Discover confidence and joy, one shimmy at a time.
Uncover the beautiful, confident dancer within
inside a supportive and accepting community.
Find acceptance and success in your belly dance journey with 500+ hours of online zill and belly dance technique courses, live Zoom classes, personal interaction and an amazing community.
The Belly Dance Journey is your personalized, interactive and curated path through the wonderful world of finger cymbals and belly dance.
The Belly Dance Journey is membership experience unlike any other. This program will give you the tools you need to confidently and joyfully learn to belly dance and play the finger cymbals 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.
Before I tell you all about this life-changing membership, let's talk about who this program is perfect for.
new to belly dance and afraid you are not "young enough" or "coordinated enough" to learn this beautiful dance form
an aspiring belly dancer or belly dance student who loves the convenience of online dance and finger cymbal classes, but craves the personal interaction and feedback that is so often missing in the online learning world
a long-time student of the dance who is ready to up your zill game and hone your belly dance technique through a personalized and interactive success path
You are in the right place.
Let me show you exactly how The Belly Dance Journey Membership will give you the tools, inspiration and unparalleled support you crave on your journey to learning the beautiful art of belly dance.
Within this unique program you will discover:
❃ a personalized success path that will guide you through your belly dance and finger cymbal learning experience, helping you choose what to practice in order to move quickly and joyfully towards your goals. (No more wasted or misdirected practice time!)
❃ the tools you need to set achievable dance goals, as well as the resources you need to get there.
❃ on-demand course content that is unparalleled in its organization and attention to detail. (I was an engineer before becoming a belly dancer... so I'm all about the details!)
❃ an incredible on-line community of dancers from all over the world who are working alongside you and cheering you all the whole way.
❃ the magic that is created when on-demand learning meets regular live on-line classes. Study at your own pace and then come together with me and the rest of the Belly Dance Journey community twice each month for connection and feedback. It's the best of both worlds!
"I ended class feeling confident and more comfortable in my own body."
- Tambrey W.
"I want to thank you! because your teaching was with me during a rough time and helped me with healing. And now I am having so much fun with all the new possibilities!"
- Sage Rose
This VIP membership experience gives you unlimited access to all of my finger cymbal, technique, combinations, choreography, prop work, artistry, theory classes and more.
Belly Dance Journey members get instant access to all of the incredible online course content I've created over the past ten years, including courses that are never opened for registration to the outside world.
Imagine a friendly and accepting belly dance studio that is open 24/7 for you to guide your practice towards your goals. And I am there as your practice buddy supporting you all the way. It's like your exclusive belly dance clubhouse!
Because EVERY BODY deserves a space on the dance floor.
Gain access to hundreds of hours of on-demand belly dance instructional content, including the largest online finger cymbal school in the world!
Would you like to feel comfortable, confident and joyful playing and dancing with your finger cymbals?
Are you frustrated with the challenge of moving and zilling creatively and just don't know where to direct your practice?
Would you enjoy connecting with an incredible community of dancers who are working along side you to level up their zill skills?
We do this inside The Belly Dance Journey too!
Discover the magic of the world’s most unique, inclusive and accepting online belly dance membership.
On Demand Classes
Live Interactive Experiences
Goal Setting Workshops
Exclusive Facebook Community
500+ hours of belly dance and finger cymbal content
Learn and Grow in Your Personalized Journey:
- Finger Cymbals
Here is her story:
Before joining the Belly Dance Journey, I felt like I was just spinning in circles with my dance practice, and not growing my abilities like I wanted. Now, less than a year after joining the membership, I am really growing and making progress in my dance! I love that whatever mood I'm in, I can find something within the journey to practice.
Since joining the Journey I have learned so much, including how to map music for choreographies so I can play and dance a planned routine - and I've created my very own zill and veil choreography!
But more importantly than all the great content, I love that I never feel judgement within the Journey community. (And I really like having others around me that enjoy the finger cymbals like I do!) I love being able to celebrate the small victories in the beginning of my journey as well as major accomplishments. I love learning from and getting constructive feedback from the community and I love you as an instructor. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy the live zoom classes. They are huge for my growth. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Did you catch that? The Journey is so much more than just a bunch of recorded classes that you have access to.
It is an all-encompassing belly dance and finger cymbal program that is designed to give you the resources and the support you need to have a joyful and fulfilling belly dance learning experience.
It has created huge transformation for hundreds of dancers. And it can do it for YOU too.
Here is her story:
During the pandemic, when everything was shut down, I went from teaching 7 dance classes a week along with practicing with my dance company, too not doing anything at all. Everything stopped! I was thinking of retiring from dance. It was so depressing. But later I realized that I needed dance in my life and decided that I was going to make it my priority again, thanks to Sahira.
I took Sahira’s Fan Veil Intensive during lock down and loved the way she presented the material. Then I took her Goal Setting workshop and made a plan. When she opened The Belly Dance Journey I immediately signed up.
I love it! There is so much inside and she continues to add new content every month. There is something there for everyone from beginner to advanced levels - classes in technique, props, and various dance styles, as well as informative classes on editing music, setting goals, and more.
I have fallen in love with dance again.
I’m excited to be learning, exploring new styles, props and playing zills. Sahira’s upbeat nature is infectious, and she makes learning fun. Thank you Sahira for all you do, you have brought joy back into my life.
Discover your love for the dance for the first (or second) time within the Belly Dance Journey Membership.
When you enroll during this special limited time period you'll get:
The Belly Dance Journey Membership
(A $3672 Value)
✓ Over 40 on-demand belly dance instructional courses including technique, combinations, choreography, finger cymbals, music theory, props and more. ($3397 value)
✓ Two monthly on-demand video releases - one technique and one finger cymbal ($60 value)
✓ Two monthly live interactive Zoom classes ($36 value)
✓ A monthly live Q&A Session ($20 value)
✓ Quarterly Membership Clubhouses ($80 value)
✓ Access to an exclusive members-only online community ($79 value)
Plus you will receive these bonus to help you create incredible momentum in your dance journey
✓ A goal-setting workshop to walk you step-by-step through how to set attainable dance goals. ($59 value)
✓ The success path workbook to create your personal and directed practice journey. ($27 value)
✓ 50% off all regular Saturday Zoom multi-level belly dance class series ($168 value)
✓ 50% off all choreography intensives ($354 value)
The Belly Dance Journey Membership brings you a $4,280 in belly dance learning value for an incredibly low monthly price.
⭐️ Sign up for the year and receive two months for free and your exclusive Belly Dance Journey T-shirt and notebook to track your practice! ⭐️
Unleash the joy of belly dance and see it positively impact every aspect of your life!
"I’ve been dancing for over 30 years and I found within the Belly Dance Journey membership a way to keep things fresh and interesting - it’s my time to take a break from being in charge. I get to play and explore! The Journey is a great balance of technique, combinations and zills and I really enjoy having instant access to so many pre-recorded videos as well as the monthly live classes. The live classes are key - they are a beautiful way to connect with other dancers and be seen as a student. Thank you for the inspiration!”
- Dey Lynn
Get a sneak peek at all the incredible courses that are already included in the membership.
When you join you will get instant access to all of these to dive into immediately! These are in addition to the monthly on-demand releases, live classes and Q&A sessions.
Courses Included inside The Belly Dance Journey membership
Expert Interviews and Zill Reviews
Finger Cymbal Riffs and Combinations
Finger Cymbal Theory
Zill Skills, Drills & Thrills
Finger Cymbal Rhythms Patterns & Sounds
Practice Makes Progress
The Belly Dance Technique Toolkit
Emotion and Theatricality in Dance
Sensational Shimmy Intensive
Fabulous Finger Cymbal Basics
Acapella Finger Cymbal Foundations
Beautiful Arms and Hands - Up Close and Personal
Fabulous Fan Veil Choreography
You Wanna Move? | Intermediate/Advanced Drum Solo
Flutter Fan Choreography
Khaleeji Drum Solo Choreography
Saidi Cane Choreography | Ya Hanady
Creating Achievable Dance Goals
Veil Technique and Combinations
Improvisational Belly Dance Technique, Combinations and Zills
Audio Editing Basics for Dancers
Focus on Arms and Hands
The Rak My Zills Challenge 2019
Frumpy to Fabulous | T-shirt DIY Modification
Arabian Spices | Tribal Fusion Choreography | Streaming version
Ali | Tribal Fusion Choreography | Streaming version of the original
Bella Donna Ya Helwa | Modern Egyptian Choreography with Veil
Spanish Skirt Passion | Streaming version of the original DVD
Folkloric Combinations | Streaming version of the original DVD
Inta Omri Sword Choreography
Sexy Valentine's Choreography | Into You
Musical Zill Counting for Dancers
Ghawazee Movements and Stylization
RakMyZills | The Zill Challenge 2021
The Intermediate Technique Toolkit
Focus on Spins and Turns
Every single month you get brand-new recorded & live dance content inside The Belly Dance Journey:
✓ A pre-recorded class with a technique or combination focus.
✓ A pre-recorded class with a finger cymbal focus.
✓ Two live, interactive Zoom classes - one for finger cymbals and one for technique and combinations
✓ One live, interactive Q&A
✓ Quarterly Membership Clubhouse
In addition you will also receive
✓ Access to an exclusive online community
✓ Two annual online hafla performance opportunties
✓ 50% discount on all of my regular Saturday Zoom series
✓ 50% discount on all choreography intensives
"A reason that I love learning zills with Sahira is that she helps me break it down in a way I'll understand and she's also helped me come up with things I never thought I could do before, not just with the music, but also while dancing. Before you know it, you're putting it all together. It's wonderful!!"
"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!"
Plus you'll be backed by a risk-free cancel anytime policy.
The Belly Dance Journey is the most uniquely multi-faceted online belly dance program that gives you the step-by-step process you crave for your personal belly dance journey. Not only hundreds of hours of instructional content through many aspects of the art form, but also the personalized attention, live interactive opportunities and supportive community needed to maximize your success.
When you join, you will have immediate access to the 40+ courses already included in the membership, the past year of monthly on-demand releases and videos of all live member events, the exclusive online member's group and a goal-setting workshop to get you started in the best direction possible for your personal belly dance journey.
If you don't feel totally excited and motivated by what you find there, you can cancel at anytime. There is no contract or commitment. You have nothing to lose and a beautiful world of belly dance inspiration to gain!
Here is her story:
I had no idea how deeply meaningful this course was going to be when I decided to register.
My original plan was to learn some of the finger cymbal patterns and sounds, then re-take those sections together with my band drummer. Our plan was to meld what I'd learn from your classes with his metal drumming, and we'd perform that as part of the band's live performance but he was also a percussionist at heart - he had already bought his first pair of Zildjian thins! and was super-interested in the three sounds and couple of "tricks" that I showed him. He wanted to learn from you too!
He passed away very suddenly recently. It was a huge shock to everyone in the metal community. As you might be able to guess, this has affected me VERY deeply. I loved him - he was a beast on the drums with a one-of-a-kind sense of humor. He was really into the idea of us doing a duet, so I want to turn that idea into reality.
One way his other band and I are going honor him is to turn the sounds of his drumkit into a virtual instrument. In this way I have his sounds at my fingertips to program and replicate the drum patterns he was starting to create that I'd dance and play zills to. Without this course, I wouldn't have such a sharp focus on what and how I want to create and perform in honor of my late bandmate.
THANK YOU for offering this and teaching so thoroughly and precisely.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still thinking about it?
I respect that and want more than anything to make sure this membership journey is right for YOU.
You should give The Belly Dance Journey a risk-free shot if you are motivated by any of the following:
You are ready to move forward in your belly dance practice with confidence and joy, with a solid plan for success and an incredible and supportive community to cheer you on the entire way.
- Maybe you have lost your local dance community due to the pandemic, or aren't comfortable being in an in-person group class just yet, but you desperately miss the connection and community that comes with in person classes.
- Perhaps you live in an area where there are no in person options and you feel alone and isolated in your dance practice.
- You might need an inclusive and supportive community to ensure you that you are enough and give you that extra little nudge to keep moving.
- Or maybe you are tired of other online platforms that offer you hundreds of hours of content, but no guidance as to where to begin or what to work on next to meet your goals.
- Or you are looking for some new inspiration and a solid practice plan that helps you decide where to put your focus week by week and month after month.
- More importantly you don't want to find yourself in the same place in your practice 3, 6 or even 12 months from today.
If you resonate with any of these, The Belly Dance Journey is just what you need to move you forward in your belly dance journey now.
Hey there! I'm Sahira.
These past three years have been a crazy ride to say the least. And for myself and many of my students the dance has become a place of refuge in the storm.
Belly dance is a place many of us turn to when the going gets tough and I suspect you also understand the powerful force your dance practice is for your emotions, mental clarity, health and mindset.
When the whole world was forced online three years ago I was already here, arms open wide to welcome people into the wonderful world of belly dance. And while recorded class content kept people moving at first, after a while we discovered that videos alone just were not enough.
And so this membership was born.
I have seen magical transformations in my students when they enter a completely welcoming and accepting community, free from judgement and have the opportunity to learn at their own pace with on-demand content and then bring it into a live class setting to take the material further. The incredible speed and depth at which Journey members learn with this hybrid system makes it a beautiful and confidence-boosting way to level up any dance practice.
And beyond the technique and concepts learned, the connections and friendships that are created between dancers in the program are touching and transformative. I am just one small part of the motivational force here... YOU are the magical ingredient.
I would love nothing more than to help you find the same magical transformation in your dance.
Whether you have lost your local dance community, never had one to begin with, or are ready for a convenient and effective online belly dance adventure to fill your days with movement, health, creativity, connection and dance I would like to invite you to join me here for your personal belly dance journey and the adventure of a lifetime.
I'll see you on the dance floor, fabulous dancer!