Who We Are
Founded in 1987 by Yasmina Ramzy, today Arabesque is recognized the world over for embodying Middle Eastern dance and music arts with the highest artistry, respect and integrity. The warm and vibrant Arabesque studios house a dance and music school, an entertainment agency a performance company and a store, all in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Whether your delight is Bellydance / Belly Dance, the Dumbek, Egyptian, Lebanese, Iraqi, Khaleeji, Turkish or North African folk dance arts, Arab music and drumming; both the novice student and the professional find their home at Arabesque. The arts patron, event planner and the shopper as well, find their source for Arabian dance and music art at Arabesque.
SCHOOL — Students travel from all over the world to study Middle East dance and music at Arabesque with 18 teachers in over 40 classes week. The creative and encouraging environment offers a wide range of learning and performing opportunities with the highest standards in technique, creative expression and cultural education.
COMPANY — Arabesque is a 26 member dance and music ensemble that embodies creative contemporary sensibilities steeped in ancient Arabian tradition. Critically acclaimed Arabesque has performed in the Sony Centre for the Arts, Madison Square Gardens Theatre and many stages across North America and the Middle East.
AGENCY — Hire some of the joyful, highly trained and creative dancers and/or musicians of Arabesque to perform for you in solo, small ensemble or large production formats. The perfect entertainment at all kinds of events such as concerts, weddings, baptisms, bridal showers and corporate activities.
STORE — CDs, instructional DVDs, performance DVDs, imported costumes, veils, canes, accessories, drums, musical instruments, hip scarves, books, Sharifwear.
Arabesque is your connection to profound Arabian art.