Our mission is to inspire fun fitness for every body, regardless of age shape or size! We promise a creative experience for every spirit, in a supportive feminine-based community. Enjoy Belly Dance, the creative dance cardio of Nia, Polynesian, Yoga, Adult Jazz, and more! Visit us at our Studio in St Pete for classes and events, or come out and see one of our fun shows every 2nd Friday right here at the Studio!
Be Strong, Be Sexy, Belly Dance!
Established in 2004.
Hip Expressions was founded in 2004 by Johanna ‘Xenobia’ and Karen Sun Ray, as a belly dance collective, dedicated to creating and sustaining a community of dancers in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and beyond. Our vision was to serve all who love belly dance, from those who enjoy it for fun and fitness, to dedicated professionals. We began the Monthly Showcase also that year, a place for dancers to share their love of the dance and connect with other artists. In 2008, our vision for a Studio manifested and we opened as a hub for the community, offering weekly drop in classes, as well as workshops, and community events. The Boutique expanded with unique designers as well as tried and true belly dance accessories. In 2011, Johanna took the helm as Director, as the Studio expanded into our new Center nearly four times the size of the previous Studio. We welcome you as a participant in the Evolution of Belly Dance in Tampa Bay and Florida!