Private Lessons

Are you looking for personalised dance classes, with individual attention to help you reach your dance goals?

If so, my one-to-one bellydance lessons might be for you! I now offer private tuition at my home studio in Levenshulme, Manchester, and also online via Zoom.

In a private bellydance lesson I can give you personal feedback and advice that goes far beyond what is possible in a group dance class. Investing in one-to-one coaching is one of the most effective things you can do to grow your dance skills, especially if you are able to combine it with taking weekly bellydance classes!

Bellydance teacher Rachael is standing in front of a purple curtain, smiling. She is wearing workout clothes and a hip scarf.

Private lessons are a great option if…

  • You’ve got a special event or a wedding coming up, and you want to feel gorgeous and confident on the dancefloor
  • You want to raise the level of your dance technique, with tuition tailored to your unique strengths and learning style
  • You’re creating a dance for a show or competition, and want to polish your choreography and stagecraft to bring out your best performance
  • You’d love to study a certain dance style or musical genre in depth

Why study with me?

I love problem-solving with my dance students to bring about those “aha!” moments when a difficult dance skill feels right to them for the first time. With over a decade’s experience teaching bellydance, plus my training as a Pilates instructor, I’m able to analyse your dance technique & personal movement habits, and break down movements for you in a way that works for your unique body.

And I’m always up for getting nerdy about any dance topics you want to know more about in private lessons, too – my students often say I’m like a walking encyclopaedia of bellydance, but the tuth is I have a lot of actual books too, and if you realy want to expand your knowledge about some aspect of bellydance, I’ll probably send you home with a reading list 🤓📚

Find out more about me on the about page.


I teach all of my private lessons at my home dance studio in the centre of Levenshulme, Manchester (just off the A6). This is a dedicated studio space with wooden floor and professional dance studio mirrors, where my students can relax and focus on dance without distractions.

If you can’t make it to Manchester, online Zoom classes are also available.

Book a private bellydance lesson

All private lessons are £40 per hour when booked individually.

Or, you can pay in advance for a block of five lessons for £175 (£35 per hour).

You can use this option to book either in-person or online lessons, or a mixture of both. Purchased lessons are non-refundable, and must be used within six months.

If you have any questions or special requests before booking, please do get in touch by email at, or schedule a free phone consultation to have a chat with me about your dance goals.

What my students say…

“I have private lessons with Rachael once a month and I always look forward to them. Rachael makes sure each lesson is engaging, challenging and fun and I always leave feeling that I’ve made a lot of progress.

Rachael is a thoughtful teacher who has a keen eye for spotting any areas of difficulty and teaching the correct technique in a way that feels manageable.”

Natasha, Manchester