Pay What You Can Bellydance for Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton SACHA

Friday, Feb 3rd 7-8:30PM
Bellydance to Beyonce’s “Hold Up”sachafeb

Pay What You Can Bellydance to support SACHA

VISION

SACHA envisions a world free of violence and oppression.

MISSION

SACHA is a feminist, non-profit, community-based organization of women guided by anti-racist and anti-oppressive values. Understanding the dynamics of gender and power in sexual violence, our programs will:

1) Provide services to people who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lives.

2) Work to end violence and oppression through education, advocacy, coalition-building, community partnerships and activism.

3) Work towards the equitable inclusion of all women

SACHA will challenge social and political structures and systems that contribute to the experience of violence, oppression, and exploitation of all people.

Services are confidential and free of charge. We respect the right to safety and privacy.

More info at: http://sacha.ca/

Friday Feb 3rd 7-8:30PM

Bellydance to Beyonce’s “Hold Up”

Every month we offer 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.

No donation is too small.

100% of all money collected goes directly to charity.

We are located at 1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON.

We are near the Canadian Tire downtown & across the street from the First Place building.  Free parking is available at the rear of the building.

In April 2016 when we opened 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.
We’ve raised $2680 since opening in April for local & Canadian charities

Follow us on instagram @hamiltonbellydance or on Facebook to find out the latest info for our PWYC offerings

https://www.facebook.com/hamiltonbellydance/?fref=ts

Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com with questions or to RSVP.

Melissa Gamal of Ya Amar – Egyptian Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton

Back by popular demand – Egyptian Bellydance workshops with Melissa Gamal of Ya Amar

Melissa will be sharing her signature shimmies with us on Sat 3/11 from 11AM to 2PM at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Drum Solo (Shimmy and Layering Technique)
1 hour of technique
2 hours of choreography to apply technique

44.25 + tax = $50
Online payment:
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-workshop-3-hours-total/p/72074891/category=18890056

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.
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
hamiltonbellydancer.com

Followed by a performance at Harem in The Casbah
7-8:30PM Show. Doors 6:30PM
Tickets $15 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.
306 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Audra Simmons at Mahasti – Modern Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton

Sat April 8th
Arms and Hands 11-1PM
Join Audra for a workshop designed to help you develop beautiful, fluid arms and hands.
 
We’ll begin with exercises for finding and mobilizing the upper back and shoulder blades, then move into elbows, wrists and fingers.
 
Then, with Dark Side style, Audra will begin to add details to create further depth of movement, as well as introduce emotive qualities to these movements, as we bring them into short combinations.
 
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested. Suitable for all levels.
 
 
Technique Spotlight 1:30-3:30
This workshop will focus on deepening your understanding and execution of fundamental hip, chest and abdominal movements as we deconstruct the basics in this fun, sweaty workshop!
 
We’ll refine your technique and enhance your muscular control in stationary and moving drills, adding complexity and layers as we go. We’ll see how much we can pile on, where and how it falls apart, and talk about how we can work to be able to do it all.
 
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested, not for absolute beginners. Suitable for all levels.
 
1 workshop $45 ($39.82 + tax)
2 workshops $75 ($66.37 + tax)
 
Online payment:
 
 
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Cash payments also accepted at the studio.

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.”
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7075756-2017-hamilton-women-of-distinction-awards-nominees/

41st Women of Distinction Awards

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Eshe is among the nominees for the 41st Women of Distinction Awards in the Art, Culture, Design category.

“YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Awards recognize outstanding women and organizations who are committed to the development of other women and to the overall improvement of the community. The Women of Distinction Awards are nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for women. YWCAs across Canada join in the celebration each year, honouring the remarkable achievements of women.”

Thank you YWCA Hamilton!

 

Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance for 541 Eatery & Exchange

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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.

Holiday Schedule

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We are running on a slightly modified schedule during the holidays.  There will be no Tuesday or Thursday classes.  We will be extending your class cards an extra 2 weeks to make up for it.

Thurs Dec 22, Tues Dec 27, Thurs Dec 29, Tues 1/3  – no regular class instead 7:30-9PM Pay What You Can

Sat Dec 24, Sat Dec 31 (regular schedule)

10-10:30 AM Caregiver  & Me Kids Bellydance

10:45AM Bellydance Basics (Drop ins welcome)

11:50 Top 40 Bellydance Choreography

12:55 Modern Bellydance Choreography

Mon Dec 26, Mon Jan 2 (regular schedule)

7PM Bellydance Basics (Drop ins welcome)

8:15PM Turkish Bellydance Choreography

Wed Dec 28, Jan 4 (regular schedule)

7PM Egyptian Bellydance Choreography

8:15PM Modern Bellydance Choreography

If you want to dance, we are here for you.  If you’re a bit busy, enjoy the 2 week extension on your class card & come back refreshed in the new year.  As ever, if you have questions please contact Eshe at eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

We’re located at 1 West Ave S, Suite 300 (3F), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Upcoming Bellydance Workshops

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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.