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Basement Jaxx

Did you know Basement Jaxx did the score for The Hooping Life Film? All original music,  hoopingly inspired! Check them out.

Watch the trailer for The Hooping Life film. Come see it on the big screen one night only in Atlanta on February 24 at 7 Stages Community Theatre. More info on this once in a lifetime opportunity can be found on Facebook. Also keep checking my website for updates. See you Friday!


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February is for HOOP LOVERS!

Happy February all! Our newest newsletter is out on the scene. Keep up to date on all the hooping, hula hoop, hoop dance, special events, hoop class &  hoop jam goodness we have to offer you in February! You won’t wanna miss out on this one.

February Newsletter 

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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.

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Discount tickets for The Hooping Life!

Discount tickets are on sale for The Hooping Life Film Screening Party Atlanta February 24 8-11pm

Early bird tickets are on sale for just $15 Each! get em while you can, the price goes up to $20 after early bird tickets sell out.


We accept payment from Pay Pal accounts or if you don’t have a Pay Pal account, you can pay with a card as a guest. Simple and easy. Cash and credit will also be accepted at the door.

From start to finish we will have a night full of entertainment for you! Live performances pre-screening in the lobby, on the stage and in the street. Performers from NYC, SC and local Atlanta talent will be there to dazzle your senses! Hoops, clothing and merchandise for purchase will be available to our patrons as well as refreshments. What a great way to spend a Friday night in Atlanta!

Watch the trailer!

More info.

See the Facebook invite.


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World Hoop Day 2011 in Atlanta

WORLD HOOP DAY is 11/11/2011

I encourage you to seek more information via their website, This is a not for profit organization who has worked to donate adult sized hoops to children all over the globe as a tool to “bring joy to an otherwise devastating situation”. Hoopers all over the globe unite and celebrate, host fundraisers and share the love of hooping on this day. We in Atlanta will congregate at a TBD location to celebrate together. Learn the World Hoop Day dance with me! We will practice this dance on our own and when we come together on 11/11/11 we will dance as one! I am so excited about this! Here is part one of the choreography

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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.

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

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Hoop Dance Performances: Atlanta

Looking forward to performing hoop dance again with the Southern Fried Sideshow at the Five Spot in Atlanta, GA. Come play with me before I head to NY for a couple weeks. Much love & see you soon! Bring your friends!  Only $10 for  a great night of entertainment in your own neighborhood. More info below!

Southern Fried Sideshow Presents….

Saturday, September 3 at 7:00pm – September 4 at 1:00am

The Five Spot

1123 Euclid Ave.

“An evening of intrigue! The Five Spot hosts this outrageous line-up of talent, comedy, music and more!
Atlanta’s very own Captain & Maybelle take the stage, fresh from their appearance on national television, and are ready to deliver incredible human feats, mind-boggling humor, and unbelievably impressive stunts!

Introducing Southern Fried Sideshow’s host for the evening, Professor Theodore Rose! He knows how to keep the show rolling along. He will also have on hand his soon-to-be world-famous “Silver Tongue Snake Oil”!

Once again, our favorite Moldavian friend, Zolophd, graces us with his presence! But wait… He’s bringing along partner-in-crime Molotov! What they have planned is sure to tickle all your senses!

Coming to shake things up a bit is the always lovely Ms. Rebecca DeShon, of HoopEssence. She’ll be hooping her heart out and working her way into yours!

Captain has traveled the world over in search of one of God’s most beautiful creations…and he found “The Black Mantis” in the jungles of South America. Is he man? Is he insect? That will be for you to decide…

Sinder & Incendia will turn the evening up a few degrees when they perform. Their passion lies in an element long feared by man… FIRE! Watch in awe as this duo shows no fear and manipulates the flames, all for your enjoyment!

Our band for the evening is none other than Mile Train! Mile Train’s sound cannot be easily described. Based on Delta blues, jazz and Southern rock, the band has forged a recognizably eclectic musical phenomenon. Whether it’s the chop-heavy, bass-thumping tones of “Blackwater Blues” and “Singin’ Out Loud,” the delicate harmonies of “Lifted” and “Sugarcane,” or the high octane fueled riffage of “Tie One On” and “Brothers and Sisters,” Mile Train has successfully soldered several sounds into a unique blend of rock’n’roll.

Now that’s an INCREDIBLE line-up for an evening’s entertainment! If you’ve been meaning to catch a show, THIS is the one to come to! You’ll laugh, you’ll gasp, and we guarantee that you will leave ASTONISHED and in DISBELIEF! Doors at 7PM, $10. All ages.

For more info, go to:

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Hoop dance in Lilburn, GA

Looking forward to this fun FREE family friendly event tomorrow! I will be hoop dancing, vending my hand crafted hoops and playing with all of you!!! Come out and listen to some great tunes. I will be giving hoop demos and have extra hoops to share. What are you waiting for? You asked for it! Hula hooping right in your back yard, Gwinnett County! More info below:

Music on Main Street – Grand Opening 8/27/11 – FREE Family Friendly event

Saturday, August 27 · 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Music on Main Street

113 Main Street
Lilburn, GA
We are proud to announce the Grand Opening of Music on Main Street (MOMS) in Lilburn GA on Aug 27, 2011.

This is a FREE Family friendly event. The store officially opens at 11am and there will be live music starting at 4pm. Ralph Roddenbery, one of the teachers at the store, will be performing a set as well as some other special guests. And of course, Scott Mecredy will be picking a few tunes…

We will be offering special promotions to celebrate our opening as well as a raffle to win cool prizes such as MOMS gift certificates and 2 tickets to TDawg’s Hootenanny on 9/17. Rebecca DeShon will be on site with hula hoops from Hoop Essence and she will be both performing and playing. There will be free face painting for the kids (and kid minded adults!). Joe’s to Goes & Frosty Caboose ice cream will be on site vending food and softdrinks. BYOB!!

MOMS is offering music lessons, instruments & accessories, instrument repair and outdoor concerts. Lessons are available for guitar, bass, piano, violin, banjo, mandolin, horns and vocals.

The building itself is a historic house that was built in 1895 and sits on a lovely property surrounded by trees and beautiful landscaping. Please bring a blanket or chair and come enjoy some free music.

Congratulations to Scott & Alicia Mecredy on their new business venture!!
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Hoopy Love

Hey hoopers, lovers, family & friends. I am back from my little getaway in Florida and it was spectacular! I had such a nice relaxing time, slept wonderfully, played on the beach everyday with the love of my life, hooped under a brilliantly bright full moon, swam in the most turquoise waters ever, amazing shell hunting, great food, sunset walks, bike rides and more. Ahhhhhh Thanks to my darling love Matt Gilbert for taking me on such a great vacation. Do you know he is responsible for building this website with me? He is pretty incredible, I have to say!

Classes are on as usual tomorrow 11am at Pera Dance Studio & 1pm at Ladies Workout Express. Come drop in if you would like! I will have some extra hoops in tow in case anyone would like to purchase one for their very own. They make amazing gifts, Mother’s Day is just around the corner!

There is much on the horizon that I am tickled pink about. Life is difficult at times but I try to see the good in everything. Tomorrow evening I will raffle off one of my hand crafted hoops at the Art League Atlanta show, It’s Not Lupus, Lupus Show to benefit American Lupus Federation and show support for a very sweet friend who struggles with the disease. Check it out! Next Saturday, April 30th I will be performing at the Art League Atlanta Season 2 Finals at The Shelter Atlanta. Come out for an amazing night of art, chill music and great people…AND HOOPING!

Check out this great photo from beach escape earlier this week