Congratulations HIBC 2017 Solo Finalists!

Congratulations to the Hamilton International Bellydance Competition 2017 Finalists!

Artists are listed in alphabetical order.

Professional Solo Finalists

  1. Alaina
  2. Alexandra
  3. Asteria
  4. Catalina
  5. Claudya Khalida
  6. Vivian Snowdon

Fusion Solo Finalists

  1. Alaina
  2. Alexandra
  3. Jackie Pullar
  4. Natalie Zara
  5. Nimmi Kalra-Brenzil
  6. Siyobin Blanco
  7. Surina Smolsky

Finals will take place Saturday September 9th at The Casbah – 306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Hamilton International Bellydance Competition

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HIBC Hamilton International Bellydance Competition closes tomorrow! Get your videos in! Click on HIBC tab for more details.  We have 4 categories for soloists, ensembles, fusion & traditional dances.  3 mins for soloists. 4 mins for ensembles.  Only $35 for soloists or $70 for groups (including taxes, per category).  Join us! It’ll never be easier or more affordable! This is a great opportunity to push yourself in dance.  No make-up or costumes necessary! We just need to see your dance clearly.

Bellydance Show & Workshops with Anya & Iana in Hamilton

Personal Magic Bellydance workshops with
Iana Komarnytska & Anya Belly Dance
at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
 
Saturday, July 8th
Drum Solo with Iana 10:45AM-12:45PM
Exploratory Movement in Middle Eastern Dance with Anya 1-3PM
 
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com. Cash or credit card at the studio.
 
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.
 
IANA
Iana Komarnytska is an award-winning dancer and choreographer based in Toronto, Canada, specializing in Middle Eastern and Central Asian dance styles. Over the last few years she has taught and performed in dozens of countries including Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Ukraine, USA, Cyprus, Hungary and others. Iana is a graduate from professional dance program of York University, as well as winner of Star Bellydancer Canada 2014 Competition, and International Dance Competition Cairo by Cyprus 2015.
 
ANYA
Anya hails from Edmonton, Alberta where she teaches classes and performs regularly throughout the province. She specializes in working with dancers in unconventional ways to help them become the best dancers they can be; as a performer, she offers emotive and evocative performances that are true to the roots of this dance. She is passionate about the transformative power of Middle Eastern Dance and Music and the complete joy it brings to ones soul.

SHOW
Bellydance in The Casbah
2nd Saturday of every month

Harem vol 22
Sat. July 8th
Show 7-8:30PM
Tickets $15 at the door

Doors 6:30PM
All ages. Kids under 18 are free.

Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium studio dancers) with special guests
Iana Komarnytska
Anya Belly Dance
Helene EdenKassar
BellaDance Hamilton

The Casbah
306 King W
Hamilton, ON

New Session & New Bellydance Classes at Mahasti in Hamilton, ON

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.

 

 

Unlimited Bellydance Pass Sale

1year sale

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.

https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Year-Unlimited-Bellydance-2017-SPECIAL-LIMITED-TO-10-PASSES/p/75603527/category=18890055

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

https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Year-of-Unlimited-Bellydance-Classes/p/75435269/category=18890055

We also have 1, 3 or 6 month passes available if you’re interested in a shorter unlimited pass.

Bollywood with Faith in Hamilton

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Bollywood with Faith at Mahasti
Sun June 11th
11:15AM-1:45PM
$30 (crazy deal!)

Bollywood is back! Suitable for beginners and up, this class presents the style of dance seen in Indian cinema. The dance is cardio-driven, joyful, and often silly, with an emphasis on the fun of dancing together and telling a story through song. Movements are presented from the ground up with modifications offered for all levels, from total beginners to advanced dancers alike! You’ll learn gestures, meaning, and lyrics as we learn a short choreography to pull all these elements together in an expressive dance. Warning: Laughter may ensue!

$30 in cash or credit at the studio, etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or pay online at
Online payment: https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/2-5-Hour-Workshop/p/80134840/category=18890056

at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON
Free parking at our building.

hamiltonbellydance.com
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Thursday Bellydance in June at Mahasti

THURSDAYBELLYDANCE

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.

LatinBelly & Modern Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton

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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

Angela Josephine 11-1
Sarita Gayle Alvarez 2-4

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!

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

Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON
hamiltonbellydance.com
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

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.

Harem vol 20 at The Casbah

 

It’s almost that time! Our monthly showcase at The Casbah featuring Raqs Mahasti as well as guest artists.

Bellydance in The Casbah
2nd Saturday of every month

Harem vol 20
Sat. May 13th
Show 7-8:30PM
Tickets $15 at the door

Doors 6:30PM
All ages. Kids under 18 are free.

Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance & studio dancers) with special guests
Ishra & Invoketress Dance
Anuka Bellydance
Elysium Tribal – American Tribal Style Bellydance
& Athena McQueen (Drag Queen)

The Casbah
306 King W
Hamilton, ON