Session and Workshop Topics:

“Every class and every student is my inspiration. Everything we do is about experience and how we can make it better next time…
I remind my students what they can do with their bodies, what they can improve and develop. I listen to my students’ needs and keep looking for more and new ways to explain the techniques. I want to inspire people to learn more!
During my classes we learn about Middle East, break down and drill the techniques, play theatrical games and we always, always leave some time to improvise and freestyle!.. We learn through dance, through movement to feel our body, treat it with love and respect.
I am sharing everything I know about Bellydance and will find answers to all questions.”


Katya is a certified fitness instructor and graduate of Miri Alon’s Oriental Dance Instructing course. Katya has been teaching bellydance classes for 8 years, and founder of her dance studio and company “Rakassa” in Israel.
In early 2011, Katya and her partner Stefanya (Bellydance Superstars) founded The Los Angeles Bellydance Academy (LABA) in Los Angeles, CA.


Introduction to Bellydance


8 week session curriculum
45 minutes – 1.5 hours (private events)

Special 8 week Session created for beginning level with introduction to Bellydance!
This session will introduce and explore the fundamental movements of Bellydance, with focus on breaking down Bellydance steps and learning basic techniques, and an emphasis on the isolation of the upper and lower body movements.
This is the best way to get to know the fantastic world of Bellydance!


Bellydance Choreography

4-8 week session curriculum
2.5 hours workshop
Private training

Bellydance Choreography – both folkloric style and classical oriental cabaret style.
Song/music interpretation. Style’s nuances.
Group performance or solo preparation.

Bellydance and Nature


8 week session curriculum
2.5 hours workshop

Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, these are the elements of nature. Each one has an energy and a spirit of its own. Each has its likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses..
We will DANCE these elements. Dance them as individuals, feel them, taste them, hear them, and see them. We will get to know them for who they are, and learn their personalities.
Explore your Bellydance world and discover something new in your dance that has been there all along. Remind yourself about the fundamentals of Nature.

Mommy and Me Bellydance


After Katya became a mother herself, she wanted to create a strong, supportive and safe community for new mothers where mothers can dance, embrace their body, work out, stretch and relax. And all that while letting their Toddlers to stay close by, to move in a big open space, dance, play music, find new friends and socialize with other babies.
Come join us for Dance, Music and Fun!

What people say…


“I love this belly dance class! With her charming style, Katya challenges you and makes you smile as you work your hips, shoulders, arms, and hands into gorgeous movements. In addition to technique, she teaches you to be graceful and feminine in your daily life. You also connect to the other students in the fun freestyle circle. Thank you, Katya.”


“I love how caring my instructors at the Los Angeles Bellydance Academy are. Katya’s Intro to Bellydance class teaches strong technique along with confidence, love of self and love of others.
Thank you for giving me a community where I can train and feel cared for!”


Thank you for participating in the Grand Souk Festival yesterday
at The Rancho. Your presence at the event made it seem so authentic in such a relaxing environment.
You are an amazing dancer! A combination of professionalism, sensuality, energy and beauty that inspires and motivates one to
be better at what they do!
I hope that you will bless us with your presence at many more events in the future.
Thanks again,


”Just wanted to say Thank You. Katya was wonderful and well received by my guests. Her show was great and many participated in her lessons and some way want to sign up for real lessons. I will give my friends information about you dance company.
Thanks Again!”
Diane Talton


You were WONDERFUL. Thank you so much. Our teachers were amazed and surprised.”
Gareth McClain
Rolling Hills Country Day School


Private Classes


Katya is available for booking private one-on-one classes.Private classes are focused just on you and created to achieve your personal goals and needs!
Everything from improving your technique to getting ready for a competition!..
Katya is also available for teaching small groups, such as women corporative events, bridal showers and kids celebrations. Please contact Katya for price quotes and additional information.

Teaching in Haifa

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