The Belly Dance Journey Membership

Your personal interactive success path through the wonderful world of belly dance. (Formerly known as The Rhinestone Subscription)

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The Belly Dance Journey is your personalized, interactive and curated path through the wonderful world of belly dance. A membership experience unlike any other, this program will 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.

Before I tell you all about this life-changing membership, let's talk about who this program is perfect for.

Whether you're...

→ an aspiring belly dancer or belly dance student who loves the convenience of online dance classes, but misses the personal interaction and feedback that is so often missing in the online learning world

→ an experienced belly dance student tired of purchasing online classes only to find yourself not having the time or motivation to complete them

→ a long-time fan of the dance who is ready to discover your personalized and interactive success path through this beautiful dance form and a community that will support and encourage you all along the way

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.

The Rhinestone Subscription

The all-access plan for the dedicated dancer.

Within this unique program you will discover:

❃ a step-by-step outline that will guide you through your belly dance learning experience, helping you choose what to practice in order to move quickly a joyfully towards your goals. (No more wasted or misdirected practice time!)

❃ the tools and workshops you need to identify where you are in your dance journey, set goals as to where you would like to go next, and indentify how you are going 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!)

❃ the secrets to belly dance practice success - in dance as in life, you must identify your goals clearly in order to be able to achieve them. This membership will not only help you identify goals, but will provide you with a literal flow-chart to navigate all the content inside in the way that is best for your journey.

❃ 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!

"Sahira is an amazing teacher and one of the most talented, exciting bellydancers ever! She makes learning this beautiful dance form fun and informative all the while getting a great workout. You leave class feeling confident and more comfortable in your own body. She's also the nicest, most genuine person you will ever meet. Highly recommend her as both a teacher and performer. You will not regret even a second spent in her presence."

- Tambrey W.

"Firstly a BIG thank you for the access to your on line courses! I have been teaching now for almost 5 years, last year I completed my last teachers exam. I have to admit that since then I have been in a bit of a slump. I am loving your energy. Its brought back my desire to dance and learn. The chance to be a student again is exhilarating!!!"

- Nadia

"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

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This VIP membership experience gives you unlimited access to all of my technique, combinations, choreography, finger cymbal, prop work, theory classes and more.

Belly Dance Journey members get instant access to all of the incredible course content I've created over the past several years, including courses that are never opened for registration to the outside world. Think of it as our exclusive little belly dance clubhouse!

Get a sneak peek at all the incredible courses that are currently included in the membership.

When you join you will get instant access to all of these to dive into immediately!

Courses Included with Purchase

The Finger Cymbal Revolution Membership
Skyrocket your zill skills with this in-depth exploration of finger cymbal sounds, patterns, technique, and musicality!
4 Course Bundle
Beginner Belly Dance Technique Toolkit
Begin your adventure here. | This is THE course to start you belly dance journey!
Beyond Basics
Level up your beginner belly dance moves with arms, traveling and shimmy layers!
Fabulous Finger Cymbal Basics
A comprehensive beginner course unwrapping the wonderful world of finger cymbals and how to play them confidently and joyfully.
Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum | Acapella Finger Cymbal Foundations - Theory, Technique and Practice
The foundation you need to for more confident, creative and joyful zilling with or without music!
Sensational Shimmies! - Shimmy Intensive
Start your engine... twenty different shimmies, variations and drills!
Killer Driller
Heart-pumping, muscle-building belly dance!
Beautiful Arms and Hands - Up Close and Personal
Dive deep into arm and hand expressivity with these 60-minute full length Zoom class recordings
Fabulous Fan Veil Choreography
Flutter away with new grace and strength with this high energy fan veil choreography
Belly Dance Bites
A sweet sampling of what's on the menu here at Sahira Belly Dances on Teachable!
Drill Deep
Solidify the foundational isolations necessary for strong belly dance technique!
You Wanna Move? | Intermediate/Advanced Drum Solo Choreography
This workshop will improve your technique, stretch your mind and engage your heart to take your dance to a new level.
Flutter Fan Veil Choreography
Gorgeous Single-Hand Flutter Fan Veil Dance
Khaleeji Drum Solo Choreography
A high energy hair-swinging hip-locking fusion choreography combining the best of Khaleeji folk dance with all your favorite drum solo flair
Saidi Cane Choreography | "Ya Hanady"
Discover the sassy Saidi dancer inside you with this full-of-attitude cane dance
Creating Achievable Dance Goals
5 steps to set yourself up for success in the new year!
Veil Technique and Combinations
A collection of veil technique, movements, tips and tricks and gorgeous combinations to use in your dance.
Improvisational Belly Dance Technique, Combinations and Zills
Urban Hipsy's Signature Improv Ghawazee-Inspired Movements. Includes the streaming DVD "Folkloric Combinations"
1 Course Bundle
Audio Editing Basics for Dancers
Everything you need to know to edit a piece of music to be exactly what you need for your dance!
Focus on Arms and Hands
Your complete guide to dancing with stronger, more graceful and more intentional arms and hands.
The Rak My Zills Challenge 2019
21 days of short challenges to help you learn to rock your finger cymbals!
Frumpy to Fabulous | T-shirt DIY Modification
Everything you need to quickly turn that frumpy t-shirt into a cute and flattering dolman style top!
Arabian Spices | Tribal Fusion Choreography | Streaming version of the original DVD
The original slow and snaky tribal fusion choreography by Sahira
Ali | Tribal Fusion Choreography | Streaming version of the original DVD
A high energy tribal fusion choreography that fuses Belly Dance with Bollywood, West African, and Skirt movement
Bella Donna Ya Helwa | Modern Egyptian Choreography with Veil and Zills | Streaming version of the original DVD
An Original Modern Egyptian Choreography with Veil and Zill
Bella Donna Dance
Spanish Skirt Passion | Streaming version of the original DVD
A fiery skirt dance full of the passion and flair of Spanish dance taught for a solo or a duet
Sahira and Silvia Salamanca
Folkloric Combinations | Streaming version of the original DVD
Urban Hips' Signature Ghawazee-Inspired Improvisational Vocabulary, Zills and More!
Inta Omri Sword Choreography
Intermediate level choreography to a techno remix of "Inta Omri" (Archived In-Studio Class Recording)
Arabic Maqams
Find a deeper understanding of the music behind the dance
Sexy Valentine's Choreography | "Into You"
This sultry number will give you something extra delicious to share with someone special...
Musical Zill Counting for Dancers
Conquer your qualms about counting the zills with this easy to understand primer on counting finger cymbals in a way that finally makes sense!
Practice Makes Perfect
A collection of short classes full of technique, drills and dance goodness just for Rhinestone subscribers!
Ghawazee Movements and Stylization
Recordings of a 3-week live Zoom series with a focus on Ghawazee style movement
#RakMyZills | The Zill Challenge 2021
10 days of short video tutorials to get you playing a funky new acapella zill riff...and dancing to your beat too!
Black Magic Woman Combography
Get witchy with your bad self with this spell-binding choreography. (Archived Old In-Studio Recording)
Intermediate Technique Marathon
Level up your dance technique with these exciting drills, layers, and combinations. (Archived Old In-Class Recordings)
An Eznak Ya M'allem | Beginner Choreography
Super sassy beginner choreography that you can learn in just four weeks! (Archived Old In-Studio Recording)
Drama Queen Wings Choreography
Fly away with this dramatic isis wings choreography! (Archived Old In-Studio Recording)
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Original Price: $820

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Every single month you get brand-new recorded and live dance content:

✓ A class or series with a technique or combination focus.

✓ A class or series with a finger cymbal focus.

✓ Two live, interactive Zoom classes

✓ One live, interactive Q&A

✓ Quarterly Membership Clubhouse

In addition you will also receive

✓ Access to an exclusive online community

✓ 50% discount on all of my regular Saturday Zoom series

✓ 50% discount on all choreography intensives

"Dancing allows me to find my authentic self. You can't be an imposter when you dance if you have self inquiry and reflection. There's no place to go. Then when you find joy it spreads. Thanks for all you do to keep dancers inspired."

- Dey Lynn

"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!"

- Cris

When you enroll during this special limited time period you'll get:

The Belly Dance Journey Membership

(A $905 Value)

✓ 40 on-demand belly dance instructional courses including technique, combinations, choreography, finger cymbals, music theory, props and more. ($820 value)

✓ Two monthly live Zoom classes ($36 value)

✓ A monthly live Q&A Session ($10 value)

✓ Access to an exclusive members-only online community ($39 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. ($40 value)

✓ The success path workbook to create your personal and directed practice journey. ($20 value)

✓ 50% off all regular Saturday Zoom multi-level belly dance class series ($240 value)

✓ 50% off all choreography intensives ($394 value)

The Belly Dance Journey Membership brings you a $1993 in belly dance learning value for

only $33 a month!

Are you ready for this?

Here are a few reasons to belly dance with Sahira!

Plus you'll be backed by a risk-free 7-Day Guarantee

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 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, just reach out and I'll give you a full refund.

The Belly Dance Journey Membership is a monthly membership that can be cancelled at anytime. So you have nothing to lose and a beautiful world of belly dance inspiration to gain!

"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

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a brand new to belly dance. Is this membership going to be over my head?
The Belly Dance Journey Membership is perfect for people just beginning their journey as well as for dancers who have been practicing a while and are ready to dive into a more immersive online learning experience. The membership will take you from the very beginning steps of both the dance and the finger cymbals all the way through to more advanced choreographies and acapella zill work - so you can be confident that you will find inspiration and challenge for you no matter where you are in your journey.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for an entire month - across any and all devices you own. The subscription auto-renews each month so that you have constant access to all the latest and greatest offerings all the time.
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.

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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!