Check out all the Pioneering Courses available at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School

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. Plus, you can download all your classes into your computer until the 29th November (Powhow, the platform that has served our school, is closing down by the 30th November)
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
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Lotus FlowerLet´s start with the Special, out of the box, Courses I wish my teachers had created when I first started to learn Egyptian Dance:







  • Finding & Expressing Yourself in Egyptian Dance

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




  • How to create your first Egyptian Dance Choreography – Level 5 of Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening”

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

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Baladi Courses


  • Sensuality in Baladi – Posture, Technique, & Choreography

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Lotus FlowerEgyptian Dance Rhythms & Tabla Solo Courses



Lotus FlowerOm Kolthoum Special Courses



Lotus FlowerShimmy (Drills) Technique & Combos



Lotus FlowerEgyptian Dance Folklore


Lotus FlowerSpecial 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

Starting Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School 2018 Season TODAY!


We´re about to start 2018 Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School Season and I couldn´t be happier.

I´ve declared 2018 as the Official Year of Happiness. That´s a a commitment to myself, my students, audiences and event organizers I´ll work with, this year.

Being a dream maker – turning wishes into materialized realities – isn´t easy. We have to expose ourselves to sacrifices, hard & continuous work, multiple obstacles, the risk of failure and, the scariest, success. What I´ve learned along the way is that Happiness is essential – Happiness is Success.

If we fulfill our dreams and enjoy the perks of success but we´re not happy, what´s the point? That is why Happiness is at the core of this year´s program for my school, for the books I´m currently working on, for my world travels and every step I´ll take in, and outside, my work.

lotus_10205_lgFeel welcome to join our first live, & recorded, online class of 2018 – Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – Level 3. Essential classes for Egyptian Dance lovers of all levels.

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lotus_10205_lg.gifFollow the link to check other courses happening, this January, at our school:


Samia Gamal, a icon from the Egyptian Dance Golden Age

A little inspiration for the road – glimpses of my show at the Dahab Festival.

Pure freedom. Pure Happiness.


Fresh NEWS on Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School World!


In my dance/writing studio, where most of the Magic is prepared. Performances, workshops and lectures I share with the whole world are prepared here; articles and books are written here; private online classes and group online classes at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School happen here; my yoga & meditation practice happen here. And the list goes on. A blessed place for blessed achievements.

Enjoy the exciting NEWS at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School!

Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolGIVE AWAY ALERT! Three lucky students will win 3 Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School Christmas gift baskests. Follow this link for more information:

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One of the goodies included in the Christmas gift basket we´ll offer to 3 lucky students at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.

Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolEnjoy our exclusive 20% discount (search for Christmas DISCOUNT at Joana Saahirah School code) on ALL our class packages available at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School (VALID UNTIL the 24th December 2017).

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Joana Saahirah Online Dance School January 2018

Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolEnjoy the NEW Online, Live & Recorded, Trainings happening at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School, next January (Happy New Year!):

*Join Joana Saahirah live class FREE Egyptian Dance Master Class (Short Majance Choreography), our first gift of 2018.
Limited spaces available for the live class!

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*Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – Level 3

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*Shimmy Wonderland (Drills Marathon & Mastery) – Level 2

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*How to choreograph YOUR Baladi Awadi (Baladi Progression)

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One of the goodies included in the Christmas Gift Basket we´ll be offering to three lucky students at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School. Design by Ana Oliveira, the artist who created our school logo.

Warm up in Brazil (The Love Channel) by Joana Saahirah

The video you´re able to see here is just a warm up, not an exercise or choreography, shared with some of our students in Brazil.  Although it´s just a simple warm up, you can feel the Essence of Egyptian Dance, as an art form, in it. The smoothness, the Soul Language, the love.

Fashions come and go – the Essence is Eternal.

Joana Saahirah & The Secrets of Egyptian Dance – Level II – in Malaga, Spain

Los Segredos de La Danza Egipzia - Nivel II“The Secrets of Egyptian Dance”, a dance training format I´ve created alongside my first published book – “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” – is something I´m really proud to share with the world. Not that I´m not proud of everything I do – I am – but this particular training, divided in 3 basic levels, is my favourite thing to teach.

What nobody´s teaching you about Egyptian Dance & Personal Empowerment.

 The best of Western and Eastern wisdom gathered in a training that awakens you in mysterious ways that go beyond the dance realm. Unique. Precious.

“The Secrets of Egyptian Dance – Level II” happens in Malaga, Spain, on the 9 & 10th December.

More information with Esalim (

Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance VIDEO by Joana Saahirah

Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance by Joana Saahirah
An introduction to one of the less known, yet most essential, aspects of Egyptian Dance. Why Silences & Pauses are important in dance as in life. Joana Saahirah – looking like Simone de Beauvoir on a particular bad hair/terrible wardrobe choise day – tells you about it.
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Feel welcome to join our pioneering, out of the box, “Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance” Online Workshop” available at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.
Silences and Pauses in Egyptian Dance by Joana Saahirah Online School
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Joana Saahirah SOULful USA & Canada 2017 TOUR is arriving!

Joana Saahirah of Cairo & The Secrets of Egyptian Dance SOULful USA & CANADA TOUR happens this November!

From Egypt to the World, bringing back the Soul of Egyptian Dance. Essence with Contemporary, creative twist.
Cities on the tour: Delaware (organization by Zahra Noor); Portland, Oregon (organization by Heather Henna Louise) ; Atlanta (organization by Faaridah Raqs); Quebec, Canada (organization by Sarah Jawida Vezina).

Thanks to my dearest, The Legend, Morocco Carolina Varga Dinicu for trusting my work, my vision and my madness; thanks for watching me in Cairo, and supporting my dreams, when I´d just started performing with my orchestra and nobody believed I´d succeed; thanks for introducing me to USA. I´m deeply honored to have you as a friend, a sister, and my first sponsor in USA.
Without you, this 4th tour wouldn´t happen.

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What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror?


Focus is everything.

You become what you focus on.
In other words: tell me where is your focus and I´ll tell you who you are.

When I look around, I see beauty – I rejoice in the fact that I´m beautiful.
When I look around, I see light – therefore, I know I´m light.
When I look inside, I see the world I´d love to live in – my world, a land of colour, possibilities, child like purity; infinite wonder. It´s a gorgeous sight, this country I see on the mirror – the country I carry within.

In my world, every mirror is an opportunity for knowledge; every friend is an opportunity for joy; every dance is an opportunity to fly. I focus on the journey, not on the arrival; on the experience, not on the exhibition of my skills.

Oriental Dance is not a circus act, meant to impress the audiences with props and tricks; Oriental Dance is the Language of the Soul, one I see in my sister´s eyes every time our eyes meet, when we fix our make-up on the mirror.

What I see when I look in the mirror is a Gipsy who´s not afraid to wander – lost & found -, on her way home. There´s a Caravan of Gipsies, trotting along proud, Arabic horses, in the near distance.
I wave back at them – they´re coming to meet me.

Photo: Joana Saahirah & Ksenija Plesna Delavnica Zahir, backstage, before the show in Maribor, Slovenia, captured by the lens of Breda Jurečko.

Joana Saahirah in Brazil – a glimpse of the Magic*

A glimpse of the Magic lived in Brasil where I was recently teaching, lecturing and performing.

Some of our students joined me to record one of the choreographies I´ve taught at the event – Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance, a theme I introduce in all areas of my work, one that´s totally out of fashion and one that´s totally at the core of Egyptian Dance identity. Go figure!

Enjoy The Ride ❤