Learn Bellydance in Manchester

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!

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Bellydance Classes in Manchester

Rachael correcting a student in her Oxford beginner's bellydance class

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)


  • Summer course (sold out) – From the 14th of May to the 2nd of July (8 weeks)
  • Autumn course – From the 3rd of September to the 8th of October (6 weeks)
  • Winter course – From the 29th of October to the 3rd of December (6 weeks)

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

Price: £48 for 8 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.

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My Summer course is now fully booked, and I am unable to accept any new students for this term – please register for my newsletter if you’d like to be the first to know about future courses!

To guarantee your place for the whole 8 week Summer 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.


Here’s what some of Rachael’s students have said about her classes:

“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 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

“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, Oxford

“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, 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

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