30 Minutes ‘Til Shimmy Time!!!

In 30 minutes belly dance class will begin at the Indy Dance Academy!  View the map below for directions.




Need to get a hold of Jamila prior to class?  Call 317-476-6123

In the meantime, enjoy these short clips of the fun we’ve had in class … Read More

A Great Week for Belly Dance!!!


Whether you’re an aspiring student or a fan, THIS IS THE WEEK to enjoy both!!!

2014-2015flyer-page-001FOR STUDENTS – A brand NEW belly dance class series begins Wednesday night @ 7:30 pm at Indy Dance Academy (9401 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN)  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & SIGNUP

FOR FANS – This Friday night is the Grand Opening celebration of the … Read More

Take a Belly Dance Class!


That’s right folks!  Belly dance classes will resume next Wednesday night at 7:30pm at the beautiful and wonderful Indy Dance Academy (9401 N. Meridian St. – Indianapolis, IN)!!

Register NOW and then Purchase Your Classes today to reserve your spot in the class.

View the FAQ for Belly Dance Classes for any questions you might have.

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Bellydance Classes Begin August 27th!!!

Bellydance Classes Begin August 27th!!!

Within the next few days, we’ll be announcing when, where and how much on belly dance classes – I know many of you have been eagerly waiting to hear some news about upcoming classes.  Keep in touch and all will be revealed by WEDNESDAY NIGHT (August 20, 2014).

An Oriental Evening . . .

An Oriental Evening

An Oriental EveningJoin me on Friday, August 29th!! I’ll be appearing solo and alongside a live traditional Middle Eastern Band.  Come and join us for an authentic and mystical evening guaranteed to entertain.

Festivities will be held at The Sleep Inn on W. 16th Street in Indianapolis – the ticket prices include dinner and FREE OPEN BAR!!!!  You can get them for $65 per person OR … Read More

Bellydancing for Summer!


The Zahra Zuhair Workshop & Gala Show DVDs are finished and ready to order!  Get your copy today.

Belly dance classes will resume mid to late August!!  Please keep in touch for updates.

In the meantime, please enjoy private lessons, online access or skype classes.  Have a large group?  Consider getting a seminar or a workshop.

As always, … Read More

Take Control of Your Stress


Stress is a pervasive and all-encompassing factor that seems to be more and more pervasive in everyone’s lives.  When we are stressed, the activity in our heart speeds up and our whole body is tense and constricted.

Men have 30% more levels of dopamine and serotonin in their bodies to deal with cortisol when it rises.  Cortisol is the “stress” hormone.  Even though stress isn’t good for either sex, men are naturally built to deal with … Read More

Belly Dance Your Way to Health!


10288791_868675876482862_4213424825532170313_nLately over the internet, there have been interesting studies and tid bits of information that I think prospective belly dance students may find quite interesting.

Whether you are young by age or young at heart, belly dance can benefit anyone!  From clear skin, to back strengthening, building balance and learning rhythm, the movements help keep your heart rate up and burn fat and calories as well as … Read More

Muwasha . . . WHAT?


Muwashahat (pronounced:  MOO-WA-SHA-HOT) is the plural of the name Muwashah, a poetic musical form that originated in Muslim Spain during the tenth century. It is believed that the name muwashshah, is in ref erence to the Wishah a (sash) that women wore in Andalusia. The lyrics of the muwashshah expresses the poet’s own thoughts of love, joy and sorrow. In this workshop, we will learn how to dance to 10/8 rhythm and learn a beautiful Andalusian … Read More