New Mommy & Me Class – Next Saturday at Mahasti in Hamilton

Mommy & Me - ages 4 & up!

This is a choreography class meant for children aged 4 and up.  It’s a great way to spend time together and try something new.  There’s no need to be a great dancer or have previous experience.

This class has an optional performance date Saturday December 17th at 7PM.  I try to keep costumes as simple and affordable as possible, often dancers already have the pieces they need at home.  Our last costume was just all black clothing with a hipscarf provided by me.

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Glitter – Bellydance Show in The Casbah, Hamilton

glitter oct.jpgJoin us Sat Oct 20th for bellydance in The Casbah! Guests are Kenzie, Dragonfly, Wild Orchid & Audra Simmons.  Of course Mahasti will be offering up their own spooky takes on the holiday season.  Show starts at 7PM sharp.  Kids under 18 attend for free, everyone else is $15.  The Casbah is located at 306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

September Bellydance Schedule in Hamilton at Mahasti on Concession

If you are new to the studio or new to dance feel free to drop in to Basics, Beginner Skills or Feel Good classes.  With 6+ months of experience you can also drop into Creative Combos on Wednesday nights in September.

New Mommy & Me Session starts Sept 29th (ages 4+).  Kids can dance with any caregiver.

Toddlers & up can drop into Lil Movers.  $5 cash drop in fee.

If you’re on a budget try our Feel Good ($5 cash drop in fee) Tues or Thurs mornings or our pay what you can offerings Mon 7PM or Sat 10:45AM.

If you’re new to the studio you can also try 4 ($39 + tax) or 8 ($55 + tax) classes on Groupon.

We’re located on at 422 Concession (on the Hamilton mountain) near East 17th.

Hamilton International Bellydance Competition in Canada

hibc tix

Tickets on sale now for Hamilton International Bellydance Competition on Sat 9/15!
$25 for an advanced ticket (gets you into the competition, the gala or both!)
Kids under 18 attend for free (as with all of our shows).
Cash at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium or to Eshe. Interac etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com.
Or buy online at

Workshops with Heather Marie in Hamilton at Mahasti

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Expand and Contract 11-1
Let’s explore breath & full body movements. We will begin with dynamic stretching followed by focused dance conditioning sequences to preparing your body and focus the mind. Drills w/ a heavy focus on lines, turns, spins, & extensions will help inspire a more dynamic range of expression in your dance. Come with the intention to refine your movement quality and take your dance to the next level.
 
Synthesis 2-4PM
Applying the techniques from the previous class, you will learn a few fun, yet challenging combinations; fusing soft flowing contemporary technique with good ole’ tribal fusion pop n locking! Fun for the brain and the body! In closing, we will also be exploring group/partner work. (Bring knee pads if you feel you need them as we will be doing some floor work!)
 
Heather Marie Dancer
Coming from generations of Artists, Musicians, and dancers, it was only a matter of time before Heather Marie discovered her love of Middle Eastern Belly Dance. Training for close to two decades, Heather is currently Suhaila Salimpour Level-2 and Jamila-1 Certified. As well as a Fat Chance® Belly Dance Sister Studio of American Tribal Style® belly dance. Heather is Co-Founder and of her performance ensemble, Izgreyala, and Artistic Director of her student troupe, Mandali. Her unique style is rooted in contemporary, Tribal Fusion, Folkloric, and Classic Golden Era style bellydance, sprinkled with Hip Hop, Pop & Lock, and Liquid Dance from the early 90s electronic scene. Intensive studies include Suhaila Salimpour, Kami Liddle, Jill Parker, Carolena Noriccio, April Rose, Zafira and the Indigo to name a few. Spicing it up, Heather Marie also dabbles in the Circus arts, to which she is an Insured Fire Performer and well versed in partner Acro-Balance. Heather teaches throughout the US and Canada, holds weekly dance classes at her home studio in Warren, MI, & is available for skype lessons.
 
A seasoned performer, Heather Marie can list opening for Beats Antique as well as Thomas Dolby in 2012. Performing in full stage productions, such as “Club Belly Dance” with the Belly Dance Super Stars in 2012&13, “Stardust Follies” w/ Kami Liddle and Goldstar Dance Co. in 2015 &16, and “Torch with a Twist”, the longest running Detroit based vaudevillian variety show, among her many accomplishments.
 
$45 for 1 workshop
$75 for both workshops
 
Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
422 Concession, Hamilton
hamiltonbellydance.com

Glitter Bellydance Show at The Casbah in Hamilton

Glitter is a professional, curated bellydance showcase held in The Casbah & open to the public.
The event is hosted the 3rd Saturday of every month by Eshe.
The first show was held in November 2007. This is the 33rd show!
 
Glitter
Sat. July 21
Show 7-8:30PM
$15
 
Doors 6:30PM
All ages.
Kids under 18 attend for free.
 
Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance, Faith Dance & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium studio dancers) with special guests
Heather Marie Dancer
Heather Labonté
Wild Orchid Belly Dance Studio
Ishra & Invoketress Dance
 
The Casbah
306 King W
Hamilton, ON
Nearest public parking lot: 55 Queen St N, Hamilton.
Nearest restaurant La Luna (also 306 King W).
 
Glitter – Bellydance Show in Hamilton
#glitterhamont
hamiltonbellydance.com

Sidewalk Sounds – Free Bellydance Show & Concert on Concession

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As part of Concession BIA, Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium is presenting Sidewalk Sounds‘ Bellydance Stage
 
3rd Friday of the month from May to September
 
Friday July 20th 7-9PM
Angela Josephine
Wild Orchid Belly Dance Studio
Valizan with Shades of Araby
& Raqs Mahasti (Faith Dance, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance, Eshe & studio dancers)
 
FREE!
Bellydance performance & mini lessons!
 
SCHEDULE
7-7:15 Raqs Mahasti
7:15-7:30 Wild Orchid Belly Dance (with Molly Bent & Shag the Salon students)
7:30-7:45 Valizan & Shades of Araby
7:45-8PM Raqs Mahasti
8-8:15PM Angela Josephine
8:15-8:30PM Raqs Mahasti
8:30-8:45PM Valizan & Shades of Araby
8:45-9PM Angela Josephine
There are 5 other musical stages, vendors and local shops! Come & join the fun!
 
LOCATION: Former RBC
555 Concession, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
 
RAIN LOCATION: Mahasti
422 Concession, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
 
hamiltonbellydance.com

Mini Photo Shoot Sessions with Alaina O

We have only 3 slots left for Sunday. 10:30-2:30 is booked solid.  If you need a time slot outside of these hours please let me know. Dancers & non-dancers are welcome.

2:30-3, 3-3:30, 3:30-4 are open

$50 for 30 mins & 5 edited images.

$100 for 60 mins & 10 edited images.

Mahasti is located on the mountain at 422 Concession in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Contact Eshe Yildiz, Alaina Media or Mahasti The Bellydance Emporium on Facebook.  Or email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com