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HOOP JAM 10/17

***Save the date***

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Sunday, October 17

Hoop Jam with HoopEssence from 2pm-4pm in Woodruff Park

Hoops will be provided!!! Bring your own if you wish & a beverage to keep hydrated.

Have you seen this amazing event called Atlanta Streets Alive? Here is some info from their website about the event.

“Imagine a street full of people of all ages and backgrounds, walking, biking, creating and laughing, together. A street temporarily closed to cars, but open to people. Imagine residents safely enjoying their city, socializing with neighbors, and engaging in healthy activities. Imagine if all of this were free, with absolutely no barriers to participation. By the people, for the people. Sound good yet?

ASA takes a valuable public space – our city’s streets – and opens them up for people to play, walk, bike, breathe, and make their own.

Modeled on tremendously successful events from around the world, including Bogotá, Colombia’s Ciclovia; Paris, France’s Paris Plage; and San Francisco’s Sunday’s Streets, ASA is part bike tour, part block party, and a great time for getting active, supporting local businesses along the route, people watching, and enjoying our amazing city! Building on the success of the May event, the next Atlanta Streets Alive is planned for Sunday, October 17 from 1-6PM. ”  – Atlanta Streets Alive

Check out the video from the last event!

I attended the first event and we had a blast hooping in the park. I have been asked by the event manager to host a FREE HOOP JAM!!! I am really excited to facilitate hooping and share the joy with all of Atlanta. I will be hosting the hoop jam in Woodruff Park from 2pm-4pm on Sunday Oct 17th. Please join me! I hope to see all of my students there along with the curious, new friends and faces. I will have a limited quantity of hoops to share , feel free to bring your own if you have any. This is a fun event for all ages to enjoy. Come play in the sunshine and take a break from your long commute, computers, televisions, videos and everyday stress of life! Sometimes we are so caught up in the daily hustle that we forget the simple moments in life, the wind blowing through the trees, flowers blooming, sun shine …..I found this excellent article from one of my favorite daily websites,, on just that. It is full of inpsiration to nurture your body and mind. The article really rings true to my life, especially lately with my schedule being so incredibly full!

Feel free to contact me for further info. Hope to see you there!

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New look & added features to my website!

Hey all!

With the help of my wonderful admin and a LOT of hard work, I have uploaded the new look to the site! What do you think? I know some of the links need to be easier to read and appreciate your feedback thus far. I will be continually adding more and more features as well as exciting new items in the web store so stay tuned. My intentions with this site is to provide you with the best information regarding classes, events in Atlanta and beyond, tools, inspiration, tutorials and tricks of the trade. I am here to connect with my community and to reach out through hoop dance to all demographics. I believe we can bring the world together, one hoop at a time. Hoops from the my heart, to yours. So reach out, come to a class or drop me a line. I want to hear from you!!!


Rebecca DeShon

Owner,Hoopnotica teacher and performer – HoopEssence


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New classes starting up Sept 9th @ 7pm, Every Thursday @ Pera Dance Studio

Now offering two weekly hoop dance classes to serve you better at Pera Dance Studio.

Saturday   11am Beginners Hoopnotica Hoop Dance

Thursday   7-8:30pm Level 2/Intermediate Hoopnotica Hoop Dance

SO thrilled to share another class with you. I received a lot of requests for an evening week night class and worked very hard to provide that for you. Please be sure to continue to support hoop dance! There is much buzz surround hooping lately and I couldn’t be happier.

We have been working in overdrive on the new look and feel of the website. It will be jammed packed full of knowledge, easy to navigate, and a webstore with everything from stickers, patches, hoops of all kinds and sassy hoop clothes & accessories! Really excited to upload the creation we have been tweaking. Look for the new site soon!! We want to be certain it is just right.

Friday September 3, 2010 on CBS I will be interviewed and have the chance to speak about hooping and the vast physical and emotional benefits. I am so thrilled to have this honor! Spreading the joy of hooping, straight from my heart to yours.

Thanks for your continued support. Please be sure to sign up for the email lists!

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2 days left to save $45 @

Save $45 on a eight class card for Pera Dance Studio by visiting (see previous blog for more details or visit the link to the left). This is a remarkable deal at only $3.75 per class, you can try all the classes at very lil out of pocket cost! Do something good for yourself this week, you deserve it!

Enjoy flying yoga, hoop dance, belly dance, Zumba, Capoeira, tango, salsa, hip hop, Aerial Jam, Zoetic or Ecstatic Dance! Check out more about Pera Dance here at See you there!