Upcoming Bellydance Shows in Guelph, Toronto, Hamilton

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2/17 V Day in Guelph

Chai Bella and Ishra & Invoketress Dance present:
V DAY – A Feminist Valentine’s Day Variety Show – Ode to the “V”

Let’s take back the “V” in Valentine’s Day and celebrate vaginas!
This event was created to support local artists and artisans while bringing creative people together for a bold and fun show that you won’t want to miss!
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What you can look forward to:
– Burlesque
– Performance Art
– Belly Dance
– Spoken Word
– Pole Dance
– Art
– Vendors
and more!

Make sure to bring cash to buy goodies from some amazing local feminist vendors!
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DSTRCT – Tickets $15 – Ages 19+
Doors – 8:30pm – come early to browse our vendors!
Show – 9:00pm
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***This is an all-inclusive event, open to all people from all backgrounds and walks of life***


2/25 Hip Hip Hooray at Round Venue in Toronto

Toronto’s monthly bellydance & world music party! Check out performances from our diverse dance community, socializing, and open dance floor.

Doors at 6:30
Performances at 7:30
Dance Party to follow

Cover $10

Lineup featuring:
Raqs Mahasti
Sarita
Heather Labonté
Serpentina North Ensemble


Sat 3/11 Harem vol 18

Bellydance in The Casbah
2nd Saturday of every month

Harem vol 18
Sat. Mar 11th
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
Melissa Gamal
Tribe Maya Fire – American Tribal Style Dance Group
Dragonfly Bellydance
Wild Orchid Belly Dance Studio
Faaria Lynch
Kenzie Lynch
Abigail Bellydance

The Casbah
306 King W
Hamilton, ON

Melissa Gamal of Ya Amar – Egyptian Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton

Back by popular demand – Egyptian Bellydance workshops with Melissa Gamal of Ya Amar

Melissa will be sharing her signature shimmies with us on Sat 3/11 from 11AM to 2PM at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Drum Solo (Shimmy and Layering Technique)
1 hour of technique
2 hours of choreography to apply technique

44.25 + tax = $50
Online payment:
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-workshop-3-hours-total/p/72074891/category=18890056

We also accept cash payment at the studio or etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Free parking at the rear of the studio.

1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
hamiltonbellydancer.com

Followed by a performance at Harem in The Casbah
7-8:30PM Show. Doors 6:30PM
Tickets $15 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.
306 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Audra Simmons at Mahasti – Modern Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton

Sat April 8th
Arms and Hands 11-1PM
Join Audra for a workshop designed to help you develop beautiful, fluid arms and hands.
 
We’ll begin with exercises for finding and mobilizing the upper back and shoulder blades, then move into elbows, wrists and fingers.
 
Then, with Dark Side style, Audra will begin to add details to create further depth of movement, as well as introduce emotive qualities to these movements, as we bring them into short combinations.
 
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested. Suitable for all levels.
 
 
Technique Spotlight 1:30-3:30
This workshop will focus on deepening your understanding and execution of fundamental hip, chest and abdominal movements as we deconstruct the basics in this fun, sweaty workshop!
 
We’ll refine your technique and enhance your muscular control in stationary and moving drills, adding complexity and layers as we go. We’ll see how much we can pile on, where and how it falls apart, and talk about how we can work to be able to do it all.
 
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested, not for absolute beginners. Suitable for all levels.
 
1 workshop $45 ($39.82 + tax)
2 workshops $75 ($66.37 + tax)
 
Online payment:
 
 
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Cash payments also accepted at the studio.

Upcoming Bellydance Workshops

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We are so excited to bring to you some of the brightest stars in the Canadian bellydance scene.  Taking workshops with other instructors is a great way to expand your dance vocabulary, come at your practice from a new angle, learn new ways of creating & being creative as well as meeting other dancers.

Part of our mission at Mahasti is also to support those within our community.

Melissa Gamal is an award-winning dance artist based out of Toronto as well as 1/3 of the renowned dance company Ya Amar.  She’ll be bringing us her signature flawless Egyptian Bellydance on Sat 3/11 and then staying in town to dance at Harem that night in The Casbah.

Sun 3/26 we are having a Fusion Intensive.  Fusion as the name implies is dance mixology, infusing bellydance with other movement practices.  Jackie Pullar from Wild Orchid Bellydance in Hamilton, Zahira from Dragonfly Bellydance in Toronto & Ishra of Invoketress in Guelph will be joining forces to bring you 3 different, playful offerings.

Sat 4/8 will have Audra of The Dark Side Studio & Lavish in Toronto visiting us.  She is a bellydance pioneer.  After her workshops she’ll be dancing that night at Harem in The Casbah.

More details coming soon.

 

Harem – 2nd Sat of every month – The Casbah

harem11Always the highlight of our month – Harem! This is our 11th installment of this decadent, varied & fun show at our home away from home The Casbah (306 King W, Hamilton, ON next door to La Luna).

The show starts at 7PM and is all-ages.  Tickets are $15 at the door.

Each month we also raffle off bellydance classes & tickets to future Harems for local charities.  This month’s charity is Essential Aid.  They provide support to Hamilton mothers & babies.

This month’s show will be on Saturday, August 13th with special guests

Angela Josephine & The Dark Side Student Troupe – Toronto

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Dragonfly Bellydance – Toronto

www.dragonflydance.ca

Wild Orchid Bellydance – Hamilton

www.wildorchidbellydance.com

as well as Mahasti instructors Abigail, Peggy & Eshe!

July Bellydance in Hamilton

We are excited to have so much on the horizon!

Just added today – Sat July 30th Raqs Mahasti will be performing at BellyJam at The Spice Factory! $5 entry.

July 8th we’ll be joining the Elysium Tribal stage at James North Art Crawl.  They set up in front of the Bank of Montreal that is just south of Barton Street.  It’s a great show that features all of the styles within the Hamilton Bellydance community.  And it’s free!

Harem will be on the 9th of July at The Casbah.  (If you’re a student who is interested in performing – let us know! You’re always welcome.  It’s a great chance to go deeper in this dance.  There are some lessons that can only be learned from the stage – but there’s never any obligation or pressure to join us – just an open invite!)

July 17th Peggy will be sharing Celtic Fusion Bellydance for our monthly installment of Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance.  10-11:30AM. All of the money donated will go to SACHA (Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton).  No donation is too small.  Suitable for total beginners.

Questions? Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

July @ Mahasti

Harem 10 – Bellydance Show in Hamilton @ The Casbah

Harem vol 10 Bellydance at The Casbah in HamiltonSat July 9th 6PM Doorsshow from 6_30-8PMTickets $15 at door. All ages.Our monthly show is Saturday, July 9th at The Casbah located at 306 King W, Hamilton.

It will feature Invoketress, Julie of BellyFlow, Wild Orchid Bellydance, Valizan & Shades of Araby as well as Raqs Mahasti (Eshe & Peggy). Our show always features a diverse range of styles & this one is no different -American Tribal Style, Egyptian, Fusion,  Theatrical & more are all on the menu!

Doors open at 6PM. The show starts at 6:30 and lasts til 8PM.

Tickets are $15 at the door.  The event is all ages.  Kids under 12 are free.

Every show we also do a charity raffle & give away tickets to a future Harem or bellydance classes.  This month’s charity will be SACHA (Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton).

Any questions? Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

 

Hamilton Bellydance Workshops, Shows & Classes

June @ Mahasti(1)We have SO much going on this month! It’s crazy to be a month and a half into our new adventure & be booked so solid! We are beyond grateful for your support! Please keep spreading the word & showing the love!  It means so much!

As ever, let us know if you have any questions or comments.  We love hearing from you! Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Try a class, come to a show, join a workshop – we’d love to see you at everything or anything!

Harem vol 9 – Bellydance show in Hamilton

Harem vol 9bellydance showSat 6_11 6PMThe Casbah306 King W$15 at the door(1).jpgJoin us Sat, June 11th for our monthly bellydance performance.

We showcase the best of local passion & talent the 2nd Saturday of each month at The Casbah – 306 King W, Hamilton, Ontario (next door to La Luna).

This month Raqs Mahasti welcomes Abigail, Elysium Tribal & Iana.

Tickets are $15 at the door.  Doors open at 6PM.  The show starts at 6:30! Don’t miss this awesome event!