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.

Current 6-week Winter session ends on Thursday, April 5

Spring 6-week class session begins the week of April 30

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feb 6 TO 
Apr 10


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feb 26 TO
apr 2


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feb 28 to

apr 4


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mar 1 to

apr 5


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feb 24 to

mar 31

Belly Dance


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

Gr8 Shape

6:30 to 7:30 pm

6:15 to 7:30 pm

Belly Dance

6 to 7 pm

Gr8 Shape
11 am

to 12 noon

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

7:30 to 8:45 pm

Company Class

7:30 to 8:45 pm

Int/Adv Tech
7 to 8 pm

12:15 to

1:30 pm

Try it Free on

Jan 30


8 to 9 pm
1:30 to 2:30 pm


UIC Sports & Fitness Center, 828 S. Wolcott, Chicago, IL. Classes at this location must be registered directly with UIC.
Please register BEFORE Feb 2 online with UIC or by calling Kara Smith at 312-413-5154. This session runs for 10 weeks starting Feb 6. You can try a FREE class on Jan 30. Everyone is welcome, even students not associated with the university.

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 Int/Adv Technique 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/Advanced 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, Saidi stick dance, and Drum solo. 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.