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
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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!
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.
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.
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
We also have 1, 3 or 6 month passes available if you’re interested in a shorter unlimited pass.
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Join us Sat June 3rd for a FREE Basics class at 10:45AM. No strings. Just come (with water & wearing clothes you can move freely in, socks or dance shoes if you want but bare feet is great too)
We are in downtown Hamilton at 1 West Ave S, Suite 300 (3F), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. There is free parking at our building. Join us!
7PM Pay What You Can / Drop In Bellydance
Drop in to this class anytime you are free. We’ll cover the building blocks of bellydance. Perfect for the total beginner or those dancers looking to refine their technique. This class also acts as a bridge class to our choreography offerings. We work a little slower & with more focus but you’re still doing the “real stuff.” Sometimes we do combinations, other times we pick a shape or a style to explore. We might pick a movement family like shimmies or traveling (just a fancy word for walking around the dance floor). If all of this means nothing to you – don’t fret! We’ll explain it all from the ground up.
8PM Performance Prep
We’ll be exploring improv skills, props and talking about elements that will take your performance to the next level. We’d recommend you get a few lessons under your hip scarf before diving into this class.
This schedule runs until Thurs 6/29.
Expand your bellydance vocabulary with our 2nd Fusion Intensive. This is the first time ever these artists have taught together! It’s a special chance to study with them both!
LatinBelly with Sarita
Distorted Charm with Angela Jospehine
Bellydance Fusion Intensive – Sun June 4th at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
11-1 Distorted Charm with Angela Josephine of Lavish (Toronto)
Join Angela in a workshop exploring the elements of her unique style. Equal parts moody, dramatic, strange and alluring: this is Distorted Charm.
We will begin with a warmup, followed by a review of essential technical components and drills. We will then incorporate the technique into original combinations.
All dance styles and levels welcomed. Not recommended for absolute beginners to bellydance.
‘Sabrosura’ LatinBelly workshop with Sarita of Ya Amar (Toronto) 2-4PM
We will explore the delicious combination of bellydance movement repertoire with various Cuban/Caribeño steps and music!
Sarita’s signature style, ‘LatinBelly’, blends her Bellydance repertoire together with her extensive training in Cuban/Caribeño dance forms including Cubaton/reggaeton, timba, merengue, mambo, pilón, bachata, and more! 👉🏼Esto es lo que hay 👈🏼 No se lo pierde! Arriba a bailar!
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Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON
We have free parking at our studio. We also have a fridge, microwave, oven & kitchen if you want to bring your own lunch. Dennigers, Tim Hortons & a few convenience stores are all within a 2 minute walk of the studio.
Our next choreography sessions start May 25, June 23, July 23, Aug 21. We recommend starting week 1 if you’re new to dance.
We also have on-going drop in classes so you can start learning bellydance anytime you like!
Monday 7PM Basics with Eshe
Tuesday 6:20PM Basics, 7:30 Drop in Lebanese, 8:40 Drop in (Pay What You Can) Egyptian with Peggy
Thursday 7PM Basics (Pay What You Can) with Eshe
Saturday 10:45AM Basics with Eshe
Full-time students in highschool, college or university always enjoy 50% off discount.
If it’s your first class you can also enjoy up to a 50% off discount. 4 classes ($39 + tax) $44 or 8 classes ($55 + tax) $62.
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We are excited to expand both our Basics & our Pay What You Can offerings from March 23.
7PM Bellydance Bascis – Drop in & Pay What You Can
8:15PM Improvisational Tribal Style/American Tribal Style
Starting Thursday 3/23 we’ll be opening another Bellydance Basics class at 7PM with Eshe. It will be a Pay What You Can class. You can use your classcard if you have one or make a donation. The choice is yours. We want to make sure everyone in Hamilton that wants to dance is dancing! This is a drop in class meaning you can start any time (on or after 3/23). You don’t have to commit to coming to every week (although you are most welcome to). We will be talking about good posture, weight changes, traveling, isolations, shimmies, arm & hand movements, hip articulations, transitions – basically all of the building blocks of bellydance. Like our other basics classes, this offering will also be a bridge to choreography so if you wish to eventually transition you can do so with ease.
We’ll also be offering a new ITS/ATS class lead by Eshe at 8:15PM.
ITS – Improvisational Tribal Style is a freestyle dance format inspired by Carolena Nericcio’s American Tribal Style. Moving like a flock of birds or school of fish, we’ll use the body to communicate intent. ITS is like a language, after we learn a shared vocabulary we are able to have spontaneous conversation. With a turn of the head, hand gesture or foot placement the leader will cue a preset combination. This dance is great for being in the moment, creating art right out of thin air while listening to the music, as well as joyous and playful group work. The roots of this dance are Egyptian, featuring both folklore and traditional bellydance. The ITS we explore will also be peppered with bits of Indian and Spanish fusion as well as theatrical & modern dance stylizations.
We will also explore the founding San Francisco style ATS.