Arabesque World Dance opened its doors in January 2013, and is founded and directed by Safiya Nawaar. Introducing culture to the community through dance and music has always been a key element to Safiya’s drive to teach and perform, and her studio’s ambiance reflects that. The ‘Eastern Edgy’ 3000+ square foot climate controlled facility has a professional sprung wood dance floor, mirrored walls, a patron lounge, as well as a costume and dance supply store. The ethnically inspired ambiance and decor create a great retreat for the dance enthusiast, as well as complementing the diverse array of other health and wellness programs that take place here.

Arabesque is first and foremost, a school to teach and mentor the aspiring artist, a provider for those seeking Health and Wellness courses, and a social dance studio where dancers can gather and share their knowledge and love of their art. Beyond these elements, Arabesque also provides a number of Health and fitness programs that cater to all ages and fitness levels. Belly-robics, Yoga, Flow arts, and an on-site Massage therapist are just the beginning. The list of services continues to grow, and new additions to our roster are always in the works. So, visit our site often to see if any new and exciting activities have joined the Arabesque family!

 

Looking for a Space to Teach, Mentor or Create? (Class Space Rental)

Are you a teacher searching for the ideal space to host your classes? How about a performance arts group in need of a professional dance space to work on choreography? If so, then Arabesque is the perfect studio for you!

Our space was created and decorated with the purpose of complementing the Performance Arts as well as any number of Health & Wellness activities. Not only is the ethnically inspired ambiance very welcoming, but the spacious sprung-wood dance floor and mirrored walls gives the classroom the look and feel that teachers and students will appreciate.

 

Studio features include:

Sprungwood Dance Floor
Mirrored Walls
Dedicated Patrons Lounge w/ 60″ Flat Screen
Changing Room
Sitting Area
High Quality Portable Ballet Barres

Dance Area can easily transform into Show Venue
Stage Lighting for Recitals and Shows
Bose Sound Dock 10 sound system (with Auxiliary connections) 
Dance Supply Store
Kitchenette

 

Space rental for classes are $35/Hour for 1 hour weekly or $30/hr for 2 or more hours weekly. Workshops or specialty classes fall under the category of Event Space Rental below. Also, please see event space discount below for our regular teachers.

Examples of Class Space Use: Performance Dance, Social Dance, Yoga, Tai Chi or other Martial Arts, Meditation, Fitness Classes, Rehearsals, Photoshoots, etc.. Contact us with any questions concerning space use.

Event Space Discount. Teachers that are using our space for their regular classes will also receive a discount on Event Rental costs. 10% discount for instructors using space 1 hour weekly or 20% discount for instructors using space 2 or more hours weekly. *See Below for event space info

Event Space Rental


Arabesque easily transforms into an amazing event/show venue. Seating can be configured a number of different ways including:
Theater Style with seating in front of a dedicated ‘Stage/Performance’ area complete with a private ‘side stage’ entrance.

Social Dance Style with tables and seating along the edge of the dance floor similar to a Milonga event, allowing for the ‘cabaceo’

Other configurations available to accommodate special event needs.

Our space has theatrical or mood lighting depending on the atmosphere the event coordinator is trying to achieve. Lit areas for live bands can be independently dedicated from the stage lights for performances.

The rich acoustics of the studio make music sound full and crisp and we have a Bose Sound Dock 10 Sound System with a docking station for Iphones. Auxiliary connections are available as well.

 

Basic Event Rates are as follows:

Prime Rate (Thursday-Saturday)
Full Daytime $500 for up to 8 hours (typically 2 hours setup, 4 hour event, 2 hour Breakdown)
Full Evening $600 for up to 8 hours
Half Daytime $350 for up to 4 hours (1 hour setup, 2 hour event, 1 hour breakdown)
Half Evening $450 for up to 4 hours

Non Prime Rate (Sunday-Wednesday)
Full Daytime $400 for up to 8 hours (typically 2 hours setup, 4 hour event, 2 hour Breakdown)
Full Evening $500 for up to 8 hours
Half Daytime $250 for up to 4 hours (1 hour setup, 2 hour event, 1 hour breakdown)
Half Evening $350 for up to 4 hours
(* Instructor Discounts available.See ‘Space to Teach, Create or Mentor’ above.)

 

We at Arabesque are always striving to cater to our customers, so we’d love to hear from you.

Did you have trouble finding the class type or class time that fits your needs? Well, this is your opportunity to help Arabesque grow into the studio you would love to see it become. Our Studio is in its growing and learning stage, and we want to make it a place that is inviting to everyone, a place to come dance, learn, relax, socialize and sometimes to just breathe. Your comments and suggestions help us meet the wants and needs of our students by offering the services and products they prefer.
We want YOU to tell US what you are looking for in a class, in a studio and in a place to retreat from the grind of daily life!

Our Mission

Arabesque World Dance was created with the purpose of introducing culture to the community through dance and music. The studio’s theme was originally designed to harmonize with traditional, folkloric and fusion dance from the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean. However, we want Arabesque to represent dance in all of its forms, and we have high hopes that Arabesque will ultimately become a common ground for diverse dance styles to encourage and complement one another. As a universal dance community we can share a common bond…through a love of the arts, through artistic expression, and above all….through movement and music.

Our Vision

The Arabesque Family strives to create a dancer’s oasis in every possible manifestation; A school to teach and mentor the aspiring artist, a provider for those seeking Health and Wellness courses, and a social place where dancers can gather and share their knowledge and love of their art.

What/Where is Arabesque?

“A dancer’s Oasis in downtown Lexington”

 

Arabesque World Dance is located in Lexington, Ky., just minutes from downtown and the UK campus at:

 

451-B Chair Ave.

Lexington, Ky. 40508

Is Arabesque for You?

Whether you’re looking for an exciting Fun & Fitness program, an outlet for artistic expression, or are aspiring to take your dance beyond the studio to the stage, Arabesque is sure to have a class that’s the perfect fit for you.
For the dancer’s that grace our space, Arabesque has become their school, their gym, their hangout…their home. 🙂

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