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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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Hula Hoop Class

Book a private lesson with Rebecca DeShon, Atlanta’s Premier Hoop Dance Instructor. All private lessons are custom tailored to fit your personal goals, skill level and to fit in your busy schedule. Learn from Atlanta’s best hoop dance resource with over 4 years of experience in the industry. Rebecca DeShon has paved the way for the hoop dance revolution in Atlanta making her the most sought after instructor and performer in Georgia. Benefit from years of teaching hundreds of students of all ages.

Contact Rebecca today to get in the spin!

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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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Beginners Hoop Dance Class

Beginners Hula Hoop Dance PLAYshop
Saturday Sept 8, 2012

Ladies Workout Express
(This class is being taught at a Women’s only facility)
1:30-4:30pm

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 and neck. We will also begin to explore hooping on the hands in vertical and horizontal planes then twirl into corkscrews.

$35 to pre-register for this fun filled 3 hour workshop. SPACE IS LIMITED! Pre-registration is strongly recommended
REGISTER. 

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!

New to hooping? No worries! Hoops (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!
Ladies Workout Express is a Women’s only facility.
You will have fun and be at the minimin waist hooping by the end of the full class or your MONEY BACK y’all! Guaranteed! Restrictions apply.

**Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This class Not suitable for children under 10.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Secure your space. 

 

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Beginners Hula Hooping Workshop

Beginners Hula Hoop Dance PLAYshop
Saturday August 18, 2012

Ladies Workout Express
1:30-4:30pm

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 and neck. We will also begin to explore hooping on the hands in vertical and horizontal planes then twirl into corkscrews.

$35 to pre-register for this fun filled 3 hour workshop.

REGISTER HERE 

Discounted rate of $60 for those who sign up as a pair (sorry we can’t split CC payments)
DROP INS WELCOME!

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!

New to hooping? No worries! Hoops (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!

You will have fun and be at the minimin waist hooping by the end of the full class or your MONEY BACK y’all! Guaranteed! Restrictions apply.

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New class series! Off Body Sundays in Aug

What: Off Body Isolations

Anti-Spin & more

Where: Ladies Workout Express Atlanta

When: Sundays 1-2:30 Aug 12, 19 AND 26

Investment: $15/class when you sign up for all 3 ($45) or $20/drop in

Want to learn amazing off body hoop dance moves that are sure to impress? My newest hoop dance series is sure to deliver! *One & two handed isolations *Isolation turns & barrel rolls *Anti-Spin & flowers *Free form movement *Isolation bubbles *Linear isolations *Folding *Grips & grip changes and applying them to plane transition *On to off & Off to on body TRANSITIONS & MORE

Join Rebecca DeShon, Atlanta’s Premiere Hoop Dance instructor for 3 action packed Hoop Dance Playshops, 1.5 hours each. NO experience required. Hoop provided. Build your confidence, strengthen your body and learn some amazing hoop dance moves!

Space is limited! Pre-registration is recommended at the below link OR bring your full series payment to the first class.

Just $15/class when you sign up for all 3 OR $20 each to drop in! Feel free to email info@hoopessence.com to secure your space or call Rebecca with questions 404-431-8876

Register

Facebook Invite, bring your friends!

 

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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

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Hooping.org- Video of the Day!

I am super proud to share that my new hoop dance video made it to  video of the day over on hooping.org! My dear friend and fellow hooper Kenna Hoops shot, edited and directed the video. So blessed by my amazing community! You can purchase colored polypro hula hoops from Rebecca at HoopEssence.com
We source our colored polypro straight from Superhooper.org to provide you with the very best products available.

Without further ado, here’s the hooping video

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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!

XO~Rebecca