Audra Simmons at Mahasti – Sat 10/21

Audra Simmons, bellydance pioneer & general boss is taking over Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium on Sat October 21, 2017.

Workshops will be followed by a performance at Harem – Bellydance Show in Hamilton.

11-1PM From the Start
1:15-3:15PM Beyond Drilling

$45 for 1 workshop
$75 for both

From the Start: how music inspires movement

Dance creation and performance is often inspired and motivated by the music we move to.

In this workshop, we’ll take an in depth look at several pieces music to reveal their inner workings as we broaden our knowledge of, and connection to, the music.

Discussion and examples of how these sounds and elements can affect and shape our movement choices will follow as we work on creating short dance phrases.

Please note: there will be the option of some movement in this workshop, but it is primarily lecture style.
Open to all levels and styles – no previous musical training is required, seriously.

Beyond Drilling: bringing life to technique

In the life of any dancer, the desire to develop and refine technique is a constant quest, but dance is so much more than technique!

We’ll explore energy, work with weight and play with time as we connect with our bodies, and consider the missing link between drilling and successful performance.

Inspired by this summer’s sold out Take It Back Intensive, this workshop is part experiment and part investigation, and will provide dancers with new ideas and approaches to both the creative process and performance.

Open to all levels and styles

1 workshop $45!/1-Workshop-2-hours-total/p/64748412/category=18890056
2 workshops $75!/2-Workshops-4-hours-total/p/64748410/category=18890056
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All workshop sales are final.

Picture by Amy Senecal Photography

1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Harem 24 Bellydance Show in Hamilton – Sat 10/21

Bellydance in The Casbah
3rd Saturday of every month

Harem vol 24
Sat. Oct 21st
Show 7-8:30PM
Tickets $15 at the door

Doors 6:30PM
All ages. Kids under 18 are free.

Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium studio dancers) with special guests
Audra Simmons of The Dark Side Studio / Lavish
Sayuri Bellydance
Tribe Mayafire
Wild Orchid Belly Dance Studio

The Casbah
306 King W
Hamilton, ON

Harem – Bellydance Show in Hamilton

Wicked Moon 10/13 – Bellydance Show in Kitchener

raqs mahasti wicked

A night of creative and spooky entertainment, with that fabulous belly dance flare.
We have an amazing line up and you don’t want to miss it.

Audra Simmons
Angela Josephine
Anne Vermeyden
Briar Graovac
Chantal Dos Santos
Julie Middleton
Lesley Inman
Mystic Mosaic
Raq Mahasti
Wild Orchid

There will also be vendors from Ravyn Wing (knit creations) and Darkside Boutique (jewelry by Audra Simmons)

Be sure to get your tickets…it’s going to be an awesome night.

Tickets are now available at
$15 for adults
$10 for children

If you have questions or concerns please email

Spooky Souk – Sat 10/28 – Bellydance Show in Hamilton

spooky souk

All proceeds from the evening go to WELNepal – a wonderful charity that does amazing work for women’s literacy in Nepal & is very close to our hearts. Check them out at

NEW THIS YEAR!!! Tickets are $30 & can be purchased in advance online through the Elysium Tribal website. Click on the link below to purchase your ticket using PayPal or a credit card. You’ll be sent an email confirmation & your name will be automatically added to our guestlist.


Directions & parking information for the Staircase Theatre: