I began my belly dance journey with Shemiran. She’s an excellent teacher for beginners, thanks to her structured approach to teaching. Her method of breaking down and explaining the movements, teaching them in “families”, made a lot of sense to me. She also enabled me to lose my fear of improvising!
Shemiran has shifted her focus to training the trainer, and has produced a course in her belly dance teaching method, which will be of interest to aspiring belly dance teachers. She usually runs a face-to-face workshop about once a year – but for the impatient, the entire course is available by distance education (even the certification process is achieved by email and video exam).
Shemiran is very committed to women’s empowerment and her website, ShemiranIbrahim.com, has some inspiring material on that subject.
This clip doesn’t do her justice – I’ll try to get a better one!