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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Finish The Year Strong

Between now and December 31, donations will be matched up to $3,000 by generous donors who are committed to our mission! Our goal is to provide equitable access to our programming. Our payment options include PWYC and sliding scale pricing, so that no one is turned away for economic reasons. Your generosity allows us to reduce the financial barriers to accessing our programming and supportive Hip Circle community. Please click here to make your gift today to help empower more women in 2021.



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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Thank you for your interest in Hip Circle Empowerment Center. If you would like more information about our organization or have questions feel free to fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!