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Bellydance Classes in Manchester
My bellydance classes will help you 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.
Before COVID, my classes were held in Chorlton, at Chorlton High School. I hope to resume classes at venues in Chorlton and/or Didsbury once it is safe to teach in person again!
The class levels
Beginners courses are designed for complete beginners, and they are also perfect if you’re a more experienced dancer who’d like to practise the basics. In these classes, we cover essential technique, get a feel for the rhythms and styles of Arabic music, and have lots of fun dancing together in a relaxed group.
Improvers classes are suitable for dancers who have attended my previous beginners courses, and you will get the most out of them if you continue to attend the beginners classes too. In these classes, we’ll go into more depth on a different topic each term. This is a chance to build on what you’ve learned in the beginners class, and start putting more of your dance skills into action!
Here’s what some bellydance students have said about my classes:
“Rachael’s teaching is inspiring: there is the sheer joy of watching her dance, her supportive and detailed feedback during class and a fantastic ability to explain how to move in many different ways.”– Heike, Liverpool
“I have really developed a passion for belly dancing since attending these classes. Fun, interactive sessions which have taught great technique, expression and knowledge of Arabic rythms.”– Sabah, Stockport
“I love Rachel’s belly dance classes they are so much fun! Rachael is a great teacher as she encourages you to be creative and adopt your own personal style. I would recommend anyone thinking of joining to go ahead and do it!”– Amanda, Cheshire
“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, Oxford
“Rachael is very passionate about music and dance, and she passes this on to all her students!”– Pooja, Oxford
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 with a basketball court
- 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 right hand side of the corridor just after the toilets