RAKtoberfest’s mission is to:
bring the dances, culture and history
of the Middle East to northwest Michigan.
RAKtoberFest’s goal is to:
appeal to all Bellydance aficionados
by providing instructors
that teach across the spectrum
rather than staying “inside the box.”
RAKtoberFest is committed to:
honoring the legacy of all the dancers
that came before
by passing those dances down
to the next generation of students.
RAKtoberFest’s vision is to:
raise the barre of
Middle Eastern dance workshops
while raising the quality
of the students who attend the festival.
RAKtoberFest is dedicated to:
sponsoring high-quality instructors
that appeal to and instruct both
AmCab/Oriental and Tribal dancers.
What is the purpose of the event?
To make this event more than
“just another dance workshop”.
This event is designed to be an experience.
You will be able to spend quality time
with the instructor.
You will learn more than just
technique and choreography,
but you will also learn
history, philosophy, and method.
This event goes beyond the dance steps,
you also have Q&A sessions
to pick the instructor’s brain.
Nourishing food is vegetarian and gluten-free.
Why does the event exist?
At some point in a student’s career, t
hey come to a point where they must pass
on the knowledge that they have attained.
This is a long-standing and sacred responsibility.
It is the purpose of the School of Rak,
the sponsor of RAKtoberFest,
to “give back” by organizing this event
so that others may also learn and grow
from various instructors.
What are the top three ways that makes this event unique?
1) Quality-time lecture
and Q&A sessions with the instructor
2) Geared towards BOTH
Cabaret/Oriental and Tribal dancers
3) Healthy, nutritious and delicious food