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Hooping classes & more

Greetings hoop lovers! Summer has been busy and as we get ready to breeze into Fall, I am ready to spin it into high gear for our Fall class sessions and events. I hope you are ready to squeeze some more F-U-N outta Summer 2013! There is much happening….read on for the scoop!

As always, we welcome your feedback on any of our products, events and services. Your feedback helps make everything a success for the entire community. So fire away those emails and ideas, we would LOVE to hear from you.

XOOXO,

Rebecca

Studio Burlesque has taken on a new name but has the same great creative director, Ursual Undress, Now known as The Atlanta School of Burlesque.

Beginners Hoop Dance 6wk series starts Sept 17 at 7pm

Intermediate Hoop Dance 6wk Series
begins Sept 17 at 8pm.

Fall Workshops are BACK upon popular demand. Check the dates & locations in the links below.

Sept 14 @ LOA Fitness for Women Women only ages 13 & up.

Nov 9 @ LOA Fitness for Women Women only ages 13 & up

Family & co-ed workshops will be scheduled soon at various locations! All are welcome, keep an eye out for details.

Community Events. Come play with us, get sized for a hoop or shop with us.

Sept 7: Beltline Lantern Parade : Wanna come GLOW with us, Join us (http://hoopessence.com/contact/) in the parade! Send us your contact info & we will add you to the email for participants.

Sept 8: Atlanta Streets Alive : Free to the public! Hoop with us!

Circumference 2013 : Atlanta Come learn some marketing genius from the niche pros!

Oct 5: World Hoop Day location TBA FREE to the public, come play!

Bizarre Bizzaro (http://hoopessence.com/event/bazaar-bizarro/) @ Gaia Gardens Oct 13 Rebecca DeShon is performing, teaching AND vending her hand made hoops at this event!

L5P Halloween Parade Oct 19 Free! FUN! Come hoop, march, flow & dance in the parade with us. Details TBA!

Florida Flow Fest in Florida Nov 1-3 Rebecca is teaching TWO workshops! The festival is free & workshop passes are available at great prices. Click the link! Join us in FLA. We are getting a caravan together. Let us know if you wanna join! Simply reply to this email.

MORE TBA!!! Contact us to add the WOW factor to your event!

Big love & squishy hugs for all who braved the weather at Piedmont Park Arts Festival for our Guinness World Records Hula Hoop Attempt! So proud of my community for showing up and spreading the word. While we didn’t quite beat the record, we had an amazing time. Given the poor weather, I think we did an outstanding job!
Thank you all! Check out the video!

Be sure to join us next year for the Piedmont Park Arts Festival where we will try to beat this record again!
We’ve got even more colored polypro hoops from Superhooper coming to our store! Choose from 11 different colors starting in September through HoopEssence online & in Atlanta.

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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.

*NO HULA HOOP SKILL REQUIRED!

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!

SEE YOU THERE!

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Atlanta’s one and only hula-hoop dance troupe debuts at the Goat Farm

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Hoop Troupe at the Goat Farm — 12 hoops, all at once!

Hoop star sighting!  The debut performance of the HoopEssence Hoop Troupe on Friday, August 10 was a smashing success.  Never before has anyone brought an act like this to the Atlanta community, and we are proud to be the first.  As part of the Summer Sounds fundraiser for 7 Stages Theater, the troupe delivered a picture-perfect choreography at the Goat Farm Arts Center using hoops in complex group formations.

Dressed in summery Hawaiian attire edged with lace, the 12 lovely ladies of the troupe were all smiles at the special luau-themed party.  Set to the electro-swing beats of Caravan Palace, we brought a modern take on a classic tradition to the stage as we used our sparkling hoops to spin, sass, and dance for the crowd.  In an unexpected deviation from the choreography’s clear-cut organization, each dancer broke out of their lines in turn to show off some of their individual talents.  We had a blast!

It was an honor to perform alongside prominent Atlanta acts, including Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Davina and the Harlots, Ghost Bikini, Jeffrey Butzer, and the Little 5 Points Rockstar Orchestra.  The fundraiser drew hundreds of people and raised a healthy sum for 7 Stages Theater, which is presenting Dracula: The Rock Opera from September 13 to October 14.  Stay tuned for information about upcoming Hoop Troupe productions this fall!

We are delighted to bring a unique blend of hoop dance and group choreography to the stage.  If you want to surprise your guests with something vibrant that will incite energy and fun, the HoopEssence Hoop Troupe will be that inspiring act.  Book a performance with us for your next event!

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Come out to PLAY!

April News!

Come out to PLAY!

“Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.”

Stuart Brown, MD

Glow Polypro

Wanna glow hoop but don’t wanna fork over hundreds for a fancy LED hoop? Check out our durable, no batteries required, water proof polypro hoop. Charges in the sun or artificial light and glows at night! Perfect for these warm Spring nights and beautiful Summer festival and backyard BBQ evenings to come.
Just $38 each for full size glow hoops.

April 4-May 9
*NEW* Decatur Weds. Hooping 101 Beginners & Beyond!

You asked for it Decatur and we aim to please. 6 week series Wednesdays 6-7pm April 4 through May 9 at Several Dancers Core right on the Decatur Square in Downtown Decatur. (Next door to Eddie’s Attic). Check the link for all the details of this great class series with certified instructor Rebecca DeShon. Hoops are provided and for sale at each class.Contact us directly with any questions. Register here.

Kinetic Hive

Tuesdays Hoop Classes at Kinetic Hive
April 3, 10, 17 & 24

7:30-9pm
Intermediate/advance hoop class. We will learn tricks and transitions to build your hooping tool box! All skill levels are welcome in this class and can benefit from the knowledge shared. SPACE IS LIMITED! This class has a max of 8 attendees. Bring a hoop or borrow one of mine! Bring water & dress comfortably in clothes that allow freedom of movement. 1.5hr hour class $15 or use your Kinetic Hive or HoopEssence class card.

Give us your feedback

We love hearing from our clients!

Got questions? Need hoops for your event? Have a complaint or just wanna tell us how awesome we are? We actually read our emails from clients and your words mean a lot to us! Help us to better serve you by voicing your opinion. Contact us today.

HoopEssence Calendar
Check my HoopEsesncecalendar online to see calendar view of all events!
Download events right into iCal to keep up on all things HOOPY!
Don’t forget, the last two classes at Pera Dance Studio are Saturdays March 31 and April 7. First class is free only at this location! Bring your friends along for a morning of fun!
Hooping 201
April 22- May 13
Hooping 201 Playshop Series: Chest, Shoulder & Legs!

This class series is for those who would like learn to hoop on their chest, shoulders, legs with many variations. We will explore stretches to help open up and prepare your back and shoulders allowing more freedom for movement. Don’t miss this action packed playshop series! *Join us for four Sundays in April 22 through May 13 at Ladies Workout Express Atlanta. Space is limited! Only $15 each class when you sign up for both through this link, save $20 when you secure your space in advance or at the beginning of the first class. (Pay in cash, check, or credit/debit card in person please come to class 10 minutes early when paying at class)
FREE HOOP JAM!

April 6
Full Moon Hoop Jam: Piedmont Park

Friday April 6, 2012 we will gather in Piedmont Park for a hula hoop jam and hang out. Bring toys, blankets, drinks & food, something to share with friends and hang out in the park. Taft Hill on 10th St by the Charles Allen Drive entrance. Gather on top of the hill for Sunset and watch the Full Moon rise. This is going to be a great learn by play experience. Come out &PLAY!

East Atlanta Kids Club

May 5
Brownwood Bike Rally:
Cranking for a Cause

“Kick your bike into gear at the 9th-annual Brownwood Bike Rally onMay 5! Join kids and adults for street bike and cyclocross races, a bike safety rodeo, a health fair, a fun festival area and more at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta.” Rebecca DeShon will conduct a FREE hoop demo & class from 10:45am-11:15am on Saturday May 5 in the basketball court area (inside the rec center if bad weather). I will also be selling my fabulous hand crafted hoops. Look for more information on our website as well as the East Atlanta Kids Club site. All proceeds benefit the East Atlanta Kids Club’s after-school tutoring and mentoring program for promising youth.

Astral Hoops LED Hoops!

We get a lot of questions regarding LED hoops, well check out our favorite durable, rechargeable LED hoops.  Use our code HoopEssence815 or this link to get 2 BONUS LED’s on your order or get $10 off the incredible Atomic Hoop pictured below or order now.

Earth Day Festival EAV

April 19
EAV Earth Day Festival

Come hang out in my neighborhood! Join us for a lantern making workshop at 4pm ($5) and enjoy our beautiful weekly farmers market. At dusk, we will launch the wish lanterns and set off on a LED and lantern parade throught the village over to Brownwood Park. Rebecca DeShon performs with others from The Imperial Opa Circus to kick off Brownwoods Movies in the Park series. Bring your glow toys, lanterns or make a lantern with us – COME PLAY! All are welcome. Check here for details.

Flame Festival
Rebecca DeShon will be teaching two workshops at this great Atlanta area flow & fire arts festival. Check out the link to see what its all about.

HoopEssence

HoopEssence around town!

HoopEssence has a team of trusty ambassadors to help us share the hoop love. We are so very grateful for our team members. Want to help spread the love for hooping and change others lives for the better? Join us!
HoopEssence Ambassador sightings:
*Focus STOP Diabetes Expo: Saturday March 31 9-3pm Cobb Galleria
Keri will be conducting free hoop class demos, answering questions and selling HoopEssence hula hoops

*Snellville Days Parade :Saturday May 5th Snellville, GA
HoopEssence will be hooping with others for the Snellville Days parade! Joinin the fun! Lineup is at 8am. Parade 9am.

 

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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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October Newsletter! Hoop Dance Atlanta

You won’t wanna miss this! Loads of hooping information for my upcoming hoop classes in Atlanta! Join the fun.

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Bodies as a Work of Art

Check out this slideshow from the fundraiser this past August to benefit The Chelko Foundation at Tongue and Groove Atlanta. Bodies as a Work of Art was an amazing show! I (Rebecca DeShon) performed an LED hoop dance to entertain our guests before the art contest began. Such an amazing gift to be a part of such a gorgeous event.

Slideshow: http://www.wsbtv.com/slideshow/entertainment/29031708/detail.html?qs=1; s=1;p=entertainment&dm=ss&tn=b

For more about this wonderful event and The Chelko Foundation, see the links below

http://www.bodiesasaworkofart.com/entertain.html

http://thechelkofoundation.org/

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DROP A LOVE BOMB!

I am so amazed by this incredible story of a young artist, Jen Berry aka Ginberry spreading LOVE BOMBS across the globe in the form of free, hand made art to those who need it most. Please take the time to read this amazing article. Who knows, maybe you can help one another! Do you need some love? I think we should share the love with her, too.

Here is the story of Ginberry’s love mission.