Create Your Own Simply Sensational Studio Space
Finding and Beautifying A Space for Your Online Classes
Are you a movement instructor looking to take your classes online, but not quite sure you have enough room to teach from inside your home?
One big challenge with teaching online from home is space. Most homes don't have a dedicated room that can be reserved for movement classes and instructors are often stuck trying to eek out a small corner or niche somewhere to create the space they need for their craft.
In this course we will explore creative ways to make the space for what you love and then using that space to it's fullest potential.
"Worried that your dance space is too small for teaching online? Or do you feel you get lost when trying to film in your large studio space? Help is here! Sahira gives you some practical and easy solutions to make whatever space you have look and feel like a professional dance space for your online classes. From different lighting setups for different cameras to simple decor ideas to change the feel of your space, "Create your own simply sensational studio space" has lots of tips that can suit any budget. Also included are great examples of spaces being used currently by different dancers for their online classes. So move that coffee table out the way and invite students into your own sensational studio space!"
Large or small, mirrors or no, with a little ingenuity, a bit of muscle, and some simple decorating ideas you can create your own simply sensational and totally inviting studio space without spending a lot of money or disrupting the household peace.
Don't let the lack of a home studio keep you from taking your talents online, keeping your students moving and making income from the comfort of your own home. This course will give you tons of inspiration and easy ways to make your space work for you and what your classes need most.
Welcome to "Simply Sensational Studio Spaces".
"If you're stuck on ideas for how to turn a small space into a workable space to teach dance from, Sahira has a myriad of ways that you can make any space usable! From lighting to decorating, to how to get creative with what you already have, Sahira will walk you through a step by step method that will turn your space from bland to fab in no time. This section is especially great for those starting from scratch!"
- Arielle Juliette
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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!”