Raqisa Studio

The Between Space Dance Studios

486 Washington St.  Norwood, MA

October 2nd - May 7th (Divided into 8 Week Sessions)

Drum, Classical, and Modern Pop

Soraya Doherty

Get started today with a wellness brand designed to lengthen & strengthen your  entire body!  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 instructors are sharing our method and growing their business because it's a safe, effective, and results based method to conditioning and training your entire body! Finally, we offer classes in our Raqisa Studio as well as Mediterranean inspired wellness events with workshops promoting the many benefits to the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. 

Raqisa Barre Anytime Anywhere!


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 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!

Why RaqiSa?

Hips Heart Health

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 Workshop

Za- Beth's Annual Grand Dame Diva Crown

August 17th & 18th

Register: zills@earthlink.net

Soraya Doherty


Raqisa Royal Diva 2017 Winner

Upcoming 2018

Raqisa Veil Choreography

Needham Community Education

October 18th - November 29th

Register: amy_goldman@needham.k12.ma.us

Soraya Doherty


An Ancient Solution

RAQISA® brings to the here and now an ancient dance technique as a modern day wellness solution!   For best results, learn and practice daily fundamental Raqisa movements and bring balance to your body. Our modern 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!