Q: Are your classes open to all ages?
A: Teenagers to adults of all ages are welcome in our classes.
Q: How long is the session and can I join
the classes after the session has started?
A: Sessions are typically 8 weeks. Students are welcome to join at any time,
but we recommend that if the session is more than half over, it might be best
start at the beginning of the next session.
Q: Can I just
try one class before I register?
A: You are welcome to try one class on a drop-in basis before choosing to register.
If you decide to register for the whole session, your $20 drop-in fee will be
discounted from the cost of the session.
do I know which class I should sign up for?
A: If you need guidance, don't hesitate to talk to your Oasis teacher about which
class is right for you. We ask that all students who are new to Oriental dance
take at least one session of Introductory to learn the unique posture and movement
vocabulary. Similarly, we ask all dancers who are new to the Oasis to start with
Beginner to familiarize themselves with our own approach and terminology.
Q: How do I register and
pay for classes?
A: You can call or email to reserve your spot in the classes; registration will
take place at the first class. We accept cash or cheques at the studio.
Q: Is there a discount if
I take more than one class per week?
A: Yes! Students who take more than one class per week receive a 10% discount.
Q: What do I wear to class?
A: Whatever is comfortable and allows you freedom of movement. Some people prefer
regular exercise wear (yoga pants, etc), while others like to dress up in a skirt
and crop top. While not absolutely required, we do recommend everyone wear a
hip scarf (available for sale at the studio) to help you focus your attention
on your hips.
Q: What shoes do I need?
A: We recommend wearing some sort of dance slipper, like a ballet or gymnastic
slipper. Some people prefer to dance barefoot. Those who need more support for
their feet may prefer to use jazz sneakers. We do not allow street shoes on the
Q: How long will it take
A: Everyone learns at a different speed and students shouldn't be in a rush to
move through the levels.
Q: Do you teach private
or semi-private lessons?
A: Private and semi-privates are available with Oasis teachers for $75/hour.
and semi-privates with master instructors Denise or Ahmed Enan are $100/hour.
Q: I missed a class, can
I have a make-up?
A: You are welcome to make-up up to three (3) missed classes during the same
session only. If you make up a class on a different day of the week, you must
the teacher before the beginning of the class. No carry over between sessions
and no refunds for missed classes or sessions. No exceptions.