Hamilton International Bellydance Competition 2017

hibc schedule

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.

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

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

10-NOON – Veil
12:30-2:30PM – Technique & Combinations
3-6PM Choreography
2 hour workshop $60CDN
3 hour workshop $85CDN
4 hours (2 x 2 hour workshop) $110CDN
All Day Pass (7 hours) $160CDN
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com, cash or credit card at the studio is also available.


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.



No class Saturday

Raqs Mahasti are studying & performing in Detroit this weekend. No Saturday classes 5/20. We do have regular class on Monday. 

7PM Basics (drop ins welcome) 

8:15PM Turkish Bellydance 

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.”