Bellydance Classes

Rahel has taken her entire business online until the end of the pandemic. Your health and safety is the number 1 priority. Let’s keep our distance but let’s not stop doing the things that make us happy and healthy! Private lessons available in person.

Live streaming online group classes available at set times.
Private classes available by appointment. Group classes considered private when there are less than 6 people for bellydance or 5 people for yoga or fitness.
Pre-recorded, downloadable material coming soon too!

Times are all in PST
Prices are all in CAD
All prices subject to GST.
DROP INS ALLOWED for certain classes, and/or for returning students, or with special permission,
To register for a group class or book a private lesson email Rahel at rahelbellydance@gmail.com
NOTE: New students to Rahel will have to purchase 90 min of mandatory material on posture, alignment, bellydance history and cultural context. Normally a $30 value but buy it as a package for only $10 when you register for classes!

 

BELLYDANCE SCHEDULE at a glance:

 

SUNDAYS 6:00 – 7:15pm  LEVEL 1/2 CHOREOGRAPHY ONLINE
Sep 13 – Oct 25  and  Nov 1 – Dec 13

SUNDAYS 7:30 – 8:45pm  LEVEL 1 TECHNIQUE ONLINE
Sep 13 – Oct 25  and  Nov 1 – Dec 13

TUESDAYS 7:30 – 8:45pm BEG/ LEVEL 1 DRILLS ONLINE
Sep 15 – Oct 27 and Nov 3 – Dec 15

WEDNESDAYS 5:45 – 7:00pm BEGINNER ONLINE
Sep 16 – Oct 28 and Nov 4 – Dec 16

THURSDAYS 4:30 – 5:45pmLEVEL 2 TECHNIQUE ONLINE
Sep 17 – Oct 29 and Nov 5 – Dec 17

THURSDAYS 6:00 – 7:15pm CONDITIONING (WORKOUT/ DRILLS)  ONLINE
Sep 17 – Oct 29 and Nov 5 – Dec 17

THURSDAYS 7:30 – 8:45pm BEGINNER ONLINE
Sep 17 – Oct 29 and Nov 5 – Dec 17

 

BELLYDANCE PRICES:

PREREGISTRATION
$115 per full 7 week course
$17.5 per class when you register for 2+ classes
(including tax)

DROP IN: (returning students only)
$19 (including tax)

PRIVATE:
$73.5/hr  for 1-2 people
$84/hr  for 3-5 people
(Inlcuding tax)

Package discounts available

Sliding scale available on request.
Save 10% when you register for 2 courses at once
Save 20% when you refer a friend (+10% for each additional friend)

 

 

 

 

 

Currently all classes are ONLINE! Via Zoom. To register, contact Rahel. A link with an invite to the Zoom meeting will be sent each week. All you need is a device with internet, a small space to dance in, and a free Zoom account. Learn from the comfort of your own home, from anywhere in the world, with live streaming classes online. Rahel is set up with high quality AV equipment, lighting, and mirrored space, so it feels just like you’re in the studio with her. Classes are interactive, and students receive personal feedback from Rahel and can ask questions during class.

New students to Rahel must watch two videos of prerequisite material, a one hour lecture on bellydance history and cultural context, and a 30 min breakdown of posture and alignment. This material can be purchased for $10 (a value of over $90) downloaded and watched on your own time. New students must begin at the start of the course.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

BEGINNER BELLYDANCE
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!! You are required to watch a one hour video lecture on bellydance history and cultural context but this can be done at a time that’s convenient for you. This material comes at an additional charge.For class, wear comfortable, breathable clothes and bare feet. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. No drop-ins.

BEGINNER/LEVEL 1 DRILLS:
This a is a DRILLS class, That means that there is less breakdown of movements and less feedback. This is a practice class! Here we will drill beginner and level 1 moves and basic layers, with options for modificati9ons for those at lower or higher levels. Ideal for those who have done beginner and/or level 1 a few times and want to just practice and challenge themselves before moving on to the next level, or students at higher levels who just want a fun practice/drills workout. This is the best way to really solidify your skills! Experience required. Minimum at least one beginner course with Rahel or more. If you are a new student to Rahel with outside experience please message Rahel to see if you are eligible for this class. Drop-ins allowed for returning students, or with special permission.

TUESDAYS 7:30pm ONLINE
BEG/LEVEL 1 DRILLS

    • TUESDAYS 7:30 – 8:45pm PST
    • Fall Course 1: Sept 15 – Oct 27
    • Fall Course 2: Nov 3 — Dec 15
    • 7 weeks each Course. 75 min each class
    • *Experience Required*
    • Practice/Drills for Beginner and Level 1
    • For students wanting to drill beginner material and begin to challenge themselves, layer and prepare for the next level.
    • Online Via Zoom
    • $115 for 7 weeks
    • $17.5 per class when you preregister for 2+ classes
    • $19 drop-in (returning students only)
    • Prices include GST
This class may resume in person after the pandemic and is subject to change
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THURSDAYS 7:30pm BEGINNER ONLINE

    • TUESDAYS 7:30 – 8:45pm PST
    • Fall Course 1: Sept 16 – Oct 29
    • Fall Course 2: Nov 5 — Dec 17
    • 7 weeks each Course. 75 min each class
    • No experience required
    • Online Via Zoom
    • $115 for 7 weeks
    • $17.5 per class when you preregister for 2+ classes
    • Prices include GST
This class may resume in person after the pandemic and is subject to change

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

Currently all classes are ONLINE! Via Zoom. To register, contact Rahel. A link with an invite to the Zoom meeting will be sent each week. All you need is a device with internet, a small space to dance in, and a free Zoom account. Learn from the comfort of your own home, from anywhere in the world, with live streaming classes online. Rahel is set up with high quality AV equipment, lighting, and mirrored space, so it feels just like you’re in the studio with her. Classes are interactive, and students receive personal feedback from Rahel and can ask questions during class.

New students to Rahel must watch two videos of prerequisite material, a one hour lecture on bellydance history and cultural context, and a 30 min breakdown of posture and alignment. This material can be purchased for $10 (a value of over $90) downloaded and watched on your own time. New students to Rahel are encouraged to take Beginner first.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

LEVEL 1 TECHNIQUE
This is the step above beginner. A progressive course for students who have a decent handle on beginner moves and want to learn technique at the next level. Learn basic layers, more intricate isolations, and more complex moves, This is a technique class so that means there will be more breakdown, questions, interaction, and feedback than a drills class. Experience required. Minimum at least one beginner course with Rahel or more. If you are a new student to Rahel with outside experience please message Rahel to see if you are eligible for this class. Drop-ins not encouraged, and only allowed for students who have completed this level before.

BEGINNER/LEVEL 1 DRILLS:
This a is a DRILLS class, That means that there is less breakdown of movements and less feedback. This is a practice class! Here we will drill beginner and level 1 moves and basic layers, with options for modificati9ons for those at lower or higher levels. Ideal for those who have done beginner and/or level 1 a few times and want to just practice and challenge themselves before moving on to the next level, or students at higher levels who just want a fun practice/drills workout. This is the best way to really solidify your skills! Experience required. Minimum at least one beginner course with Rahel or more. If you are a new student to Rahel with outside experience please message Rahel to see if you are eligible for this class. Drop-ins allowed for returning students, or with special permission.

LEVEL 1/2 CHOREOGRAPHY
This is a progressive choreography course. Students will learn one full length choreography (sequence of movements set to specific music) or several shorter ones over the course of several weeks. This is for students with a decent grasp of  at least level 1 – 2 technique. Students currently starting Level 1 are permitted but are warned that it will be challenging. Students with more experience will be offered more challenging layers or modifications if needed. Experience required. Minimum at least one beginner course with Rahel or more. If you are a new student to Rahel with outside experience please message Rahel to see if you are eligible for this class. No drop-ins,

LEVEL 2 TECHNIQUE
This is the step above Level 1. Here we learn detailed isolations (called Rahel’s Vitamins), undulations, 3/4 shimmies, traveling moves (for small space), spins and turns and more when times permits. Experience required. Minimum at least one year bellydance with Rahel or more, and preferably completion of Level 1. If you are a new student to Rahel with outside experience please message Rahel to see if you are eligible for this class. Drop-ins not encouraged, and only allowed for students who have completed this level before.

LEVEL 3
The next step above level 2. Here we work on more complex layers, nuanced detail of movement, tricky combos, traveling moves (for small space), musicality, choreography creation etc. Experience required. Minimum 3 years bellydance with Rahel and completion of Level 2. If you are a new student to Rahel with outside experience please message Rahel to see if you are eligible for this class. Drop-ins not encouraged, and only allowed for students who have completed this level before.

BELLYDANCE CONDITIONING:
Bellydance conditioning for dancers with at least basic beginner experience. Strengthen, stretch and drill! Here we do a fun, but hardcore workout for 30 min (not for the faint of heart), high intensity drills for 30 min (similar to Beg/Level 1), and then a nice long, relaxing 15 min stretch. Experience required. Minimum one full beginner class with Rahel. If you are a new student to Rahel with outside experience please message Rahel to see if you are eligible for this class. Drop-ins allowed for returning students, or with special permission.

SUNDAYS 6:00pm ONLINE
LEVEL 1/2 CHOREOGRAPHY

  • SUNDAYS: 6:00 – 7:15 PST
  • Fall Course 1: Sept 13 – Oct 25
  • Fall Course 2: Nov 1 – Dec 13
  • 7 weeks each Course. 75 min each class
  • *Experience Required*
  • Progressive choreography for level 1 -2 dancers
  • Online Via Zoom
  • $115 for 7 weeks (includes tax)
  • No drop ins
This class may resume in person after the pandemic and is subject to change.

SUNDAYS 7:30pm ONLINE
LEVEL 1 TECHNIQUE

  • SUNDAYS: 7:30 – 8:45pm PST
  • Fall Course 1: Sept 13 – Oct 25
  • Fall Course 2: Nov 1 – Dec 13
  • 7 weeks each Course. 75 min each class
  • *Experience Required*
  • Progressive technique for level 1 dancers
  • Online Via Zoom
  • $115 for 7 weeks
  • $17.5 per class when you preregister for 2+ classes
  • $19 drop in (returning students only)
This class may resume in person after the pandemic and is subject to change.

TUESDAYS 7:30pm ONLINE
BEG/LEVEL 1 DRILLS

  • TUESDAYS 7:30 – 8:45pm PST
  • Fall Course 1: Sept 15 – Oct 27
  • Fall Course 2: Nov 3 — Dec 15
  • 7 weeks each Course. 75 min each class
  • *Experience Required*
  • Practice/Drills for Beginner and Level 1
  • Online Via Zoom
  • $115 for 7 weeks
  • $17.5 per class when you preregister for 2+ classes
  • $19 drop-in
  • Prices include GST

This class may resume in person after the pandemic and is subject to change

WEDNESDAYS 7:30pm LEVEL 3 ONLINE

  • WEDNESDAYS 7:30 – 8:45pm PST
  • Fall Course 1: Sept 16- Oct 28
  • Fall Course 2: Nov 4 — Dec 16
  • 7 weeks each Course. 75 min each class
  • *Experience Required*
  • Level 3 (Advanced level) technique, combos, drills and more
  • Online Via Zoom
  • $115 for 7 weeks
  • $17.5 per class when you preregister for 2+ classes
  • $19 drop-in (returning students only)
  • Prices include GST

This class will resume as Helwa Dancer rehearsals after the pandemic

THURSDAYS 4:30pm
LEVEL 2 TECHNIQUE ONLINE

    • THURSDAYS 4:30 – 5:45pm PST
    • Fall Course 1: Sept 17 –  Oct 29
    • Fall Course 2: Nov 5 — Dec 17
    • 7 weeks each Course. 75 min each class
    • *Experience Required*
    • Progressive technique for level 2 dancers
    • Online Via Zoom
    • $115 for 7 weeks
    • $17.5 per class when you preregister for 2+ classes
    • $19 drop-in (returning students only)
    • Prices include GST 

This class may resume in person after the pandemic and is subject to change

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THURSDAYS 6:00pm
CONDITIONING ONLINE

    • THURSDAYS 6:00- 7:15pm PST
    • Fall Course 1: Sept 17 –  Oct 29
    • Fall Course 2: Nov 5 — Dec 17
    • 7 weeks each Course. 75 min each class
    • *Experience Required*
    • Workout/Strengthen, Drill/Practice, and stretch!
    • Suitable for dancers level 1 and up
    • Online Via Zoom
    • $115 for 7 weeks
    • $17.5 per class when you preregister for 2+ classes
    • $19 drop-in
    • Prices include GST 

This class may resume in person after the pandemic and is subject to change

More classes starting winter 2021

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