A Free Class HIPS MASTERY by Joana Saahirah is happening soon and YOU´re invited!

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A NEW gift from Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School is arriving!
Hips Mastery Free Online Class – live & recorded – happens next Saturday, April the 14th, from 6pm till 7pm WEST time.

CHECK the INVITATION VIDEO available at the VIDEO´s SECTION at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.
Here are the STEPS to get there:
Log into our School by going to www.powhow.com
Write our school´s name in the SEARCH BOX

Head to our VIDEO Gallery and write HIPS MASTERY in the SEARCH BOX


Et voilá! You´ll access our NEW Free Class Invitation Video.


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My Moroccan Journey


A whole month of work, discovery, new dreams, and expansion -on a personal and professional level – in Morocco has come to an end but, somehow, it feels like it has just started.

I´ve rejected work proposals – not everything that glitters is gold -, I rethought my goals, studied business and marketing (way out of my comfort zone) and dared to expand, on a romantic/intimate level, in ways I´ve never done before.


Guts, honesty and an open heart always take the prize, at the end of the day. And, I, dear friends, am proud of myself. This may well be the most precious gift we can give to ourselves: loving and being proud of who we are.


I´m aware of the value of time, focus, purpose, truthfulness – life. Therefore, my daily decisions, the big and the small ones, are shaped by that appreciation.


I refuse to do things I dislike, unless they´re an obligation I cannot escape (doctor´s appointments, taxes, the logistics of ordinary life), I only work in what I love and with the people I respect; I choose my intimate circle carefully and I try – try* – to take care of myself, body, mind, heart and soul. IMG_20180324_100509_041.jpg

My work trips around the world are part of a package I call MY DREAM LIFE, the existence I was born to lead. They bring me joy, growth, discovery, the opportunity to share all I´ve been learning in my career, and life (they´re never apart),  and the possibility to find my nest, a place I can call home.

Morocco surprised me and it didn´t surprise me at all. A huge part of the country was familiar to me: the language, the mentality, the mix between the Arabic and the African cultures, the rhythm of life, the air. Another side, one I underestimated, astonished me. I had no idea Morocco was so peculiar, so rich in its colorful palette of subcultures, dialects, traditions, music, and dance; I didn´t know you could eat so well, and so much!, there. I had no idea I´d fall in love with the country, despite the exhaustion it can provoke.

IMG_20180311_221501_792.jpgWhen compared to Egypt, and it was impossible for me not to compare it after having lived in Egypt for so long, Morocco is a walk in the park. Even the old medina of Marrakech, a living hell for many tourists, is paradise when compared with the chaos, the noise, the crowds, the overstimulation, the privacy invasion – or privacy non-existence -, the sexual harassment and speed of Cairo. I felt relaxed in the midst of Marrakech´s messy, labyrinthic streets; the harassment of men was mild, almost invisible, when compared with the Egyptian world I (still) carry within.


I could write many posts on Morocco, and all the amazing things I´ve done, and learned, there but time limitation, and priorities, speak louder. What I can say, for the record, is GO.

Go there. Go anywhere your soul calls for.

Traveling, for work or for leisure, is a blessing, a university degree, a window that keeps you from going stale. Water, as humans, was made to move. So, move!


Through The Other, the foreigner, the one we often don´t understand, we discover ourselves.

Through Traveling, an active dip into a foreign culture with a minimum of prejudices blurring our sight, we discover the meaning of life.


Through Adventure – coming face to face with values, and ways of living, which are not our own -, we discover peace of mind. Through peace of mind we discover that, despite our differences, we´re all ONE.


NEW Free Ebook “Introduction to Egyptian Dance Wonderland” by Joana Saahirah


A fabulous NEW free ebookIntroduction to Egyptian Dance Wonderland by Joana Saahirah – is fresh out of the oven and ready to guide you into your dance, and self-discovery, path.

Discover how you can claim your free copy by emailing us at dancemagica@gmail.com


NEW online courses happening, this month, at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School

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My goal is to keep growing – personally, creatively & professionally – and, hopefully, to inspire others to do the same, starting with my students.

This month, Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School is presenting exciting NEW Online & Recorded Courses, and SPECIAL features (exclusive contents only shared with the dancers on our Mailing List), that will take you deeper, and higher, into the fascinating world of authentic Egyptian Dance, Self-Discovery & Empowerment.

For now, here are the NEWS we can share with you (more on the way!):


Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Saiidi Technique & Choreography – Level 2 (Become a TRUE Saiidi!)

Follow the link for more information: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/saiidi-technique-choreography-level-2-become-a-true-saiidi


Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Eskandaranie with Mellaya (SPICY) Introduction

Follow the link for more information: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/eskandaranie-with-mellaya-spicy-introduction


Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Golden Age Classical Egyptian Dance – Technique & Choreography

Follow the link for more information: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/golden-age-classical-egyptian-dance-technique-choreography

Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1To check ALL our Online, Recorded Courses, follow the link:



Why Joana Saahirah Online Dance School is NOT for everyone

Working, and living, in Morocco for a full month inspired me in many ways.

What I want, and what I do NOT want, became even clearer; new insights – personal and professional – bloomed from the inside out, or perhaps from the outside in, and NEW dreams showed up on my (already fiery) horizon.

Integrity, passion, purpose, and clarity on what I am and stand for are a huge part of this magical influence – no surprise I had to shoot the video you can watch in this post.

Common sense would suggest I´d proclaim out loud, my NEW school – Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School – is for everyone, a democratic space where everybody fits in. But, to be honest, that´s not true. My school, as everything I do, is NOT for everyone. I´m an original, very specific, often weird dancer/teacher/choreographer/author – I´m not what I lovingly call a belly dance Zumba gym teacher”.

Rest assured, my school is not for everyone. Students must be aligned with the purpose, the vision, and the vibration I´ve instilled in this newborn baby.

Special students for a special school.

Watch the video for more information and WELCOME to Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School Wonderland IF, and only if, you belong to our Tribe.

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Celebrating Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School!

The Vision for Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School was clear from the start.

I wanted to create a community of dancers interested in authentic Egyptian Dance, as I´ve learned it in many years of study and career in Egypt and work around the world, Self-Discovery & Empowerment. A space where each student could be herself instead of a follower; a school where competition gave place to COMMUNITY AND MUTUAL SUPPORT; a safe haven where all of us can learn, explore, fail and try again until we succeed.

I knew the students I meet, every time I travel to teach, perform and lecture, would benefit from a more consistent, in-depth, training with me and I was – always have been – passionate about EMPOWERING WOMEN TO DANCE AND BE THEIR BEST SELVES.

We opened our first class last May and we´ve grown immensely, since then.

All I can say, at the moment, is THANK YOU for your presence at the school, your support, trust and love. And, YES-YES-YES, this is just the beginning of a beautiful, personal, and collective, dream that will DIGNIFY EGYPTIAN DANCE and EMPOWER US (me included) to explore, and express, our true selves.

I´m honoured to have you at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.

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Take a look at ALL our Online & Recorded Courses at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School

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Dig in, and explore, the treasure ark of Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.
All you have to do to access any of the following courses is to LOG in Powhow (www.powhow.com), go to the SEARCH BOX and write the name of the course you wish to purchase. The system will lead you from there on.
If you have any doubts or suggestions, don´t hesitate in contacting us via email (send a message to dancemagica@gmail.com).
The BASES of Egyptian Dance & Joana Saahirah´s method – Courses I suggest EVERY dancer takes:
*Egyptian Dance Nuggets – Polish your Technique – Level 1
* Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – Level 1

*Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – Level 2
*Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – Level 3
*Egyptian Dance Nuggets – Polish your Technique – Level 1
*Arms & Hands in Egyptian Dance RECORDED Training
*Arms & Hands in Egyptian Dance – Romantic Choreography 
*Tabla Solo Discovery Journey – Level 1
*Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance Workshop
Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Baladi Courses
Baladi Extravaganza Intensive Training
Baladi Extravaganza – Deeper into the Language of the Hips
How to choreograph YOUR Baladi Awadi (Progression)
Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Egyptian Dance Rhythms & Tabla Solo Courses
Rhythms for Egyptian Dance Intensive Training – Level 1
Tabla Solo Discovery Journey – Level 1
Cairo Style Tabla Solo Intensive Training
Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Om Kolthoum Special Courses
Om Kolthoum & Tarab for Oriental Dancers Introduction
Om Kolthoum & Tarab for Oriental Dancers – Level II
Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Shimmy (Drills) Technique & Combos
Shimmy Wonderland (Drills Mastery & Marathon) – Level 1
Shimmy Wonderland (Drills Mastery & Marathon) – Level 2
Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Egyptian Dance Folklore
Saiidi Technique & Combos – Level 1 (Egyptian Folklore)
Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Special Interest Courses
Joana Saahirah Majance (Entrance on Stage) Choreography – Be a part of Raks My World Documentary
Egyptian Dance for the Stage Intensive Training
Introduction to The Secrets of Egyptian Dance Workshop 
Sexuality in Egyptian Dance – Unleashing Lilith Workshop

The Fear of Ridiculous & The Happy Monkey by Joana Saahirah


The Fear of Ridiculous & The Happy Monkey Exercise by Joana Saahirah.

Video dedicated to my students at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School; part of the bonus material offered with “Tabla Solo Discovery Journey – Level 1” Online, Recorded, Training available at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.
Follow the link for more information: https://joanasaahirahworld.com/2018/02/08/new-tabla-solo-creative-discovery-series-joana-saahirahs-online-dance-school/