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EAV Earth Day Festival

Come hula hoop in the parade with your LED hula hoop (or other flow toys) or parade with a lantern at my neighborhood (East Atlanta Village) Earth Day Festival! We will meet at the EAV East Atlanta FarmersMarket on opening day to build lanterns at 4pm.

8pm is Lantern Launch & Parade through the village. Join us!

EAV Earth Day Festival: Lantern Parade and Free-cycle Event 

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

East Atlanta Community Association

Join the East Atlanta Community Association for a three day Earth Day 2012 Festival with the theme “Celebrate, Educate, Participate” on April 19th, 21st, and 22nd!

Schedule Breakdown:

April 19th, Thursday:

Celebrate with EAV’s Lantern Parade and Wish Lantern Launch

4pm-8pm: The event begins with the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market opening day, which includes a lantern building workshop at the EACA booth in the market. Guests may also purchase wishing lanterns for the sunset launch for 5$. Make a wish for your neighborhood and set it free, all proceeds benefit EACA programs.

Note: Thursday, April 12th, EACA will also host a Lantern Building Workshop from 5pm-8pm Location TBA. Bring a lantern to decorate or purchase one there to benefit EACA! Crafting supplies and guidance provided.

8pm, Sunset Wish Lantern Launch, followed by Lantern Parade through the Village, ending in Brownwood Park.

9pm, Brownwood Movies in the Park Series Begins, hosted by East Atlanta’s own Studio Outpost with entertainment by the Imperial OPA, HoopEssence, and the Vauxhall Gardens Variety Players.

April 21st, Saturday:

“Educate:” 12pm-5pm Three locations for Events:

Farmer’s Market site: Freecycle tables, educational workshops, recycling drop-off points, start of walking tours. Full schedule to be posted soon!

You drop it off, we will recycle it!
Drop off Recycling offered for:

  • Tires
  • Lightbulbs
  • Electronics
  • Cell Phones
  • eye glasses

Free-cycle:
Bring garage sale items like bikes, art, jewelry, books, clothing, toys, nick knacks, bric a brac and general stuff! Take some leave some; the rest will be donated

Midway Pub: Earth Day Arts and Craft Show
Shop your favorite local artists!

East Side Lounge: Free Clothing Swap with $5 door fee
Drinks specials and free clothes! Bring clothes to donate

April 22nd:

“Participate:” 10am to 1pm: Join EACA’s Beautification committee at 10am at the main planter on Glenwood and Flat Shoals to help with spring planting and beautifying the neighborhood.

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Spring into HOOPING!

New class schedules, products and events!

We hope you’re ready for Spring! The HoopEssence team is excited to announce wonderful new class locations, events and new products, all available this Spring! Thanks to our loyal newsletter subscribers for experiencing the difference, month after month.

Class Schedule Changes:

HoopEssence is growing!!! Thank you for your referals. We are custom creating a referral program to give back to you for spreading the love! Please email us to sign up.

  • NEW LOCATION IN DECATUR: We are thrilled to announce Rebecca DeShon will be teaching hoop dance classes and hula hooping at Core Decatur on the Decatur Square beginning April 4. Check this link for all the details on this great 6 week series.
  • TUESDAYs at Kinetic Hive! Tuesday classes are weekly at Kinetic Hive in Inman Park. Click here for details. Check out this great location, get into the buzz of movement at the Hive. Don’t let the “intermediate” title on this class intimidate you, all skill levels can benefit from this class.
  • We now are featuring GLOW IN THE DARK POLYPRO! The same benefits of lightweight responsive polypro hoops with the GLOW of a lightening bug. Simply “charge” the hoop in natural or artificial light and your hoop will glow for hours in the dark. No batteries or expensive LED’s to worry about. Get it here.
  • HoopEssence will be at FLAME Festival from April 12-15 teaching workshops and vending her fabulous hand crafted hoops! Check out this intimate gathering at one of my favorite farms in Georgia.
  • You will catch HoopEssence ambassadors all over Atlanta starting this Spring. I have a dedicated and very well educated group of hoop instructors and vendors to better serve the Metro Atlanta area. Watch for them performing and grab a hand crafted HoopEssence hoop of your own atEastside Lounge on March 23 and donating time and services at The American Diabetes Association Expo onMarch 31.
  • April 7 is the last regularly scheduled hoop class at Pera Dance Studio. Check the website for details on the last class dates at Pera. Thank you for your support as we have grown so much since Rebecca DeShon first began teaching at Pera Dance Studio in 2010. Attendance, schedules, experiences and hunger for change have brought this decision to life. Our goal is to be able to provide you with a rich encourging learning environment . Thank you for your support.  Keep an eye on the newsletter for exciting news about another new location! If you have a Pera Dance class card for hooping, use it either March 17, 31 or April 7 for hooping. If you can not make it, turn in your valid Pera class card to Rebecca at any of her other classes to redeem for a discount on a HoopEssence class card.

A note from our President

HoopEssence is 100% committed to creating tools, props and providing education that improves the way you hoop, dance, exercise and play. We want to hear from loyal customers like you. Follow us on Twitter at @hoopessence and let us know what you think about our products and support. Your feedback makes us better. Not on twitter? No problem, contact us with your questions, comments or concerns.

Thanks,
— Rebecca DeShon

Upcoming Events

3/17
All levels Class
Pera Dance Studio 11am

3/18
Class #3 of Hooping 101 1pm
Ladies Workout Express 

3/20
Intermediate Hoop Class 7:30pm
Kinetic Hive

3/25
Class #4 (last of the series) of Hooping 101 Series 1pm
Ladies Workout Express3/27
Intermediate Hoop Dance Class 7:30pm
Kinetic Hive3/31
All levels hoop class 11am
Pera Dance Studio4/3
NEW HOOPING 101 Series
Core Dance Decatur 6pm

Photo by Stephanie Anderson of Neon Armour
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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.