Learn Bellydance in Manchester

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Bellydance classes in Manchester, starting in Autumn 2018

Bellydance Classes in Manchester: “Egyptian Dance – Foundation level”

Rachael correcting a student in her Oxford beginner's bellydance classStarting in Autumn 2018, experienced dance teacher Rachael is teaching a new weekly bellydance classes in Manchester, at Chorlton High School.

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 the basics 🙂

Venue: Chorlton High School (dance studio), Nell Lane, Manchester M21 7SL (free onsite parking, or a short walk from St Werburgh’s Road metrolink)

Dates: from the 25th of September to the 11th of December (12 weeks)

Time: Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm (please be ready before 7pm, class will start promptly)

Price: £40 for 6 week block, or £8 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.

Book Now

If you’d like to book a block of 6 or 12 classes, you can book in advance below – 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.

Bundle of 6 classes: 25th September – 30th October

Save money by booking bellydance classes in advance – get 6 classes for the price of 5! This booking is for 6 classes from September 25th to October 30th.


Bundle of 12 classes: 25th September – 11th December

Save money by booking bellydance classes in advance – get 12 classes for the price of 10! This booking is for 12 classes from September 25th to December 11th.


“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


Some more feedback from Rachael’s previous bellydance students:

“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