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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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Spring into HOOPING!

New class schedules, products and events!

We hope you’re ready for Spring! The HoopEssence team is excited to announce wonderful new class locations, events and new products, all available this Spring! Thanks to our loyal newsletter subscribers for experiencing the difference, month after month.

Class Schedule Changes:

HoopEssence is growing!!! Thank you for your referals. We are custom creating a referral program to give back to you for spreading the love! Please email us to sign up.

  • NEW LOCATION IN DECATUR: We are thrilled to announce Rebecca DeShon will be teaching hoop dance classes and hula hooping at Core Decatur on the Decatur Square beginning April 4. Check this link for all the details on this great 6 week series.
  • TUESDAYs at Kinetic Hive! Tuesday classes are weekly at Kinetic Hive in Inman Park. Click here for details. Check out this great location, get into the buzz of movement at the Hive. Don’t let the “intermediate” title on this class intimidate you, all skill levels can benefit from this class.
  • We now are featuring GLOW IN THE DARK POLYPRO! The same benefits of lightweight responsive polypro hoops with the GLOW of a lightening bug. Simply “charge” the hoop in natural or artificial light and your hoop will glow for hours in the dark. No batteries or expensive LED’s to worry about. Get it here.
  • HoopEssence will be at FLAME Festival from April 12-15 teaching workshops and vending her fabulous hand crafted hoops! Check out this intimate gathering at one of my favorite farms in Georgia.
  • You will catch HoopEssence ambassadors all over Atlanta starting this Spring. I have a dedicated and very well educated group of hoop instructors and vendors to better serve the Metro Atlanta area. Watch for them performing and grab a hand crafted HoopEssence hoop of your own atEastside Lounge on March 23 and donating time and services at The American Diabetes Association Expo onMarch 31.
  • April 7 is the last regularly scheduled hoop class at Pera Dance Studio. Check the website for details on the last class dates at Pera. Thank you for your support as we have grown so much since Rebecca DeShon first began teaching at Pera Dance Studio in 2010. Attendance, schedules, experiences and hunger for change have brought this decision to life. Our goal is to be able to provide you with a rich encourging learning environment . Thank you for your support.  Keep an eye on the newsletter for exciting news about another new location! If you have a Pera Dance class card for hooping, use it either March 17, 31 or April 7 for hooping. If you can not make it, turn in your valid Pera class card to Rebecca at any of her other classes to redeem for a discount on a HoopEssence class card.

A note from our President

HoopEssence is 100% committed to creating tools, props and providing education that improves the way you hoop, dance, exercise and play. We want to hear from loyal customers like you. Follow us on Twitter at @hoopessence and let us know what you think about our products and support. Your feedback makes us better. Not on twitter? No problem, contact us with your questions, comments or concerns.

Thanks,
— Rebecca DeShon

Upcoming Events

3/17
All levels Class
Pera Dance Studio 11am

3/18
Class #3 of Hooping 101 1pm
Ladies Workout Express 

3/20
Intermediate Hoop Class 7:30pm
Kinetic Hive

3/25
Class #4 (last of the series) of Hooping 101 Series 1pm
Ladies Workout Express3/27
Intermediate Hoop Dance Class 7:30pm
Kinetic Hive3/31
All levels hoop class 11am
Pera Dance Studio4/3
NEW HOOPING 101 Series
Core Dance Decatur 6pm

Photo by Stephanie Anderson of Neon Armour
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Hula hoop class: Decatur!

Hula Hooping 101
Wednesdays April 4-May 9th 6pm – 6:50 pm
6 Wednesdays

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 hula hoop~ Learn all the foundational moves in class so you can practice and perfect them, incorporating your own style of movement to create your HULA HOOP DANCE. We will learn the foundations of each move along with variations for you to practice and master in your own practice. This is a dance class. You will burn lots of calories all with a smile on your face! Reconnect with your inner child, come hula hoop with us!

Space is limited! Pre-register to secure your space. This class will sell out so book early to save your space: http://hoopessence.com/products-page/classcards/decatur-hooping-101/

Hand crafted Hula Hoops are provided or buy one of my special priced hula hoops for your very own. It will be essential to have a hula hoop of your own to practice each move in order to master them. You will feel more empowered in class and in your hula hoop journey after having practiced at home.

www.hoopessence.com
Call Rebecca directly with questions: 404-431-8876

Steph2012

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Sacred Heart Tattoo

Sacred Heart Tattoo is one of our sponsors for The Hooping Life Atlanta! I am so thrilled to have their support. They are long time friends of mine and I have gotten several tattoos by the manager and artist, Loki Shane Defriece. They will be donating generous gift certificates for door prizes at the show! Don’t miss it on February 24 at 7 Stages Theatre.

My neck tattoos and the lovely Dia de los Meurtos gal with her hoop are all by Loki. I would suggest you go check them out in Little Five Points. Loki also has a wonderful staff of talented artists for you to choose from. Contact them today!

Sacred Heart Tattoo Little Five Points

Loki Shane Defriece at InkJinx.com

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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 info@peradance.com

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!