HOW TO REGISTER FOR WEEKLY CLASSES - TUITION
Closed Enrollment classes, AKA "Registering for the Session" is available anytime through the first week of the session. You place will be held for the particular class(es) on the day & time you've requested throughout that session.
All classes may be registered for the best deal. If the school must cancel 1 class during the session (perhaps due to a severe snow storm) you will recieve 1 free class voucher. If you miss a class, you've missed that class, which can be made-up within the current session only.
Pricing structure is as follows:
|1 weekly class/7-week session || $98 ||
|Add 2nd Class 7-week session || $191 ||$5 off each add'l
|Add 3rd Class 7-week session || $284 ||$10 savings
NON-EXPIRING PUNCH CARDS - Used for Drop-In Classes & Events
AKA "Open Enrollment" - The purpose of the punch card is to give you in-hand receipt of classes entitled to you in a pre-pay situation in addition to giving you a running tally of your classes remaining. Due to the nature of the business, Arabesque cannot re-issue or refund a punch card once it is bought as punch cards do not expire; punch cards are non transferable. Arabesque punch cards will occasionally be used for discounted entry into some events, as proof of studentship. When purchasing a punch card as a gift, the recipient's name must be given.
|Single Class ||$17
|1 Five Class Card ||$80||A $5 Savings, at $16 per class
|2 Or More Five Class Cards ||$75 Each||Only $15 per Class, no expiry!
Punch cards can be purchased anytime in person at Arabesque with Cash, Credit Card, Money Order or buy your punchcard(s) safely & securely on-line via the Arabesque Online Store. PLEASE Bring PayPal reciept with you to Arabesque when picking up your card, or request to have them mailed to you for $1. Money Orders can be mailed to the P.O. Box preferably than to the studio location. DO NOT MAIL CASH, and NO checks please. All Sales are Final, No Refunds Given.
Forgot your Punch Card? Studio policy is that you pay for your single class ($17) & we issue you a special reciept that you may bring back with your punch card next class, & we can issue that class on the punch card & refund your $17. No Exception. Cards are to be punched BEFORE you step into the class.
The mission of Arabesque as a Dance Center is to to give Chicago a choice; to open its doors to misunderstood dance forms, and give adults a place to learn that's a refuge for them alone. To utilize the art of Mid East Dance to enrich the lives of its community members through local & national dance performances as well as through weekly dance instruction. Our goal is to help each student find the genuine dancer within with their own natural body movements, as it embraces all shapes & sizes, any age or race without regard to any preconceived notion. To bridge the gap between dance professionals in an open & friendly atmosphere, our policy is welcoming to everyone. We promote our new generation of dance with Beauty, Dignity & Grace.
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1-day 'Buffet' events: Try a class! Bring a friend! All of the classes offered during the upcoming session are offered as a one-time drop-in format, although you are welcomed to try them all. Each instructor will offer class content that can stand-alone, as a sampling of the different skill lelvels & teaching styles available at Arabesque. Use this time to try the smorgasbord of offerings from whoever tickles your fancy, enabling you to better choose the one(s) you'd like to dedicate a full session to.
7-week 'Dedicated' session: To give a full synopsis of learning, a full 'dedicated' session can offer work with technique/skill, or special props, a full choreography or combinations that may grow from one week to the next. Content *always* varies from session-to-session so you can walk away with something new even with years of experience. Regular class attendance is recommended, although drop-in students are welcome for certain classes.
Note: There is a 5 student minimum on all classes, 30 max.
Be Comfy! No jeans, mini skirts, or street clothes; also no baggy T-shirts, long skirts or sweat suits for students in the Fundamental level, green & blue star (we need to see knee position).
For Belly Dance: Exercize/Yoga pants, or leggings with a fitted T-shirt, a tank top or sports bra that can show lower back position; bare feet, socks or dance shoes. NO STREET SHOES.
Also, any scarf or shawl to tie low around your hips is very useful to see your hip movements in the mirror.
For Hip Scarfs, Shawls, Jewelry, Unique Costuming & Exotic Accoutrements from the Orient and beyond we offer these for sale in our Boutique, or visit our twice annual Secondhand Souk Costume Swaps!
Dance supplies can be found locally at:
Chicago Dance Supply 5301 N. Clark Street (North of Foster)
Leo's Factory Store @ 7601 W. North Ave. (River Forest, IL)
On-line from Discount Dance Supply