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.

Fall Session runs October 18 thru December 9. This is a 7-week session.

Winter 2018 classes start January 6th. This is a 6-week session.

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sep 26 TO 
dec 5

nov 21


oasis studio

oct 23 TO
dec 4



oasis studio

oct 18 to

dec 6


nov 22


oasis studio

oct 19 to

dec 7



ON nov 23


oasis studio

oct 21 to

dec 9



ON nov 18

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 pm



NOV 30!


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



8 to 9:15 pm
Private Lessons
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 Sep 26 online with UIC or by calling Kara Smith at 312-413-5154. This session runs for 10 weeks from Sep 19 thru Dec 5. You can try a FREE class on Sep 19. 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 6 classes and get the 7th 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. You may drop into this class at any time, but understand that it is best to start at the beginning of a session and take consecutive classes.

Intermediate/Advanced Technique

This is a great drop in class! Drills and thrills! Technique and combinations, with focus on various topics, including various styles of belly dance (ie, what is Melaya, Nubian, Khaleegi, etc). Content changes with every class. Expand your dance vocabulary, learn Arabic rhythms and more difficult cymbal patterns, experiment with Floorwork, Veil, Saidi stick dance, Drum solo and Ballet for Belly Dancers. It is best to take this level after completing Beginner level.


Advanced combinations and choreography. Content changes with every session. This level challenges your abilities. Advanced rhythms, musical interpretation and occastionally improvisational techniques. Please bring your veil and cymbals to every class. Choreography varies from classical to folkloric themes. Choreography is filmed at the end of each class and privately shared amongst the students of the class.


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, diva like 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.