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Hoop Jam in Alpharetta 2/27/2016

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Hey y’all! WOW it’s been so long since I’ve blogged in this hoop space. I apologize for my absence as I am coming out of the most difficult year of my life in matters of heart and health. Life happens and sometimes it happens to be HARD. I have a lot to share with you, hope you are signed up on the email newsletter.

This weekend one of my students and a darling human being, Michelle Hamilton is hosting a FREE hula hoop jam in Alpharetta. I will be making the trip up to hoop and hang with the beautiful people in the sun. Hope you can join us! Details below.

Hoop and FLOW Jam

Saturday February 27, 2016

1-3pm
Wills Park (Pavilion 1, next to the playground area)
11925 Wills Rd, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

Join the Hoop and Flow Jam event page on Facebook here.

Happy Hooping! I can’t wait to play with all of you.

XO ~Rebecca

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Free Hoop Dance Advice from HOOPLOVERS

Hooping is HOT in Atlanta! I am so excited about the upwards moment of hooping in Atlanta. I love facilitating such a huge movement and seeing others take the hooping love and pass it along to others by gifting adult hoops and teaching hula hooping to their friends. I want to share with you someone who inspires me beyond measure. I’ve  shared with you many of Deanne Love’s tutorials on this blog and by word of mouth in class. You may sign up to receive email alerts for when each new lesson is uploaded.

Who is Deanne Love?

“Deanne’s desire to connect people through dance, music and fun fueled the creation of HOOPLOVERS in 2007. Deanne’s mission is to inspire global beings to find their true potential through movement and self-expression via the all encompassing benefits of hoop dance.

Since 2011, Deanne has lived in Melbourne, Australia and currently teaches weekly Hoop Dance classes in Melbourne, including active and creative lessons for adults and children. She has taught in schools and dance studios both in Australia and Japan and brings her passion for international education and life long learning to every class she is engaged in. Deanne regularly performs Hoop Dance shows for corporate and private parties as well as kid’s events and a variety of celebrations. She has traveled the world sharing her individual style of hoop love and performed on stages in Sydney, Thailand and Tokyo.”

HoopLovers is home to Deanne Love. Check it out: “Hoop your way to health, happiness and hotness guided by Deanne Love.

Enjoy the numerous benefits of hula hoop dance and fitness. Sign up for FREE weekly video tutorials and tips.”

 

Watch one of my favorite videos of Deanne Love here on her YouTube page.

I will be utilizing some of Deanne’s teaching methods and sequences in my Intermediate Hula Hoop Dance 6 wks series classes beginning tomorrow, April 30 at Studio Burlesque here in Atlanta. I can’t wait to see you there!

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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dreamy~

Hello there! I have been away from my blog for some time. Many thanks for reading today.

What a glorious few weeks I have had! So much gratitude for my life and all the love that is overflowing therein. Hoop Convergence this year was amazing as always. I came home with a full heart and so much knowledge, grace and hunger for hooping! Renewed spirit and ready to conquer the WORLD. hee hee 🙂

Then it was off to Sanibel Island for some much needed vacation time with my amazing husband. It was so great to spend time with one another with no work to get in the way. Hand in hand walks on the beach, dancing, naps in the sand, shell hunting swimming together, lovely scrumptious local foods and tons of LOVE. Of course, there was hooping. Lots of hoop dance on the beach, my favorite place to hoop! I had the chance to teach some beautiful children on the beach, what a glorious little plastic circle.

This passed weekend I had the pleasure of hosting Ann Humphreys for a workshop here in Atlanta. Well, Decatur but its *basically* Atlanta. We had a great turn out for her hoop dance workshop! What a glorious hoop community we have here! It is ever growing and I am so grateful for that! We hooped and had a scrumptious dinner after at the always yummy, Raging Burrito. I of course did not get any photos, sad panda. I struggle with being behind the lens or being present. It is either or for me, so I typically choose to be present.

Here are a couple of photos I would love to share with you. Thank you for your love! ~Rebecca

Sanibel Island with my Atomic Pro LED hoop from Astral Hoops
Sanibel Island with my Atomic Pro LED hoop from Astral Hoops

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Be inspired!

I can’t say enough good things about Deanne Love of HoopLovers.com (yes, the gal from the post below). I sure hope I get the opportunity to meet this woman one day and get the chance to rock our hoops together. She has taught me much. I really feel she is so super genuine and I absolutely ADORE her style. Don’t you? Check out more of Deanne on her You Tube channel and her website. Here is a taste of her playing in her hoop. So graceful!

Deanne‘s funky grace.

She now offers video classes! Check them out.

And I found a great tutorial that adds some flow and variations on the basic isolations I taught last week at Kinetic Hive. Watch here.

I can’t gush about her and not include some marvelous photos, can I?

Let me know what you think! I am hoping to share with you the videos that I see each week in hopes of giving you some inspiration as they each inspire me. I would love to hear from you, leave a comment if you feel inspired!

XO,

Rebecca

 

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Making your own hula hoop

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I make all of my hoops here at HoopEssence (with the exception of my newest fire hoop from Synergy Firehoops and my Atomic LED hoops). I wanted to post a great resource for creating your own hoops.

Of course, I am speaking to you about a collection of information on Hooping.org. Click here for details all about making your own hula hoops. Grab your family and get everyone involved! Hooping is a great all ages, all fitness level activity that can really bring your loved ones together. Enjoy quality time with one another and LAUGH in your hoops all while getting a nice low impact workout.

Hooping.org is your go to source for all things hoop on the internet. We love them at HoopEssence. In the beginning of my hoop journey I was definitely all alone. I never had the opportunity to play with the actual hoopers when I got my hoop from friends. I learned everything via the internet. Youtube and Hooping.org were my teachers. You see, my hoops were gifted to me in 2008 by friends in GA as I embarked on a life journey to New York for a while. I left town before I even really felt connected to those hoops. I was appreciative of the gesture but never thought much into it until I spent time in my hoop when my friends were far away. I spent quiet time there inside that plastic circle. I found a friend. I hope hooping can touch your life just as much as it did mine, right when you need it most.

xo,
Rebecca

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Hoop Dance class series 201: Decatur!

Hooping 101 was such a great hit in Decatur that I have decided continue hoop dance classes (hooray) and bring you the next 6 week series!

This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs, barrel rolls, angles etc. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series!
*Join us for SIX Wednesday classes May 16-June13 UPSTAIRS at CoreDance Decatur.
Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through the link below, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
**LINK TO COME SOON**
*$20 drop in.
*Contact Rebecca directly with your questions 404-431-8876
*Practice outside of class is essential for mastering these hoop dance moves.

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Decatur Hooping classes WEDS!

Hooping 101: Wednesdays 6 wk series
April 4-May 9 6pm – 7pm
CORE Dance Decatur Square
519 North McDonough
Decatur, GA

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 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 hoop!

Space is limited! Pre-register to secure your space & save $18 on the series. $15 each class for drop ins. This class will sell out so book early to save your space: http://hoopessence.com/products-page/classcards/decatur-hooping-101/

Hoops are provided. 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. HoopEssence offers hoop discounts in class on select hoops for her students.

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

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Come out to PLAY!

April News!

Come out to PLAY!

“Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.”

Stuart Brown, MD

Glow Polypro

Wanna glow hoop but don’t wanna fork over hundreds for a fancy LED hoop? Check out our durable, no batteries required, water proof polypro hoop. Charges in the sun or artificial light and glows at night! Perfect for these warm Spring nights and beautiful Summer festival and backyard BBQ evenings to come.
Just $38 each for full size glow hoops.

April 4-May 9
*NEW* Decatur Weds. Hooping 101 Beginners & Beyond!

You asked for it Decatur and we aim to please. 6 week series Wednesdays 6-7pm April 4 through May 9 at Several Dancers Core right on the Decatur Square in Downtown Decatur. (Next door to Eddie’s Attic). Check the link for all the details of this great class series with certified instructor Rebecca DeShon. Hoops are provided and for sale at each class.Contact us directly with any questions. Register here.

Kinetic Hive

Tuesdays Hoop Classes at Kinetic Hive
April 3, 10, 17 & 24

7:30-9pm
Intermediate/advance hoop class. We will learn tricks and transitions to build your hooping tool box! All skill levels are welcome in this class and can benefit from the knowledge shared. SPACE IS LIMITED! This class has a max of 8 attendees. Bring a hoop or borrow one of mine! Bring water & dress comfortably in clothes that allow freedom of movement. 1.5hr hour class $15 or use your Kinetic Hive or HoopEssence class card.

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HoopEssence Calendar
Check my HoopEsesncecalendar online to see calendar view of all events!
Download events right into iCal to keep up on all things HOOPY!
Don’t forget, the last two classes at Pera Dance Studio are Saturdays March 31 and April 7. First class is free only at this location! Bring your friends along for a morning of fun!
Hooping 201
April 22- May 13
Hooping 201 Playshop Series: Chest, Shoulder & Legs!

This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs with many variations. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series! *Join us for four Sundays in April 22 through May 13 at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta. Space is limited! Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through this link, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
FREE HOOP JAM!

April 6
Full Moon Hoop Jam: Piedmont Park

Friday April 6, 2012 we will gather in Piedmont Park for a hula hoop jam and hang out. Bring toys, blankets, drinks & food, something to share with friends and hang out in the park. Taft Hill on 10th St by the Charles Allen Drive entrance. Gather on top of the hill for Sunset and watch the Full Moon rise. This is going to be a great learn by play experience. Come out &PLAY!

East Atlanta Kids Club

May 5
Brownwood Bike Rally:
Cranking for a Cause

“Kick your bike into gear at the 9th-annual Brownwood Bike Rally onMay 5! Join kids and adults for street bike and cyclocross races, a bike safety rodeo, a health fair, a fun festival area and more at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta.” Rebecca DeShon will conduct a FREE hoop demo & class from 10:45am-11:15am on Saturday May 5 in the basketball court area (inside the rec center if bad weather). I will also be selling my fabulous hand crafted hoops. Look for more information on our website as well as the East Atlanta Kids Club site. All proceeds benefit the East Atlanta Kids Club’s after-school tutoring and mentoring program for promising youth.

Astral Hoops LED Hoops!

We get a lot of questions regarding LED hoops, well check out our favorite durable, rechargeable LED hoops.  Use our code HoopEssence815 or this link to get 2 BONUS LED’s on your order or get $10 off the incredible Atomic Hoop pictured below or order now.

Earth Day Festival EAV

April 19
EAV Earth Day Festival

Come hang out in my neighborhood! Join us for a lantern making workshop at 4pm ($5) and enjoy our beautiful weekly farmers market. At dusk, we will launch the wish lanterns and set off on a LED and lantern parade throught the village over to Brownwood Park. Rebecca DeShon performs with others from The Imperial Opa Circus to kick off Brownwoods Movies in the Park series. Bring your glow toys, lanterns or make a lantern with us – COME PLAY! All are welcome. Check here for details.

Flame Festival
Rebecca DeShon will be teaching two workshops at this great Atlanta area flow & fire arts festival. Check out the link to see what its all about.

HoopEssence

HoopEssence around town!

HoopEssence has a team of trusty ambassadors to help us share the hoop love. We are so very grateful for our team members. Want to help spread the love for hooping and change others lives for the better? Join us!
HoopEssence Ambassador sightings:
*Focus STOP Diabetes Expo: Saturday March 31 9-3pm Cobb Galleria
Keri will be conducting free hoop class demos, answering questions and selling HoopEssence hula hoops

*Snellville Days Parade :Saturday May 5th Snellville, GA
HoopEssence will be hooping with others for the Snellville Days parade! Joinin the fun! Lineup is at 8am. Parade 9am.

 

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Hula Hooping 201 is back!

It’s here! I know you have been waiting for the latest announcement for Spring Hooping 201 Playshop Series: Chest, Shoulder & Legs! This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs with many variations. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series!
*Join us for four Sundays in April 22 through May 13 at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta.
Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through this link, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
*$20 drop in.
*Contact Rebecca directly with your questions 404-431-8876
*Practice outside of class is essential for mastering these hoop dance moves.