Jaida of NYC in Chicago! Day of Dance Workshops

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Beautiful Hands and Arms - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Hands and arms play a vital role in conveying expression within your dance. Increase your fluidity, flare and finesse with guest artist Jaida of NYC, who has performed for the Saudi Royal Family, Mary J. Blige, the New York Arabic Orchestra, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, to name just a few. In this workshop, we will learn exercises that will and concepts that will be combined with context through execution in drills and combinations. For more about Jaida, please see below.

Lunch Break - 12:30 to 1:30 PM

Double Veil with Jaida - 1:30 to 3:30 PM

In this workshop, we will learn technique for using not one, but TWO veils in an original choreography with instructor Jaida Chandler of NYC, who has performed for the Saudi Royal Family, Mary J. Blige, the New York Arabic Orchestra, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, to name just a few. Don't miss this rare opportunity to add another dazzling skill set to your repertoire. Bring two equally-sized silk veils with you to class, or let us know IN ADVANCE if you need to borrow a pair, or contact Phaedra for advice on where to purchase. For more about Jaida, please see below.



All workshops will be held at Candace Dance, 4901 N. Elston in Chicago.


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Internationally acclaimed performer, choreographer, and creative innovator, JAIDA is an exquisite world class professional belly dancer based in NYC. Passionate about her art, she feels that belly dance is a celebration of life.  In constant demand for weddings and private events, Jaida is a featured performer from New York to Tokyo and across the globe.

Jaida is a New York-based dancer who began her dance journey at Serena Wilson’s Studio in New York City.  She performed in many of Serena’s off-Broadway productions, as well as the famed Egyptian Gardens Supper Club in Times Square.  Jaida’s past performances include performing for the Saudi Royal Family, the United Nations Arab Gala, and performing with the internationally acclaimed New York Arabic Orchestra. Jaida has also been called upon to perform for numerous foreign dignitaries, diplomats, and prime ministers.  Private events include celebrations with superstars Jay Z, Beyoncé, Mary J Blige, Anita Baker, Sean Puffy Combs, Nas, and Lady Gaga.  Last but not least, she was a featured dancer on the Nile River in Cairo Egypt, along with a traditional Tanoura Show.

She has had the privilege of studying extensively some of the world’s most prominent dance legends, including reknowned instructor Yousry Sharif. An extremely experienced teacher herself, Jaida has instructed countless workshops and judged competitions from Europe and Asia to the US. Jaida currently teaches weekly classes from her studio in NYC and is excited to be teaching for the first time in Chicago. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to study with one of New York’s most elegant, experienced, and knowledgeable dancers!

Running Time
4 hours
Dance Styles
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Candace Dance Studio

4901 N. Elston
Chicago, IL 60630