Hamilton International Bellydance Competiton

We are crazy excited & proud to be bringing this event to Hamilton, our hometown.  We absolutely need your support for it to lift up & off the ground.  We’d love to see you at the competition, gala show and/or workshops.

 

HIBC 2017 Schedule

Sat Sept 9th

3-5PM Competition at The Casbah – 306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada ($20 at the door, or combine your ticket with Gala Show $25)

7-8:30PM Gala Show at The Casbah ($20 at the door or combine your ticket with the competition $25)
Advance etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or cash or credit card at the studio.
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/HIBC-Ticket-Competition-&-Gala-Show/p/86716625/category=21437093

8:30PM After Party at The Casbah Lounge (FREE!)

Sun Sept 10th workshops with Henna at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Veil Poetics 10AM – NOON
Express the music through silk veil for bellydance in this workshop focusing on phrasing, nuance, punctuation and fluidity. Henna shares her technique for easeful yet exciting veil performance. Our focus will be on clarifying shapes that fit the mood and and sound of the music, upon which your own embellishments can emerge.

Pure Romance 12:30-2:30
Love, romance, and desire fuel the movements in this workshop full of juicy combinations. We’ll use precise pathways and relaxed carriage to achieve an aesthetic that makes you and your audiences swoon.

Oum Kalthoum Choreography 3-6
Drop into the soul of Egyptian music in this choreography to the Oum Kalthoum classic, “Lessa Faker (Do you remember?)”. While learning a choreography to one of the most loved Egyptian songs, Henna will illustrate and explain her method of dancing to some of the most beautiful yet challenging pieces of music for bellydancers.

10-NOON – Veil
12:30-2:30PM – Technique & Combinations
3-6PM Choreography
2 hour workshop ($53.10 + tax) $60CDN
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/2-Hour-Workshop-HIBC/p/80583484/category=21437093
3 hour workshop ($75.22 + tax) $85CDN
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/3-Hour-Workshop/p/80583494/category=21437093
4 hours (2 x 2 hour workshop) ($97.35 + tax) $110CDN
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/2-x-2-Hour-Workshop-at-HIBC/p/80583505/category=21437093
All Day Pass (7 hours) ($141.59 + tax) $160CDN
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/All-Day-Workshop-Pass/p/80583477/category=21437093
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com, cash or credit card at the studio is also available.

HIBC FINALISTS COUPON: HIBC2017 to save 15%

hamiltonbellydance.com

Bellydance Workshops with Angela Josphine in Hamilton at Mahasti

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Angela Josephine of Lavish takes over Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium for 1 day this September!
 
Sat Sept 24th
 
Technique Tackle Box (11 to 1pm)
 
Join Angela in a two hour workshop dedicated to working on your bellydance technique. Angela will take you through some of her go-to drills for keeping your technique sharp as a tack. Get ready to work your brain while working up a sweat!
 
All bellydance styles and levels welcome. Not recommended for absolute beginners to bellydance.
 
Silky Sharp (2 to 4pm)
 
Take some of your newly polished technique and apply it to sections of a new choreography created by Angela. This piece is smooth as butter with oodles of sharp accents and is infused with lots of Angela’s signature style. Expand on the technique and explore the expressiveness of these modern fusion combos.
 
All bellydance styles and levels welcome. Not recommended for absolute beginners to bellydance.
 
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com. Cash or credit card at the studio.
 
ANGELA JOSEPHINE
Angela Josephine is a Modern Fusion Bellydancer studying at The Dark Side Studio in Toronto, Ontario under the tutelage of Audra Simmons and Heather Labonté. She is a member of Lavish Dance Company and The Dark Side Studio Student Troupe. She was most recently part of the full length show Fragment Repair- A New Show by Lavish.
 
Angela began studying bellydance in 2012 at Serpentine Studios in Halifax, NS taking traditional and tribal fusion bellydance with teachers Laura Selenzi and Monique Ryan. She was a member of Mahari Tribal and the Serpentine Student Troupe. She also studied Bharatanatyam with Suneetra Karam-Singh.
 
Angela enjoys enriching her dance education by travelling to take workshops with other dancers and getting nerdy talking about all things dance.
 
MAHASTI THE BELLYDANCE EMPORIUM
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
hamiltonbellydance.com

Show & Specialty Bellydance Workshops at Mahasti

Mommy & Me class is running at 10AM tomorrow but other classes are cancelled so we can host Iana of Ukraine/Toronto & Anya of Edmonton.  Still spots left in both workshops if you feel like pushing yourself in a new direction in bellydance.  These chances don’t happen often in Hamilton.  It’s a real & rare treat!

Sat July 8th

10:45-12:45 Drum Solo Secrets with Iana

1-3PM Exploratory Movement in Middle Easter Dance with Anya

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. 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.

That night we’ll have our monthly showcase Harem at The Casbah – 306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Doors open at 6:30PM.  Show is 7-8:30PM.  Tickets are $15 at the door.  Kids under 18 are free.

Raqs Mahasti with Anya, Iana, BellaDance & Helene Eden Kassar.  Every month we change our line-up & offer a completely new show. You’ll never see the same line-up or same dance twice.  Come & see some of our brightest stars!

Fusion Intensive 2 with Sarita & Angela Josephine

Bellydance Fusion Intensive – Sun June 4th at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Angela Josephine 11-1
Sarita Gayle Alvarez 2-4

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

DETAILED WORKSHOP INFO
Coming soon ^_^fusionintensive2

Personal Magic Bellydance Workshops with Anya & Iana

 

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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.

Audra Simmons – Modern Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton, Ontario

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Mahasti warmly welcomes bellydance pioneer Audra Simmons back to Mahasti. Details below.
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON, Canada
hamiltonbellydance.com
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Morning workshops followed by a performance at Harem in The Casbah.
306 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

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 -SOLD OUT!
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) SOLD OUT

Online payment:
1 workshop https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Workshop-2-hours-total/p/64748412/category=18890056

2 workshops https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/2-Workshops-4-hours-total/p/64748410/category=18890056

Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Cash payments also accepted at the studio.

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

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.

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

www.lavishdance.com

Dragonfly Bellydance – Toronto

www.dragonflydance.ca

Wild Orchid Bellydance – Hamilton

www.wildorchidbellydance.com

as well as Mahasti instructors Abigail, Peggy & Eshe!

Audra of Lavish in Hamilton – Bellydance Workshops

We are delighted to be hosting Audra of Lavish & The Dark Side Studio in Hamilton

Sunday, June 5th

11AM-1PM Dark Side Technique

2-4PM Dark Side Choreography

$65 in advance for both (including HST)

$75 at the door for both (including HST)

$45 for a single workshop (including HST)

Contact: eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
hamiltonbellydance.com

1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON

Sign up for one or both of the workshops at https://mahasti.ecwid.com/
We can also accept interac payments. Credit card or cash payments are available at the studio.
After online purchase please contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com & specify you’d like to dance with Audra

Dark Side Technique
Join Audra as we take a look at basic belly dance technique, and playfully turn it on its head, Dark Side style.

Universal belly dance movements and isolations will be examined and drilled as we work to deconstruct and separate the pieces. With this deconstruction, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and begin the path to moving with unrivalled versatility.

Arms, undulations and feet will be addressed, and if time permits we will visit the hip figure 8 family and hip circles.

Please bring water, and a sense of humor. Laughing and sweating may occur.

This workshop is open to all styles and levels of dancers with some previous experience with belly dance. Not recommended for absolute beginners.
No previous experience with Dark Side technique is required.

Dark Side Choreography
Come and learn an original choreography by Audra that embodies belly dance and beyond.

Performed to a beautiful electronic song, you’ll learn the basic movements phrases, and then integrate concepts such as weight, breath, and suspension as we bring them to life.

This workshop is open to all styles and levels of dancers with some previous experience with belly dance. Not recommended for absolute beginners.

Taking the Dark Side Technique workshop is highly recommended, but not required.