That’s Right Baby! I Am Dancing

Are you looking to get your groove on and learn how to dance? Then this blog post is for you! We’ll be discussing beginner dance lessons and how you can use them to take your dance skills to the next level. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned dancer, these beginner dance lessons will help you refine your moves and have you out on the dance floor in no time. So, get ready to strut your stuff and show off your moves – it’s time to dance!

Great, Fun, Dance Lessons for Beginners

On Demand Dance Classes
Dancing is a great way to have fun & get in shape.

Dancing is a great way to have fun, get in shape and meet new people. It is an art form that is accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. For those just starting out, there are plenty of dance classes available for beginners.

Dance classes are also a great way to build confidence and self-expression. Learning different steps and combinations of movements can help to break down any barriers that may be present in the movement. This is especially helpful for individuals who may feel insecure about their abilities or body image. Dancing allows for creativity and self-expression, so no two dancers will ever look or move the same way.

A Wide Range of Dance Styles to Get You Started

If you’re looking for a fun way to get fit, why not try dancing? At Bella Diva Dance Studio in Denver, they offer a wide variety of dance classes for beginners. Whether you’re a complete novice or have some experience with dance, the staff at Bella Diva will help you learn the basics in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

The first step is finding the perfect class for you. Do you want to learn Latin moves? Bollywood? Hula? Hip Hop? Whatever style you’re interested in, there’s a class for it. Even if you don’t know which style you’d like to start with, Bella Diva can help you find the best fit.

Once you’ve found the perfect class, it’s time to start learning. The instructors at Bella Diva make it easy for novices to understand the basics. With step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn the necessary moves to become a proficient dancer in no time. You’ll also be able to practice as much as you need to hone your skills. Wait no more. Start with your dance lessons today!

Regain Your Flexibility & Balance Through Dance Lessons

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to regain your flexibility and balance? Look no further than beginner dance lessons! With the right instruction and guidance, you can learn the basics of a variety of dance styles, increase your physical strength and range of motion, and improve your coordination and balance. Not only is dance a great way to stay fit, but it can also be a great way to socialize and meet new people.

Dance Lessons Can Help Your Balance and Coordination

Dance lessons can help improve your overall balance and coordination.

Dance lessons can help improve your overall balance and coordination, leading to better physical and mental health. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional dancer, it is important to have good balance and coordination to move your body effectively and safely. In dance, you need to keep your core stable while also engaging different parts of your body in different ways. Dance lessons can help improve your balance by teaching you how to control each movement and helping you understand your body’s limitations.

By attending dance lessons, you will learn how to better control your movements and use the right muscles to get the most out of your dance experience. Dancing requires a lot of focus and concentration to be able to move the right way and stay balanced. The combination of balance and coordination can help you move more efficiently, which can be beneficial for any form of exercise.

Dance lessons will also help you improve your posture and prevent injuries, as many dance moves require proper posture and alignment. Proper posture can help reduce back pain and make dancing easier. Good posture will also ensure that all your muscles are working together correctly. This can help make sure that you do not strain any of your joints or muscles, which can lead to injuries.

Other Dance Lessons Benefits

Taking dance lessons is a great way to meet new people and make friends. Dancing with others can increase feelings of camaraderie and connection, as well as foster an appreciation for each other’s talents. Moreover, dancing can help to build your confidence, enabling you to express yourself in creative ways and to connect with people in a meaningful way. In short, taking dance lessons can bring tremendous benefits in terms of physical, mental, and social health. So if you’re looking to improve your flexibility and balance while also gaining other advantages, why not give it a try? Reach out to us at Bella Diva Dance today to learn about all the different dance styles we offer!

Sahra Saeeda & Journey Through Egypt is Coming to Denver!

Bella Diva World Dance is proud to present master belly dance instructor, performer, choreographer, cultural anthropologist, and dance ethnologist, Sahra Saeeda, who will be presenting “Journey Through Egypt: Abridged” August 19th-20th, 2023 here in Denver, a two-day workshop weekender.

Egyptian Folklore and Regional Dances Workshop

Saturday August 19th 1-5 pm

Students learning Ghawazee style during JtE 1. Photo by Aubre Hill

Workshop: “Egyptian Folklore and Regional Dances”

At Hannah Khan Open Studio 75 S. Cherokee St. Denver, CO

This class will include an overview on the movement, posture, clothing, history, and cultural diffusion in the different regions of Egypt. Sahra’s unique perspective follows how the dance transforms from the homes of the people to the sparkling stages of Cairo. Dances that will be included:

  • Ghawazee
  • Cairo
  • Sa’idi
  • Haggallah
  • Baladi

These various dances are put into the context of the local culture and histories. Their transformation from homestyle to the stage will be covered in depth. For several of the dances the students break from lecture to stretch their muscles and learn the movements that can traditionally be found in these dances. The way these dances have been interpreted and adapted for the stage is also discussed and shown, mostly through learning about Mahmoud Reda and his National Troupe. 

Oriental Dance Through the Ages Workshop

Sunday August 20th 2-6pm

“Oriental Dance Through the Ages” 

At Bella Diva World Dance Studio

This class will explore dance in Cairo starting in the early 1800’s through 1830’s, and then the birth of Raqs Sharqi as a fusion of dances itself. The class will move on to talk about topics including where Egyptian and Oriental dance is today and the current trends and evolutions found in Cairo and beyond. Students will also learn about Sahra’s personal experience living and performing in Cairo as a contracted dancer. 



Sahra started her bellydance career at the Arabic nightclub, The Cascades, in Los Angeles, CA.

While she had always been interested in the intersection of culture and dance (her Bachelors was in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology), a need to grow as a dancer sent her to the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) where she pursued a Masters degree in Dance Ethnology.


Through the course of her study, Sahra had the amazing good fortune to find a great friend and mentor in her program, Farida Fahmy. When the time came to begin research for her thesis on the Zeffat al’Arusah, Farida encouraged her to come to Cairo and pursue that research in person. While in Egypt she received a contract to perform at the Meridian-Heliopolis 5-star hotel, which she held for nearly 6 years. 

She continuously held this 6-night a week performance contract for nearly 6 years, performing over 1600 shows in Cairo alone. During this time Sahra recorded several CD’s with her band, “Sahra Saeeda”, “Music for Egyptian Dance”, and “Layali Zaman” and several videos from her Cairo show “Sahra – Direct from Cairo”, “Ahlan, Ahlan”, and “Sahra Saeeda”.

Sahra was honored to perform choreographies exclusively by Farida Fahmy from 1989-1991. The “Sahra Show” with 5 of her musicians and a male Folklore dancer (half of her Cairo orchestra and dancers), came to the USA from Egypt in 1996 and toured 4 states.

Her position as a local dancer gave her an amazing springboard to learn about the zeffah, and so much more, including the opportunity to work with Egyptian dance pioneer & icon Mahmoud Reda. 

Sahra now teaches and dances around the world, sharing her theories on dance in Egypt, the regions, the “tables”, and the way everything fits together. She is constantly conducting more research with two trips to Egypt each year, every time hunting for that next “puzzle piece” that will reveal ever more about the dance, and the culture, that she fell in love with over 30 years ago.


Journey Through Egypt is the brainchild of Sahra C. Kent (Saeeda). After studying Dance Ethnology at UCLA and studying Egyptian Folkloric dance under Farida Fahmy Sahra moved to Egypt to conduct research for her master’s thesis on the Zeffat al’Arusah. During this research she discovered more and more about the culture & dances of Egypt. Applying her learning of Dance Ethnology and the advice of many of her local resources in Egypt the idea for Journey Through Egypt was born.

First presented in 2008, Journey through Egypt has been offered over 50 times throughout the United States and internationally. Over the years the course has grown past its humble beginning and now spans 4 classes – 2 of which involve travel to Egypt to study in person.

Testimonial – 

“The lived experience, knowledge, movements, and unique approach of JTE have made me a better and more discerning dance performer, student, researcher, and teacher. I’m doing a better job at serving the various communities this dance is a part of, and that means the world to me. I’m doing a better job honoring the dances, people, and cultures, this dance is a part of and, inshallah, because of that, dancing more beauty into the world.” Shiraz, JtE 1-4 Graduate 

No matter what stage of your dance career, Journey Through Egypt can help you gain a cultural perspective that will be invaluable both to you, and those around you.

While the origins and ancient history of bellydance are widely debated and unproven we do investigate how performance dance has changed over the last 200+ years in Egypt. From the banishment of dancers by Mohammed Ali, to the elevation of dance to the national and international stage with Mahmoud Reda, Journey Through Egypt is a comprehensive course on the dances of Egypt and their known history.

To change the way belly dance is seen by the mainstream public, we have to start with educating ourselves, and then educating our students and audiences to the best of our abilities.

Filled with stories, videos, images, and more, Journey Through Egypt is a course that is essential to any Middle Eastern Dance student, teacher, or performer who wants to know more about the history of their dance form.

Change and Boost Your Lifestyle Adding Dance Lessons to Your Daily Routine

Are you looking for a way to change and boost your lifestyle? Consider adding dance lessons to your daily routine. Dance lessons are an excellent way to stay active, learn new skills, and bring joy and fulfillment into your life. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced dancer, dance lessons can help you reach new heights.

Dance Lessons Mental and Physical Benefits

Dancing is one of the most popular hobbies for people of all ages. Not only does it offer the opportunity to learn a new skill, but it also provides numerous physical and mental benefits. With lessons from Bella Diva Dance World, you can take your dancing experience to the next level and reap the benefits.

The physical benefits of dancing are well documented. Many people consider dance to be a form of aerobic exercise. By learning various moves, you can increase your cardiovascular health and muscle strength. You can also improve your flexibility and balance, as well as increase your coordination and stamina. Dancing also helps you stay physically active and maintain a healthy weight.

The mental benefits of dance lessons with Bella Diva Dance World are just as impressive. Learning various dance steps can help improve your mental focus, concentration, and memory. Studies have also shown that dance can help relieve stress and reduce anxiety levels. Furthermore, dance lessons can help you develop self-confidence and increase your overall happiness.

Finally, dancing offers the chance to express yourself in creative ways. Whether it’s through hip-hop, ballroom dancing, or Bollywood dancing, you can explore different ways to move your body and discover your own unique style.

Learn from the Best

Adding dance lessons to your daily routine can be a great way to change and boost your lifestyle. If you want to learn from the best, consider enrolling in classes at Bella Diva Dance. At Bella Diva Dance, our talented team of professional instructors is passionate about providing students with the best dance education possible. Whether you’re looking to learn basic dance steps or delve into the complexities of Latin dance forms, we offer a wide variety of classes to choose from.

The instructors at Bella Diva Dance are dedicated to helping students improve their technique, perfect their skills, and even compete in national competitions if that’s what they desire. With their extensive knowledge and experience, they can provide the highest quality dance instruction for all levels and styles.