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Beginners Hula Hooping Dance Class

Beginners Hula Hoop Dance PLAYshop
Saturday Dec 1, 2012

Ladies Workout Express
(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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Libertine prize package!

We are giving away a special prize package at The Hooping Life Film Screening in Atlanta! Libertine, my absolute FAVORITE store in Little Five Points has given us a very generous prize package to be given away to one lucky winner at the event. Check them out online! Don’t forget tickets for this event go on sale in the web shop on January 24. Don’t miss out on your chance to see a great show for just $20 PLUS win fabulous prizes.

Libertine on Facebook

The Hooping Life Film Screening Facebook invite

Tickets to The Hooping Life Atlanta January 24

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Hula Hoops for sale ATL

Hey Atlanta! I just wanted to give ya an update that I have dropped off another pile of my hand crafted “weighted” hoops for sale at 42 Degrees in Atlanta, GA. There are a limited number of hoops available for sale at their location in Little Five Points Atlanta. You can find the address for where to buy a buy a hula hoop at their location in Atlanta below.

Adult hand crafted hula hoops are quite different than the ones you remember as a child. They are heavier in weight and more importantly larger in diameter to fit adult sized bodies. In reference to why sometimes it seems nearly impossible for an adult to hoop dance with a childs hoop, I always say its like trying on a kids pair of shoes, it just doesn’t work. Larger bodies will find an easier rhythm with a larger hoop. You can start with a size somewhere between your belly button and your chest as it stands on the floor in front of you. It doesn’t have to be exact. You can find more information on selecting the perfect hoop size for you on my FAQ page. Still can’t decide? Drop me a line and I can help you find the perfect size for your body type and goals inside the hoop. I also accept custom orders via my website shop or the aforementioned contact page.

Below you will find a pic I snapped quickly as I dropped off the hula hoops for sale in Atlanta today at 42 Degrees South in  Atlanta, GA. Beautiful color combos and glistening tapes Including iridescent sequin tapes in: sunfish(bright yellow) -ocean blue- emerald green & mirror tapes in shiny silver and shimmering gold all with gaffer taps accents for added grip on your hula hoop. Blue, hot pink, fluorescent orange, purple, black and red hoops to choose from. Check them out Atlanta!

Adult & child fitness / dance Hula hoops for sale Atlanta!
Adult & child fitness / dance Hula hoops for sale Atlanta!

42˚ South
453 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307
11-9 M-Sat 11-8 Sun

42 Degrees Facebook page

Winter hula hoop collection will come next week with shimmering opalescent tape combos galore! A Wintery mix of my favorite happenin’ hula hoop hues to brighten the  sometimes dreary season of Winter in Atlanta. A little Sparkle time for all of y’all Georgia Peaches 🙂

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Hand crafted hula hoops in Atlanta

Hey there happy hoopers! I just wanted to make a note for your shopping pleasure this holiday season. Hand crafted hula hoops make a great gift for all ages for fitness, fun, meditation and more! You can purchase a hand crafted hoop right here in Atlanta made by yours truly and feel great about your purchase by supporting a local Atlanta artist. Shop via my web shop and pick up locally in Atlanta within 2-3 days in Atlanta or place an order for pick up at one of my great hula hoop dance classes across Atlanta. You can fully customize your hula hoop by choosing your ula hoop tubing type, hula hoop size and tape decoration. I have so many different colors and sizes of hula hoops for your hooping pleasure.

Not sure what you want? Drop me a line, I can help you customize your hula hoop just for you or your loved one.

Do you want instant hula hoop in hand gratification by shopping at a store?? My beautiful hand crafted hoops can be found in Atlanta for purchase right away to satisfy your needs. You may purchase a hoop at 42 Degrees in Atlanta. I have a small selection of hoops ready for you to grab and go hoop or grab and gift. You may want to call before you head over just to check out what hula hoops they have in stock. They have been going fast! 42 Degrees Atlanta,GA 

Place your order as soon as possible! The hula hoop shop closes as of Dec 20 for custom orders before the holiday in Atlanta, GA.

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Simply Buckhead Magazine Feature

Special thanks to Jennifer Bradley for using me in the exercise feature “Child’s Play” for the new issue of Simply Buckhead Magazine!!! Check it out! I am so happy to receive all this press lately for hooping & hoop dance in Atlanta. Hoping it will give a boost to the hoop dance class economy for all in Atlanta!!!

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Thurs hoop classes-Roswell

Hooping in Roswell has moved to Thursday evenings! I will be teaching another Hooping 101 Series. We will have a varied skill level of beginners in this class series. Whether you have been hooping since you were a kid or could never keep it up, this class is for you! Connect with other members of your community, burn up to 100 calories every 10 minutes, get in touch with your inner child and just have FUN!! Hoops are provided.

New series taught by Atlanta’s most experienced hoop instructor, Rebecca DeShon! Join us in Roswell for Hooping 101: Hoop Dance for Beginners Level 1 & 2

Join HoopEssence founder & Certified Hoopntica Instructor, Rebecca DeShon to learn the basics of hooping and the foundations for hoop dance and hooping fitness.

No experience or dance background required!

Class series is 5 weeks, 1 hour classes at 6pm on Thursdays July 28st -Aug 25th. Purchase the series just $12 per class when paid in advance, hoops are provided.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register online to secure your space. Drop ins are allowed at a rate of $15 per class and your space is not guaranteed. Pre-register for the series here:

Child Development Atlanta
89 Grove Way
Roswell, GA 30075

Enter the building on the main level, immediately to your right you will see an door to West Hall (Stairs) enter the door and follow the stairs down to the main hall.

Need a hoop of your own? All HoopEssence hoops are hand crafted works of functional art! Email OR visit our website shop Hoops will also be available for purchase in class.


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7/15 Cardio Hoop Class @ LWE ATL


Please note that July’s Friday night Hoop Dance Cardio class at Ladies Workout Express will be on JULY 15th.

Hoop Dance Cardio Class

July 15, 2011

2865 North Druid Hills Road

Atlanta, GA 30030

This monthly class will introduce you to the benefits of hooping, the various types of hoops & their uses/benefits, basic hooping skills along with advice & drills on how to maximize your workout with proper form. Hooping burns 100 calories in just 10 MINUTES focusing on your core and a smile!

This is your chance to give it a whirl if you have been wondering what its all about. Learn some new moves, connect with other women in your community through movement. See why hooping is making such a big come back. No experience or dance background required. Rebecca DeShon’s hoop dance classes have been featured on CBS Better Mornings, Ch. 11 Alive, Atlanta INtown Paper & the North Side Neighbor Newspaper.
You do not have to be a member to attend this fun filled class. Members are free.
Non-members will be offered the low price of just $15 for this class. What a deal!

Wear comfortable clothes that fit & allow for freedom of movement. Natural fibers are best for grip. Footwear is optional as the studio is carpeted if you prefer to remove your shoes for class. Bring water for maximum hydration as hooping IS a cardio workout.

Please contact Rebecca DeShon directly for more information. 404-431-8876

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Rockabilly Luau Hoop Contest in Atlanta

Come out and strut your stuff in the hoop! I will be hosting a hula hooping contest at The Rockabilly Luau on June 18th. Please see the Rockabilly Luau website for more information. 100% of ticket sales go to two animal rescue associations! Feel good about contributing!


The Rockabilly Luau


Saturday, June 18 · 12:00pm – 9:00pm



Masquerade Music Park

695 North Ave Northeast
Atlanta, GA


____THIS EVENT IS 18 AND UP ONLY !!!!_____

Hosted by Tyler Atomic and Ashley Croft with a special guest appearance by The Aloha Girls

Music by———–

Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-DeVilles
The Pelvis Breastlies
The Mystery Men?
The Rebel Surfers
The Go Devils
The Atomic Rockets

More TBA

Other Entertainment——–

Burlesque performances by:
Blast-off Burlesque
Davina and The Harlots

Hula hoop performance by: The Spinderellas
Hula Hoop contest presented by: HoopEssence, Inc

Authentic Polynesian Dancers & fire dancers
Hawaiian BBQ and Beer
Body painting by: Neon Armour
Pre-1968 Car Show
Hawaiian Pin-up Girl and Swimsuit Contest
Live tiki carving
Lei Greeters
Tiki bar: Providing classic tropical drinks (umbrella included)
Worst Hawaiian shirt contest


Lots of Vendors on tiki row and other cool stuff !!!

Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the Gate
Tickets available at

100% of the ticket sales are going to 2 local animal rescues:

Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull rescue

Shelter Angels Pitbull Rescue

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Wedding Photos!

Our wedding photos finally came in today! Hooray!

Here are a few photos of my amazing day with my new husband, Matthew Gilbert. I love you Matt! Happy 1 month of marriage. You help my soul to shine!


April 19, 2011 — Sanibel Island, FL





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Atlanta Hoop Jam for Hope links are live!

ATLANTA HOOP JAM FOR HOPE – Friday, March 11 from 11 am – 2 pm in Woodruff Park (corner of Peachtree and Edgewood)
There are some things in life you never outgrow, like hula hooping! Hula Hoops are fun and bring back a favorite childhood past time. Come join Rebecca DeShon of HoopEssence ( and support Hoop for Hope, a hula hooping fundraiser created to have fun while raising money for The Atlanta Women’s Foundation! AWF is dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty for women and girls in Atlanta.

Tell your friends to bring their friends; and have a friendly hoop challenge. Stop by on your lunch break and hoop away that cookie you just ate! Join in on the fun and support a great foundation in the process.

Donate now and register to attend Hoop for Hope.

Suggested $20 donation but every dollar makes a difference. All donations from the event will benefit AWF.

Can’t make it out to hoop? You can still support AWF and Donate now. All donations support AWF’s mission to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls.

What: Atlanta Hoop Jam for Hope
When: Friday, March 11, 2011 between 11 – 2 (rain date is Friday, March 18)
Where: Woodruff Park located on the corner of Peachtree Street and Edgewood
How much: Suggested $20 donation but every dollar makes a difference. All donations from the event will benefit AWF.

For more information: Please contact Lynn Lopes at OR Rebecca DeShon at with the subject “HOOP FOR HOPE”

Special appearances by the Imperial Opa.

Contributions to The Atlanta Women’s Foundation are tax-deductible.. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation is a public foundation that has been designated a 501(c)(3) organization. Funds are professionally managed and carefully allocated to maximize the benefits to women and girls throughout Atlanta.