About Girls Raks

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Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image Program is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers’ Group. Now in our eighth year, the Oakland, California based Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image Program is a fun, engaging year-round program for young women ages 13-21. The program provides proactive tools for young women of all shapes and sizes who may struggle with body image and self-esteem. Girls Raks 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.

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