October Bellydance Schedule for Mahasti, Hamilton, ON

We have moved a few classes around so you can enjoy your turkey & jack-o-lanterns & still get your bellydance classes in! OCT

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Audra Simmons at Mahasti

Sat October 21st

11-1 From the Start

1-3 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
 
Interac Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com. Cash or credit card at the studio.
All workshop sales are final.
 
Show 7PM at The Casbah.  $15 entry.  Kids under 18 attend for free. audra simmons ws oct
Picture by Amy Senecal Photography

Quilt of Belonging – Beginner Bellydance with Eshe at Cotton Factory, Hamilton

Eshe will be sharing a 2 hour beginner bellydance workshop at the Cotton Factory on Sun July 30th from 2-4PM.

Only $10 for all that dancing!

Link to sign up in advance https://www.bruha.com/event/1142

 
You’ll also be able to sign up day of at Cotton Factory. They’ll accepting cash and credit/debit while on site at the Exhibit through the Gift Shop

Quilt of Belonging Exhibit is on now! They also have a lot of other great offerings you should check out!

Peace By Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories
Celebrate Canada’s 150th and share the stories that make Canada special with the Quilt of Belonging exhibit. In addition to the Quilt of Belonging this five week (July 10th to Aug 16th) exhibit will showcase interactive programs, talks, workshops, displays, concerts and much more. http://theheartofontario.com/

Sun July 30th 2-4PM Bellydance Basics with Eshe

Learn the basics of bellydance with Eshe of Mahasti – The Bellyance Emporium an award-winning professional artist. Bellydance is a celebratory, social dance performed at family functions. It’s a gentle and fun dance great for all ages. We’ll start with a brief warm up. We’ll learn and practice some basic movements before stringing them together in a combination. Roughly every 30 minutes we’ll begin work on a new combination. Traveling, shimmies, graceful hands and arms, powerful and playful hip articulations – this workshop will cover it all. At the end of our 2 hour workshop we will have a short cool down. We normally dance barefoot or in socks. We wear yoga or workout gear. There is no need to show your belly. We strongly recommend bringing water.

Everyone is welcome to attend. No experience necessary!

Location: Cotton Factory
270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 3Z4
http://cottonfactory.ca/

Show & Specialty Bellydance Workshops at Mahasti

Mommy & Me class is running at 10AM tomorrow but other classes are cancelled so we can host Iana of Ukraine/Toronto & Anya of Edmonton.  Still spots left in both workshops if you feel like pushing yourself in a new direction in bellydance.  These chances don’t happen often in Hamilton.  It’s a real & rare treat!

Sat July 8th

10:45-12:45 Drum Solo Secrets with Iana

1-3PM Exploratory Movement in Middle Easter Dance with Anya

1 workshop $45 https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Workshop-2-hours-total/p/64748412/category=18890056
2 workshops $75 https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/2-Workshops-4-hours-total/p/64748410/category=18890056
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com. Cash or credit card at the studio.

Drum Solo Secrets with Iana 10:45-12:45
Learn a new exciting drum solo choreography, plus get insights into the choreographing process. Iana will reveal not only her technique tricks, but also explain her choreographic choices and give some tips on structuring your own dance creations. These principles apply either if you are getting ready for a stage performance, or your next gig!

Exploratory Movement in Middle Eastern Dance with Anya 1-3PM
Ready to get a little weird? This class isn’t a “belly dance class” it’s all about movement/energy/intention/focus and how playing with these different aspects of movement can enhance your dance practice and ability. Prepare to get up to get down. We’ll explore various exercises to find comfort and familiarity within transitions.

That night we’ll have our monthly showcase Harem at The Casbah – 306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Doors open at 6:30PM.  Show is 7-8:30PM.  Tickets are $15 at the door.  Kids under 18 are free.

Raqs Mahasti with Anya, Iana, BellaDance & Helene Eden Kassar.  Every month we change our line-up & offer a completely new show. You’ll never see the same line-up or same dance twice.  Come & see some of our brightest stars!

Bellydance Basics Workshops with Eshe in Hamilton

Eshe will be teaching “Fear No Dance Bellydance Workshop” as part of Dusk Dances presented by HCA Dance Theatres at Bayfront Park in Hamilton on Friday July 28th from 6-6:45PM.  Free to attend.  Open to the public.  Everyone is welcome to join.  Come & shimmy in the sunshine with us.


Sunday July 30th 2-4PM – Quilt of Belonging – Dance Workshop with Eshe

Peace by Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories

A richly hued portrait of the human family, Quilt of Belonging is a 120 foot (36 metres) long collaborative textile art project. Its 263 blocks portray the rich cultural legacies of all the First Peoples in Canada and every nation of the world at the dawn of the new Millennium.

Quilt of Belonging is a collaborative work of art whose mission is to recognize Canada’s diversity, celebrate our common humanity and promote harmony and compassion among people.

This monumental artwork, Canada’s most comprehensive textile art project, is the work of volunteers from Victoria to Newfoundland to the Arctic Circle. From across Canada, participants were invited to contribute their talents and ideas, reflected through the prism of their cultural backgrounds. The range of materials is astonishing, from sealskin to African mud-cloth, from embroidered silk to gossamer wings of butterflies.

Hamilton Halton Brant region is proud to be one of only three stops on the 2017 Ontario tour of the Quilt of Belonging.

Exhibition Admission:

The Peace by Piece; Stitching Together Canadian Stories Exhibition and weekday programming is free of charge during visitation hours.

Exhibition Visitation Hours: 

Monday 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

http://theheartofontario.com/canada-150/quilt-of-belonging

DANCE SERIES 3 of 5: Intro to Bellydance with Eshe at The Cotton Factory in Hamilton on Sunday July 30th 2-4PM
Learn the basics of bellydance with Eshe of Mahasti –The Bellydance Emporium an award-winning professional artist. Bellydance is a celebratory, social dance performed at family functions. It’s a gentle and fun dance great for all ages. We’ll start with a brief warm up. We’ll learn and practice some basic movements before stringing them together in a combination. Roughly every 30 minutes we’ll begin work on a new combination. Travelling, shimmies, graceful hands and arms, powerful and playful hip articulations – this workshop will cover it all. At the end of our 2-hour workshop we will have a short cool down. We normally dance barefoot or in socks. We wear yoga or workout gear. There is no need to show your belly. We strongly recommend bringing water. This workshop has a participation fee of $10.00. Click on the link below to secure your spot!

Time 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton, L8L 6N4

Web https://www.bruha.com/event/1142

 

 

New Session & New Bellydance Classes at Mahasti in Hamilton, ON

If you’re looking to try a choreography class the next session will start Monday June 26th.

We always offer 50% off to students.  We recommend regular classes for dancers 12 & up.  And we offer up to 50% off your first class card.

We have some exciting drop in classes starting soon.  Thursday night will switch over to 2 drop in classes from Thurs June 29th.  If you have lots of vacation time, have a hectic schedule, suffer from an excessive amount of friends, try our drop in schedule.  You can attend as much or as little as you like.  As ever you have 3 months (from the day of purchase) to use up your class card.  So if you purchase your class card on June 7th it’s good until September 7th.

We are performing at Aga Khan Museum in Toronto this week so there is no class Wed June 21st or Sat June 24th.  We are open for the long weekend & all other days.

 

 

Unlimited Bellydance Pass Sale

1year sale

Bellydance with us for $1000 (plus tax) a year.  It works out to a little over $21 a week for up to 12 classes.  That’s about $1.80 per class. Even cheaper than our Groupon deal! No welcome, student or other discounts are valid at this price.

To give you an idea of the savings, a single drop in class is $16 + tax.

https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Year-Unlimited-Bellydance-2017-SPECIAL-LIMITED-TO-10-PASSES/p/75603527/category=18890055

This year long pass is regularly $1500 + tax.  Students may purchase the regularly priced pass for 50% off which is even cheaper! $847.50 with taxes. $16 a week or about $1.35 per class if you’re coming to all 12!  Use coupon code: STUDENT

https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Year-of-Unlimited-Bellydance-Classes/p/75435269/category=18890055

We also have 1, 3 or 6 month passes available if you’re interested in a shorter unlimited pass.