Memphis Raqs Bellydance

Learn to Bellydance!


Director Liz London is moving abroad in April 2016. Memphis Raqs will close at that time. The classes listed below are our final offerings. Troupe member Nicci Lundquist is taking over leadership of the company, which will be relaunched under their new name in late 2016. To follow the announcements and changes, please follow us on Facebook.

Our student troupe, Alima Tribe, is moving forward as an independent dance company, and they can be found here

If you are looking for bellydance classes in Memphis, please check out these other companies:

Nava Sanctum , tribal fusion bellydance at High Expectations Studio on Broad St

Natasha, member of Alima Tribe in Oakland,TN

Tia Uphoff, tribal fusion bellydance

Isis Dance Academy, American and Egyptian Cabaret

Sadiia Pyramid Dance co. (901)628-1788, Bellydance ,Hula ,Fire ,Mermaid & shows & classes

Jasmine Shope, Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese, American Cabaret, and fusion styles. 901.604.6455

Winter 2016 Schedule

Class Name Day/Time Teacher Location
Beginner/Intermediate Choreography Thursdays 6:00pm *Jan 14 - 7 weeks* $80 Nicci Madison Studio
Intermediate/Advanced - Technique & Combos Mondays 6:00pm *Starts Jan 11, 14 weeks* $15/class, $80/7, $120/14 Liz Studio 708

Step 1: Register here.

Step 2: Pay for classes below, using secure credit card processing or Paypal. Students may also bring cash or check to their first class.

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Gift Certificates Available!

Use the Paypal button above to select a $25 or $50 Gift Certificate option, and use Paypal or a credit card to complete your purchase. In the Special Instructions, give us the name of the recipient and the address you'd like us to mail the certificate to (even if it's your address you'd like it sent to). Recipients can register for any class option and present the gift certificate to deduct the amount from their total class fees.


Thank you so much for teaching the belly dance workshop for our students! You did an outstanding job and the students really benefited from the information they received! I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Sharyn Stevenson, Coordinator of Community Education, Arkansas Northeastern College

It occurred to me today that there has only ever been one place in my life where I knew I could go sit with a group of women without feeling judgement, drama, pressure, or any other negativity. That's the Memphis Raqs dance studio.

Alice Danter, Student for 2+ years

Liz pushes me to the limit and beyond. She makes me see the importance of not being too comfortable in my technique, but rather too keep pushing to excel.

Anonymous Student Survey

Cassi was fun, upbeat, and more than willing to explain the breakdown of any move in question. Not to mention it is always a joy to watch her dance, as her technique is flawless!

Anonymous Student Survey