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There will be no regular classes Aug 2nd and 3rd while we hold Shimmy in the Grain 2014.

Aug 4th, Burlesque Choreography is closed. Aug 5th, Continuing Belly Dance is closed. Aug 6th, Burlesque Fitness is closed. Aug 7th, Performance Class is closed. All classes resume their regular schedules the week after! 

Zumba has moves to 11am on Sundays. 

Fundamentals on Sundays at 10a is now taught by instructor Tori, and the Intermediate and Continuing Express classes (at 11a and noon on Sundays respectively) are now closed. 

$5 Drop In for the month of July: Zumba on Mondays at 6pm, Tuesdays at 6pm, Saturdays at 9am and Sundays at 11am. Only $5 a class! 

$5 Drop In for the month of August: Kickboxing Mondays at 7p (JENergy) and Thursdays at 6p (Turbokick). Only $5 a class! 


Our biggest event of the year is BACK! 
Shimmy in the Grain 2014: 
Belly Dance Smorgasbord
Date: August 2nd and 3rd, 2014 

Featuring instructors Sonya of Arabesque Chicago, Stefanie Masters of Dance for the Soul, Na'imah of Grand Rapids and your host, Arielle Juliette!
What is Shimmy in the Grain, you ask? It's a weekend full of belly dance workshops- where you can learn a little bit of everything- and shows. On Saturday and Sunday, we'll host the above instructors each holding 2 two-hour workshops during the day at Dance Life. In the evenings, we'll hold spectacular belly and world dance gala shows at Oakwood village! Whether you want to learn or just spectate, join us on August 2nd and 3rd. 
We offer weekend packages, full day and half day options- not sure what to take? Ask us, and we will guide you to the best workshops for you! Whether you're a professional dancer or brand new to workshops, we have something for you. 
Topics included in our event: 
Performance Enhancement, DTFS Method 
The Science of a Drum Solo 
Wield Your Veil Using Elemental Power 
Skill! Speed! Stamina! Shimmy Workshop 
Jazzy Burlesque 
Turkish Roma Cabaret 
Look Great Dancing Improvisationally
Belly Dance Extravaganza at our Gala Shows at Oakwood Auditorium
Even if you don't think you're up for workshops, there is still something for you at Shimmy in the Grain! 
The evenings of August 2nd and 3rd will feature star-studded professionals and student dancers alike- they are sure to be shows you won't want to miss. Family-friendly, bring anyone you like! 
Tickets won't available at the door, so be sure to pick them up from the reception desk at Dance Life, or have us hold them for you at will call. See more information on our "Shows and Tickets" page of the Shimmy in the Grain website. Tickets will be available for pick up after July 7th. 
August 2nd and 3rd; doors open at 6pm, show begins at6:30pm 
Oakwood West Auditorium; 6305 Mineral Point Rd, Madison WI
Tickets not available at the door; $13 for the Saturday night show, $11 for the Sunday show, $20 for both!
Performance space is still available; send us an email to be put on our rosters and receive free admission to the show you're performing in.  
Registration now open, don't wait! More details and registration available on all our workshops here:
SITG 2014: Belly Dance Smorgasbord

Burlesque Ladies Night
Date: August 22nd, 2014 
Held at Dance Life from 6-8PM
Cost: $20

Learn a sultry routine to perform for someone else, or just for you!
Join instructor Arielle in a brief routine suitable for dancers of all experience levels. 
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.

Grace, Fluidity and Arms
Date: October 25th, 2014 
Held at Dance Life from 1-4PM
Cost: $40

On October 25th, Charisse of Shimmy Shazam near Chicago, IL, the artist formerly known as Zoh'ra, will be coming to Madison to bring us a workshop featuring grace, fluidity and great arms. Stay tuned for more details! 
There will be a hafla in the evening, theme of spoof-la. Performers, get your most hilarious family-friendly performances ready! 
Email us  with your name letting us know you would like to attend.

Inappropriate Song Night:
Date: December 5th, 2014 
Held at Dance Life from 7-10PM
Cost: Suggested $5 donation

 We were planning on only holding one of these this year... But so many of you wished you had performed in it when we held ISN in May that we're doing it again in December! 
 Adult ladies 18+ only, join us onDecember 5th 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. 
Email us  with your name letting us know you would like to attend.
Interested in performing? We have plenty of space for performers! Contact us if you want to be put on our roster.