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Class Dates for 2nd session, 2024 
Mar 28
Apr 4
Apr 11
Apr 18
Apr 25
May 2
May 9
May 23
Weekly Class Info
Thursday Nights
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.


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.
Workshops with Phaedra around the US

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