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THIS Weekend in Atlanta!

I am so fortunate to be hosting Kenna Hoops from Hooping Mad in Bristol. We are enjoying the sites here in Atlanta and can’t wait to share the weekends hoop dance workshops with all of you! Here is the schedule break down for this weekends workshops. Contact us with any questions you may have.

3-4.30 Line and Tunnel – Techniques to break out of single trick sequence

4.45-6.15 – Fancy Tricks and Flourishes

6.30-8 – Everything elbows

Be sure you sign up before it sells out! Just $50 for all three workshops. We have just two spots left in this weekends amazing workshop offerings. Sign up here.

Big thanks to everyone who has shown your support thus far. We at HoopEssence hope to continue providing the very best in hooping and hoop dance in Atlanta.  Please be sure to pay it forward by sharing the joys of hooping with people you know. You will be surprised at who may just play along if only you ask. Hooping can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Thank you so much for being a part of our growing community. Let’s show Atlanta that hooping is HOT!

See you Saturday!


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Hoop Dance: Kinetic Hive!

Tuesday’s are HOOPY at Kinetic Hive in Inman Park, Atlanta! Come play with us!

This is a flexible, drop-in friendly (not a series) hula hoop dance class. The sessions often mix hoop experience and skill levels. This is a perfect hooping class for beginners and advanced hoopers alike. We will cover hoop dance moves, form for better hula hoop dance and transitions not covered in my other hoop dance series classes at this time focusing on more intermediate/advance techniques.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Kinetic Hive is on the smaller side for hula hooping, 6 participant max.

Use your Kinetic Hive class card or register with a HoopEssence class card. $15 drop in can be paid online (PAY PAL) or in person using cash, check or credit cards.

Call Rebecca directly with questions 404-431-8876 See you soon at Kinetic Hive!

Check out Kinetic Hive online.

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Discount tickets for The Hooping Life!

Discount tickets are on sale for The Hooping Life Film Screening Party Atlanta February 24 8-11pm

Early bird tickets are on sale for just $15 Each! get em while you can, the price goes up to $20 after early bird tickets sell out.


We accept payment from Pay Pal accounts or if you don’t have a Pay Pal account, you can pay with a card as a guest. Simple and easy. Cash and credit will also be accepted at the door.

From start to finish we will have a night full of entertainment for you! Live performances pre-screening in the lobby, on the stage and in the street. Performers from NYC, SC and local Atlanta talent will be there to dazzle your senses! Hoops, clothing and merchandise for purchase will be available to our patrons as well as refreshments. What a great way to spend a Friday night in Atlanta!

Watch the trailer!

More info.

See the Facebook invite.


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2012 Hoop classes Atlanta

Just a quick note (full details in the newsletter to come THIS Monday) that I will be beginning another series at Ladies Workout Express this January~

Sundays Jan 8-29th 1pm – 2:30 pm

Purchase a class card for a discounted rate. Otherwise $15 drop in ($12 with class card).  Contact me for questions.

January 8, 2012, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ladies Workout Express

2865 North Druid Hills Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

4 Sundays, 1.5 hour per class! Beginners 101 & 102
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 hoop~ Learn all the foundational moves in class so you can practice and perfect them, incorporating your own style of movement to create your HOOP DANCE. We will only learn the basics of each move for you to practice and master in between classes. This is a dance class. You will burn lots of calories all with a smile on your face! Reconnect with your inner child, come hoop!

Hoops are provided. I will also have a limited number of hoops for sale at a discounted rate for students. It will be essential to have a hoop of your own to practice each move in order to master them. You will feel more empowered in class and in your hoop journey after having practiced at home.

You must pre-register for this class. Space is limited. Sign up by purchasing the class card or drop me a line if you have questions.

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Free Hoop Jam

Free community indoor hoop jam at Kinetic Hive~

This is a learn by play event, not a formal class. Bring your hoop or borrow one, just show up with a smile! Everyone is welcome. Come out and spin with us.
We will also take this time to speak about more indoor hoop classes and jams at Kinetic Hive. I look forward to seeing you!

**IMPORTANT*** If you have never been to Kinetic Hive, please allow yourself at least 15 minutes extra time to find parking and find your way to the entrance. This is in a loft building in the back and not the easiest place to find on your first try. Know where you are going before heading out. Need help?? Contact me BEFORE the event and I can help you on your way.

Kinetic Hive is located in the Cotton Dock Lofts at Sampson St & John Wesley Dobbs (close to Mint Gallery). You may park in any of the spaces allotted on JWD or Sampson street. Look for the small painted signs that say Kinetic Hive (also the larger signed marked tube, you may park in this lot). We will be in Unit R around the back side of the building. Look for the green stairs & the chinese lanterns above the door. Unit R. Please be respectful of the neighbors and the space! We are very lucky to be able to use this space, let’s treat it with kindness.

More details in my calendar.

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World Hoop Day 2011 in Atlanta

WORLD HOOP DAY is 11/11/2011

I encourage you to seek more information via their website, This is a not for profit organization who has worked to donate adult sized hoops to children all over the globe as a tool to “bring joy to an otherwise devastating situation”. Hoopers all over the globe unite and celebrate, host fundraisers and share the love of hooping on this day. We in Atlanta will congregate at a TBD location to celebrate together. Learn the World Hoop Day dance with me! We will practice this dance on our own and when we come together on 11/11/11 we will dance as one! I am so excited about this! Here is part one of the choreography

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Hooping 201: Hoop Dance on Body Foundations

SUNDAY’S 10/9-10/30 @ Ladies Workout Express in Atlanta, GA by Hoopnotica Certified Instructor  Rebeccca DeShon 1pm-2pm (Hoops are always provided)

Learn chest hooping, shoulder hooping, angles and barrel rolls, leg hooping & kick outs plus MORE. This class is for the advanced beginner however anyone can benefit from this class. This class is taught as a module as each class will build upon the former so you will gain the greatest benefit from attending all classes if you can. $15 per class. $55 for the series. Save $5 when when you sign up for the series.  Register on line or pay up front at the beginning of the first class to save.

Come join the revolution! Bring water and dress in comfortable clothing that fits, natural fibers are best for added grip! Exposed arm, shoulder and legs can be helpful when learning these foundational moves. Any one may join this class and it will require practice on your own to master each move. Looking forward to seeing you in one of my Atlanta hooping classes!

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Sunday School:Hooping 101

What: Hooping 101 Series
Where: Ladies Workout Express
2865 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(next door to Palace Bakery in the Toco Hills Shopping Center)
When: 5 week series, Sundays July 31-Aug 28 Time:1-2pm

No experience or dance background required! This class is taught as a series where each new class builds upon the previous lesson learned. I have designed this series to guide you through the basics of hooping. If you have never hooped before (or haven’t since you were a kid) or are repeating this class to gain better muscle memory, this series will give you all the basic moves of hooping so you may begin *dancing* in your hoop. We will discover new ways of hooping and not just on your waist! We will cover a wide range of movements with new moves in each new class as well as cover proper form, stretching and transitioning from one move to the next.

We will learn:

Hooping on our waist in forward & side stance
Walking & dancing with the hoop on your waist
Hip Hooping
Corkscrews & variations
Transitions & dancing in your hoops
PLus much more!

Wear comfortable clothing that fits and allows for freedom of movement. Bring your water!

Space is limited! All 5 classes $60 for the series ($12 per class), hoops are always provided or feel free to bring your own if you have a favorite. If you attend the Intro to Hooping class on July 17. Drop ins are allowed but your space is not guaranteed. $15 per drop in.

Call me with any further questions.
~Rebecca 404-431-8876

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Private hula hooping lessons in Atlanta

Hey there hoop lovers! Just a friendly reminder that you may always schedule a private or semi-private lesson with me for you and your friends. I will come to your home or previously approved location and bring the hooping right to YOU! Hoops as always are provided and I will custom tailor each lesson to your specific needs/goals. I have several students whom I see each week for lessons and they are progressing wonderfully! A private lesson is great if you can’t otherwise make it to a group class or would like to get 100% of my teaching attention to help you get that perfect hoop spin.

I will travel to your location and work out a day/time that suits your busy lifestyle. Contact me today to book your special class. Want a group lesson in your area or gym? We can arrange that as well! Special discounts given to those who host sessions with HoopEssence.

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Get your own ATOMIC hoop!

Many of you have been drooling over my Atomic 100 LED hoop from Astral Hoops with 90 different modes AND is rechargeable. SWEET! I have a referral code with this company that gets you 2 Free LED’s on the Aura & Fire models OR $10 off your Atomic hoop. The code is HoopEssence815. Use it & share the love!

Check out KiT rockin’ the Atomic Hoop!