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Need to Know
No matter what your punch card (example: 4 class pass, Groupon, unlimited month) you may attend any class you would like, whenever you would like to take it. No registration is necessary, except for specialty events such as Ladies Nights or workshops. Please "like" us on Facebook and check our website regularly to stay updated on class cancellations.
New to Dance Life?
Even if you aren't interested in belly dance, we recommend all new students start or supplement with Fundamentals classes for their first four to eight weeks. Unless you are an experienced dancer or dance fitness class attendee, Fundamentals will help you build the necessary amount of body awareness to help you be successful in all the rest of our dance and fitness classes. 
Find the Best Class For You
All of our classes are ranked by difficulty or intensity level. Whether it's dance or fitness-related, be sure to check the letter in brackets before or after the name to get an idea of whether the class is right for you. The scale is as follows:
(B) Beginner level or low intensity
(B+) "Begintermediate" level or mild intensity
(I) Intermediate or moderate intensity
(A) Advanced or high intensity
Cancellation Policy
We try to hold classes as regularly as possible, but sometimes life gets in the way.  If a teacher is sick or absent from the studio, we do our best to fill it with the same or a similar class. If we aren't able to do that, we try to offer any class we can so you can still get your dance or fitness in. In the event a class is outright canceled, we will post immediately to Facebook and the website, so be sure to check those out for the latest updates. If inclement weather is happening in the preceding hours before class, be sure to keep a close eye on Facebook and the website; Facebook updates are to the minute. As a courtesy to our customers, we try to contact regular attendees via email if a class is canceled less than 24 hours before it's scheduled to happen, so be sure we have your correct address if you would like to receive those notifications!
Registration Desk
Please check in at the registration desk prior to every class. If your contact information changes, please leave your new email, phone number, name or address should we need to contact you for class cancellations.

Help us keep things flowing with our plumbing by not flushing anything unusual like tampons and baby wipes
Shoes in the Studio
If you choose to wear shoes during class, please wear indoor shoes (or outdoor shoes that have been well-cleaned of any dirt) to keep the dance floor clean. Please do NOT wear shoes from the outdoors on to the dance floor. 
Social Media
Dance Life runs social media ads on everything from Groupon to Madison Perks to LivingSocial; only one social media coupon is allowed per customer, and these deals are currently only valid for customers who have never attended class at Dance Life. Keep an eye out in these newsletters for deals especially for our loyal customers, including the Dance-On, Middle Eastern Eggs, and product discounts.

Referral System
Get free classes for referring your friends and family. (O ffer currently only valid for customers who have purchased a 4, 8, or 16 class pass or an unlimited month, not applicable to Groupon punch cards or newcomer deals). Pick up a referral card at the front desk; enter your name, and the name of the person you're referring in the appropriate blanks. Your friend then gets four free classes. When your friend uses all four punches and purchases a 4, 8 or 16 class punch card or an unlimited month, you receive four free classes!
Dance Life is available for any kind of rental including parties, private ladies nights, private classes, and more. Do you know we also hold our own parties? Email us to receive more information or obtain a booking; price catalogue available at the front desk or by email upon request.
Private Lessons
If you would like one-on-one time with any of our teachers to better understand class material or choreography, to learn a full routine for performance, etc, they are all available for hire for private lessons. Private lessons must be purchased separately and can't be used with a punch card or unlimited month. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located in the changing room; there are two lockers with no doors, which contain all of the lost and found items. We clear this every first Sunday of the month so be sure to check for lost water bottles, clothing items, shoes, etc. 
Offer for Social Media Members
Did you find Dance Life through Groupon, LivingSocial, Madison Perks, or other social media?

If so, we have a special offer just for you:

After you complete your coupon, your first unlimited month is only  $49 .

 Ask at the front desk for more details!

Completed your social media coupon, but already made your first punch card purchase? Don't worry, you still qualify. Speak to the receptionist to get set up with your $49 unlimited month.

$5 Drop Ins
May Drop Ins
Drop in to any of these classes for only $5:

Specialty Online class sessions with Arielle Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7, FREE

CIZE Tuesdays at 6pm

Hip Hop Wednesdays at 6pm

Hey Dance Lifers! 

Happy May Day and welcome to our newsletter. We've got a ton of events coming up on our calendar, a brand new teacher starting this week, PLUS we are starting filming for online classes! Please let us know what classes of Arielle's you'd like to be able to access online at your convenience. 

For our new students, please be sure to check out the "New Student Info" Section to receive tips and service announcements regarding Dance Life. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to   email us .

Thank you!
Arielle Juliette
Owner of Dance Life

Schedule Notifications
Changes and Additions to our Schedule

Upcoming Holidays 
Mother's Day, 5/14- 
 All classes open

Memorial Day and Weekend, 5/27-5/29- 
 Saturday 5/27 all classes will be closed
 Sunday 5/28 Beginner Belly Dance Troupe and Indian Classical will be closed
 Monday 5/29 Zumba will be closed
 All classes not listed are open

Changes and Additions
By popular demand, we now offer adult hip hop classes on Wednesdays at 6pm! Meet our newest instructor, Tzeitel, who will be offering the class:

 Tzeitel Dutmer is a dancer, performer and fitness coach that came to us from Milwaukee and before that a small town up north, Chetek. She's a highly motivated, creative and outgoing individual. She has almost 15yrs experience in teaching jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, creative and theatre dance. She also began teaching fitness and Zumba classes in her mid-twenties. Tzeitel owned her own dance school in Chetek for 7 years before she moved to Milwaukee. She moved to Milwaukee to be by her brand new nephew in 2011 and immediately received a job teaching for Danceworks, located downtown Milwaukee on Water Street. After 6 years in Milwaukee and one baby daughter later, Tzeitel fell in love and moved to Madison to be close to the love of her life. She then reached out to Dance Life after a small time in Madison and the rest is history. Tzeitel is so excited to be with us here at Dance Life and will begin teaching May, 2017!

Adult Hip Hop (B+)
This Wednesday night hip hop class is gonna be filled with Attitude and Sass! The class will start with more beginner steps/moves and then if the c lass is doing well, it will become intermediate level after a few weeks. 
Beginning with a warm­up of isolations and stretching, we'll do some across the floor work or center of the floor work before we jump into a combo/routine.
Tzeitel is hoping for this class to put together a routine for an Inappropriate Song Night in the future :-D
Please dress comfortably in either clean tennis shoes or hip hop dance shoes.
Can't wait to see you all there!

CIZE (B +)
CIZE moves to Tuesday at 6pm beginning 5/2. Check out a class in action here:

Other Upcoming  Closures
-XaBeat on Thursdays at 6pm will be closed on 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, and 7/7. 

Tax Season Savings
Feeling the Pinch?

This is the last month to catch this special offer. Save on classes and take a sanity break!

For the months of March, April and May, unlimited months are only $49- a 30% discount now available to all our students. 

Don't just observe your body. Inhabit it and come have some fun! The price has never been better. 

Online Classes Coming Soon
Arielle's Classes Available Online Soon

During the month of June, Arielle will be converting her 7pm classes on Tuesday and Wednesday into classes that will be filmed to offer online. Attend these classes for FREE and be a part of the filming, or stand to the side and take the class without being on camera, there will be options for all! 

With just 8 classes to work with, Arielle is still trying to narrow down what she wants to offer- many votes have been cast for belly dance and burlesque but we want to know, what specifically do you want to see filmed of these two dance styles? Are you looking for technique breakdown, choreography, follow along fitness classes? Please reply to this email and help Arielle deliver you the best content possible! 
Dance Life in the News
Article on the Studio

Check out this fantastic article by Wisconsin Real Estate featuring Dance Life: "Maybe it's the brilliantly-colored costumes or the belief expressed by owner Arielle Juliette that dance is part of our primal human nature and that dance can be the path to fitness. For any number of reasons, members at the Dance Life Studio are guaranteed to have fun while getting into the best shape of their lives."  Click to read more . Share it and help us get the word out!

Upcoming Events
Ostara Arising
Date: May 6th, 2017
Workshop held at Dance Life 12-2pm,
 Hafla from 6-10pm
Cost: $5 for hafla
$30 for workshop
Dum Tek Photography
You asked for a low-key day of belly dance fun, and we are delivering! 

On May 6th, Arielle will be offering a 2 hr workshop during the day featuring tips and tricks for creating your own interesting belly dance combos to a variety of music selections. In this workshop, you'll learn all the essential techniques you need to be able to create your own dynamic interpretations, and you'll also learn how to categorize the movements to create better recall later on. Not only will this help you improve your choreographing and combo-making skills, but will also help make improvisational dance easier and more fun as we break down all the many ways we can express music through belly dance. 

During the evening, join us for a low-key kiki and let your hair down!

A hafla, or kiki, is a relaxed event where men, women and children can come to have a good time, snack and chat with friends old and new, watch family-friendly dance performances by newbies and performers with years of experience, and let it all hang out on the dance floor. 

 Bring your own beverages and snacks, we'll hang, listen to music and chew the fat until 7pm, when those who have signed up to do so will entertain us with a few dances. After the performances end, we'll push the chairs back and create an open dance and drumming space. Hit the floor and express yourself, bring a drum and bang along, or continue to hang in any of our comfy chill spots!

No registration is necessary to join the hafla, but if you are interested in performing please send us an email to be added to our roster. This is a safe space to try out performing for a first time, or to try a new style, so don't hesitate if you have interest.

We'll announce the opening of the workshop registration in future newsletters. Keep an eye out, and in the meantime, mark down May 6th on your calendars! 

Dig N Save Field Trip
Date: May 20th, 2017
Held at the St Vinny's Dig N Save on Park St at 11am
Cost: --

A message from Bellydance Intensive.... We are working it hard in this class!  Intensive technique and isolations that make you sweat, then a whole lot of choreography fun!  What could possibly make it better?  FIELD TRIP!  Yes, the Bellydance Intensive class is planning on taking a field trip to the Dig n' Save after class on May 20th (11 AM).  Even if you don't come for class, join us for a fun adventure digging through bins of clothing and potential costumes that cost only... $1 per pound. Yes, it is the Saint Vincent De Paul outlet store, but there are treasures with tags still on them! Join us!

St Vincent De Paul Dig & Save Outlet Store
1900 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713

Burlesque Ladies Night
Date: May 26th, 2017
Held at Dance Life from 6pm-8pm
Cost: $25

Dum Tek Photography
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. What song would you like to see us use?  Email us  and let us know your preference.

To register, you have two options. You may purchase a ticket here, and your registration and payment will be complete. If you'd prefer to avoid a ticket fee, register on the Dance Life events page here, and pay in house, either before the event or at the door. 

Belly Dance Ladies 'n' Kids Night
Date: June 23rd, 2017
Held at Dance Life from 6pm-8pm
Cost: $20 for one adult and one child, plus $5 for each child after that, or $15 for one adult

Instructor Min and her kids

You've asked, and we're delivering! Join Arielle for a kid-friendly night of belly dance fun. Learn an easy to follow drum solo good for all ages! Modifications will be offered for all levels of dancers, so whether you have several years' experience or none at all, there will be something for everyone. Bring your own drinks and snacks and come have some fun.

Kids of all ages are welcome, as is anyone who is attending without children who would like to learn a short and fun drum solo!

To register, you have two options. You may purchase a ticket here, and your registration and payment will be complete. If you'd prefer to avoid a ticket fee, register on the Dance Life events page here, and pay in house, either before the event or at the door. 

Lap Dance Ladies Night
Date: July 28th, 2017
Held at Dance Life from 6pm-8pm
Cost: $25

A great way to get in touch with your inner sex kitten, this workshop by instructor Kellie will teach you the art of the lap dance through an easy-to-follow routine. Learn how to tease and tantalize your partner; building anticipation with a sassy approach, seductive floor work, and sensual lap dance. You will leave feeling sexy and confident, and your audience will be begging for an encore. 

Get loose, have fun, and make some new friends. Adult beverages provided.

To register, you have two options. You may purchase a ticket here, and your registration and payment will be complete. If you'd prefer to avoid a ticket fee, register on the Dance Life events page here, and pay in house, either before the event or at the door. 

Inappropriate Song Night
Date: August 4th, 2017
Held at Dance Life from 6pm-11pm 
Cost: $15 for show, suggested $5 donation for dance party

Cis and trans women and nonbinary individuals 18+ only, join us  for an outrageous night of fun! On the evening of August 4th  we will offer the fabulous variety show that we call Inappropriate Song Night, plus additional open dance time after the performances end. 

If you've never attended, ISN is a safe and silly space for people to be whatever they want to be. Some people come dressed to the nines, some people come to bring something to the stage, and some come just to let their hair down and have fun. We socialize until 7pm, and then those who have signed up to do so take to the stage. Performers showcase a variety of musical, dancing, or comedy acts ranging from sexy to silly, from classy to raunchy.

Courtesy panties are required, otherwise no holds barred! You've never been to an event like this!

Besides just spectating, if you'd like, you may participate in any of the following:
  • -Join the opening Courtesy Panty Parade (wear whatever you like!)
  • -Bid in a live sexy auction, where we will offer you a variety of fun and sassy goods and services.
  • -Get up and dance during the "follow the bouncing butt" segment featuring our top burlesque fitness routines.
  • Play in one of our interactive games
After the performances end, we'll open up the dance floor for everyone to get loose and maybe even try some new moves.

Interested in performing at ISN? We are looking for a variety of acts so bring us whatever you've got! A funny or inappropriate song, dance, costume, theme, etc. is suggested but not required. This is a very loving audience and we highly encourage all who might like to give it a shot. Email us  for more details.

We're looking for donations for our auction! There's no single more impactful thing for the studio than donating or participating in our auction, so whatever you would like to offer, we will take! Beauty products, still packaged adult toys, foods, gift certificates, gift baskets, samples, services, we appreciate anything at all and thank you for your support of Dance Life! 

To register, you have two options. You may purchase a ticket by clicking here and your registration and payment will be complete. If you'd prefer to avoid a ticket fee, register by sending us your name and pay in house, either before the event or at the door.

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Dance Life Mission Statement

Our mission at Dance Life Studio and Fitness is to help everyone embrace their inner spark and find self esteem through movement. We strive to bring together people of all ages and walks of life to create a community of positive self image and awareness.

Dance Life Studio and Fitness | | info@madisondancelife.com | http://www.madisondancelife.com
6725 Seybold Rd
Madison, WI 53719