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

Category: Studio News

Empowerment Center

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 give you a discount! There is power in committing to yourself, and we are rewarding you for making time – every week – to move…
Read more

Hip Circle Studio

Introducing SERIES

There is power in committing to yourself, and we are rewarding you for making time – every week – to move your body in the company of other strong women. Starting in 2019 we are offering SERIES pricing for all of our weekly classes! You commit to the same class each week for 6 or…
Read more

Picture of Empty Photography Studio

Call for Participants – 2018 Body Positivity Photo Shoot

If you… …identify as a woman AND …are choosing to let your gray hair grow, our 2018 Body Positivity Photo Shoot needs YOU! Women are given many signals NOT to let their grays show and we think it’s time to shift that narrative. If you’ve got a full head of gray/silver/white hair or just the…
Read more

Picture of Women Doing Partner Pushups

Memberships Available

**In honor of Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday we are, for a limited time, offering up our memberships online through 11/30/18.** It is through our members’ commitment to their own personal goals that we achieve our center’s goals. Consider joining our strong member community in making empowerment accessible to ALL women. Hip Circle Empowerment…
Read more

Picture of Women with Arms up in Silhouette

Hip Circle Empowerment Center expands to bring bellydance and women’s empowerment to Howard Street

Hip Circle Empowerment Center expands to bring bellydance and women’s empowerment to Howard Street Evanston, IL 8/29/18 – Hip Circle Empowerment Center is excited to open their new, larger location at 727 Howard Street on September 4, 2018. Now in its eighth year, Hip Circle Empowerment Center continues to offer dance, fitness, and community to…
Read more

7 BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES TO VISIT BEYOND BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Thanks to Bossy Chicago for featuring Malik Turley and Hip Circle Empowerment Center in their recent feature: 7 Black-owned Businesses to Visit Beyond Black History Month

Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Shop

Pop into Hip Circle on SATURDAY, November 25th, from 10 am – 6 pm and visit our Pop-up Shop featuring women makers and vendors!  Our full vendor list will be available as of 11/20 so stay tuned as we reveal your shopping options! Our Women Powered Retail Zone will be open as well – so many…
Read more

We did it!

Dear Applicant, We’re pleased to tell you we determined you’re exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).” WHOOT!! This sentence is a BIG DEAL and means we’ve crossed a major hurdle new nonprofits face – from April 28, 2017 forward, all donations made to Hip Circle Empowerment Center are tax…
Read more

Charlottesville

Our mission is clear: Through dance, fitness, and community we empower ALL women to believe they are strong, beautiful, and worthy of attention. How does this relate to the horiffic events in Charlottesville, VA? The hate displayed this weekend, both in the actions of the marchers and in the explanations/denials/excuses offered on their behalf, robs…
Read more

Fall Schedule

Fall Schedule! It’s time to switch into gear for Fall – “Back to School” season signals the return of routines and regular schedules, even if we don’t have kids!  We are taking our annual Summer Holiday the week of August 20th and will be coming back to our new class schedule as of Sunday, August…
Read more

New Faces

Rose & Zinta are on staff with us this summer as a part of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program and we’re beyond thrilled!  You’ll meet them when you check in for a class or pop in for some shopping at our Women-Powered Retail Zone.  Behind the scenes they’re doing everything from social media to…
Read more