Join 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.
You’re welcome to drop into these classes any time. No reservation necessary. All levels & styles are welcome. No experience required. We have some students who take Basics & have been dancing 15+ years. Explore rhythm, props, drills, combinations, folklore, fusion, Egyptian raqs sharqi, Turkish oryantal and more in this exploration of the foundation of dance. A challenging and fun class no matter your dance history.
Mon 7PM PWYC Basics (This class & Sat 10:45AM has a pay what you can option for those of you who can’t afford a regular class card or if you want to try a class before committing.)
Tues 10AM Feel Good Bellydance ($5 cash drop in fee. This class is discounted as my children attend it. You can also use your class card or Groupon)
Wed 6:05PM Basics with Angela
Thurs 10AM Feel Good Bellydance ($5 cash drop in fee. This class is discounted as my children attend it. You can also use your class card or Groupon)
Thurs 7PM Basics with Faith
Sat 10:45AM PWYC Basics (This class & Sat 10:45AM has a pay what you can option for those of you who can’t afford a regular class card or if you want to try a class before committing.)
We also have an intermediate drop in class. Wed 7:10PM Creative Combos with Angela (6 months experience recommended for this drop in class. This class is running in our 9/9 session only. In October it will switch to drills.)
Free Bellydance Show today in Gage Park with Mahasti as part of Harvestfest! We are on at 1:30 and 3:15PM! Join us in Hamilton today!
You’ve raised $5206 for local & Canadian charities! Thank you!
In April 2016 we raised $530 for Sacha Hamilton
In May we raised $300 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada
In June we raised $130 for the youth of Attawapiskat.
In July we raised $230 for Sacha Hamilton.
In August we raised $120 for Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario inc.
In September we raised $85 for Food4Kids as well as $385 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In October we raised $80 for Immigrants Working Centre
In November we raised $95 for Thrive Child & Youth Services.
In December we raised $570 for Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario inc.
In January 2017 we raised $155 for 541 Eatery & Exchange’s Button Jar.
In February we raised $150 for Sacha Hamilton.
In March we raised $170 for NGen Youth Centre in Hamilton
In April we raised $110 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
In May we raised $80 for Micah House in Hamilton.
In June we raised $80 for Sacha Hamilton.
In July we raised $130 for Sacajawea Non-profit Housing in Hamilton.
In August we raised $100 for Rainbow Camp.
In September we raised $100 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In October we rised $120 for Sunnybrook Hospital in honor of Angela’s Nonna & Gord Downie.
In November we raised $120 for Thrive Child & Youth Services.
In December we raised $511 for Essential Aid.
In January 2018 we raised $130 for Sacha Hamilton.
In February we raised $150 for Empowerment Squared.
In March we raised $200 for 541 Eatery & Exchange’s Button Jar.
In April we raised $225 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
In June we raised $30 for Pride Hamilton & $120 for Rainbow Camp.
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 email@example.com
We have a booth 10AM – 8PM with lots of giveaways in front of Papa Leo’s (near E 25th).
10:45-11:45AM we’ll be having a FREE class at Mahasti (422 Concession near E17th)
3:30PM we’ll be performing on the community stage
Hope to see you at Streetfest!
2018 Hamilton International Bellydance Competition
Cost to enter Phase 1 (video):
$35 CAD (per category) for soloists
$70 CAD (per category) for ensembles (groups)
Online judges: Michelle Sorensen & Farasha of Tokyo
Finalist judges: Henna of Datura Online, Melissa Gamal
Application fees may be paid at https://mahasti.ecwid.com/. Please note – all application fees are non-refundable.
Successful finalists will be responsible for an additional $50 fee (per soloist or per ensemble). Successful finalists, if they wish, may apply this fee towards a full day workshop purchase with Henna.
All applicants will receive a ticket to attend the competition & gala show for themselves for free. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
How it works:
Seven solo and five ensemble finalists will be chosen per category from video submissions. There are three categories – professional solo, fusion solo, and ensemble. Professional applicants should use traditional Middle Eastern bellydance music. They may present any traditional bellydance style from raqs sharqi to folklore. Fusion applicants and ensembles 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). If you are not sure who may be available in September, we strongly recommend dancing with extra performers.
The application period opens Monday, March 12, 2018 at 9 a.m. EDT.
The application deadline is Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9 a.m. EDT. All videos and entry fees must be submitted before the deadline.
After being selected, finalists in each category will be contacted by email by Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT. Their names will also appear on our website. The final competition will take place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from September 15, 2018.
After uploading your HIBC video to YouTube, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 content created by the soloist entering the competition or ensemble director in the case of groups. Using another dancer’s choreography is 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.
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 email@example.com.
Workshops with Henna for Hamilton International Bellydance Competition 2018 will take place at Mahasti on Sunday, September 16, 2018!
Details coming soon.