Learn To Dabke with Dabke Inc at Mahasti


In gratitude for your support, if you’ve taken a workshop with us over the past year you can enjoy this workshop for only $20! Everyone else is $25 + tax (still a steal).

Learn to Dabke with Dabke Inc. at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Sun 4/30

$25 + tax = $28.25

What is Dabke?

“Dabke is a line and formation dance found in the Eastern Arabic countries known as the Levant. The countries involved are Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Iraq. The dance is a proud, communal dance done at most occasions and gatherings.

“The movements consist of walking, leaping, fast footwork, kicks and stomps of feet and heels. The before mentioned movements are all done in unison.”

We’ll be teaching you the basics and foundational structure of dabke. Specifically, the lebanese mejwez style of dabke!

everyone that wants to learn!

The workshop will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

We will be doing a lot of leg work, partner excercises, and most importantly, LEARNING!

Online payment

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.

41st Women of Distinction Awards – Art, Culture, Design Nominee Eshe 

​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.”

Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance for 541 Eatery & Exchange


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 eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

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.

Upcoming Bellydance Workshops


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.


Bellydancer’s Wishlist by Eshe

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

Gypsy Queen Anointing Oil


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