Improvisational Belly Dance Technique, Combinations and Zills

Urban Hipsy's Signature Improv Ghawazee-Inspired Movements. Includes the streaming DVD "Folkloric Combinations"

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Find the beauty, strength and grace in your dance by exploring Urban Hipsy's improvisational format combinations.

Tribal belly dance is known for its incredibly detailed and muscular technique, it's focus on beautiful arm and hand movements and its strong sense of community. This course will take you through many of Urban Hipsy's favorite slow and fast vocabulary that have been collected from their journeys over the last 20 years! From slow and snaky to fast and flirtatious this package will give you more than a dozen new combinations and some seriously awesome zill work to add to your vocabulary no matter which style you practice most.

This package also gives you bundled access to "Folkloric Combinations" an additional online course (valued at $35) that contains all of Urban Hipsy's signature Ghawazee-inspired movement format, troupe variations, troupe and solo practice and a primer on finger cymbals.

Use this movement vocabulary in your solo or troupe vocabulary, whether improvisationally or choreographed! Join today and take a walk on the tribal side!

I recently started learning some of Sahira’s Urban Gypsy Tribal dance moves and immediately I fell in love. I found out there is something very special about doing the moves in sync with my sisters. There is a connection that is created when dancing this dance together and it is very empowering. It’s also a great way to get more zill playing in my dance, so I’m really excited to continue learning more and dancing!

- Corinna, Texas

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, Alaska

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!

Course Curriculum

  Written Notes for Combinations
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  Intensives (Old Live Class Internet Videos)
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  Shall we dance?
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Courses Included with Purchase

Folkloric Combinations | Streaming version of the original DVD
Urban Hips' Signature Ghawazee-Inspired Improvisational Vocabulary, Zills and More!

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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.

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