727 Howard Street, Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 859-9427

Through dance, fitness, and community we empower ALL women to believe they are strong, beautiful, and worthy of attention.



Our bright, sunny center is just waiting for you to find your favorite class. With a wide variety of classes and class times available, you’re sure to find your way to confidence, health and joy.

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We're growing and looking for amazing women to join our fundraising and recruiting committees, Board of Directors, and Teaching Staff!

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Hip Circle aims to make health and wellness accessible to all women through a variety of classes, workshops, and events led from a place of acceptance and celebration of uniqueness and strength.

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Anti-Racism Resources

The board, teachers, and staff of Hip Circle Empowerment Center continue to seek justice and change in the wake of the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. We all need to take action to make racism stop. Join us in being agents of positive change for our community. See our list of Anti-Racism Resources and take action today.



Women are stronger than society wants them to know.


Latest News

You’ll find center news and our Extending the Circle blog posts here – give them both a read and learn more about us and our community.

Hip Circle Remote Streaming Class

Sweat Separately, Stand Together

Sweat Separately, Stand Together It has been a whirlwind of a March and I am beyond proud of the community we’ve built at Hip Circle. Some lessons/observations that have come[…]

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Hip Circle Race Against Hate Finishers

Weight Wait Don't Tell Me

Weight Wait Don’t Tell Me By Malik Turley “Have you lost weight?”  Wait. “You’ve lost weight, you look great!”  Wait.  “Girl, you’re getting skinny!” Weight. I made a significant change[…]

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Hip Circle Studio

March/April SERIES

Take advantage of SERIES pricing for all of our weekly classes! You commit to the same class each week for 6 to 8 weeks (depending on the class schedule), we[…]

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