Category Archives: Suhaila Official YouTube Channel

The Sanford Meisner Method and Belly Dance

After graduating high school, I moved from Northern California to Los Angeles.  In addition to being a regular “house” dancer at Byblos Night Club (6 nights a week), I also did some acting, modeling and music video choreographing.  I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Suhaila’s Joumana Choreography: The Back Story

When I was thirteen, I wanted to take private dance lessons with Yuki, a well known jazz teacher in Castro Valley.  I begged Yuki to let me take classes.  Probably thinking I wasn’t all that motivated, she said she could … Continue reading

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Suhaila’s Certification and Teaching Programs

In August 2012, Christy of Eighth Wonder Studios in Calgary interviewed me about my certification program, mentorship, stylization and more.  Many of her questions are ones that I’m asked regularly.  For those of you not familiar with my teaching and programs, I … Continue reading

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Tribal Fest Interview with Kajira and Chuck

Kajira and Chuck are the co-producers of the extremely successful Tribal Fest that is held annually every May in Sebastopol, CA.  Tribal and tribal fusion comprise a very popular and growing segment within belly dance.  I am frequently asked about … Continue reading

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Persian Dance Instruction Available via Online Classes

We now offer Persian Dance instruction by Shahrzad Khorsandi through our online classes.  Instruction in this exquisite dance format is rare, and we thrilled to present Shahrzad’s work and training.  Drawing upon her formal dance training and her intrinsic knowledge … Continue reading

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Suhaila’s Dark Veil Choreography

In 2006, Suhaila debuted her hard rock fusion choreography, Dark Veil, at Rakkasah West . . . as an homage to 1980’s rock. Finding the right guitarist provided difficult, as Suhaila wanted to find just the right musician who had … Continue reading

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Suhaila’s 1991 BC Zei El Hawa Performance

Suhaila’s complete Zei El Hawa performance has been added to Suhaila’s Official YouTube Channel; see links for the three parts below. A complete copy of the performance plus Suhaila’s performance to Tamra Henna are available on the 1991 BC DVD … Continue reading

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Upcoming Studio News for the Week

Hello, Everyone! We’ve got some great studio news for the upcoming week! 1. Jamila’s monthly Master Class will be held Sunday, April 3, 11am-12:30pm. $15 cash only. This is a great opportunity to study with the Mother of Tribal Belly … Continue reading

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Suhaila Dance Company Performance

Rakkasah West was a blast this year, and the Suhaila Dance Company had a great time! Again, we want to thank the outstanding audience. Below, you’ll find links to the performance highlights. . .and a little insight to some of … Continue reading

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Ali Gara Choreography

Suhaila’s choreography to Ali Gara is now available in Suhaila’s online classes. The music and choreography are incredibly beautiful. In love, sometimes the timing is off. . . things never quite line up. Sometimes by not acting on those first … Continue reading

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