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Belly Dance show at Rangoli Restaurant!

Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 14, 2014 | Rangoli

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Hanover, MD features a lovely Indian restaurant called Rangoli!
They feature belly dancers every Thursday for two shows! Come for happy hour and enjoy the beautiful entertainment.
Shows start at 7:00, come hungry!

It’s often a good idea to make reservations.  Call 410-799-5650 and let them know you’re coming to see Samira.

Samira is performing  April 3.

Fall Belly Dance Classes start September 24

Sep 24 - Dec 17, 2014 | Central Maryland Youth Ballet

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Sign up for belly dance classes with Samira online or in class.

Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm
Belly Dance Level 1 is a multi level class geared towards novice dancers as well as those new to Samira’s techniques. Class will include warm up, posture, isolations, arms, traveling steps, shimmies as well as dance basics. Most students stay in this level several sessions before moving up to level 2.

September 24-December 17. 12 weeks. no class November 26. $204 B1 on the menu below

Belly Dance Level 2 Plus- This one and a half hour class is a multi level class geared towards belly dancers with some class experience that want to brush up on and drill all the basics (and some “not so basic”). We will work on the foundations of belly dance; posture, arms and hands, steps, spins and turns, shimmies traveling and isolations. Bring your sagat or zills!
We will also further develop your dance vocabulary and technique while refining your lines, movements, transitions, musicality, expression and understanding of this beautiful art. Different parts of a dance show will be explored and props will also be covered over different sessions.
Class format will include warm-up and conditioning, arms, sagat drill, stationary drills, across the floor, improvisation follow, concepts of improvisation and choreography and cool down. Belly Dance Level 2 is not for novice dancers. You will be expected to practice at home and do homework. Students also do exercises to learn to access their own movement vocabularies, learn to develop stage presence and develop an understanding of how this dance form expresses the dancer and the music.

September 24-December 17. 12 weeks. No class November 26. $276 B2 on the menu below

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Location: Central Maryland Youth Ballet 9570 Berger Rd, Columbia, MD 21046
2014 sessions and classes are as follows:
Spring: April 14-June 29 (11 weeks)
Summer: July 7-September 21 (10 weeks, no class August 6)
Fall: September 22-December 21 (12 weeks)
Make up classes are encouraged and NEW POLICY, they must be made up by the following session.
Learn and empower the beauty of the dance, the cultures and yourself!

Belly Dance is a beautiful cultural art and you will be learning from a full-time performer who specializes primarily in Arabic style.
Authentic Middle Eastern music will be used and musical expression and understanding will be incorporated throughout. Students are active learners and to this end Samira will provide feedback for improvement along with lots of encouragement. If you’re looking for a dance workout DVD, RaqFit is here!
We will have opportunities for girls night out “field trips” to see shows, discuss dance videos for comparison and contrast and share a wide variety of learning methods for the dance.
The classes will develop organically to cover various aspects of the dance to help you take your understanding and skills as far as you like. Multiple level students will be taught in the same class. While one may be learning a technique new to them another will be refining and adding layers. There is an assessment before moving to the next level and Samira provides a clear Levels list, so students know what they can expect and work to improve at their own pace.
Samira has been teaching fitness and movement since 1986. This healthy movement background is combined with her knowledge as a dance major in addition to her knowledge and experience as a full time belly dance performer for over a decade. Her unparalleled background combines with her desire to see her students flourish and grow toward their goals.

Questions! Contact Samira 410-977-7978

Samira also offers private classes to intermediate through professional level students as well as mentoring sessions.
These classes can be in person or via Skype. Call or email for details.

Call or email Samira with questions

*Level 1. Drop in: $20
* 12 week session Level 1: $204
* Level 2 Plus Drop in: $28
* 12 week Level 2 plus: $276

Student FAQs

Samira belly dance at Roxy and Dukes

For Samira’s Pilates classes, and other fitness classes which are an excellent supplement for strength, flexibility and balance, please visit The Yoga Center of Columbia.
With over 28 years experience, Samira gets rave reviews from her dedicated students. Join them! The Yoga Center of Columbia has FREE trial classes four times a year.

Belly Dance, Pilates and Stretching! Fantastic Fall!

Sep 24 - Dec 17, 2014 | Columbia, MD

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Samira at Cazbar, Baltimore

Children are back in school and the leaves will soon turn vibrant orange and yellow.
This season, do a little something for your own vibrancy as well!

If you’re looking for Pilates classes, Samira teaches at The Yoga Center of Columbia, where the next session starts September 22nd with a whole week of many free classes to try!
The full schedule and class descriptions are on the Yoga Center website. Samira’s classes are Pilates and Stretch 1 and 2, Gentle Pilates, Pilates 1, 1-2 and 2 Plus.

For Samira’s fantastic belly dance classes in Columbia, find all the information and registration on her Class Page.
She teaches belly Dance Level 1 Wednesdays 7:15-8:15, and Belly Dance Level 2 Plus Wednesdays 8:15-9:45.
Belly dancing is great for your health, your self esteem, your posture and more!

Fall belly dance classes start September 24th Sign up today!

Samira’s next out of town workshop is in PIttsburgh on February 21st. If you’re near PA, early bird registration is already going strong! Maria Hamer, Samira’s lovely sponsor, has all the details here.

Belly Dance performance at Caspian

Apr 28, 2012 - Dec 31, 2014 | Caspian Kabob, Kentlands

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Great kabobs and great dancing at a friendly Persian restaurant in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD.  Most Saturdays Samira performs two full shows.  Enjoy a leisurely dinner with fantastic dessert while Samira dances the night away. The first show starts at 8:30. It’s always best to call to make a reservation and let them know you’re coming to see Samira.

This month see Samira at Caspian April 5, 12, 19, 26.

Belly Dance Show at Alf Laylah Wa Laylah

May 12, 2012 - Dec 31, 2014 | Alf Laylah Wa Laylah

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Alf Laylah Wa Laylah is the most exciting and dynamic Arab club in the DC/VA region.

Known for the entertainment, the warm crowd, the fantastic shisha, great food and THE best chobe and debke in the area, Alf Laylah Wa Laylah is your home to enjoy a meal and late night fun and a great place to celebrate a special occasion. 

Samira’s beautiful shows are at  midnight.  Alf features a wide variety of singers with their band, their current star singer is Rawi!

Samira performances April 5, 12, 26.

Come early to get a good table and stay late for the great dancing.

Belly Dance Show at Cazbar

May 11, 2012 - Dec 31, 2014 | Cazbar

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Come see Samira perform at one of the hottest Turkish restaurants and nightlife venues in Baltimore.  Cazbar has delicious authentic Turkish food, hookah, friendly staff and an ambiance that is unlike any other restaurant you’ve visited.  Samira typically goes on around 9:00pm but get there early to ensure that you get a seat.

Some nights there are two dancers- and you’ll see half a show from each. Samira performs January 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st.

Samira’s Student Celebration is at Cazbar April 11, 18, 25.
Try Samira’s classes, close by in Columbia, MD!

It’s also a great idea to make a reservation and let them know you’re going to see Samira.  The party atmosphere upstairs is perfect for your special events! Call 410-528-1222.
Valet parking available.

Belly Dance Show at Mazadar!

Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 31, 2014 | Mazadar

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Mazadar is a beautiful Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant tucked away in Fairfax, VA.  The food is scrumptious and the decor is modern, comfortable and elegant.

It’s often best to make a reservation.  Call (571) 432-0101 and let them know you’re coming to see Samira.
The shows are Fridays at 8:30.  Samira performs March 28th and April 4th.

Belly Dance show at Tobacco Center!

Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 31, 2014 | Tobacco Center and Cafe

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Tobacco Center and Cafe in Parkville, MD features fine hookahs and cigars.  For late night belly dance in Baltimore, this is the place to go!

Fridays at 10:45pm

Samira performs at Tobacco Center April 18.

Come for a relaxing smoke.

Belly Dance show at Silk Road Bistro!

Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 31, 2014 | Silk Road Bistro

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For an absolutely unique and wonderful experience come to Silk Road in Pikesville, MD, the areas ONLY Uzbek restaurant!
Where the silk and spice roads meet, combining Middle Eastern and Russian cuisine, you’ll find the fabulous flavors of Silk Road Bistro.
Show is 7pm on Thursdays! It’s often a good idea to make a reservation and let them know you’re coming to see Samira. Call Silk Road Bistro at (410) 878-2929

Samira is at Silk Road Bistro April 17.

Belly Dance Show at Mediterranean Grill!

Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 31, 2014 | Mediterranean Grill

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Casual dining, delicious food and a wonderful show! Mediterranean Grill has it all!

Belly dance shows are every Saturday, 7:15pm! It’s often a good idea to make a reservation and let them know you’re coming to see Samira. Call (301) 620-1666

Samira’s upcoming shows at Mediterranean Grill are April 5 and 12.