Category: Studio News

Empowerment Center


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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Custer Fair 2017

We’ll be participating in our SEVENTH Custer Fair this weekend, with a twist! Our Women-Powered Retail Zone will be open so we’ll be inside this year!  Have no fear – our bellydance students will be taking the Arena Stage (on Washington, just east of the center’s front door) at 3:30 pm both days.  Come by…
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Monthly Empowerment Events

We are excited to announce the launching of two new monthly events facilitated by Malik for women – the Empowerment Circle and the EmPower Lunch. The Empowerment Circles, held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, give us the time and space to come together as women. We’ll dig into discussion topics like how language impacts our real…
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New and Returning Membership Options

Inspired by the (rainy) arrival of spring, we are announcing a few new membership options and specials! NEW: Mother/Daughter Membership  We want to encourage our younger clients to visit the studio, with or without their moms, and this new membership option makes that more possible for families.  $149 per pair per month and applicable to moms…
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It is time for the studio to grow into what it has been trying to be all along.  When I set out to open the space back in 2010 my focus was on community.  My teaching life at that point was scattered around the area, teaching one or two classes a week at a variety…
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BFF Days!

BFF Days! New, and starting next week! Dancing and moving is more fun with friends, and we want to help you all have more fun! Starting next week, we’ll have one BFF Day each month!  How does it work? YOU – bring your new-to-the-studio friend to class with you (email us after you register so…
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