Beginners Basics – Wednesday (6-7 pm) 

Students will learn foundation steps and technique, while combining, linking, and transitioning steps to create a simple choreography; as well as exercise practice drills  designed to develop core strength and flexibility.  Students will be provided with notes, music for practice and access to links for YouTube video for all classes.

Cost:  $55.00 per six week session or $15.00 per lesson

Six Week Session:

January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14

February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 … (extended – April 4, 11 – $20)

April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 … (Seven-weeks Session – $65)

*** Summer Break *** (Classes resume September 5)

Level 2 & Intermediate – Wednesday  (7-8 pm)

Continue finalizing and perfecting the veil choreography “Cleopatra in New York”, as well as the short choreography “Zarefa” , both of which were learned in previous sessions.

Note:  This class is recommended for students who have successfully completed a six-week session of Beginner Basics; or students who have been away from classes for a while and who wish to return.  Please contact Gypsy to inquire about requirements for acceptance into this class.


February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 … (extended – April 4, 11 – $20; students attending both 6pm & 7pm classes – $40)

April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 … (Seven-weeks Session – $65; students attending both 6pm & 7pm classes – $85)

*** Summer Break *** (Classes resume September 5 or as needed for performance rehearsal)


Studio Location:  Suite 703/DataMax Building, 711 Coliseum Plaza Court, Winston Salem, NC 27106

Classes begin promptly, so please be on time.  The first 15 minutes will be spent stretching and warming up.  For class you will need comfortable exercise clothing such as yoga pants and crop/bra top or even shorts and tee shirts are fine, and a hip scarf or sash with fringe, tassels or better yet, coins (to accentuate your hip movements).  Bare feet are recommended, although soft ballet slippers are fine.

*Please inquire about specific guidelines for requirements and approval for class level upgrades.
**Discounted fee is non-refundable and is not transferable toward subsequent sessions in the event of missed classes.

PLEASE NOTE:  Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will be re-scheduled.  Contact Paula for date and time.   Due to space restriction please do not bring small children to class.

Make checks payable to Paula Reid Stump and mail to:

Paula R. Stump, Raks Sharki Oriental Dance, 2565 Woodberry Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27106
To register by phone or for questions call 777-1077 or 721-1066 … or  email:

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