I am so thankful for all of the many dance friends, students and mentors in my life. Thank you for being part of the magic!
Our year end awards and celebration is just around the corner. ChicagoRaks™ is coming soon. Belly Dance plus our after show function with DJ Matt goes until 1:00 am ... party on ...
Earlier this year, Dee Dee Asad and Little Egypt brought my long-time friend and mentor, Randa Kamel, to Chicago for a workshop weekend and gala show. As usual, the event attracted over 100 dancers from North America – several States, Canada and Mexico were all in attendance. My dance company, Raksanna’s Near East Dance Ensemble, [...]
February is the month dedicated to love! And for this edition of Raksanna’s Remarks, the focus is on self-love in the form of authenticity. Authenticity is commonly defined as “the quality or condition of being authentic or genuine.” Certainly, being authentic is important in our professional and personal lives … and I believe whole heartedly [...]
Today is the final day of the Randa Kamel weeklong intensive. The experience has been such a whirlwind of joy, hard work, exciting events and immersion in the Egyptian culture. In short, it has simply been a piece of heaven on Earth and I am so happy to be a part of it. For the [...]