Sensational Shimmy Intensive

Your one-stop shop to learn, drill and perfect 22 incredible shimmies and variations!

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Welcome to the Sensational Shimmy Intensive - your one stop shop to learn, drill, perfect and have fun with 22 different shimmies and variations that are quintessential in the belly dance world.

Whether you are

πŸ’ƒπŸ» a new dancer looking to learn some of belly dance's most popular shimmies

πŸ’ƒπŸ» a long-time dance student frustrated with shimmies that are unreliable, wonky or difficult to achieve

πŸ’ƒπŸ» an experienced dancer looking to expand your shimmy repertoire

you are in the right place!

By the end of this course you will have:

βœ“ A solid understanding of how to make shimmies big, relaxed, delicious, dependable and fun

βœ“ The clear blueprint for drilling your shimmies to achieve the shimmies you've always wanted

βœ“ Twenty two different shimmies that you can play with and use to create amazing texture and expression in your dance

βœ“ Total confidence and clarity on the differences between the three quarter and triplet shimmies (Yes! They are different!)

βœ“ Four ways to easily workout your shimmies anytime no matter how much time you have

"You are a great teacher and thank you for the nice way you have to correct and to help me understand the movements. I finally understood the shimmy! Thank you!!! It was really frustrating before but now it doesn't hurt. I love it! On the first lesson!"

- Luz

This course is closed for enrollment.

"Sahira is a fantastic teacher, who helps her students to both understand and feel the moves and the music, getting us to truly dance and perform. She is perceptive in figuring out and finding solutions to her students' obstacles, and uses many approaches until a solution is reached. Her effervescent personality and beautiful dance style make learning from her and dancing with her a lot of fun."

Waiting for you inside...22 Different Shimmies and Variations!

❃ Egyptian Shimmies with variations

❃ Hip Shimmy

❃ Triplet Shimmy and dozens of variations

❃ Three-Quarter shimmy and variations

❃ African Shimmy

❃ Hagallah Shimmy

❃ Shoulder Shimmy

❃ Choo Choo Shimmy

❃ Earthquake Shimmy

...and more!

This limited-time enrollment is the LAST TIME this course will be offered for sale as a one-time purchase, lifetime access course. After enrollment closes on December 12th the course will only be available to dancers in my Belly Dance Journey membership. Now is the time to commit to leveling up your shimmies - so don't delay!


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 and you have lifetime access.
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 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
I am a brand new belly dancer. Will this course be too advanced for me?
Absolutely not! Every shimmy tutorial takes you step by step through all the technique you need to successfully accomplish the movement with practice.
I've been dancing a long time... is this course for me?
How many shimmies do you know and currently use in your dancing? If it's less than 22 there is definitely something new for you to dive into within this course. 😊 And the course will not only teach you the technique behind the shimmies, but with give you a variety of drills that you can use over and over in your practice.

I am so excited to dive into this course with you and share this sensation world of shimmies with you! I created this course after struggling for many years with the concept of the shimmy... exactly 12 years to be exact.

Seriously. And struggle might be an understatement.

My shimmies were small and unreliable, and I would often panic in the moments just before they happened in my dancing. Day to day I could never be sure if my shimmy would work for me or not and this led me to feel like a total imposter of a belly dancer! I thought I couldn't possibly call myself a belly dancer with shimmies that lame.

Fast forward several years now and I am happy to say that I have drilled and engineered my way to a much better place and I have a lot more confidence and enthusiasm about the dozens of shimmies in my repertoire.

I have learned so much from my struggle, from my hours of classes with other instructors and from a lot of tinkering during my practice.

And I want to share all of that with you.

It is my sincere hope that you join me for this course and discover (more quickly than I did) how to create the luscious, dependable and fun shimmies that you crazy for your dancing.

I would love to share the dance floor with you here.



Course Curriculum

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  Shimmy Tips
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  Bonus! Drills for Shimmy Layers
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  Cool Down
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  Continue your belly dance journey!
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Your Instructor


Well hello there, fabulous dancer! I'm Sahira. πŸ‘‹πŸ½

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 β€œah-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.