Classes

Move with meaning

Come discover classes that carry on the ancient traditions of dance from cultures around the world. Our community vibe accepts every body, so you'll fit right in. Engage your entire being, from body to mind to spirit! Check pricing here for all our programs.

New to us? Try the $40/30 Days Trial Membership, Unlimited classes with no obligation (local residents only). Attend 10 classes in that time and receive $40 credit towards anything at Hip Expressions. Check out our upcoming Belly Dance Beginner's Class Series, too.

Be Part of a Community

Class schedule

Ongoing weekly classes, drop in any time, in a variety of genres to keep your body moving and mind sharp! Join in at any time. Check descriptions for anything you may need to know. All fitness levels welcome. Use the MindBody Connect App, sign-in online to save your spot!

Upcoming Class Series

Class Series

These focus on a special topic, from our Beginner Belly Dance 12-week course (recommended as a place to start for belly dance), Burlesque, Combinations that build from week to week, Fire Dancing, and more advanced Choreography Courses, with specific start and end dates. No drop-ins. Sign up in advance as space is limited! Choreography Courses will require a costume purchase as they perform in our monthly showcases.

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Workshops

We host workshops with instructors from all over the world! A great way to delve deeper into a topic, expand your study, and move your body. Nia, Belly Dance, and more. Often workshops are paired with a special guest at our 1001 Nights Showcase, so be sure to pay attention and get a ticket in advance for these workshops and shows. Don't miss a chance to study with world-renowned artists, professionals, and continue to broaden your understanding of your dance!

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Private Lessons

For personalized attention, private lessons are the way to go! From Basics, to Choreography, to strengthening after an injury. Available on-line through Skype or in person. Our instructors can help you with technique, alignment, and much more. Call or email us with questions, we will taylor to your needs & goals.

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Karen Sun Ray

Kids Classes with Karen

All ages can enjoy the art of belly dance! Karen teaches children's classes from young to teen in Largo. Catch the Saphire Djinnies or the Teenie Djinnies on stage!

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Partner Classes & Events

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Brazilian Capoeira

Capoeira is a blend of martial art, game, music and dance of Brazil. It's super fun and a great workout! Classes ongoing, contact them through their site.

  • Mon/Wed 6pm Children (All ages)
  • Mon/Wed 7pm Adults

www.tampacapoeira.com

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Latin Dance

Puerto Rican street-style is their specialty, and teaching it to you is their passion! Courses start every few weeks, check their website for start dates.

  • Salsa Pasos Libres - Sat @ 8pm
  • Cha Cha Cha - Thurs @ 7pm
  • Bachata - Thurs @ 8pm
  • Salsa Beg - Sat @ 6pm
  • Salsa Beg II - Sat @ 7pm
  • Salsa Intermed - Sat @ 8pm
  • Salsa Higher Levels - Sundays

www.simonesalsa.com

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Swing Dancing

Deco Dance Tampa is a company focused on keeping the art and style of swing and vernacular jazz dances alive! They host St Pete Swing Summit at Hip Expressions, every 2nd and 4th Fridays, 2 levels of lessons, 2 rooms of dance, 3 DJ's, $10 admission (cash only).

  • 8 - 9pm Lessons
  • 9 - Midnight Open Floor

www.decodancetampabay.com