Here is an opportunity to train with a renowned dancer who is active on the artistic scene. Experienced teacher and choreographer, Samia will make you experience the excitement and pleasure of dancing in a show!
This is the school for dance shows for all women!
Participate in the annual dance show, which is grand and professional, grouping women of all backgrounds and ages! Live a glamorous stage experience and an evening as a star for the pleasure and passion of dancing!
Académie Samia Baladi is renowned in Canada for quality teaching, experience and modernity. Come learn a contemporary style of belly dancing, the art of cabaret and folkloric styles from the different regions of Egypt! As much physical as artistic, belly dancing is cardiovascular and helps tone muscles, while improving flexibility and coordination.
You will learn to dance with all oriental dance/belly dance accessories: Isis wings, veil, double veils, cane or stick, zills, Shamadan (candelabra), candle tray, fans, veil and double veil poi, and illuminated wings.
You will find:
- Group, private or semi-private classes
- Technical and choreographic workshops
- Specific group classes for special occasions and/or weddings
- Samia also directs dance and theatre professionals.
Académie Samia Baladi will soon be on the South Shore. Consult the schedule for classes in Montreal and follow Samia on Facebook to find out about classes on the South Shore. Samia is preparing workshops for you to discover belly dance and share in her passion for dance.
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Group Class Schedule: Fall 2017
Session begins: Sept. 26
Session of 10 weeks on Monday and 12 weeks on Tuesday. Classes will be given in the Plateau Mont-Royal area, near a metro station.
|Cardio belly dance||Monday||6:30pm to 7:30pm||PMR||1 hour|
|Beginner 1 & 2||Monday||7:30pm to 9:00pm||PMR||1.5 hours|
|Intermediate & Advanced||Tuesday||6:00pm to 7:30pm||PMR||1.5 hours|
|“Revue de Samia” Troupe||Tuesday||7:30pm to 9:00pm||PMR||1.5 hours|
Varennes – New !
Group Class Schedule: Winter 2018
Session begins: Feb 3
|Cardio belly dance||TBD||6:30pm to 7:30pm||TBD||1 hour|
|Beginner 1 & 2||TBD||7:30pm to 9:00pm||TBD||1.5 hours|
Let yourself be carried away by the fever of belly dance with Samia! She regularly offers technical and choreographic workshops:
Amprove your technique, your expression, your movement on stage, develop your rapport with the audience… Learn new choreographies, manipulate various accessories… Here are the many reasons to sign up for Samia’s workshops!
«I’m from Lebanon, but it is with you, here in Montreal that I learned belly dancing! My participation in your annual shows is very educational for me and a source of great pride!
You wonderfully master the art of stage presence and you bring the needed touch of glamour and elegance, a unique signature in North America. Thank you for everything! »
-Carole Tahan, Montréal
« Even though it is in the context of a year-end show, the performance given by the students of her belly dance school is of professional caliber and demonstrates Samia’s ingenuity and abundant choreographic creativity. Here is homage to FEMININITY, beyond all norms and ideals of conventional beauty. Here is a showcase of all women’s beauty in an expression of FEMININITY entirely presented through dance, whatever their shape or size. A pur joy! »
Louise Lussier, Choreographer and Marie-Lou Dion, Director, Montreal
« It is always with amazement that I assist Samia’s belly dance shows. Always full of colours and spectacular costumes, the choreographies are always diverse and full of imagination. The level attained by the more advanced students is of professional caliber. Samia also has the gift of integrating into her show the less advanced groups and making them look superb, at their best! Bravo and keep it up!” »
– Jean-Pascal Hamelin,
Conductor and pianist, Montreal