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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.

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

Zumba, Mondays at 6pm

Advanced Belly Dance, Tuesdays at 7pm

Chub Club Dance Party, Wednesdays at 7pm

Belly Dance Intensive, Thursdays at 7pm

Outside Events
Belly Dance Shows

Join Arielle at the Mediterranean Hookah Lounge and Cafe on September 16th 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- first set is usually classic belly dance, second set is usually a fusion. Have a style you'd like to see? Let Arielle know! 

Reservations not required, but it never hurts.

Mediterranean Hookah Lounge and Cafe
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Burlesque and Drag Shows

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

-Strip and Shout at FIVE Nightclub on Thursday, October 12th, a free burlesque show produced by Mercury Stardust. Begins at 10pm

-Circus After Dark at the Madison Circus Space on Saturday, October 21st, a circus burlesque variety show

-Trojan Whores will join with Arielle while she competes in the Entertainer of the Year drag pageant held at FIVE nightclub on November 25th

Hey Dance Lifers! 

Happy September and welcome to our newsletter. Check out all our new events, including the Chub Club Release Party, the next ISN, the Black Cat Hafla, plus all the outside shows offered by Arielle and the Dance Life semi-pro burlesque troupe, Trojan Whores! 

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 Closures
-During Labor Day weekend, our only closures will be all classes on Saturday, September 2nd. All classes on Sunday, 9/3 and Monday, 9/4 will be open.

Schedule Changes
Xabeat and Hip Hop are now at their usual times on Thursday at 6pm and Wednesday at 6pm respectively. 

Advanced Belly Dance with Arielle
Tuesdays at 7pm: turn up the heat on your belly dance technique with an advanced class with Arielle. In this class, we drill isolations with finger cymbals (aka zils), learn longer and more complex layer cakes and combinations, and delve deep into choreography. We're currently exploring the cultural background to a classic Egyptian piece called Leylet Hob. Take a look at a snippet of the routine:

There's still plenty of opportunity to try it out, and the class is currently being offered at a more intermediate level while dancers acclimate to the new pace. Don't be scared, come give it a shot!

Chub Club Dance Party
Wednesdays at 7pm are a party! Join the class or try out our Chub Club Release Party on Friday, October 6th.

 Inspired by the viral video below, Dance Life instructors Nichole, Marta, Donna, Arielle and Tzeitel are offering a fun dance fitness class geared towards bigger bodies who might feel left out in more traditional class settings. Low impact and easy to follow, songs will span all genres and will encourage dancers to be comfortable in their skin right now. We'll turn the dance party lights on, cheer for awkward, high-five for self-care, and have a blast! 

Upcoming Events
Burlesque Ladies Night
Date: September 22nd, 2017
Held at Dance Life from 6pm-8pm
Cost: $25

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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.

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. 

Chub Club Release Party
Date: October 6th, 2017
Held at Dance Life from 6pm-8pm
Cost: $15

Join us for a release party for our brand new class, Chub Club Dance Party. Get loose and work up a sweat with low impact, high entertainment dancing. Face away from the mirror and let the party lights take you away!

Lots of tasty refreshments will be offered, including themed flavored drinks.

Good for all genders, ages and abilities, and specifically geared towards larger bodies!

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. 

Black Cat Hafla
Date: October 13th, 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 13th - 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.

Dancers and groups of all styles and experience are welcome. If you are interested in performing, send us an email to be added to the line up. This is a great place to try out performing in front of a supportive audience if you're a performance rookie. Not interested in performing (yet)? 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.

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