Bellydancing and Body Image by Girls Raks

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Girls Raks

Are you interested in teaching new dance styles? Maybe even performing in front of a live audience?

Girls Raks is a fun, engaging summer program for young women ages 13-24. The program provides proactive tools for young women of all shapes and sizes who may struggle with body image and self-esteem. The program gives young women an opportunity to have a body-positive experience, free of judgment and competition. Course work includes the teaching of choreography and bellydance history, as well as meditation and writing exercises focused on self-awareness and connection to others. At the close of the program, students perform in a bellydance show with professional Bay Area bellydancers, Hotter Than July Benefit, held at Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland.

The 2014 Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image Program is July 15th-July 19th. This summer’s program is poised to be the best one yet! This year Girls Raks has joined forces with Youth UpRising (YU). Located in the heart of East Oakland, YU is a neighborhood hub offering young people services and programs to increase the physical and mental well being, community connection, educational attainment, and career achievement among youth members.

Click to download the Girls Raks 2014 application: GirlsRaksApplication2014 

Check out the Girls Raks website for more information

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