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Cancelations, Changes, and Announcements


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Closures and Changes (please always be sure to check our Facebook as well, you don’t need to have an account to see our posts):

  • Electronic Tribal Fusion Fitness is now at its new time of 2:30pm on Sundays
  • Adult Ballet Express MONDAYs at 5:30pm- please disregard misprint in newsletter stating this class is offered on Wednesdays
  • Hip Hop Ladies Night happens FRIDAY, 11/6, not Thursday 11/5.
  • Specialty Prop Class Tuesdays at 7pm!
    : Canes / Raks Assaya *rent a cane for $1 per class or buy one on your own. Check out a very famous Egyptian dancer using cane here.
    November: Finger Cymbals/ Zils / Raks El Zagat *rent a pair for $2 or buy a set by preordering from Dance Life. Jamila Salimpour’s zilling is famous, see her students here.
    December: Veil *rent one for $2 per class or buy one by preordering from Dance Life (price TBD, between $25-$45 depending on quality level- students will have options) See Arielle with a veil in the beginning of this performance. Arielle learned much of her veil technique from Sonya.
    January: Skirt *rent one for $2 per class- very limited quantity, suggested that you buy your own, 25+ yards, contact us if you have questions. See Kelly Holder, a teacher from our most recent Shimmy in the Grain, rocking some skirtwork here.

$5 Drop In for the month of October: Bollywood Fitness on Wednesdays at 6pm, PiYo on Sundays at 10am, and Ballet Express on Mondays at 5:30p for FREE!



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Upcoming Events


Arielle Performs at the Mediterranean Hookah Lounge and Cafe

Date: October 9th and October 24th
Held at the Meditteranean Hookah Lounge and Cafe; two fifteen minute shows at 8 and 9:30pm
Cost: —
Join Arielle as she dances at the local hookah lounge; enjoy a performance or two while you eat dinner or dessert, sip beverages or smoke a hookah! The first set is usually “traditional cabaret” belly dance- the style we learn in classes, while the second show usually features a fusion performance- tribal, hip hop, Latin, just to name a few.


Hip Hop Ladies Night

Date: November 6th, 2015
Held at Dance Life from 6-8PM
Cost: $20
By special request, we are trying out something new! Join Arielle for a night of hip hop dance- this will be like our Burlesque Ladies Nights, except it will feature a sexy blend of hip hop, belly dance and burlesque- Arielle’s specialties!
Adult beverages are provided, as always, so let loose, have fun, and make some new friends.
Email us with your name letting us know you would like to attend. Cis and trans women welcome, and participating men too!


Inappropriate Song Night

Date: December 4th, 2015
Held at Dance Life from 7-10pm
Cost: Suggested $5 donation
Cis and trans women 18+ only, join us on December 4th for an outrageous night of fun. Possibly the best event we offer, performers of all varieties perform acts to their favorite inappropriate song, in their favorite inappropriate outfit, doing their favorite inappropriate dance- or all of the above! Courtesy panties are required, and otherwise no holds barred. Event is BYOB so bring drinks and snacks; we’ll socialize for the first hour and a half before we get going with the performances; then, get ready to laugh until your sides hurt. Interested in performing? You especially will be after you see how loving this crowd is! Seriously, who doesn’t love a room full of ladies hooting and cheering for them?? Don’t be shy! Email us if you want to be put on our roster.


Burlesque Ladies Night

Date: January 22nd, 2016
Held at Dance Life from 6-8PM
Cost: $25
Learn a sultry routine to perform for someone else, or just for you!
Get loose, have fun, and make some new friends. Adult beverages provided.
Email us with your name letting us know you would like to attend. Cis and trans women welcome, and participating men too!