Bollywood & K-pop with Faith at Mahasti in Hamilton


Join Faith for Bellydance Basics at 7PM on Thursdays in November. New K-pop + Bellydance Fusion Choreography at 8:05PM from 11/8.

In December join her for Bollywood Basics in the 7PM timeslot.


Mosaic Bellydance Show in Guelph

Join Ishra & Invoketress Dance and special guest performers as we explore the vast mystical realm of DIVINATION at our 12th biennial MOSAIC – Bellydance Fusion Show! Only 7 seats left!

Ishra Shirley Blanco
Ishra & Invoketress Dance Troupe
Divine Eclipse

Special Guest Dancers:
Anuka Bellydance
Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
Shades of Araby
Tribe Mayafire
Wild Orchid Belly Dance Studio

Musical Guest: Adrian Raso

To help you prepare for a fulsome show experience, we recommend you unravel your own divine mysteries through our resource page prior to the show:

Tickets: $29 via the River Run Centre box office. Event link:

Glitter – Bellydance Show in The Casbah, Hamilton – Sat Nov 17th

Glitter is a professional, curated bellydance showcase held in The Casbah & open to the public.
The event is hosted the 3rd Saturday of every month by Eshe.
The first show was held in November 2007. This is the 38th show & our 11th anniversary!

Sat. Nov 17th
Show 7-8:30PM
$15 at the door

Doors 6:30PM
All ages.
Kids under 18 attend for free.

Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance, Faith Dance & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium studio dancers) with special guests
Heather Marie Dancer
Paromita Kar
Sayuri Bellydance
Ishra & Invoketress Dance
Egyptian Dance Academy

The Casbah
306 King W
Hamilton, ON
Nearest public parking lot: 55 Queen St N, Hamilton.
Nearest restaurant La Luna (also 306 King W).

Glitter – Bellydance Show in Hamilton

Closed for Turkey Day

Just a reminder we are closed Monday October 8th for Turkey Day.  The new session starts from Tuesday October 9th.

We’re also closed Wednesday October 31st but we’ve put a few extra classes on the calendar to make up for it.  They’re all pay what you can so even if you don’t have a class card you can drop by!

We have fundraisers for The Bridge, Essential Aid & Thrive on the calendar too.  Come out & support some amazing causes at Mahasti!

Got a Groupon? New to the studio or new to the dance?

I recommend Basics or Feel Good classes if you new to the studio or new to the dance.

This week my (Eshe’s) Basics & Feel Good classes will focus on Hagallah – a root dance of bellydance.  We’ll learn earthy hips, traveling steps, traditional rhythm and a dash of history at Mon 7PM, Tues 10AM,  Thurs 10AM & Sat 10:45AM classes.

Looking for modern or fusion Basics? Try Angela’s Wed 6:05PM class or Faith’s Thurs 7PM class.

Just like ballet, you never get past doing the basics.  They’re an integral part of the study.  We have students who have been dancing for 18 years who still come to Basics.  You’re never locked in, your pass is good for all classes at the studio.  My strong recommendation is trying a Basics class for your 1st time at Mahasti.

Wednesdays at 7:10PM Angela is also leading an intermediate drop in class if that’s more your style.

Sat 9/15 is Hamilton International Bellydance Competition – NO CLASS

Saturday September 15th we are closed because it’s time for HIBC.

Here’s our schedule for Hamilton International Bellydance Competition on Sat 9/15 at The Casbah
2:45PM doors open
3PM opening remarks
3:05PM Professional Solo
3:45PM break & People’s Choice voting
4PM Fusion Solo
Natalie Zara
4:33PM break & People’s Choice voting
4:40PM Ensemble
Les Etincelles
Wild Orchid Belly Dance
break & People’s Choice voting
5PM results & break
6:30PM doors open
Set 1 7PM Gala Show
Mahasti Mommy & Me
Angela Josephine Crew
Briar Lian Graovac
Ishra & Invoketress Dance
Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
Tevec Ibrahim
Les Etincelles
Faith Dance
Wild Orchid Belly Dance Studio
Set 2 8:10PM
Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance
Angela Josephine
Melissa Gamal
Henna the Bellydancer
$25 to one event or both
The Casbah
306 King St W, Hamilton
Parking: 55 Queen St N, Hamilton
Nearest restaurant: La Luna 306 King St W, Hamilton