Focus on Arms and Hands

Your complete guide to dancing with stronger, more graceful and more intentional arms and hands.

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Belly dance students around the world agree that while arms and hands are an essential and beautiful part of our dance, they are often glossed over or even ignored in many belly dance classes.

The result?

Confusion and uncertainty among dancers about what to do with their arms and performances that lack the polish, dynamism and framing that thoughtful arm work can provide.


It's time to banish confusion and throw boring and repetitive arm work out the door! Let's focus on arms and hands.

In this course, I will take you through a number of practical exercises to strengthen your arm and hand work and approach your movements from a more mindful place.

Videos include

  • Demonstrations of basic and some not-so-basic arm positions
  • Detailed breakdown of some of my favorite hand and arm movements
  • Tips to instantly increase the strength and fluidity of your movements
  • Stretches to improve hand extension and flexibility
  • Combination workshops to highlight the power of creative arm work
  • Stylization ideas for Egyptian and Tribal dance
  • Solutions for the most common arm movement problems
  • and more!

This course is closed for enrollment.

"I’m so thrilled to be in your Arms & Hands class! I feel like yesterday’s class lit up some new lightbulbs for me. I was delighted to find myself experiencing new things in my dance practice today as I continued to work with some of the concepts we covered. Yay!"

- Cate

You don't have to learn hundreds of new movements to take your dancing to new heights! Most likely what you need is a simple and effective way to strengthen the arm work you already know, plus some creative ideas to help you mix it up. Find all that and more right here.

So whether you are new to the dance or have been belly dancing for some time and are looking for new inspiration for these incredible appendages attached to your torso this is the course for you!

Sign up today and you can have stronger, more beautiful and more graceful arms tomorrow. Let's Focus on Arms and Hands!

"I tend to think of things technically and appreciate when your “engineering brain” explains the technique. And today’s class also allowed me to get more expressive with my arms - something I haven’t yet done in the 18 months I’ve been dancing."

- Sarina

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

Your Instructor


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 also direct the BellaDonna Dance Company, voted Houston ’s Best Belly Dancers by the Houston Press and am founder and director of Houston’s premiere Tribal Style troupe, Urban Hipsy.

I love belly dancing! Seriously… I did not ever set out to be a professional belly dancer, but since dedicating the last 21 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 look forward to sharing the dance floor with you soon!

This course is closed for enrollment.