Shimmy Clinic at Mahasti in Hamilton


All week learn how to shimmy with Eshe! We even have a bonus pay what you can class this Tuesday 5-6:30 (or use 1 groupon class or 1 class on your class card)

Don’t forget Thursday 7PM we have a FREE bellydance basics class with Faith! No strings, just come & dance on us!

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 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.