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Upcoming Workshops

Embarking on a bellydance workshop with Vanessa of Cairo promises an enriching and authentic experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional dance education. Vanessa's expertise in folkloric styles stands as a testament to her deep-rooted understanding of the cultural nuances embedded in bellydance. What sets her workshops apart is not only her technical prowess but also her real performance experience, having graced stages worldwide. Vanessa seamlessly weaves her extensive knowledge of folkloric dance into the curriculum, providing students with a genuine and immersive learning experience.

Vanessa Raqs Vanessa of Cairo

Summer Intensive & Soirée ’24

Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4, 2024

Hothouse Dance, 2303 Kennedy St NE, Studio 201, Minneapolis, MN 55413 


After 12 years performing full-time in Egypt, Vanessa is thrilled to be back in the States to share her love of dance, experience, and insights with you! She is the Artistic Director of Jawaahir, and she continues to teach internationally and coach teachers and professionals, and has recently launched her new mentorship program—Transform.

Vanessa has specifically designed these workshops to be beneficial for all levels—mostly geared intermediate through professional, but beginner students are encouraged to attend and participate as well.



  • One Workshop- $50

  • Two Workshops- $85

  • Three Workshops- $120

  • Four Workshops- $150

Reserve your spot now—We plan to sell out!
No refunds, no exchanges.
Don’t miss this opportunity! Workshops are in-person only.

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Join Vanessa of Cairo for an insider look at the dancer’s role
in Egyptian culture and the entertainment industry.


Vanessa is a an American-born dancer, who has been living and dancing full-time in Egypt since 2008.

She is the first and only American woman to start and operate a production company in Egypt.


She will be discussing:
  • An overview of the current dance industry in Egypt

  • How being a working dancer has changed in the last few decades.

  • Changes in Egyptian society that have affected the dance industry

  • How Egyptian society regards dancers, both native and foreign born.

  • and more!

$35 for 30 days streaming access



A Year-long Exclusive Mentorship With Vanessa

An opportunity to show up for yourself and your dance like no other...Intention•Creation•Evolution

Exclusive workshops and classes with Vanessa
Access to Recordings
4 Private Coaching Sessions
Feedback and discussion on your goals

Access to live group meetings
Activities and Projects
20% off additional private lessons

Private Facebook group for the Transform Program

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