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Shemiran Ibrahim's International Professional Belly Dance Teacher Training & Business Success Program by Home Study 


Light the fire of your passion, teach with confidence and purpose, and connect with your authentic vision for your teaching, your students and your school!

This is a complete step-by-step system honed over years of trial & error, all in one place for you to use. Accelerate your teaching journey with this complete Belly Dance Professional Teacher Training and Business Skills Program - the first of its kind ever created by an award winning Middle Eastern Teacher Trainer.

This program has proven results since Shemiran created the Method in 2003 through being used to teach thousands of women in the west all around the world. Look at video testimonials in the side column, and view more testimonials at end of page from teachers of Belly Dance of all levels of experience. It covers all three pillars of running a Belly Dance Teaching Business; Curriculum & Teaching Method, Business Skills and Teaching Craft. The Curriculum is so simple and methodical, even children can learn it and apply it. Imagine what your adult learners are going to be able to do with this system! Watch Shemiran here with child student Angela, at the Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival concert "Dancing with the Stars": 

The Program gives wings to new teachers, and re-lights the fire for experienced ones. Give yourself the gift of finding the true teacher and business woman in you, and bringing her out into the world.

And if you choose, you can sit for Certification from anywhere around the world. After studying this Program and using it for a period of time, you can choose to purchase your Certification Units and sit for Correspondence Certification.  

For the price of only four student term enrolments, you will have paid for your professional training that will save you years of trial and error, and give you a road map to success as a Belly Dance teacher in all areas of teaching; Teaching Craft, Business Skills and Curriculum and Teaching Method.

This is the most complete Belly Dance Professional Development & Teacher Training Program by home study in the world today.

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Complete Program $475 USD

(plus postage and packaging)  

Buy now securley through your Paypal Account or by using your Credit Card 

 To calculate the price in your own currency click here 


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What do I receive?

With Shemiran Ibrahim’s “How to Teach Belly Dance” you will receive:

  • 2 movie length in-class filmed DVD’s – watch an award winning Middle Eastern teacher’s step by step teaching technique for all core Belly Dance movements and how to run your classes successfully
  • 60+ page Teacher Handbook – in-depth study material for:
    •  The Craft of Teaching module
    • Business Skills for success module
    • A complete Teaching Methodology & Curriculum module
  • Music CD album - handpicked for teaching foundation level classes, as not all music works for student learning and growth
  • Student Class Notes handout
  • Teacher Weekly Class Plans 
  • Business Templates

 (For more in-depth information on these items scroll below)

  • Ongoing lifetime support; just email Shemiran any questions or problems you have 
  • Free publicity through our website for method Teachers on Teacher Directory

Give yourself the gift of connecting with your vision, your passion, your purpose and your courage to teach and share the joy of dance with others, and run a successful and thriving Belly Dance teaching business, all at your own pace and in from your home!


"Shemiran Ibrahim's 'How to Teach Belly Dance, Belly Dancing from the Heart Method' Teacher Training Course is a very complete and comprehensive production, well thought out and presented, to be used as a companion to the attended course or as a correspondence course".

Leonie Sukan;
Founder & Director Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival and Newtown MED Centre

What do I learn?

With this program you will learn to nourish your passion for Belly Dance and your driving desire to teach it and be of service with purpose, integrity and joy through the following:

  • Awaken the teacher in you, by studying the craft of teaching
  • Understand how to run a belly dance business for growth and profit
  • Receive a step-by-step Belly Dance syllabus for a foundation level course
  • Learn a successful teaching method honed lovingly over the years; spare yourself years of trial and error
  • Increase your student retention rate and increase your repeat bookings
  • Witness your students improvise from the very first term
  • For more in-depth information on what you will learn, scroll below
  • Two Certification options available: Workshop Intensives or Correspondence Certification (each are priced separately to the DVD Program).  

"Shemiran has produced a great resource for belly dancers wishing to teach with her study pack. Her personable approach and well presented lessons on two DVDs, plus printable notes provide a solid framework for the bellydance instructor..." 

Keti Sharif;
Founder of the A-Z Method & The Sphinx Festival Egypt

Here is the latest video from our teachers in training and Certification, Lamia from Melbourne, Australia (congrats Lamia for passing your Certification with flying colours! Go girl!!), and what she has learned through her journey with the Program:


Who is this program for?

Over the years this course has proven to be useful to all levels of teaching experience:

  • Starting Out:
    Lovers of Middle Eastern Dance who have a calling to pass it on knowledgeably: this program will help you on the challenging journey to start teaching this ancient dance form
  • New Teachers with 1-2 Years Experience:
    Instructors who have started teaching belly dance, and are now faced with the enormity of the task of teaching and delivering the dance in a logical structure, and growing their Belly Dance teaching business- this program will answer many of your most pressing questions and turn your confusion and self-doubt into confidence
  • Experienced Teachers:
    Many users of The Ibrahim Method are teachers with over 10 years' experience, who say they were newly inspired by learning Shemiran's teaching methods and belly dance business techniques. If you find you need to reignite your passion after many years of teaching, and desire to take your teaching mastery to the next level, this program has proven results

Whether you want to turn your dream of teaching Belly Dance into reality, enhance your current teaching craft, or re-ignite your passion after many years of teaching, “The Ibrahim Method” will empower you with the knowledge and inspiration to create and sustain a successful Belly Dance teaching business.

"I highly recommend Shemiran as a teacher and workshop instructor for anyone who wants to learn the art of her craft".

Amera Eid;
Australian Belly Dance Legend and Founder of Amera's Palace Sydney

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Hi, my name is Shemiran Ibrahim.

Back in 2003 I identified a deep thirst in the Oriental Dance teaching community for help in how to teach Belly Dance and how to run a Belly Dance business for success:

  • There was a need for a logical, simple, systematic teaching method to follow when teaching our dance to western students. Without one teachers tend to lose students and experience low repeat bookings, which are the backbone of any Belly Dance school’s success.
  • Most teachers of Belly Dance go into business without knowing how to run a business for success. After the initial set up, they very often encounter slow growth and a lack of profit which can be disheartening. Owning a Belly Dance teaching business can be fun and profitable!
  • Many dancers start teaching without any study in the delicate craft of teaching and facilitating groups. This essential skill can be learned.
  • Another challenge for many teachers is that upon following their passion for the dance and teaching, they still have many other commitments such as a full time job or a young family. Leaving their busy and often overwhelming lives to attend a week long teacher training is in many cases out of reach due to lack of time, funds or both.

So I heard the call to share my “Belly Dancing from the Heart Method” – also known as “The Ibrahim Method” in a learn-from-home comprehensive, simple, acutely methodical and professional training program, I packaged it into the DVD/Handbook/CD Program in 2007.  I had already put the method to the test over years of lovingly honing it through teaching thousands of western women, and receiving overwhelming positive feedback.

In addition, having had more than 15 years of experience in corporate advertising and marketing, I realized that most Belly Dance instructors needed a lot of help in learning how to run and grow their business. I put this experience and knowledge into the program as well, tailoring it to the Belly Dance industry.

The result is “How to Teach Belly Dance – Belly Dancing from the Heart Method”, a double DVD/Teacher Handbook/Music CD course by home study, now being used on every continent in the world. To the right is a column of some of the video feedback from teachers using the method and click here for more feedback from teachers.

May your teaching bring your joy, and your classes grow from strength to strength.

Shemiran Ibrahim

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This is the first program of its kind in the world and it offers certification through Shemiran's assessment process no matter where you live.

This program has rapidly attracted attention worldwide, with belly dance teachers enthusiastically adopting this method across the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Asia and South Africa. To the right are just some of the video testimonials we have received on how Shemiran Ibrahim's program has delivered results for hundreds of teachers and aspiring teachers of Oriental Dance around the world, and you can read more by clicking on the testimonials page. Click here to read student feedback for the method.

For the price of only four standard term enrollments, you can learn how to build a successful Belly Dance teaching business, and how to attract new students and increase your existing student retention rate with this professional teacher training course. Make your money back in your first term of teaching!

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Complete Program $475 USD

(plus postage and packaging)  

Buy now securley through your Paypal Account or by using your Credit Card

 To calculate the price in your own currency click here 


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 "For anyone thinking of taking up belly dance teaching or someone who has been teaching but without a set plan, then this package is invaluable... I found the whole package impressive and only wish it had been around when I started teaching."

Editor, Belly Dance Oasis Magazine Australia


World Wide Belly Dance Teacher Certification

Certification is available by correspondence world-wide.

Click here for World Wide Belly Dance Teacher Certification by correspondence from the comfort of your own home.

Shemiran Ibrahim's “How to Teach Belly Dance” is a complete learn-from-home course including:

Teacher Training Handbook; The A-B-C of Teaching Belly Dance

This colour printable manual includes three training sections:

A – Awaken the Teacher in You
B – Business End of Things
C- Curriculum &Teaching Method

Class Notes (Printable)

Course handouts to offer to your students as added value; including movement technique, the emotional aspects of learning, and the various styles, traditions and ritualistic uses of Belly Dance in the Middle East. These notes are also for study as part of your own learning.

Weekly Class Plans (Printable)
Minute-by-minute class breakdown to assist you in class, each class summarized in point form, and recommended music tracks outlined per movement. All the planning is done for you!

Simple business document templates (student enrollment form, simple letterhead, invoice and receipt) to help you run your business, for you to edit to your own needs.
DVD 1 (all zones compatible. 2 hrs long)
LIVE in-class footage of teaching a Beginner Course. Includes step-by-step technique breakdown & week-by-week curriculum for Week 1 - Week 4 with Teacher Craft notes throughout.

DVD 2 (all zones compatible. 2 hrs long)

Technique breakdown and week-by-week curriculum continues to cover Week 5 - Week 7, and more with Teacher Craft notes throughout.
Music CD; Wahyatak Habibi album by Amera Eid
Recorded especially for Belly Dance, this CD is perfect for teaching a complete Beginner course, taking into account that students need clear 4/4 rhythms and slow to medium paced songs. This CD also abounds with joyful faster paced songs, Arabic singing and a great traditional Egyptian feel to the tracks. A great album for all your course needs.


 What you learn with “How to Teach Belly Dance”:

In this course you will learn how to teach a solid foundation of Belly Dance to Beginner/Continuing Beginner levels that will serve you whether you want to teach improvisation or choreography, as well as develop your Belly Dance teaching skills through detailed coverage of;

How to “Awaken the Teacher in You” in mind and spirit, including study material on:

  • The Craft of Teaching; What Makes a Good Belly Dance Teacher
  • The Spirit of a Teacher
  • The Mind of a Teacher
  • True Teaching Power; Striking a Balance Between Spirit & Mind
  • Teaching Beginners; the Responsibility & the Challenge

Looking after the “Business End of Things”, including topics such as:

  • What is Your Business Intention?
  • Structuring Your School/classes
  • Finding Your Venue
  • Insurance
  • Attracting New Customers
  • Marketing to Existing Students
  • Branding

And a complete “Curriculum & Teaching Method” section including:

  • Belly Dancing From the Heart Method Overview
  • How to Structure the Class
  • How to Structure the Course
  • Continuing Beginner; the Case for Mixed Level Beginner Classes
  • Week-by-Week Course Curriculum
  • Warm Up & Stretch Down
  • Drilling & Exercises
  • Basic Music Interpretation; How to Think Like a Middle Eastern Woman
  • How to Add Fun, Spirit & Community to Your Classes
  • 10 Teaching Craft Tips to Aid You In-Class 

Through studying the Handbook and DVDs you will learn:

How to teach each movement & principle:
Complete technical break-down, plus the energetic qualities of the movements and cultural understanding. This covers:

  • Basic Belly Dance Principles & Poses
  • The 7 Core Movement Groups of Belly Dance
  • Beginners Travel Steps
  • Hands, Arms and Upper Body Principles
  • Tips on how to keep Belly Dance elegant & expressive

How to structure each class & how to structure the course:
A comprehensive teaching system including a Week-by-Week Course Curriculum that delivers Belly Dance learning in a methodical, logical and very easy-to-digest manner

Easy to use terminology:
A simple and consistent logical terminology throughout, aiding student retention of information

How to add fun & spirit to your students’ learning experience:
How to offer more than just technique, to inspire your students and empower their sense of feminine beauty giving them a cultural and community experience

Basic music interpretation:
Teach your students to think like a Mid Eastern woman

The craft of teaching;
Awaken the teacher in you, in mind and spirit

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Complete Program $475 USD

(plus postage and packaging)  

Buy now securley through your Paypal Account or by using your Credit Card

To calculate the price in your own currency click here


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What teachers say about Shemiran's teaching and Program (see video testimonials in side bar):

"One of the most amazing pivitol moments I had in dance was doing my teacher training with Shemiran. I learnt so much about the teacher I wanted to be and gained the confidence needed to move forward in my own dance adventure. Love it and recommend it to everyone. You don't have to be a teacher to gain the benifits, just knowing and understanding the teaching prossess and applying it to your dancing and normal life will open doors you never thought possible."
Xaeda - Kylie Walter. Sacred Lotus Bellydance & Professional Perfomer 

“This is the best bellydance material I have ever studied….Your videos (DVDs) are truly a delight, I realized I was watching the DVD and I was smiling all the way through it. Your work has an amazing energy to it! ….Your course has made me so happy, I am in love : ) The spiritual approach of your method is exactly what I was looking for”.
Lamia F. Casablanca. Morocco. 

"I am very thankful for your program and method because I have a love for this style of dance and it has been hard for me to find quality instruction of the how-tos. For this reason, one of my intentions has been to provide others with open, inviting, and quality belly dance instruction from my heart to theirs and you're making this more possible for me”.
Tiffani B. Norfolk VA. USA. 

"Absolutely fantastic and inspiring, this has given a clear concise curriculum to teach my students...It is simple and easy to understand. On a practical level it has given me the skills to improve my business side of things, as I am so focused on the dance side and feel my business skills are lacking so you have given me some fabulous ideas to improve this - the main reason I came (to this certification intensive), also too to add depth and energy to my class instead of me focusing on technique all the time. On a personal level I fel you are a wonderful teacher, so full of positive energy and vibe which makes your Teaching from the Heart Method so fulfilling. Thank you so much".
Dahlia; Director Dahlia's Bellydancing Studio

"Dearest Shemiran, Thank you for a well thought out and presented Teachers' Training Intensive. As a teacher you always wonder whether you are doing well or whether you are on the right path. Your curriculum is both informative and a logical process to follow, and although I have been teaching for many years I have learnt a new method of teaching and thinking, as well as re-affirming a few of my current methods. Thank you for your feedback and ideas. A total pleasure and honour to be present at this workshop and thank you for giving us a new beginning".
Leyla of Perth (Sandy Borralho)

"Fantastic, well explained, articulate wonderful useful information for teachers and teachers-to-be. You are an inspiration to me Shemiran. Teachers with so much soul are rare. Thank you for sharing".
Sophie Alize Fiannane; Professional Performer 


"Very well presented. I've learned so much today and know my students will benefit and so will I!!I can't wait to sit quietly, go over my notes and think about how to incorporate this wisdom into my classes... THANK YOU”.
Min Adlide; Oasis Dance Studio  


"Loved it. It reinforced what I have been doing but also gave me new ideas which inspire me to continue teaching as a true craft. I would love to do more with you".
Kerry Stewart: Senior Writer BDO Magazine 

"Loved it. I have been looking for something like this for years. Thank you."
Robyn Blackley (Rabiya) Professional Performer 

“I am thirsty for knowledge about how to become a better teacher – this workshop ticked all the boxes for me – plus, plus. Thank you for references to go to”.
Susan Gleeson

“Excellent workshop. Enjoyed the concept of ‘STRUCTURE’ and ‘PRECISE’ methodology. Group interaction and ideas from others useful too”.
Esther Euripidou

 “Inspiring! Very well structured. Excellent explanations. Very practical and helpful. Love the group activity”.
Sue Kennedy

“Wonderful. Found it really easy to take in because of the structure being so artistically delivered e.g. tribes, families, breakdown, breakdown. It’s so parallel with what I believe and I got a lot from how to deliver and structure class e.g. filing system”.
Ostara Fletcher

“Brilliant. A lot of great information. I do have your (DVD Program) course already and it has been very helpful with my teaching. Thank you”.
Kelly Byrne

“Really enjoyed and appreciated that information and breakdown of technique and how to bring more spirit into teaching to attain better balance for self and students. Enjoyed the group exercise very much – great teaching tool”.
Lyn Torbarina

“Very helpful. I feel more aware of my teaching. More confident. You are an amazing teacher. Thank you”.
Dominique Martin

“Absolutely inspiring – Shemiran has so much experience, knowledge and passion for Belly Dancing. For her to pass on so much information is generous and a true reflection of who she is. I am thoroughly grateful, and have a better understanding to build on”. 
Ashley Carr  

“The workshop has renewed my love of Belly Dance as an art form and a technical methodology of dance. I feel prepared to pass on this passion to others and to help them to learn to Bellydance and improvise safely and well".
Jessie Hartley 

“Thank you for your wonderful workshop. I can't thank you enough for giving me the confidence to boldly walk into such a lovely (belly dance teaching) job”.
Robyn Richardson 


"I feel enlightened. Thank you!"
Rachel Howard

"Thank you Shemiran for an inspiring and insightful series of seminars. The information was easily accessible and I wil be able to implement the concepts into my classes immediately. I also learnt a lot about my pwersonal teaching approach and you have given me valuable tools to utlize to improve my skills and value of my classes to my studetns".
Kylie Morrison

“What an absolutely inspiring weekend! I have a wonderful new sense for the essence of my business...”
Sarah Fletcher

“This retreat has helped me to find ME; and now move forward in my business and life with balance and confidence and love”. 
Cathy Howe

“Inspirational to say the least. Transformational. With loads of practical tools and advice as well as beautiful community of dance teachers”.
Angela McWhinney 

“Thank you Keti Sharif and Shemiran Ibrahim for your unique Teachers Training Weekend. You covered so many valuable topics to inspire and advance bellydance in business and dance journeys”.
Shira of QLD

“Thank you all for a wonderful weekend. Have come away with renewed energy for my dancing and teaching!”
Mikola Lee

“A wealth of wisdom and inspiration, so much information. From all of my heart and beyond thank you thank you thank you - I enjoyed everyone and everything!”

Lisa Le Fae

“This course has opened new doors for my teaching journey. Shemiran has created a powerful and empowering tool to help bring the feminine into belly dance. This course is a very thorough, well planned and logical step by step instuction for teachers to use and follow with ease and confidence. Thank you, Shemiran, for putting this method together to share and instill meaning for new students”
Jodi Negri; Belly Dance Teacher and Professional Performer

“Renewed enthusisam to start a Belly Dance class - 'Flexible Body, Flexible Mind, Flexible Life to Freedom'. Thank you Shemiran for your wonderful clarity, wisdom and care during these two days of certification. Incredible clear manual, DVD and CD to utilize”.
Susan de Castella; Thrive Breathwork Coach

“Dear Shemiran. An amazing 2 days! Thank you! I loved the structure of the course and how you took us through each step in progrssive order. It is so fabulours to have the course content you have put togther. I think it will be so valuable. I loved the two days, and will go home with a structured approach to teaching belly dance. Perfect!!”
Sue McKeon

“Blessed to be here in person (2 Day Intensive). Validated my thoughts and ideas with encouragment and praise. A welcome journey to teaching. Practical well thought out material, delivered in a way that was easy to follow and understand. Created a safe enironment to share the scary stuff”.
Sandy Reid

“I found Shem to be very knowledgable and appreicate her sharing her expeirence with us. Shem creates a safe and comfortable space in which to learn and grow"
Amy Shoog

“Provided insight into myself as a teacher, service provider, marketer and business person (to be). Safe environment (at 2 Day Intensive) that was supportive and with bourndaries. Organsied, structured and well presented, and also went with the flow of the group when needed. I feel I have received a lot of benefit from the group, the workshop, the course and the facilitator (Shemiran)”.
Susan Friend; Midwife, Bellydance for Birth


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