Bringing the beauty, joy, and sparkle of bellydance to Western MA
Sahina is a bellydance performer, instructor, and costume designer in Western Massachusetts based in Amherst and Northampton since 2006. As a teacher she aims to inspire others to by creating an encouraging environment for students to express their creativity. As a performer she brings people together in celebration of their life milestones. For information on scheduling a performance and taking classes please visit the links below.
Sahina is not only one of the most talented dancers that I have ever had the honor of witnessing perform, but her personality, love for dance and her students, and approachable nature make classes incomparably enjoyable as well as extremely productive. Sahina has provided me with the integral foundation of bellydance, but she also has instilled in me the love and passion for dance that I take with me to every workshop, class, and performance. -excerpt from Laura P. Read more here.
Weekly classes are on hold for August while I prepare for the fall. Instead there will be two workshops- Transitions and Balance on August 7 and Dancing with Friends on August 21. You can view the schedule and register here!
New Blog Post- Belly Rolls and Gender Roles
For Pride month we have a very special guest blog written by one of my very favorite humans, Aymee Sirenia. In this post they discuss aspects of bellydance history, gender, colonialism, and more. Check it out here!
Closet Clean Out
The sale page has been updated with hipscarves, vegan makeup, zills, props, and more! Check it out here.
The fall class schedule is in the works and will be up by mid August. All classes will be taught at Studio Helix in Northampton and open to people of all sizes, backgrounds, and genders, age 13 and up.
Sahina's first tray balancing performance from Goddess Lounge is now up! Check it out here.
Here is a short tutorial for you! This is the intro to the song Bent El Shalabiya, a Lebanese classic. It can be danced with or without a veil and I show both ways in the video.
Shimmyathon 2018 will take place on October 20 & 21 in White River Junction VT, hosted by Amity Alize. Sahina and Dan Muscat will be teaching a workshop on Melodic Musicality.