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

Bandari Persian Dance, Tuesdays at 6pm

Adult Beginning Hip Hop, Wednesdays at 6pm

Adult Beginning Ballet, Wednesdays at 7pm

Belly Dance Intensive on Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am

Outside Events
Belly Dance Shows

Join Arielle at the Mediterranean Hookah Lounge and Cafe on November 18th for two family-friendly shows at 8pm and 9:30pm.  Bring anyone you would like and allow Arielle to entertain you :-)
Two fifteen to twenty minute performances at 8 and 9:30pm. 
Reservations not required, but it never hurts.

Mediterranean Hookah Lounge and Cafe
77 Sirloin Strip

Burlesque Shows

Dance Life's semi-pro troupe, the Trojan Whores, and Arielle, under the pseudonym Aurora Boreanus, have some upcoming performances they would love for you to join!

-Sunday Bumday Burlesque Revue at Nomad Pub, produced by Mama NoShits and Marina Mars. Begins at 8pm, Connie Lingus Evalynn Vyle and Morrigan Lavey perform on 11/19, FREE! 

-Trojan Whores perform in Burlesque Bash at FIVE nightclub on 12/16, show begins at 9pm, $15

-Sunday Bumday Burlesque Revue at Nomad Pub, produced by Mama NoShits and Marina Mars. Begins at 8pm, Connie Lingus and Arielle Juliette perform on 12/17, FREE!

Hey Dance Lifers! 

Happy October and welcome to the Dance Life newsletter. Are you gearing up for the best show of the year yet? Alice, Zoë and I have all kinds of weirdness in store for you at Inappropriate Song Night! Dance Life and ISN will also be featured in this Isthmus this month; keep an eye out for us on 11/19.

I'm also really excited to announce that Dance Life is teaming up with THRIVE Madison to bring you even more services under our roof. Check out more below, but you can now get personal and small group training, homecooked ready-made meals AND massages right in our facility. 

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

All classes will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd. Over Thanksgiving weekend, all classes will be open except for Zumba on Saturday, November 25th. 

Upcoming Restart Dates
New sessions:
All of our classes which operate on a rotating schedule are now beginning! Jump in on the first week for all of the following classes:
  • Fundamentals of Belly Dance on Sundays at 10am, Mondays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 6pm
  •  Adult Beginning Hip Hop, Wednesdays at 6pm
  • Adult Beginning Ballet, on Wednesdays at 7pm
  • Burlesque Fundamentals, Thursdays at 7pm
All of these classes you can begin at any time, but if you're wanting to start fresh, now is your chance! 

Belly Dance Intensive: 
Belly Dance Intensive will be closed this Thursday, Nov 2 and Saturday, Nov 4. Join again Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am when instructors Reenah and Ingrid begin a new choreography! If you like Belly Dance Fundamentals, you're going to love Belly Dance Intensive- choreography is one of the best parts of learning to dance! 

Bellyesque Troupe:
Want to learn a super easy burlesque routine? The Thursday troupe at 6pm will be learning "I'm a Wanted Man" to perform for our ladies-and-NBs only show, Inappropriate Song Night, on 12/1. Previous burlesque or dance experience not required to join and the performance is optional as well. Come have some fun! We begin on 11/9- and yes, this is the same routine as the last Ladies' Night event!

I'm a Wanted Man
I'm a Wanted Man

Schedule Additions
- BANDARI: Catch Bandari Persian Dance on Tuesdays at 6pm! The class will be closed for 11/7 only, and then will begin a new 7 week session on 11/14. See instructor Sanaz (far left) in action here:

Bandari Persian Dance
Bandari Persian Dance

Bandari is a type of Persian dancing that originated in the port villages of Southern Iran - along the Persian Gulf. This type of dance was influenced by African and Arabic movement due to its origination in port villages heavily travelled for trade.
Bandari dancing has distinctive hand-waving moments, a rhythmic 6 count pattern, and less of the undulating pelvic movements typically seen in middle eastern dancing. It is a celebratory chain dance that is usually performed in groups. It is typically performed with a group of people dancing in a circle. Once considered more of a rural, regional folk dance, it is now enjoyed and prevalent at Persian weddings, parties, and other festivities.
Students can expect to learn a basic Bandari movement vocabulary, along with some super fun and easy choreography that will build throughout the session.

Our latest addition to the Dance Life team, instructor Sanaz grew up doing this dance form with her family, and has a background in learning and teaching many other dance forms like jazz, ballet, drill team, cheer, tap and Persian modalities of various kinds. In her non-dancing hours, Sanaz is an MD and an entrepreneur of 7 different businesses spanning the country. In fact, one of her latest business ventures is teaming up with Dance Life! Keep reading to find out more...

New Partnership
Massage, Homecooked Meals, and Personal Training, all at Dance Life!

Dance, personal + small group training, massage and fresh meal delivery, all now available under the Dance Life roof!
You read that right, schedule a massage at Dance Life (before, during AND after classes) for no more than $59 for a 60 min massage- less if you buy a package. Get personal or group training for as low as $9 a session, right in our facility. Too tired or busy to cook yourself some good food? Schedule fresh meal delivery of organic, locally sourced ingredients t hat you can pick up in our lobby for less than you could make it at home!
Arielle is incredibly excited to announce that Dance Life is teaming up with THRIVE Madison to bring you even MOAR awesome services in o ur building. If you like the staff at Dance Life, you're going to like the team of THRIVE Madison just as much; these amazing ladies and gentlemen share the same passion as Dance Life does for making your life a great place to live!
Check out the flyer, there's a special on their already low prices just for Dance Lifers happening right now.
THRIVE Madison is all about bringing healthy living to you; their team of physicians, personal trainers, chefs, and massage therapists have created services that are up to 50% cheaper than cooking, joining a gym, or driving to & from a subpar massage experience! And all these services are delivered in the convenience and comfort of your own home or right in our facility.
Click "like" on their  Facebook page or check our their  website to learn more about healthy, farm-to-table meals delivered weekly and made fresh by the chef and cofounder of THRIVE Madison, or to schedule a massage, personal, or group training session- check out the flyer, there's a special on their already low prices just for Dance Lifers happening right now! If personal training is what you're looking for, get in on their Groupon, live right now:

Upcoming Events
Black Cat Hafla
Date: November 3rd, 2017
Held at Dance Life from 6pm-8:30pm
Cost: $5

Queen Bug, owner of Arielle's house, in her party hat
Come join us for a fun, low-key evening of dance purr-formances on Friday the 3rd - meow!

A hafla 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.

Come hang out, socialize, and enjoy the show - it's sure to be a paw-sitively meow-velous time! No registration required to spectate, please plan to purchase tickets at the door. The show begins at 7:15pm.

Inappropriate Song Night
Date: December 1st, 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 December 1st  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 7:30pm, 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.

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6725 Seybold Rd
Madison, WI 53719