x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Drop in and try free dance classes, check out a new art exhibition on feminine identity in an Islamic context and more

Children's Dance Programme at James & Alex Dance Studios. Courtesy: James & Alex Dance Studios
Children's Dance Programme at James & Alex Dance Studios. Courtesy: James & Alex Dance Studios

drop in and try as many dance classes as you like all this week during Free Dance Week at James & Alex Dance Studios. Choose from ballet, hip-hop, tango, salsa, zouk, flamenco and more. No restrictions and no bookings required. From 2-10pm, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, for classes and schedule call 04 447 0773 or visit www.jamesandalex.com

check out the exhibition Out of Body. The Russian artist Aidan Salakhova’s latest works are provocative yet subtle as she examines feminine identity in an Islamic context, often using monotone or gold. From 10am-8pm, Cuadro Gallery, Building 10, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, ­­www.cuadroart.com

get your tickets now for Dubai’s Big Pink Ball, a Moulin Rouge-themed evening in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ball features food, drink, fashion shows and a charity auction. October 24, from Dh845 per person in the outer circle, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, www.bigpinkball.com

see an exhibition by the watercolour and pastel artist Simon Fletcher, who is a British artist living in France. This exhibition is a culmination of works created on trips to the Middle East. From 9am-8pm, The Gallery at The Club, Abu Dhabi, 02 673 1111,­ www.the-club.com

submit your ideas under the theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future – the World Expo 2020 theme. ArtintheCity and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority want UAE-based to submit design proposals for display on the ArtBus. Three artists selected will be commissioned to bring their ideas to life. Deadline October 20, application form and more information at www.dubaiculture.ae and www.artinthecity.com