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Belly Dance: Intermediate


This class is taught by:

Johanna Xenobia

Johanna 'Xenobia' Krynytzky, Director and Owner of Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio, has been a full-time teacher and performer of belly dance for over a decade. This ancient art originally piqued her interest while a student of both Art History and Anthropology at the University of Chicago. After graduating with a double major, she worked at the Field Museum of Natural History where she managed the Education Programs and Performances. Today, she uses that information to run a dance studio with over a dozen instructors on staff, workshops with guest instructors, festivals, and monthly dance showcases.
Dance was a door for her as she continued studying movement and the human body, attaining her Massage Therapy license in 2001, and practicing ever since. Johanna, also a Reiki II, continues to study yoga and meditation, finding all these disciplines inter-connected and highly relevant in continuing to explore the art of being human.  In Dec 2015 she attained 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training certified by Yoga Alliance, where she has been blown away by the power of an authentic yogic eight limbs practice.
Though Johanna is honored to be caretaker of the Hip Expressions community, she loves teaching dance, yoga, and movement classes where she can inspire students through this ancient dance form that continues to evolve today. Equally rewarding is working on a client through bodywork to assist in the healing process.
Great inspiration comes from working with other dancers, musicians, and artists on collaborative projects, from short choreographies to full length productions as well as fire dancing on the beach.
While her vision includes touching souls through her art, true transformation can only be achieved as a personal journey, and it is her goal to inspire you to explore yours.

Erin DePrizio

Erin DePrizio has been in dance since the year 1990, when she joined the Pom Pon Team at her high school in Denver. From there, she became a go-go dancer in the Denver area and competed in many Dance Competitions.

Belly dance came into Erin's life in the year 2003 when her best friend prompted her to take some classes with Suzanna DelVeccio. Erin then proceeded to join Raks Benazir as a Tribal Belly dancer.

Dancing at a Hafla, Kaya and Sadie approached Erin with a dance troupe idea that soon became Groove Du Monde. Traveling around the United States performing Brazilian Samba and Belly Dance, Erin made her way to Florida, and found her love of dance was greeted with open arms at Hip Expressions Dance Studio in St. Pete.

Now married and working as an insurance agent, Erin has found a love of dance in teaching and performing right here in St. Petersburg, and is pursuing the dance troupe Samba Syndicate.

Now that you're familiar with the basics, let's move a little faster into combinations, drills, and more.  Learn to put the moves together with smooth transitions, accents, and especially - attitude!  We'll get confident in our footwork and traveling, add some layering, and work on polished arms to finish out the beautiful moving work of art which is our dance!


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jul 01 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Johanna Xenobia
  • Sat Jul 08 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Jul 15 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Jul 22 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Jul 29 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Aug 05 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Aug 12 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Aug 19 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Aug 26 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Sep 02 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Sep 09 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Sep 16 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Sep 23 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Sep 30 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Oct 07 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Oct 14 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio
  • Sat Oct 21 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Erin DePrizio