Monday with Eshe

7PM Basics (drop in)

8:15PM Turkish Bellydance Choreography

Tuesday with Peggy

6:20PM Basics (drop in)

7:30 Lebanese Bellydance (drop in)

8:40 Egyptian Bellydance (drop in & pay what you can)

Wednesday with Eshe

7PM Egyptian Bellydance Choreography

8:15PM Modern Bellydance Choreography

Thursday with Eshe (from 3/23)

7PM Basics (drop in & pay what you can)

8:15PM Improvisational Tribal Style/American Tribal Style

Saturday with Eshe

10AM Kids Bellydance (Caregiver & Me) * special pricing for this class

10:45AM Basics (drop in)

11:50 Top40 Bellydance Choreography

12:55 Modern Bellydance Choreography (same as Wed 8:15PM)


1 West Ave S, Suite 300 (3F), 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 or wish to review the foundations of this art form.  We highly recommend it for your first class.  Basics can be started at any time as they are not cumulative.

The other drop in & choreography classes delve deeper into this ancient dance.  We will string combinations or make choreographies. We will learn more about culture, expression & technique. We will incorporate prop use & examine rhythms.  Our classes are open to everyone – beginners will find them challenging but they are not out of reach.  If you’re joining a choreography class we recommend starting during the first week.

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 are joining a choreography class we recommend that you start during week 1, especially if  you’re new to the studio or new to dance.

Tues March 28

Wed April 26

Thurs May 25

Fri June 23

Sun July 23

Mon Aug 21

Wed Sept 20

Thurs Oct 19

Sat Nov 18

Mon Dec 18