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This is our blog, where we write about events and happenings, discuss our thoughts on issues in the Belly Dance Community as well as share videos, images and other Belly Dance inspiration.  Enjoy!

Happily Never After

Just in case you missed all of our photo's and comments and the post's about our trip to join dancers from across South Africa for the Nova Nouvoue Productions - Happily Never After. Here's our blog, giving you a sneak dancers perspective of the whole experience....

Shahrzad Durban 2018

The lovely Senta from Maya Company in Durban invited Shahrzad and Marshall to be her guest for the end of May 2018. We hopped onto a plane and jetted off to learn from these amazing performers. Between us we attended all Shahrzad and Marshall's workshops, they sold...

World Belly Dance 2018

We work so hard preparing for a show and in a blink of an eye, it's over. It was our 8th Annual World Belly Dance Show this last weekend. With so many people helping us make a success of the show! I thought it fitting to write a blog to thank all those people who made...

Questions

So often your block to starting something new is not knowing what to expect. I sent out a quick survey and asked the ladies what "Questions" would be best answered for those ladies who are uncertain about "Oriental Belly Dance". The top question's that came from our...

Happily Never After

When I first heard about the Nova Nouveau production “Happily Never After”, I knew that I wanted to be in it. I’ve been in ballet productions but to be in a belly dance one would be an amazing learning opportunity and so much fun. My plan was to keep auditioning until...

World Belly Dance Day

Zahra's has upheld the time-honored tradition of World Belly Dance Day since our studio founder put on our first May show back in 2010. World Belly Dance Day is celebrated globally every 2nd Saturday of May. The aim is to bring together dance studio's within a...

Belly Minute

Jessica and I have been working on a YouTube series with all the basic movements from our classes. We have called it Belly Minute. With so many of our ladies wanting to practice at home, we decided it might be helpful to record the important aspect's of a movement, so...

Class Etiquette

There’s nothing like a good dance class. It can brighten up your day and make you feel amazing. In order for you and your classmates to get the most out of each class, there are basic class etiquette practices that should be followed. Your whole mood can then be...

Beginners Course

Our next beginners' course, starts again now in February 2018. It's an exciting time for Jessica and myself, we make plans and space for a new group of ladies in our studio. For myself meeting these new ladies is always a treat. I know Jessica loves to share the art...

Meet Karla

It's another who are we insert this week and this week we get intimately acquainted with Karla, here's this week's Meet Karla. My name is Karla Bouwer and I have been dancing for about 20 years. I am a qualified Junior Modern dancing teacher. I have always had a...

Meet Jessica

We start our 2018 blog with an introduction by Jessica. It's our who are we series. So lets meet Jessica! My name is Jessica Perelson. I’m a mother of twins and have been married for 10 years. It was shortly after I got married that my belly dancing journey began, but...

Meet Ruthie

Hi! I am Ruthie Smuts and this is my "Meet Ruthie". I have been enjoying the art of belly dance for fours years. I have always loved dancing and did Ballroom and Latin American dancing for four years while attending high school. A number of years later, I came across...

Melanie and Jessica are the owners of Zahra’s Oriental Dance Studio.  We are passionate about teaching dancing and love creating a community around this mystical art form.

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