NEW VIDEO: Joana Saahirah´s Top 3 Tips to Become a more Creative Dancer

There´s no denying: I LOVE delivering goodies, real goodies that can truly upgrade your dance and your life. Here´s one more of those (watch video).

The behind the scenes work on Joana Saahirah´s World continues and I get the chills just thinking about its launching – this June! Evolving can be scary – and surely a lot of work – and, simultaneously, awesome.

Keep tuned for our NEWS ❤

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The Different Levels, or Dimensions, of Egyptian Dance by Joana Saahirah

The Different Levels or Dimensions of Egyptian Dance – a video by Joana Saahirah, inspired by dancers from all over the world.

No, there´s not only one kind of Egyptian Dance; no, not of us learn and teach the same Egyptian Dance; YES, there are different levels, or dimensions, of Egyptian Dance each with its own depth and specific benefits.

Discover, learn, be aware; grow.

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NEW Video – How your relationship with your body changes the way you dance (and live)

Inspiration keeps coming and the goodies keep flowing ❤

There´s so much to share and so little time!

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Joana Saahirah´s Journey – from Egypt to the World (dreams DO come true)

I cried, literally, watching this video (created by Teresa Cotrim) ❤ It´s so precious to look at ourselves, and our lives, and experience this overwhelming feeling of pride and love.

Joana Saahirah´s Journey from Egypt to the World.
Enjoy a bit of Joana Saahirah´s Path from Portugal to Egypt; from Egypt to the World – a dream, a mission, a vision come true.
A reminder that DREAMS do COME TRUE (if you do the work) ❤

A moment from one of my performances in Czech Republic; pure state of bliss.

NEW VIDEO “Dance Who You Are” by Joana Saahirah

Hello, gorgeous!

Here´s the NEW video I´ve created for YOU: “Dance Who You Are”, a dip into one of the most central concepts of Egyptian Dance and the work I´ve been doing for almost 20 years.

I hope you watch, share, and apply the contents of the video. In your dance, as in your life.

We´re not here to play, or work, small. We´re here to embrace and express our best selves – flaws and all.

Dive in. Shine your own Light ❤

Open up, let yourself be seen – truly seen*

Sensuality in Egyptian Dance by Joana Saahirah (another “against the current” video)

Oh, oh, she did it again. Another “against the current” video!

Sometimes, I wonder how I can get away with it – doing and saying exactly what I believe in even if that goes totally, and I mean TOTALLY, against the current.

You gotta own your own truth, baby!

Enjoy this NEW video about Sensuality in Egyptian Dance – what it means, the prejudices and misconceptions behind it, and why it´s so important to have it in your dance. And life.

Feel welcome to watch, like, and share the video with your peeps ❤

How to make your Dance more Relaxed – tips by Joana Saahirah

Hello, gorgeous!

Here´s a NEW gift I´ve produced for the dance community – a few precious TIPS to become more RELAXATION to your dance.

This, aside from “feeling” and “sensuality”, is the most requested question I get related to Egyptian Dance technique.

Dancing in a relaxed way is more than staying true to authentic Egyptian Dance and more than moving beautifully – it´s about surrendering to the joy this dance, and life, can provide. When we let go, we start to live-experience-feel more.

There are many other strategies to become a more relaxed dancer but the ones I share in this video are a great starting point. Enjoy ❤

Joana Saahirah´s Interview at The Sacred Dance Summit

This is so exciting!
My interview with Leslie Zehr, the creator of The Sacred Dance Summit, is here, fully recorded, for your enjoyment.
We talked about Mysteries, Self-Empowerment, and other essential aspects of Egyptian Dance nobody ever bothers to mention.

Watch, like, share and enjoy the FREE EBOOK – Egyptian Dance Wonderland – offered with the Summit:

Follow the link to watch the interview:

About this interview´s guest (that would be me;) ):

*Joana is a world-renowned dancer, teacher, and choreographer specialized in Egyptian Oriental and Folkloric Dances, actress and author of the book The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond. After almost a decade of life and career in Egypt with her own orchestra—rescuing the ORIGINS and ESSENCE of Egyptian Dance, Joana has created a style (of teaching, choreographing, and performing) that UNITES EAST and WEST; Healing and Art; MIND, HEART, BODY, and SOUL. For the last 5 years, Joana has been a constant presence—as an invited artist, choreographer & teacher—at major International Oriental Dance Festivals. She´s also the founder of Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School, a pioneering school with authentic Egyptian Dance, Self-Discovery & Empowerment. The summit is finished but there will be another one in May 2019.

*Register now to receive updates and announcements! Sacred Dance Summit Registration Page: https://mailchi.mp/14581eda8d5c/sacre…

What´s YOUR Passion?

What makes a great dancer? And, what is more important, what makes a great life?

The answer to those questions is relative, as are the answers to most subjects, but I believe we can agree on some basic traits:

  • Living and dancing from our hearts, allowing the music and life to be taken, processed, filtered, and expressed through the heart – that is for sure one essential quality for great dancing and living.
  • Cultivating openness/vulnerability . Not hiding, not masking our true selves, daring to be fully Human.
  • Educating ourselves; preparation, actually showing up to do our work – may that be working in a dance piece, in a relationship, in a dream we wish to accomplish – are also essential.
  • The willingness to learn, try, fall and rise up again; making mistakes and correcting them; the strength and the humbleness to evolve. Those, too, are inescapable traits for great dancing and living.

I could mention other qualities but, right now, PASSION is the one I want to call your attention to.

A DANCER without PASSION is no dancer at all. A LIFE lived without PASSION is no life at all.

Rest assured: we´re all different.

 I, for instance, have been accused of being “too intense”, too passionate, too emotional, too rational, too much, too alive. It seems I think too much, feel too much, love too deep; according to popular belief, I feel too much pleasure, too much passion, too much excitement; if I believe, and I don´t, the concept most people make of me, I´m bound to conclude I´m a case of excessive passion. By now, flames are no doubt pouring from my ears. I´m a bad case of “my cup runneth over”. Or so they say.

Note: there´s no such thing as “excessive passion”. You cannot order a flame to shine a little less brightly. It shines as freely and intensely as it wishes or it doesn´t. Period.

I have no idea what it means to be too alive; you´re either alive or dead, but that´s just me, my weird-freak-over the top me.

I know characters aren´t the same. Some of us are cooler, colder, calmer, less interested, less excited, less “on fire” than others. We´re aware of that. My point is we all need SOMETHING that lights our hearts on fire, SOMETHING that makes us want to jump off our beds in the morning, a MEANING or PURPOSE to our lives.

Great dancing, as great living, cannot exist without PASSION, whatever your passion, or passions, may be.

Great dancing, as great living, cannot exist without a PURPOSE that calls your soul into action, whatever your purpose may be.

Instead of focusing on other people´s PASSION, their FIRE, the thing, or things, that makes them move ahead and higher, I ask you to look within and ask yourself: what makes me feel the most ALIVE?