Classes

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

Fall 2018 Schedule  


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BEGINNER:
Journey into the beautiful world of Arabic music and movement.
In this progressive, full-experience session, you will learn about the history and cultural context of Raqs Sharqi/Beledi (bellydance), learn how to stand and move safely and mindfully with correct posture and alignment, breakdown and drill basic isolations and movements of this beautiful Middle Eastern art form in a safe, learning-focused environment from dedicated full time dancer/teacher Rahel, AND get a great workout!! For class, wear comfortable, breathable clothes, bare feet and bring a water bottle. Hipscarves provided. No experience required. PLEASE DO NOT MISS THE FIRST CLASS OF THE COURSE IF YOU ARE A NEW STUDENT TO RAHEL.

1. BEGINNER: SUNDAYS @ ACHE BRASIL
SUNDAYS 7:30-9:00pm
341 E Broadway
Sept 30th – Dec 16th, 2018
No Class Nov 11
11 classes total, $220 plus 5% tax for the course
Get 10% off when you register before Sept 23
Get 10% off when you sign up for any other of Rahel’s classes
Get 20% off when you bring a friend and 10% for each additional friend
To register contact Rahel at rahelbellydance@gmail.com


2. BEGINNER: TUESDAYS @ THE JCC
TUESDAYS 7:30-9:00pm
JCC 950 W 41st ave
Oct 9th – Dec 11th, 2018
10 classes total, $225 for the Course
Get 10% off when you register before Oct 2
Register on online, over the phone or in person at the JCC www.jccgv.com

3. BEGINNER: THURSDAYS @ THE MPCC
THURSDAYS 8:30-9:45pm
MPCC 1 Kingsway
Sept 27th – Dec 13th, 2018
12 weeks total, $138 for course
Get 10% off if you register before Jun 14
Register through the MPCC in person, on the phone or online at
The Mount Pleasant Community Centre

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INTERMEDIATE:
Dive deeper into your Arabic dance practice and take your technique to the next level!
Strengthen and condition, learn more complex movements, work on layering, traveling, props (if time permits) and add texture and nuance to this beautiful Middle Eastern art form.
Experience required, preferably at least 2-3 beginner sessions with Rahel. Contact Rahel before registering at rahelbellydance@gmail.com.

1. INTERMEDIATE: SUNDAYS @ ACHE BRASIL
SUNDAYS 5:45-7:15pm
Ache Brasil 341 E Broadway
Sept 30th – Dec 16th, 2018
No Class Nov 11
11 classes total, $220 plus 5% tax for the course
Get 10% off when you register before Sept 23
Get 10% off when you sign up for any other of Rahel’s classes
Get 20% off when you bring a friend and 10% for each additional friend To register contact Rahel at rahelbellydance@gmail.com


2. INTERMEDIATE: THURSDAYS @ THE MPCC
THURSDAYS 4:30 – 5:45pm
MPCC 1 Kingsway
Sept 27th – Dec 13th, 2018
12 weeks total, $138 for course
Get 10% off if you register before Jun 14
Register through the MPCC in person, on the phone or online at
The Mount Pleasant Community Centre


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SHIMMY & SWEAT
Less Talky more dancing. Intense conditioning for dancers! 30 minute fitness warm up focusing on strength and endurance, 45 minutes of non stop drilling, and then 15 minutes of deep, relaxing stretching. Strengthen, stretch, tone, and boost your practice! Experience required, minimum 1 full session of Rahel’s beginner bellydance. Or contact Rahel at rahelbellydance@gmail.com

1. SHIMMY & SWEAT: MONDAYS @ THE JCC
MONDAYS 7:30-9:00pm
JCC 950 W 41st ave
Oct 15th – Dec 10th
8 classes total, $180 for the Course
Get 10% off when you register before Oct 9
Register on online, over the phone or in person at the JCC www.jccgv.com

2.SHIMMY & SWEAT: THURSDAYS @ THE MPCC
THURSDAYS 5:45pm – 7:00pm
MPCC 1 Kingsway
Sept 27th – Dec 13th, 2018
12 weeks total, $138 for course
Get 10% off if you register before Jun 14
Register through the MPCC in person, on the phone or online at
The Mount Pleasant Community Centre


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ADVANCED PERFORMANCE TROUPE
*Auditions or special permission required*
NEXT AUDITIONS JAN 2019 at CAFE DEUX SOLEIL
Message Rahel to audition
Be a part of a collaborative team. Advanced performance troupe rehearsals.
Performance opportunities throughout the year

1. THE HELWA DANCERS TROUPE: WEDNESDAYS @ THE JCC
WEDNESDAYS 7:45-9:15pm
JCC 950 W 41st ave
Oct 10th – Dec 12th, 2018
12 Classes total, $280 for the Course
Get 10% off when you register before Oct 3
Register on online, over the phone or in person at the JCC www.jccgv.com

  NOTE: More classes starting WINTER 2019

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PRIVATE LESSONS AND PARTIES

1. PRIVATE LESSONS
One-on-one, or with a friend, or two
Most classes taught out of Rahel’s small home studio in Fairview Slopes
1-2 people $70/hr total ($70 for 1, $35 each for 2)
3 people $80/hr total ($26 each)
4 people $90/hr total ($22.5 each)
5 people $100/hr total ($20 each)
Package Discount:
$5 off per hour when you buy 5 or more hours.
$10 off per hour when you buy 10 or more hours.
Hours don’t have to be used all at once. Package expires one year from purchase
GST of 5% will be added to all costs

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