Online Courses

Welcome to the Courses available at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School, presenting pioneering training in authentic Egyptian Dance, Self-Discovery & Empowerment

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"Fi Youm we Leyla - Dancing Love" 

(An homage to Warda el Jazairia, an icon of Classical Egyptian Music, Emotional Expression, and Love)

In this course, delivered in 5 weeks, you´ll learn about Classical Egyptian Music & Dance, an entire Choreography to the music "Fi Youm we Leyla", one of the most famous romantic songs in the history of Egyptian Music, and how to Express Yourself, Emotionally, in Dance. And in Life. 


Indicated for dancers who´ve been studying Egyptian Dance for at least 2 years. 

Only for hardcore lovers of authentic Egyptian Dance


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"Your First Egyptian Dance & Self-Empowerment Course"


(An Introduction to authentic Egyptian Dance & Self-Empowerment by Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School)

Learn your first Egyptian Dance Movements and Steps, your first Choreography, and the introductory tools for Self-Discovery & Empowerment.

Discover the pioneering method of Joana Saahirah - a combination of traditional Egyptian Oriental Dance, Self-Discovery & Empowerment.


Indicated for Beginner-Level dancers or curious minds who wish to have a taste of Egyptian Dance.


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"Rhythms for Oriental Dancers"


a pioneering Course by Joana Saahirah & our guest teacher, George Sawa


(A 8-Modules Course where you´ll learn how to identify, dance, and master the 8 most important Egyptian Rhythms)


 In this Course, you´ll learn:

8 Modules, 8 Egyptian Rhythms, and 8 Dance Combos to help you dive deep into the backbone of Egyptian Music - the Rhythm.

Free Ebook and a Live Percussion Party are two of the bonuses you receive in this course.
Want to know more?

Indicated for dancers of all Levels.


(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"Introduction to

Oriental Reda Style"


Welcome to my most personal, heartfelt, and awaited Online Course: ORIENTAL REDA STYLE, an Introduction to the fascinating world of Master Mahmoud Reda, aka Father of Egyptian Folklore and Creator of the iconic Reda Troupe.

In this Course, you´ll be introduced to the Reda Style Technique, Choreography & Wisdom - for Dance & for Life - as I´ve learned them while studying and working with Mahmoud Reda, in Egypt.

It´s my PRIVILEGE and HONOR to pass on the knowledge I´ve received directly from the hands of the Master.



(Available in the recorded format) 


"Reda Style Footwork

for Oriental Dancers" 


A journey into the rich and quintessentially Egyptian footwork the Father of Egyptian Folklore, Mahmoud Reda, has created.

As a long-time student and work collaborator of the Master, Joana Saahirah shares all the knowledge she´s received, first-hand, from Mahmoud.


Reda Style Footwork Technique, Choreography, and Creativity.


Indicated for Intermediate and Advanced Level dancers.


(Available in the recorded format) 


"Egyptian Dance Combos/Drills - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced" 


[ Typical Egyptian Dance Combos, or Drills, to improve, polish, and expand & empower your Egyptian Dance practice ]

5 Dance Combos per Level with Bonuses and Personalized Feedback from your Teacher

The perfect Oriental Dancer´s partner; the learning complement every dancer must have by her/his side.

Indicated for dancers of all levels - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.


(Available in the recorded format) 


"Baladi Advanced Course

- Maa´lema Edition" 


 A Journey of authentic Baladi Dance, Music, and Culture focused on the ancestral archetype of the "Maa´lema".

A pioneering Online Course delivered in the space of 2 months, 1 module per week, with intensive training in Baladi Dance, Music, Culture and in the Archetype of the "Maa´lema", the boss woman, the leader, the strong-sexy-sassy power house we all carry within.

Indicated for dancers who have practiced Egyptian Dance for at least 3 years.


(Available in the recorded format) 


"Nubian Dance Workshop"


A Live & Recorded Workshop where you´ll learn about Nubian Dance, one of the most fascinating styles within the Egyptian Dance Folklore.

In this Workshop, you´ll learn:

Nubian Dance Technique, Cultural Context, and Choreography.

The teachings of Mahmoud Reda, the Father of Egyptian Folklore, is also featured in this workshop.

Indicated for dancers of all levels who wish to broaden their horizons, sensibility, and knowledge of Egyptian Dance, Music, and Culture.


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"Joana Saahirah´s Signature Course"


2nd Edition, starting from Initiation Level, is opening soon!
(If interested, JOIN THE WAITING LIST FOR THE 2ND EDITION OF OUR SIGNATURE COURSE- click on the button below - and you´ll be warned about it via email)




A Transformative Training that´ll take you from the ABC to the Mastery of Egyptian Oriental Dance (aka "belly dance") & Personal Development.

Learn authentic Egyptian Oriental Dance while you (re)discover who you are and empower yourself.

In this Training, Joana Saahirah delivers the juice from more than 20 years of work in the field of Egyptian Dance, first in Egypt and then, around the world.

Using her original Teaching Method, bringing the best of the East and the best of the West together, Joana facilitates your evolution. In dance, as in life.


(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"How to Dance Om Kolthoum - Level 1"


An Introduction to Love, Musicality, and Tarab through the music of Om Kolthoum, The Voice of the Orient.

The 1st level of a 3-level Training that´ll make you fall in love with the soul of Egyptian Dance.

Indicated for dancers of ALL LEVELS who want to go deep into Love, Music, and Transcendence. 


 (Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"How to Dance Om Kolthoum - Level 2"

Lyrics Special Edition


Learn how to dance the Lyrics, or Words of songs, and tell a Story with the master of all masters, The Voice of the Orient, Om Kolthoum.

In this Course, a complement to our other Course "How to Dance Om Kolthoum - Level 1", also available at our School, you upgrade your Dance and Yourself discovering the Story Teller residing in your heart.

Click HERE for more information

(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"How to Dance Om Kolthoum - Tarab Edition"



Welcome to a 5-Modules Course where you´ll learn how to dance Om Kolthoum, the most iconic and classic of all singers in the history of Egypt, and how to integrate the mythical concept of "Tarab" in a practical, game-changing way.


This is Level 3 of "How to Dance Om Kolthoum" and it´s only indicated to Intermediate/Advanced students who really want to achieve mastery in their dance. And in their Life.


 (Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"How to Dance a Baladi Awadi"


A deep dive into the most traditional, visceral, and life-transforming styles within the universe of Egyptian Dance. 
A Transformational 2-months Journey where you´ll learn about the 4 phases of a traditional Baladi Awadi, the Technique, Musicality, Culture, Dance and Personal Skills required to create it.


WARNING: Expect the most delightful & radical evolution in your dance & life after completing this Course.

Click HERE to know more about "How to Dance a Baladi Awadi"

(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"How to Become a Sensual Baladi Goddess"


A Transformative Journey into Baladi Dance, Sensuality, and Womanhood. 

Recorded & live classes with original bonus material that´ll change awaken you from the inside out.
Learn how to bring the Wisdom of Baladi, Sensuality, and the Feminine into your Dance. And Life.



(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"Baladi Technique, The Language of the Hips"


Learn authentic Baladi Technique - step by step, every posture and expression - fully detailed and broken into exercises that´ll teach you how to move like a pro.
Recorded and live classes with original bonus material teaching you Baladi Vocabulary, Creating of YOUR OWN VOCABULARY, a visit to your INFINITE IMAGINATION. In dance, as in life.



(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"Golden Era Egyptian Dance"


A deep dive into the magical world of the Golden Era of Egyptian Dance.


The History, the Technique, the Style, the Choreography & the Soul of a time that changed the face of this art form forever.


Discover the Icons who shaped Modern Egyptian Dance - Badia Masabni, Tahya Karioka, Samia Gamal, Naima Akef, Farid al Atrash, and more - and learn how to dance like a queen.


The rescue of Femininity, Art, & Essence is guaranteed in this Course.
Click HERE for more information about the "Golden Era Egyptian Dance"

(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"Shimmy Drills Sessions 

- Joy, Sadness, and Love" 


A pioneering Workshop Series where you´ll learn how to master Shimmy Technique, one of the most important, versatile, and powerful features in Egyptian Dance, and how to use Shimmies to express your emotions


3 pioneering Shimmy Drills Workshops:

one, dedicated to Joy;

one, dedicated to Sadness;

one, dedicated to Love.


Upgrade your Egyptian Dance Technique & Self-Expression skills in an intensive Training that is the perfect workout as well as the perfect dance boost.


(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"Shimmy Wonderland"

An Intensive Training focused on Shimmies, one of the most exciting & versatile parts of Egyptian Dance Technique
 Want to become an expert in Egyptian Dance Shimmies & learn how to Express Yourself with a Freedom you didn´t know before?
Click HERE to know more about "Shimmy Wonderland"

 (Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"Introduction to Saiidi Reda Style - Technique, Combo & Wisdom"


[ A 5-Modules Pioneering Online Course where you´ll learn the Basics of Saiidi/Tahtib Reda Style - the Technique, a kick-ass Combination, and the Wisdom from the Saiidi/Upper Egypt ]

(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


 "Saiidi with Assaya (Stick)" Online Course


A pioneering Online Course that´ll bring you the core of Egyptian Folklore and its transformational Magic.

You´ll learn Saiidi with "Assaya" (Stick) Technique, Choreography, Musicality, and Wisdom.

More than a Dance Course - a discovery of the Saiidi Warrior you carry within.



(Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"The Basics of Arms & Hands Technique in Egyptian Dance"


Learn the Basic Rules, Postures, Positions, and Purpose of Arms and Hands Technique in authentic Egyptian Dance.

Discover the Magic & power of an ancient art form which is also a precious healing and self-empowerment tool.



        (Available in the pre-recorded format) 


"Arms, Hands & (deep) Emotion in Egyptian Dance"


Learn how to use your Arms, Hands, and Emotion in Egyptian Dance for more connection, beauty, and humanity.

Arms & hands are our Magic Wands, our connection to the world; our wings. Discover how to fly, in your dance & in your life, in this pioneering, heart-opening online course.


 Technique, Choreography, and (deep) Emotional expression guaranteed.



Opens only 1 per year!

(subscriptions closed, now; new subscriptions open in January 2024)


30-Day Challenge

"Change Your Life with Egyptian Dance"

(3rd Edition)


[ A Dance & Life-Transformational Journey happening only 1 per year.
During 30 days, we´ll share a Training that combines Dance, Personal & Life Coaching to help you in the creation of the Dance & Life of your Dreams ] 


*** If you wish to be the first to know about the 3rd Edition of our 30-Day Challenge, subscribe to our Newsletter and you´ll be informed about it ***


Our Best-Selling Courses in Bundles you´ll not want to miss


Our Bundles bring you our best-selling courses with a 15% off discount.


Get a thorough, well rounded, complete training in the styles of the bundles we have available:


"Baladi Awadi Bundle"

"Arms and Hands in Egyptian Dance Bundle"

"How to Dance Om Kolthoum Bundle"

"Shimmy Training Bundle"

"Saiidi Bundle"

"Reda Style Bundle"


All, amazing.

Filled with knowledge, game-changing challenges, and fun.

All, immersive and self-empowering.


Click HERE to discover our Course Bundles

Testimonials from our students

You´re a great inspiration, my life and my dance changed the moment I came in contact with your art, Joana, and when I subscribed to this course, knowing Mr. Mahmoud Reda and his legacy; in just a few days, my life and dance have been transformed and my heart, touched.

Mayra Alejandra Baker (USA)


Mayra Alejandra Baker (USA)


There are many kinds of teachers and then, there are special teachers, like Joana Saahirah, who carry the power of transformation on their skin, and that shows, it passes on to all her students; because the best teaching we can offer someone is the love for what we do. 

To study with this prestigious dancer and teacher is to embark on a beautiful journey without end; without return; a very intimate and deep trip. Her classes are unmatched! Her world is magical, she´s magical.

Mariana Artaza (Argentina)


Mariana Artaza (Argentina)


I am one of those super lucky and happy person = Joana's student, and I can't thank her enough for all that she's shared with me, taught me, for her huge help to find my difficulties not only in dance but also in life.

I´m so excited to continue our path and see what comes next, because I never know what to expect but I am completely sure it will be a magic discovery, a precious experience, a light that will guide me in my way called Life. I can't recommend Joana enough.

You just ought to try her classes, and it is not what I am saying, but what comes from the deepest part of my heart.

Alana Hessa Lastochkina (Russia/Spain)


Alana Hessa Lastochkina (Russia/Spain)


Thank you so much for the class, it´s just amazing!

So much information, motivation, authentic  feeling, space for personal creativity, individuality, and at the same time your professional leading! I love it!

In last few months I have a problem with motivation, I wanted to end up with dance, but your videos and your new attitude to dance gave me new motivation to continue, go deeper and search for my own style and attitude which was quite scary for me in the past.

I´m so happy I have heard about you and now be a student of your online dance school, though only recorded, as it´s quite hard for me to have time to dance when your lessons are online. But I hope and trust once to see you face to face on Skype (at least) or live.

Thank you once more and I am looking forward to the second baladi lesson.

Sarka Sheerah (Bulgaria)


Sarka Sheerah (Bulgaria)


Once again, simply the best: Joana doesn't just teach dance or movement.

She provides the cultural context and social aspects of the dance that inform the student much more richly than most teachers can - her personal experience as a dancer in Cairo brings with it amazing depth.

Chandler Reinheart (Germany)


Chandler Reinheart (Germany)


Yes, simply the BEST. She pours out so much love, passion, light through the screen to all students and it inspires me so much. There had been doubts, confusions in my head but she is the one saying exactly what I need to hear to awaken myself. Now I feel my heart is more open for every movement. Her classes change the landscape of my dance basically. She is such a blessing  to the education of Egyptian Dance today.

Zoe Ni (USA)


Zoe Ni (USA)


I´d recommend this course because it was a great combination of dance lessons and personal development.

This course shifted my mind to be more focused on dance practice and it really helped me mentally and physically during the quarantine/state of emergency period.

Joana introduced beautiful dance sequences from each dance style, and it brought me a lot of joy to practice them.

She also prepared the personal skill sheet along with each lesson, which was a door to find more about myself and be conscious during the crisis.

Thank you so much for creating this wonderful course. This is already a cornerstone in my life.

Seiko Endo (Japan)


Seiko Endo (Japan)


 I´m very happy to have met Joana on my Oriental Dance path.

In her courses and method I´ve found answers to several needs and questions.

For instante, I´ve learned about the essence of Egyptian Dance, what´s essential and what makes it magical.

Everything Joana shares in her courses fascinates me: the concepts she introduces, the exercises she proposes find, recognize and build the unique dancer each of us carries within.

In all of her courses, I find an integrated and permanent way to develop self-empowerment, Egyptian Dance technique, and the essence of each style, all of it backed-up by the great richness of Joana´s experience in Egypt and her studies with the greatest musicians and Egyptian Dance masters. Furthermore, she does it all in a fun and vibrant way.

I´m deeply thankful for her generosity and for her willingness to create work that brings real evolution in her students.

Each course at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School is a meeting with myself, with my personal powers and unrecognized gifts.

Basically, I´m witnessing major growth in my dance and, above all, I feel happier and able to express who I am.

Dana Moreno (Colombia)


Dana Moreno (Colombia)


This course was absolutely great. In each fully packed, rich lesson I learned more about egyptian Dance movement and context than in my past 20 years of oriental dance!

So many insights on a theoretical and personal level touch me everytime I participate. Thank you for your loving energy!

Kushi Grazzini (Germany)


Kushi Grazzini (Germany)


"Before starting to study with Joana I first fell in love and felt inspired by her dancing, wherein I found something "mystical" that makes me always think that Federico Fellini would have put her inside one of its magical movies.

Joana, as a teacher, is truly a gift.
She teaches without any reservation and she never stops giving, I'm always impressed about the amount of amazing contents she manages to give!

She conceived a peculiar "format" for her courses, that makes the process of learning fun, enjoyable and stimulating, because she gives, in addiction to the dance classes, many things to discover, little by little. I always have the feeling I am a child with a box full of colorful toys to play with.
What I'd like to underline among everything is that Joana has the will to give her students fundamental tools for a more autonomous development of the dance. That it also means that she teaches at a "multilevel" way, always entering the field of self development.

I personally feel I have, with her, the chance to make order among everything, not only among the huge world that concerns "oriental dance", because Joana spreads a direct knowledge of the Egyptian culture, not only studied, but truly lived and absorbed beneath the skin, so she can put, and she wisely does, the dance teaching into contextualization; but also, I feel I'm developing a deeper understanding of what  dance technique is made of.
I personally realized that Joana let´s you "return" to the dance technique, as kind of something your body belong to, something it deserves and it should explore, to feel more. 

Definitely huge and well beyond expectation." 

Asphalt (Italy)


Asphalt (Italy)


" I´m so thankful for you sharing your knowledge with the world. I have to say, you truly changed my life in such a positive way. I feel so connected with Egyptian dance and myself on such a deeper level I had no idea it was even possible. I´m dreaming non-stop about learning more. I cry tears of joy and a bit of sadness because this is what I have been searching for my entire life. I was so lost for so many years until I realized I wanted to be a dancer but then I became a lost dancer. Misguided because I had no one to teach me. Until I discovered you. I fell deeply in love with Egyptian culture and I know I will visit Egypt one day. It’s so strange how the dance pulls you in. How it opens your eyes to learning the truth about the dance and Myself. Baladi Awadi/ Baladi dance is the dance my body and spirit have been searching for. It´s right for my personality because it’s so grounded. I walk the earth barefoot. I dig my hands into the soil. I breathe with the trees and dance beneath the moon and the stars. I live in the forest disconnected from society because that is where my heart belongs and I feel that is what brought me to Baladi. I had no knowledge of Baladi. I only knew it was a rhythm. I always wondered more about it and that’s how I found you. I googled info about Baladi and one of your YouTube videos popped up, so I decided to watch it and I was like whoa!!! Who is this beautiful magical woman? She knows what she is talking about so I watched more videos and then I saw you were a teacher. Once that discovery was made I saved every penny to sign up for one of your courses. I am hooked. I am completely hooked lol. I feel more connected to the music. You have taught me how to listen. Once the music plays, my ears begin to twinkle and twitch like little antennas searching for the sound. Once the waves reach my ears they make their way to my heart and then my body moves in ways I didn’t even know it could. I was always so focused on what dance move I should do instead of just moving. Now I listen, feel and move. I am learning how to enjoy my dancing. I am tasting the moves and music, something I never would have thought of doing. I am less of a nervous dancer now when I am able to let go and just enjoy myself and the music. I would highly recommend people to sign up for your courses if they wish to discover the true art of Egyptian dance. If they wish to dive deeper into the culture. If they wish to throw away their masks and become heart dancers. Exposing their inner world to the world. Thank you again, Joana. I´m so blessed to have you as my teacher. I´m like a drug addict waiting to get her fix but with knowledge (hahah). I wish you happiness, love, excellent health and many blessings. "

Juniper Willow (USA)

"I absolutely loved this Course ("Saiidi with Assaya" available at our School)! I loved the beautiful choreography, and even more, I loved learning the history and culture of the Saiidi people. This course was challenging my comfort zone, which helped me to be very creative. My confidence skyrocketed thanks to this course. Every module, Joana helped me assess my dance journey and life, which made me love myself more! Indeed, like the course’s name, I discovered my inner warrior. I´d recommend this Course to other dancers because you can learn Saiidi culture deeply through it. Also, this course helps you learn about yourself, be assertive and confident. I can see how much my dance and life has changed since I finished learning this course. Thank you so much for giving me lots of support and love on this course. Learning from you makes me fall in love with Egyptian dance and culture more and more. "

Chiharu Hotta (Japan)

"The best thing that happened to me in 2020 in the dance field was to discover Joana Saahirah's online dance school. Joana's teachings are what I will gladly carry with me into 2021 and further as I grow both in dance and on a personal level. When I first saw Joana's video performances, I was glued to the screen. I was captured by her presence, her unique style, and charisma. Intrigued, I decided to check out her online school courses. There I uncovered immense amounts of material, invaluable insights into dance and life in general, and a very rich, deeply caring, giving person. Joana's guidance has given me confidence in my path as a dancer and a human being. She has given me tools to achieve my dance goals. And in her magical ways, she has helped me find answers to profound questions. Joana leads by example and it shows in everything that she offers to her students. The material that she gives is always rich, captivating, and enlightening. I would highly recommend Joana's school of dance to dancers of any level and of any background. There is something special and highly useful in her teachings for everyone. "

Xenia Leonteva (Kyrgyzstan)

" I am loving the courses I've taken at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School, they are comprehensive, challenging and fun at the same time. My dance feels more authentic because it's more authentically ME. Joana leaves no stone unturned and attends to every detail in one's life that needs attention in making them a better dancer. Joana is an extremely knowledgeable and generous teacher who gives 150% to her students. In addition to providing rich detail and respect for the history and pioneers of the dance, her school provides a path to self-love and empowerment through her unique and caring teaching style. "

Jill Shireen (Canada)

"I enjoyed Joana Saahirah´s Course soooo much. Well explained and enough repetitions - it was really easy to follow. And what I liked the most: The enormous knowledge you shared with us. You made me understand what is Shaabi about and gave me the important background information for my dance. Everything was so well-founded. This is really rare these days. Most the teachers don't care, mix up everything, don't even know what Egyptian Dance is about and where the different styles come from. I appreciate this very much, thank you. And it helps me to develop my dance and grow as a person. "

Nuraya Nicole Mohn (Germany)

"You are an excellent teacher, amazing dancer & a beautiful person inside & out. You absolutely radiate while teaching & dancing & your passion, knowledge & love for Egyptian Dance is so uplifting & infectious. I listen & watch all your you tubes & bonuses as I find them so empowering & positive. It makes me believe anything is possible if I try.... So much love Joana & many many thanks"

Samantha Page (England)

"When a dance friend from the Philippines sent me the link to Joana’s Facebook Live chat on her Baladi Awadi course I didn’t realize that I was going to hit a jackpot that would enrich my dance life forever. The more courses that I take, the more I get hooked. Before long, I have signed up 8 separate courses and most recently the annual membership for the signature course. But why? First of all, what appealed to me was the holistic approach that Joana takes to each of her courses, i.e. physical, emotional, and spiritual. And it makes total sense to learn how to integrate these elements to enhance the soulfulness of the dance, a passage leading to the divine. Secondly, all the courses that I have taken were well designed and really focused on each of my problematic areas such as shimmies, hands and arms, hips, traveling steps, how to interpret lyrics, etc. As the result, my vocabulary for each area got greatly expanded and my techniques, strengthened. Thirdly, Joana’s dance style is creative in such a way that really resonates with me. Furthermore, Joana is incredibly knowledgeable about not only Arabic music but also non Arabic music. Since I started working with Joana four months ago I have created three choreographies. I noticed a dramatic difference between the ones that I created before and the new ones after Joana’s school. The creativity that Joana emphases so much has become a crucial driver in my approach. Suddenly I feel very liberated in my application of the techniques and concepts that I have learned. Joana often says that education and application go hand in hand. And I found that the creativity she instilled in us can really make the application take off. I recommend Joana´s School to anyone because of the transformation that I have experienced in my choreographies and performances. "

Jian Sakakeeny (China)

"This year, I subscribed to 4 courses at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School and, honestly, her courses are amazing, I recommend them 100% because she teaches you the dance technique and choreography but the Egyptian Culture behind the dance, the mentality behind each movement. Furthermore, she develops you on a personal level - emotionally and psychologically -, something that can help you evolve in your dance and in your life. If you´re wondering if you should join her school, I´d say “don´t think twice, join it now!” "

Linda Hadj (Spain)

"I definitely recommend the school to all dancers and women who want to work not only in their dance but also in their personal development. Everything I have learned in school has changed the way I perceive everything that surrounds me, and that influences my dances and my life in a very positive way."

Cecilia Zúñiga (Costa Rica)

"I would recommend Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School to other students, for sure. But only those who are really interested in the authentic Egyptian dance and the culture behind it. I have learned beautiful choreographies, received many beautiful learning materials, tips for self-practice, and some Arabic. I have also learned practical ways to be self-confident through your course, which is indeed life-changing. The reason I cannot leave her school is that she doesn't force her students to be her followers (totally the opposite!) She values each student's individuality and guides us to be "ourselves," in dance and in life. Taking your courses in 2020 was truly a great help for me, both physically and mentally. Literally, you saved my life...Thank you. "

Seiko Endo (Japan)

"I recently participated in Joana's Balady Awadi course and was very pleased with its content and commentary. In addition, to giving us the "meat" of a beautiful choreography, she adds the "seasoning" of her wealth of knowledge on Egyptian womens' culture as well as self-empowerment exercises. I would highly recommend taking a course in Joana's Dance School either from a dance education viewpoint or self exploration exercise. Thank you for sharing your dynamism with us. "

Jamila Zahran (USA)

"Dear Joana, thank you for offering this Masterclass. I´ve received immediate benefit from my participation. Your personal style of teaching has given me a whole new perspective on the dance. My background is mainly Baladi which involves mostly improvisation as you know so following and remembering even the most basic choreography has always been extremely difficult for me throughout my 20 odd years of practicing this dance. This has nothing to do with my teachers - I´ve had amazing teachers and chose wisely. But I am astounded to find myself easily following your choreography today using your principles based on Sacred Geometry. Really - it was so simple to follow. Maybe it´s my artist brain that needs a different way of learning! Your explanation on energy work with the hands as we dance and the in-depth meaning behind Khamsa is also new to me even I am familiar with Reiki and this protection amulet. Your teaching method is truly fascinating and changes my whole perspective and also brought me back to my body and to a different head space. I felt really grounded, focused and 'in the moment' as I danced. I feel as though I´ve had a major breakthrough in my dance and I thoroughly enjoyed your class. I'm amazed at how much magic happened in my living room; I´m truly amazed and grateful. And now, I have some homework to do! Thank you so much, Joana. "

Audrey Doherty (Ireland)

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