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Category: Studio News

Empowerment Center

New Faces

Rose & Zinta are on staff with us this summer as a part of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program and we’re beyond thrilled!  You’ll meet them when you check in for a class or pop in for some shopping at our Women-Powered Retail Zone.  Behind the scenes they’re doing everything from social media to…
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Custer Fair 2017

We’ll be participating in our SEVENTH Custer Fair this weekend, with a twist! Our Women-Powered Retail Zone will be open so we’ll be inside this year!  Have no fear – our bellydance students will be taking the Arena Stage (on Washington, just east of the center’s front door) at 3:30 pm both days.  Come by…
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Monthly Empowerment Events

We are excited to announce the launching of two new monthly events facilitated by Malik for women – the Empowerment Circle and the EmPower Lunch. The Empowerment Circles, held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, give us the time and space to come together as women. We’ll dig into discussion topics like how language impacts our real…
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New and Returning Membership Options

Inspired by the (rainy) arrival of spring, we are announcing a few new membership options and specials! NEW: Mother/Daughter Membership  We want to encourage our younger clients to visit the studio, with or without their moms, and this new membership option makes that more possible for families.  $149 per pair per month and applicable to moms…
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It is time for the studio to grow into what it has been trying to be all along.  When I set out to open the space back in 2010 my focus was on community.  My teaching life at that point was scattered around the area, teaching one or two classes a week at a variety…
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BFF Days!

BFF Days! New, and starting next week! Dancing and moving is more fun with friends, and we want to help you all have more fun! Starting next week, we’ll have one BFF Day each month!  How does it work? YOU – bring your new-to-the-studio friend to class with you (email us after you register so…
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All Women Welcome Here

Ladies, the studio is here for you.  I posted these words on our Facebook page yesterday: We see and honor you. Yes you, all of you women. LGBTQ women are welcome. Women of all religions are welcome. Women of all colors are welcome. Women of all abilities are welcome. If you don’t have the resources…
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Pricing Change as of 5/1/16

Our pricing for class cards will be changing as of 5/1/16. Drop-in and Contract membership pricing will stay the same. Our new prices are as follows: Drop-in: $20 per class 5-class Card: $90 ($18 per class) – 10% discount! 10-class Card: $160 ($16 per class) – 20% discount! Half-Circle Membership: $99 per month with a 12-month…
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November Social Giving Partner – Connections for the Homeless

As the weather turns colder and our state budget crisis continues, we’ve decided to focus on homelessness this month.  We will be donating $1 for every in-studio Facebook check-in this month to Connections for the Homeless.  The work they do to help Evanston individuals and families get and stay housed is invaluable. We encourage our students to participate…
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October Social Giving Partner – Evanston YWCA Domestic Violence Program

In observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month we will be donating $1 for every in-studio Facebook check-in this month to the Evanston YWCA Domestic Violence program.  Their program is the only comprehensive one on the north shore, and they are an asset to our community. We encourage our students to participate in our giving…
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Announcing Hip Circle Happy Hour!

Visit the studio on Wednesdays from 5-6 pm for our newest bit of fun – Hip Circle Happy Hour!  Tea and conversation await you (sorry, nothing stronger) at this open hour.  No agenda, no workout, just community.  From week to week we may have special guests, or it may just be the studio ladies –…
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Fall Schedule Input Request

It’s time to set the fall schedule! Please take this survey (it’s short and sweet) if you’d like to help us craft the perfect schedule (and really, that’s always the goal): Fall Schedule Survey