Rachael offers weekly bellydance classes, monthly dance development workshops and one-to-one bellydance lessons in Manchester, UK. Sign up for her newsletter if you’d like to stay up to date with upcoming bellydance classes and events!
Bellydance Classes in Manchester
Rachael’s bellydance classes will help you to develop the skills and confidence to enjoy Egyptian dance in a social setting – whilst learning dance technique that looks beautiful, feels good, and supports your body’s natural movement.
This class is suitable for complete beginners, and also welcomes dancers of all levels who would like to practice their basics 🙂
Venue: Chorlton High School dance studio (directions to studio), Nell Lane, Manchester M21 7SL (free onsite parking, or a short walk from St Werburgh’s Road metrolink)
- New Year course – From the 8th of January to the 12th of February (6 weeks)
- Spring course – From the 5th of March to the 9th of April (6 weeks)
Time: Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm (please be ready before 7pm, class will start promptly)
Price: £36 for 6 weeks, or £8 per class drop-in
What to bring & wear: Wear comfortable exercise clothes you can easily move in (leggings and a t-shirt is perfect), and bare feet or soft dance slippers. You won’t be expected to bare your midriff, just wear what you feel confident in! You may want to bring a bottle of water, and a pretty scarf to tie around your hips.
New Year 6 week bellydance course: 8th January – 12th February
Save money and guarantee your place by booking bellydance classes in advance. This booking is for 6 classes from 8th January – 12th February.
To guarantee your place for the whole 6 week course, you can book online above – or pay in cash at your first session if you prefer.
If you are doing the £8 drop-in option, there is no need to book, just come along and pay on the day.
Some feedback from Rachael’s previous bellydance students:
“I really enjoy Rachael’s classes because the atmosphere is so friendly, relaxed and fun. What I love most is that she always tries to get students out of their comfort zone in a fun and friendly way. You always learn something new!” – Shakiba
“Rachael is very passionate about music and dance, and she passes this on to all her students!” – Pooja
“Rachael is my bellydance teacher (beginner/improver level) for almost a year now. From what I have observed and amongst all the things I love about her teaching, the reason that makes her stand out is that she believes in her every student’s ability to improve, and gives personal attention to their needs and development.
She is excellent at pinpointing and letting you know where you are going wrong and how to work on it, which also makes a very good basis for your homework and practice.
No wonder, I have noticed a profound improvement in my dancing in a short timespan and I am glad that I had Rachael teaching at beginner’s level, where it is your best chance to acquire good practices and techniques. She is also very organised and draws lesson plans keeping in mind the areas we struggled previously and comes up with innovative ideas to nail them more effectively.
Her classes are intense and fun at the same time and we all love our social dancing moments towards the end of every class. She is very passionate about music and dance, and she passes this on to all her students!” – Pooja
“I like the fact that you take time to give us a personal coaching by making sure that we do the right movement and telling us what is wrong. I felt it very useful because when I try to reproduce the movements we’ve learned at home, I remember what you told me and I try to follow your advice… The classes are very pleasant… In summary you are a very good teacher :-)” – Assia
- Find out more about one-to-one bellydance coaching with Rachael
- Monthly dance development workshops in Didsbury Village
Directions to the dance studio
The dance studio at Chorlton High School is located in the sports building, not in the main school building. To get to it from the main school car park:
- Start in the main school car park, facing the school buildings
- To the right of the school reception as you look at it, there is a walkway that goes around the outside of the building
- Follow the walkway around, past the bike racks and table tennis tables, until you come to an open yard
- The sports block is on your right, with an entrance at the far corner
- Inside of the sports block, you will find the dance studio on the first floor, on the left hand side of the corridor just after the toilets
Facilities & accessibility: There are changing rooms on the ground floor of the sports block, which you are welcome to use if needed, and toilets on the first floor next to the studio. There is step-free access to the studio.