Our Association

Arabesque is a lively contemporary dance association for students in Enschede situated at University Twente. We offer training/lessons for motivated dancers who are looking for creative challenge in the spirit of contemporary dance. The association gives opportunities for developing creativity, physical awareness and performance skills through classes taught by a professional teacher, both lesson embrace the principles of contemporary dance. 

In our association modern dance is teached by technical and choreography lessons on three different levels. The lessons are given by our professional teacher Soosan Gilson, and as well by members of the association.

Our lessons

Lessons/training take place on Tuesday evenings between 18.00 and 21.00 in the sports centre of the University of Twente and are taught by Soosan. We have three groups, divided by level. All groups receive technical and creative lessons cultured towards their level. Contemporary dance by nature is an inclusive genre, dancers from all backgrounds and experience are are welcome. 

Technical lessons

Relaxation to excitement! In our technical lesson you increase body awareness, develop a strong centre, precision and deeper understanding of the principles of contemporary dance. We begin each lesson with a “mindfulness” exercise to prepare the interconnection between body/mind for moving, the lesson builds through a warm up to traveling through the space and concludes with a dynamic dance sequence where you can enjoy moving across, in and out of the floor with ease and skill. 

Creative lessons

Imagination and inspiration lie at the heart of Arabesque! Contemporary dance encourages expression and personal interpretation, in our creative lesson you gain the tools and experience to create and perform your own dances. These classes offer a range of opportunities to explore the richness and diversity of improvisation and composing your own dances. 

Become a member

If you are interested in joining Arabesque please email the board or just come to a lesson!

To become a member you need to buy a UnionCard, hand a filled application form to the board and pay contribution fee (approximately 30€ a year).