November Session

PWYC all next week, bring a cash donation or etransfer (any amount) eshebellydancer@hotmail.com. 100% of donations will go to Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario in honor of Ellery’s Army.

We are limited to 6 spots in studio. Always masked. Always distanced. No touching. Using sanitizer. All of that will continue. We will also be broadcasting on Zoom.

MON OCT 26th

610-740PM – Spell On You by Natacha Atlas

8-930PM – Ghosts (Drum Solo) by Chronis Taxidis

WED OCT 28th

610-740PM – Spell On You by Natacha Atlas

8-930PM – She Wolf by Shakira

THURS OCT 29th

Kpop on Zoom (final week)

SAT OCT 31st

12-130PM – She Wolf by Shakira

NEW 7 WEEK SESSION

Sign up early to guarantee class time. ^_^ Sign up this week & pick a FREE Sunday workshop (attend in person or on Zoom or opt to just receive recording)

MON (Nov 2-Dec14)

610-740PM

Follow Your Curiosity

Improvisation, creativity, confidence, stage craft & more.

8-930PM

White Hot Winter

Diva Class.

TUES (Nov 3-Dec 15)

5-630PM

Survival 101

Stay warm with shimmies.

650-820PM

Slinky & Slow

Control, isolation, flow, beauty

WED (Nov 4 – Dec 16)

610-740PM

White Hot Winter

Diva Class.

8-930PM

Survival 101

Stay warm with shimmies.

THURS (Nov 5-Dec 17) * No class Nov 19th* Make Up Date to be announced

450-620PM

Slinky & Slow

Control, isolation, flow, beauty

7-830PM

Kpop Fusion with Faith

SAT

12-130PM

Survival 101

Stay warm with shimmies.

SUN – POP UP WORKSHOPS

11-1215

11/1 Drum Solo

11/8 Veil

11/15 Floorwork

11/29 Turkish Roman

7 WEEK SERIES

$75 Subsidized

$100 Regular

$120 Nurturer

2 Classes $180

Unlimited $240

POP UP SUNDAYS

$15 each or all 4 $50

Etransfer eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or pay online at
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/Bellydance-Classes-c18890055

540 Concession or on Zoom.

Masks required at all times.

Strict 6 person limit per class.

hamiltonbellydance.com

Pay What You Can Bellydance

Pay What You Can Bellydance for Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario in honor of Ellery’s Army.

Mon 26th 610PM-740PM, 8-930PM
Wed 28th 610PM-740PM, 8-930PM
Sat 31st 12-130PM

3 ways to join:
6 spots in person (masked + socially distanced)
Zoom (live online)
Recorded video

540 Concession
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com hamiltonbellydance.com

NEW SEPTEMBER SESSION

Fall into dance this September at our new location 542 Concession or online

MONDAY
610-740PM Create Your Own Brew
Craft a solo performance – musicality, artistic voice, props, movement prompts, stage presence & more. All styles & levels.
8-930PM Bewitched
Spooky & sassy Halloween dance. Unleash your inner magic!
TUESDAY
10-1130AM Bewitched
Spooky & sassy Halloween dance. Unleash your inner magic!
5-630PM Raqs Sharqi
Egyptian Bellydance 101.
WEDNESDAY
610-740PM Flirty Floorwork
Strengthen, stretch & sizzle! Let’s get low & play!
8-930PM Raqs Sharqi
Egyptian Bellydance 101.
THURSDAY
10-1130AM Raqs Sharqi
Egyptian Bellydance 101.
5-630pm Flirty Floorwork
Strengthen, stretch & sizzle! Let’s get low & play!
7-830PM Kpop Fusion ZOOM ONLY 9/24
This class mixes bellydance & kpop to create a fun, theatrical fusion dance!
Sat 12-130PM Bewitched
Spooky & sassy Halloween dance. Unleash your inner magic!

FROM 9/14.
6 weeks. 9 hours.
6 person limit in studio.
Classes will also be broadcast on Zoom.
$60 SUBSIDIZED. Students. Folks who have been affected by COVID-19. Anyone who requires a little help to be able to access classes.
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/6-Week-Session-Subsidized-p64748371
$90 REGULAR.
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/6-Week-Session-Regular-p64748365
$120 NURTURER. Folks who are able to support others in their dance dreams.
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/6-Week-Session-Nurturer-p64748364

$180 unlimited 6 weeks.
$1130 1 year unlimited.
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/1-Year-Unlimited-Bellydance-SALE-p75603527

Interac etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or paypal to monkeybaby121@gmail.com

Mahasti
Concession Street, Hamilton
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
hamiltonbellydance.com

ONLINE
Classes on Zoom as well as recorded at patreon.com/hamiltonbellydance

ONE 6 week course (9 hours & video)
$120 Nurturer rate. I’m in a position to help someone else afford this course.
$90 Regular rate.
$60 Subsidized rate. I need a little support to afford this course.

PRIVATE LESSON (up to 3 people)
$30 for 30 mins
$100 for four 30 min classes or two 1 hour classes.

REQUESTS
Have a request for a topic or a day or time? Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Interac etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or paypal to monkeybaby121@gmail.com. Online credit card payment available

hamiltonbellydance.com

I Am A Dancer Challenge

These prompts are modified from “You Are An Artist”
If you want to share #iamadancerchallenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/313821563226083/?ref=share

There are  no time limits – make this easy for yourself.  It can be short.
All levels and styles are warmly welcomed.  
Do all of them.  Do 1 of them.  Do 1 of them a week.  Do them next month.
These prompts are jumping off points.  You can allow your imagination to be wild.
Film with or without music.  Share publicly or share here in the comment.
No apologies.  No critiques (unless the artist asks for them).
Tues Sept 1 LOOK DOWN
Make a whole piece that reflects the ground you walk on – the texture, the lines, the grandness, the temperature, the comfort, etc.  
Are you in a temple? In quicksand? In your kitchen?
Maybe dance the whole thing on the ground.  
Or maybe dance the whole thing looking down – did you sleep the wrong way, are you injured, do you have a compulsion or fear that forces you to always watch where you step?
Do you see something interesting there? A snake? A portal to another dimension?
Wed Sept 2  BE SOMEONE ELSE
Are you a famous bellydancer? Nejla Ates? Dina? Zoe Jakes?
Are you a famous character? Charlie Chaplin? Darkwing Duck? Shuri? Wonder Woman?
Are you someone in your family?  Are you wearing some of their clothes? Are you someone you saw at the grocery store?
Will you play this character at home or take them out in to the world?
How does this person move? Are they confident? Shy? Open? Angry? Curious?
Thurs Sept 3 BLINDFOLD
Put on a blindfold in a safe space.  
Dance a combination, a feeling, an improvisation, a colour, trace the alphabet, etc or just explore your environment.
Optional: Repeat the combination with no blindfold.
What do you experience? If you do both which is more expressive? What different qualities do they have?
Fri Sept 4 NEVER SEEN
What is something you’ve never seen and probably won’t see in your lifetime?
It can be something inaccessible, invisible, distant, mythical or otherworldly.
What do you know about this something? You can research if that makes you happy.
Maybe a relative of yours you’ve never met? An extinct animal? A mythological creature?
Dance it out.  

Mon Sept 7th OH SO QUIET
Go to a quiet place.  Absorb the silence.
Or just turn off all music and move.  How does your body want to move? Maybe it doesn’t?
What do you discover?
You can be silent with a buddy if you have one.  Is it quiet where you are? If you’re outside is nature making sounds you can play with?  Are people?
Tues Sept 8th CAPTION THIS
Create a piece & invite others to create the caption.
Collaborate.  
Wed Sept 9th LOOK AT THIS STUFF, ISN’T IT NEAT?
Find something common, or mass produced.  Incorporate it in your dance.  Use it the wrong way.  
Make it significant.  Make it sacred.  Ritualize it’s use.  Make it interesting.  Make it werid. Be terrified of it. Or obsessed by it.  Interrogate it. Disassemble it.
Use anything – a chair, a comb, a toaster, a box of tissues, a houseplant, etc.
Use more than 1 object if you like.   Use 2 things together in the wrong way.   See the dramatic potential in your object(s).  Consider giving them special lighting. Be ridiculous.
Thurs Sept 10th SHAPE OF YOU
Find a picture or a portrait with an interesting shape.    
Recreate it. And move from it. Where is the effort? Where is the rest?
Is it a banana? A portrait of Samia Gamal?
Maybe you want to include a few poses and make pathways between them?
Fri Sept 11th WAR, WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
Declare your cause.  What are you fighting for? It can be whimsical or serious, universal or intimate.  Maybe you are the anti-army?  Maybe you are fighting for body hair acceptance?
Create your uniform from materials you have at hand.  It can be as simple as a colour or jogging pants.  How do you style your hair? How do you stand?
Assemble your militia from housemates or pets or “march” alone.  
Mon Sept 14th ART OF LOOKING
Stare into your screen.  Assume what you see is as beautiful as the night sky or as captivating as a painting.
What do you reveal? What do you obscure?
What details do you see?
What frame do you work with? Can you see your whole body? Only the upper body? Just your eyes? Just your hands?  Will you move or just stare back at yourself? All of your instincts are right.  
Maybe today will be 30 seconds of you staring at yourself, unmoving?  Create space for boredom.  What do you discover?    
Tues Sept 15th MAKE IT DANCE
Film yourself doing something mundane – brushing your teeth, cooking, doing laundry, but make it dance.
Stir your cereal with flare. Make laundry angels.  Tear off your rubber gloves and twirl them in style.  Scrub the floor or drum on a table to elicit sound.  Put on a jam and shimmy or slither or sprint.
Is your dance subtle or obvious? Can you stir a cup of coffee & catch the accents in Alf Leyla W Leyla?
Wed Sept 16th  SOUL LIBRARY
Pick 3 of your favorite books.  Don’t think too hard about it (unless you want to).  It can also be the last 3 books you read.  Or the 3 books closest to you.
Can you combine the titles to make an interesting thought or mantra?
Do you want to look up page 56 in all 3 books & create a Frankenstein narrative?
Does Alice get chased by Dracula in Oz?
Maybe you dance out the most defining character traits of the most interesting person in each book?
Do you want to hold the books? Read them under a blanket? Use a flashlight? Maybe that leads you to creating shadow puppets? Follow your curiosity.
Thurs Sept 17th  MAKE YOUR OWN ORCHESTRA
Manipulate your mouth to make different sounds & physically embody them.
Or do a spoken word piece.
Build an instrument out of materials you have at home.  Play it yourself or get a housemate to do it for you.
Make a recording of a walk around your neighbourhood & move to that.
Turn on a fan, or washing machine, or boil pasta & respond to the sounds.
Are you annoyed? Intrigued? Distracted? Enchanted?
Fri Sept 18th  LANDSCAPE
Create a landscape. Gather & arrange materials. It can be as simple as a blanket over 2 chairs.  Do you want to add lighting or be near a window?
Or explore an existing landscape.   Maybe you want to research the land you are on & its indigenous history.
Move around, under, through, over your landscape.  Discover it.  
Be mindful not to harm or alter nature.
Perhaps there is a location that is visible to you but invisible to others? Maybe you want to celebrate graffiti art work? Maybe you want to show reverence for your own front door?
Mon Sept 21st  BAD TO THE BONE
Write the rules down for a particular style – break all of them.  
Make the worst dance possible.   
Reflect a painful or uncomfortable moment in your life.
Create something embarrassing.  Share something that scares you.  
What are you afraid of? How do you feel after sharing it?
Tues Sept 22nd IMPRACTICAL ADVERTISEMENT
Create a video advertisement for an impractical service or product or event.  Perhaps speed dating for rabbits, or a shampoo made of peanut butter, a car that turns into a submarine, or someone who will pick your nose for you.  Make it weird or wonderful.
Unleash your imagination.  
You can also recreate a poster or flyer you’ve seen.
You can talk or not.
You can make it as abstract as you like.
Wed Sept 23rd CYBORG
Design a science fiction character for yourself.
Create some kind of hardware that attaches to you body.
This can be as simple as tinfoil, or spoons taped to your fingers.
Your hardware will enhance your abilities.  As you wear it you transform into your character.
Do they have special powers?  Are they a hero or a villain?
What technological gaps do they satisfy?
Thurs Sept 24th SHADOWS
Play with your shadow on the sidewalk or create a shadow with a flashlight on a wall.
What shapes can you create?
Do they feel soft or scary?
Can you play with scale?
Fri Sept 25th GRAPHIC SCORE
Get a piece of paper & a writing tool.
Play a song.  It can be an old favorite or one you’ve never heard before.  Instrumental may be easier.
You can play with a phrase rather than the entire song.
Capture the notes with dots, long lines, squiggles, loops, zig zags, dashes, etc.  You can create a set of symbols or shapes to denote certain sounds.
Record a video of you sketching the song. Or take a picture of it afterwards.
Mon Sept 28th BOUNDARIES
Consider all the spaces around you that have boundaries.  Doors, windows, fences, cliffs, rivers, etc.
Seek out places that might have tension.  Or imagine the space is contested.
Act out hopping over the border of your lawn for a fight.  
Express wilderness as a colonizer’s concept.  Or nature and civilization, order and chaos, fish and terrestrial beings, childhood and adulthood, private and public, etc.
A skipping rope in a circle might denote a safe zone and anything outside of that space is dangerous – move in & out of that space.
Highlight the relationship or the tension.  Alter the relationship or reconfigure the space.
Tues Sept 29th  5 GESTURES
Think of 5 ways of being, or 5 things you did today or 5 wishes you have.
Create 5 gestures to express those things.
String them together in a pattern or pepper them in a movement exploration.
They can be as simple, subtle, grand or as complex as you like.
Wed Sept 30th I AM A DANCER
Create a video recording of you saying “I am a dancer” unapologetically.
Bonus: You can also share anything you learned or felt.  
Then take a rest! You did amazing!     

Classes this week

✨STUDIO Tues 10-11AM Basics with Eshe
IG 11-1120AM Sweat with @embers_of_a_boughanfire

✨Wed ZOOM
710-810PM Sweat with @embers_of_a_boughanfire

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/716186238?pwd=ggODlv8CY38

Meeting ID: 716 186 238
Password: Mahasti

✨Thurs
1130-1150AM IG Live Drills with @embers_of_a_boughanfire
ZOOM 7-8PM Drop in Fusion Basics with @embers_of_a_boughanfire
805-905PM Kpop Choreo week 4
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/133285197?pwd=ggODlv8CY38

Meeting ID: 133 285 197
Password: Mahasti

✨Fri STUDIO
430PM Caregiver + Me
7PM Basics with Eshe

✨Sat
1045AM-1145AM Bellydance Basics with Eshe “Shape of You” week 2

1145-1245PM Create × Cultivate: Egyptian Musicality with Eshe
Improvisation, weight changes, instrument categories, movement initiation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88996952617?pwd=elBPYmFxUnQza0hXYUl0bmFXWU0rZz09

Meeting ID: 889 9695 2617
Password: Mahasti

1 class $10.
4 classes $30.
1 week unlimited $20.
Interac etransfer eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or paypal monkeybaby121@gmail.com

Or join our patreon.com/hamiltonbellydance

Mahasti
422 Concession
hamiltonbellydance.com

Online and Studio Bellydance in Hamilton

We will be opening the studio for semi-private classes.
Please let me know if there is a day or time not offered that you are interested in.
I will open up more classes if there is demand.
Private classes are also available (30 mins $30 includes a video recording of your class. You can also use your class card) in studio or on Zoom or prerecorded.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. If you are dropping in advance payment is necessary. If you have a class card 1 class will be counted if you make a reservation (if you attend or not).
DM or contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com to reserve your space.
If you have ANY symptoms do not attend classes.
We will be in masks for the entire class.
Sanitizer is available for dancers upon arrival, during class and for departure.
The door will remain open & air conditioning will be off.
Dancers will have an assigned space & will remain there during the class.
Classes will be 1 hour in length unless otherwise noted.
Please bring in only items that are absolutely necessary to the studio.
I respect and understand if you cannot attend classes under these conditions or at this time.
We will continue classes on Zoom and Patreon so you can attend live online or recorded online classes.

Week of July 27th
Monday
STUDIO 7PM-8PM semi Private Basics Eshe
Tuesday
STUDIO 10AM Semi Private Basics Eshe
INSTAGRAM 11-1120AM Faith Mini Sweat @ hamiltonbellydance
Wednesday
ZOOM 610PM Angela Josephine – Drills & Combo
ZOOM 710PM Eshe – Sweat
Thursday
STUDIO 10AM Semi Private Basics Eshe
INSTAGRAM 1130-1150AM Faith – Mini Drills @ hamiltonbellydance
ZOOM 7PM Faith – Fusion Basics
ZOOM 805PM Faith – Kpop Fusion Choreo (week 2) Lady Gaga
Friday
STUDIO 430-5PM Caregiver & Me (ongoing choreography)
Saturday
ZOOM 1045AM Basics with Eshe
ZOOM 1145AM Create & Cultivate – Egyptian Musicality with Eshe
Sunday
STUDIO 1PM Semi Private Basics Eshe

Week of Aug 3rd
Monday HOLIDAY NO CLASSES
Tuesday
STUDIO 10AM Semi Private Basics Eshe
INSTAGRAM 11-1120AM Faith Mini Sweat @ hamiltonbellydance
Wednesday
ZOOM 710PM Faith – Sweat
Thursday
STUDIO 10AM Semi Private Basics Eshe
INSTAGRAM 1130-1150AM Faith – Mini Drills @ hamiltonbellydance
ZOOM 7PM Faith – Fusion Basics
ZOOM 805PM Faith – Kpop Fusion Choreo (week 3) Lady Gaga
Friday
STUDIO 430-5PM Caregiver & Me (ongoing choreography)
STUDIO 7PM Basics with Eshe
Saturday
ZOOM 1045AM Basics with Eshe
ZOOM 1145AM Create & Cultivate – Egyptian Musicality with Eshe
Sunday Aug 9th NO CLASS
Monday Aug 10th NO CLASS

July Challenge

Shimmy The Net
July Challenge with Faith
One 20 minute video a day Monday to Friday. #shimmythenet

Faith is live on Instagram every Tuesday 11-1120AM EST & Thursday 1130-1150AM EST. @ hamiltonbellydance

You can also watch her videos on YouTube.  Pick your own videos or do our recommended program.  Just 3 videos this week!
July 1 – Walking Shimmy & Omi Combo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtSjA_bxBao
July 2 – Balance Focus or join Faith Live on Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ETJRdqhKto
July 3 – HIIT Workout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvd42rMKWsk

Full playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_tgI3XbKlXkXDKgQBfof_bkt0ltWuiqQ

July 6 – Hip Kicks and Travelling Mayas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYWlxX2xLNY

July 7 – Eccentric Exercise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu60scMYqnk

July 8 – Join Faith on IG live OR Hip Isolations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLGJTaWvljM

July 9 – Full Body Blast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GReKOa_sOM

July 10 – Join Faith on IG Live OR Hip Sit Kicks 2 Ways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ1mQn3Gk1Q

Online Bellydance Classes in Hamilton

Classes this week ^_^
TUES
11-1120AM
Instagram Live
Mini Sweat Class with Faith
@ hamiltonbellydance

4PM-5PM Taste of Turkish on Zoom with Eshe
9/8 & Chiftitelli zill patterns
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82629053051?pwd=M0R6MklycDNwb3hrMUhxVzVHdzJxUT09

Meeting ID: 826 2905 3051
Password: Mahasti

WED
710-810PM Sweat with Eshe on Zoom
Cardio & Conditioning
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/716186238?pwd=ggODlv8CY38
Meeting ID: 716 186 238
Password: Mahasti

THURS
1130-1150AM
Instagram Live
Mini Drills Class with Faith
@ hamiltonbellydance

7-8PM Fusion Basics with Faith on Zoom
805-905PM Kpop Choreography (week 4) with Faith on Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/133285197?pwd=ggODlv8CY38
Meeting ID: 133 285 197
Password: Mahasti

FRI
1-120PM
Live on Mahasti Facebook
Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
Turkish Roman with Eshe

430-5PM Caregiver & Me Folklore
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81443791564?pwd=bVd0aXVsck9DRm1FLzdrQUlDaXFYdz09
Meeting ID: 814 4379 1564
Password: Mahasti

SAT
1045AM NEW Choreo week 1 of 2
1145AM Create & Cultivate – Voice of an Artist
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/520896718?pwd=QXM0bE43OGJCZVVPRUpON3B3bW92dz09
Meeting ID: 520 896 718
Password: Mahasti

Suggested donation 1 class $10 or 1 week $20.
Interac etransfer eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or paypal monkeybaby121@gmail.com

SHOW – SAT

7PM
Glitter – Bellydance Show on Zoom