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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

El Baladi Pop Choreography with Dana Leota Next held on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Mar 2, 2017 - Thu May 18, 2017
"El Baladi" in Arabic means my country, my hometown, and is a dance that grew from the backstreets of Cairo, where educated and working people from all over - Alexandria, Luxor, and many other places - came to build their lives and their fortunes. But it is more than a dance, it is a culture... Looked down upon by the 'city' people, these proud people value their honor, reputation, and stand up for themselves to demand respect from others. This women's dance, the original Egyptian women's 'solo' dance (according to Hossam Ramsy) reflects these values, proud, strong, respectable, and full of feminine power!
In this choreography, we work with an Egyptian pop song "El Baladi" by Saad El Soghayar, and bring out a touch of this 'baladi' flavor. Come channel your inner bint el balad self!
Adv Beginner - Intermediate
Link to english translation of the song -
Costuming: Galabeya, approx $150 - ordered together through the Studio

March 2 - May 18 (12 weeks)
Thursdays, 8-9pm
*attendance in Dana's Beginner Class to work on technique from 7-8pm highly suggested*
$144 by Feb 2, $162/by Feb 23, $180/after

Class performs at 1001 Nights Showcase, Sat, May 20th

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Belly Dance for Beginners with Kimberly Freed Next held on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Mar 9, 2017 - Thu May 25, 2017
Are you brand-new to belly dance and need a place to start? Or have you belly danced before but would like a solid refresher? In this twelve week course, we'll go through all the isolations that are the building blocks of the dance, and drill drill drill! You'll also get an overview of the history of belly dance, and the different styles that it has evolved into today. You'll be able to take any of our belly dance classes with the confidence that you have a great foundation upon which to build.
We'll also discuss proper posture, alignment, and a brief intro to the anatomy of the dance so that you can execute these moves safely and strongly. Brief yoga principles will begin and end every class so that you have lengthened and warmed your muscles properly. You'll learn how to approach learning this dance form and challenge yourself, with warm self-acceptance as a beautiful, unique person, dancer, and spirit. Join us with an open heart and mind, passionate readiness, and joyful attitude!
Will you have mastered the dance after twelve weeks? No. Will you be ready to enjoy the journey of exploring this magical art form? Yes!
Every Body Welcome.

March 9 - May 25 (12 weeks)

$144, $120 by March 2
(Hip Ex Members 10% of at the door price) 

*Please note, this course rotates topics, so each time it's slightly different so that you can continue to learn new things as a beginner!


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Burlesque Choreography: Undercover Spies w/Chris Geyer with Chris Geyer Next held on Tue, May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Mar 7, 2017 - Tue May 16, 2017
Join Miss Ruby Vesper for a Spy themed Burlesque Choreography Class! We will work on attitude, sass, and characters, and put it all together into a sultry dance number. Each week, we will be using various props, and feature a different exercise drill for workin' the booty, practicing burly shimmies, & strengthening our core.

Our 11-week course will culminate in a performance at the May Hip Expressions 1001 Nights Belly Dance Showcase!

We will discuss costumes during the course... entertaining a few different styles of costumes and props depending on everyone's comfort level.

Space is limited, register at to save your spot!

March 7-may 16 (11 weeks)
Performs Fri, May 19th
Tuesdays, 6-7pm
$165, $148.50/Members
$132 by Feb 28th

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Dawn's Funky Fusion Choreography with Dawn Cecil Next held on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jun 27, 2017 - Tue Sep 12, 2017
Dawn's Funky Fusion Choreography
Dawn Cecil

It's so much fun to take the traditional art of belly dance in new and diverse directions! Join Dawn for a new fusion choreography to Missy Elliot's I'm Better. For this medium paced hip hop song we will intertwine sharp and slinky bellydance moves, along with shimmies and formation changes to get funky. We'll put it all together & perform at Sept 15th Showcase. Attendance at Dawn's Funky Fusion class Wednesdays is highly recommended.

Costume: black capri joggers, hip scarf, black or colored top (can coordinate with hip scarf).

Tuesdays, 7-8pm
June 27 - Sept 12 (12 classes)
$144 by June 12, $180 after
(10% off regular price for Members)

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