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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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NEW Class Series starts 10/28

NEW 4 week Hula Hoop Fitness class series starting NEXT Thursday, October 28th 11:30am-12:30pm at Ladies Workout Express. This class will be one hour of hula hooping our way into a happier, healthier you. A new four week series of super fun cardio hoop dance that I have created just for you. I am really excited to announce this time slot offers FREE CHILDCARE at the facility! You can get your hoop on without worrying about the kids, bring them along and they can have an hour of fun in the kids room at Ladies Workout Express.

This class is sold a a 4 week series for the stellar price of $48! That is only  $12 per class and I provide everything you need for class including your hoop! Simply bring yourself, water and a smile. Here is the link to sign up for this series. Don’t delay – space is limited for the class. Drop ins are allowed at a cash only rate of $15 per class and space/student hoop availability  is not guaranteed. Do something GOOD for yourself, register for this fun transformative class!

Come join in on the fun and joy hooping can bring to your life. We will generate joy and laughter, reduce stress, open ourselves up to creative self expression, dance, laugh and play! You can burn up to 600 calories all with a smile on your face! When was the last time you claimed FUN in your workout? CNN just named HOOPING # 4 among the top 7 Fat Blasters! Dancing is #6 – in this class we combine BOTH 🙂 Read the article here:

Ladies Workout Express Atlanta

2865 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-3924
(404) 320-0050

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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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Ralph Roddenbery Band @ Matilda’s 9/24

Hey there kiddos! I hope you are doing well and settling into your Fall schedules with ease. I have so much fun to share with you in the coming weeks! So ecstatic for all the fun hooping adventures ahead. I love my life and am so blessed to spend the majority of my time in the hoop.

I have been asked to be a guest at the Ralph Roddenbery Band show at Matilda’s in Alpharetta! This is very exciting for me ♥ I have known Ralph and the crew for many years, so excited for all of their success. Not only fabulous musicians but incredible people with hearts of gold! You will absolutely adore the tunes as they fill your heart with LOVE and feed your head with their witty lyrics and rhymes. This is a beautiful outdoor venue and its BYOB! So pack the dog, a blanket, some chairs, a picnic and beverages of your choice to enjoy under the pines. Dog & kid friendly too! I will be performing hooping as well as providing hoops for the audience to try and join in on the fun. A small collection of my hand crafted hoops will be available to adopt for your very own if you feel so inclined. Hooping to live music is extraordinary! We will have an amazing time. If you haven’t heard the Ralph Roddenbery band please check them out You really don’t wanna miss this! What kind of music do they play you may ask? “a dynamic blend of Americana, roots rock, and a twist of the blues” – in other words FUN!

Friday, September 24

Matilda’s Music Unde the Pines

377 South Main Street

Alpharetta, GA

Come hoop, dance, smile and laugh with me ♥

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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 – NOV 6.
Don’t miss out on the fun!

What are the physical, mental & emotional benefits of Hoopnotica® 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 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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It’s never too late to have a happy childhood…

Give hoop dance a whirl ♥

Tomorrow morning in my Hoopnotica Hoop Dance class we will be focusing on getting in touch with our inner child and giving ourselves permission to come out and play. Come giggle, wiggle and shake off the week’s stresses, get your heart rate pumping and put a beaming smile on your face. We will twirl with the innocence of a child and learn playful moves that will tone your core and leave you coming back for more.

Your first class at Pera Dance Studio is FREE~~~

Be my guest 🙂 Come try hoop dance and see if it’s right for YOU

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Hoopnotica hoop dance class Atlanta

August 7 · 11:00am – 12:00pm

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 ♥ 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 ♥
~~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

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