Fusion Bellydance with Angela Josephine

This piece is a delightfully strange adaptation of a song brought to us by Swedish icon and critical darling Robyn and the Norwegian Electronic music duo Royksopp. “Do It Again” by Royksopp and Robyn has been praised for being “flawlessly produced” and “adventurous.” A throbbing electro-pop gem the track features fluttering synths and slamming drums. DIY reviewed it a “a towering edifice of electronic brilliance.”

Come & enjoy this modern tribute to electric circus, inspired by club kids, with a touch of bizarre. The piece will contain both choreography and improvisation and the course will also touch on filming techniques for dance.

Wed 620-720PM ET from August 4-25. Even if you cannot attend the live Zoom class you can still join the party we’ll provide lifetime recordings for everyone attending.

Recommended for those with 1+ years experience in fusion bellydance.

Angela will provide 2 costuming accessories for those participating in the video project. Angela Josephine is a modern fusion dancer living in Hamilton, Ontario. She is known for her expressive and evocative work that combines her 8 years of training in traditional and fusion bellydance with experimental movement concepts. Angela studies at the Dark Side Studio in Toronto under the tutelage of Audra Simmons and is a member of Lavish Dance Company. In 2019 she was awarded the Hamilton Arts Award for Emerging Artist in the Performing Arts category. Most recently, she was honored to be a part of Kami Liddle’s Lockdown Dance Party #7 and has immensely enjoyed navigating the switch to online art and performance. You can study with Angela at Mahasti the Bellydance Emporium where she teaches fusion bellydance workshops.

The reviews are in Angela’s work has been called sophisticated, intense, nuanced, integrated, creative, breath-taking and smooth like silk leaving her audiences stunned and transfixed. Her movement research features amazing control, crisp technique and moving connection.

Learn more about our studio, Mahasti at https://www.facebook.com/hamiltonbellydance

Learn more about Angela JosephineInstagram: @angela.josephine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angela.josephine.376/

New Kpop Dance Cover Session with Faith

New “Butter” dance cover 6 week session from Thursday July 22nd 7-8PM ET + lifetime recordings

A strong contender for song of the summer, NME calls BTS’ Butter “a clean and crisp piece of dance pop that’s undeniably cool without sacrificing immediacy or memorable hooks.” Stereogum described the song as “a full-on retro-disco strutter, a song built for parties. It’s a big, slick party song that targets pleasure receptors with mathematical precision.”

This dance features dynamic isolations, expressive hands and crisp footwork. With warmth & humor Faith will teach you how to be smooth like butter!

Faith is known for being a whimsical snack, a fierce, playful and incredibly physical artist with a gorgeous appreciation of minutia, humor and style. Her classes are an inner child adventure with an animated, encouraging and fabulous guide. Join us for a lesson in control, power, release and flow!

Faith Dance is a bellydance fusion artist & choreographer based out of Brantford, Ontario. In 2018, Faith competed in the Hamilton International Bellydance Competition with a bellydance/K-Pop fusion focus and took 1st place in the Fusion category, as well as receiving a Judges’ Choice Award. In 2019, she took 1st in a New Talent Showcase hosted by Hamilton Burlesque Society. In November 2019, Faith performed as an Apprentice Artist in Collapsing the Night, an immersive dance experience presented by contemporary dance company Aeris Körper. In February 2020, she was one of five choreographers chosen to present their work at Aeris Körper’s Prospects: An Evening of Dance & Discussion in Burlington, Ontario.

Faith currently teaches weekly fusion classes at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium in Hamilton, Ontario.
Learn about our studio https://www.facebook.com/hamiltonbellydance
IG @hamiltonbellydanceLearn more about Faith Dance https://www.facebook.com/FaithDance

6 weeks $60. INVESTMENT
Any 2 video projects $100
All 4 video projects $120
Every class on the schedule – video, zoom, nature $135 (includes all recordings)

30 mins $25
4 x 30 min $80
Interac etransfer eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or paypal esheyildiz@gmail.com

5 Day Choo Choo Shimmy Challenge

Want a killer choo choo shimmy? Join Eshe’s 5 Day Choo Choo Shimmy Challenge.

Not sure what a choo choo shimmy is? It’s an exciting and juicey traveling hip shimmy…Sound like you want to get to work?

Each day get 5-15 minutes of instruction. Optional practice on mat, with weights and blocks. You are the captain of your experience & you get to decide how high to turn up the volume.

Videos are posted in our Shimmy Shine Celebrate facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/216190486666468

Videos are also up on patreon.com/hamiltonbellydance under the $1 tier.

Win $100 for 1 minute of bellydance?!

Eshe is a judge for Bellydance Norway’s The Elements project.

You could win $100USD and fabulous prizes with teachers of your choice for just 1 minute of dance.

I was honored to be invited to perform and judge this project.

Video competitions are a great way to gently enter the competition scene (if that’s your desire). No one knows except the judges! You can film & create at your own pace & the BEST thing (IMO) is that you get to keep all of the progress. No matter how you placed, you retain your growth. You stood up for yourself and said THIS IS ME and that’s brave and amazing.

Details available at https://www.bellydancenorway.no/events

Meeting Jagmeet Singh! Concession BIA

I was thrilled to meet with Jagmeet Singh this week! I am the chair of the Concession Street BIA (Business Improvement Area). We met with Jagmeet & discussed the struggles of small business owners, as well as concerns for the planet & community. We also talked about issues that are near & dear to me like Land Back, trans rights, BLM, support for marginalized & vulnerable workers.

Definitely a highlight as Chair of the board! I spend a lot of time thinking about and putting in to action ways to make our street more connected, safer, super fabulous and exciting! It was really exciting to meet someone who cares so much and is doing so much amazing work.

Just a reminder – no BIA community meeting in August we’ll be back at 9AM on the 3rd Thursday of September!

Summer 2021 Bellydance with Mahasti in Hamilton and online

Dance with Mahasti all summer! POP UP JILLINA WS to benefit Mahasti
https://jillina.mykajabi.com/march-workshop-sales-page…“Mahraganat Shaabi”
Join us July 10 at 6pm PT or July 11st at 10am PT of On-Demand until July 25.

Thurs 7-8PM Kpop with Faith
July 22-Aug 26 (6 weeks)
$60Wed 620-720PM Modern Fusion with Angela Josephine
Aug 4-25 (4 weeks)
$60Sat 12-130PM Turkish Oryantal & Turkish Roman with Eshe
July 24-Aug 28 (6 weeks)
$60Mejance with Jillina (4 weeks/4 hours prerecorded)

Any 2 video projects $100
All 4 video projects $120
Every class on the schedule – video, zoom, nature $135 (includes all recordings)

Bellydance in nature with Eshe

We are located on the east mountain in Hamilton, off of Concession Street.
Session 1:
Mon 7-8PM
June 28, July 5, 12, 19
Wed 730-830PM
June 30, July 7, 14, 21
Session 2:
Mon 7-8PM
July 26, Aug 9, 16, 23
Wed 730-830PM
July 28, Aug 4, 11, 19
1 night four week session $65.
2 nights four week session $100.
Drop in $20.
Additional classes and private classes available upon request.
If it rains class will happen on Zoom.
Interac etransfer to reserve your spot eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or paypal esheyildiz@gmail.com.

Ongoing drop in zoom classes with Eshe
Tues + Thurs 1-130PM, Wed 515-615PM.

30 mins $25
4 x 30 min $80

Recorded classes available on demand at patreon.com/hamiltonbellydance

🧡25% of all studio earnings will go to support 🧡

PAYMENT: interac etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or paypal esheyildiz@gmail.com

New Dance Session on Zoom


610-650PM Shimmy + Sweat: Cardio Class
7-750PM Bellydance Basics
8-930: Little Red Riding Hood
Tree Stream (intermediate level choreo)
Optional: video project
4-440PM Shimmy + Sweat: Cardio Class
450-530PM Style Free Free Style: Creative Movement
7-8PM Hot Hat Heels Fusion with @embers_of_a_boughanfire
12-130PM Little Red Riding Hood
Wolf Stream
Optional: video project
(intermediate level choreo)

Interac Etransfer eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or PayPal monkeybaby121@gmail.com

Recorded classes at patreon.com/hamiltonbellydance

$25USD tier gets you access to all zoom classes + recordings

All times EST

December Drop ins & January Session


Wed Dec 16 8-930PM

Sat Dec 19 12-130PM

“Bells, Bows, Gifts, Trees” 

Fab, Fun and Fierce with 2nd half of this banger

Mon Dec 21

610-740PM Improvisations: Masks, Miming and More

Mon Dec 28

640-740 Get Down Tonight – Gentle Floorwork

8-9PM Shake off Your Snowflakes – Shimmy Drills & Hipwork

Wed Dec 30


Get Down Tonight – Gentle Floorwork

Wed Jan 6


Shoutout to All My Fans – Prop work with fans

Sat Jan 9

1230-130PM HanD Solo – Arms that flow with the force.  Gestures to take over the galaxy.


Monday (Jan 11 – 3 weeks)

640-740PM Turkish Roman

Not cumulative.

8-930PM Raqs Sharqi

Wed (Jan 13 – 3 weeks)

640-740PM Veil (loaners provided)

Not cumulative.

8-930PM Feelin Myself Fusion

Thurs (Jan 14 – 3 weeks)

450-620PM Weirdo Ballet

Optional video project.

7-8PM Kpop Fusion Choreo with Faith

Sat (Jan 16 – 3 weeks)

1040-1140AM Bellydance Basics

Not cumulative. 

12-130PM Weirdo Ballet

Optional video project.


Sun 1/24 Angela Josephine

11-1230PM workshop on Zoom only

1230-1PM circle time

$25 stand alone workshop. +$15 if registering for other classes.

Free if signing up for unlimited.


Limited to 6 people in studio masked & distanced.

All classes available on Zoom and Patreon.


Drop in $20.

3 x 1 hour class $40.

3 x 1.5 hour class $60.

6 classes (mix & match any length) $65.

8 classes (mix & match any length) $80.

$100 unlimited access to all classes including December drop in classes.

All dancers will receive lifetime recordings of classes of any class they register for.

Patreon members – please deduct your membership from class fees.

Dancers must register in advance of classes. 

If these prices are a barrier you are invited (no questions asked) to pay what you can.

Please let me know if you have any requests.

Interac etransfer eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Paypal monkeybaby121@gmail.com

Credit card payment available online.

540 Concession (entrance off of East 21st) Hamilton


November Session

PWYC all next week, bring a cash donation or etransfer (any amount) eshebellydancer@hotmail.com. 100% of donations will go to Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario in honor of Ellery’s Army.

We are limited to 6 spots in studio. Always masked. Always distanced. No touching. Using sanitizer. All of that will continue. We will also be broadcasting on Zoom.

MON OCT 26th

610-740PM – Spell On You by Natacha Atlas

8-930PM – Ghosts (Drum Solo) by Chronis Taxidis

WED OCT 28th

610-740PM – Spell On You by Natacha Atlas

8-930PM – She Wolf by Shakira


Kpop on Zoom (final week)

SAT OCT 31st

12-130PM – She Wolf by Shakira


Sign up early to guarantee class time. ^_^ Sign up this week & pick a FREE Sunday workshop (attend in person or on Zoom or opt to just receive recording)

MON (Nov 2-Dec14)


Follow Your Curiosity

Improvisation, creativity, confidence, stage craft & more.


White Hot Winter

Diva Class.

TUES (Nov 3-Dec 15)


Survival 101

Stay warm with shimmies.


Slinky & Slow

Control, isolation, flow, beauty

WED (Nov 4 – Dec 16)


White Hot Winter

Diva Class.


Survival 101

Stay warm with shimmies.

THURS (Nov 5-Dec 17) * No class Nov 19th* Make Up Date to be announced


Slinky & Slow

Control, isolation, flow, beauty


Kpop Fusion with Faith



Survival 101

Stay warm with shimmies.



11/1 Drum Solo

11/8 Veil

11/15 Floorwork

11/29 Turkish Roman


$75 Subsidized

$100 Regular

$120 Nurturer

2 Classes $180

Unlimited $240


$15 each or all 4 $50

Etransfer eshebellydancer@hotmail.com or pay online at

540 Concession or on Zoom.

Masks required at all times.

Strict 6 person limit per class.