International Instructor, Performer
Our 2016 Classes with Samia
SAMIA DU has over 13 years experience teaching belly dance. Samia also earned her degree in Education Studies from Eastern China Normal University (ECNU). She has studied extensively in Egypt, providing a thorough background in Egyptian dance. As an outstanding and comprehensive mentor, Samia has shared hundreds of tutorial videos, and mentored thousands of excellent dancers. Time and again she has served on contest judging panels, and as an honored guest at dance competitions in China, including the Hong Kong Chairman Cup Dance Tournament, Taiwan Dancers Association Competition, and the Maccou Crown – Belly Dance Competition, among others. Samia’s native tongue is Chinese, and her language studies include Cantonese, Arabic, and English.
In 13 years of teaching belly dance, Samia Du’s HONORS include:
Mentor of Ahlan Wa Sahlan, Cairo, Egypt
Chairman of Taiwan Dancers Association, Shenzhen Branch
Permanent Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Association of Dance
Vice Chairman of China Belly Dance Association, Guangdong Province
Chairman of China Belly Dance Association, Shenzhen
Founder of “Samia Du SEO, New Egyptian”
Queen of Sh’abbi, awarded by Raqia, Mother of Belly Dance
Master’s Tour of China including: Taiwan, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xi’an, Changsha, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Changzhou, Jinhua,
Nanning, Beihai, Dongguan, Zhanjiang.
2015 Hosted “Shenzhen & Shanghai Masters’ Tour” Featuring Julianna of Ukraine
2015 Hosted “You’re the Best” Belly Dance Competition.
2015 First daily broadcast of dancing on Lychee FM “Samia Dance Institute” – FM 1996362”
2014 Ranks in the Top 10 of China’s Most Popular Belly Dance Teachers
2013-2015 Tutor in Ahlan Wa Sahlan, the highest ranked festival of belly dance in the world
2012 Hosted the 2nd Shenzhen Exhibition of Belly Dance
2012 Hosted Chinese Masters’- “Tour of Egyptian Stars”, DOAA
2011, 2012 Second Place in Raqia’s World Belly Dance Festival in Cairo, Egypt
2011 Produced and filmed instructional dance video series, featuring belly dance for pregnant women
2010 Hosted 1st Shenzhen Exhibition of Belly Dance
2009 1st Place Champion, Traditional Egyptian Style, Beijing IDSA World Belly Dance Association
2008 Became Specialized Dance Tutor at Shenzhen University
2007 1st Place, Winner of “Shenzhen Leap Trophy Cup” Belly Dance Competition
2007 Started Samia Dance Institute, sponsored Chinese dance team and traveled to Egypt (10 times!)
2006 Mentor of Belly Dance in Shenzhen Tele.
2004 Senior Consultant of Music and Composing in CHK Group
2003 Began teaching belly dance