About Samantha Karim

Let’s be real, I’ve won some fantastic awards, coached award-winning dancers, been highlighted in some really awesome media, and people like my dancing…so I got some cred.  But that’s not what really makes a fantastic teacher or performer.  Giving a shit does.  Contributing generously does.  Listening to your needs and communicating with you effectively matters.  All while being authentic, straight forward, and compassionate.

Honestly, I don’t mind talking about myself because it gives me an opportunity to share with you why I care about you and why I care about our art form.  You should know that I’m on your side, that your progress and experience matters to me and that you are top of mind when we interact.  I don’t BS around because it’s not what you need and it does a disservice to you.  You wanna dance in a way that speaks to your purpose, I wanna help you get there and support you cultivate the shining the diamond that you are.

If you need some more background information about me, feel free to read below.

But don’t just hire me because I have a crapload of training and can teach and dance well.  Work with me because you are inspired to dance bigger than you think is possible.

Known for her passion and musicality, Samantha’s energetic performances leave her audiences inspired and touched. Her ability to dance with ‘reckless abandonment’ evokes a personal response within others, which encourages them to do the same.

She has taken dance education in ballet, modern, salsa, ballroom, free-style, and belly dance. Samantha has harnessed the art of fusion dance yet recognizes the importance and beauty of traditional performances.

A sought after instructor, Samantha’s enthusiasm and refreshing teaching method have become one-of-a-kind. Her focus is to assist in each person’s full discovery of themselves and to not only inspire, but also challenge them to “let their dancer out”.

Samantha is Belly Dancer of the Universe 2016 Egyptian Champion and Fusion People’s Choice.  She also won USA Belly Dance Queen Pro-Soloist 2013, was featured on TLC’s Four Weddings, and was nominated Arizona’s Favorite Cabaret/Oriental Artist in 2012.

About “The Inner Dancer Online Studio”

When you learn how to belly dance online, you may be looking for a few things… new dance ideas from a great teacher, a way to exercise at home, something that fits your schedule, or maybe just something that gives you supplemental practice in between your local classes.

Now, I’m not saying that online classes should completely replace in-person training…they shouldn’t.  But sometimes it’s just not an option.  My online classes are here to suit your needs. From learning how to belly dance for beginners to advanced level performance technique, there is a way to have your dance training at your fingertips and incorporate it into your training. With you in mind, online lessons have become a hit because the information you want is now coming to YOU, saving you time and headache.

I’m committed to making sure you have the best dance experience possible and look forward to dancing with you in your home. Get ready to shimmy those hips and grapevine your way to a great experience.