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Class Dates for 2nd session, 2024 
Thursday Nights
Mar 28
Apr 4
Apr 11
Apr 18

May 2
May 9
May 23
May 30
Weekly Class Info
All Classes will be in person. Private Lessons are available via Zoom
Weekly classes are 1.5 hrs.
In-person classes are held on Chicago's northwest side. Address sent with registration
Absence Policy:
There are no per-class refunds.
Students who have prepaid for class and have to miss are welcome to send in a video for feedback.
Session Duration:
A full session is 8 weeks of class, not necessarily consecutive.
Any changes in schedule due to holidays, travel, etc., will be announced in advance.
Offerings, Rates, and Times:

1) Mixed Level: Technique & Combos​​

  • 6:30 to 8 PM CST, Thursdays
  • $37.5 for drop in
  • $262.5 advance payment for the 8-week session (discounted rate ~$21/hr)
    • This course will teach technique of movement in raqs sharqi and combine skills into movement combinations. This is great for those who have just started their journey and up!
    • If you are a complete beginner, it is recommended you attend a beginner's workshop or schedule some privates with me in advance to get you up to speed before class starts. 

2)​​Int/Adv: Technique & Choreo

    • 8:10 to 9:40 PM CST, Thursdays
    • $262.50 advance payment for the 8-week session (discounted rate ~$21/hr)
      • This class is for those who have been dancing at least 3+ years with me or 5+ years anywhere else, OR by instructor permission/consultation. Intermediate/Advanced techniques will be explored and full choreographies will be taught.
  •    3) Private Classes: ALL Levels   
    •  In person and via Zoom. Inquire for rates.
How to Register
  1. Send Phaedra a MESSAGE.
  2. Send your payment: Venmo, Zelle, or Paypal.
  3. Sign the WAIVER.   
  4. After these 3 steps are complete, you will get an confirmation email with class details.
Special Local Classes & Workshops

Phaedra is available to teach at your  festival, school, or work. Please inquire using the CONTACT page, and you will receive a list of over 10 available topics with an option to customize the subject material exclusively for your participants.


June 8th at Candace Dance Studio in Chicago

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Elemental FLOW:

Movement Exploration inspired by the four elements

Join us for a dynamic event where you can dive into your body's natural rhythm and explore movement in a unique way inspired by the four elements: earth, water, wind, and fire.

Whether you're a seasoned mover or just starting your journey, this event is designed to inspire and ignite your passion for movement.

Come and experience the joy of connecting with your body and the elements via raqs sharqi (bellydance) & flamenco through the guidance of instructors Leticia Aravena (Flamenco) and Phaedra Darwish (Raqs Sharqi). Let's explore together and create magic through movement!


When: June 8th, 11 AM to 1 PM
Where: Candace Dance Studio, 4901 N. Elston, Chicago
Investment: $40 in advance, $45 at the door
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing. No street shoes are allowed on the dance floor

Register HERE

More information HERE

Workshops with Phaedra around the US

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