For the Artist in You
The Fig Club is a holistic performing arts and dance center for all ages in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq founded by Sophia Miran in 2014. Our multi-room center provides high quality classes with passionate instructors in a large, unique new dance and arts space conveniently located in the heart of the Vital Village in central Erbil.
The Fig Club has a friendly and inclusive environment for all forms of dance and fitness of the highest quality.The philosophy behind the creation of The Fig Club is to offer the people of Erbil a place to escape and enjoy music, movement and relaxation. Our aim is to make dance, art and fitness accessible to everyone because through this expression of movement comes life!
But why a fig? Founder Sophia Miran chose the logo of fig as it is one of Kurdistan’s national fruits and has a huge cultural and religious significance at the same time as being a very sweet and healthy fruit. The play on words is fun also: fig for figure, fig for fun and fig for fit!
The Fig Club intends to plant the seeds of performing arts and dance culture for children, teenagers and adults in Kurdistan, Iraq. All classes build the artistic talent, respect and passion for the arts through classes focused on community building.
The Fig Club hosts programming for both children and adults in Kurdistan.
Little Figs – Ages 0-17 years old
The Fig Club hosts morning and day time programming for children in Erbil, as well as mothers. Classes include ballet, theatre, baby Yoga, English courses for mothers. Classes will involve yearly art performances for children, such as talent shows and musicals to provide an opportunity for students to perform in the community.
Big Figs – Adult Programming
Evening programming for adults includes a variety of dance classes, such as Latin dance, Oriental dance and Yoga, as well as Martial Arts, Zumba, Hip Hop and fitness classes. Classes aim to empower students physically and create a sense of community in the city.
The Fig Club hosts qualified and experienced artists and instructors in dance, Yoga, theater and the arts, who deeply value the development of the arts in Erbil. Instructors are passionate about their courses and students, forming a truly global team experienced in teaching in the Middle East.