Classes

BELLYDANCE CLASSES:
Weekly Public Classes as well as Private Classes and Parties available
For Yoga Classes, check out Rahel’s Yoga Page
 

Spring/Summer Schedule 2016  


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SUMMER DRILLS:

1. BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE DRILLS: TUESDAYS @ JCC
6 Week Summer Drills course
Designed for students who have worked with Rahel before and want to keep up their practice
Less talky, more dancey. Minimal instruction, just dance and sweat
Beginner and Intermediate levels mixed
Prior experience recommended
Please consult with Rahel if you are new to her instruction
June 14 – July 19, 2016
Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm
JCC 950 W 41st
Register with the JCC www.jccgv.com

2. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DRILLS: WEDNESDAYS @ JCC
6 Week Summer Drills course
Designed for students who have worked with Rahel before and want to keep up their practice
Less talky, more dancey. Minimal instruction, just dance and sweat
Intermediate and Advanced levels mixed
Prior experience required
Please consult with Rahel if you are new to her instruction
June 15 – July 20, 2016
Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm
JCC 950 W 41st
Register with the JCC www.jccgv.com

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Public Class Schedule at a Glance


Regular Schedule resuming Fall 2016

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BEGINNER:

1. BEGINNER: SUNDAYS @ ACHE BRASIL
FALL SESSION: Sept 11 – Nov 27, 2016
NO CLASSES Oct 9 or 16
10 classes total, $200 for the session
20% for bringing a friend, and 10% off for each additional friend
7:30 – 9:00pm (1.5 hrs)
Ache Brasil Capoeira Academy 341 East Broadway
To register contact Rahel

  2. BEGINNER: MONDAYS @ THE JCC
FALL SESSION: Sept 12 – Nov 28, 2016
NO CLASSES Oct 3, 10, 17, or 24
8 classes total, $160 plus tax and fees
7:30pm – 9:00pm (1.5 hr)
Jewish Community Centre 950 West 41st (at Oak)
Register through the JCC

3. BEGINNER: THURSDAYS @ THE MPCC
FALL SESSION: Sept 8 – Dec 1, 2016
NO CLASSES Oct 13 or 20
11 classes total, $126.5 for the session
8:30 – 9:45pm (1.25 hr)
Mount Pleasant Community Centre 1 Kingsway (at Main)
Register through the MPCC

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INTERMEDIATE:

1. INTERMEDIATE: TUESDAYS @ THE JCC
FALL SESSION: Sept 6 – Nov 29, 2016
NO CLASSES in ALL of October
9 classes total, $180 plus tax and fees
7:30pm – 9:00pm (1.5 hr)
Jewish Community Centre 950 West 41st (at Oak)
Register through the JCC

2. INTERMEDIATE: THURSDAYS @ THE MPCC
FALL SESSION: Sept 8 – Dec 1, 2016
NO CLASSES Oct 13 or 20
11 classes total, $126.5 for the session
4:30 – 5:45pm (1.25 hr)
Mount Pleasant Community Centre 1 Kingsway (at Main)
Register through the MPCC

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ADVANCED & PERFORMANCE TROUPE

1. THE HELWA DANCERS TROUPE: WEDNESDAYS @ THE JCC
Be a part of a collaborative team. Advanced performance troupe rehearsals. Auditions required.
Performance opportunities throughout the year
FALL SESSION: Sep 14 – Nov 30, 2016
NO CLASSES Oct 12 or 19
10 weeks total, $247 plus tax and fees
(Next auditions will be September 7 or 10, 2016
7:30pm – 9:00pm (1.5 hr)
Helwa Dancers can drop-in on any of Rahel’s Beginner Bellydance classes for FREE!
Helwa Dancers get 20% off the Sunday Evening Advanced Class at Ache Brasil
Jewish Community Centre 950 West 41st (at Oak)
Register through the JCC

2. ADVANCED: SUNDAYS @ ACHE BRASIL
Take your dance to the next level! Recommended for experienced dancers only, and preferably those who have taken Rahel’s Intermediate Level bellydance before. Please consult with Rahel before joining
All advanced students can drop-in on any of Rahel’s Beginner Bellydance classes for FREE!
FALL SESSION: Sept 11 – Nov 27, 2016
NO CLASSES Oct 9th or 16th
10 classes total, $200 for the session
20% for bringing a friend, and 10% off for each additional friend
5:45 – 7:15pm (1.5 hrs)
Ache Brasil Capoeira Academy 341 East Broadway
To register contact Rahel

      NOTE: More classes starting Winter 2017

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PRIVATE LESSONS AND PARTIES

1. PRIVATE LESSONS
One-on-one, or with a friend or two
Time and location up to you and at your convenience
Most classes taught out of Rahel’s small home studio in Fairview Slopes
1-2 people $60/hr total ($60 for 1, $30 each for 2)
3 people $69/hr total ($23 each)
4 people $80/hr total ($20 each)
5 people $90/hr total ($18 each)
Package Discount: Get $1 off per hour for every additional hour you buy
(ie. buy 5 hours get $5 off per hour (save $25))
Hours don’t have to be used all at once. Package expires one year from purchase
Students currently registered in weekly classes get an addition $5 off/hr discount on private lessons.

2. STAGETTES AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES
5+ people Lesson only: $150/hr
Lesson in full costume and makeup: $250/hr
Lesson/performance combo (ie 5-10 min performance + 50-55 min lesson): $350/hr
Prices are for 6+ people, prices may change 20+
Hipscarves and music provided, as well as a special “costume” for the guest of honour


TESTIMONIALS


“I was really wanting to try belly dance for a while but had not found the right teacher. One day my friend suggested I try Rahel’s class and I resonated with her right away. It was such an amazing experience. Her style of teaching is very energetic, technical and clear. Rahel is really good at explaining new moves in many different ways for different types of learners and she always makes sure to emphasizes proper posture. My posture has improved a lot since I started taking classes with her. She also plays the best music, a mix of traditional belly dance music and some more modern stuff. I get so much out of every class I attend with her and feel so good after. I highly recommend trying her class if you are considering taking belly dance, you will not regret it!”
– Megan

“Rahel welcomed me to my first belly dance class with open arms! She fosters a warm, caring, relaxed class atmosphere, and I feel safe and cared for whenever I come to class. Rahel is both a talented dancer and teacher. I’ve been taking belly dance classes with Rahel for over a year now because I love her dancing style, her teaching approach and she is eye candy. Belly dance brings magic into my life and I’d rather give my (snake) arm than miss a class with Rahel! Yiiip!”
– Alma

“The rewards of taking Rahel’s bellydancing classes far exceed just physical exercise. It embraces feminine power, joy, sensuality and being more open to life. Rahel’s enthusiasm and passion for dance is contagious, and I look forward to her classes every week!”
– Natasha



“I have taken bellydance classes on and off for about 20 years. Over that time I have found several teachers, but only a very few make my list of the exceptional, and Rahel is one of them. Rahel’s classes are a perfect blend of fun and challenging. She is able to bring creativity and expression out of her students, while at the same time teaching very technical moves with skill and clarity. Most importantly for me though, is that in addition to all of this, Rahel is able to create a safe and encouraging space for women to come together and be adored in all their shapes and sizes, and to dance together in sisterhood.”
-Rafale C.

“I was blessed to find Rahel when I was rehearsing to play Salomé for a theatre adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play. I had to preform the “dance of the seven veils” and had never before taken any belly dance! I thought I would study with a number of different teachers but after finding Rahel I searched no further. Her level of skill, care and passion for dance are unmatched. Within a year she had helped me find the music, choreographed the dance and had me at a place where I was not only ready but confident in my performance. Rahel went above and beyond the call of duty at every step of the journey. She is an intuitive and sensitive teacher wise beyond her years in the art of belly dance. She is gifted at bringing out of her students the gestures and movements that exist just on the edge of their becoming! I have no hesitation in offering the highest recommendation possible. If you have ever desired to dance or thought it out of your reach Rahel can be the foundation and guide that takes you there gently and powerfully all at the same time!”
-Ana