Jasmin Jahal
Pure Raks Explore and embrace all that is elegant and feminine Pure Raks Explore and embrace all that is elegant and feminine

Discover your Passion for Pure Raks! Join a class now! Oasis Studio in Chicago is the home base of Pure Raks, featuring weekly classes with master instructor Jasmin Jahal.

The Pure Raks program is structured in three levels that build, one upon the other.

Winter session begins the week of January 7

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Sep 18 to Dec 4


No class Nov 20


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Nov 5 to   dec 10


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oct 31 to

dec 12


No class

Nov 21


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nov 1  to

dec 12


No class

nov 22


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Belly Dance


(dance exercise)
5:30 to 6:25 pm

Gr8 Shape

6:30 to 7:30 pm

6:15 to 7:30 pm

6 to 7:15 pm

Intro to Belly Dance

Oct 24
7 to 8

Art of Belly Dance
6:30 to 7:25 pm

7:30 to 8:45 pm

Company Class

7:30 to 8:45 pm

7:15 to 8:15 pm

Weekly classes will resume on Saturdays in the new year


Sep 11



8:15 to 9:15 pm



UIC Sports & Fitness Center, 828 S. Wolcott, Chicago, IL. Classes at this location must be registered directly with UIC.
Please register online with UIC or by calling Kara Smith at 312-413-5154. Everyone is welcome, even students not associated with the university. You can try a class for free on Sep 11. After that, registration must be done before Sep 17.

Oasis Studio:
4705 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630

Oasis Studio Class Rates and Registration:

  • Online registration via PayPal is the most convenient option
  • In person on the first day of class with Cash, Check or Credit Card
  • Single Class Rate = $20 per hour or $25 for a 75 min. class
  • Buy 5 classes and get the 6th one FREE
  • Observation fee = $20 per class
  • Beginner, Gr8Shape and Intermediate classes are 60 min. classes.
  • Advanced and Company class run 75 min. each
Register Online Now

Class Descriptions:


Introduction to the art of classical belly dance, including basic steps, combinations, short routines, as well as how to use a veil and finger cymbals. Taking the full session is the best way to learn, but you are welcome to drop into this class at any time.

Intermediate Technique

Technique, combinations and short routines, including various styles of belly dance. Expand your dance vocabulary, learn Arabic rhythms and more difficult cymbal patterns, experiment with Floorwork, Veil, and Saidi stick dance. This level assumes you have acquired beginner skill and knowledge.

Intermediate Choreography

Intermediate choreography, varying from classical to folkloric themes. This level assumes you have acquired beginner skill and knowledge.


Advanced choreography, varying from classical to folkloric themes. This level challenges your abilities. Advanced rhythms, musical interpretation and occastionally improvisational techniques. Dances incorporate various accessories, such as veil, cymbals, sticks, and wings.


This class is especially for the members of the Jasmin Jahal Dance Company. If you are interested in performing, please let us know your desire!

Gr8 Shape

Want to lose weight and sculpt your body into a feminine Hour Glass shape? Then this is the class for you! Bring exercise clothing, including gym shoes. Challenge yourself while having fun! Get results!

Belly Dance Bootcamp

A low impact aerobics program designed to use belly dance moves and Arabic music to burn calories and condition your body. Bring exercise clothing, including gym shoes.