Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School REBIRTH is coming!

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Happening as we speak

Transformation, as death – a symbol of transformation -, has a terrible reputation. We love safety, comfort, knowing what´s ahead of us, the (false) sense of security that stagnation brings.

And, yet, Life is constantly reminding us there´s nothing more certain than CHANGE; we can escape a lot but change is in our genes, in the air that turns from cold to hot, in the day that follows the night, in satisfaction that switches to hunger, in the movement of the tides, our blood, our skin, our soul.

The platform – Powhow – where Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School has opened its doors will close down by the end of November – many other changes, personal and professional, are coming along for the ride. What many would see as obstacles, I choose to see as OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH. I know we´re not supposed to stay the same, doing the same things in the exact same way we´ve always made them.

A NEW, better, platform for our school will soon be provided; a NEW, better, future is in construction. Step by step, shift by shift, we arrive where we´re supposed to be. If only we see The Flow as our friend; if only we ACT upon our dreams; if only we trust Life enough and open our arms to RECEIVE ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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In a moment like this, when the darkness of Winter is slowly invading & illuminating us, I bow to the blessings of CHANGE. May we act upon it and allow it to bring exactly what it´s meant to fall on our laps.44932137_1871113233010008_3420781523861766144_n

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Turning Rocks into Diamonds

There´s nothing more inspiring, or challenging, as LIFE. This is our biggest work of art, our biggest lesson, our graduation.

I watch, as the movie rolls – from me, around me -, with the awe of a newborn child. No school, university, teacher can reach the ankles of this Master, the only real Master, called life.

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Today, I tried to start a class at my school – Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School – and the system failed. Again. I couldn´t start the class. It was exasperating.

I´m known for my professionalism, work ethic, and self-discipline. Naturally, I freak out when things go down the drain, despite my best efforts. It wasn´t the first time the system had failed. Chasing the “perfect internet” has been a thing since I´ve arrived to Bali. This class, already a rescheduled session, couldn´t happen.

Instead of feeling stressed, and frustrated, I took the high road: I took a deep breath and searched for constructive solutions.

We cannot control reality, independently of our desire to do so;

We cannot control life, its blessings, shocks, synchronicities, jokes, pleasantness and unpleasantness. Its beauty and its ugliness.

As far as I can see, we´re not The Creators of our Lives – we´re the CO-CREATORS. That means we have a partner, the most powerful of them all (LIFE), to deal with.

Although Life´s plan doesn´t always agree with our plan, I´ve learned – through trials and tribulations which I ended up calling “diamonds shaped out of rocks” – we can make the best out of practically everything that comes our way.

I´m not dismissing the unsolvable tragedies, the things we cannot fix – the death of a loved one, a disease that takes away our life quality, a loss so great we cannot manage to lick the wound and go on with a relatively healthy mental state.

Living provides daily opportunities to develop the skill of ADAPTATION and even GRATITUDE for things we didn´t plan, didn´t desire, wished didn´t happen. Instead of working so hard to plan, control, and judge reality, the idea is to EMBRACE what is right now, without judgment, and work with it to the best of our abilities. 

You know how it goes: when life gives you lemons…

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In Dance, as in Life, what matters the most is “how well you walk through fire” (Bukowski). How well you deal with the things you cannot change – are you able of turning rocks into diamonds?

Embrace the Fire. Make it Your Own. Let it lighten your path. Kiss it on the mouth.

Make the best of it.

Right now.

Always.

Unconditionally.

 

 

Join our FABULOUS Dance Community, claim your FREE Ebook “Egyptian Dance Wonderland” TODAY & start growing with us.

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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.
Our School stands for a SOULful Dance & a SOULful Life; we promise, & deliver, authentic Egyptian Dance, Self-Discovery & Empowerment.
 
ALL our courses happen live, face to face with the teacher, and are recorded.
Even if you miss the live classes, you have access to the class recordings for as long as our school exists.
Every course offers Bonus Material – articles, videos, music, images – to take you deeper into each subject & turn your learning process into an Adventure.
All you have to do to access any of our 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 or follow the links shown below.
The system will lead you from there.
 
If you have any doubts or suggestions, don´t hesitate in contacting us via email (send a message to dancemagica@gmail.com).
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Let´s start with the Course I wish my teachers had created when I first started to learn Egyptian Dance:

 

 
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The BASES of Egyptian Dance & Joana Saahirah´s method –
Courses I suggest to dancers of EVERY level:

 

 

 

  • Arms & Hands in Egyptian Dance Full Initiation – Levels 1 & 2

Log into your Powhow account and follow the link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/arms-hands-in-egyptian-dance-full-initiation-levels-1-2

 

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Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Egyptian Dance Rhythms & Tabla Solo Courses

 

 

 

 

Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Om Kolthoum Special Courses

 

Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Shimmy (Drills) Technique & Combos

 

 

Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Egyptian Dance Folklore

 

Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Special Interest Courses

 

 

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 ❤ Follow the links to watch a series of Videos about
Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School:
  •  Our School´s launching video
  •  Why our School is NOT for everyone
  • What you need to know when you join our School
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Fresh out of the oven – Celebrate YOUrself, YOUr Dance, YOUr Life!

Enjoy this video “Celebrate Yourself, Your Dance & Your Life”, a part of the original bonus material offered with Joana Saahirah´s Online Course “Enta Omri, a Journey of Soulful Egyptian Dance & Self-Love” available, fully recorded, at

Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.

This is the course I wish someone had created when I first started to learn Egyptian Dance!
Much more than an Egyptian Dance course – an opportunity for personal, dance, & life TRANSFORMATION.

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Enta Omri, a Journey of Soulful Egyptian Dance & Self-Love

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Welcome to a special, pioneering, online course that will change the way you see Egyptian Dance, Yourself, & your Life:

Enta Omri, a Journey of Soulful Egyptian Dance & Self-Love

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This is the Course I wish someone had created when I was an Egyptian Dance student!

Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School is celebrating its 1st anniversary and this is the course I created to celebrate it. More than a dance course, this is a Life Awakening Adventure we´ll take together.

Hop on & let´s GROW!

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Here´s what you´ll receive with this Online, recorded, Course:

1. You´ll be introduced to the holistic nature of Egyptian Dance as a Sacred Language, an Art form, & a tool for Self-Empowerment. How body, mind, heart, and soul come together to create a DANCE, and LIFE, you love.

2. A trip into the magical world of Om Kolthoum and Abd el Wahab, the major geniuses of Egyptian music.

3. Technique & choreography of the iconic song “Enta Omri” by Om Kolthoum. Step by step technical explanation, full choreography, interpretation & cultural context training.

4. How to awaken your Creativity & Improvisation skills. How to use the tools you learn from teachers in order to create your own dance & life.

5. You´ll have access to tools for loving Yourself & your Life.

6. You´ll get extra bonus material (videos, articles, music, images) + love sheets + homework + feedback from the teacher.

7. Above everything we´re offering in this course, you´ll also get an Enta Omri Booklet, also conceived by Joana Saahirah, to take you deeper into this Transformational Journey & help you to make the best out of this course.

Vintage-Pointing-Hand-Image-GraphicsFairyIMPORTANT NOTE: There are 10 recorded classes, which you can acess as many times as you wish for as long as our school exists, included in this Course/Class Package PLUS 49 videos of inspiring performances and ORIGINAL BONUS MATERIAL created for every class ESPECIALLY CONCEIVED FOR THIS COURSE by Joana Saahirah.

Folder Enta Omri.jpgWe suggest you create an Enta Omri Folder with other smaller folders for each class – Class #1, Class #2, Class #3 and so forth – so you can store the amazing bonus material offered with each recorded class (every class comes with original bonus material created exclusively for this course).

 

 

 

 

Here are the 3 ESSENTIAL areas we work in this Course:

What are the results we promise to deliver (IF you do all the classes, exercises, and choreography proposed in the course):

  1. A higher level of Egyptian Dance – technique, choreography, and interpretation skills.
  2. Increased self-awareness & self-esteem to fulfill your dreams.
  3. A new life purpose.

 

Here ´s what you can do to subscribe:

1.Go to www.powhow.com and LOG IN with your email & password.

If you don´t have a Powhow account yet, you can create it by introducing your email and a password of your choice.

2. Go to the SEARCH BOX and write the name of the course you wish to purchase. The system will lead you through from there.

3. Once you´ve subscribe, you´ll have immediate access to the 10 recorded classes, as well as to the correspondent bonus material offered with the course – music, videos, articles, images, Love Sheets, provocations to awaken you & guide your towards your BEST SELF, your BEST DANCE, & your BEST LIFE.

You´ll have access to those class recordings for as long as our school exists (we plan on existing for a really long time!).

4. If you need assistance regarding the contents of the course, or courses, you´ve subscribed to, send an email to dancemagica@gmail.com

If you need technical assistance, contact Powhow´s team at support@powhow.com

It´s a pleasure to have you at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.

 

 

Egyptian Dance Full Initiation KITS at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School

Egyptian Dance Full Initiation by Joana Saahirah Online Dance School.jpgThe majority of dancers I teach in festivals around the world, and at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School, lack the bases of Egyptian Dance, amateurs and professionals.

In most cases, they´ve jumped from workshop to workshop, from teacher to teacher, from choreography to choreography, without ever understanding the RULES of the DANCE, the BASES, the PILLARS of this beautiful house called Egyptian Dance.

Here´s the thing:

If you don´t know the ABC, you´ll never be able to use the language;

If you don´t know the rules, you´ll never be able to break them;

If you don´t know your body, your creative identity, the purpose of the dance, you´ll never be able to create THE MAGIC you´re supposed to create when you´re dancing.

Result: you hit a wall, sooner or later; you feel stuck, uninspired, talentless, bored to death. You also struggle with advanced choreographies, improvisation, and trying to create your own dance pieces.

In order to solve this problem, I´ve created 2 SPECIAL CLASS PACKAGES, available at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.

tenor.gifThese 2 packages offer dancers of every level a true understanding of the SACRED LANGUAGE OF EGYPTIAN DANCE. Once you purchase them, you have access to the correspondent class recordings for UNLIMITED TIME.

Once you take the classes included in these 2 class packages, you´ll be ready to face any class, workshop, choreography, show, and creative challenge. They offer you the TOOLS, and the LANGUAGE, to start exploring YOUR OWN DANCE, to fly instead of struggling, and to grow, really grow, as a dancer and as a human being.

Dig in & get ready to rock!

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  • Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – Levels 1,2,3

It includes 18 recorded classes with authentic Egyptian Dance, Self-Discovery & Empowerment material according to Joana Saahirah´s method which unites the best of her career experience in Egypt and around the World; all the bonus material offered with level 1,2,3 of this course; extra videos available at our school.

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  • Arms & Hands in Egyptian Dance Full Initiation – Levels 1 & 2

Technique & Romantic Choreography Series

It includes 11 recorded classes, extra videos, and all the bonus material offered with levels 1 & 2 of  “Arms & Hands in Egyptian Dance”. 

 

 

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Here ´s what you can do to subscribe:

1.Go to www.powhow.com and LOG IN with your email & password.

If you don´t have a Powhow account yet, you can create it by introducing your email and a password of your choice.

2. Go to the SEARCH BOX and write the name of the course you wish to purchase. The system will lead you through from there.

3. Once you´ve subscribe, you´ll have immediate access to the class recordings included in the class package, some extra videos, and all the bonus material we offer with it (music, videos, articles, images). You´ll have access to those class recordings for UNLIMITED time.

4. If you need assistance regarding the contents of the course, or courses, you´ve subscribed to, send an email to dancemagica@gmail.com

If you need technical assistance, contact Powhow´s team at support@powhow.com

It´s a pleasure to have you at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.

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NEW Tabla Solo Creative Discovery Series @ Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School

Joana Saahirah Tabla Solo in Delaware, USA Delaware was one of the cities included in Joana Saahirah´s USA & CANADA SOULful Tour.

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Joana Saahirah performing in Japan

I´ve been dreaming about creating this Series of Online Courses since

Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School opened its first class.

Three Tabla Solos with three different levels – level 1, the simplest, yet explosive, tabla solo; level 2, an intermediate level tabla solo and level 3, a fancier, more intricate tabla solo. In order to grow efficiently, dancers should take the courses by their right order: 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Aside from offering kick-ass tabla solo choreographies, influenced by the live tabla solos I did, for almost 8 years, with my orchestra in Egypt, these trainings offer an insight into the CREATIVE DOORS Egyptian Dance can open, when properly taught. Students will rediscover their bodies, imagination and heart in ways they didn´t know existed.

NO PUPPET LOOKING CHOREOS INCLUDED. This is a series of courses for people who dance like people. Just sayin´… 😉

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Tabla Solo Creative Discovery – Level 1 

Online, live & recorded, Training

Suitable for every level, from beginner to advanced

WARNING #1: this is not your regular bellydance tabla solo. WARNING #2: this is more than a tabla solo choreography – this is a Creative Discovery. Are you ready to awaken your juices and take your dance, & self-expression, to a higher level?

Follow the link for more information: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/tabla-solo-creative-discovery-level-1

Tabla Solo Creative Discovery by Joana Saahirah Online Dance School

NOTE: all our online courses happen live, face to face with the teacher, and are recorded. Even if you miss the live classes, you have access to the recordings for unlimited time.

Joana Saahirah improvising a tabla solo with her orchestra in Cairo, Egypt.

Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School February Agenda + Juicy NEWS

January Magic in Joana Saahirah s Online Dance School

February is arriving and with it comes a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S month of classes and special events at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School!

This month, we´ll have special promotions, a contest and a webinar, aside from NEW Online, live & recorded, Courses that will rock your world.

Stay tuned for more news on our February events

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 lotus_10205_lg“Saiidi Technique & Combos – Level 1”

Suitable for every level, from begenner to advanced

Egyptian Folklore is an essential part of an Oriental Dancer´s training & Saiidi is one of the most interesting styles we can master, one that adds variety, character, depth & colour to our dance repertoire. Most of what I´ve learnt on the subject came from the hands of Mahmoud Reda, creator of Reda Troupe aka Father of Egyptian Folklore, with whom I´ve studied & worked with.

I´ve created my own style, which I´ll teach in this Training, based on Mahmoud´s iconic style. Here´s what you´ll find in this class: Saiidi cultural context, rhythm, posture, technique (step by step, interpretation & combos.

❤ Follow the link for more information: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/saiidi-technique-comb

Saiidi Technique & Combos Level 1 by Joana Saahirah Online Dance School

lotus_10205_lgEgyptian Dance Nuggets – Polish your Technique (Level 1)

Suitable for every level, from beginner to advanced

Egyptian Dance Nuggets – Polish your Technique (Level 1) is a training most of our students have been asking for since we opened our school. Get ready to polish & improve your technique by going deeper into it. Each class will feature a SPECIFIC MOVEMENT from the wide range of vocabulary in Egyptian Oriental Dance. We´ll cover the traditional, & most used, vocabulary in Egyptian Dance using feet, legs, hips, torso, arms, hands, shoulders & head. Exercises & simple combos focusing in specific movements combined with musicality, feeling & creativity will be offered in each class.

❤ Follow the link for more information: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/egyptian-dance-nuggets-polish-your-technique-level-1

Joana Saahirah Majance Choreography Online Training

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Suitable for Intermediate & Advanced levels

Welcome to Joana Saahirah Majance (Entrance on Stage) Choreography, a ground breaking piece that gathers authentic Egyptian Style, as Joana has recover it in many years of career in Egypt, Classic & Modern influences. The music used is Joana Around the World, an original musical piece composed for Joana´s show, in Cairo, by Hossam Shaker. You´ll learn the choreography, with inner & outer space exploration, musicality, feeling & an incredible richness of Classic & Modern Egyptian Dance plus Folkloric styles included in the choreography. Be a part of Raks My World Documentary by Joana Saahirah!

❤ Follow the link for more information: https://joanasaahirahworld.com/2018/01/24/joana-saahirah-majance-entrance-on-stage-choreography-online-special-training/

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lotus_10205_lgArms & Hands in Egyptian Dance – Romantic Choreography

Suitable for Intermediate Level

This is the continuation – or culmination – of our Training “Arms & Hands in Egyptian Dance” available at our school. In the first training, we focused on Arms & Hands Technique – basic vocabulary, layering, poses & uses. In this NEW Training, we´ll apply what we´ve learned in a Romantic Choreography that will blow your mind and open your heart. While you learn the choreography, you´ll develop the following skills:

1. Arms & Hands Technique.

2. Coordination.

3. Self-expression.

4. Emotional openness.

5. Interpretation

6. Tarab.

❤ Follow the link for more information: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/arms-hands-in-egyptian-dance-romantic-choreography

lotus_10205_lgTabla Solo Creative Discovery – Level 1

Suitable for every level, from beginner to advanced

WARNING #1: this is not your regular bellydance tabla solo. WARNING #2: this is more than a tabla solo choreography – this is a Creative Discovery. Are you ready to awaken your juices and take your dance, & self-expression, to a higher level?

Follow the link for more information: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/tabla-solo-creative-discovery-level-1

lotus_10205_lgVisit our school to check our RECORDED ONLINE COURSES (unlimited access to the class recordings and bonus material – music, articles, videos – offered with every course): http://www.powhow.com/classes/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio

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Do you love YOUrself? Here´s our School Mantra!

I believe self-esteem is an essential part of our dance, and personal, growth. And I do what I  believe in. Here we go!

Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School MANTRA (opening class affirmations):

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Feel welcome to join us for our upcoming Online – live & recorded – classes.

*Thursday, the 3rd August:
Introduction to the Secrets of Egyptian Dance – 5th Class
Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – 1st Class

*Friday, the 4th August:
Rhythms for Egyptian Dance – 3rd Class (Saiidi rhythm)

*Saturday, the 5th August, & Sunday, the 6th August:
Om Kolthoum & Tarab for Oriental Dancers – 1st & 2nd Classes

From Egypt to the World, bringing back the Soul of Oriental Dance.

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