Exploring the magic world of Middle Eastern Dance!


Updated October 29, 2018


Fall is here, Thanksgiving is near!   On Tuesdays in November, in addition to continuing working with our veils, we will also explore movement vocabulary variations across North Africa, as expressed in their folk dances.   On Thursdays, bring your finger cymbals; we will be doing 15- 20 minutes of finger cymbal practice each class.  – Come join us!

November Classes:  All Tuesdays and Thursdays EXCEPT Thanksgiving day Nov 22!
Class Times:  Both Karima’s Tuesdays and Morocco’s Thursdays are 6:30 – 8PM;  Use the same class card for both.
Looking forward to seeing you in class!
 Pearl Studios’ 519 Eighth Ave facility, 12th Floor, in Studio L.

If you can’t find us,  (just in case they move us) you can always ask at the front desk on the 12th floor for Morocco’s class.   


519 Eighth Avenue, NY. NY
(between 35th & 36th Sts.)
12th floor

34th St./ Penn Station on the:

A, E, C, 1, 2, 3, B, D, F, Q, N, R, Path

Pricing  (A class card is good for either my  Tuesday or Morocoo’s Thursday evening  classes.):  One  1 + 1/2 hour class –  $25;  OR, 5 class card $110 (6 weeks to take the 5 classes)  OR 10 class card $200 (3 months to take the 10 classes).  Class card is valid in both Tuesday and Thursday classes.

My email address:  karimanadira at yahoo dot com.   Questions? Concerns?  Feel free to email me!

Looking forward to seeing you in class!




Classes  are  structured to distill MOROCCOs 50+ years of experience with Raks Sharki into an accessible format to help you get the most out of each class, to go beyond technique – learn how to infuse the dance with Eastern energy, how to generate movement from your emotional center,  how to make your expression unique, how to assimilate cultural nuances instead of copying external gestures.  A better understanding of the culture can enhance the dance.  KARIMA NADIRA’S Oriental Basic Technique Class  is for those new to the dance vocabulary, those looking for an extra workout, or those just starting Middle Eastern Dance.  Extra time is spent on mastering the basic movement vocabulary, traveling moves, and shimmies.

 CHECK OUT MOROCCO’S WEBSITE: http://www.casbahdance.org/

Email Morocco:   morocco at casbahdance dot org       

Email Karima: karimanadira at yahoo dot com

Morocco’s Book:  You Asked Aunt Rocky:  Answers and Advice About Raqs Sharqi and Raqs Shaabi  is now available directly from Morocco, or  on LULU,  AMAZON, and Barnes & Noble.

Morocco’s Technique manual:  The Fundamental Movement Vocabulary of Raqs Sharqi, is available directly from Rocky, or from Amazon


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