About You AND Me, But first You

What do you think makes a GREAT teacher and performer? Shiny trophies? Being on TV? A strong presence on stage?

Been there, done that. But those things aren’t important.

       Giving a shit is important.  

             Contributing generously is important.  

                     Listening to your needs and communicating effectively is important.

 All the while maintaining authenticity, being straightforward with you, and having compassion for people.

Your progress and experience matter. You are important. I don’t BS! I’ve got your back! You will dance in a way that speaks to your purpose. My skills and commitment can get you there and help you cultivate the shining, sparkling diamond that you are!

Don’t just study with me because I have a crapload of training, am a compassionate teacher, and dance pretty darn well.  Dance with me because you are inspired to dance bigger than you think is possible! You can and you will!

Great! You’ve made it this far. Wanna see why else you would have fun belly dancing? Continue reading below!

           -We play and dance hard but we also work hard and smart. Sorry, my classes aren’t always easy!

           -No bullshit, you get some straight-forward, but kind, impactful feedback

           -We have lecture and dance time. And yes, I’m a teacher that does handouts

           -We get to celebrate YOU!  Acknowledgements are a thing in my classes so be prepared to have your shining moment!

           -I’m good at breaking things down.  You’ll get clear info on how to get the results you want

           -Face it, I care about you a ton! and I don’t even know you yet!  How’s it gonna be when you’re a student?! (the word is amazing)

           -Have body pain?  No worries!  I got alternate moves for just about everything

           -Think you’re not the “right” size?  I’ve been “obese” and “thin” and know how to teach you based on YOUR body

           -Social time with new friends!

           -Laugh and actually enjoy a dance class!

           -I believe in YOU…nuff said


About Samantha Karim

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.