July Bellydance Classes in Hamilton

Our new session is right around the corner!

Join us in July & learn how to bellydance.  We have lessons Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday with an award-winning staff of teachers.


We are located at 1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, Ontario. We have parking available at the building (any spot except for 3 or 10)

Purchase your classcards at the studio or online


10% off for your 1st purchase using the coupon code WELCOME

50% off for full-time students using the coupon code STUDENT

Contact Eshe with any questions eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

NEW Bellydance Teacher – Abigail

PERFECTEgyptian Bellydance specialist starts teaching at Mahasti in Hamilton from Thursday, July 7th! We are so excited to have her sharing her art with us! We’re excited to offer you a new & different vision of dance.

Students benefit greatly from having many different teachers – we make that part of learning easy by hosting so many great instructors at our studio! Learn from Peggy on Tuesdays, Abigail on Thursdays & Eshe on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays!

Throughout the month of July Abigail’s classes will offer a sampler platter of what makes the Egyptian style different from other forms of bellydance.

Bellydance class 7-8PM
Beginning with a handful of the fundamental movements – hip circles, hip drops/kicks, undulations, hip swings and 3/4 shimmies, Abigail will reveal the instinctive Egyptian approach to dancing – using the music and rhythms to guide the technique. We’ll demystify what makes true Egyptian bellydancing look so effortless, even through complex moves and patterns, all using fundamental bellydance movements and a classical Egyptian style.

Folklore class 8:15-9:15PM
The regional dances of Egypt and the Arabic world (folklore) are the mother of bellydance – knowing folklore exponentially improves a bellydancer’s dancing. In the first few folklore classes we’ll be dipping our toe into the vast number of folkloric styles – baladi, saidi, shaabi, dabke, khaleegy, nubian, alexandrian, hagalla, ghawazee, port said, and so on. Initially we’ll just absorb the feel for the differences between forms – over time we’ll dig deeper into individual folkloric forms, learning the classic moves, the rhythms and music, and the nuances between the authentic, theatrical and nightclub versions.


Is there a class or time we’re not offering that you’re interested in? Let us know!

Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com with any suggestions or questions you may have!

Abigail will be sharing Egyptian Bellydance from 7-8PM and Egyptian Folkore from 8:15-9:15PM.  We are located at 1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON.  Parking is available behind our building in any spot, except 3 & 10.

Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance in Hamilton

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As part of our commitment to affordable art & bettering the community we bring you monthly installments of Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance.  Each month we pick a different Canadian (and often Hamiltonian) charity to raise funds for. The next one is:

Sunday, July 17th 10-11:30AM at Mahasti

1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton

Join Peggy as she shares a Celtic Fusion dance.  Total beginner level.  No donation is too small.  All money collected goes to SACHA Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton.

RSVP eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

1 Year Bellydance Scholarship

TravisDo you know someone who can’t afford but is deserving of the gift of dance? Let us know who they are & why at eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

This is another way we’re aiming to give back to our community.  Have an idea we should be implementing? Let us know.

If we can support your event or idea we would be happy to do so.  Contact us at eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

New Bellydance Session in Hamilton!

MahastiThe Bellydance Emporium1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamiltonhamiltonbellydance.comeshebellydancer@hotmail.com10% off new dancerscoupon code_ WELCOME50% off full-time studentscoupon code_ STUDENTmahasti.ecwid.comOur next session starts on July 4th, 2016.  However, you’re free to join our drop in classes anytime.

Dancers who are new to the studio receive 10% off their first class card purchase.

Full-time students receive 50% off their class card purchases (all of the time).  It’s one of the ways we want to give back.  We believe educated artists can (and are) changing the world! We want to be a small part of making that happen.

Questions? Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

July Bellydance in Hamilton

We are excited to have so much on the horizon!

Just added today – Sat July 30th Raqs Mahasti will be performing at BellyJam at The Spice Factory! $5 entry.

July 8th we’ll be joining the Elysium Tribal stage at James North Art Crawl.  They set up in front of the Bank of Montreal that is just south of Barton Street.  It’s a great show that features all of the styles within the Hamilton Bellydance community.  And it’s free!

Harem will be on the 9th of July at The Casbah.  (If you’re a student who is interested in performing – let us know! You’re always welcome.  It’s a great chance to go deeper in this dance.  There are some lessons that can only be learned from the stage – but there’s never any obligation or pressure to join us – just an open invite!)

July 17th Peggy will be sharing Celtic Fusion Bellydance for our monthly installment of Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance.  10-11:30AM. All of the money donated will go to SACHA (Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton).  No donation is too small.  Suitable for total beginners.

Questions? Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

July @ Mahasti

Harem 10 – Bellydance Show in Hamilton @ The Casbah

Harem vol 10 Bellydance at The Casbah in HamiltonSat July 9th 6PM Doorsshow from 6_30-8PMTickets $15 at door. All ages.Our monthly show is Saturday, July 9th at The Casbah located at 306 King W, Hamilton.

It will feature Invoketress, Julie of BellyFlow, Wild Orchid Bellydance, Valizan & Shades of Araby as well as Raqs Mahasti (Eshe & Peggy). Our show always features a diverse range of styles & this one is no different -American Tribal Style, Egyptian, Fusion,  Theatrical & more are all on the menu!

Doors open at 6PM. The show starts at 6:30 and lasts til 8PM.

Tickets are $15 at the door.  The event is all ages.  Kids under 12 are free.

Every show we also do a charity raffle & give away tickets to a future Harem or bellydance classes.  This month’s charity will be SACHA (Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton).

Any questions? Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com


Hamilton Bellydance Workshops, Shows & Classes

June @ Mahasti(1)We have SO much going on this month! It’s crazy to be a month and a half into our new adventure & be booked so solid! We are beyond grateful for your support! Please keep spreading the word & showing the love!  It means so much!

As ever, let us know if you have any questions or comments.  We love hearing from you! Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Try a class, come to a show, join a workshop – we’d love to see you at everything or anything!

Harem vol 9 – Bellydance show in Hamilton

Harem vol 9bellydance showSat 6_11 6PMThe Casbah306 King W$15 at the door(1).jpgJoin us Sat, June 11th for our monthly bellydance performance.

We showcase the best of local passion & talent the 2nd Saturday of each month at The Casbah – 306 King W, Hamilton, Ontario (next door to La Luna).

This month Raqs Mahasti welcomes Abigail, Elysium Tribal & Iana.

Tickets are $15 at the door.  Doors open at 6PM.  The show starts at 6:30! Don’t miss this awesome event!