We are now located at 422 Concession St, Hamilton, Ontario


7PM PWYC Drop in Basics

8:05PM Bellydance Choreography 1


9:30-10AM Lil Movers (Drop in $5) for 18 months & up

10-11AM Feel Good Bellydance (Drop in $5) – open to beginners

4-4:45 Kids Bellydance ($5 drop in)

6:20PM Drop in Basics with Peggy (until 9/4)

7:25PM PWYC Beginner Skills Clinic with Peggy (until 9/4)


6:05 Basics with Angela Josephine (from 9/12)

7:10PM Intermediate with Angela Josephine

8:15PM Bellydance Choreography 2


10-11AM Feel Good Bellydance (Drop in $5) – open to beginners

7PM Basics with Faith (from 9/13)

8:05PM Fusion Choreo with Faith (from 9/13)


10-10:30AM Caregiver & Me ($30 for 4 classes 1 adult & 1 child)

10:45AM PWYC Drop in Basics

11:50 Bellydance Choreography 1

12:55 Bellydance Choreography 2


422 Concession, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

We currently offer 2 levels of classes at Mahasti – Total Beginners & Beyond Basics.

Bellydance Basics for those who are new to dance, new to bellydance, new to the studio or wish to review the foundations of this art form or refine their dance. We highly recommend it for your first class. Basics can be started at any time as they are not cumulative. In Basics class we are doing real Bellydance. We explore props, rhythm, folklore, traditional, modern, fusion, Turkish, Egyptian and everything else you need to start bellydancing. We work at a slower pace with more details, explanations & repetitions. Make no mistake, you’ll be working the whole time. We have girls who’ve been dancing for 15 years who still take this class because there is a lot of value in it. You are not locked in to Basics just because you take it once. You can take Basics for your first class & then switch to a choreography class or a different drop in class.

The choreography classes delve deeper into this ancient dance. We will learn more about culture, expression & technique. We will incorporate prop use & examine rhythms. If you’re joining a choreography class we strongly recommend starting during the first week & having previous experience. The technique is not broken down the same way it is in Basics. It is a faster paced class. Students who join this class are welcome to perform at our monthly showcase as well as other events we perform in. Please let us know if you’re interested in performing.

Students self-assess their level.

ROTATION – Class topics will rotate times throughout the year so that students are exposed to all genres of our rich & diverse dance.

REQUESTS – How can we serve you better? If you have a topic or time we aren’t covering – let us know! Contact


We run on the schedule with the moon as a way to honor the natural & mystical. Some dancers find aligning ourselves with the rhythm of the universe can be a means of creative awakening or flowing meditation.

You can join drop in classes at any time.
If you have a class card you have 3 months (roughly 12 weeks) to use it (from date of purchase). During the period of validity we will offer about 144 classes (roughly half are drop-in classes), lots of chances for you to attend.


If you are joining a choreography class we recommend that you start during week 1, especially if you’re new to the studio. We recommend 6 month of bellydance experience before attempting a choreography class. New sessions start:

Sat Nov 18, Mon Dec 18

Tues 1/16, Thurs 2/15, Sat 3/17, Sun 4/15, Tues 5/15, Wed 6/13, Thurs 7/12, Sat 8/11, Sun 9/9, Mon 10/8, Wed 11/7, Fri 12/7