Dance - Inspire - Transform

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We are a Global Inclusive Creative Movement Community

  • Are you looking for something fun and unique? A friendly place where you can feel accepted just the way you are, and inspired to discover more about yourself through different cultural art traditions?
  • Join us and check out our fresh approach to a more meaningful life through dance and self-expression! Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio is a body-positive, tradition-sharing movement. We are a community, a collaboration - dancers, musicians, artists, yogis, students, professionals, and supporters, of all ages, shapes and sizes... all united around a commitment to community, wellness, and art. Join us!

**A Dance for Every Body**

  • Our body-positive classes will help you feel at home right away. Come try us out!
  • Pre-Registration required for ALL Classes.
  • Now in TWO locations - Central and North St Pete.
  • VIRTUAL & IN-STUDIO classes - 20+ classes/week, including Belly Dance, Nia, Polynesian, Hoop, Samba, Modern, Meditation, & Yoga
  • COURSES include Choreographies, Flamenco, and more!
  • **Not sure where to start? Ask us for recommendations! Our Beginner's Belly Dance Course is a great place!**
  • Keep Calm... and Dance On!

Fall Class Schedule

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Newest Series Courses & Workshop

  • The Courses are offered ONLY as a series, no drop ins, and have a special price for Members. Sign up EARLY as in-person spots are limited!
  • You can find them listed HERE to sign up.
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Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday is designed to offer you a two-hour immersive experience into special topics. Whether it's poi spinning, dance theory, or choreography, it's a great way to spend the afternoon! Sunday Funday are found on our Class Schedule, and are included in Membership. Or you can sign up for $25.

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Upcoming Shows & Events

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"I feel like I found a secret heavenly place on earth"

There are many, many classes available to choose from, and multiple days of the week to fit my busy schedule. Most of all, I love the women and the openly accepting environment where everyone encourages, supports and recognizes one another for their inward beauty, and builds one another up, boosting confidence in one another.

Sandra Johnson - St Pete, FL

You provide many with a safe, comfortable home for artist expression as well as a place where you can make supportive friendships. People are free to participate as much as, or as little as they have the opportunity and desire to in your services, all of which may provide improved health and fitness,and self-confidence.

Sandy Sayson-Fraser - Clearwater, FL

The atmosphere of the studio is amazing, the teachers are fun and very kind. I'm very happy to be a repeat customer I feel like I found a secret heavenly place on Earth within these doors!!

Cristina Meraki - St Pete, FL

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Check out the latest Channel 10 uplifting news clip about our fearless leader, Johanna Zenobia!

Hip Expressions in Action

Welcome to the Community of Inspirational Movement!

Meet the Team
Dance for Every Body
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