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Hip Moves is a place for fitness, training, art and performance. Our mission is to build strength and confidence by pursuing expression and creativity.


About Hip Moves

Hip Moves has been providing local Gainesville residents and Floridians from the surrounding area with group classes, special workshops and personal training since October, 2005.

Hip Moves currently offers BellyDance, Flamenco Fusion, West African Dance, Yoga/Pilates and personal dance and fitness training for women and men.

Owner Rona Bennett

I have been dancing since 1997, having trained with well-regarded professionals like Yousry Sharif, Nourhan, Mahmoud Reda, Ansuya, Shoshonna, Morocco, Margo, Raqia Hassan, Suhalia and Jillina.

I have a BS in Exercise Science and am a Physical Therapy Assistant. I introduced BellyDance fitness classes at UF in 2002 and opened Hip Moves in 2005 to advance BellyDance and fitness instruction in Gainesville and North FL.

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