Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance – Upcoming Performances and Events in Berkshire and Beyond

To book Rachel for your special event, please click here or email .

Upcoming events:

Rachel is performing at Majma Dance Festival - Saturday Evening Gala Show - March 2018, Glastonbury

RBSB Artistic Ambassadors performing at International Women's Day, Sat 3 Mar, Slough

Casbah Cabaret - Sun 22 Apr, Reading 7.00pm to 10.00pm (doors open 6pm) - see below for details

The Enchanted Forest Fairy Festival, Green Acres Chiltern, Beaconsfield – Sun 29 Apr 2018 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Catch Rachel performing & teaching at Dance around the Globe haflah & workhops, 8-10 Jun, Oxford

Rachel and RBSB students performing at Dance for Clean Oceans, Sun 10 Jun, Reading

Summer Spectacular Student Show - Sat 14 Jul from 7pm til late, Leighton Park School Theatre, Reading.

The Enchanted Forest Fairy Festival, Green Acres Chiltern, Beaconsfield – Sun 26 Aug 2018 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Shimmytastic!  Bellydance Showcase Fundraiser and Disco with DJ Arabia, Twyford – Sat 29 Sep 2018 7.00pm to 10.30pm.  More details coming soon.  Save the date!

RBSB presents: Bellydance Heaven - Berkshire's Bellydance Workshop Festival in a Day - Sat 6 Oct, Twyford - book workshops now.

Snowflake Spectacular Student Show – December - TBA



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Casbah Cabaret is back!

Presented by Helen Santa Maria and Rachel Bennett

Championing troupes, aspiring students, fledgling professionals and developing the bellydance stars of tomorrow. Get the ultimate bellydance buzz! Showcase your dancing at Berkshire’s newest hub and hotspot for bellydance entertainment – The Outlook in Reading. We have our own VIP section!

Ready for a new style of performance? You will be able to do exclusive, restaurant-style bellydance in a friendly setting, as a soloist, duet, trio, or group ... the choice is yours. Come along and be fabulous!

Would you rather sit back and enjoy the glamour of the show? Famous for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, refreshing drinks and delicious food, The Outlook delivers a mouth-watering menu. Why not treat yourself to a preshow meal and drinks?

  • Free prize draw sponsored by Zara’s Zouk – win their £100.00 gift card!
  • Party along with DJ Dervish at our show after-party and disco 'til 10:00pm

Tickets are limited for this cosy collective:

  • Early bird offer until end Feb 2018 - £8.00 for performers, under 12s and advance sales.
  • Under 5s are free!
  • Thereafter £10.00 for performers and advance sales until 15 April 2018.
  • £15.00 on the door (subject to availability).

Casbah Cabaret

Sunday 22 April 2018 - Doors open at 6.00pm show starts at 7.00pm
The Outlook, 76-78A Kings Road, Reading RG1 3BJ
The Outlook is located in central Reading on main bus routes and a short walk from the train station. The 2 closest public car parks are: The Oracle and Queens Road multi-storeys.

Buy tickets on-line now and you'll be immediately subscribed to our free eNewsletters. We'll never share or sell your details to 3rd parties. Tickets are non-refundable regardless of student circumstances e.g. holiday, illness etc.

If you'd like to be one of our stars, here's what you do next: Click here and download your performer application form.

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Highlights from Rachel’s previous bellydance performances:

Reading Mela – Diwali Celebrations 2017

Artigiano Bar’s Bellydance Cabaret, Reading 2017

Cancer Research UK Relay for Life - Ascot Racecourse, Sun 23 Jul

Maidenhead Festival - Sat 22 Jul

RBSB Troupe: Stars of the Orient performing at a ball in aid of the British Hearts Foundation - Sat 16 Sep 2017, Madjeski Stadium Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Reading

Bastille Day Celebrations – Sat 15 & Sun 16 July, Reading

Rachel was a Guest Performer at Bollywood Jalwa 2017 – Sat 8 Jul, 3Sixty Auditorium, University of Reading, Reading

Reading Pride Fundraiser, 2017

Slough Diversity Day Celebrations - Saturday 20th May 2017, Slough

RBSB Artistic Ambassadors performing at Dance for Clean Oceans. Hosted by our very own RBSB teacher: Sandy! Vibez Studios, Woodley, Reading

Middle Eastern Lights – Christmas Corporate Party – 20 December 2016, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading

Windsor on Ice 2016

Majma Dance Festival - March 2016 & 2017, Glastonbury

Celebrating Dance Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration - Supporting Artist - October 2015, Toorak Hotel, Torquay, Devon

Sheikh It! Show, Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames, 22 October 2014

Club Baklava Bellydance Showcase - Thurs 9 Oct 2014

Judge at Bellydance Trophies 1st Quarter Finals 2013 and Guest Performer at Bellydance Trophies Final 2012 - London

Shehnai Banqueting Hall, Christmas Corporate Entertainment and Events, Reading, 7, 8 and 14 Dec 2012. Masquerade Ball, Sat 15 October 2016 featuring Rachel and her bellydance troupe: the Stars of the Orient

Bellydance Odyssey: a dazzling evening featuring the first ever graduates from the Hossam and Serena Ramzy School of Egyptian Music and Dance, November 2012

Guest star at MADN Bellydance Show - Sat 26 Nov 2011, Cardiff, Wales

Workshops with Rachel Bennett from multi-style choreographies to stage presence - 2010 to present

Co-hosting workshop and foundation course with Hossam and Serena Ramzy - 2011, 2012, 2013

Shimmytastic Bellydance Party Night, Showcase & Disco, Berkshire - 2011 to present

Arabesque Nights Showcase – Thurs 1 July 2010, Thurs 2 June 2011, Thurs 5 April 2012 & Thurs 1 Aug 2013, London




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Majma - Hossam & Serena Ramzy Dance Company UK Tour - Fri 4 to Sun 6 March 2011, Glastonbury

Dance Queens of the Nile - Sat 5 February 2011, Bloomsbury Theatre, London and Sat 25 June 2011, East Grinstead, Surrey

Saqarah Showcase, February and October 2008; November 2009, June 2010, London, UK

Hossam and Serena Ramzy Dance Company Tours 2007 - 2012 including seasonal corporate event at The Dorchester Hotel, London

The Boss is Coming to Dinner - Channel 5 & The Discovery Channel - August 2010 - On demand TV - Show Listing

Planet Egypt - London Bellydance Showcase - May 2016, February 2011, September 2010, February 2010 & 2009, April 2008, May & September 2007, London, UK

Silk Route Arabian Cabaret Showcase – May 2015, July 2013, May 2012, November 2011, May 2011, January 2010 and June 2009, London, UK

Artist in residence at Silk Route Arabic Showcase - November 2010, London

London African Music Festival - Soloist with Hossam and Serena Ramzy - September 2008, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Persian-Egyptian-Turkish Music and Dance Festival - solo performance with Hossam & Serena Ramzy - Friday 18 April 2008, Bath, Avon