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Hoop Dance on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta

Class dates for July are July 2, July 9, July 16, July 30th


This is an ongoing class with multiple skill levels often in attendance. Drop ins are encouraged!

Hooping for fun & fitness with Rebecca DeShon as featured on CBS Better Mornings & the Atlanta INtown Paper. Hooping is back and better than ever with next generation hoops.

This multi-level drop in class is taught as a practice. Each class has a warm up & cool down. You will learn new hoop techniques and variations of skills you already possess including open jam sessions in each class. I will give you tips and tools to use proper form & gain better flow in your hooping practice.

Join the global movement of exercise in disguise. There is no time like the present to begin a new practice that will get you fit all while having fun. No experience or dance background required!

Drop ins are allowed. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in & pay Pera or punch your dance card. For information regarding class cards & pricing for PERA, please contact Pera Dance.

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First Friday’s at LWE April 1st

Every first Friday of the month I teach a class at Ladies Workout Express in Atlanta. This is the perfect introductory class for a new hooper, someone who wants to blast calories while having fun or for anyone wanting to kick up their skill level a notch. You do NOT have to be a member of Ladies Workout Express to attend these sessions.

This is your chance to give it a whirl if you have been wondering what its all about. Learn some new moves, connect with other women in your community through movement. See why hooping is making such a big come back. No experience or dance background required. Rebecca DeShon’s hoop dance classes have been featured on CBS Better Mornings, Ch. 11 Alive, Atlanta INtown Paper & the North Side Neighbor Newspaper.

This monthly class will introduce you to the benefits of hooping, the various types of hoops & their uses/benefits, basic hooping skills along with advice & drills on how to maximize your workout with proper form.

You do not have to be a member to attend this fun filled class. Members are free.
Non-members will be offered the low price of just $15 for this class. What a deal!

Wear comfortable clothes that fit & allow for freedom of movement. Natural fibers are best for grip. Footwear is optional as the studio is carpeted if you prefer to remove your shoes for class. Bring water for maximum hydration as hooping IS a cardio workout.

You may RSVP for this class via Facebook.

Please contact us directly for more information.

Ladies Workout Express Atlanta

2865 N. Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329





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Listening to my body

Hello you,

How have ya been? It seems like so much has happened so fast yet nothing at all in the past 5 days since my accident. Time seems to be flying by and standing still. Last Friday’s car accident has left me in a whirlwind of emotions. Am I going to be teaching again, will I feel pain for the rest of my life, how much will this cost me, how long will I be out of work, will my loved ones get tired of taking care of me? And so much more.

I am not accustomed to taking the pills that have been prescribed for me, so they alone have been something to conquer. With 5 days past now, 3 doctors visits and more to go. I have decided to YES TEACH HOOP CLASS THIS WEEKEND! Yes both Pera Dance & Ladies Workout Express. Does this mean that I am feeling 100%, nope not even 80% but I will give it 60%. Muscle spasms are severe and I am coping with them best as I can. I know however, that my body will not get better if I don’t give it a little bit of movement. I trust that by Saturday I will be able to teach the two classes. I may still be stiff and in pain but I do know that I must get back to moving my body. It has been 5 days of not much movement at all. Sitting at the computer even typing this now is nearly unbearable. But standing is much better. My body is so used to moving around all the time, for hours at a time that I feel my stiffness may be increased by laying around. Now that the doc has confirmed that I should be doing light movement UP TO the pain, not THROUGH the pain I feel it is best to get some class time in. My students radiation of love and light will help me to heal. I love each and every student, it is heart breaking to miss a class.

I am thankful that I can stand and walk somewhat normally, five days ago I was limping at best. I still can’t pick up my cat or lift anything heavy. It will take some time for that to heal up completely. I am seeking help from a Physical Therapist, Reflexologist, Reiki Master and LMT. It may not be a short road to recovery, but I will heal.

Thank you for all the kind thoughts, words, prayers, emails, phone calls, text messages, tweets and taking care of me. Thank you so much for understanding last weeks last minute class cancellation as I had no way of covering the classes by the time I was discharged from the ER. I will be handing out discount cards and coupons for hoops this weekend, be sure you get yours! Only available in class.

Call with questions, please.

Thanks again. Rebecca

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December hoop dance classes in Atlanta

Hello beautiful hoopers & soon to be hoop dancers!

I am so thrilled at the progress all of you current students have made so far with your hoop dance skills. BRAVO! You deserve a pat on the back ūüôā Keep up the good work! Please be sure to keep in contact with me and feel free to ask any questions you may have. I love my students and appreciate your feedback.

To all the soon to be hoopers- WELCOME! I am so thrilled to be the opportunity to share with you and am here for all your hoopy needs. You were born to hoop dance! With my next generation, hand crafted hoops you will be hooping like a HOOP STAR in no time at all. Practice makes improvements!

New Saturday classes for your hooping pleasure at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta.

Saturday December 4,  1pm-2:30pm at LWE  INTRO TO HOOPING: Beginners Basics

This class is an introduction to hoop dance. You will learn the proper way to keep the hoop on your waist / hips walking, marching and dancing. We will learn off body moves to work out the arms and incorporate ways to increase your calorie burning while dancing in your hoop. We will also learn how to move the hoop on and off the body in a beautiful spiral plus much more. Hoops are provided for this class. Pre-registration is preferred to secure your space. You do NOT have to be a member to enjoy this class. No experience or dance background required ~ All fitness levels welcome.

Take advantage of this holiday special of only $15 for this 1.5 hour class by registering by Friday December 3rd in my webstore. Save $5! Drop ins are $20.

Saturday December 18,  1pm-2:30pm at LWE  Beginners: Level 2

In this class we will explore hooping on the chest, shoulders, legs, behind the back, angles, barrel rolls & incorporate jump throughs from all angles. You will learn fancy footwork to kick your hoop dance up a notch. The possibilities are endless! Pre-requisites to this class are hooping on the waist while walking, halo OR lasso and hand hooping. Hoops are provided for this class OR  you may bring your own. Pre registration is recommended to secure your space. $15 class or $13 for members of Ladies Workout Express. You do NOT have to a member to attend. If you would like to attend but prefer to pay when you arrive, cash or check will be accepted however please email me to secure your space. Register online here.

Take advantage of this holiday special of only $15 for this 1.5 hour class by registering by Thursday December 16th in my webstore. Save $5! Drop ins are $20.

‚ô¶Level 2 6 week Winter class series will begin on Saturday January 8th. Attend the December 18th class for discounts on the Winter series.

‚ô•Saturday 11am classes are still going strong at Pera Dance Studio. This is a beginners level 1 & 2 class. No pre-registration is required. Drop ins are welcome.

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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 ūüôā¬†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 ‚ô•

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.

RSVP to this class on Facebook! Join my community page to keep up with all things hoopy.

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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 Рour city’s streets Рand opens them up for people to play, walk, bike, breathe, and make their own.

Modeled on tremendously successful events from around the world, including Bogot√°, Colombia’s Ciclovia; Paris, France’s Paris Plage; and San Francisco‚Äôs Sunday‚Äôs 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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Free Hoop Dance class & a new class schedule

FREE INTRO TO HOOPNOTICA Hoop Dance class at Ladies Workout Express & a new class series

What is all the hoopla about?! Well now is your chance to find out, with no obligations! I am offering a FREE Intro to Hoopnotica Hoop Dance class at Ladies Workout Express on Saturday September 25 at 1pm. This class will introduce you to all the amazing benefits of hula hooping and show you just what hoop dance is all about. I will have loads of hoops on hand for you to spin and will give you basic instruction on waist hooping and moving around with the hoop on your waist. We will discuss the countless options of each type of hoop and you will have the opportunity to try each one out for yourself. I will demonstrate just how much you can do with a modern hula hoop and you will burn calories without even realizing you are exercising. This will be a fun and very informative class. Bring your smile and a bottle of water! Come give hoop dance a whirl, what are you waiting for?

Ladies & Gents I am thrilled to share with you a brand new class series! I will be teaching a Beginner Hoopnotica Hoop Dance series at Ladies Workout Express in Toco Hills. In this class we will learn all the foundations of hoop dance while burning up to 600 calories in one hour! You will laugh, smile and giggle away your stress and build core strength with my hand crafted hoops. This is a 6 week class series and we will kick it off with the FREE Intro to Hoopnotica class on Saturday, September 25 at 1pm. The series will begin the week immediately following, October 2nd at 1pm and will continue each week to Saturday November 6.

Register for the series for the full 6 week series for $72  PLUS the FREE INTRO TO HOOPNOTICA class.  Use your PayPal account or pay by cash or check at the beginning of class. If you wish to hold space for yourself, registration is strongly recommended. OCT 2 РNOV 6.
Don’t miss out on the fun!

What are the physical, mental & emotional benefits of Hoopnotica¬ģ Hoopdance?

Physical Benefits:
Builds core strength
Tones your entire body
Provides an intense cardiovascular workout
No to Low Impact
Increases energy
Develops balance and coordination
Increases flexibility
Mental/Emotional Benefits:
Clears and quiets the mind
Reduces stress
Improves self confidence
Generates joy and laughter
Improves one’s mood
Opens up creative self expression
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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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Hoopnotica hoop dance class Atlanta

August 7 · 11:00am Р12:00pm

Pera Dance Studio

Collier Center

1015 Collier Rd Suite B

Atlanta, GA 30318
Join us every Saturday at Pera Dance for Hoopnotica Hoop Dance classes! I am a Certified Hoopnotica Hoop Dance instructor and can not wait to share my love of hooping with all of you. This class is a drop in style class for beginner and intermediate level hoopers. 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 are welcome ‚ô• 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.

In this class we will learn the foundations of hoop dance and the infinite possibilities you will find in the hoop for body and mind.
We will learn hooping on the waist, hips, arms, hands, chest, shoulders, neck, legs and MUCH MUCH more. We will explore the hoop on and off our bodies as well as learn cool isolation moves.

Here is a list of some of the benefits of hoop dance & hula hooping
*Builds core strength
*Tones the entire body
*Burns approximately 400-600 calories per hour
*Provides an intense cardiovascular workout with no or low impact
*Increases energy
*Develops balance and coordination
*Increases flexibility
*Clears and quiets the mind
*Reduces stress
*Improves self confidence
*Generates joy and laughter
*Improves one’s mood
*Enhances creativity
***YOUR FIRST CLASS AT PERA DANCE IS FREE*** Come check out this world class facility and share the energy ‚ô•
~~Comfortable, form fitting, natural fiber clothing that allows freedom of movement is best for learning hoop dance. Custom hand crafted hoops are also available for purchase through Rebecca DeShon (see me after class) or through my site

Are you on Facebook? You can RSVP to this event by clicking this link

Let’s be friends on Facebook ūüôā ¬†

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Rockin’ hoop dance action!


Come on down to Mon Cherie’s Rockabilly Lounge to enjoy the fabulous ladies & gents of Big City Burlesque including a gorgeous fan dance by one of my favorite beauties Gesche Anneliesa , rockin’ tunes by Uncle Daddy & the Kissing Cousins, hot hoop dance action with yours truly, FREE JELLO¬†SHOTS, a Rockabilly Raffle featuring & hoops + private lessons by along PLUS MUCH MORE!