Beginning Your Journey

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Starting any new adventure can be intimidating. Wouldn’t you like someone with lots of experience to help guide you step by step as you take your first steps in this exciting new direction?

Join Anna, the lead instructor and founder of Ahlam Academy, as she walks you through all the things you need to know to make your beginnings into the world’s most beautiful dance as successful and as enlighted as possible. 

Here is what you will learn in this course:

  • What belly dance is and where it comes from
  • Picking the right belly dance style for you
  • How to find a good teacher
  • How to dress for your classes…and where to get items for class
  • Where to go to learn about belly dance music
  • The 13 essential belly dance movements
  • Having the right mindset to learn belly dance


Admin bar avatar Anna

Anna believes DANCE is a metaphor for life. She teaches women everyday how to use the transforming power of movement to help them gain better health and build more self confidence, while providing them a way to express themselves in a profoundly beautiful way. These positive benefits often overflow into other areas of their lives. Once they learn to master their bodies, they learn to master their lives. When Anna was working in IT in Seattle Washington, one eventful day her job had an office party in a Greek Restaurant where she saw her first belly dancer…and she was blown away. She thought it was the coolest thing she had ever seen and she had to start lessons. Since that first class, she’s been obsessed. Belly dance is all she could think about. It is so much fun, a great escape from the stresses of daily life, and it made her happy. But the journey hasn’t been without its obstacles, Anna had to overcome depression, anxiety, and terrible stage fright in the process. Learning to move and challenge herself through dance has changed her life and now she is blessed to pay it forward and help others through the transformative process of personal growth through dance. Anna likes to binge watch Netflix, watch small animal videos on Facebook, and eat stuff she makes from scratch.

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  • Sivoney Salgado

    Thank you

    Thank you for all the information. I’m sure this guide will inspire many dancers to start the belly dance journey
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