Feedbacks * Testimonials
STUDENTS TURN TO EVALUATE THE TEACHINGS OF PROF. AMORA SHAMS BBDC "BECOME BELLY DANCER COURSE"
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Feedbacks from BBDC students
BBDC PRIVATE STUDENT FROM SWEDEN
BBDC upplevelsen tillsammans med Amora är något jag aldrig kommer glömma. Amora är en fantastisk dansare och lärare som vet precis hur hon ska nå dansaren inom oss alla. Hon är så otroligt engagerad och entusiastisk inför varje lektion och smittar en med sin danspassion. I denna kurs täcker hon allt och lite till som gäller för att bli en magdansare, men man lär sig så mycket mer än bara dans. Vill du lära dig magdansa är Amora och BBDC kursen det bästa valet. Hon tar sin uppgift på allvar och hon bryr sig jättemycket om att hennes elever ska nå sina mål och sprida sin magi ut i världen. Hon ser sina elever som små frön, som hon planterar, vårdar, matar och skyddar och när man växt sig stor och stark och kommit upp till ytan är man redo att sträcka sig mot ljuset. Amora öppnade upp många låsta dörrar i mitt huvud och förklarar dansens stora betydelse och mening. Hon lär dig KORREKT teknik, dansens otroliga historia och lockar fram dig i din dans. Hennes sätt att lära ut är 100% baserat på hennes elev, hon skräddarsyr kursen efter dig, dina behov och önskningar. Hon är otroligt snäll, generös, förstående men framför allt ROLIG. Den här resan har för mig varit över alla förväntningar och jag har aldrig varit så säker på vart jag ska i livet förens nu. Bästa Amora TACK.
Translation from Swedish into English by Google:
The BBDC experience with Amora is something I will never forget. Amora is a fantastic dancer and teacher who knows exactly how to reach the dancer in all of us. She is so incredibly engaged and enthusiastic about each lesson and infects one with her dance passion. In this course, she covers everything and a little more that applies to becoming a BellyDancer, but you learn so much more than just dancing. If you want to learn BellyDance, then Amora and BBDC course is the best choice. She takes her job seriously and she cares very carefully that her students will reach their goals and spread their magic into the world. She sees her students as little seeds as she plants, cares, feeds and protects and when you grow up and grow up, you are ready to reach the light. Amora opened many locked doors in my head and explained the great significance and meaning of the dance. She teaches CORRECT technology, the incredible history of the dance and attracts you in your dance. Her way of teaching is 100% based on her student, tailoring the course to you, your needs and wishes. She is incredibly kind, generous, understanding but above all fun. This trip has been beyond my expectations and I've never been so sure where I'm going for life nowadays. Best Amora THANK YOU.
BBDC STUDENT FROM POLAND
I have participated in Become Belly Dancer Course with Amora Shams in September 2015 in Almunecar, Spain. I decided to take a part of that course because i felt like to try something new, something I had always dreamt about. It was not easy time, during those 3 weeks me and other student had to work very hard to achive results and pass all exams. We sweated, cried, felt tired but also laughed and had a great time together. Sometimes my body was saying "no", other times my motivation and will went very down but I overcame all of that.
If you are considering participation to Amora's course you should be aware that this is not only a dance course. This is also a time when you put yourself into many difficult situations to deal with. Amora is a very good teacher, smiling, open, talkative person but also strict and "dictator like". She will give a package of knowledge you need have to become a belly dancer but what you will do afterwards with this package is up to you. What I want to say is that the course demands desolation both from student and a teacher and many times is not easy. This is not a thing like: "you pay it you got it" is more like: " you work it you got it".
I am really happy I was there with Amora. Belly dancing gives me freedom and happiness, thank you Amora for leading me in this most difficult time for learning. I will always keep in my heart the time when we had danced on the beach with the veils. And then you said that wherever we will perform and feel uncomfortable about the place then we should come back to this beach, to the wind and the feeling which was in us.
BBDC STUDENT FROM USA
"I have been studying belly dance here in the USA for many years now... I learned all the isolations, how to string movements together into combinations, how to layer shimmies and traveling steps. I have been teaching myself since 2008 (and my students winning small competitions and wowing local audiences). But something was missing...
I approached those teachers I had studied under for their advice and direction as to what this might be, and what I needed to learn / accomplish in order to develop into the dancer I dreamt of becoming. ((They were at a loss - saying they had given/taught me everything they knew))
I did not beging learning "how to dance properly" until I began studying w/ Amora Shams BellyDance. Her BECOME A BELLY DANCER COURSE gives each dancer the knowledge, discipline, training, and ability they need to become an exceptional dancer. Other programs I have researched do not offer as complete or in depth study as Amora's BBDC. Do your own research and you will come to the same conclusion.
I am reborn!
No longer a dancer struggling to move...
And no longer a teacher passing things incorrectly to my students.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO EVERYONE!"
BBDC STUDENT FROM MALTA - JUST AFTER ENDING THE COURSE SHE WON A BELLYDANCE COMPETITION AND SHE WAS CHOSEN TO BE ONE OF TEACHERS OF THE EGYPTIAN BELLYDANCE FESTIVAL 'LEYLA MASREYA' IN CAIRO, EGYPT. NOWADAYS SHE TEACHES & DANCES IN EGYPT, MALTA & MOROCCO
"We were a group of 3 girls from Malta, studying the 72 hour Bellydance course with Amora Shams in March 2012. I must say it is very intensive, and requires a lot of hard work and practice. But what we learned is for life and no other teacher has thought us. You learn to listen and feel the music and as Amora always say 'soft and sweet'. It might have been hard, three weeks studying morning and night. Amora spent hours and hours with us day after day. We laughed, we cried when we couldn't get things right, but we learned so much. What we learned we practiced back home. It was a transformation from bellydancers to professional teaching level. Thank you Amora"
BBDC STUDENT FROM EGYPT LIVING IN ENGLAND - HALF YEAR AFTER ENDING THE BBDC SHE WON 2 CONSECUTIVE YEARS THE FIRST PRIZE AT BELLYDANCE TROPHIES COMPETITION, AS BEST BELLYDANCER IN THE UK, NOWADAYS IS ONE OF THE TOP BELLYDANCERS IN UK
"I enjoyed the Amora Shams course which I took in Egypt. It was a fantastic all-round experience which not only included dance classes but also trips to costume shops, the sights of Cairo and Giza, tannora shows and classes, having your business cards designed and visits to see belly dancers performances. The intensive month has something to offer to all dancers no matter their level. I will defiantly want to study with Amora in the future. She has a vast knowledge of the art which she doesn't hold back on sharing with you."
BBDC STUDENT FROM USA LIVING IN BANGLADESH
Hillarie is a private student that she studied this course for herself, she didn't studied to become a bellydancer even so she wanted to know everything about this dance for her own knowledge and experience, her profession is an Environmental Engineer working for the Environment in Bangaldesh and 4 years later she become a mother of twins.
She studied the BBDC for herself, not to become a professional performer, even so, in 12 very intensive days as a private student, from coming as an absolute beginner she become an intermediate dancer, she could improvise with tharab feelings to any balady as if she was born in the Arab Culture, another student who booked 2 years in advance and until that moment she didn't started her private course yet who's name is Samia Morley, watched Hillarie improvising to a balady and suddenly start crying, ... Amora asked her why she was crying and Samia said because Amora was the teacher she always dreamed to have.
"Amora is amazing, both as a teacher and as a person. She is probably the most passionate and devoted teacher and individual I have ever met. She gives all of her knowledge and herself to her teaching. I first contacted Amora a couple of years ago with an interest in her style of teaching, particularly as it was taught in a very intensive manner, but it wasn't until late August 2011 that I finally caught a break at work and was able to get away and take a private intensive 2-week course from her in Egypt. Amora's courses are intensive and yield results. Amora gives you every tool you need to become a professional bellydancer, and so much more. I am thankful to Amora for being the most amazing, caring and compassionate person, teacher and friend whom I will charish always. My only regret is not having been able to study with Amora for a longer period of time...luckly this is subdued by the fact that I will undoubtedly return to study with Amora at some point in the near future. Enshallah :)"
BBDC STUDENT FROM IRAN LIVING IN UK - FEW DAYS AFTER SHE ENDED THE BBDC SHE GOT A CONTRACT WITH A PRESTIGIOUS LEBANESE RESTAURANT IN UK, AND SINCE THEN HER CAREAR HAS NOT STOP GROWING, PERFORMING AS A DUETO DANCER WITH THE BBDC STUDENT ZARA IN LONDON AND AS A SOLO PERFORMER ACHIEVING A UNIQUE WAY OF DANCING STYLE DIFFICULT TO IMITATE.
"I was trained in Belly Dance by Amora in Egypt. I can say that Amora's Belly Dance training is amazing and beneficial for any aspiring or professional dancers wishing to better their dance ability because Amora teaches you how TO BE THE BEST. During her training she told us 'Learn from the best and work with the best' and this perspective really reflects in her training'. This is definitely a course I would recommend for any dancer because you will definitely finish the course a more improved and confident dancer. Amora gives 100% to her students during the training and really cares about them learning oriental dance. Training with Amora has been my best and most beneficial dance experience."
BBDC STUDENT FROM JAPAN LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
"I have been belly dancing in Cairns Australia for the last 5 years before coming to Egypt to attend Amora's course. I can tell you with 100% honesty that Amora is the best teacher that I have worked with. Amora does not hold back with her experience and goes out her way to pass on all of her valuable knowledge. Her aim is to better students to become the very best that they can become. Not only did I learn how to improve my belly dancing but Amora taught me about the theories behind this oriental dance. I now have more confidence and know I am a better person and a better dancer for the experience. I have never been so emotionally involved in belly dancing until I attended this course. Thank you so much, Amora. You are the BEST teacher I ever had."
BBDC STUDENT FROM MEXICO LIVING IN USA AND CAME FROM CHINA
Original Text in Chineese
"Before I tried a lot of belly dance teachers, but she is the best one, she does not only taught me how to dance, she also taught me to listen to music, feeling the music and dancing. Before her, my problem was to look for a good teacher, because there is no better dancer than her. All people who want to learn belly dance, I recommend Amora. To be her student is an honor, she danced for me to resolve some problems I could not understand.
Her dancing is from the inside to out, the environment is integrated with the whole body. As the movie "Whatever Lola wants" when it's mentioned that belly dance is the highest state of the world when she will stop dancing.
I think she will always be my teacher. Hope that she will come to China to teach belly dance culture.
Finally, I sincerely say to my teacher Amora, Thank you!" feedback by Mariel
BBDC STUDENT FROM USA
"Hello my name is Jaycee and I recently just finished a 60 hour intensive Belly dance course with Amora in Marbella Spain. My journey with Amora will always be a memorable one, Amora immersed me in the culture, language, music, theory, style, beliefs, history and joy of Oriental and Belly dance. For the first time I feel like I have a higher purpose when I am dancing, Oriental style. A responsibility that all dancers have after studying with Amora. I feel like Amora has worked me through the stages of wanting to dance Oriental, being invited to dance Oriental style and then being called to dance it... Amora turns you into a professional belly dancer very quickly, giving you a rich in depth infusion of all her experiences, travels and studies. Amora teaches with a fiery passion on her mission to clean up the image of Belly dance. This dance is a sacred art and I feel totally blessed to have found Amora as a teacher... Thank You Amora
Additional thoughts on my experience with Amora as a teacher..
When I first met Amora, I knew the course was going to be amazing, at first I was complaining about the amount of written homework to be done, but at the end it the hard work payed off.. Its very important to do the homework, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to digest the information in my body and my mind..The homework helped me to be able to perform in a new way!
I have to say that if you are thinking of doing this course do not feel uncomfortable about the 50% in advance. It is a must, to book Amora's time, she is very busy and only deserves very serious students. Rest assured you are sending the money to a person that won't let you down. If you want quality results you must solidify your space with Amora in advance..I booked my flights, flat and everything first before meeting Amora and it was all fine, she is very professional and a very wise business woman.
Now after the course I can create my own choreography, improvise to any belly dance music and even wowed the crowd at my first Belly Dance performance! Amora surprised me with a performance at a Lebanese restaurant in Marbella, the owners and current house professional Belly dancer could not believe I had started 20 days ago, and that this was my first solo Belly dance performance!
THANK YOU AMORA!!" feedback by Jaycee Gossett
MORE STUDENTS COMMENTING ABOUT AMORA SHAMS COURSES AND CLASSES
CHRISTELLE & AREEGE
PRIVATE STUDENTS IN CAIRO, EGYPT 2009
"Hello, I am a mother of a little girl of 4 years, Areege taking courses with Amora in Cairo ... Areege is very happy to come every Friday in the studio for one hour of belly dance to another girl ... After practical work, she draws the movements and body parts involved ... we can redo the work home ... Moreover, explanations of the origin Amora movements are very interesting ... Areege comes to to study from Amora at her appartment and now my daughter is very happy! For my part, I work a lot and I have little time to take care of me, so I chose to learn belly dance Amora ... 2 hours a week ... is one of the best ways to tone my body ... a challenge at the end of a busy week but Amora makes me forget the fatigue and awareness of my body ... I move on when I'm with her, I forget my worries ... Amora is a great professional, she knows how to restore confidence when you block a movement ... So why not try???? soon the Professor Amora could be teaching you here or elsewhere!!"
Original comment in FRENCH:
eh bien , dansez maintenant!!! christelle&areege
Bonjour, je suis maman d'une petite fille de 4 ans, Areege.Elle prend des cours avec Amora au Caire... Areege est très heureuse de venir tous les vendredis au studio pour une heure de belly dance avec une autre petite fille ...Après les exercices pratiques, elle dessine les mouvements et les parties du corps concernées...on peut ainsi refaire le travail à la maison... De plus , les explications d'Amora sur l'origine des mouvements sont très intéressantes... Areege a mis une séance à s'adapter et maintenant c'est un réel plaisir pour elle!!!
Pour ma part, Je travaille beaucoup et j'ai peu de temps pour m'occuper de moi, alors j'ai choisi d'apprendre le belly dance avec Amora... 2 heures par semaine... c'est une des meilleures façons de tonifier mon corps... un véritable challenge à la fin d'une semaine bien chargée mais Amora me fait oublier la fatigue et prendre conscience de mon corps...Je passe à autre chose quand je suis avec elle, j'oublie mes soucis... Amora est une grande professionnelle, elle sait redonner confiance quand vous bloquez sur un mouvement...
Alors, pourquoi ne pas essayer???? à bientôt, ici ou ailleurs, avec Amora comme professeur!!!!
MIRANDA & GISELLE
PRIVATE STUDENT IN CAIRO, EGYPT 2009, RIGHT NOW THEY ARE LIVING IN DALLAS
"I am Miranda an Egyptian mother, my daughter Giselle is 5 years old and having classes with Amora. I consider her very lucky to have this chance and learn dancing from a professional and talented person like Amora. Moreover, she knows how to deal with children, that's why my daughter loves her and is very happy for spending this hour with her. More important that Amora is not only just a talented belly dancer but also knows everything concerning the origin of movements from ancient Egyptians. During her classes, she draws the movements and explain them which is very interesting, not only for the kids but for me too. She gained experience as she has traveled to many different countries. We are lucky to have her here in Egypt. On the other hand, Amora is so nice, friendly, and generous. Hope my daughter continues with her till she reaches a good level." feedback from Miranda
BENITA GARCIA PRIVATE STUDENT 2007 AND 2008, IN ALMUNECAR, SPAIN.
"Amora is a great teacher and she is aware of her potential as a dancer, it is impossible to describe what you feel in their classes until you receive them, then you are aware of how lucky you have been of meeting her" feedback from Benita
Original comment in SPANISH:
"Es una gran profesora y ella es consciente de su potencial como bailarina, es imposible describir lo que sientes en sus clases hasta que no las recibes no eres consciente de la suerte que has tenido en conocerla. Espero verte pronto Amora."
SPANISH MOTHER OF TWO, PRIVATE STUDENT 2007 IN ALMUNECAR, SPAIN
"It is difficult to explain how it feels with her classes, alternating with her great technical knowledge of the origin of the dance making you capture its essence. Attention girls Amora knows when you've been practicing and when you've been lazy! Amora was my first teacher and through it I keep practicing in Barcelona because, despite my clumsiness, she always had a word of encouragement to keep going ...
Amora Thanks for giving me hooked on belly dancing, surely would not have continued if not for you! She mixes her amazing technique with the knowledge of the Origen of Dance making you to catch its essence. Attention girls, she knows perfectly when you have been training at home or just being lazy! Amora has been my first teacher and thanks to her I keep practicing in Barcelona, because, even if I recognize that I am a slowly student,, she always had a helping word to make you keep going ... Thank you Amora for catching me into Belly Dancing, by sure I won't have continuous if I won't have met you!" feedback from Rossi
Original comment in SPANISH:
"Es difícil explicar lo que se siente con sus clases, alterna su gran técnica con los conocimientos del orígen de la Danza haciendo que captes su esencia. Atención chicas sabe perfectamente cuando has estado practicando o cuando has estado perezosa! Amora ha sido mi primera profesora y gracias a ella sigo practicando en Barcelona porque, a pesar de mi torpeza, ella siempre tenía una palabra de aliento para seguir adelante... Gracias Amora por haberme "enganchado" a la Danza del Vientre, seguramente no hubiera seguido de no ser por ti!"
GREEK PRIVATE AND GROUP STUDENT 2004-05 IN LONDON
"Anybody can shake their thing, but few teachers share the secrets. Learning to control your movements by using your inner energy gives you a fantastic magical new way to dance exotic and not erotic. That is what makes Amora classes worth the effort."
IRANIAN PRIVATE AND GROUP STUDENT 2003-05 IN LONDON
"She teaches us in a very professional way, from a beginning she teaches correctly the movement and not a showing off like other teachers I have been with. Is not only enjoyable, but you learn a lot because of her lay-out, and she teaches traditional Belly Dancing, Egyptian Dance."
ITALIAN PRIVATE AND GROUP STUDENT 2004-05 IN LONDON
"You gain deeper knowledge of your power and you can use it to beat the stress in every day life. Amora lessons are better then a massage."
ATISH IRANIAN GROUP STUDENT 2004-05 IN LONDON
"Her lessons are rich in information, she describes the movements and explains why we do this movement, she covers lots of History. I feel more confident, more energy, happier and relaxed."
POLISH GROUP STUDENT 2005 IN LONDON
"I like the good humor in her lessons, we learn a lot. Personally I feel very great about energy and the precision of explaining how chakras work."
ALISON BRITISH ART DIRECTOR GROUP STUDENT 2004-05 IN LONDON. NOWADAYS ALISON IS A BELLYDANCER IN UK
"Amora was my first teacher, in London 3 years ago (2004). She inspired me to take up belly dancing and now I am part of a troupe that regularly performs throughout the south of England. She has a good understanding of the origins of belly dancing and having a career in ballet has really helped her perfect her moves."
studied an intensive private 10 days non stop course with Amora the summer of 2008 in Cairo, Egypt, before Amora started to teach the 60hBDC (BBDC), she is from Ohio started her bellydance career in New York, USA and nowadays is bellydancing in Turkey nightclubs.