Sahira Belly Dances
Find the confidence, grace and self-expression you've been looking for while learning the beautiful art form that is the world's most ancient dance.
"Truth be told, I dropped my subscription to another online platform because I like what you are offering so much more and how you offer it. Your wit, your intelligence, spontaneity and your Can Do attitude are truly charming and inspiring."
- CS, Mexico
"I highly recommend ANY opportunity that you get to work with Sahira. Sahira is one of the most dedicated teachers that I have had the honor of training with in my dance technique and choreography education. I have met with her for my own choreography project and the amount of attention and guidance she gave to me was unsurpassed by any other that I’ve experienced to date. There is no doubt that she will always be my “go to” instructor for all my choreography assistance and critique because I know that I can depend on her to be 100% committed to helping me create a quality performance piece!"
- Corinna, Houston, TX
I think you are an excellent instructor, one of the best! You are precise, detailed and patient with providing the breakdown and with repetitions that allows beginners like myself the best way to learn this beautiful art form of Bellydance.
- Evelyn, Anchorage, AK
Are you ready to get started?
Find the JOY, CONFIDENCE and ENERGY you've been craving.
New to the Dance? Join me for the Beginner Belly Dance Technique Toolkit!
If you are new to belly dance and looking to create a rock-solid foundation of the basic isolations and movements used in this beautiful folkloric dance form, I invite you to join me for the 8-week Beginner Belly Dance Technique Toolkit.
You will learn 18 foundational iconic movements to start looking and feeling confident in your movement, you body and you dance
This course includes:
✓ 8 weeks of step-by-step movement instruction that you can access on any device you own from anywhere in the world
✓All the basic isolations of this amazing dance as well as the foundational iconic movements that every belly dancer must know
✓Clear, concise and friendly instruction that will teach you to understand the movement as well as feel the movement in your body
✓ Weekly drills to help you hone your movements and commit them to muscle memory
✓A final combination that will put your fabulous new moves together into a piece you can dance for yourself or for others
✓ A course workbook to help you work through the material in an organized fashion and track your practice and your progress
✓ A fabulous playlist of great Arabic music to get you moving in your practice
✓ A great introduction into an incredible world of movement and cultural learning opportunity and direction on how to continue your belly dance journey.
Are you a finger cymbal fan looking unleash your inner Zillstar?
Then join me for the Fabulous Finger Cymbal Basics course and revolutionize the way you look at and play the finger cymbals!
This package will take you through a comprehensive foundation from the very beginning: How to choose zills, sew the elastics and wear them.
Then you'll exploring how to count belly dance rhythms in a way that makes sense with your movements, as well as several zill sounds that can be used to enhance the expressivity of your playing.
Once you are comfortable wearing your new instrument, we will dive into basic zill patterns, how to count and recognize them, as well as how to play them on the zills.
Then...we dance! (You didn't think you could just stand there and make the music, did you?)
Are you ready to dive into the belly dance journey of a lifetime?
The absolute best way to explore all that is available to you here is through The Belly Dance Journey Membership.
A membership experience unlike any other, the Belly Dance Journey is designed to give you the tools you need to confidently and joyfully learn to belly dance at your own pace and in your own way while also providing the personal interaction, encouragement, direction and community that is so essential for maximum success.
Members of The Belly Dance Journey have access to 40+ courses here on Teachable most of which are not available for purchase to the general public. Every month I add new recorded content and live classes accessible only to Journey members.
When you join the Belly Dance Journey Membership you'll have access to:
✓ 40 on-demand belly dance instructional courses including technique, combinations, choreography, finger cymbals, music theory, props and more.
✓ Two monthly live Zoom classes
✓ A monthly live Q&A Session
✓ Access to an exclusive members-only online community
Plus quarterly member's clubhouses, discounts on my regular Saturday Zoom class series and all real-time hybrid intensives I run throughout the year.
The Belly Dance Journey is only open for registration twice a year. You can learn more about this revolutionary program here and get on the waitlist for the next time the doors open.
In addition to the Belly Dance Journey membership I offer 2-3 live intensive workshops each year here in the Sahira Belly Dances Teachable studio. These workshops are open to everyone to register in the weeks prior to the event.
Interested in knowing when the next intensive workshop releases?
Get on my mailing list here and you will be the first to know! As a thank you for joining me I will also send you my FREE mini-course "5 Fabulous Shimmies that Every Belly Dance Should Know" so you can get started honing your belly dance skills today!
"Sahira is an amazing instructor. She gives me peace of mind when I express any doubt in dancing abilities. Sahira always encourages us with our dance expression to best match our personalities, ensuring in our own personal technique. I have been able to present myself with my own body expression, and have been becoming more confident with my dance technique thanks to Sahira and her positive outlook. Due to Sahira's delineated breakdown of technique, I have been able to improve every aspect of my dancing, from body expression - to facial expression; all the way from the way I use my hands to the way point my toes! All of her students are lucky to have her, as she has nothing but positive and encouraging things to say. She is also has a touch of class mixed with exoticism in every dance move!"
- Kelly, Houston, TX
- Nikita, England
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Basic Belly Dance Movements
How to work with Props
How to work with Zills
Arabic Music Theory
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
A New Love of Culture and Music
and so much more...
I got to first say - Thank you Sahira! You are an AWESOME TEACHER ! I got my zills two days ago and because of you I am learning ! You make it fun, creative and enjoyable !
I am so happy that I have subscribed to your courses! I have had a number of dance teachers (love them all) but, you have the clearest instructions. I learn at my own pace and your teaching method has opened helped me tremendously!
Well hello there, fabulous dancer! I'm Sahira. 👋🏽
I'm a life-long performer and have dedicated the last 21 years of my life to empowering others through the beautiful art of Belly Dance. I am a lifelong musician and head over heels crazy about the finger cymbals. I am a self-proclaimed technique and music geek, love anything to do with bunnies and could live off of spicy Szechwan food for the rest of my life.
I love belly dancing! Seriously… I did not ever set out to be a professional belly dancer, but since dedicating the last 22 years of my life to it, I cannot imagine doing anything else. I was an engineer by training before starting my first belly dance class – which just goes to show that anyone can learn this beautiful dance!
What I love best about teaching – and I’ve had the opportunity to work with students all over the world – is watching a student grow into their dance – from that first “ah-ha” moment, to seeing them dance with a confidence that they never thought they had. This dance is so wonderfully empowering and can be enjoyed by every body.
I cannot wait to share that joy, confidence, creativity and empowerment with you!
Thank you for joining me here!
>>> I invite you to jump on the dance floor with me now by snagging my free "5 Fabulous Shimmies" course so we can dive right in and begin your belly dance journey today! <<<