Arabesque Needs Your Help, Again

Almost unbelievably, our studio has once again been shut-down by our governor for Covid-19 concerns. While Arabesque is unfairly lumped together with “group fitness classes” regardless of our masks, sanitation  & distancing in our huge space, the reality is one cannot simply judge a partnered dance with a solo art (such as belly dance) versus a yoga, versus aerobics… all so different.
I understand the why of it – now we need to be safe at home too.
Not sure if we’ll be allowed to open again this year, as we are told this is until further notice & the holiday season is upon us.  Can you spare or share?

Being Chicago's biggest & longest running belly dance studio, Arabesque is such a tiny niche business, relying on in-person classes & performances - making us hit especially hard by the social distancing that comes with Covid-19. Shifting to online is not so easily done as said, it is however a goal for this shut-down.

We have been a refuge for so many people who never considered themselves dancers (since 2004) quickly becoming a second home for so many.
Your donation helps us keep the rent & utilities paid during this NEW uncertain time, so we may continue to be there for everyone once this tragedy is behind us.
  • Valerie Long 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $55 
    • 5 mos
  • Michael Wilson 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Sonya Blacker 
Organizer
Raised $905 from 20 donations
Chicago, IL
Hayley Wolfcale 
Team member
Raised $25 from 1 donation
Christiana Raqs 
Team member
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