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!

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 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. (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!



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