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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 (,  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
Let´s start with the Course I wish my teachers had created when I first started to learn Egyptian Dance:


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:


Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Baladi Courses



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



 ❤ 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

What happens when you join Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School

Dance Love & Live Your Dreams by Joana Saahirah Online Dance School

Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School

is much more than a dance school  – we deliver high quality training in the areas of Oriental & Folkloric Egyptian Dance but we aim higher: we stand for SELF-DISCOVERY & EMPOWERMENT; we believe only interesting human beings can be interesting oriental dancers & we deliver you the tools to help you to get there.

Eye_of_Horus_Right.svgAs a Follower of our School, you´ll be a part of our Mailing List and receive some of our NEWS, GIFTS, INSPIRATIONS & access to special events.

Eye_of_Horus_Right.svgAs a Student, you´ll have access to much more:

The highest quality of Egyptian Dance – Oriental & Folkloric – Training from a teacher with a high profile, successful career, which started in the birthplace of this art form, Personal Growth Tools, Inspiration  & Suppport to dance & live your AUTHENTIC SELF.

You´ll also receive free learning material, gifts, discounts, & surprises we only offer our students.

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How do you become our Follower or/and Student?

  1. Go to

2. Log into your Powhow account, or create your account if you haven´t opened it yet, and follow the link

3. Go to the SEARCH BOX and write Joana Saahirah Online Dance School

Eye_of_Horus_Right.svgAll our classes happen live & recorded. Even if you miss the live classes, you´ll have access to the recorded classes for as long as our school exists. You can take your time, study in your own Schedule, & review the classes as many times as you need. 

Plus: you´ll receive original BONUS MATERIAL with every class package/course – videos, articles, images, articles, inspirations.

Eye_of_Horus_Right.svgCheck out the following VIDEOS about our school to make the best of your learning experience:

The video which launched our school on May 2017


What you need to know when you join Joana Saahirah Online Dance School

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  • If you wish to JOIN OUR MAILING LIST, you´ll have access to exclusive news & gifts PLUS, you can request our WELCOME FREE KIT with delicious Learning Resources. To join our mailing list, send an email to
  • Because we believe in GIVING the best to the World, we also have a FREE EBOOK – Egyptian Dance Wonderland, a Guide for your Learning Journey by Joana Saahirah – to our students. Once you subscribe to one of our class packages/courses, you can request this ebook via email (send message to

Welcome to our World! ❤


Last, but not the least, WHY our school is NOT for EVERYONE:

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

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 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

If you need technical assistance, contact Powhow´s team at

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



Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School Testimonials (receiving back the LOVE)

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We have more than a hundred fifty 5 stars ratings (the only 4 star rating was offered by one student who was unhappy with an internet cut  caused by a fire which was happening, at the time, around my dance studio – true story!) and endless testimonials filled with appreciation, fulfillment, and love.

I cannot say I´m surprise – I´m not. I know, and love, my craft deeply. I´m proud to deliver high quality work with uncompromising generosity. But I´m always honored, and humbled, by the appreciation of my students and audiences. Their love makes me want to be, and do, better every single day.

Feel welcome to check some of the testimonials shared at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School (I´m grateful for every student who took the time to leave their feedback).

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“Class yesterday was so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. This is going bring the depth and authenticity to my dance that Inhave been looking for. I am so very excited!”

Chandler Rhinehart

“I have taken private online courses with Joana and what she offers is top notch. I have loved every minute of studying with her and have even hosted her to teach workshops in my city. She leaves nothing out. Much love to you, Joana! “

Heather Henna Louise

“Feeling so much satisfaction after finishing this wonderful course. Very fun, creative and joyful choreography. I will surely review this recording and try to dance by myself. Thank you Joanna for this wonderful final class and I was very happy to take the live class. I am impressed with your message at the end of the class:)”

Seiko Endo

“Even if you think you’re persuaded that you’ve examined the question from all sides, Joana, always learn you something new and make your dance greater! That”s the magical of your course Joana! Joy, empowerment, culture and a lot of dance, Thank you so much.”

Patricia Ponchie-Hannequin

“I loved it very much, it was a pleasure taking class with such a gorgeous artist, Joana Saahirah! Thank you very much, kind soul and can’t wait to see you soon again!”


“Yes, simply the BEST. She pours out so much love, passion, light through the screen to all students and it inspires me so much. There had been doubts, confusions in my head but she is the one saying exactly what I need to hear to awaken myself. Now I feel my heart is more open for every movement. Her classes changes the landscape of my dance basically. She is such a bless to the education of egyptian dance today.”

Zoe Ni


January NEWS at Joana Saahirah Online Dance School*

The new year is here – it´s here! – and here we are to make the best of it.

Joana Saahirah Online Dance School was another dream come true and for that


 I´m deeply thankful. It serves my passion for Egyptian Dance, Music & Culture but, above all, it serves my passion for SERVICE. I love to share what I´ve learned with people; to give them tools so they, too, can thrive and shine their own light. In dance as in life.

Enjoy the NEW Online, Live & Recorded, Trainings happening at

Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School, this January (Happy New Year!):

Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolJoana Saahirah live class FREE Egyptian Dance Master Class (Short Majance Choreography), our first gift of 2018.

Follow the link to check the recorded class:

Free Master Class January 2018 by Joana Saahirah Online Dance School

Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolArms & Hands in Egyptian Dance Extravaganza

Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolEgyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – Level 3

Follow the link for information:

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 Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolShimmy Wonderland (Drills Marathon & Mastery) – Level 2

Follow the link for information:


Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolHow to choreograph YOUR Baladi Awadi (Baladi Progression)

Follow the link for information:

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I´m proud, and thankful, to tell you Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School has been rated with 5 stars (the maximum rating) by ALL the students who have taken our classes except for 1 student who rated us with 4 stars because the internet connection failed due to one of the worst fires in the history of Portugal, happening around my home, at the time, where I was teaching. Despite appearances, this is a true story (reality is always more incredible than fiction).

Follow the link to read some of the testimonials our students have left on our School´s Page:


Let´s do the (im)POSSIBLE!


And the Winners are…(Christmas Basket offered by Joana Saahirah´s School)


Detail from Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School Christmas basket: Christmas postcard handpainted by Ana Oliveira, the artist who created our school´s logo.

Congratulations to the students who won the 3 Christmas baskets

Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School proposed to offer!

Here are their names and definitions of Egyptian Dance: 

Egyptian dance is one of the few ways where I can feel completely myself, become attune to my emotions, and share this love with other people.  It has been the one thing that has always been with me, regardless of where I go or what life throws at me.  
Ariyana Murakami
Egyptian dance to me is the ultimate act of self-expression.  I love every time when I perform, I become one with the music.  I am part of the music, the interpreter of the music, and I love to draw the audience into my world for an emotional experience, or whatever they may feel.   It is truly magical and I am hopelessly addicted to it. 
Phariah Yue

Egyptian dance was a life line for me to extend my stage life. I never expected Egyptian dance to become a tool of observation about myself or a conversation starter about what belly dance can be.  Coming from a modern dance background, I was reaching an age where my body just could not do what I asked of it.   I first tried American Cabaret Belly Dance, however many times I left the class uninspired and unchallenged.  I felt like the belly dance class wasn’t serious enough for me and how I wanted to train. Eventually I found Angela Prato, an Egyptian styled belly dancer and it changed everything for me.  In a performance I observed of hers, she stood out.  She was elegant, earthy, sensual, and everything she did onstage just looked natural. It didn’t look like anything I was doing in my other belly dance class.  It was deeper emotionally and had more quality of movement. Angela wore more conservative costuming than other belly dancers, choosing gowns. It didn’t fit into the belly dancer mold that I had always envisioned, which widened my horizons a bit.  Even being completely covered, I could see every move more clearly than the dancers that were wearing far less than she.  It was a powerful realization for me as a beginner dancer that we can exist outside of a stereotype in this genre of dance.

With Egyptian dance, I have continued with discipline and training I was used to in my western dance classes.   I gave up trying to find comparisons with my previous dancing though there is that time in class and private practice to develop technique and muscle memory which may be similar. However, I spend more time in class learning about rhythms, lyrics and meanings of songs, which encouraged looking deeper into the culture.  Egyptian dance became something precious, something I take very seriously, and I want to represent well.  Egyptian dance gave me something to sink my teeth into again, and I made me feel whole.  I was immediately put into a situation where I had to understand my body with this technique, and how the same moves can look different on each body performing them.   The emotions that I experience dancing to a song will be different than Angela’s (even within the same choreography) and that is okay and expected.  Egyptian dance represents a freedom to me I never have experience in western dance, and I now feel that this is a higher representation of artistry than anything have ever done previously.

An unexpected thing that I have experienced with Egyptian dance is the reaction to Angela’s troupe when we perform.  Audience members come up to us after a show, asking us about what we are dancing, how they liked what we are doing, and that the performance just spoke to them.  It starts a conversation about a culture.  It’s not the general “you were great”, or “you looked beautiful”, it’s usually something more specific about what we were trying to express. The reactions come from both men and women.   It is a great night when a stranger comes up to me and starts asking me about my art.  I wear a velvet baladi gown with simple sash. My adornment is the emotion, honesty, and joy I have for the music and this dance that I try project to the audience. Sometimes it’s the humanity of the Egyptian performer that packs the biggest punch to the audience, not the sequins and tricks. 

Amy Wilson



The Christmas Basket on the way to the homes of the winners.