"Soraya is an excellent teacher! She has the ability to break down the belly dance moves to help you no matter what level you are on...she makes the class fun and has great choreography!!"  Maria Papantoniou


"Working with RAQISA was fun, challenging, and fulfilling! I enjoyed how each class had a technical focus and ended with some original choreography. RAQISA is structured in a way where you feel and see progress with your dancing!"  Joelle Young


 

Prerequisite to Classes

​​​​​​"Tell Everyone You Love...​You are Booked on Tuesdays!"



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​​​Raqisa Studio Dance Training For Women

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 RAQISA DANCE SEASON!

NEW 4 Week Session! April 23rd - May 14th

DROP IN / $20.00 

Tuesdays, 6:45 - 8:15 PM

Located at The Between Space Dance Studio

486 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062

Take your dance training to a whole new level. Raqisa Barre & Dance training accepts all levels to work according to their skill set.  We will begin with a 45 minute Raqisa Barre workout designed to: prime and condition your dancer muscles, enhance your dance posture, and to reinforce each of the seven fundamental torso and hip movements; then we will spend the final 45 minutes working on choreography! Our signature format will not only lengthen and strengthen your dancer muscles, but it will enhance your dance abilities!  Learn and practice combinations varying from easy to difficult, along with lyrical travel steps, with optional layered movements.  Enjoy the beautiful music of the Middle East and great camaraderie!  A hafla style end of year potluck "student showcase" will provide an opportunity to perform for your friends and family.





 

 

In preparation for classes, all new students registering for our dance season 2019-2020 must begin by investing in our Step By Step Training Bundle. Your bundle is designed to help prepare you to train with us and will set you up with success, and help me provide you the best experience. Included in the bundle are video links to introduce the seven fundamental movements. Watch and practice each video, by using the patented design on the mat to practice each movement by aligning your hips to trace each fundamental!


​​​​Class Policies:
Tuition is non-refundable and is due in full prior to each session. If absent, there are no make-up dates. 
By agreeing to pay your payment, you are committing to the full session. Email and/or text is used for general information and class reminders. Studio follows the Norwood, MA Town School system for weather cancellations. Soraya Doherty is CPR Certified. Exercise/Dance at your own risk.


●  No classes:  December 25th, January 1st, February 19th, April 16th.​
●  Two Snow Day Make Ups Only:  TBD