Private On Line Classes by Joana Saahirah



Joana Saahirah of Cairo NEW ON LINE CLASSES (finding the best version of yourself through dance)

“Oriental Dance changed my life – I hope it can change yours too.”
Joana Saahirah has created a series of PRACTICAL and PRIVATE THEORICAL ON LINE CLASSES that will change the way you see Egyptian Oriental Dance as well as Yourself!
NewBookPromoLoveAbundance2016Pioneer method based on Joana Saahirah´s book
“The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life and Beyond”.
This is NOT your regular “bellydance” class – it´s a Path of Self-Knowledge and Empowerment through the Magical Egyptian Oriental Dance
(private classes) that fit each student/dancer´s level, needs and goals.
Her private lessons are a unique & personalized program  shaped around each specific dancer; a cocktail that unites the best of East and West; the mix of what Joana has learnt in 8 years of career in Egypt and 3 years of non stop travels around the world; a creative journey of self-discovery and a journey that has in consideration the strongest points of each dancer as well as the points where she/he may need to improve. Difficulty level will be increased according to the classes´rhythm and the student´s plan.
Each class happens face to face, via skype, with attention to the dancer but, most important than that, the person behind the dancer. Extra didactic material – music, videos, articles, whatever is applied to each case – is also delivered between sessions.
For packages of 15 or 20 hours of private classes, a secret Facebook Group is created just for the student, a permanent link between teacher and student and a place where bonus learning material is shared.
Joana Saahirah MagicJoana Saahirah of Cairo is one of the most respected and well known oriental dancers and teachers in the world.
She´s also the author of the book which is inspiring dancers all over the world: 
“The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond”.
For more informations, follow the link:

Technique, choreography & cultural context are provided and a varied array of styles is available to the student:

Oriental Dance:

Egyptian Dance Language – the ABC or the Art of knowing the rules and breaking them;


Classical and modern oriental dance;
Baladi extravaganza;
Shaabi crazy mix;
Percussion madness – the art of freedom;
Om Kolthoum special; Abdel Halim Hafez special; Mohamed Abdel Wahab special;
Ghawazy with sagats;

Saiidi – from tahtib to modernity;
Eskandaranie with mellaya;

The styles will be chosen according to the student´s interest as well as her/his technical level.


Body,mind,heart and soul: those are the dimensions of Joana Saahirah´s work (in teaching, performing, choreographing & writing).
Oriental Dance by Joana Saahirah – a truly holistic path towards the BEST VERSION of YOURSELF

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Students´s testimonials about JOANA SAAHIRAH ON LINE PRIVATE COURSES:

“Learning with Joana through her Online classes was an experience that challenged me on many levels as a dancers and a researcher of oriental dance. Don’t expect “I show you, you repeat” type of class. You may expect questions that will make you rethink your way of seeing oriental dance, useful feedback that is concentrated on your dance technique and expression, expect homework and hard work but also fun, joy and transformation. In our few lessons I got connected to many various inspiring sources -it is never just about dance, in her words, and I agree. The most valuable thing that I got was this wide perspective that she offered to me as a teacher, it encouraged me to look for my own connections and meanings. I am grateful for that.”

Sonja Antanasijevic, Germany



” She is a really *magical* dancer and teacher, my understanding of Egyptian dance ( and my dance) has been trans-formative, deepened, since taking ONLY her online classes! She develops each class personal based on your needs that are visible (and invisible) to you. What you think you know, you really have no idea! I don’t even know how to begin without writing a novel. I can only imagine what her live classes/workshops are like!”

Yara Dance, Savannah (USA)



“Taking online classes with Joana Saahira has allowed me to fall even more in love with Oriental dance than I thought possible. As a teacher, Joana doesn’t teach steps, she cultivates artists. She expects nothing less than your authentic self in every move, and she is a living example of that integrity. Don’t get me wrong, she can break down a shimmy with the best of them, but connecting you to the purpose behind that shimmy is where Joana truly shines as a teacher. Whether in class or on stage, she is unapologetically creative and alive. Not only does she dance outside of the box, but she respects the hell out of that box, too! From our first class, Joana has pinpointed exactly what I needed and laid out exercises and inspirations to get me there. I truly look forward to my practice these days, which is often self-discovery. Learning from Joana is the most serious kind of fun. Thank you, Joana!”

Heather Henna Louise,  Portland (USA)


“To study Egyptian dance with Joana Saahirah is to embark on an incredible personal journey — a journey of self discovery, re-education and expansive growth. This is not a course of study for those who are game to join the “belly dance bandwagon” or those simply looking to spice up their exercise regimen. It is not for the weakhearted, you will find yourself nudged (gently, thoughtfully) outside comfort zones in order to ensure your progress. Warning: boldness and courage may be required!

Aimed at achieving a fundamental change in our understanding of and relationship to Oriental dance, Joana’s coursework is extensive, holistic. Her courses include (but are certainly not limited to) re-learning/re-thinking the basics of Oriental dance, understanding the soul of Egypt and its people, knowing the role(s) of Egyptian dance within cultural and spiritual contexts (both modern and historical), finding the relationships between movement, stillness and geometry, exploring sensualism, musicality and the relationship(s) between dance, other art forms and life.

At their core, Joanna’s private lessons are about the very personal process of unfoldment; an alchemical journey toward an artful embodiment of dance — a journey back to self, back to the artist within. Along the way you may rediscover the tender balance between expansive motion and quiet calm. Throughout you will find an atmosphere of authenticity. Joana’s teaching is about discovering your own answers, taking your own path of discovery to the heart of Oriental dance that resides within yourself and then having the audacity to embrace it, nourish it, share it.

In two months of study with Joanna I have experienced as much growth as I have in the last two years of studio classes. More importantly however, is the unique synthesis, context and connections I now understand by learning in this special way. My very personal journey has purposefully, artfully meandered as easily from Bauhaus to Glenn Gould to the Dionysian Mysteries as it has from Baladi to Tarab to Mawal. As Joanna repeats like a mantra, “It’s all connected.” What an incredible ride… what an incredible gift.”

Justine Riekena, Alaska (USA)


Thanks to every dancer/student who trust me and my vision and makes my life richer just by knowing them. You rock my world!


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