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Meeting ID: 133 285 197
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Meeting ID: 133 285 197
11-NOON Black Sea Dances
NOON-1PM Turkish Roman Footwork
LUNCH BREAK 1-2PM
2-3PM Turkish Roman Gestures
3-5PM Turkish Oryantal, Zils & Veil
All day (6 hours) only $100 (88.50 + tax)
2 hours a la carte for $40
Interac etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or cash or credit card at Mahasti.
2 scholarships available.
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!
Our monthly bellydance showcase is Sat 8/12 at The Casbah!
Raqs Mahasti with special guests
Wild Orhid Belly Dance
Sarita of Ya Amar & Raqs Latinas
Show starts at 7PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. Tickets are $15 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.
306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Eshe will be sharing a 2 hour beginner bellydance workshop at the Cotton Factory on Sun July 30th from 2-4PM.
Link to sign up in advance https://www.bruha.com/event/1142
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
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.
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.
No questions are silly! Let us know if you have any. Contact email@example.com
Eshe is among the nominees for the 41st Women of Distinction Awards in the Art, Culture, Design category.
“YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Awards recognize outstanding women and organizations who are committed to the development of other women and to the overall improvement of the community. The Women of Distinction Awards are nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for women. YWCAs across Canada join in the celebration each year, honouring the remarkable achievements of women.”
Thank you YWCA Hamilton!