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Our next bellydance session starts July 23 if you want to join a choreography lesson. We have drop in classes at the studio that are always on-going so you can start bellydance anytime you like.
Our monthly bellydance showcase is Sat 8/12 at The Casbah!
Raqs Mahasti with special guests
Wild Orhid Belly Dance
Sarita of Ya Amar & Raqs Latinas
Show starts at 7PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. Tickets are $15 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.
306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Eshe will be sharing a 2 hour beginner bellydance workshop at the Cotton Factory on Sun July 30th from 2-4PM.
Link to sign up in advance https://www.bruha.com/event/1142
Quilt of Belonging Exhibit is on now! They also have a lot of other great offerings you should check out!
Peace By Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories
Celebrate Canada’s 150th and share the stories that make Canada special with the Quilt of Belonging exhibit. In addition to the Quilt of Belonging this five week (July 10th to Aug 16th) exhibit will showcase interactive programs, talks, workshops, displays, concerts and much more. http://theheartofontario.com/
Sun July 30th 2-4PM Bellydance Basics with Eshe
Learn the basics of bellydance with Eshe of Mahasti – The Bellyance Emporium an award-winning professional artist. Bellydance is a celebratory, social dance performed at family functions. It’s a gentle and fun dance great for all ages. We’ll start with a brief warm up. We’ll learn and practice some basic movements before stringing them together in a combination. Roughly every 30 minutes we’ll begin work on a new combination. Traveling, shimmies, graceful hands and arms, powerful and playful hip articulations – this workshop will cover it all. At the end of our 2 hour workshop we will have a short cool down. We normally dance barefoot or in socks. We wear yoga or workout gear. There is no need to show your belly. We strongly recommend bringing water.
Everyone is welcome to attend. No experience necessary!
Location: Cotton Factory
270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 3Z4
Mommy & Me class is running at 10AM tomorrow but other classes are cancelled so we can host Iana of Ukraine/Toronto & Anya of Edmonton. Still spots left in both workshops if you feel like pushing yourself in a new direction in bellydance. These chances don’t happen often in Hamilton. It’s a real & rare treat!
Sat July 8th
10:45-12:45 Drum Solo Secrets with Iana
1-3PM Exploratory Movement in Middle Easter Dance with Anya
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
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Drum Solo Secrets with Iana 10:45-12:45
Learn a new exciting drum solo choreography, plus get insights into the choreographing process. Iana will reveal not only her technique tricks, but also explain her choreographic choices and give some tips on structuring your own dance creations. These principles apply either if you are getting ready for a stage performance, or your next gig!
Exploratory Movement in Middle Eastern Dance with Anya 1-3PM
Ready to get a little weird? This class isn’t a “belly dance class” it’s all about movement/energy/intention/focus and how playing with these different aspects of movement can enhance your dance practice and ability. Prepare to get up to get down. We’ll explore various exercises to find comfort and familiarity within transitions.
That night we’ll have our monthly showcase Harem at The Casbah – 306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Doors open at 6:30PM. Show is 7-8:30PM. Tickets are $15 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.
Raqs Mahasti with Anya, Iana, BellaDance & Helene Eden Kassar. Every month we change our line-up & offer a completely new show. You’ll never see the same line-up or same dance twice. Come & see some of our brightest stars!
Yes, we are open tonight Monday July 3rd.
Turkish Bellydance 8:15PM
Saturday our Mommy & Me classes are running as usual but the rest of our classes are cancelled so we can offer workshops with Anya & Iana
10:45-12:45 Drum Solo Secrets with Iana
1-3PM Exploratory Movements in Middle Eastern Dance
$45 for one
$75 for both
Congratulations to the Hamilton International Bellydance Competition 2017 Finalists!
Artists are listed in alphabetical order.
Professional Solo Finalists
- Claudya Khalida
- Vivian Snowdon
Fusion Solo Finalists
- Jackie Pullar
- Natalie Zara
- Nimmi Kalra-Brenzil
- Siyobin Blanco
- Surina Smolsky
Finals will take place Saturday September 9th at The Casbah – 306 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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)
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
2 hour workshop $60CDN
3 hour workshop $85CDN
4 hours (2 x 2 hour workshop) $110CDN
All Day Pass (7 hours) $160CDN
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