Founded in 2007, hipsinc is the largest bellydancing organisation in the UK with more than 800 students across London and the southeast.
Over 30 weekly classes
Hipsinc currently runs more than 30 weekly bellydance classes ranging from beginners through to advanced/professional level. It also runs variations on classic bellydance such as Shakira-style street-bellydance and Tribal bellydance — an innovative new style from the US. New classes are being added all the time.
As well as regular weekly classes, hipsinc organises social events such as parties, student shows and large scale cabaret-style shows.
Internationally famous names
Hipsinc brings some of the most famous bellydancers from around the world to perform and teach workshops in the UK. There is a workshop with a star name approximately every other month.
Once a year, a group of hipsinc students visit Cairo on a specially organised bellydance tour.
Hipsinc has a well-supported Facebook group. Students post photographs, videos and messages to each other.
Several students have gone on to become professional dancers and perform regularly in restaurants and for private bookings such as hen parties, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and corporate events.
So far, three students have been trained to teach by hipsinc director Charlotte Desorgher. More students are training in 2010.
The teachers operate under a franchise system. Hipsinc provides training, promotional support, telephone answering, website presence, and general advice and support in exchange for a small proportion of the takings.
For more information, email or phone Charlotte Desorgher on 01342 850423 or 07802 499728 (mobile)