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.

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Drop in Bellydance in Hamilton at Mahasti – New Classes!

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.)

Thank you for your donation!

Thank you for donating $5206
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.

Hamilton International Bellydance Competition in Canada

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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

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

 

 

Hamilton International Bellydance Competition 2018

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 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 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.

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.


WORKSHOPS

Workshops with Henna for Hamilton International Bellydance Competition 2018 will take place at Mahasti on Sunday, September 16, 2018!

Details coming soon.