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The ancient art form and dance practice of Raqs Sharqi or Oriental Dance, commonly known in the West as “Belly Dance”, has been part of everyday life in the Middle East for centuries. It is a powerful tool for today’s woman to get back in touch with a more feminine, sensual, graceful and joyful sense of her womanhood, and at once discover self-possession, core strengths and innate abilities that have by and large been long-lost in the West.

Shemiran Ibrahim is the award winning Middle Eastern Dance teacher who created the simple, logical, step-by-step teaching method for teaching Belly Dance to modern women called “Belly Dancing from the Heart Method” or "The Ibrahim Method". Her Belly Dance teacher certification program has been used for years to rave reviews by non-Middle Eastern teachers of Belly Dance in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Europe, South America, Asia, South Africa and New Zealand.

Shemiran’s Belly Dance classes and workshops are known for their excellence in both technique and teaching women how to allow their spirit to soar through the mesmerizing moves of Middle Eastern Dance. Her teaching method is known for its simplicity, coherence and delivering joyful experiences to students. Read what women have to say about the effects of Shemiran’s teaching on their lives – click here.

Her Belly Dance Teacher Trainings and DVD Program aids Belly Dance teachers in teaching improvisation to their students; a difficult task that rewards women with the ability to let their spirit fly through their own self-expression, however the method is just as effective in teaching the foundations necessary for choreography based Belly Dance. Her method is helping teachers of Belly Dancing around the world more effectively deliver this complex and ancient dance form with integrity and technical excellence, simultaneously being able to pass on the joy and magic Belly Dance offers, reminding women that their beauty is in their hearts, and their spirit is alive. Read what Belly Dance instructors have to say about how Shemiran’s teaching method has inspired and empowered their teaching – click here.