Originally from the UK but now based in Arizona, Sara Shrapnell is a belly dance mentor, teacher, writer, and performer. Through her belly dance books, group, and personal mentoring, she supports belly dancers on their journey from student, to professional and/or teacher. “Teaching Belly Dance”, is a book about setting up, planning, teaching, and enjoying belly dance classes. “Becoming a Belly Dancer: From student to stage”, is the stagecraft handbook for belly dancers. She has taught over 5,000 belly dance lessons and continues to offer classes, workshops, and mentoring both in-person and on-line.