Welcome to Virginia's RAKSTAR Bellydance Studio Online!
"Hone your bellydance skills from home with world class instruction by Master Instructor Virginia"
Go to our RakShop Page to register online.
Download the FREE ZOOM app.
Go to our Contact Page and send us your email address and name that you will use for the class (if it is different from your PayPal). This must be done one hour prior to the beginning of the class.
Once your registration and email address linked to Zoom have been received, you will receive a link to the “Zoom Meeting” with a password from firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the link and type the password to join the class. Once the class has started we will "mute" all microphones so everyone can clearly hear the music and instructions being given. We will un-mute this for the last 5 minutes of class so we can answer all of your questions clearly and precisely. Through the Zoom platform the teacher will be able to see you and correct you in class if you have your camera on.
After the 60 minute class is complete, we will spend 15 minutes getting feedback about what the experience was like for you. You can choose to share verbally or alternatively, you can send us an email. We appreciate you helping us make our online classes the best they can be.
Single Class: $12.00 USD.
Four Class Pass: $40.00 USD (to be used between the 1st of the month to the last day of the same month. No substitutions allowed).
Unlimited Access to all classes for one month: $70.00 USD (to be used between the 1st of the month to the last day of the same month. No substitutions allowed). Students will receive an invite to every class.
Personal Choreography Class (4.5 min or under): $295.00 USD
Personal Choreography Class (4.6 min - 6 min): $395.00 USD
Classes are subject to cancellation without prior notice.
The user assumes all risk of injury in the use of this program.
Choreography and Teacher Certification programs are the sole propriety of Virginia Mendez and are copyrighted works.
All China/Japan/Seoul classes are being filmed the day before, during the US/EST time slot. Asia is 13 hours later than the USA. This is NOT another time slot for the same class for US/EST.
ALL Asia classes must be registered for TWO hours before the same class time the day before (for USA) as it is filmed 13 hours before Japan Standard Time.
Meeting IDs and passwords are NOT to be shared. Anyone entering without having registered will be blocked.
“Balady Ya Wad” (Inter/Adv Level)
Balady Choreography: An earthy, fun, flirty, traditional Egyptian Balady done with her Virginia’s signature style. She will share knowledge of how it is composed, traditional musical arrangement, and how to interpret it while keeping that Egyptian feeling!
“Hip Technique Boutique” Hips on 3! (Inter/Adv Level)
An Intensive for dynamic hip work with articulated instruction! Hips on 3 covers hip movements that accent 3 x in a multitude of varieties to give you the ultimate collection of vocabulary. Take your hips to a whole new level! Implementing them in combinations gives you dynamic musical interpretations for all of them.
YOGA MUKHTA for Bellydancers (All Levels)
Yoga should be an integral part of your dance training as it improves strength, balance, awareness, breathing, focus, and flexibility. It is extremely beneficial to dancers who want to be more centered and at ease while performing, and have more range of motion and more fluidity. If you want to incorporate back bends, floor work, or incorporate the balancing of props this class is for you!
“Virginia's 3 T's Technique” Traveling, Transitions & Turns
This class will teach you all the ways to travel, transition, and turn with your movements and in your phrasing. This “in turn” gives you a variety of ways that you can occupy stage space, change the direction and the audience view of your movements while creating interesting and dynamic phrases. Take this class and you can follow any class, from any teacher at any workshop and never be lost again!
SUPER SATURDAY WORKSHOP
Fill your dancing with emotional expression and dynamic interpretations! Learn a stunning choreography to Warda’s famous song “Agdeb Alek”, Complete with lyric translation, indigenous gestures, and emotional interpretation, this piece will leave your audiences breathless! This choreography will take 4-5 weeks to teach. I will cover each section in each class and will not repeat the previous classes combinations, therefore attendance to all of the classes would benefit you best.