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Sculpture Garden hula hoop practice

HEY NOW!

I had such a blast in New Orleans while visiting with Hey Now Hooping and attending French Quarter Fest. New Orleans will always hold such a special place in my heart. I had the pleasure of spending some time with my hoop in the Sculpture Garden. Love it when I have the chance to just play and dance freely.

Give yourself the chance to PLAY whenever you can. Free of self judgement, free of limits and boxes. Just let go and see what happens without worrying what others might think. It’s good for the soul.

Have you ever been to the Sculpture Garden in New Orleans? I just LOVE City Park.

Thank you for watching! xo ~ Rebecca

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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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World Record Hula Hoop Attemp Atlanta

Come be a part of something amazingly FUN at one of Atlanta’s most beautiful parks while supporting a great cause on August 17, 2013.

Presented by HoopEssence and AFFPS at the Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Saturday August 17.

*NO HULA HOOP SKILL REQUIRED!

Help us break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Human Chain to Pass a Hula Hoop!
WATCH an example video.

*Participants must be over 8 years old

Registation Info:
*Visit the HoopEssence Tent at the Charles Allen entrance of Piedmont Park between 11:00 and 3:30 PM
*Make a small donation ($2 suggested) to register to participate – All proceeds will be donated to charity
*You will receive a registration number that you must have in order to participate in the world record attempt
*Meet at the Piedmont Park Active Oval at 4:00 PM for record attempt

*After the record attempt, come celebrate with a community hoop jam hosted by HoopEssence! We will also have a booth all weekend long with FREE information about hoop dance, hand crafted hoops for sale, demo classes and more. Come play!

For more information on modern hoop dance & it’s amazing benefits, check out the Facebook page for the event and invite all of your friends!

SEE YOU THERE!

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Hoopy Holidays

Happy Holidays from my home to yours. XO, Rebecca

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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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Atlanta’s one and only hula-hoop dance troupe debuts at the Goat Farm

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Hoop Troupe at the Goat Farm — 12 hoops, all at once!

Hoop star sighting!  The debut performance of the HoopEssence Hoop Troupe on Friday, August 10 was a smashing success.  Never before has anyone brought an act like this to the Atlanta community, and we are proud to be the first.  As part of the Summer Sounds fundraiser for 7 Stages Theater, the troupe delivered a picture-perfect choreography at the Goat Farm Arts Center using hoops in complex group formations.

Dressed in summery Hawaiian attire edged with lace, the 12 lovely ladies of the troupe were all smiles at the special luau-themed party.  Set to the electro-swing beats of Caravan Palace, we brought a modern take on a classic tradition to the stage as we used our sparkling hoops to spin, sass, and dance for the crowd.  In an unexpected deviation from the choreography’s clear-cut organization, each dancer broke out of their lines in turn to show off some of their individual talents.  We had a blast!

It was an honor to perform alongside prominent Atlanta acts, including Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Davina and the Harlots, Ghost Bikini, Jeffrey Butzer, and the Little 5 Points Rockstar Orchestra.  The fundraiser drew hundreds of people and raised a healthy sum for 7 Stages Theater, which is presenting Dracula: The Rock Opera from September 13 to October 14.  Stay tuned for information about upcoming Hoop Troupe productions this fall!

We are delighted to bring a unique blend of hoop dance and group choreography to the stage.  If you want to surprise your guests with something vibrant that will incite energy and fun, the HoopEssence Hoop Troupe will be that inspiring act.  Book a performance with us for your next event!

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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 Dance Class Series – Decatur, GA

July 11-Aug 15 6 week series! **NEW SERIES MATERIAL!**
6-7pm at CORE Dance in Decatur!
519 N. McDonough
Decatur, GA

Want to learn amazing off body hoop dance moves that are sure to impress? My newest hoop dance series is sure to deliver!
Material Covered:
*One & two handed isolations
*Anti-Spin & flowers
*Linear isolations
*Figure 8’s and many variations
*Folding
*Grips & grip changes and applying them to plane transition
*On to off & Off to on body TRANSITIONS

Join Rebecca DeShon, Atlanta’s Premiere Hoop Dance instructor for 6 fun filled classes. NO experience required. Hoop provided. Build your confidence, strengthen your body and learn some amazing hoop dance moves!

Space is limited! Registration will open on Monday June 25 for this class at www.hoopessence.com
Just $12/class when you sign up for the series OR $15 to drop in!
Feel free to email info@hoopessence.com to secure your space or call Rebecca with questions 404-431-8876