Fabulous Fan Veil Choreography
Flutter away with new grace and strength with this high energy fan veil choreography
Are you a dancer who loves the idea of performing exciting and engaging dances with a beautiful belly dance prop?
Do you sometimes struggle with what to do with your arms within the dance and are looking for a way to strengthen your arm movements and expand the creativity of their pathways?
Are you ready to dive into a unique online hybrid learning experience that combines the best of on-demand video learning with the personal touch of live online classes to ensure you get what you need to succeed?
Join me for this "Fabulous Fan Veil" 5-week choreography intensive to get all of that and more as we flutter, flourish and turn through a beautiful and exciting fan veil choreography that is a spell-binding addition to any dancer's repertoire.
"Learning this choreography was a personal challenge for me because I had never danced using a fan like the one used in this one. Sahira masterfully broke it down step by step and made it possible for me to learn it and perform it with confidence. I remember spending a lot of time practicing and actually getting it! I love the music and the dramatic arm movements, something about the flow was very satisfying and soothing to me and dancing it gives me a sense of emergence and freedom. There are some technically challenging moves in the choreography and mastering them definitely gave me a sense of accomplishment too. This is a timeless piece and performing it NEVER gets old. Looking for to performing it over and over again!
"I absolutely love your energy and teaching style, and have been following you on social media. I just enrolled in your online studio course. You have been a HUGE inspiration to me lately."
Learning the moves is only part of the adventure...
This choreography intensive will give you all the tools you need to successfully learn this beautiful piece in a supportive and engaging environment.
Weekly video lessons combined with live Zoom classes and an online private support group creates a community in which you can find support, share resources and celebrate your wins with other dancers working together by your side.
And once you have the movements under your belt we will move beyond them to begin to add LIFE to the choreography. We will dive into the real heart of the dance and talk about emotion, breath, texture and theatricality - the elements that make things really juicy.
I've had the honor and the privilege over the last 21 years to work with hundreds of dancers of varying levels of experience and I've found one thing to be universally true.
The dancer with heart is the dancer that entertains and engages the audience most, no matter their level of technical expertise.
"Sahira, I want to thank you! Because your teaching was with me during a rough time and helped me with healing. And now I am having so much fun with all the new possibilities!"
- Sage Rose
A fabulous dance adventure awaits you! Join today and begin your journey towards an exciting and joy filled dance life now!
I cannot wait to share the dance floor with you.
Sahira is a lifelong performer and has studied music, drama and dance since the age of two. She has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to the art of belly dance and her favorite thing in the world is to share the dance with others. She has trained in both Egyptian and Tribal style belly dance as well as Modern and West African and loves to incorporate all of these influences in her art. Sahira is a lifelong musician and head over heels crazy about the zills. She is known for her warm and inviting energy and her tendency towards the ridiculous.
In 2005, Sahira released her first instructional DVD, ”Arabian Spices“ and has since then been invited to teach and perform across the USA as well as Mexico, Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Canada, and Taiwan. In 2006 she had the honor of being the first tribal instructor ever invited to teach at the largest belly dance festival in the world: Ahlan We Sahlan, in Cairo, Egypt. In 2007 Sahira released two more instructional DVDs: ”Ali“ and ”Bella Donna Ya Helwa.” In 2011 she teamed up with Silvia Salamanca to release the DVD “Spanish Gypsy Passion“ and “Folkloric Combinations” was released in the Summer of 2013.
When in Houston, Sahira directs BellaDonna Dance Company, voted Houston ’s Best Belly Dancers by the Houston Press. She is also founder and director of Houston’s premiere Tribal Style troupe, Urban Hips.
“I love belly dancing! Seriously… I did not ever set out to be a professional belly dancer, but since dedicating the last 20 years of my life to it, I cannot imagine doing anything else. I was an engineer by training before starting my first belly dance class – which just goes to show that anyone can learn this beautiful dance!
What I love best about teaching – and I’ve had the opportunity to work with students all over the world – is watching a student grow into their dance – from that first “ah-ha” moment, to seeing them dance with a confidence that they never thought they had. This dance is so wonderfully empowering and can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. I’ve gained balance, confidence, poise, and come to appreciate my body and who I am… and you can too!
People have described my classes as “clear and easy to follow”, “approachable”, “a fabulous workout”. My science background comes out in my attention to detail and the way I break the movements down into their smallest component parts.
I look forward to helping others all over the world to learn and love this dance that means so much to me.
See you on the dance floor!”