Closed for Turkey Day

Just a reminder we are closed Monday October 8th for Turkey Day.  The new session starts from Tuesday October 9th.

We’re also closed Wednesday October 31st but we’ve put a few extra classes on the calendar to make up for it.  They’re all pay what you can so even if you don’t have a class card you can drop by!

We have fundraisers for The Bridge, Essential Aid & Thrive on the calendar too.  Come out & support some amazing causes at Mahasti!

Little Ones Policy

Was inspired by this post that reflected so many of my own values so I Mahasti-fied it a bit.
 
1) All exclusively breastfeeding babies are welcome in class as often as is necessary. Tuesday and Thursday 10AM classes are a great option if you don’t have daytime child care but want to shimmy! I bring my own little one to class during those hours so this class is discounted to $5 cash drop in fee.
 
2) For older children and babies, I understand that unexpected interruptions in childcare happen. While this is not meant to be a long-term childcare solution, you may occasionally bring a child to the studio to cover gaps in care. Your class cards are also valid for 3 months so if you prefer to stay home you still have time to make up the class later in the session. We currently offer at least 6 drop in classes a week (often more) so you have a minimum of 72 chances to use your class card.
 
3) I ask that all students work with me to create a welcoming atmosphere that is respectful of all forms of diversity, including diversity in parenting status.
 
4) If your child needs special attention during class and is disrupting learning for other dancers, please step away into the next room until their need has been met.
 
5) Let me know how I can support you in another way if you have any ideas!

Book Your Bellydance Party at Mahasti in Hamilton

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We have 3 options for your next bellydance party!
1) $100 private group lesson at Mahasti
Weekday daytime, Tuesday or Friday nights, Saturday afternoon & evening, all day Sunday availability. Email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or write our facebook page to confirm. Once a party is booked it is non-refundable.
2) As a group join one of our pay what you can classes Monday 7PM or Saturday 10:45AM. You can name your price but you’ll be joining an existing class with other students.
3) as a group join one of our drop in Basics classes (modern fusion styles) Wed 6:05PM with Angela or Thurs 7PM with Faith for $18 per person. Please note you’ll be joining an existing class with other students.
If that’s just not enough bellydance for you check us out on Groupon! 50% off! 4 classes for $39 + tax or 8 classes for $55 + tax.
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Got a Groupon? New to the studio or new to the dance?

I recommend Basics or Feel Good classes if you new to the studio or new to the dance.

This week my (Eshe’s) Basics & Feel Good classes will focus on Hagallah – a root dance of bellydance.  We’ll learn earthy hips, traveling steps, traditional rhythm and a dash of history at Mon 7PM, Tues 10AM,  Thurs 10AM & Sat 10:45AM classes.

Looking for modern or fusion Basics? Try Angela’s Wed 6:05PM class or Faith’s Thurs 7PM class.

Just like ballet, you never get past doing the basics.  They’re an integral part of the study.  We have students who have been dancing for 18 years who still come to Basics.  You’re never locked in, your pass is good for all classes at the studio.  My strong recommendation is trying a Basics class for your 1st time at Mahasti.

Wednesdays at 7:10PM Angela is also leading an intermediate drop in class if that’s more your style.

Thank you for your donation! $5306 to charity!

$100 to sacha. $5306 to charity.thank you!

 
In the past you’ve raised $5306 for local & Canadian charities! Thank you!
In April 2016 we raised $530 for Sacha Hamilton
In May we raised $300 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada
In June we raised $130 for the youth of Attawapiskat.
In July we raised $230 for Sacha Hamilton.
In August we raised $120 for Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario inc.
In September we raised $85 for Food4Kids as well as $385 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In October we raised $80 for Immigrants Working Centre
In November we raised $95 for Thrive Child & Youth Services.
In December we raised $570 for Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario inc.
In January 2017 we raised $155 for 541 Eatery & Exchange’s Button Jar.
In February we raised $150 for Sacha Hamilton.
In March we raised $170 for NGen Youth Centre in Hamilton
In April we raised $110 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
In May we raised $80 for Micah House in Hamilton.
In June we raised $80 for Sacha Hamilton.
In July we raised $130 for Sacajawea Non-profit Housing in Hamilton.
In August we raised $100 for Rainbow Camp.
In September we raised $100 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In October we rised $120 for Sunnybrook Hospital in honor of Angela’s Nonna & Gord Downie.
In November we raised $120 for Thrive Child & Youth Services.
In December we raised $511 for Essential Aid.
In January 2018 we raised $130 for Sacha Hamilton.
In February we raised $150 for Empowerment Squared.
In March we raised $200 for 541 Eatery & Exchange’s Button Jar.
In April we raised $225 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
In June we raised $30 for Pride Hamilton & $120 for Rainbow Camp.
In September we raised $100 for Sacha Hamilton.

40 Under Forty Business Achievement Awards

On September 19th Eshe accepted a 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award. The 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Awards give recognition to Hamilton’s next generation of business leaders. These 40 individuals are under 40 years of age and consistently make their mark in business and contribute regularly to their respective communities.  Thank you Business Link Media Group!

 

New Mommy & Me Class – Next Saturday at Mahasti in Hamilton

Mommy & Me - ages 4 & up!

This is a choreography class meant for children aged 4 and up.  It’s a great way to spend time together and try something new.  There’s no need to be a great dancer or have previous experience.

This class has an optional performance date Saturday December 17th at 7PM.  I try to keep costumes as simple and affordable as possible, often dancers already have the pieces they need at home.  Our last costume was just all black clothing with a hipscarf provided by me.

Glitter – Bellydance Show in The Casbah, Hamilton

glitter oct.jpgJoin us Sat Oct 20th for bellydance in The Casbah! Guests are Kenzie, Dragonfly, Wild Orchid & Audra Simmons.  Of course Mahasti will be offering up their own spooky takes on the holiday season.  Show starts at 7PM sharp.  Kids under 18 attend for free, everyone else is $15.  The Casbah is located at 306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.