Welcome to Hiplash Dance!

My name is Kristen Cunningham and I have been teaching dance & fitness classes for over 18 years. I’ve taught Bellydance, Zumba, Bellyfit, Latin, Ballroom and Swing. I am also the artistic director of The Jewels of the Dance bellydance troupe and I delight in sharing my passion for dance with others. I still take classes and love exploring dance forms such as Capoeira, Bhangra/Bollywood, Ballet, Pole Dancing, Burlesque, Aerial Silk, Pilates and Yoga. Dance is the best way I’ve ever found to express joy and stay young & in shape… It’s the most fun you can have with your clothes on!

In the above photo: (top) Tracy, Janice, Tammy, Phyllis, Irene, Alice, Janet, Lisa (middle) Cherryl, Julie, Sharmayne, Kristen, Eugenia, Isabel, Cheryl, Maria (bottom) Ani, Jahnna, Linda, Crystal, Minako

Recent News

FREE Bellyfit & Bellydance in Glendale, CA in July

FREE classes in July at our new studio in Glendale!! Luna Dance Center is at 415 W. Colorado (1 block west of the Glendale Galleria). We even have a parking lot!! FREE Bellydance on Monday July 13 at 8:30pm (bring water). FREE Bellyfit on Tuesday July 14 at 8pm (bring a yoga mat and water).

Celebrating Life and Health with Dance

As some of you know, I had quite a surprise in April when I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I want to thank my dancers who shared their personal experiences with me. It really gave me strength during a difficult time. But, after many Dr. appointments and surgery a few weeks ago, I’m pleased to […]

Bellyfit is very much here!!!

I am thrilled to announce that I am teaching Bellyfit at all of my locations! Glendale, Pasadena and Arcadia!! My new Bellyfit schedule is Monday at 8pm  at Pasadena Dance Theatre, Tuesday at 4pm at Pasadena Senior Center, Wednesday at 8pm at Pacific Studio for Dance in Glendale and Thursday at 5pm at Dana Gym in […]

Bellyfit is coming!

Next weekend I am taking the Bellyfit Instructor course in Riverside, CA. I am super excited. Bellyfit combines Yoga, Pilates and dances such as Bellydance, Bhangra/ Bollywood, African and even some kick-boxing and Capoiera. It will be a few months before my Certification is complete. I’ll keep ya posted.

New Zumba Gold Classes starting this week

This week we have new sessions starting in Arcadia on Wednesday at 11am at the Arcadia Senior Center and Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 5pm at the Dana Middle School Gymnasium. See my schedule for enrollment info.