Welcome to Balanced Bellydance!

Shemiran Ibrahim and Keti Sharif are the co-creators of Balanced Bellydance. Passionate about integrative, pleasurable dance and lifestyle, they share their combined 40+ years of expertise to support dancers on their evolving personal journeys. Through longstanding partnerships with dance students and teachers around the world, they offer programs to empower dancers through knowledge, artistic expression and lifestyle choices. They believe every dancer deserves to experience the profound and positive difference balance creates.

How the The Balanced Bellydance Program is
Creating a Shift for Bellydancers Worldwide

"I'm currently chipping through the Head Room at present and already feeling in a comfortable place. My body, mind, heart and spirit has cried out to me to come home. So, thank you. I am coming home."

Kelly, Australia

"From the Head to the Heart to the Body to the Spirit Room, it seems everything one would want to know to enhance their dance practice is here!! Returning to it over time is a way to chart how we keep growing and what we still need to focus on."

Charlotte, Canada

I'm very excited about some new directions to explore to continue the realignment and have many new practices I'm implementing. I'm planning to do the course again later this year and see how much difference it has made in my life."

Samantha, Australia

"Thank you both so much for sharing your wisdom! This has been an amazing journey that honestly, I think I'm just now really realizing - the changes in thought processes, the leaning on emotions as well as mind, listening to what feels healthy, what feels supportive, and saying no to what doesn't."

Kelli, USA

In my 40+ years in bellydance I have been seeking this type of information - I would find a little something here and there, it is awesome to have it assembled and presented in such organized and inter-related manner. For me, it seems that all the puzzle pieces are here and fitting together. I feel it is a very powerful program."

Della, USA

"This course feels like a life saver, a chance to experience once more my initial joy in the dance. As a teacher and performer for over 20 years, I've experienced burn out more than once. I've been feeling that I'm only experiencing the joy of dance in short bursts. But I really feel that these videos are helping me. Thank you!"

Jan, UK

"I’m really happy to see the real importance to mix “mental” activities (such as Dance History or learning rhythms) with “emotional” and “spiritual” freedom (as when improvising to music)."

Valeria, Italy

"Already getting relief from my right hip after reading the first two units about the head room. Amazing healing! Thank you for collaborating to create a very extensive, creative, course in what us as women are needing today! In gratitude." 

Elena, USA

"Shemi and Keti have connected every aspect of bellydancing together, in every room. I personally feel I'm now able to breathe, its been a wonderful journey to be part of The Balanced Bellydance program Mentoring Course and the continuation of this group is a place we will always have."

Meri, Australia

"Shemiran, thank you so much for the wonderful video you created with Keti! It motivated me to relax and dance with joy again. Lately I felt the pressure to create the dance or learn a dance and I lost my the joy of it because I was getting out of balance. Now I feel more balanced because of your video!"

Sophia, Australia

"I found it so deeply validating hearing all the content regarding the feminine aspects. The way you have mapped out the inner terrain gives people a clear and tangible path to navigate The factual and grounding way this was discussed offered just as much validity as what the tangible, structural and methodic masculine aspects of the dance present."

Magda, Australia

"As a yoga teacher, I really like what you have done to relate the importance of how energetic areas affect our dance. I can see how this can be tremendously helpful as teachers when we are assisting students to gain insights into their dancing, either as an observation tool or as a deliberate practice incorporated into our classes. Thank-you!"

Wendy, Canada

"I love this course! I'm so grateful for the work and being part of this course and its beautiful energy. I feel clearer now, my year is already all planned for my dance school ... it's exciting!"

Joany, Canada

"This package is educational and empowering for all women worldwide and I am very happy that two such masters of the dance have come together to share their knowledge, expertise and love of bellydance to the world - congratulations." 

Kasey, Australia

"The messages in the video gave me freedom to think about the dance and the pressures we feel - the ones we put on ourselves and the ones we sense from our community. It's comforting to know that this is a shared experience."

Fifi, Australia

"This is wonderful... exactly what I needed. We've experienced this - especially in the last several years. For me, the teacher this is so helpful."

Ariellah, Canada

"Thank you Keti Sharif an Shemiran Ibrahim, for providing such wonderful materials that keep on giving new opportunities for growth and changing perspectives!!

Kelli, USA  

"This is indeed a very important and critical topic. I am encountering many dancer-teachers facing these problems."

Kay, China

Dear Keti & Shemiran, thank you both for creating this enlightening progam. Just to hear those ideas and perspectives on Bellydance. Yes I believe it does effect our every day lives."

Barbara, Australia

"This is going to transform the belly dance world! It feels so appropriate that these issues are raised and brought back to the individual, self knowledge and self empowerment."

Guinevere, Wales

"I found it so deeply validating hearing all the content regarding the feminine aspects. The way you have mapped out the inner terrain gives people a clear and tangible path to navigate."

Magda, Australia

"Thank you both for sharing this valuable material, after watching the videos it confirmed the importance of balance and how it affects dance."

Olga, France



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