wednesday Sept 12, 2012 6-8pm

Wednesday Sept 26, 2012 6-8pm

We will gather in the center of the square either by the gazebo around the law or at the top on the concrete by the “misting” sculpture. Call me if you have any questions! 404-431-8876 **These events will be cancelled in the event of severe weather in Downtown Decatur.

Check the calendar for updates! http://hoopessence.com/calendar/

XO! Rebecca

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July Hoop Dance classes ATL

Here is the latest newsletter for this month of July! I can hardly believe we are halfway through 2012 already….

July HoopEssence news

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Hoop Troupe: Atlanta!

I am beaming with joy to announce Atlanta’s PREMIERE HoopEssence Hoop Troupe. We have been working to bring you the best in hoop dance entertainment. Some of you caught the spectacular premiere party presented by HoopEssence for The Hooping Life at 7 Stages Theatre. We are teaming up to help raise money for 7 Stages to help them pay for some long over due renovations. We love 7 Stages, so come on out and join us for a spectacular night of entertainment you won’t want to miss.

Also appearing:

Blair Crimmins & “hula harlot” dancers

Ghost Bikini and the Clap

“Dracula: The Rock Opera”

Save the DATE! Friday August 10, 2012 at The Goat Farm in Atlanta, GA. More info.

Looking forward to seeing you! XO~Rebecca

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The Hooping Life Celebrities: Shaquille O’Neal a.k.a Shaq

Shaquille O’Neal a.k.a. Shaq, 39, Los Angeles, California.

Shaquille O'Neal in The Hooping Life Film
Shaquille O’Neal in The Hooping Life Film

“In the Hooping Life, you will see masters of the hula-hoop like you’ve never seen before.”
“You can do many things with the hula-hoop: conditioning, staying out of trouble and competing with your friends.”
– Shaq, Hooper/ Hooper

More on Shaq at http://www.nba.com/playerfile/shaquille_oneal/.

Find out more about The Hooping Life Film Atlanta Screening Party on Friday, February 24! Tickets available now!

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The Hooping Life Celebrities: Jeffrey Butler

Jeffrey Butler, 20, South Central, California

Jeffery Butler from the hooping-life film
Jeffery Butler from the hooping-life film

“Hooping is the business like in the streets we don’t have this, it makes me feel singular, like really unique. I feel like my own person. I’m like Jeffrey Star can’t nobody be like me. I can do my own creations.”
– Jeffrey, stand-out student and assistant teacher in Tisha’s hip-hophoop program.

More on Jeffrey: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKZegSTbTXU

Find out more about The Hooping Life Film Atlanta Screening Party on Friday, February 24! Tickets available now!

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Hot Toddies join Hooping Life Premier ATL

Ladies and Gents we have a wonderful evening of entertainment planned for you on February 24th for The Hooping Life Interactive Film Screening in Atlanta. New performers have been recently added!

We have added performances by Hot Toddies Flaming Cabaret!!!

Jaime Ladet will be joining Rebecca DeShon of HoopEssence for a hoop duo unlike Atlanta has ever seen.

Come watch Emerald Dove as she takes to the air with a dazzling aerial number.

James Abele will also be joining us with hoops and juggling!

More exciting news to come in next weeks HoopEssence newsletter.

Ticket sales will be available online beginning January 24, 2012. Don’t delay! This event will likely sell out. We have hoopers traveling from New York, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and beyond for this screening. You never know who will show up!