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.

Summer/Fall Session runs through Oct 5 (see schedule below). This is a 6 week session.

Fall Session  starts October 16. This is a 7-week session.

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sep 26 TO 
dec 12

nov 21


oasis studio

Aug 14 TO
oct 2

NO CLASSES ON sep 4 or 11


oasis studio

aug 16 to

oct 4


sep 6 or 13


oasis studio

aug 17 to

sep 28



ON sep 7 or 14


oasis studio

aug 19 to

sep 30



ON sep 9

Belly Dance


(dance exercise)
5 to 5:55 pm

Gr8 Shape

6:30 to 7:30 pm

6:15 to 7:30 pm

6 to 7 pm

starts up in 

Fall session

on Oct 19


Gr8 Shape
11 am

to 12 noon

6 to 6:55 pm

7:30 to 8:45 pm

Company Class

7:30 to 8:45 pm

7 to 8 pm

12 noon to

1:15 pm


7 to 7:55 pm


8 to 9:15 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 Sep 26 online with UIC or by calling Kara Smith at 312-413-5154. This session runs for 11 weeks from Sep 19 thru Dec 12. You can try a FREE Bootcamp and/or Beginner 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 5 classes and get the 6th one free!
  • Observation fee = $20 per class
  • Beginner and Intermediate levels 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. This level must be taken at least twice consecutively before moving up to Intermediate level.


Intermediate technique and combinations, and sometimes a short choreography. This level expands your dance vocabulary, changes themes 5 times, introduces rhythms and more difficult cymbal patterns, includes Floorwork, Veil, Saidi stick dance, Drum solo and Ballet for Belly Dancers. It is best to take this level through all five themes consecutively before moving up to Advanced.


Advanced technique, combinations and choreography. Content changes with every session. Be ready for drills and thrills, because this level covers all and 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.