Hip Expressions is known for our epic events, inclusive vibe, and inspirational experiences! We are constantly creating performances to entertain and educate, to connect you to to awe and wonder of the worlds we bring together.

Many of our events are inclusive; come dressed in your best to dance, play, and have fun at our Drum Circle and ArtWalk Hafla. For our Productions (larger shows, Tribal Burn, etc), we love having guest artists from all over! If you have something you'd like to present, we accept applications several months in advance.

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1001 Nights Anniversary 2023 - On Demand!

Did you miss the EPIC shows?

1001 Nights Anniversary 2023


$25 and you have access to BOTH shows!

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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. Dressing up encouraged. VIP front row available, includes dinner, drinks, and surprises!

April 1st - Masquerade

Nov 18th - Steampunk

Tribal Burn Performance Application

We love talented guest artists! Please contact us several months in advance, thank you.

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ArtWalk Hafla

Hip Ex ArtWalk Hafla

Join us every first Friday as we celebrate being part of the vibrating artistic community of Gulfport! Our stage area is open to all genres of performances, we'll have items out for sale, and lots of opportunity to hang out, have fun, and explore Gulfport, too!

Every 1st Friday, 5-9pm

6pm - Belly Dance Class

7pm - Belly Dance Show

7:30pm - Shimmy Jam!

**Free event**

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Community Drum Circle

Every 2nd Friday, join us for a Middle Eastern Drumming Class, and Facilitated Drum Circle! All ages and skill levels welcome. Our emphasis is on listening, participating, collaborating, and lifting our spirits! Some drums provided, or bring your own. Fundraiser for Sacred Lands, donations are welcome.

6:30pm Drum Lesson

7-8pm Circle

8pm Afterparty at the Jungle Prada Tavern next door

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Our EPIC Belly Dance Party Cruise, since 2009

Join us in 2024 as the Red Flower Revolution goes again international!

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!


Hip Expressions @ Paralounge Drum Gathering

May 12 - 14 & Oct 12 - 15th, 2023

Join Hip Expressions at Paralounge, a beautiful music and dance camp that Hip Expression is proud to be part of in 2023!

The Paralounge Drum Gathering is a celebration of the human spirit, held in White Springs, Florida. Enjoy the classes, activities, and events, ALL INCLUDED in your admission fee.

Reserve now!