Upcoming 2018

Belly Dance 101  

The Between Space Dance Studios

486 Washington St.  Norwood, MA

APRIL 21 - MAY 23, Mondays 7-8 PM

5 Weeks $75.00  ($20.00 Drop in - Recommended For Advance Students Only)

Soraya Doherty

Welcome to RAQISA, your go to 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.  Begin by learning and practicing belly dance fundamentals with our patented RAQISA designed mat and products; and condition your dancer muscles with our nationally accredited belly dance barre method.  We are proud that our signature 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 with us are sharing our method and growing their business because it's a safe, effective, and results based technique.  In addition, we offer belly dance lessons, as well as Mediterranean inspired wellness events and workshops promoting the many benefits to the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle.  It's quality living inspired by the Middle East!


Why RaqiSa®?

Shimmy Shake & Socialize 

with The Finest in Belly Dance Fitness!

Visit: www.shimmyshakesocialize.com​​

Oreet Jehassi Scwartz, Soraya Doherty, and Janelle Issis


WHERE: Somerville, MA

WHAT: Full day of workshops and show!  

REGISTER:  zills@earthlink.net

RAQISA® brings to the here and now, an ancient 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!


The 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! 

RAQISA Guest Presenter

Hips, Heart, Health Workshop

Za- Beth's Annual Grand Dame Diva Crown

Soraya Doherty