Classes

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

Fall Schedule 2014  


Public Class Schedule at a Glance

SUNDAYS
5:00 – 6:30pm Entrainment Yoga @ Rogue West
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 Advanced/Performance Group Bellydance @ the JCC

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



1. ENTRAINMENT YOGA: SUNDAY EVENINGS @ ROGUES WEST
Yoga for dancers, actors, musicians, artist, movers and shakers
Synchronizes our physical, pranic, mental and blissful bodies to express in harmony and grace.
This powerful approach to mind-body connection works with the principles of rhythm and synchronicity, focusing on Chakra centers in the body. By unlocking these powerful energetic points, Artists are liberated to follow their instincts, trust their impulses, and work authentically.
Fall Session 1: September 7th to October 5th, 2014
Fall Session 2: October 19th to November 16th, 2014
$80 per 5 week session or $18 drop-in
10% for bringing a friend, and 5% off for each additional friend.
5:00 – 6:30pm (1.5 hrs)
#400-1026 Davie St. (just off Burrard, downtown)
Bring your own yoga mat. Some extras provided.
To register visits Rogues West

  2. BEGINNER/MIXED: SUNDAY NIGHTS @ ACHE BRASIL
Fall Session: September 14th to November 23rd, 2014
(no class October 12th)
10 classes total: $200 for the session
7:30pm – 9:00pm (1.5 hr)
Get 10% off when you bring a friend and 5% off for each additional friend!
Capoeira Ache Brasil Capoeira Academy 341 East Broadway
To register contact Rahel

3. BEGINNER: MONDAY NIGHTS @ THE JCC
Fall Session: September 8th to November 17th, 2014
(no class October 13th)
10 classes total: $200 nonmembers, $180 members
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
Fall Session: September 9th to November 24th, 2014
(no class October 14th, or November 11th)
10 classes total: $200 nonmembers, $180 members
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. ADVANCED/PERFORMANCE GROUP: WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ THE JCC
Focus on performance, choreography, props and advanced technique
Fall Session: September 3rd to November 26th, 2014
(no class September 24th, October 8th, or 15th)
10 classes total: $240 nonmembers, $200 members
7:30pm – 9:00pm (1.5 hr)
Please consult with Rahel before joining
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
Fall Session: September 11th to November 20th, 2014
(no class September 25th)
10 classes total: $115 for the 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
Fall Session: September 11th to November 20th, 2014
(no class September 25th)
10 classes total: $115 for the 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 Fall 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