Exploring the magic world of Middle Eastern Dance!


Updated December 1, 2019


Holidays are right around the corner!   Ongoing classes Tuesdays and Thursdays will be in session through year’s end

*** EXCEPT *** for

no class Tuesday December 24 (Christmas Eve)

no Class Thursday December 26

no class Tuesday December 31 (New Years Eve)

**** Resuming January 2 ****

Otherwise, join us!On Tuesdays we are working on fluid transitions, relaxed shimmies, and eastern nuances of expression.   On Thursdays,  Rocky’s choreographies are our textbook examples of capturing the essence of the music.

Class Times:  Both Karima’s Tuesdays and Morocco’s Thursdays are 6:30 – 8PM;  You can use the same class card for both.

*PEARL STUDIOS* 519 Eighth Avenue, NYC (between 35th & 36th Sts.) 12th floor, Studio L

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.

Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Email Karima: karimanadira at yahoo dot com




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      

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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