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Drum Circle (@Sacred Lands)
Jan 12, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
Community Drum Circle
 
6pm - Gather
6:30pm - Middle Eastern Drum Class
7pm - 8pm Drum Circle
 
**Donations go to support Sacred Lands & the artists
 
Join us second Fridays for an experience of sound and movement, as we create organic, danceable soundscapes, together. All levels welcome and encouraged! Bring your instruments, or borrow one of ours... Come play, dance, or sing, and be uniquely and beautifully YOU in a safe and welcoming environment!
 
Threatening Rain? We dance and drum in the greenhouse and stay cozy and dry!
 
Doors Open at 6pm, come settle in, meditate in the beautiful grounds, & catch up! Then join us at 6:30pm for a 30-minute Middle Eastern Drumming Class: We'll teach rhythms and technique that belly dancers LOVE to dance to!
For optimal technique, bring a doumbek, or riq.
Then at 7pm we'll get started with our facilitated drum circle fun. We'll have some drums or bring your own; all instruments welcome! Melody instruments welcome, too!
 
No need to pre-register, just come! Donations appreciated.
 
 
Sacred Lands, 1700 Park St N, St Pete
Park in the lot, and enter through the gate in the chain link fence
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Jan 12, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
Fri
6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
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12 Sessions
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1001 Nights 20th Anniversary Showcase
Mar 3, 2024 - Mar 3, 2024
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchase tickets through Eventbrite.... HERE!
Join Hip Expressions as we celebrate 20 years of bringing cultural dance arts and community to Tampa Bay!
Hosted in the top-notch professional Zubrick Theatre, this is an event not to be missed!
 
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Mar 3, 2024
Sun
5:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
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Tribal Burn: The Myth Comes Alive, Sat, April 27th, 2024
Apr 27, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024

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Tribal Burn: The Myth Comes Alive

Sat, April 27th, 2024

 

The myth, the mystery... everything goes as we explore mythological themes from around the world...

The show will be spectacular! Epic performances by local and visiting dancers. Show directed by Karen Sun Ray.

 

6:30pm - Doors Open for VIP

7pm - Doors Open for General Public

8pm - Show begins

10pm - Afterparty at a local venue

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VIP table seating includes dinner, special treatment, gifts and surprises!

*Some food options will be available for purchase the night of, but only as supplies last*

 

Tickets:

VIP $89* by one week prior

General Seating $39* by April 26th, $45/door

...advance purchase recommended to save you a seat! (Last time we almost ran out of chairs)

Virtual Option also available to watch from the comfort of your home $20

 

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Catering by Virtual Soft Jazz Café in the theme of the night. Vegetarian option available.

Some food available for purchase (while supplies last) for Door Admission.

 

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Apr 27, 2024
Sat
6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
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Tribal Burn: Day of the Dead Sat, Nov 2nd, 2024
Nov 2, 2024 - Nov 2, 2024
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Tribal Burn: Day of the Dead
Sat, Nov 2nd, 2024

One of our favorite holidays to celebrate at Hip Expressions, Dia de los muertos, originating in Mexico, is a rare holiday that honors both life and death - exchanging mourning for celebration. We honor our past loved ones by sharing a meal with them, offering them marigolds, sugar skulls, and favorite food and drinks.

Calaveras (skulls) are ubiquitous during Day of the Dead. The skulls are often drawn with a smile - as if to laugh at death itself. They take many forms such as sugar candies, clay decorations, and most memorable: face painting!

As this is to honor our past loved ones, we'll be setting up an altar so they can share in the celebration. Please bring pictures of your past loved ones, favorite objects, or other representations to add to the altar!


The show will be spectacular! Epic performances by local and visiting dancers will honor the joy and reverence of this Holiday.

6:30pm - Doors Open for VIP

7pm - Doors Open for General Public, come early to get your face painted, only available 7 - 8pm.

8pm - Show begins

10pm - Afterparty at a local venue

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VIP table seating includes dinner.

*Some food options will be available for purchase the night of, but only as supplies last*

 

Check back for more info!

 

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Catering by Virtual Soft Jazz Café in the theme of the night, Mexican food! Vegetarian option available.

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Nov 2, 2024
Sat
7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
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Belly Dance Party Cruise 2025
Feb 16, 2025 - Feb 16, 2025
 

Belly Dance Party Cruise w/Hip Expressions 2025

Miami, Costa Maya, Roatán, Bimini

Feb 16 to Feb 22, 2025

 

Join us as we sail the seven seas, spreading joy and laughter with the symbol of the red flower to let people know that yep - we're the friendly ones with a smile and a dance for every body! All are welcome - beyond belly dancers, we are many family, friends, and others who get swept up in the joy and then become part of this movement.

 

This is cruising as you've never done before; with dozens of pals ready to experience joy everywhere we go. Soon everyone else on the ship knows who we are, what we do, and is ready to be entertained! Get ready to be part of the red flower revolution!

 

Enjoy all the amenities of a Cruise, PLUS parties, events, and the camaraderie of the Hip Expressions vibe! We encourage self-expression and fulfillment through movement, dance, and fun.

 

You do NOT need to be a belly dancer to come play with us. This is a come as you are event open to every body! All you need is a willingness to harmonize, collaborate, accept, and enjoy all our differences while celebrating our similarities.

 

Hip Expressions is an inclusive, creative movement community that is known WORLDWIDE for our culture and spirit. Join us, why not?

 

This year, we travel again on the Scarlet Lady on Virgin Cruise lines. It's an 18+ ship, with a concept that redefines cruising. An adult playground, the food is next level, service impeccable, music infectious, and dance shows incredible! Dress up on the ships Scarlet night & plan on staying up for the epic pool party. You'll learn why octopuses are the thing... plan also on pajama night and Gatsby night dress ups, and another epic pool party on Bimini, and more...

 

You MUST book through our Travel Agent, Arleene. We book together to get the absolute best pricing in the category of your choice. Also, when we book together, we have clout to acquire spaces on the ship for our group gatherings, cocktail parties, theme nights, etc, as well as dinner times together. So if you don't book with us... you'll be left out! How to Book? Contact Arleene at arleenetravel@hotmail.com, or call 727.564.6847. Book today, the best room go fast!

 

To cover our expenses, we also require a Hip Expressions Cruising Fee, due by August, payable directly to Hip Expressions. Register at www.hip-expressions.com.

 

Check out our website, www.hip-expressions.com/cruise for more info on what to expect!

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Schedule
Feb 16, 2025
Sun
8:00am - 8:00pm EDT
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1 Session
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