Need something sexy for Valentine’s Day? I’ve got you covered.

I’m not into chocolates or flowers, and my husband and I don’t even go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day to celebrate. I mean, why pay more for a limited menu in an awkward everyone-is-trying-to-be-romantic environment, right?

So this year I decided to gift the love of my life something a lot more memorable… this choreography. Incredibly sultry, with lots of room to add your personal flare, “Into You” has been tested and…let’s just say… approved.

The entire thing can be learned in under one hour – so get in there and crank up the heat!

Get this choreography for FREE for the next 24 hours only. After that the price goes up to $10.

(Available to Sahira newsletter subscribers only. To get the deal, please use the link below.)

Something is coming…


This is it people! I am beyond thrilled to announce that @Saroyan_Zills and I have teamed up on Instagram to give you 21 days of zilliciousness in our #RaqMyZills challenge. ūüí•

Designed to encourage even the shyest zillers among us to put on their cymbals every day and create a new habit (and love affair) with them, this challenge will be easy, fun and sometimes totally ridiculous! Daily challenges will get to the nitty gritty of understanding the basics of playing your zills with variations given for more advanced zillers. And yes…there will be fabulous prizes! ūü§©

Make sure you are following @SahiraBellyDances and @Saroyan_Zills on Instagram and tune in on Wednesday February 6 for all the details! In the meantime, polish up those finger cymbals…it’s time to RAQ YOUR ZILLS!!

It’s time to break your brain… in the spirit of happiness!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good challenge!  I recently took an AMAZING rhythm and zill class at Migrations World Music and Dance Festival with an incredible musician who totally broke my brain, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The older we get, the harder it is to encounter something we have NEVER seen before… so when it happens – relish it!

(That musician, by the way, is the amazing Lauren Checchio and you can find her here.)

A good challenge keeps your brain young, helps build new neural connections and fosters growth, which studies show leads to happiness!

So in the spirit of more happy… here’s a little drill for you! Enjoy!



I have a dream…

So excited to begin another fabulous year of belly dance with you!

Today we are embarking on my new quest in zill instruction for 2019… I promise to make you use ALL the zill sounds! No more settling for just a basic ring when there is a world of noises these things can make!


Check out my Zill Sounds Primer here:

And learn how to count zills like a real musician here:

Get your very own pair of Saroyan Ghawazee in Bronze (my most favorite zills ever!) here:

Want to become a total zill rockstar? Take more finger cymabal classes with me here!


Let’s do this!

Happy New Year!


Happiest of New Years from me to you! I sincerely wish for you, my online belly dance family, a year full of friends, family, growth and of course, belly dance!

To help get you moving after a relaxing holiday season, check out my “Killer Driller” package on Teachable. Four one-hour classes that will get your heart pumping, your muscles working and your body moving in that belly dance way once again.

These four hours of class are yours for the next 48 hours for just $10.

Also, don’t miss out on your copy of my 2019 Goal Setting Workbook – just the resource you need to set smart dance goals that you will actually accomplish this year!

The download is FREE right here:

Workshop at the JCC


I am excited to announce that I will be teaching an Introduction to Belly Dance class at the Houston Jewish Community Center on Sunday, January 13th from 3-4:30pm.  Come and join us to get your New Year starting on the right foot (or hip, as the case may be!) Check out the Facebook Event for more details and get your tickets here.  Hope to see you there!

Day 12 – Doom Doom Tek a Tek Doom Tek a Tek!



Cold hard cash. You heard me right. Money.

Today I’d like to give you some dollars… 15 of them to be exact, to use as you wish on any package from my online belly dance studio.

This deal is only available to my newsletter subscribers, so visit this link to subscribe and get your gift, or check your email if you are already part of my mailing list family.


A million thank yous for joining me on this 12 Days of Christmas adventure!

Here’s to an incredible holliday and an amazing new year. May your days be merry and bright.

Happy holidays to all!


Day 11 – Setting your intentions for the New Year



What would you like this new year to look like for YOU and your dance world? Seriously. Stop reading and spend a few minutes meditating on this idea.

What are you ready to tackle in your dance and more importantly, why?

Is it your first solo performance, a new choreography, or landing a regular weekly show?

Or, maybe you would like to find renewed self- confidence or improve your health?

No matter your desire, you need a clear picture of WHAT it is and WHY you want it before you can embark on your journey to attain it. Once you’ve found that, you need to create a SMART goal and a plan to achieve success.

Are you ready? Good. Now download my free 2019 Dance Goal Setting Workbook and make your dream a reality!

Happy holidays to all!


Day 10 – This deal will make you leap out of your seat!

This is the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS from me to you!

A new gift, discount, or giveaway for you everyday for twelve days (from December 11 until the 23rd to be exact).

Sign up for my mailing list to be the first to receive your gift each day. Mailing list members will also receive additional perks and deeper discounts on 12 Days gifts.

Most gifts will be available for 48 hours only before they disappear up the chimney – so don’t delay.



Twelve sparkly months of belly dance from me to you! ¬†It’s my Rhinestone¬†Subscription – my online studio professional plan that gives you¬†unlimited access to EVERYTHING that I have personally created on my Teachable studio! ¬†

What does this include?

The 16 Sahira Belly Dance courses already available on my studio. (

In January, the release of a few archive choreographies : “Hypnotizing Hips Drum Solo”, “Mejanse Choreography”, “Princess of Cairo”, and “Taqsim Baladi”.

In January the premiere of new releases “Saidi Cane Dance” and the Combography “Whatever Lola Wants”.

In February a hot little number you can learn in just one hour and debut for your Valentine!

And (tabla roll please!) in the Spring of 2019 my first two Teachable Exclusive Workshop Intensives:

Choreography Workshop РThe Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Choreography Creation for Belly Dancers. A 6-week real-time workshop style course that will result in a brand new master-planned choreography that you have created yourself!

Zill Jumpstart Workshop – Creating Unshakable Finger Cymbal Technique for the Zill Shy Among Us. A 4-week interactive course that will result in massively increased confidence with those funny little metal discs strapped to the ends of your fingers.

An addition to all this, you will INSTANTLY have access to EVERYTHING I personally release in 2019 as soon as it’s available! No more having to choose what to purchase.


The Rhinestone Package is currently priced at $30 per month.  For the next 48 hours the yearly subscription (one-time payment) is $250 (a savings of $110).

Happy holidays!


Day 9 – 100 Ladies Dancing!

This is the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS from me to you!

A new gift, discount, or giveaway for you everyday for twelve days (from December 11 until the 23rd to be exact).

Sign up for my mailing list to be the first to receive your gift each day. Most gifts will be available for 48 hours only before they disappear up the chimney – so don’t delay.



Perfect for nine ladies dancing (or 900 as the case may be), I have a sassy and fabulous choreography for you! This brand new release was just created for my beginner dancers here at the NiaMoves Studio in Houston, and can I just say that sassy may be the understatement of the year? You can learn this choreography in just under four hours and be on your way to the sparkly belly dance fashion runway before Santa even gets here!

Step onto the dance floor and make your voice heard.

This choreography releases today at $25 but is yours for just $10 for the next 48 hours – so don’t delay!

(Gift certificates also available. Contact me at for details)

Happy holidays to all!