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.
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 summer class schedule is now up for May-July! All classes will be taught at Studio Helix in Northampton and open to people of all sizes, backgrounds, and genders, age 13 and up.
Workshops with Amity Alize
Amity is coming to Northampton on July 14! She will be teaching a variety of folkloric styles. Registration is now open!
Franklin County Pride
The Shimmering Shimmies are performing again at Franklin County Pride, taking place on June 23! Our performance is at 12:50 at Energy Park in Greenfield to kick off the rally. There will be a variety of performances, speakers, and events throughout the day. For more information check their website.
Summer Sips and Shimmies
Join us for an evening of belly dance and wine tasting at Mineral Hills Winery Florence, Massachusetts. Performers include Faranah, Aralia Pearl, Sahina, and Sephira with special performances by their students and by Troupe Hazine and Eidetic Belly Dance. Tickets are available here.
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.