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    Intro to Belly Dance

    The mission of Arabesque is to to give Chicago a choice; to open its doors to uncommon dance forms, and give adults an exquisite place to learn that's a refuge for them alone. Take this class to utilize the art of Oriental Dance to enrich the lives of its studentship and community through local and national dance performances as well as through weekly dance instruction. The goal is to help you find the genuine dancer within you -- with your own natural body movements, as the class embraces all shapes and sizes, any fitness level, age, or race without regard to any preconceived notions. To bridge the gap between dance professionals in an open and friendly atmosphere, Arabesque Chicago promotes a new generation of belly dance with Beauty, Dignity and Grace.
    Intro to Belly Dance

    3120 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Learn basic belly dance movies, like shimmies, isolations, undulations, and snake arms
    • Form the proper footwork, posture, and movements of this popular Middle Eastern dance
    • Boost your self-confidence while you grow to learn how to be comfortable and move in your own body
    • Enjoy the benefits of building muscle in your arms, legs, and abs as you get a fun and unconventional workout
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    Beginner West Coast Swing

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    West Coast Swing, the improvisational swing dance, is great for dancers interested in dancing to moderate tempos and contemporary music. In this highly versatile dance form, dancers improvise their steps and dance patterns to match the tempo and beat of the music. Here, you'll learn one of the more-sexy forms of swing dance, which allows for an interesting and creative way of expressing the body. It's also a smoother type of dance style that provides dance partners with more room for themselves on the dance floor. Give West Coast Swing a try, and watch this awesome and legendary dance style make you feel great, fit, and ready to keep the good times rolling!
    Beginner West Coast Swing

    12045 Roosevelt Rd, Chicago

    • Learn the basics of the improvisational West Coast Swing dance
    • Enjoy learning the dance patterns of this famous partner-dance style
    • Great for exercise and staying active
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Afro-Brazilian Dance

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    Some people count 1-2-3. You go 5-6-7-8. Samba is is one the most recognizable dance styles originating from Brazil, with routes that stretch back all the way to Africa. During this class you will quickly learn the basic steps of Samba and various other Brazilian styles, then progress on to the more complex combinations and embellishments that give these dances their expressive flair. While classes are mixed level, you'll find yourself more than welcome even if you're a novice, as the instructors are always eager to introduce new people to the world of samba. By virtue of being a fun, high energy dance, Brazilian dance is also great cardio exercise, so you'll be getting a great aerobic workout even as you learn. You don't have to go to Brazil to to experience its culture for yourself!
    Afro-Brazilian Dance

    1543 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago

    • Learn the basic steps of several of the Brazil's most iconic dance styles
    • Discover a new way to express yourself in an engaging, supportive environment
    • Receive guidance and advice from a professional dancer
    • Enjoy an ebullient atmosphere that combines education, fitness, and fun
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    5 positive reviews
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    Hip Hop (All Levels)

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    Hip hop isn't merely a dance. Hip hop examines how to think about the city and the body. When you dance hip hop, you're not only contorting and popping your body, but you're also expressing your personality and background with each juke and rock. In this class, you'll experience a range of movements including popping, locking, waving, ticking, up rocking, juking, foot working, breaking, Old School house, and jacking. Whew. Needless to say, you're learning all of the moves and how they flow together. Trust your body as an instrument and tune yourself up as you'll finally be able to bust a move!
    Hip Hop (All Levels)

    5965 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamental steps and self-expressive manners of hip hop dance
    • Discover a wide range of basic hip hop movements
    • Learn to trust your body as an instrument and be ready to burn some calories
    • No experience necessary
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    17 positive reviews
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    Afro-Cuban Dance

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    What exactly was Barry Manilow doing at the Copacabana, the hottest spot north of Havana? Well, he was probably embracing the Cuban tradition and dancing the night away. Cuba embraces its African folklore through dance. Blending Latin rhythms and African movements, this class will teach you the techniques and terminology behind Afro-Cuban dances, such as swaying and shimmying. Through these hypnotic rhythms, you'll improve your strength, agility, and balance, as these dances are high-energy and intense. Take a trip to Cuba via the dance floor. You may never want to leave.
    Afro-Cuban Dance

    1016 N Dearborn St, Chicago

    • Explore the rhythms, beats, and movements associated with Cuban folklore
    • Gain an understanding of Cuban expressions and culture, infused with rich African heritage
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Peep Toe Pole Dance

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    Is Richard Simmons' Sweatin to the Oldies not giving you the fun workout you were hoping for? Throw that old VHS away. Peep Toe Pole Dance is an intro pole dancing class that's so much fun you won't even realize you're burning the calories off at a record pace. You'll never experience a sexier, more empowering, and addicting workout. Peep-Toe Pole Dance is designed to introduce you to the art of pole dancing! You'll learn basic spins, sexy choreography, and floor moves. All you need is a positive attitude and a desire for a good time! Step aside, Richard Simmons -- there's a new workout in town.
    Peep Toe Pole Dance

    1843 W Chicago Ave , ​Chicago

    • Learn the basics of Pole Dancing in a fun and supportive environment
    • Practice on the pole as you learn spins, choreography, and floor moves
    • Enjoy encouragement from your friendly instructor
    • Dance in sexy, tantalizing ways, while getting a great workout
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    14 positive reviews
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    Salsa

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    Singles, couples, and anyone with two left feet are welcome at this Beginner Salsa Dance Class. In a fun and casual setting, you will enjoy a 50-minute group salsa dance class that will have you dancing in no time. You don't need a partner, as you will rotate partners in class. The class size is small, so you get more personal attention from the teacher and more space to dance! During the class, you will learn, basic salsa steps, a simple turn, and basic leading and following skills. What's more? You are welcome to bring your favorite wine/beer to help you loosen up. It's a great way to meet new people or spend time with your friends!
    Salsa

    2412 W North Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the fundamentals of salsa dancing
    • Learn basic salsa steps, turns, and leading and following skills
    • Practice your salsa moves in this fun and casual setting, designed for open dance and practice time
    • Class is BYOB
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    20 positive reviews
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    Ballet Basics

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    When was the last time you wore a leotard or twirled around your room on your tiptoes? It's time to rekindle your childish spirit, while simultaneously becoming stronger and more graceful. Taking part in an adult ballet class is good for your body, as well as your mind. Besides promoting cardiovascular fitness and posture, this introductory class provides a welcoming environment for adults with no prior experience. At this level, you will learn the basic positions and concepts of ballet, with exercises at the barre and in the center. It's time to get in shape, and finally live out that childhood dream.
    Ballet Basics

    1016 N Dearborn St, Chicago

    • Learn positions and concepts of ballet with exercises at the barre and in the center
    • Improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as your posture
    • Discover ballet techniques and terminology set to make you confident on the dance floor
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Adult Modern Fusion

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    If you want to learn how to dance but constantly find yourself reluctant and associate the artform with older, traditional dance styles, then this class is for you. Contemporary dance is the opposite of ordinary; it's a rebellion against classical ballet training! Prepare yourself for the organic and fluid body movements in this varied and progressive form of dancing. With this class, you will find alignment with your body and improve your stamina and balance. Don't let structure and expectations confine you! Let contemporary dance be the window to the new you.
    Adult Modern Fusion

    4140 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals, including arm gestures and swings
    • Practice organic body movements and improve your stamina and body alignment
    • Free yourself from structure and regulation in this improvisational dance
    • No experience necessary
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    30 positive reviews
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    Belly Dance

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    Shimmy to Nirvana at Sweet Magic Studio. Feel your body come alive as you shimmy and undulate through an hour of classic Egyptian dance. It's a low impact belly workout that tones tummy and hips. Puts the fun back into fitness. Fully mirrored and softly lighted Sweet Magic Studio brings out the dancer in you and boosts your self-confidence.
    Belly Dance

    6960 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago

    • Practice fundamental belly dance moves and techniques, including shimmies, isolations, and body rolls
    • Learn to dance with grace and sensuality in a nurturing and social atmosphere
    • Enjoy an intense cardio workout, as you tone your legs, arms and core
    • No experience necessary
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    2 positive reviews

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