Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance

Bellydancing for fitness, fun and fabulousness!
Weekly classes, private tuition and more in
Maidenhead, Twyford, Woodley and Windsor, Berkshire

Reach for the stars and follow your bellydance dreams!

Discounts for students attending additional courses


Superstar students from Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance showcasing their talents at Marks and Spencers in Wokingham, as part of Wokingham's Living Advent Calendar event.      

            

Upper right ©Steve Scaddan, lower left ©Scott Critchley, lower right: ©Oakmist Photography

Have you always wanted to try bellydancing and want a friendly learning environment?

Do you want to increase your fitness whilst having fun and enjoy great social occasions?

Are you a bellydance fan looking for a new challenge and more student performance opportunities to skyrocket your learning and technique?


See what you can achieve with our student success stories and testimonials.

Want to know what it’s like learning with Rachel?  Enjoy our free online bellydance tutorials.

Click here to watch our stunning student performances.


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Level Where and When? Your Fabulous Themes
Open Level Monday 8.00pm Windsor Delicious Drills, Tantalising Technique & Va Va Voom Latin Bellydance Combos >>
Open level Wednesday 8.00pm Online Ebb & Flow Sensuous Bellydancing with optional veil >>
Open level Thursday 8.30pm Online Delicious Drills, Technical Thrills & Goddess Games>>
Improvers & Intermediates Tuesday 8:00pm Online Veilicious Veil >>
Intermediate & Advanced Tuesday 8.00pm Maidenhead Bellydance Rock & more >>
Intermediate & Advanced Wednesday 8.35pm Woodley Classical Egyptian & Tantalising Technique >>
Advanced Monday 8.00pm Windsor Fans, Tinsel Choreography, Drills, Technique & more >>
Advanced Wednesday 7.30pm Woodley More Magical Melayya Leff >>
Stars of the Orient - RBSB Bellydance Troupe By invitation only Contact Rachel for more details >>
Trial lessons Online bellydance classes Find out more >>
Private lessons By arrangement online Treat yourself to precious me-time with Rachel and explore bespoke bellydance solutions to your challenges, get creative and up your game. Find out more >>
Workshops & Bellydance Heaven Festival By event Find out more >>
Teacher Training By arrangement Rachel will welcome just 1 exclusive trainee each term - are you ready to take your bellydance knowledge and experience in a new direction and discover hidden talents? Perfect if you're set on teaching or just want to give it a twirl! Find out more >>
“Going Pro” By arrangement Professional Development for Bellydance Performers taking their first steps or looking to elevate, evolve and further their success. Find out more >>
Bellydance Business School By arrangement For Teachers and Performers - your essential guide and the A-Z of working in a professional bellydance role. Find out more >>

        



“Our enthusiastic friendly students with Rachel (top row) and our sparkling team of RBSB teachers: Julie, Rachel and Ellen, here with our alumni Sandy, who can’t wait to help you shimmy and shine!”


Mondays – Windsor & Online

Emeralds of the Orient – Open Level – Online – Mondays 8pm

Delicious Drills, Technical Thrills & Va Va Voom Latin Bellydance combinations!

  • Level - Open Level – Improvers, Intermediates and Advanced. You have completed a beginner course with us or another teacher, or have 3-6 months minimum experience.
  • Course dates - Mondays – 14 Sep to 7 Dec 2020 inclusively (12-week course) excluding 26 Oct for half-term break.
  • Time - 8.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue – online in the comfort of your own home.
  • Price - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Full term - £91 for 12-weeks early bird offer. Half term - £45.50 for 6-week block early bird offer. £7.50 for trial lesson. To secure your place please pay fees on or before the first class of term. Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable, regardless of student’s circumstances e.g. holiday, pregnancy or illness, and weather conditions. By registering you participate at your own risk taking full responsibility for your health and safety. By registering you 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. 
  • Teacher - Ellen – meet RBSB teacher Ellen in our exclusive interview
  • We recommend you wear clothes that are comfortable to exercise in; you don't have to show your tummy. You might also like to wear a scarf around your hips to help you enjoy the dance moves. 
  • Bonus gift - all students will receive our dance toolkit to support your practice and bellydance development.
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Princesses of the Orient - Advanced – Windsor - Mondays 8.00pm

Enrolment by invitation only. Please contact Rachel to express your interest.

Fans, Christmas Tinsel Choreography, Bellynesian, Delicious Drills, Technical Thrills & Goddess Games.

  • Level - Advanced – you have at least 3 years’ solid bellydance experience or have undertaken intensive study
  • Course dates – Mondays 14 Sep to 7 Dec 2020 inclusively (12-week course) excluding 26 Oct for half-term break.
  • Time - 8.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue – Windsor Youth and Community Centre Dance Studio 1st floor, Windsor Youth and Community Centre, Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HD. Mirrored dance studio.
  • Access - Plenty of free on-site parking; close to town centre, bus stops and Windsor and Eton Central train station. Please contact Rachel for entry access code & parking instructions.
  • Price - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £95 for 12-weeks early bird offer. £8 for trial lesson.  6-week sign ups available upon request.
  • Teacher - Rachel
  • Bonus gift - all students will receive our dance toolkit to support your practice and bellydance development. 
  • What to wear and Terms & Conditions – by enrolling for this class you confirm that you have read and understood the information on what to wear and accept the terms and conditions of participating.

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Tuesdays - Maidenhead

Jewels of the Orient - Intermediate & Advanced – Maidenhead – Tuesdays 8pm

Your theme is TBC by Julie and we know you'll love it! Julie will definitely keep your Bellydance Rock choreography ticking over to perform at SD Snowflake Spectacular.

  • Level - Intermediates and Advanced – You have completed a beginner and improver course with us or another teacher; you have at least 2 years’ solid bellydance experience or have undertaken intensive study
  • Course dates - Course dates - Tuesdays – 15 Sep to 08 Dec 2020 inclusively (12-week course) excluding 27 Oct for half-term break.
  • Time - 8.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue - Woodlands Park Village Centre (Sports Hall), Manifold Way, Waltham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 3GW.
  • Parking - Ample free on-site parking
  • Price - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £99 for 12-weeks early bird offer. £8 for trial lesson.  6-week sign ups available upon request.
  • Teacher - Julie – meet RBSB teacher Julie in our exclusive interview
  • Please bring your own props, as required.
  • Bonus gift - all students will receive our dance toolkit to support your practice and bellydance development. 
  • What to wear and Terms & Conditions – by enrolling for this class you confirm that you have read and understood the information on what to wear and accept the terms and conditions of participating.

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Sapphires of the Orient – Improvers & Intermediates – Maidenhead – Tuesdays 8.15pm

Cheeky Cabaret Cane and Veilicious Veil

  • Level - Improvers & Intermediates - you are have at least 3 month’s experience & beyond
  • Course dates - Tuesdays – 15 Sep to 08 Dec 2020 inclusively (12-week course) excluding 27 Oct for half-term break.
  • Time - 8.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue - Online
  • Price - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £99 for 12 weeks. £8 for trial lesson. 6-week sign-ups available upon request. 
  • Teacher - Ellen – meet RBSB teacher Ellen in our exclusive interview
  • Please bring your own cane and veil.
  • Bonus gift - all students will receive our dance toolkit to support your practice and bellydance development. 
  • What to wear and Terms & Conditions – by enrolling for this class you confirm that you have read and understood the information on what to wear and accept the terms and conditions of participating.


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Wednesdays – Woodley & Online

Angels of the Orient - Advanced – Woodley – Wednesdays 7.30pm

Enrolment by invitation only. Please contact Rachel to express your interest.

More Magical Melayya Leff & a NEW melayya choreography to the Arabic pop cover of Dolly Parton’s “9-5”

  • Level - Advanced – you have at least 3 years’ solid bellydance experience or have undertaken intensive study
  • Course dates - Wednesdays – 16 Sep to 09 Dec 2020 inclusively (12-week course) excluding 28 Oct for half-term break
  • Time - 7.30pm to 8.25pm
  • Venue – Vibez Dance Studio – Mirrored Studio 4, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3JP. 
  • Access - Parking free after 6pm - Lytham Road (East) Car Park - that is the nearest car park adjacent to the studio entrance - Lytham Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 3JH.  There are other free car parks within walking distance in the Woodley precinct and nearby bus stops.
  • Price - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £99 for 12 weeks. £8 for trial lesson. 6-week sign-ups available upon request.  Teacher - Rachel
  • Please bring your own melayya leff.
  • Bonus gift - all students will receive our dance toolkit to support your practice and bellydance development. 
  • What to wear and Terms & Conditions – by enrolling for this class you confirm that you have read and understood the information on what to wear and accept the terms and conditions of participating.

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Genies of the Orient – Woodley - Wednesdays 8.35pm - intermediate and advanced

Enrolment by invitation only. Please contact Rachel to express your interest.

Classical Egyptian Dance – Choreography to “Bahlam Beek – I am dreaming of you” and tantalising technique

  • Level - Intermediates and Advanced – You have completed a beginner and improver course with us or another teacher; you have at least 2 years’ solid bellydance experience or have undertaken intensive study
  • Course dates - Wednesdays – 16 Sep to 09 Dec 2020 inclusively (12-week course) excluding 28 Oct for half-term break
  • Time - 8.35pm to 9.30pm
  • Venue – Vibez Dance Studio – Mirrored Studio 4, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3JP. 
  • Access - Parking free after 6pm - Lytham Road (East) Car Park - that is the nearest car park adjacent to the studio entrance - Lytham Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 3JH.  There are other free car parks within walking distance in the Woodley precinct and nearby bus stops.
  • Price - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £99 for 12 weeks. £8 for trial lesson. 6-week sign-ups available upon request.  Teacher - Rachel
  • Bonus gift - everyone enrolled will receive our student dance toolkit to support your practice and bellydance development. FREE online Bellytastic workout with Rachel for all our Summer Term Students – Fridays 7.30pm to 8.00pm.
  • What to wear and Terms & Conditions – by enrolling for this class you confirm that you have read and understood the information on what to wear and accept the terms and conditions of participating.

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Pearls of the Orient – open level – online – Wednesdays 8.00pm

Ebb & Flow Sensuous Bellydancing with optional veil

  • Level – Open Level for improvers, intermediates and advanced
  • Course dates - Wednesdays – 16 Sep to 21 Oct 2020 inclusively (6-week course) excluding 28 Oct for half-term break.
  • Time - 8.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue - Online – bellydance in the comfort of your own home.
  • Price - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £45.50 for 6 weeks. £7.50 for trial lesson. To secure your place please pay fees on or before the first class of term. Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable, regardless of student’s circumstances e.g. holiday, pregnancy or illness, and weather conditions. By registering you participate at your own risk taking full responsibility for your health and safety. By registering you 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.
  • Teacher – Gail – meet her in our exclusive interview here.
  • We recommend you wear clothes that are comfortable to exercise in; you don't have to show your tummy. You might also like to wear a scarf around your hips to help you enjoy the dance moves.
  • Bonus gift - all students will receive a bellydance toolkit to support your practice and bellydance development.

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Thursdays – Online with Rachel

Jasmines of the Orient – open level – online – Thursdays 8.30pm

Delicious Drills, Technical Thrills & Goddess Games
All classes are recorded and shared if you can't boogie with us on the day

  • Level – open level: improvers, intermediates and advanced
  • Course dates - Thursdays – 17 Sep to 22 Oct 2020 inclusively (6-week course) excluding 29 Oct for half-term break.   
  • Time - 8.30pm to 9.30pm 
  • Venue - Online – bellydance in the comfort of your own home. 
  • Price - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £45.50 for 6 weeks. £7.50 for trial lesson. To secure your place please pay fees on or before the first class of term. Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable, regardless of student’s circumstances e.g. holiday, pregnancy or illness, and weather conditions. By registering you participate at your own risk taking full responsibility for your health and safety. By registering you 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. 
  • Teacher – Rachel 
  • We recommend you wear clothes that are comfortable to exercise in; you don't have to show your tummy. You might also like to wear a scarf around your hips to help you enjoy the dance moves. 
  • Bonus gift - all students will receive a bellydance toolkit to support your practice and bellydance development.

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Trial lesson (valid for all online or live group bellydance classes only; cannot be used for private lessons, professional development or workshops)

By registering you participate at your own risk taking full responsibility for your health and safety. By registering you confirm you are safe, healthy and fit to dance. By registering you 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. By registering you will automatically be subscribed to our monthly newsletter, from which you may unsubscribe or manage your preferences anytime.

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Private Lessons and Workshops – now live & online

Private Lessons and Workshops – now online – save £10 on every lesson or bundle purchased

Do you want exclusive bellydancing lessons streamed directly to you online or 1:1 live in a mirrored cosy dance studio?

Do you want to achieve remarkable bellydance results in record time?

Looking for solutions to your bellydance challenges?


Private Lesson Options

Do you want bespoke bellydance lessons, courses and learning opportunities following a careful needs-analysis?

Are you an individual or small group looking for specialist attention from an experienced teacher and professional performer who wants to skyrocket you to the next level and beyond?

Would you like to choose the content of every bellydance class, so you learn precisely what interests and motivates you every time and at your own pace?

Private tuition for complete beginners to advanced students is offered by Rachel covering a broad range of Egyptian bellydance styles, music and technique. From dancing with props and writing your own dances to learning choreography and perfecting your poise, Rachel will be delighted to support you with one-to-one coaching or group workshops. Students come away from each lesson with their own essential toolkit to support their on-going independent study. This is your irresistible learning opportunity and we can't wait to create an enticing learning programme to celebrate your individual requirements.


See what you can achieve by reading my student success stories and testimonials.

Our most alluring and popular topics include:

  • Learning the belly basics for beginner bellydancers
  • New moves n' grooves for improver bellydancers
  • Luscious layers and magical moves for intermediate bellydancers
  • To infinity and beyond! Technique for advanced bellydancers
  • Interpreting the music to the max through improvisation
  • Beautiful arms and graceful hands
  • How to write choreography
  • Dancing the Rhythms - get into the beat!
  • Egyptian instruments - play them through your dance
  • Golden Glories - classical to renaissance Egyptian style - bellydance like a movie star!
  • Rockin' out the drum solo
  • The essential guide to dancing Baladi
  • Funky Bedouin Tribal
  • Gypsy Skirt Fantasy Fusion
  • Learn a choreography of your choice from Rachel's extensive repertoire
  • Bellydance fusion styles including: Latino, Flamenco Arabe, Zambra Moora, Bellynesian (Hawaiian & Polynesian fusion), Bellywood (Bollywood & Bhangra fusion), Pharaonic, Jazz & Modern Ballet
  • Proptastic! Rachel will be delighted to boost your bellydancing skills with melayya leff, stick/cane, veil and double veil, isis wings, fan veils and finger cymbals
  • Stage Make-up and Performance Costuming
  • Cultivating your individual stage presence and building confidence


Bellydance Teacher Training, Rachel Bennett Bellydance Business School and "Going Pro"; Professional Development for Bellydance Performers & Teachers

Rachel welcomes you for tuition at select weekday and weekend dates.

Rachel offers 5 fabulous one-to-one private tuition packages:

  1. 1 hour tuition - £40.00 or £30.00 online
  2. 1 and a half hours tuition - £60.00 or £50.00 online
  3. 2 hours tuition - £80.00 or £70.00 online.  This package may be split into two lessons of one hour each, if required.
  4. 6 hours tuition - £225.00 or £215.00 online - This may be split into increments of 1, 1 and a half or 2 hours tuition segments, as required, and must be enjoyed within 8 months of purchase.
  5. 10 hours tuition - £350.00 or £340.00 online. The 10 hours may be split into increments of 1 to 2 hours tuition segments, as required, and must be enjoyed within 12 months of purchase.

Packages must be purchased in full, in advance of your tuition slot and used by the relevant deadline, as detailed above. Classes cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice are non-refundable and non-transferrable, regardless of student circumstances e.g. holiday, pregnancy or illness, and weather conditions. Please kindly note packages may not be paid in partial payments. Additional students may be added to tuition packages with prices upon request. By registering you participate at your own risk taking full responsibility for your health and safety. By registering you confirm you are safe, healthy and fit to dance. By registering you 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. By registering you will automatically be subscribed to our monthly newsletter, from which you may unsubscribe or manage your preferences anytime.

To book your private lesson/ workshop and discuss your bespoke learning plan and other topics of interest, please email:

See what you can achieve by reading my student success stories and testimonials.

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Bellydance Teacher Training, Rachel Bennett Bellydance Business School and "Going Pro"; Professional Development for Bellydance Performers & Teachers

Bellydance Teachers

Do you want to be a fabulous bellydance teacher whose lessons are utterly irresistible?

Interested in top teaching techniques to inspire your students so they become your loyal raving fans?

Setting up your own bellydance school? Want to learn how? Not sure where to start?

Need appealing strategies that really work to strengthen your dance school business?

Rachel develops bellydancers to prepare them for teaching and establishing their own dance school. Click here for inspiring testimonials.

To discuss your professional development plan in detail, please email:


Professional Bellydance Performers


Ready to take on your first professional performance engagement?

Want the secrets for success when performing at restaurants, weddings and parties?

Would you like to position yourself as a priority choice in bellydance entertainment?

Rachel develops bellydancers to prepare them for every aspect of professional performance work. Click here for inspiring testimonials.

To discuss your professional development plan in detail, please email:


How Rachel Can Help You

Rachel is a fully qualified teacher with over 15 years' experience instructing adults, teens and children. She has taught and performed extensively in the UK and abroad as a professional bellydancer since 2008, undertaking TV work, restaurant residencies, corporate events, parties, weddings and theatre shows.

Rachel will be delighted to support you with one-to-one training sessions as part of a professional teaching, bellydance business school or professional performer development programme. She will:

  • Mentor you with her A-Z guide on how to set up and run your bellydance school.
  • Teach you how to effectively plan & deliver dynamic bellydance lessons in her teacher training course.
  • Guide and prepare you to attain and enjoy pro-performance engagements where it's your turn to sparkle and shine.

Rachel welcomes you for teacher training, bellydance business school and professional performer development on select dates.

Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours' notice are non-refundable regardless of student circumstances.

See what you can achieve by reading my student success stories and testimonials.

To discuss your professional development plan in detail, please email:

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