Upcoming 2018

New Session!

Bellydance Barre Mixer

The Between Space Dance Studios

486 Washington St.  Norwood, MA

JUNE 4th - JULY 2nd

5 Weeks $75.00  ($20.00 Drop in - Recommended For Advance Students Only/Pay at the Door.)

Soraya Doherty


WHERE: Somerville, MA

WHAT: Full day of workshops and show!  

REGISTER:  zills@earthlink.net

RAQISA® brings to the here and now ancient dance technique as a modern day wellness solution!   For best results, learn and practice daily fundamental RAQISA belly dance movements and bring balance to your body. Our modern computer age lifestyle is compromising our posture and leaving us with tightness in the hips.  Revitalize your health and teach your body beautiful and fluid body movements as a part of your wellness journey; and improve your quality of living with a fitness program carefully designed to match strength with grace.  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!


An Ancient Solution

Since antiquity women have enjoyed Belly Dance movements as part of their culture and for artistic beauty.  Today, millions of Americans enjoy its many health benefits and the passionate flair it seems to evoke from within. 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.  And now, we bring to you a fresh take on belly dance for fitness with our signature RAQISA BARRE method.  Now you can work on dance precision and form, as you sculpt,  tone, and lengthen the muscles in  your entire body! 

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Soraya Doherty



Why RaqiSa®?



Welcome to RAQISA!  We are a Middle Eastern Inspired Dance, Fitness, and Lifestyle brand servicing women.  I'm Soraya, owner and creator of RAQISA; and I invite you to be a part of our community.  Whether you are a new or a trained dancer, or simply looking for a way to keep fit and healthy, we want to be a part of your journey.  We offer new dancers a step by step  method to learning and practicing the basics movements with our patented RAQISA training mat and balance plate; in addition, we offer dance fitness training with our nationally accredited bellydance barre method.  We are proud that our signature bellydance barre method is an approved ACE, AFAA/NASM  educational provider and is the only accredited program to seamlessly merge traditional barre-fitness with belly dance technique!  Qualified dance and fitness professionals across America who have trained to become instructors with us are sharing our method and growing their business because it's a safe, effective, and results based technique!  Finally, we offer belly dance lessons and Mediterranean inspired wellness events with workshops promoting the many benefits to the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle.  It's quality living inspired by the Middle East!