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Class Dates for first session, 2024 
Jan 18
Jan 25
Feb 1
Feb 8
Feb 15
Feb 22
Mar 7
Mar 14
Weekly Class Info
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Thursday Nights
New Session starts Jan 18
All Classes will be in person.
Private Lessons are available via Zoom
​                                                                                     Weekly classes are 1.5 hrs.
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. Int/Adv techniques will be explored and full choreographies will be taught.
      • The class focus for the Jan 2024 session will be VEILS
  •    3) Private Classes: ALL Levels
              In person and via Zoom.
              Inquire for rates
 In-person classes are held on Chicago's northwest side - address sent  with registration
Absence Policy:
There are not 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.
How to Register
  1. Send Phaedra a message by clicking HERE. 
  2. Send your payment through Venmo, Zelle, or Paypal.    
  3.  You will get an confirmation email with class details and agreement to acknowledge & return via email before you attend class.

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.


Feb. 25 at Arcanum World Dance in Chicago

10 - 12: Arabic Pop Choreography

FUN, FUN, FUN! Learn a choreography to a lively piece of music currently popular in the Arab world. This workshop will be useful for anyone and especially for those who dance commercially for Arab audiences. By repetition and technique breakdowns, the dancer will walk away with useful movement combinations in their dance toolbelt.

1 - 3 PM: Raqs al Assaya Technique and Combos

Participants in this workshop will be able to identify the rhythms, instrumentation, and region of origin for this dance from the Said region of Egypt. Stick work will include technique, standard gender neutral movements and movements based in the raqs sharqi interpretation of this dance. A short choreography will also be offered.

Register HERE


Special Classes & Workshops with Phaedra around the US

October 2024


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