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Zahira

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joined on 08/28/06
last updated 03/07/11
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My Tribe

Please check out the "KOOTENAY BELLYDANCE UMBRELLA" at tribes.tribe.net/kootenayb...ceumbrella
I created this tribe in an effort to help network students, teachers, dancers, musicians and clients in the Kootenay region.

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Zahira, an accomplished Egyptian bellydance performer and instructor, studied Middle Eastern dance from the mid 1980's. Finding the moves natural to her body and empowering for her soul, Zahira continued to study, practice and attend workshops, and eventually began instructing. She has trained with Raqia Hassan, Ehab Gadallah, Hadia, Yasmina Ramsy, Hind, Jasmille, Aziza and many more artists over the years. This led her to her ultimate dream of traveling to, and performing in, Egypt. Zahira spent two years in Cairo, from 2000-2002, raising her daughter, dancing and working as an English tutor and preschool teacher. Her goal was to capture the essence of the culture, which ultimately underpins heart of the dance. It is this spirit of the dance that Zahira wanted to bring back to her audiences and students in Canada.

Zahira returned to Canada to study for university and presently resides in Kaslo, BC where she is raising her daughter. She recently returned to Cairo to marry her Egyptian sweetheart, Hassan. Zahira teaches Egyptian bellydance classes in Nelson, Castlegar and Kaslo, and workshops throughout the Kootenays and is the artistic director of the Blue Lotus Dance troupe. Zahira’s classes focus on body awareness, safety, and technique…with a healthy dose of humour! Students find this art form highly beneficial for strengthening, reshaping, flexibility and general fitness, while also providing opportunities for creativity, self-expression, camaraderie and cultural awareness. Zahira now has over 23 years of dance experience and endeavours to teach in an empowering and joyous atmosphere!
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My Recent Activity

Egyptian Bellydance Summer Program ( community » other ) Workshops and Bellydance Bootcamp schedule:

Bellydance for MEN! Sunda... read more
listing posted Tue, June 7, 2011 - 10:33 PM
ZAHIRA'S EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE CLASSES ( community » other ) *Hello Dancers*

Spring is coming! (yes, it truly is...just wait and s... read more
listing posted Thu, March 3, 2011 - 4:43 PM
FREE DEMO CLASS~ Egyptian Bellydance ( events » arts ) March 16th at 6:00-6:30pm


Learn to Shake Shimmy & Roll!!!
Check out Zahira's free demo class and get a taste of the Nile.
Any and everyone welcomed!
If you like it and you want more, sign up that night and get 10% off the new Spring sessio... read more
event starts Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 6:00 PM
ZAHIRA'S EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE 2010! ( community » other ) Get ready to shimmy! Been away long enough. It's time to DANCE!

NEL... read more
listing posted Wed, December 9, 2009 - 4:29 PM
Free Egyptian Bellydance Workshop ( events » arts ) Hi Everyone!! I am back from Egypt and looking forward to teaching classes again. I thought I would provide an opportunity for new students to see what I am about. I will be teaching a short informal workshop as an introduction to me and to Egy... read more
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I'm Looking For...

Egyptian Bellydance Summer Program ( community » other ) Workshops and Bellydance Bootcamp schedule:

Bellydance for MEN! Sunda... read more
listing posted Tue, June 7, 2011 - 10:33 PM
ZAHIRA'S EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE CLASSES ( community » other ) *Hello Dancers*

Spring is coming! (yes, it truly is...just wait and s... read more
listing posted Thu, March 3, 2011 - 4:43 PM
ZAHIRA'S EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE 2010! ( community » other ) Get ready to shimmy! Been away long enough. It's time to DANCE!

NEL... read more
listing posted Wed, December 9, 2009 - 4:29 PM
EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE CLASSES~ Starting June 19th ( community » other ) All right, dancers! Time to SHAKE-SHIMMY-ROLL!!!
This is a mixed-level... read more
listing posted Thu, May 29, 2008 - 8:40 PM
*WORKSHOP* Choreography from Cairo! ( community » other ) Hello Everyone!!! I am back from Egypt and ready to shimmy! Actually, ... read more
listing posted Thu, May 29, 2008 - 6:49 PM
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