Classes

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

DEC 21st: WINTER WORKSHOP “THE ART OF IMPROVISATION”
Sometimes you have to lose your mind to come to your senses…dance with your heart, not your brain! Learn and practice the skills you need to piece movements together with ease and comfort, breathe your way through your dance and let the music move you.
Bring a veil, as we may do some work with it. Some extras provided
Suitable for all levels with some bellydance experience.
Sunday Dec 21st
7:00 – 9:00pm
Ache Brasil 341 East Broadway, Vancouver BC
$30 contact Rahel to register


  Winter/Spring Schedule 2015  


Public Class Schedule at a Glance

SUNDAYS
5:45 – 7:15pm Advanced Bellydance @ Ache Brasil
7:30 – 9:00pm Beginner/Mixed Bellydance @ Ache Brasil

MONDAYS:
7:30 – 9:00pm Beginner Bellydance @ The JCC

TUESDAYS:
7:30 – 9:00pm Intermediate Bellydance @ The JCC

WEDNESDAYS:
7:30 – 9:00pm Helwa Dancers Performance Troupe @ the JCC

THURSDAYS:
4:30 – 5:45pm Intermediate Bellydance @ The MPCC
8:30 – 9:45pm Beginner/Mixed Bellydance @ The MPCC



1. ADVANCED BELLYDANCE: SUNDAY EVENINGS @ ACHE BRASIL
Take your dance to the next level!
Work with props, emotions, musicality, advanced technique, choreography and improvisation
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!
WINTER SESSION: January 4th to March 8th
(no class February 8th)
SPRING SESSION: March 15th to May 31st
(no classes April 5th, 26th, or May 17th)
$180 per 9 week session (cash or cheque only)
There will be a show at the end of the Spring Session
10% for bringing a friend, and 5% off for each additional friend.
10% off if you are a member of the Helwa Dancers
5:45 – 7:15pm (1.5 hrs)
Ache Brasil Capoeira Academy 341 East Broadway
To register contact Rahel

  2. BEGINNER/MIXED: SUNDAY NIGHTS @ ACHE BRASIL
WINTER SESSION: January 4th to March 8th
(no class February 8th)
SPRING SESSION: March 15th to May 31st
(no classes April 5th, 26th, or May 17th)
9 classes total per session: $180 (cash or cheque only)
There will be a show at the end of the Spring Session
10% for bringing a friend, and 5% off for each additional friend.
7:30 – 9:00pm (1.5 hrs)
Ache Brasil Capoeira Academy 341 East Broadway
To register contact Rahel

  3. BEGINNER: MONDAY NIGHTS @ THE JCC
WINTER SESSION: January 5th to March 16th
(no class February 9th)
SPRING SESSION: March 23rd to June 8th
(no class May 18th, 25th)
10 classes per session: $200 nonmembers, $180 members
There will be a show at the end of the Spring Session
7:30pm – 9:00pm (1.5 hr)
Jewish Community Centre 950 West 41st (at Oak)
Register by phone, in person or online at the JCC
www.jccgv.com

4. INTERMEDIATE: TUESDAY NIGHTS @ THE JCC
WINTER SESSION: January 6th to March 10th
SPRING SESSION: March 31st to January 2nd
10 classes total: $200 nonmembers, $180 members
There will be a show at the end of the Spring Session
7:30pm – 9:00pm (1.5 hr)
Jewish Community Centre 950 West 41st (at Oak)
Register by phone, in person or online at the JCC
www.jccgv.com

5. THE HELWA DANCERS TROUPE: WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ THE JCC
Be a part of a collaborative team. Advanced performance troupe rehearsals. Auditions required
WINTER SESSION: January 14th to March 18th
Live auditions January 7th. Video auditions accepted before this date
SPRING SESSION: April 1st to June 3rd
Live auditions March 25th. Video auditions accepted before this date
10 classes per session: $240 nonmembers, $200 members
There will be a show at the end of the Spring Session
Other Performance opportunities throughout the year
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 10% off the Sunday Evening Advanced Class at Ache Brasil
Jewish Community Centre 950 West 41st (at Oak)
Register by phone, in person or online at the JCC
www.jccgv.com

6. INTERMEDIATE: THURSDAY EVENINGS @ THE MPCC
WINTER SESSION: January 8th to February 19th
WINTER SESSION 2: February 26th to April 9th
SPRING SESSION: April 7th to June 11th
7 classes per session: $80
There will be a show at the end of the Spring Session
4:30 – 5:45pm (1.25 hr)
Mount Pleasant Community Centre 1 Kingsway (at Main)
Register by phone, in person or online at the MPCC
www.mountpleasantcc.ca

7. BEGINNER/MIXED: THURSDAY NIGHTS @ THE MPCC
WINTER SESSION: January 8th to February 19th
WINTER SESSION 2: February 26th to April 9th
SPRING SESSION: April 7th to June 11th
7 classes per session: $80
There will be a show at the end of the Spring Session
8:30 – 9:45pm (1.25 hr)
Mount Pleasant Community Centre 1 Kingsway (at Main)
Register by phone, in person or online at the MPCC
www.mountpleasantcc.ca

  NOTE: More classes starting Winter 2014

8. PRIVATE AND SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS
One-on-one, with a friend or two, or a big group!
Time and location up to you and at your convenience
1-2 people $60/hr total ($30 or $60 each)
3 people $69/hr total ($23 each)
4 people $80/hr total ($20 each)
5 people $90/hr total ($18 each)
Group Rate: 6+ $15/hr each person.
Large group rate: 20+ negotiable
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.

9. STAGETTES AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Lesson only: $150/hr
Lesson in full costume and makeup: $200/hr
Lesson/performance combo (ie 5-10 min performance + 50-55 min lesson): $250/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