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.
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!
Sahina's first tray balancing performance from Goddess Lounge is now up! Check it out here.
History of Boston Belly Dance Lecture
Sahina is so excited to be hosting Amy Smith for a free public lecture on the History of Boston Belly Dance during the night club era of the 1950's-80's. For more information and to RSVP click 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.
New Blog Post- Vegan Makeup for the Stage
Nowadays it is easy to find products that will make you look great on stage while avoiding animal testing or animal-derived ingredients. I wanted to write this blog as a guide to help you find ways of converting your makeup to be free of products that cause harm to our furry friends and to help people who already shop for these types of makeup products to discover new brands. Check it out on Belly Dance New England and on my blog!
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.