A bright, NEW, Season is starting at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School!

New Season at Joana Saahirah Online Dance School

This Summer has been a rollercoaster – a life-changer, a series of tests to one´s will power, faith, maturity.

I´ve been adapting to a new life in Bali; I´ve been through a massive earthquake with a tsunami threat in Lombok – that included running for my life, side by side with my boyfriend and hundreds of terrified strangers who believed, like I did, we were going to die that night -; going through tough, exotic, diseases; internet difficulties which affected my work; coming face to my deepest, scariest, fears, on the ever-so-frightening trip of true Love.

If you could see me as I am, you´d see a naked person, totally vulnerable, and open. Although I´ve been through a lot, and seen quite a bit in this life, I´ve never felt so scared. And Alive. Grateful.

This, and much more I don´t share publicly, inspires my work.

With a NEW personal season comes a NEW creative/professional season. What I live feeds my dance, my teaching, my words.

Lotus FlowerFeel welcome to join the NEW Online Courses happening at

Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School:

 

Vintage-Pointing-Hand-Image-GraphicsFairySensuality in Baladi – Posture, Technique, & Choreography

(A Journey into the Womb of the Baladi style & the fascinating world of female sensuality)

*Go to www.powhow.com and log into your account or create one, if you don´t have it yet. Then, follow the link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/sensuality-in-baladi-posture-technique-choreography–2

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Vintage-Pointing-Hand-Image-GraphicsFairyBombastic Short Majance Choreography by Joana Saahirah

An intense, fun, heart-opening series of classes that will expand your presence, creativity, & power!

*Go to www.powhow.com and log into your account or create one, if you don´t have it yet. Then, follow the link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/bombastic-short-majance-choreography-by-joana-saahirah

Bombastic Majance by Joana Saahirah Online Dance School

 

Vintage-Pointing-Hand-Image-GraphicsFairyHow to create your first Egyptian Dance Choreography

(dancing to Warda, one of the legends of the Egyptian Music repertoire)

This course is the Level 5 of “Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening” Series, an essential course for every Dancer who´s interested in AUTHENTIC Egyptian Dance.

*Go to www.powhow.com and log into your account or create one, if you don´t have it yet. Then, follow the link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/how-to-create-your-first-egyptian-dance-choreography

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origHere ´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. Or Log into your Powhow account and copy-paste the following link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/sensuality-in-baladi-posture-technique-choreography–2

3. From the moment we start our live classes (check the schedule at the school), you can join us or/and enjoy the 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

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What it means to be FREE (in Egyptian Dance, as in Life)

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There´s a brand NEW pioneering Online Course starting, soon, at

Joana Saahirah’s Online Dance School​:
CREATIVITY & FREEDOM IN EGYPTIAN DANCE & IN LIFE.

In this online course, we´ll learn a complete Tabla Solo which will remind you of the true meaning of Creativity & Freedom. In Egyptian Dance, for sure, but, most importantly, in Life.

What does it mean to be a CREATIVE person?
What does it mean to be FREE?
Are we really* the authors of our own identity, dance, and life or are we following the crowds, often ending up frustrated, empty, lost from our own identity, purpose, and soul?

We don´t do shallow stuff at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School. We do authentic dance, art, awakening, love, empowerment towards a truly shining experience – in dance, as in life.

I hope you join us for this A-M-A-Z-I-N-G adventure. There´s a promotional/launching price valid for the next days ONLY. Follow the link for more information and allow yourself to grow, and shine, your own light: https://joanasaahirahworld.com/2018/06/17/creativity-freedom-in-egyptian-dance-in-life-introduction-new-online-course/

In this video: Joana Saahirah (mad) Tabla Solo at Dahab Festival 2017 Festival organized by Tara Tarazade.

Creativity & Freedom in Egyptian Dance & in Life – Introduction NEW Online Course

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The purpose of Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School was clear from the start.

My goal was – still is – to deliver authentic Egyptian Dance, to empower & awaken YOU to YOUR true potential. In your dance, as in your life.

Lotus FlowerIn our NEW course, Creativity & Freedom in Egyptian Dance & in Life from the seed to the birth, the second of a Series of Special Thematic Courses that gather Egyptian Dance Technique & Choreography with Self-Awakening & Empowerment (we work on creating your best self, your best dance, and your best life), we´ll go through:

1. We´ll introduce ALL THE PHASES OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS – FROM THE SEED TO THE BIRTH;

2. We´ll identify and work on THE MAIN CREATIVE BLOCKS DANCERS FACE when they decide to start creating their own DANCE STYLE, THEMSELVES, and THEIR DREAM LIFE.

3. THE QUALITIES YOU´LL HAVE TO DEVELOP IN ORDER TO SHINE IN YOUR DANCE, AS IN YOUR LIFE. The Creator´s Essential Kit.

4. We´ll build an original TABLA SOLO choreography; we´ll work on the DANCE TECHNIQUE included in that choreography. We´ll work on CREATIVE FREEDOM based on this particular choreography, one that mixes Cairo style moves with out of the box, unexpected, super sensual movements that will awaken YOUR originality.

5.  We´ll have an entire module dedicated to MUSICALITY – how to listen, use, and co-create with the music. Structure, phrasing, details; composition, orchestration, and interpretation.

6. You´ll have an entire module dedicated to FREEDOM – how to become FREE in your dance and in your dance to be, and dance, your REAL, AUTHENTIC, FANTASTIC self.

7. WE´ll introduce YOU TO YOUR OWN DANCE & LIFE DESIGN. How to create your own Dance Style, Identity, & the Life you dream about.

This Introduction is dedicated to the FIRST PART OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS WHICH I ALSO CALL “PREPARING TO LAUNCH” – THE SEEDS; the NURTURING; the construction of YOUR MASTER PIECE.

Another Course – focused on Manifestation – will be offered right after this one. Stay tuned!

Lotus FlowerWhat you´ll RECEIVE when you subscribe to this pioneering course:

1. You´ll have access to 9 live, and recorded, classes with the total length of 12 hours of high standard training. You can join us live, for each class, or access the class recordings for as long as our school exists. You can view, and review, each class in your own pace.

2. Original, dance & life shaking, BONUS MATERIAL – articles, videos, music, images – created for this course in order to enlighten and empower you even further on this MAGICAL JOURNEY.

3. Feed-back from Joana Saahirah on several exercises – you´ll receive tips on how to improve based on your particular case.

4. You´ll have access to a SPECIAL FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT where you´ll be able to share your comments, questions, and requests for the course. If you cannot join the LIVE CHAT, you can send your requests/comments/questions in advance, via email, and they´ll be answered during the live chat.

5. You´ll have access to a POSITIVE, LOVING, FASCINATING DANCE COMMUNITY that is focused on EVOLUTION – I must say it out loud: our students are the best!

6. You´ll receive dance and life changing material that can indeed EMPOWER YOU TO BE, DANCE, AND LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE.

 

Lotus FlowerWhat´s the INVESTMENT you´ll do in this Course?

Special, PROMOTIONAL, price (valid from the 21st June until the 28th June 2018): $98

The REAL price of the Course is (valid from the 29th June 2018 on; this course will not be available on any of the future promotions our school may offer – the original price will be applied from the 28th June on): $240

Lotus FlowerWill you be able to request a REFUND if this course is not for you?

Yes, until the 3rd LIVE CLASS.

You can join us, live, or access the first 3 recorded classes, when they happen. If, by class #3, you feel this course won´t change the way you dance, see yourself and live, all you got to do is to send us a REFUND REQUEST and you´ll receive it immediately.

Lotus FlowerHere ´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. Or Log into your Powhow account and copy-paste the following link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/creativity-freedom-in-egyptian-dance-in-life

3. From the moment we start our live classes (check the schedule at the school), you can join us or/and enjoy the 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

Are YOU ready to give birth to YOUR star?

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Enta Omri Choreography Break Down (Technique Boost)

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Welcome to our NEW Enta Omri Choreography Break Down (Egyptian Dance Technique Boost)an extra course that takes“Enta Omri, a Journey of Soulful Egyptian Dance & Self-Love”, a course available at our school, to an even deeper level.

In this course, we´ll break down the “Enta Omri” choreography taught at “Enta Omri, a Journey of Soulful Egyptian Dance & Self-Love”.

Eye_of_Horus_Right.svgWhat you´ll find in this course:

1. Step by step, movement by movement, moment by moment of our “Enta Omri” (Om Kolthoum´s song) choreography created by Joana Saahirah to develop different areas of our dance, ourselves, & our life. 

2. A detailed explanation of the technique used in this choreography.

3. Further insights on Musicality, Feeling, & Moods.

4. Five recorded classes, you´ll be able to view, & review as many times as you wish for as long as our school exists, PLUS a bonus material offered with the classes (music, videos, articles, images, inspirations).

 

Eye_of_Horus_Right.svgWho can subscribe to this course?

  1. Every dancer, from an Intermediate to Advanced level, who wishes to learn a gorgeous, iconic, choreography from one of the most important songs in the History of Egyptian Music: “Enta Omri”, composed by Mohamed Abdel Wahab for The Voice of the Orient, Om Kolthoum.

2. The dancers who took our course “Enta Omri, a Journey of Soulful Egyptian Dance & Self-Love” , who wish to go deeper into the choreography; dancers who didn´t take the course but wish to learn the choreography & develop all the technique included in it. 

 

Eye_of_Horus_Right.svgHere ´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!

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Why Enta Omri is the best course I´ve created, so far (answering your question)

You asked and I answered.

Why “Enta Omri, a Journey of Soulful Egyptian Dance & Self-Love” is the best course I´ve created, so far?

Watch the video & follow the link for more information: https://joanasaahirahworld.com/2018/05/03/enta-omri-a-journey-of-soulful-egyptian-dance-self-love/

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Saiidi kick-ass Performances for the Road

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The NEW “Saiidi Technique & Combos – Level 1” Online Training (live & recorded) is starting this week at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School (follow the link to subscribe: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/saiidi-technique-combos-level-1-egyptian-folklore)

Here are some kick-ass Saiidi performances that, I hope, will inspire you and warm you up for an amazing journey into the deep, authentic, Upper Egypt.

Joana Saahirah´s Saiidi tableau from her shows in Cairo, Egypt

Joana Saahirah´s Saiidi Workshop at Orient Addicts Festival, Poland

Joana Saahirah Saiidi & Tabla Solo in Russia