Bunny Hop & Seek – Free Bellydance Class

From 3/26 we are moving to the mountain.  Our new address will be 422 Concession Street, Hamilton.

To celebrate with everyone at the Bunny Hop & Seek we’ll be offering a free bellydance class Sat 3/31 10:45-11:45AM.  No experience necessary.  This will be a great class for beginners to come to with options given to experienced dancers to turn up the volume!

From the Concession BIA:

“Saturday March 31st, 2018 between 10am – 3pm.

​”We invite families to come out with the kids for a chocolate Easter Egg Collection from our business storefronts (between Upper Wentworth and Poplar Street). The FIRST 100 children will receive FREE bunny ears!

“Stop by the BIA office at 534 Concession to pick yours up while they last! Then continue along Concession and visit our fabulous stores for more chocolate treats!

“We will also be hosting a HOP & SEEK game! Find the cute stuffed bunny (hidden within some of our storefronts), snap a pic and post on social media using the hashtag #UptownBunnyHop for a chance to win a gift basket (valued at $100)
donated by businesses along the street!

“Draws will take place on Monday April 9th when all the winners will be announced through social media.

​”We will also be inviting local artisanal vendors to join us and we will host a live music performance just outside of Candi Werx’s at 554 Concession Street (between 11am and 2pm).

​”A fun filled day for the entire family. Hope to have you join us!”


Thank you for making a difference in our community!

Each month we donate to a local Hamilton or Canadian charity. We do pay what you can beginner bellydance workshops & also hold a raffle at Harem.

In April 2016 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.
In December we raised $570 for Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario inc.
In January 2017 we raised $155 for 541 Eatery & Exchange’s Button Jar.
In February we raised $150 for Sacha Hamilton.
In March we raised $170 for NGen Youth Centre in Hamilton
In April we raised $110 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
In May we raised $80 for Micah House in Hamilton.
In June we raised $80 for Sacha Hamilton.
In July we raised $130 for Sacajawea Non-profit Housing in Hamilton.
In August we raised $100 for Rainbow Camp.
In September we raised $100 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In October we rised $120 for Sunnybrook Hospital in honor of Angela’s Nonna & Gord Downie.
In November we raised $120 for Thrive Child & Youth Services.
In December we raised $511 for Essential Aid.
In Jauary we raised $130 for Sacha Hamilton.
We’ve raised $4481 since opening in April 2016 for local & Canadian charities

Harem vol 27

Harem is a professional bellydance showcase held in The Casbah & open to the public.
Harem is hosted the 3rd Saturday of every month by Eshe & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium.
The first Harem was held in November 2007.

Harem vol 27
Sat. Jan 20th
Show 7-8:30PM

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

Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium studio dancers) with special guests
Paromita Kar
Kenzie Bellydance
Heather Marie & Mandali
Athena McQueen

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

Harem – Bellydance Show in Hamilton

Heather Marie Bellydance Workshops in Hamilton, Canada

We’re 27% sold out! Heather Marie has opened for Beats Antique & danced with Bellydance Superstars! Don’t miss her visit to Canada! Sat 1/20 she dances at Harem in The Casbah. Sun 1/21 workshops at Mahasti ❤ hamiltonbellydance.com

11-1PM Drills Skills n Thrils
2-4PM Liquid Gold


Drills Skills n Thrills (11am-1pm)
Prepare for Bellydance Bootcamp! This is my jam and such a FUN class! If you want to sweat, work hard, challenge your brain and body, you will not be disappointed after this class! Opening with a focused warm up, digging deep with Dance conditioning, and Drills drills drills that will make your head spin in the best way possible. Providing tools for creating strong, intentional, skillful dancers from the ground up! This high energy class will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and a much deeper understanding of posture, alignment, fundamental technique and timing! All skill levels welcome!
Please bring a yoga mat, water & finger cymbals.

Liquid Gold (2-4pm)
The focus here is slowing down the technical material we covered over in the 1st workshop and adding your own spice to the mix! Fun across the floor movement exercises will challenge the brain, help inspire new movement to and guide you to smoother transitions! Closing the class, We will cover a saucy little number you can take away! No experience is necessary as this class will benefit beginner-advanced students! Taking both workshops is encouraged but not required!

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.


Heather Marie is based in the Detroit area and discovered her love of Middle Eastern Belly Dance in 2002. She is a Fat Chance® Belly Dance Sister Studio certified in GS, TT1 & TT2, within American Tribal Style® belly dance. She is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of her performance ensemble, Izgreyala. Her unique style has various influential flavors from American Tribal Style®, Tribal Fusion, Flamenco, Rajasthani Desert Dance, Folkloric, Classic Modern Egyptian and Gypsy, in addition to Hip Hop/Pop & Lock and Liquid Dance from the early 90s electronic scene. Intensive studies include Mira Betz, Rachel Brice, Kami Liddle, Jill Parker, Zoe Jakes, Carolena Noriccio, April Rose, Heather Stants, Unmata and Zafira, to name a few. Spicing it up, she also dabbles in the Circus arts, to which she is an Insured Fire Performer and well versed in partner Acro-Balance.

A seasoned performer, Heather Marie  can list opening for Beats Antique as well as Thomas Dolby. Performing in full stage productions, such as Club Belly Dance with the Belly Dance Super Stars, Torch with a Twist, the longest running Detroit based vaudevillian variety show, and Dakini Circus among her many accomplishments.

1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

$60 unlimited dance for 30 days! 

30 days of bellydance only $60! Sale on now! Turkish, Lebanese, Egyptian & Fusion bellydance with award-winning instructors plus drilling & basics classes & rotating guest specialty instructors! Start today! Valid for dancers new to the studio only.  No additional discounts, coupons, extensions, exchanges or transfers. 

1 West Ave S Suite 300 Hamilton, Ontario 

Purchase online at https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-MONTH-UNLIMITED-DANCE-$100-OFF/p/98538348/category=18890055

Etransfer, cash or creditcard payment also available. eshebellydancer@hotmail.com.


New Bellydance Session 

New session starts tonight at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium. We’ll be working on Sahar Samara’s absolutely fab entrance number with some combos thrown in from her amazing summer workshops with Ya Amar (check out their upcoming line-up of instructors – pure fire!).  7:10PM Part 1. 8:15PM Part 2.  I recommend an absolute minimum of 6 months bellydance experience before hopping into choreography class (even more helpful if that experience is with Mahasti). I make these recommendations because I really want everyone to have the best possible time.  There is little to no breakdown in a choreo class.  It’s expected that you can travel with shimmies, spin & isolate among other snazzy steps ❤ Students who attend all 4-5 weeks of choreo class are given an invitation (never a summons ^_^ ) to perform at Harem – Bellydance Show in Hamilton.  If that doesn’t sound like you (or you’d rather not do choreo) we have lots of drop in, basic & drilling classes to keep you busy or get you there! hamiltonbellydance.com