Newest calendar. Check out all of our classes, workshops, shows & special events happening in Hamilton.
Eshe is in The Spec for her nomination in the Art, Culture, Design nomination for the 41st Women of Distinction Awards.
“Executive officer of YWCA Hamilton Christopherson says the strong showing serves to “remind us that women are taking leadership roles and sitting at the leadership table, however they choose to lead.”
“This is so important, she added, as “we still live in a world where communities are still primarily run by men. This (the Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards) is providing a platform for hope, the hope that young women, women of all ages, will be inspired to aspire to leadership. It’s an opportunity to show solidarity and the strength of women in this community.”
Our next show at The Casbah is Sat Feb 11th.
Doors at 6:30PM
Tickets are available at the door. $15. Kids under 18 are free.
306 King St W, Hamilton, ON.
Bellydance showcase 2nd Saturday of every month at The Casbah
Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy & studio dancers) with guests
Shades of Araby
Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance to support 541 – Eatery & Exchange‘s button jar. 1 Button = $1. Buttons can be exchanged by those who need them to buy the affordable, healthy & tasty noms available at 541.
More info at: http://fivefortyone.ca/exchange/
Thursday 12/22 7:30-9PM Shimmies
Tuesday 12/27 7:30-9PM Travelling Moves
Perfect for the total beginner. No experience necessary.
No donation is too small. All money collected goes to 541.
Come to 1 or both.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each month Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium offers Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance workshops. We want to bring affordable art & culture classes to the community while also supporting local charities that enrich the lives of Canadians.
We will also be raffling off bellydance lessons at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium & tickets to a future Harem at Harem 16 our monthly bellydance showcase on Sat 1/14 in Hamilton @ The Casbah in support of 541’s button jar.
In April 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.
We’ve raised $1955 since opening in April for local & Canadian charities.
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.
Save on bellydance classes for you or someone you love. Join us in downtown Hamilton at 1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton.
20% off regularly priced class card packages using the coupon code: FRIDAY. The sale will be up through the weekend.
We have also released a limited run of 1 year unlimited bellydance class cards for $1000.
Here are some of my favorite picks from indie & bellydance artists (or both).
Mother Tareka & The Rebel Funktion – PWYC
Beats Antique “ShadowBox” $9.99USD or more
Glitter Balm by Laura Selenzi RESTOCKING
Cosmetic grade bioglitter balm handmade with cocoa butter, shea butter & essential oils in your choice of gold, silver, blue or pink.
Fat Chance Bellydance Anointing Oil $44USD
JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES
Hand Made Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings by Kami Liddle $117.14CAD
Superfan by Silkdancer RESTOCKING
Fan is approx 54″ wide x 2 yards long, 5mm habotai silk dyed in a circular pattern
Faux Assuit Cleopatra Maxi Skirt by Melodia $189USD
Faux Assuit Allie Crop Top SALE $49USD
Sahar Samara in Toronto
Bellydance in The Casbah
2nd Saturday of every month
Harem vol 15
Sat. Dec 10th
Pay What You Can in support of Essential Aid Infant Food Bank
All ages. Kids are welcome.
Raqs Mahasti (Eshe & Mahasti dancers) with special guests
Tribe Maya Fire
Wild Orchid Bellydance
306 King W
Bellydance Fusion Intensive – Sun March 26th at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
Jackie Pullar of Wild Orchid Belly Dance Studio in Hamilton
Zahira of Dragonfly Bellydance in Toronto
Ishra of @[231558880192246:Ishra & Invoketress Dance] in Guelph
* Full details coming soon
All Day Advanced Pass $120.00 including taxes
$130.00 Day Of
A La Carte Worshops
Jackie Pullar $30
Jackie & Zahira $80
Ishra & Zahira $100
Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON
Our next session starts 10/30 at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium. Enjoy 50% off on Groupon. https://www.groupon.com/deals/mahasti-the-bellydance-emporium
Full-time students can use the coupon code STUDENT to receive 50% off their class card purchases. https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/Bellydance-Classes/c/18890055/offset=0&sort=normal
Until 10/31 returning students can use the coupon code BOO2016 to discount classes by 20%! https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/Bellydance-Classes/c/18890055/offset=0&sort=normal
We offer Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese & Fusion Bellydance classes with 6 drop-in classes a week with award-winning teachers.
MON 7PM Basics 8:15 Turkish Bellydance Choreography
TUES 6:20PM Basics 7:30 Lebanese Drop-in Bellydance 8:40 Egyptian Drop-in Bellydance
WED 7PM Egyptian Bellydance Choreography 8:15 Modern Bellydance Choreography
THURS 7PM Egyptian Drop-in Bellydance 8:15 Egyptian Choreography
SAT 10AM Kids (Caregiver & Me- special discounted pricing) 10:45AM Basics 11:50 Top 40 Bellydance Choreography 12:55 Modern Bellydance Choreography
1 West Ave S, Suite 300 (3F) Hamilton, ON, Canada.