We are 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


6:05 Basics with Angela Josephine

7:10PM Intermediate with Angela Josephine (topics rotate between choreography, drills, combinations)

8:15PM Bellydance Choreography 2


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

7PM Basics with Faith

8:05PM Fusion Choreo with Faith (kpop + bellydance)


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 know about bellydancing. We work at a slower pace with more details, explanations & repetitions. Make no mistake, you’ll be working the whole time.  You’ll also be sweating. We have students 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.  In the history of the class no one has ever found it “easy” or “boring.”

The choreography classes delve deeper into this 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 & recent experience of 6 months or more, preferably at Mahasti. 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 world. 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 you must attend during week 1 or 2. We strongly recommend Basics for your 1st class at the studio. We recommend 6 months of recent bellydance experience before attempting a choreography class. Choreography sessions last 4-5 weeks. We try to complete the whole 3ish min choreography in week 1 so we can review in weeks 2-4 or 5.

Wed 11/7, Fri 12/7


Jan 5, Feb 4, Mar 6, Apr 5, May 4, Jun 3, Jul 2, Jul 31, Aug 30, Sept 28, Oct 27, Nov 26, Dec 26


Jan 24, Feb 23, Mar 24, Apr 22, May 22