Audra Simmons – Modern Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton, Ontario

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Mahasti warmly welcomes bellydance pioneer Audra Simmons back to Mahasti. Details below.
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON, Canada
hamiltonbellydance.com
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Morning workshops followed by a performance at Harem in The Casbah.
306 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Arms and Hands 11-1PM
Join Audra for a workshop designed to help you develop beautiful, fluid arms and hands.

We’ll begin with exercises for finding and mobilizing the upper back and shoulder blades, then move into elbows, wrists and fingers.

Then, with Dark Side style, Audra will begin to add details to create further depth of movement, as well as introduce emotive qualities to these movements, as we bring them into short combinations.

No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested. Suitable for all levels.

Technique Spotlight 1:30-3:30 -SOLD OUT!
This workshop will focus on deepening your understanding and execution of fundamental hip, chest and abdominal movements as we deconstruct the basics in this fun, sweaty workshop!

We’ll refine your technique and enhance your muscular control in stationary and moving drills, adding complexity and layers as we go. We’ll see how much we can pile on, where and how it falls apart, and talk about how we can work to be able to do it all.

No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested, not for absolute beginners. Suitable for all levels.

1 workshop $45 ($39.82 + tax)
2 workshops $75 ($66.37 + tax) SOLD OUT

Online payment:
1 workshop https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Workshop-2-hours-total/p/64748412/category=18890056

2 workshops https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/2-Workshops-4-hours-total/p/64748410/category=18890056

Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Cash payments also accepted at the studio.

Upcoming Bellydance Shows in Guelph, Toronto, Hamilton

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2/17 V Day in Guelph

Chai Bella and Ishra & Invoketress Dance present:
V DAY – A Feminist Valentine’s Day Variety Show – Ode to the “V”

Let’s take back the “V” in Valentine’s Day and celebrate vaginas!
This event was created to support local artists and artisans while bringing creative people together for a bold and fun show that you won’t want to miss!
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What you can look forward to:
– Burlesque
– Performance Art
– Belly Dance
– Spoken Word
– Pole Dance
– Art
– Vendors
and more!

Make sure to bring cash to buy goodies from some amazing local feminist vendors!
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DSTRCT – Tickets $15 – Ages 19+
Doors – 8:30pm – come early to browse our vendors!
Show – 9:00pm
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***This is an all-inclusive event, open to all people from all backgrounds and walks of life***


2/25 Hip Hip Hooray at Round Venue in Toronto

Toronto’s monthly bellydance & world music party! Check out performances from our diverse dance community, socializing, and open dance floor.

Doors at 6:30
Performances at 7:30
Dance Party to follow

Cover $10

Lineup featuring:
Raqs Mahasti
Sarita
Heather Labonté
Serpentina North Ensemble


Sat 3/11 Harem vol 18

Bellydance in The Casbah
2nd Saturday of every month

Harem vol 18
Sat. Mar 11th
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 & studio dancers) with special guests
Melissa Gamal
Tribe Maya Fire – American Tribal Style Dance Group
Dragonfly Bellydance
Wild Orchid Belly Dance Studio
Faaria Lynch
Kenzie Lynch
Abigail Bellydance

The Casbah
306 King W
Hamilton, ON

Melissa Gamal of Ya Amar – Egyptian Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton

Back by popular demand – Egyptian Bellydance workshops with Melissa Gamal of Ya Amar

Melissa will be sharing her signature shimmies with us on Sat 3/11 from 11AM to 2PM at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Drum Solo (Shimmy and Layering Technique)
1 hour of technique
2 hours of choreography to apply technique

44.25 + tax = $50
Online payment:
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-workshop-3-hours-total/p/72074891/category=18890056

We also accept cash payment at the studio or etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Free parking at the rear of the studio.

1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
hamiltonbellydancer.com

Followed by a performance at Harem in The Casbah
7-8:30PM Show. Doors 6:30PM
Tickets $15 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.
306 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Audra Simmons at Mahasti – Modern Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton

Sat April 8th
Arms and Hands 11-1PM
Join Audra for a workshop designed to help you develop beautiful, fluid arms and hands.
 
We’ll begin with exercises for finding and mobilizing the upper back and shoulder blades, then move into elbows, wrists and fingers.
 
Then, with Dark Side style, Audra will begin to add details to create further depth of movement, as well as introduce emotive qualities to these movements, as we bring them into short combinations.
 
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested. Suitable for all levels.
 
 
Technique Spotlight 1:30-3:30
This workshop will focus on deepening your understanding and execution of fundamental hip, chest and abdominal movements as we deconstruct the basics in this fun, sweaty workshop!
 
We’ll refine your technique and enhance your muscular control in stationary and moving drills, adding complexity and layers as we go. We’ll see how much we can pile on, where and how it falls apart, and talk about how we can work to be able to do it all.
 
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested, not for absolute beginners. Suitable for all levels.
 
1 workshop $45 ($39.82 + tax)
2 workshops $75 ($66.37 + tax)
 
Online payment:
 
 
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Cash payments also accepted at the studio.

2017 Hamilton International Bellydance Competition – Save the date!

2017 Hamilton International Bellydance Competition

Cost:
$35 CAD (per category) for soloists
$70 CAD (per category) for ensembles (groups)

Application fees may be paid at https://mahasti.ecwid.com/. Please note – all application fees are non-refundable. 

All applicants will receive tickets to the gala show & competition for themselves for free . Tickets are non-transferable.
How it works:
Five solo/ensemblefinalists will be chosen per category from video submissions. There are four categories – professional solo, professional ensemble, fusion solo, and fusion ensemble. Professional applicants should use traditional Middle Eastern bellydance music. Fusion applicants may use any style of music, however at least 50% of their dance should be bellydance.

Applicants may enter as many categories as they wish. Only those applicants whom appear in the video may dance in the finals (understudies are not permitted).

The application deadline is Monday, June 19, 2017 at 9 a.m. EDT.All videos must be submitted before the deadline.

After being selected, the top five finalists in each category will be contacted by email. Their names will also appear on the Top 5 Announcement on our website that will be posted on Saturday, July 1, 2017.  The final competition will take place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from September 8 – 11, 2017.

After uploading your HIBC video to YouTube, please email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com your artist or ensemble name, category entered, the name of choreographer, and a link for viewing the video. In the case of ensembles, please also include a list of the dancers who appear in the video.

Rules:
Videos for soloists should not exceed 3 minutes in length. Videos for groups should not exceed 4 minutes in length.

Choreographies and videos must include all original and new content created by the soloist entering the competition or ensemble director in the case of groups. Using choreographies that have already been performed or another dancer’s choreography are not permitted. Applicants may perform the choreography from their video submission in the final competition if they wish.

All dancers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submission.

Videos:
Please shoot your videos from the front only and in landscape mode. Also ensure that you’re in a well-lit room and that the recording has good sound. Your entire body should be visible for the duration of the video. You don’t have to wear a professional costume or be in full make-up, but your movements and expression should be easy to see.

Videos will be judged on technique, musicality, personality, and originality. For ensembles, we’ll also be examining your synchronicity and formations. The final competition will have the same criteria. The judges will select the winners. In addition, the audience will select a People’s Choice winner for each category.

Finalists are responsible for their own travel, accommodation fares and all fees related to the competition.

If you have any questions, please email 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!