Why RaqiSa?

Hips Heart Health

RAQISA® brings to the here and now an ancient dance technique as a modern day wellness solution!   Begin by learning the seven Raqisa fundamental hip and torso movements with our step by step training mat and balance plate. Next, incorporate each fundamental Raqisa movement with our accredited Raqisa Barre program and bring balance to your body. Finally, learn to dance elegant Raqisa Choreography!  With Raqisa we support you in: revitalizing your health, as you teach your body beautiful and fluid body movements as a part of your wellness journey; improving your quality of living with a fitness program carefully designed to match strength with grace; bringing 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!

Welcome to RaqiSa!  


Raqisa Royal Diva 2017 Winner

Upcoming 2018

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! Train your body to learn the seven Raqisa movements! 

Raqisa Barre Workshop 

SCW MANIA: December 7 & 8

Raqisa Belly Dance Barre

Love Your Body Belly Dance

LEARN MORE: www.scwfit.com/BOSTON

Soraya Doherty

Keep dancer fit anytime anywhere with our ten minute mini Raqisa Barre fitness sessions!  Soraya will lead you with our signature style designed for you to mix and match!

Raqisa Dance Studio

The Between Space Dance Studios

486 Washington St.  Norwood, MA

Drum, Classical, and Modern Pop

Soraya Doherty

Pronounced Ra-Key-Sa​​ (Female Dancer) 

Get started today with an inspiring wellness brand designed to strengthen & condition your entire body as you enhance your dance technique!  We are proud that our signature Raqisa Barre method is an approved ACE, AFAA/NASM  educational provider and is the only accredited program to seamlessly merge traditional barre-fitness with the seven fundamental Raqisa hip and torso driven movements, known as belly dance!  Qualified dance and fitness professionals across America who have trained to become Raqisa Barre instructors are sharing our method and growing their business because it's a safe, effective, and results based training program! (Our Online Instructor Training is Coming Soon!) Finally, we offer in the Boston, MA area dance training for women in our Raqisa Dance Studio as well as Mediterranean inspired wellness events with workshops promoting the many benefits to the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. 

Raqisa Veil Choreography

Needham Community Education

October 18th - November 29th

Register: amy_goldman@needham.k12.ma.us

Soraya Doherty


An Ancient Solution

Raqisa Barre Anytime Anywhere!

Raqisa Pop Choregraphy to "Mayal."  Whether you are a professional performer or a recreational dancer, it's fun to enjoy the many fun styles and dance possibities!