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Win FREE Hottie Hoop Camp ticket!

Are you in it to win it? Win yourself a FREE ticket to Hottie Hoop Camp, baby. What’s Hottie Hoop Camp? Only THE coolest, rad party thrown by my good friends in Texas, the TwoSisters Rowan & Blythe. Punk Rock Hoops style for sure and so much fun. This is THE hoop camp for introverts. Do you feel like you don’t fit in anywhere at all? Every hooper, every body… This is the camp for you. No glamour prance pressure every night to be the biggest sparkle pony, show up in your pi’s or your best costume, you will get all love. We help EACH OTHER *Feel* as if we are the hottest thing in the room, (cuz ya are) ya dig? No competition, all hoop love. So right on….

Back to the FREE ticket part! Win yourself some ol’ Hottie Hoop Camp loving, right here. Did I mention this is held in a swanky house (on STILTS no less) on the BEACH? Yup. Saddle up, hottie. I wanna see you there. Get out there and make a curvy video with the Curvy Hooper Video Challenge. WOO!

P.S. I am teaching TWO pretty rad workshops that weekend that you don’t want to miss. Hoop Dance Performance Skills AND Adding DANCE to your “hoop dance”. (I know, right?!, I am excited)



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World Record Hula Hoop Attemp Atlanta

Come be a part of something amazingly FUN at one of Atlanta’s most beautiful parks while supporting a great cause on August 17, 2013.

Presented by HoopEssence and AFFPS at the Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Saturday August 17.


Help us break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Human Chain to Pass a Hula Hoop!
WATCH an example video.

*Participants must be over 8 years old

Registation Info:
*Visit the HoopEssence Tent at the Charles Allen entrance of Piedmont Park between 11:00 and 3:30 PM
*Make a small donation ($2 suggested) to register to participate – All proceeds will be donated to charity
*You will receive a registration number that you must have in order to participate in the world record attempt
*Meet at the Piedmont Park Active Oval at 4:00 PM for record attempt

*After the record attempt, come celebrate with a community hoop jam hosted by HoopEssence! We will also have a booth all weekend long with FREE information about hoop dance, hand crafted hoops for sale, demo classes and more. Come play!

For more information on modern hoop dance & it’s amazing benefits, check out the Facebook page for the event and invite all of your friends!


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The Hooping Life Celebrities: Shaquille O’Neal a.k.a Shaq

Shaquille O’Neal a.k.a. Shaq, 39, Los Angeles, California.

Shaquille O'Neal in The Hooping Life Film
Shaquille O’Neal in The Hooping Life Film

“In the Hooping Life, you will see masters of the hula-hoop like you’ve never seen before.”
“You can do many things with the hula-hoop: conditioning, staying out of trouble and competing with your friends.”
– Shaq, Hooper/ Hooper

More on Shaq at

Find out more about The Hooping Life Film Atlanta Screening Party on Friday, February 24! Tickets available now!

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The Hooping Life Celebrities: Jeffrey Butler

Jeffrey Butler, 20, South Central, California

Jeffery Butler from the hooping-life film
Jeffery Butler from the hooping-life film

“Hooping is the business like in the streets we don’t have this, it makes me feel singular, like really unique. I feel like my own person. I’m like Jeffrey Star can’t nobody be like me. I can do my own creations.”
– Jeffrey, stand-out student and assistant teacher in Tisha’s hip-hophoop program.

More on Jeffrey:

Find out more about The Hooping Life Film Atlanta Screening Party on Friday, February 24! Tickets available now!

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The Hooping Life Celebrities: Anah Reichenback a.k.a “Hoopalicious”

Anah Reichenbach a.k.a. Hoopalicious, 35, Hollywood, California.

Anah Reichenbach, Hoopalicious from the Hooping-Life film
Anah Reichenbach, Hoopalicious from the Hooping-Life film

“The hooping life infects your soul…You gotta decide: are you going to hide it, or are you gonna be proud and just state Yeah, I’m A HOOPER.”
– Anah a.k.a. “Hoopalicious”, an early pioneer of the hooping movement

More on Anah at

Find out more about The Hooping Life Film Atlanta Screening Party on Friday, February 24! Tickets available now!

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“Star Power”

Rebecca DeShon, founder of HoopEssence was featured in a music video with Romeo Spike! We recored this last year and it was finally released on Jan 31. Check out the video and Romeo Spike today!

You can find their debut album “For the Cause” on iTunes.

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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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Hooping Life Film: Atlanta!

It’s finally happening! I have been working very hard on trying to find a way to get this film screened right here in Atlanta when it finally comes out January 2012. WELL I had to just do it myself in order to make it happen. That’s right folks, I rented the theatre and everything! This dream is a-GO!

The Hooping Life Film

“Through interconnected stories, The Hooping Life takes the hula hoop from its origins as a child’s toy to its current status as club art form, teacher’s aid, and instrument of redemption. Filmed partly by the subjects themselves, and traveling from Burning Man to Time Square, from South Central to South Africa, the seven intimate portraits capture the birth and addictive growth of a new subculture.”

Friday February 24, 2012

Open Lobby 8pm
Film 9pm

7 Stages Theatre
1105 Euclid Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307

Check out their website to learn more about the producer, cast and stars of this extraordinary film!

Find the trailer here.

Facebook invite

More Info on our events page

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Holiday Hoop-off Atlanta!

GIVE THANKS! Don’t wallow in the guilt if you had a lil too much fun for Thanksgiving, blast those calories with hooping. What a fantastic choice for a Saturday as we close in on the new year…try something GREAT for YOU that is FUN to do! Come hoop with me. You will be happy you did 🙂 Even if you have never picked up a hula hoop before OR if you are looking to expand your skills this class is for you! All skill levels are welcome ♥

Hello blissful beings. I have had a lot of inquiries regarding class this Saturday at Pera Dance Studio. YES! We are still having Beginner Level 1 & 2 Hoopnotica hoop dance class at our normal scheduled time of 11am. I am so happy that so many faces new friends and old will be in attendance. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or hoop orders.

I will bring a limited supply of hoops in various sizes/weights for adoption tomorrow at class but feel free to order one for pickup by next week. You may pay for your hoop in cash, check or Pay Pal on the spot.

~~I will provide student hoops for the class out of my collection of hand crafted hoops made with love by Rebecca DeShon (that’s me yay!) Already have a hoop of your own? please feel free to bring it to use for class.

~~This is an ADULT class, please bring water to keep your body hydrated.
~~Comfortable, form fitting, natural fiber clothing that allows freedom of movement is best for learning hoop dance.

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