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When Women Ruled the World

A Journey Through Egypt

Time travel through Egypt in this dance-filled and witty look at the Queens that ruled the world.

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When Women Ruled the World

A Journey Through Egypt

Time travel through Egypt in this dance-filled and witty look at the Queens that ruled the world.

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Beginner to advanced

Belly Dance Classes

Celebrate femininity, with roots in all ancient cultures from the orient to India to the mid-East.

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Why Raksanna?

Performing artist. Choreographer. Author. Director. Educator.

These are only a few reasons Raksanna is known and loved all over the world. With a rich background in Oriental and Egyptian folklore dance, Raksanna is internationally recognized for her authentic, powerful and exciting style. A regularly featured instructor and performer across the globe, her vast experience spans North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Enroll in a Class

Choose from beginner, intermediate, or advanced classes. We also have private Belly Dance single classes or packs.

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Meet the Faculty

You’ll find the best belly dance talent in Naperville, Aurora and the Western Suburbs of Chicago.

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NEW! Raksanna Mirage

Mirage – Belly Dance Music. Exquisite music created exclusively for Raksanna by Yassir Jamal.

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Mysterious Sensuous Beautiful

These words are commonly used to describe what we know as belly dance. This art form has steadily grown in popularity and it’s a wonderful thing. Women are discovering a new-found freedom and self acceptance through the oldest recorded dance of humanity. And since you’re reading this article, you’re probably interested in what the buzz is all about. So take a moment, loosen up your body and get ready for FUN!

A Celebration of Femininity

Belly Dance celebrates femininity, with roots in all ancient cultures from the orient to India to the mid-East. Probably the greatest misconception about belly dancing is that it is intended to entertain men. Throughout history, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women–generally during fertility rites or parties preparing a young woman for marriage. In most cases, the male presence was not permitted. Today, however, belly dancers perform for both men and women in various venues such as five-star establishments, weddings, restaurants and in the theater.

Natural to a Woman’s Body

Belly dance is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form. Belly dancing is generally performed barefoot, thought by many to emphasize the intimate physical connection between the dancer, her expression, and Mother Earth.

Love from our students

I never dreamed I’d find such a great community of people to dance with. Roxanne, you and your group is simply amazing. So welcoming of my two left feet (I’ll get there). For anyone reading this, if you want to both challenge yourself and have fun doing it … come take a class.

Carol

Raksanna’s down-to-earth approach, her beautiful choreography and her fun way of teaching truly inspires me. She celebrates Belly Dance with dignity and grace and sets herself apart from others because she is truly an artist … and a fabulous dancer

Kimberly

I’ve been taking classes with another instructor for quite some time before I moved to Naperville. I’m soooo glad I found you. You’ve obviously been training with some of the best in the world and it shows. I can’t wait to attend on of your shows. See ya Sunday …

Julie

My daughter and I really enjoyed your last session of classes. What really made the difference for us was the amount of patience and understanding you and your instructors gave us since we are still beginners. It’s been so much fun doing the classes together with her – she’s such a natural (proud Mom)

Pam

I’m so excited that I’m moving into the advanced classes – I’ve been watching the Desert Flames from months and I have to say I’d love to eventually audition to join that team. What a great bunch of ladies. By the way, congrats on the recent 1st place in the Kansas City competition !!!

Tamara

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