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Tampa Classes


Hip Expressions is back in Tampa!


**Summertime is here: Classes will start up again in September!**


By popular demand our classes have returned to Tampa, hosted at the lovely Happy2BHooping Studio, owned by a hooper who started out at our old studio studying with Abby of the Hoola Monsters!


Belly Dance is Tuesdays with Kimberly Freed, and Burlesque is Wednesdays with Chris Geyer ak Ruby Vesper.  Both classes will explore dance combinations in these two styles, so come ready to have fun!  All levels welcome, you can join us at any time!



Kimberly Freed

Belly Dance Tuesdays @ 7:15pm
Fall Session: Sept 23 - Nov 11th, $88/adv, $100/door, $15/drop-in




Chris Geyer aka Ruby Vesper

*temporarily on hold*




Why Dance?

~ Fun way to Exercise      ~ Work your Core      ~ Reduce Stress              ~ Tone Muscles 

~ Strengthen Bones         ~ Reduce Back Pain   ~ Low-Impact                   ~ Better Posture

~ Increase Self-Esteem    ~ Gain Confidence     ~ Express Yourself            ~ Look & Feel Great!


Did You Know That...

... Dance can burn between 400 and 600 calories an hour


... Dancing boosts your memory and may help prevent dementia as we age


... Any increase in flexibility helps ease joint pain and arthritis


... Your cardio dance workout has the same cardiovascular (and weight loss) benefits of bicycling and jogging


... Being social engaged with classmates actually boosts your immune system


... Dance has been proven to fight depression - beat the blue and come dance!


Map to Happy2BHooping




Happy2BHooping is at 7815 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. Located in Carrollwood, We are in the Michael's Center office building between Shooting Sports and Cort Furniture on Dale Mabry, South of Waters. Around to the right of the building is the staircase.



Class Pricing

Classes are purchased through Happy2BHooping (not through Hip Expressions).  Cost is $15/drop-in or 5 classes for $50.  Stop by a few minutes before class to register, or sign up on-line at  They share a studio & registration with Buttercup Pole, create a profile and REGISTER HERE for classes through their ONLINE STORE tab.  Make sure you sign in on their class schedule to save your spot!