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Bellydance Classes

movement classes, bellydance, fitness, conditioning, mobility, yoga, stretching, meditation, mindfulness, embodied movement, empowerment, self acceptance, vancouver bc, online, in-person or on zoom

MOST CLASSES ARE STILL JUST ONLINE, PLUS 3 IN-PERSON CLASS OPTIONS AT THIS TIME. 
ON-DEMAND CLASSES COMING SOON TOO!
Private lessons online or in-person in south van.

FOR ONLINE CLASSES:
Live streaming on Zoom with Recordings available.
On Demand Classes coming soon too.
Not sure about Online Classes?  Click here for a “How-To” video to help you feel more comfortable and prepared for online classes

FOR IN PERSON CLASSES:
Two class offerings at the MPCC (Mount Pleasant Community Centre) on Mondays
These are in-person only, with no recordings or digital options at this time.
Registration lInks on the Bellydance Classes Page. Or call the MPCC 1-604-257-3080 (ext.1)
One hybrid class (in-person AND online) at the JCC (Jewish Community Centre) on Thursdays
This class includes recordings for both options.
Registration links on the Bellydance Classes page. Or call the JCC 1-604-257-5111

FOR ALL CLASSES:
All times are in PT (West Coast Time)
All prices listed are all in CAD and include tax

NOTE: 
New students to Rahel will have to watch 90 min of mandatory material on posture, alignment, bellydance history and cultural context.
This material costs a one-time $10 fee and provides lifetimes access, plus bonus resources.
This material can be purchased HERE and then accessed HERE

 Looking for something else? CLICK HER FOR OTHER MOVEMENT CLASSES

Not sure what class to take? CLICK HERE FOR A GUIDE ON CHOOSING A CLASS

BELLYDANCE FALL
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE:

 

MONDAYS 6:30 – 7:45pm 
DRILLS + CONDITIONING (IN PERSON)
FALL1: Sep 12 – Oct 31 (7 weeks)
(*No class Oct 10) 
FALL2: Nov 7 – Dec 19 (7 weeks)
MPCC 1 Kingsway Vancouver, BC

MONDAYS 8:00 – 9:15pm
BEGINNER (IN PERSON)
FALL1: Sep 12 – Oct 31 (7 weeks)
(No class Oct 10) 
FALL2: Nov 7 – Dec 19 (7 weeks)
MPCC 1 Kingsway Vancouver, BC

TUESDAYS 6:00 – 7:15pm 
LV1 TECHNIQUE (ONLINE)
FALL1: Sep 13 – Oct 25 (7 weeks) 
FALL2: Nov 1- Dec 13 (7 weeks)

TUESDAYS 7:30 – 8:30pm
DRILLS + COMBOS (Multi Level) (ONLINE)
FALL1: Sep 13 – Oct 25 (7 weeks) 
FALL2: Nov 1- Dec 13 (7 weeks) 

WEDNESDAYS 6:15 – 7:30pm
LV2 TECHNIQUE  (ONLINE)
FALL1: Sep 14 – Oct 26 (7 weeks) 
FALL2: Nov 2- Dec 14 (7 weeks) 

WEDNESDAYS 7:45 – 8:45pm
LV3 TECHNIQUE (ONLINE)
FALL1: Sep 14 – Oct 26 (7 weeks) 
FALL2: Nov 2- Dec 14 (7 weeks) 

THURSDAYS 5:45 – 7:00pm
CHOREOGRAPHY (Multi Level) (ONLINE)
FALL1: Sep 15 – Oct 27 (7 weeks) 
FALL2: Nov 3 –  Dec 15 (7 weeks) 

THURSDAYS 7:30 – 8:45pm
BEGINNER (ONLINE)
FALL1: Sep 15 – Oct 27 (7 weeks) 
FALL2: Nov 3 –  Dec 15 (7 weeks) 

THURSDAYS 7:30 – 8:45pm
BEGINNER (IN -PERSON)
FALL1: Sep 15 – Oct 27 (7 weeks) 
FALL2: Nov 3 –  Dec 15 (7 weeks) 
JCC 950 W 41s ave Vancouver, BC
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Scroll Down for more info and links to register
Click HERE for Class Descriptions

For other movement classes 
(Yoga, Fitness, Conditioning, Embodied Movement)
Please Click HERE

BELLYDANCE PRICES & REGISTRATION:

REGISTRATION FOR MPCC CLASSES
$140 per 7 week series
FALL1 Beginner (IN-PERSON) Register Here
FALL1 Drills + Conditioning (IN-PERSON)  Register Here
FALL2 Beginner  (IN-PERSON) RegIster Here
FALL 2 Drills + Conditioning (IN-PERSON) Register Here
Or call the MPCC 1-604-257-3080 ext.1
Drop in $22 (ONLY available with special permission)

REGISTRATION FOR JCC CLASSES
$140 per 7 week series ONLINE
$175 per 7 week series IN-PERSON w/recordings
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL JCC CLASSES
Or call the JCC 1-604-257-5111

REGISTRATION FOR ALL OTHER ONLINE CLASSES
$140 per 7 week series
Get 20% when you refer a friend.
Get 10% off when you BOGO (2+ courses)
Contact Rahel for the discount codes.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL OTHER ONLINE CLASSES

DROP INS: (*eligible classes only)
$25 CAD single class drop-in Purchase Here
$70 CAD for a pack of 3 Purchase Here
$90 CAD for a pack of 4 
Purchase Here
$110 CAD for a pack of 5 
Purchase Here
Drop-ins expire 1 year from purchase
*Interchangeable with Hatha Yoga, Conditioning + Mobility, Embodied Movement,  and Drills + Combos (Experience required for Drills + Combos).

PRIVATE LESSONS:
$94.5/hr  CAD for 1 person
Add $10 to the total for each additional person
See Private Lesson Page for more info
Save $5/hr when you buy a pack of 5
Save $10/hr when you buy a pack of 10
In person or online options.

Sliding scale available on request. 

BEGINNER Bellydance Classes

Classes are in person and online.
In-Person classes are currently at the MPCC and JCC. 
For online classes, 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 with recordings included. Classes are high quality, well lit, interactive, and students receive personal feedback from Rahel and can ask questions during class. Classes are recorded each week so you can catch up if you can’t make the live time. Recordings are available for 2 weeks after the full series for progressive courses, and for 2 weeks after each class for drop-in friendly classes (ie. Yoga, Conditioning, and Drills). 

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 with registration for any class, downloaded and watched on your own time. This material comes in a package of other amazing resources and you have lifetime access once purchased. New students must begin at the start of the course for progressive courses.

This material can be purchased HERE and then accessed HERE

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

BEGINNER BELLYDANCE
Dive into the beautiful world of Egyptian 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, body-positive learning-focused environment from dedicated full time dancer/teacher Rahel, AND get a great workout!! For class, wear comfortable, breathable clothes and bare feet. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. No drop-ins.

ONLINE (live streaming and recorded) on Thursdays
IN PERSON (at the MPCC 1 Kingsway) on Mondays 
IN PERSON (at the JCC 950 W 41st) on Thursdays (recordings included)

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Or go the OTHER MOVEMENT CLASS PAGE for non-dance classes

MONDAYS 8:00pm
BEGINNER @ THE MPCC

MONDAYS 8:00pm – 9:15pm PT (75min)
FALL1: Sep 12 – Oct 31 (7 weeks)
(*No class Oct 10) 
FALL2: Nov 7 – Dec 19 (7 weeks)
*NO Experience Required*

$140 per 7 week series  
Fall 1 Register Here
Fall 2 Register Here

IN PERSON at the MPCC
1 Kingsway (8th) Vancouver, BC
No recordings
If you miss a class, you can opt to pay a $5 fee to attend the Thursday beginner class (online or in-person) and/or receive the recording

THURSDAYS 7:45pm
BEGINNER ONLINE

THURSDAYS 7:45 – 9:00pm PT (75min)
FALL1: Sep 15 – Oct 27 (7 weeks) 
FALL2: Nov 3 –  Dec 15 (7 weeks) 
*NO Experience required*

$140 per 7 week series
Register here for Fall 1 and/or Fall 2 ONLINE

ONLINE LIVE ON ZOOM
Recordings included. Accessible for the duration of the course plus an extra 2 weeks.

THURSDAYS 7:45pm
BEGINNER @ THE JCC

THURSDAYS 7:45 – 9:00pm PT (75min)
FALL1: Sep 15 – Oct 27 (7 weeks) 
FALL2: Nov 3 –  Dec 15 (7 weeks) 
*NO Experience required*

$140 per 7 week series
Register here for Fall 1 and/or Fall 2 IN-PERSON

IN-PERSON at the JCC
950 W 41st Ave, Vancouver BC

Recordings included.
Accessible for the duration of the course plus an extra 2 weeks.

HIGHER LEVELS Bellydance Classes

LV1, LV2, LV3, CHOREO, CONDITIONING + DRILLS

Scroll down for registration links
Take your craft to the next level! Work on more difficult movements, layering, traveling, props, musicality, isolations and nuance. Experience required, preferably at least 3 beginner sessions. Minimum 1 session of LV1 in order to attend LV2, and minimum 1 session of LV2 to attend LV3. Bypass options available for more experienced students. Contact Rahel before registering at rahelbellydance@gmail.com

Currently most classes are ONLINE! Via Zoom with recordings included.
One in-person option at the MPCC
For online classes, 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. Live classes are recorded so you can catch up on your own if you can’t make it.

New students to Rahel must watch 90 min worth of prerequisite material on cultural context, history, and posture/alignment
This material costs a one-time fee of $10 and provides lifetime access. 
This material can be purchased HERE and then accessed HERE

New students to Rahel are encouraged but not required to take Beginner with her before taking higher level courses, but contact her to assess the appropriate level based on your experience. 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

DRILLS + COMBOS (Multi Level):
This a is a DRILLS class for dancers with prior experience. That means that there is less breakdown of movements and less feedback. This is a practice class! Here we will drill beginner and LV1 moves and basic layers, with options for modifications for those at lower or higher levels. We will usually put the drills together in a combo each week. Ideal for those who have done beginner and/or LV1 a few times and want to just practice and challenge themselves before moving on to the next level, or for 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, preferably with Rahel.
Drop-in friendly!
Online only at this time. Recordings included.
Recordings available for 2 weeks after each class.

DRILLS + CONDITIONING (Multi level):
Conditioning for dancers with at least basic beginner experience. Strengthen, stretch and drill! Here we do a fun, juicy workout for 30 min (similar to the Conditioning & Mobility class *see Yoga and Conditioning Page), bellydance drills for 30 min (similar to the Drills & Combos class), usually a combo, and then a nice long, relaxing 15 min stretch. Experience required. Minimum one full beginner class preferably with Rahel.
Drop-in friendly for experienced dancers who have covered Rahel’s prerequisite material.
Equipment provided by the community centre. but bringing your own yoga mat is strongly encouraged.
In person only at this time.
No recordings.

CHOREOGRAPHY (Multi Level):
This is a progressive choreography course. Students will learn one full length choreography (sequence of movements set to specific music) over the course of each 7-12 week series. This is for students with a decent grasp of at least LV1/2 technique. Students currently starting LV1 are permitted but are warned that it will be challenging. Students with less experience will be offered  modifications if needed.
Experience required (preferably with Rahel but not necessary). Minimum at least one beginner course, but more is recommend.
No drop-ins.
Live on Zoom,  Recordings included
Recordings available until 2 weeks after the course ends.
There will sometimes be a fun video/performance challenge at the end of each series.

LV 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 (called Rahel’s Vitamins), and more complex moves, This is a technique class, meaning there will be more breakdown, questions, interaction, and feedback than a Drills class.
Experience required. Minimum at least one Beginner course, preferably 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 only permitted for students who have completed this level before.
Online only at this time. Recordings included
Recordings available until 2 weeks after the course ends

LV2 TECHNIQUE:
This is the step above LV1.
Experience required: minimum one full course of LV1 with Rahel.
Here we build of detailed isolations (called Rahel’s Vitamins, learnt in LV1), undulations, 3/4 shimmies, traveling moves (for small space), spins and turns and more when times permits.
Drop-ins only allowed for students who have completed this level before.
Live on Zoom,  Recordings included
Recordings available until 2 weeks after the course ends.

LV3 TECHNIQUE, DRILLS + COMBOS
The next step above LV2. Here we work on more complex layers, nuanced detail of movement, tricky combos, traveling moves (for small space), Experience required. Minimum 3 years bellydance and/or completion of LV2. 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 only allowed for students who have completed this level before.
Live on Zoom,  Recordings included
Recordings available until 2 weeks after the course ends.

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Still not sure what class to take?
CLICK HERE FOR A GUIDE ON HOW TO CHOOSE A CLASS
Looking for non-dance classes?
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MONDAYS 6:30pm
DRILLS + CONDITIONING
@ THE MPCC

MONDAYS 6:30pm  -7:45pm PT (75min)
FALL1: Sep 12 – Oct 31 (7 weeks)
(*No class Oct 10) 
FALL2: Nov 7 – Dec 19 (7 weeks)

*Experience Required*
Workout/Strengthen, Drill/Practice, & Stretch!

$140 per 7 week series  
Fall 1 Register Here
Fall 2 Register Here
$23 drop in with permission

IN PERSON at the MPCC
1 Kingsway (8th) Vancouver, BC
No recordings
If you miss a class, you can opt to pay a $5 fee to attend an online class of your choice and/or receive a recording

TUESDAYS 6:00pm
LV1 TECHNIQUE ONLINE

TUESDAYS 6:00 – 7:15pm PT (75mn)
FALL1: Sep 13 – Oct 25 (7 weeks)
FALL2: Nov 1- Dec 13 (7 weeks)

*Experience Required*
Progressive technique for beyond Beginner Level

$140 per 7 week series
FALL1 
Register Here
FALL 2 
Register Here

ONLINE LIVE ON ZOOM
Recordings included
Accessible for the duration of the series plus 2 extra weeks

TUESDAYS 7:30pm
DRILLS + COMBOS (Multi Level) ONLINE

TUESDAYS 7:30 – 8:30pm PT (60min)
FALL1: Sep 13 – Oct 25 (7 weeks)
FALL2: Nov 1- Dec 13 (7 weeks)

*Experience Required*
Practice/Drills for Beginner and LV1 or higher

$140 per 7 week series
FALL1 Register Here
FALL 2 
Register Here
Also drop-in friendly for experienced dancers

ONLINE LIVE ON ZOOM
Recordings included
Accessible for 2 weeks after each class

WEDNESDAYS 6:15pm
LV2 TECHNIQUE ONLINE

WEDNESDAYS 6:15pm – 7:30pm PT (75min)
FALL1: Sep 14 – Oct 26 (7 weeks)
FALL2: Nov 2- Dec 14 (7 weeks)

*Experience Required*
Students must complete LV1 or the LV1 Bypass
Intermediate to Advanced technique beyond LV1

$140 per 7 week series
FALL1 Register Here
FALL 2 
Register Here

ONLINE LIVE ON ZOOM
Recordings included
Accessible for the duration of the series plus 2 extra weeks

WEDNESDAYS 7:45pm
LV3 TECHNIQUE ONLINE

WEDNESDAYS 7:45 – 8:45pm PT (60min)
FALL1: Sep 14 – Oct 26 (7 weeks)
FALL2: Nov 2- Dec 14 (7 weeks)

*Experience Required*
Students must complete LV2 or the LV2 Bypass
Advanced technique, combos, drills and more

$140 per 7 week series
FALL1 Register Here
FALL 2 
Register Here

ONLINE LIVE ON ZOOM
Recordings included
Accessible for the duration of the series plus 2 extra weeks

THURSDAYS 6:00pm
CHOREOGRAPHY ONLINE

THURSDAYS 6:00 – 7:15pm PT (75min)
FALL1: Sep 15 – Oct 27 (7 weeks)
FALL2: Nov 3 – Dec 15 (7 weeks)

*Experience Required*
Progressive Choreography for experienced dancers
Ranging from Level 1 and up.

$140 per 7 week series
FALL1 Register Here
FALL 2 
Register Here

ONLINE LIVE ON ZOOM
Recordings included
Accessible for the duration of the series plus 2 extra weeks

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