Chances are, if you’ve attended an event with a performance by a belly dancer, you’ve witnessed Hip Expressions’ training in action. The studio, founded in 2004 by Johanna “Xenobia” and Karen Sun Ray, hosts classes, performances and workshops at its newly expanded studio and has been an active participant in community fundraisers and other civic events. Women of all shapes, bodies, sizes and ages are welcome. Hip Expressions, in conjunction with St. Petersburg Nights Russian Dinner Theatre, hosts a monthly belly dance showcase at 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach. The studio is at 2033 54th Ave. N., Suite B., St. Petersburg, 727-251-5241, hip-expressions.com.