Just started taking classes

I just started taking belly dance classes with Raksanna. She makes me feel beautiful, vibrant and alive! I’ve lost more than 3 inches since starting 6 weeks ago and I’m actually beginning to like a dancer – who would have thought that 😁

Allison, 29

Moving to Advanced !!!

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, 27

Great instructors

I feel the caliber of instruction I have received from Raksanna and her faculty is far superior to anything I have received anywhere else and that Raksanna’s community of dancers has really helped me grow as a person and improve myself as a dancer

Dana, 51

Learning lots

I‘ve taken belly dance classes with other instructors before and learned more with Raksanna in the first half hour than in seven weeks with others. Why go anywhere else? I deserve the best!

Karen, 28

Down to Earth

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

Karen, 47

Can only say WOW

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, 38

Zaar … Incredible

I attended your recent theatrical production, Confessions of a Belly Dancer, and I had to comment on the Zaar performance. I’m Egyptian and the quality of that piece was simply amazing. You captured the meaning of the Zaar. After we spoke, it became obvious that your willingness and desire to bring the richness of the culture forward meant everything to you. Great job to you and your performers – the show was incredible.

Yasar, 43

Wonderful Show

Thank you for the wonderful show on Saturday and for allowing me to be a part of it all! I feel very special and putting my picture on the program means more to me than I can say to you without getting all choked up. Through the hard work and stress, all said and done, it would not have happened without you. I just wanted you to know that you are appreciated.


72 and still got it

Raksanna – you have done so much to make the lady know that life to too short not to do the things that can make a difference. I’ve been taking classes with you now for about a year and I’m having so much fun. You and your instructors have been so welcoming and caring (while not pampered me – thank you). What a great place to be.

Elaine, 72

Loging It!

Wow, fun and challenging all at the same time. I like what you said about giving yourself permission to learn … we spend so much time rushing and so little time on us. Can’t wait for next session to start !!

Claire, 35

Thank you!

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, 28

Love the classes

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, 46

Great Workshop

Your last workshop was AWESOME! I’ve been dancing for several years and you helped me solve some challenges I’ve had with make two movements look fluid. Thank you sooooo much. It was well worth the time to travel out to the suburbs of Chicago to attend this.

Tamika, 43

Muscles forgotten

Muscles sore where I forgot I had muscles. Great workout while learning a beautiful dance. Just wanted you to know how much I appreciated the help on those tricky moves (actually not so tricky now). I’m thinking about getting involved with the dance troupe … so much fun …

Karen, 42

I’m Hooked

Took one of your classes and I had so much fun. I’m hooked, see you next week …

Tammy, 25

Dancing without Divas
Thank you !!!

Just wanted to drop you a note to say how grateful I am to have found you and your belly dance community. I don’t believe I have ever felt so accepted, included and loved by a group of individuals. The support and encouragement within the group is amazing. It’s a reflection of your support and the standards of excellence in your own dance. The quality of instruction your faculty provides us, under your direction, is stellar. There is a family in this community you created and I am so happy to be a part of it! Thanks again for who you are and all you do for us!

Janet, 34