Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance presents:

Groove is in the Heart

NEW choreography workshop with Rachel Bennett, as seen at Summer Spectacular 2019

  • Who wants to get their 90s retro club groove on?
  • Ready for super sassy moves to enhance your stage presence?
  • Seeking to dance better with greater fluidity?
  • Want combinations and layering to hone and tone you technique?
  • Love a cheeky choreography that’s irresistibly fun?
  • Fancy performing it at Snowflake Spectacular 2019?  (BONUS and optional)

Rachel invites just 16 ambitious improvers, intermediate, advanced and professional
lovers of bellydance to join her for a bellydance jam.

Dance like nobody’s watching!
Celebrate the groove in your heart; learn Rachel’s exciting routine to this 90s hit.

This is a friendly fun and relaxed open level workshop. Rachel is a caring and experienced qualified teacher, known for prioritising enjoyment and high calibre student experiences. Rachel adapts her routines to suit all dancing abilities and fitness levels to support achievement and challenge ambitious learners.  Need inspiration? Check out our sparkling student success stories.
Sunday 13 October 2019 - 11am to 1pm – Maidenhead - £25.00 early bird

Woodlands Park Village Centre (sports hall),
Manifold Way, Waltham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 3GW

Workshop Essentials

  • Spaces limited to 16 in dance workshop to guarantee plenty of dance space, individual attention from a dedicated professional and a quality learning experience.
  • Performance opportunity at Snowflake Spectacular 2019
  • Hall in central Berkshire location, close to junction 8/9 of the M4.
  • Free parking onsite 
  • Bonus gift: student toolkits to support your on-going personal study and development.
  • Price: Early bird discount until 30 Sep 2019 - £25.00.  £35.00 thereafter. 
  • Places are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of student circumstances e.g. holiday, pregnancy or illness, and adverse weather conditions. By registering you confirm you are safe, fit and well to dance.  You also consent for all photos and videos taken of you in activities relating to the Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance to be used in all publicity purposes.  As a workshop attendee you participate at your own risk taking full responsibility for your health and safety at all times.
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Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance presents:

Bellydance Heaven!

Starring the American-born fairy godmother of UK bellydance: Raheesha!

Berkshire’s Bellydance Festival in a day! Sunday 29 September 2019

Workshops on Hawaiian Hula and American Cabaret Bellydance with bonus performance opportunity

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Indulge yourself in a duo of bellydance deliciousness with a menu of brand new workshops,
catering for ambitious improvers, intermediate, advanced and professional lovers of bellydance.
Sunday 29 September 2019

Phoenix Centre – 1st Twyford Scouts Headquarters Hall,
Loddon Hall Road, Twyford, Berkshire RG10 9JA

  • 11.00am to 1.00pm – Hawaiian Hula Dance Choreography
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm – American Cabaret Bellydance

Workshop Essentials

  • Places limited to 15 in workshops to guarantee plenty of personal dance space & individual attention from dedicated professionals offering a quality learning experience.
  • Central Berkshire location, just off junction 8/9 or 10 of the M4 and commuter train station.
  • Free on-site parking, close to local bus stops and 10mins walk from Twyford train station (On Paddington main line out of London).
  • Complimentary student toolkits to support your on-going personal study and development.
  • Price – early bird deals until July 31st and workshop bundle discounts available

American-born Raheesha, teaches weekly Middle Eastern Dance classes in Somerset, leads the much-loved troupe: Desert Divas and has been the Director of Glastonbury’s Majma Dance Festival since 2007. Her dance career has showcased her on both sides of the Atlantic.  Whilst living in Morocco in 1988 she fell in love with the dance, and soon after moving to the United States her dance career took off.  She has performed at the illustrious Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, USA and at the UK prestigious Houses of Parliament.  She won first place in the UK Eastern Promise 2002 dance competition and has been in constant demand ever since to teach and perform at bellydance festivals throughout the UK and the USA.  We’re so excited to bring her to your doorstep in Berkshire for Bellydance Heaven! 

11.00am to 1.00pm – Modern “Auana” Hawaiian Hula Choreography
 Level: Ambitious Improvers, Intermediate, Advanced students & Professionals

  • Love fluid hula hips and exotic allure?
  • Ready to deepen your dance knowledge and expand your repertoire?
  • Fancy learning a NEW routine AND optionally perform it at our Snowflake Spectacular Student Show? 

Discover the enchanting beauty of Modern Hawaiian Hula “Auna” dancing.  Learn Raheesha’s wonderful choreography to a Hawaiian version of “Colours of the Wind” and optionally perform it at our Snowflake Spectacular Student Show.  This is a must if you’re fascinated by the mesmerising charm of hula hips and would like to enhance your personal dance style with heightened attractive fluidity and grace.  Watch Raheesha perform a traditional Hawaiian drum piece followed by your Auna dance below.

Bonus Gift:  Receive a complimentary student choreography toolkit to support your ongoing hula dance development & practice.

1.30pm to 3.30pm – American Cabaret Bellydance
Level: Ambitious Improvers, Intermediate, Advanced students and Professionals

  • Want to inject your dancing with extra pizzazz?
  • Is your bellydance motto: “You can never have enough bling and glitter”?
  • Are you a showgirl at heart?
  • Do you love props and want to explore them in a new dance dimension?
  • Would you love to boost your confidence and elevate your improvisation skills?

American Cabaret bellydance is a theatrical style of dance which is influenced by dances from Turkey, Egypt, and many Middle Eastern countries, as well as Hollywood. AmCab is a full one-woman show which utilises many props, such as zills, veil, sword, and floorwork.  Full of glitz and glamour, drama and fun, Raheesha will dance you through the “AmCab show format”. Please note this is not a choreography class, but students will be asked to improvise.

Please bring the following (if you have them…. if not, Raheesha will have a few for you to borrow) veil, finger cymbals, cane, sword, or any prop you like working with. You might like to bring along your fan veils, isis wings, double veils, fans, tambourines, any prop you like....no snakes please!!!!

Bonus Gifts: Receive a Complimentary AmCab Student Toolkit to support your ongoing dance development

Get ready to benefit from Raheesha’s expert insight as she opens up her treasure trove of extensive and most respected dance and music knowledge just for you. All that and more with irresistible enjoyment guaranteed! Watch our video below of Raheesha’s mesmerising double veil. Find out more about American Cabaret Bellydancing using the clip below - enjoy an introduction followed by a breathtaking performance!



Catch Rachel teaching at Dance around the Globe workshops, 14-16 Jun 2019, Oxford, presented by Mim’s Bellydance.

Coming soon – Bellydance Heaven Festival, Berkshire – Autumn 2020
with award-winning international star and world bellydancing champion: Queenie of Belgium

Catch Rachel performing and teaching workshops at Birmingham Bellydance Festival, Sat 28 September 2020