In these times of social isolation and quarantine, it's more important than ever to stay physically active at home and socially connected online, to get in touch with our creativity, find our joy and maintain a sense of optimism about the future.
My online belly dance classes can help you do just that. I develop each of my classes with the goal to teach my students the art of belly dance while helping them find their inner strength, self-love and trust in their ability to handle life's hardships and obstacles. I'm proud to foster a community that is positive, welcoming and uplifting.
My mission is to teach my students how to move their bodies in incredible ways through patient, kind and self-compassionate practice. Although my classes are technical, challenging, and include a lot of information about the cultural and musical contexts of the art of belly dance, my students are always reminded to have fun, to love themselves in their current body and abilities, to recognize their progress, and to be patient with themselves.
I'm passionate about teaching belly dance and empowering women. And my classes are as much about learning incredibly nuanced movements and passing on the traditions of this beautiful art form as they are about building community, confidence, positive self-image and self-love.
I've been Yame's student for the last year. There is no other teacher I would have wanted to help me get back into belly dance after losing my lower leg. Yame is dedicated to translating belly dance technique so every student understands. While exploring several folkloric dances, she also incorporates into the lesson an opportunity to understand the origins of the music, dances, and rhythms. All while being a pioneer in self love and turning movement into energy and fuel for positivity. Any class of hers comes highly recommended, and while you can't put a value on the whole body and mind gain that comes out of it, her classes are reasonably priced. You get more than your money's worth. Plus we're a very welcoming and loving community! We love welcoming new members into our family!
Absolutely love being a part of such an empowering group!
- Nicole, Intermediate SharqiDance Student
Sharqi Dance offers a full experience into the culture, movement, and magic of belly dance. We learn something new every week and continue to build on our technique and skills. It is always a positive experience and my body feels great!
One of the best things I've done was start taking your classes! Thank you for being a great teacher and a wonderful woman! -Darla, Former SharqiDance Student
I'd never taken a dance class before and was nervous about jumping in. But Yame's classes teach everything! She drills technique, teaches choreography, and even gives lessons on the history of the different dances and music styles. It's a great workout and an awesome confidence boost. It's the highlight of my week:) -Rebecca, Former SharqiDance Student
Yame is a very talented bellydancer and an excellent and thorough teacher. Her classes are the highlight of my week! She takes the time to explain each move, and assists students as necessary with breaking down technique. I particularly enjoy learning the backstory of each dance style we learn, Yame is very knowledgeable about the different types of bellydance she teaches. I highly recommend looking into Yame's bellydance classes if you're looking to learn the art of bellydance, have a great workout, learn about different styles of Arabic dance, and most importantly have fun! -CJ, Former SharqiDance Student
I had such a great time what a great experience!
-Sarai, Former SharqiDance Student
What are you waiting for? Come check out our classes!