Since antiquity women have enjoyed Belly Dance movements as part of their culture and for artistic beauty.  Today, millions across the globe 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

Presenting Raqisa® Barre & Dance  

  • MOVE Fitness & Dance Convention: August 1- 4, 2019,  New Orleans, LA

  • ​THE BARRE SUMMIT:  October 4-6, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Soraya Doherty


Why RaqiSa?

Raqisa® Barre Instructor Training!

RAQISA® BARRE Instructor Training


Soraya Doherty


Get Started Today!  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!

"Embrace each movement as it were a poetic word" ​ ~Soraya

Barre. Dance. Lifestyle.

Welcome to RaqiSa®! 

Raqisa® Dance Studio

New 4 Week Drop In, April 23rd - May 14th

​Tuesdays, 6:45 - 8:15 PM

The Between Space Dance Studio

486 Washington St.  Norwood, MA

Drum, Classical, and Modern Pop

Soraya Doherty

Pronounced Rock-e-Sa​ (Arabic for Female Dancer)

Condition and sculpt your entire body as you train like a dancer, matching strength with grace!  RAQISA® is a Belly Dance, Barre-Fitness, & Mediterranean Lifestyle Brand, Servicing Women! 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 across America who have trained in our live trainings to become RAQISA® Barre instructors are growing their business because it's a safe, effective, and results based training program, and 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."  


An Ancient Solution

ZAFFA RHYTHM, Original Music By DooZhen Music Academy, Choreography By Soraya

Raqisa®  Dance

Upcoming 2019