Are you a movement instructor struggling to get setup to teach online classes? Do you find the technology confusing and the thought of dealing with audio and camera settings overwhelming? Do you wish there was a quick and easy way to bring your class offerings to your audience without needing to invest a lot of money to get setup and spend a bunch of time researching the best camera, microphone and mixer options?
Welcome to "Doom Tech" - your step-by-step guide to the quickest and easiest way to get your technology setup to teach online TODAY.
The good news it that you probably already have much of what you need to start teaching online! A computer with a webcam and a built in microphone and a good internet connection is all you need to take your offerings to your students and a few simple items like a bluetooth headset and a ring light can make fast impactful improvements to your studio setup.
Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good! If you wait until you have it just right before you begin, you may never get started!
"I wanted to say that thanks to your audio demo I had awesome sound (and sync) for my first zoom class tonight. One of my students said my sound was better then other classes she takes from a big studio...YEAH! Thank you so much!!!"
This course will focus on the Zoom platform for live streaming classes, though much of the advice can also be used on other platforms such as Skype or for recorded content as well.
You will learn to quickly implement simple camera options, basic lighting for good viewing and simple sound that works. I will walk you through how to modify audio settings in Zoom to allow students to hear your music and your voice clearly while you teach. I will demonstrate how various audio options sound on the student's receiving end so you choose which option or combination of options works best for your situation. We will also explore visually a few lighting options for your space and the pros and cons of each.
This course is perfect for the tech-shy movement instructor wanting a setup that is simple and easy to implement and good enough quality to share their class offerings to students in order to keep them moving joyfully no matter what.
And what's more, when you register you will be invited to join my private online Facebook community so we can personally connect and get any remaining questions answered.
So what are you waiting for? Let's get online! It's time to share your talent and knowledge with the world.
Sahira breaks down the technical part of getting to set up in to bite size, easy to accomplish pieces. She makes it so easy that anyone with even the smallest amount of experience can figure this out in a matter of days!
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 “Urban Gypsy 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 Gypsy.
“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!”