Bellydance Classes

Join us for Spring Bellydance Classes! Have a cultural experience while you socialize and work on self love, fitness and fun! Classes include Beginner, Intermediate, Level 1 Drills, Shimmy & Sweat, Helwa Dancers, as well as private lessons. Classes are held from 5 days a week, with a variety of locations, prices and times. All classes are progressive (no drop-ins except with special permission) and experience with Rahel is required for Level 1, Intermediate and Shimmy&Sweat. Auditions are required for the Helwa Dancers which Rahel’s advanced level performance troupe.

This spring is the performance session which means all Beginner and Intermediate classes (in addition to the Helwa Dancers) will be working on choreography to perform at Rahel’s annual year end show Ya Helwa (June 14, 2020 at the Rickshaw Theatre). Students will learn a challenging but level-appropriate choreography, as well as stage presence, performance psychology, formations, and theatre etiquette etc.. They will also purchase a beautiful costume to wear for the performance and keep afterwards.

More classes starting in Summer 2020

Dive into the beautiful world of Arabic dance and music!  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. For questions contact Rahel at rahelbellydance@gmail.com 

THE SPRING SESSION IS THE PERFORMANCE SESSION! All Beginner classes will be working on progressive choreography to perform at Rahel’s annual student show Ya Helwa June 14, 2020 at the Rickshaw Theatre. Students will learn choreography, formations, stage presence, performance psychology, stage makeup and hair, and will receive a beautiful costume to wear for the performance and keep after. Costume fees apply.

BEGINNER: SUNDAYS @ ACHE BRASIL (Performance Session)

  • SUNDAYS 7:30-9:00pm
  • Ache Brasil 341 E Broadway
  •  MAR 1  – JUN 7, 2020
  • No Class Mar 22, Apr 12 or May 17
  • PERFORMANCE SESSION!
  • First class is mandatory. Costume fees apply.
  • Performance will be June 14
  • $240  plus 5% tax  for 12 week course
  • PLUS $75 for costume
  • Save 10%  when you pay a week+ ahead of time
  • Save 10%  when you take 2+ courses at a time with Rahel
  • Save 20% when you bring a friend, 10% more for each additional friend.
  • No discounts on costume fees
  • For questions and to register contact Rahel at rahelbellydance@gmail.com or 604 767 2392
  • NOTE: Registration for this class is non refundable with the exception of extreme circumstances. Class credit only.

LEVEL 1 PRACTICE DRILLS: TUESDAYS @ THE JCC

  • TUESDAYS: 7:35 – 9:05pm
  • JCC 950 W 41st Ave.
  • MAR 17 – JUN 19, 2020
  • *EXPERIENCE WITH RAHEL REQUIRED*
  • For students who have taken Rahel’s beginner curriculum at least once and wish to drill, practice and level up. A great transitional step towards Intermediate.
  • Note: This class will NOT be performing in the year end show.
  • $292.5 for 13 week course
  • Save 10% when you register a week or more ahead of time
  • Register online, over the phone or in person at the JCC

BEGINNER: WEDNESDAYS @ SUNSET (Winter & Performance Sessions)

  • WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 – 6:55pm
  • Sunset Community Centre 6810 Main st
  • APR 1 – JUN 10, 2020
  • PERFORMANCE SESSION!
  • First class is mandatory. Costume fees apply.
  • Performance will be June 14
  • $247.5 for 11 week performance session
  • PLUS $75 costume
  • Register online, by phone or in person with the
  • Sunset Community Centre

BEGINNER: THURSDAYS @ THE MPCC
(Performance Session)

  • THURSDAYS 8:30-9:45pm
  • MPCC 1 Kingsway
  • MAR 26 – JUN 11, 2020
  • PERFORMANCE SESSION!
  • First class is mandatory. Costume fees apply.
  • Performance will be June 14
  • $138 for 12 week session
  • PLUS $75 costume fee
  • Get 10% off  registration if you pay a week+ ahead of time
  • Register online or by phone or at  the MPCC

Take your craft to the next level! Work on more difficult movements, layering, traveling, props, musicality, isolations and nuance. Experience wth Rahel required, preferably at least 3 beginner sessions. Contact Rahel before registering at rahelbellydance@gmail.com

NOTE: THE SPRING SESSION IS THE PERFORMANCE SESSION! All Intermediate classes will be working on progressive choreography to perform at Rahel’s annual student show Ya Helwa June 14, 2020 at the Rickshaw Theatre. Students will learn choreography, formations, stage presence, performance psychology, stage makeup and hair, and will receive a beautiful costume to wear for the performance and keep after. Costume fees apply

INTERMEDIATE: SUNDAYS @ ACHE BRASIL
(Performance Session)

  • SUNDAYS 5:45 – 7:15pm
  • Ache Brasil 341 E Broadway
  • MAR 1  – JUN 7, 2020
  • No Class Mar 22, Apr 12 or May 17
  • *EXPERIENCE WITH RAHEL REQUIRED*
  • PERFORMANCE SESSION!
  • Costume fees apply.
  • Performance will be June 14
  • $240  plus 5% tax  for 12 week course
  • PLUS $75 for costume
  • Save 10% on registration when you pay a week+ ahead of time
  • Save 10% when you take 2+ courses at a time
  • Save 20%  when you bring a friend,
  • Save 10% more for each additional friend.
  • NO discounts on the costume fee
  • To Register, and for questions contact Rahel at rahelbellydance@gmail.com
  • NOTE: Registration for this class is non refundable with the exception of extreme circumstances. Class credit only.

LEVEL 1 PRACTICE DRILLS: TUESDAYS @ THE JCC

  • TUESDAYS: 7:35 – 9:05pm
  • JCC 950 W 41st Ave.
  • MAR 17  – JUN 9, 2020
  • *Experience with Rahel required: Min 1 Beginner Course*
  • Between Beginner and Intermediate. For students who have taken Rahel’s beginner curriculum at least once and wish to drill, practice and level up. A great transitional step towards Intermediate.
  • NOTE: This class will NOT be performing in the year end show.
  • $315 for 13 week course
  • Save 10% when you register a week or more ahead of time
  • Register online, over the phone or in person at the JCC

INTERMEDIATE: THURSDAYS @ THE MPCC (Performance Session)

    • THURSDAYS 4:30-5:4pm
    • MPCC 1 Kingsway
    • MAR 26 – JUN 11, 2020
    • PERFORMANCE SESSION
    • Costume fees apply.
    • Performance will be June 14
    • $138 for 12 week session
    • PLUS $75 costume fee
    • Get 10% off  registration if you pay a week+ ahead of time
  • Register online or by phone or at  the MPCC

More classes starting Summer 2020

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