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A Nationally Accredited Belly Dance Barre Method & Mediterranean Lifestyle Brand For Women! Bring a fresh approach to barre training as you condition and sculpt your entire body, matching strength with grace!  We offer RAQISA® dance training sessions for women, as well as a nationally accredited RAQISA® Barre Certification! Our barre program will teach you the seven fundamental RAQISA® Belly Dance movements and their variations, as well as safe and effective barre progressions, and how to seamlessly merge traditional barre-fitness exercises with each hip and torso movement into a memorable and fun on brand "RAQ THE BARRE" workout! Dance and fitness professionals who have trained with us and are officially RAQISA® Barre certified, are growing their business because it's a safe, effective, and results based training program, which serves as a great addition to their dance or fitness studio!  RAQISA® is more than just a workout, we promote methods to enjoy healthy living!  Our lifestyle blog series reminds us to keep it "real" with our "Authentic Mediterranean Healthy Recipes."  

​​Why RaqiSa?

Nationally Accredited Barre Training


June 9th, 9 am - 6 pm

The Between Space Dance Studio

​486 Washington St. Norwood, MA


INSTRUCTOR Soraya Doherty


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Barre Fitness.  Belly Dance Technique.

Since antiquity women have enjoyed Belly Dance movements as part of their culture and for artistic beauty. Today, millions across the globe enjoy the many health benefits and the beauty in each creatively expressed movement!  Belly Dance technique is an effective, low impact form of exercise that involves an integration of every muscle of the body through  joyful dance, bringing balance to body and mind! 

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Upcoming 2019

 An Ancient Solution  

BALANCE BODY & MIND  Learn and perfect the seven RAQISA® fundamentals and bring beauty and balance to your life! Our step by step video links accompany our RAQISA® Mat & Balance Plate training bundle and are filmed with authentic music and clear instructions and is a prerequisite to our dance & barre trainings! Improve your quality of living by strengthening and lengthening your core muscles and releasing tight hips by learning to perform with ease and precision each of the seven RAQISA® fundamental hip and torso movements. Revitalize your health, as you teach your body beautiful and fluid movements as a part of your wellness journey. Bring a mindful approach to your journey as you begin to embrace the Middle Eastern body loving mind set as well as the healthy eating lifestyle passed down from generations ago!  Your body deserves the best! Shop RAQISA® to get started on your journey!  Purchase your bundle as a prerequisite to all our dance training for women to ensure an optimal learning experience!

Belly Dance Barre Sessions, 2019 Conferences

MOVE Fitness & Dance Convention

August 1- 4, 2019,  New Orleans, LA


October 4-6, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Soraya Doherty PRESENTING


Weekend Wellness For Women

On The Vineyard!

Join Us on Martha's Vineyard at The Lambert's Cove Inn

SAVE THE DATES: September 27th - 29th

Enjoy Farm Fresh Mediterranean Meals & Fun Sessions!

RAQ The Barre, Aqua-Beach FitnessBelly Dance By The Bon Fire & More!

INSTRUCTOR Soraya Doherty