Shows & Events

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1001 Nights Monthly Showcase

Join the community for a monthly showcase, featuring international talent, student troupes, local rockstars and your Hip Ex favorites! Usually on the 3rd Fridays, check our schedule for exact dates, features and themes. Order a catered Mediterranean dinner by the Wednesday before the show, then stay after and practice your dance moves with the crowd!

Upcoming Dates for 2020:

Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 20, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18

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Tribal BURN Benefit for sacred lands

Dance and flow artists come together to support Sacred Lands right here in St Petersburg, Florida. This non-for-profit strives to preserve cultural education upon the ancient Native American Tocobago village site. Check the schedule for Fall and Spring dates, and get your tickets in advance, we fill up. VIP front row available.

Sat, April 25, 2020 - Special Guest Artist - Belladonna from DC

Hip Expressions Around Town

Performances, guest appearances, events and more! Catch us all around Tampa Bay and beyond!

This month we are super excited as the Studio is gets a 'face lift' as the ceiling gets it's long-overdue repair! This job is not one to be taken lightly - meaning - not only do we have to EMPTY the Studio of EVERYTHING, we will need to close for the last half of December to get the job done. We're excited for the upgrade, which will also include more ceiling fans, a new & larger mirror in Studio C AND a door in the doorway, wow!

Important dates:


LAST class date in the Studio: Sun, Dec 15th (& final clean out date)

RE-OPEN date is Sat, Jan 4th!

SOME CLASSES will be held during the break at local parks, so please check our FB page for updates and get in the Hip Ex Family private FB group for updates from instructors!

Hip Ex Show Calendar Around Town:

Fri, Dec 6:

* Gypsi Erin & Samba Syndicate @ Latin Carnival Show, Whiskey North, Tampa.

Island Flowers @ Largo Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights Show.

* Nilla Bean (Jill Castle) @ Holiday Burlesque, Pour Yours Wine Bar, Clearwater, 8-11pm

*Djinn Zoo @ Emerging Artist Reception w/Robyn Crosa, Carrollwood Arts Center, Tampa, 6:30pm FREE.

Sat, Dec 7:

* Samba Syndicate @ Florida Poodle Rescue's Puttin' on the Poodle, Sarasota.

*Nilla Bean & Ruby Vesper (Chris Geyer) @ Repeal Day @ Cuban Club, Ybor.

*Anastasiia @ Acropolis, Sarasota.

*Karen as The Elf on the Shelf @ Westfield Brandon Mall.

Wed, Dec 11 - Hip Stars @ Largo Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights Show.

Thurs, Dec 12 - Vanessa Cerallo @ Ceviche, St Pete, 9:30 pm.

Fri, Dec 13:

*Hip Ex HOLIDAY PARTY! 7pm, come celebrate with us!

*Ruby Vesper @ Star Wars Holiday Burlesque @ Ibertian Rooster, St Pete.

*Maggi Soluna & Cannonball Cabaret's Very Merry, 8-10pm, St Pete Side Lot.

Wed, Dec 18 - Djinn Zoo @ Largo Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights Show, 8pm.

Thurs, Dec 19 - Vanessa Cerallo @ Ceviche, St Pete, 9:30 pm.

Fri, Dec 20 - Nilla Bean @ Burlesque: A Holiday Affair @ Sarasota Sky Bar & Club

Thurs, Dec 26 - Vanessa Cerallo @ Ceviche, St Pete, 9:30 pm.

Tues, Dec 31: New Year's Eve!

* Johanna & Omaris @ Russian New Year's Party, Tampa, 9pm.

* Vanessa @ Spain, Tampa.

*Gypsi Erin @ Byblos, 10:30pm, then Samba @ aloft, Tampa @ Midnight.

*Nilla Bean Burlesque @ DaSesto's Italiano.

* Ruby Vesper Burlesque @ Ciro's Speakeasy, Tampa.

Upcoming classes & Workshops

Sat, Dec 14 - Mask Work: Channel the Divine w/Ilia

Monthly Meditation w/Johanna - Date TBA

...stay tuned for exciting events in 2020...

Vision Board Making Workshop w/Johanna - Date TBA

Shaman Drum Building Workshop w/Greywolf, Sun, Jan 12

Tatiana Werya, Sat & Sun, Jan 18 & 19th

Amy Sigil Workshops! Sat, Feb 15th (space limited, sign up today!)

11 - 1:30pm Troupe Therapy

2 - 4pm Generate

Sword Intensive w/BellaDonna Fri - Sun, Apr 24 - 26, 2020 (space limited, sign up today!)

...more Workshops and SIGN UP (click here)


Our 11th Annual Belly Dance Party Cruise, since 2009!

We sail every year, friends and family welcome! People come from all over to share the positive Hip Expressions vibe, vacation care-free, enjoy our classes, shows, theme nights, and after-parties, and travel in luxury to exotic ports. Join us!

Click Here for more info!