If you are new to the studio or new to dance feel free to drop in to Basics, Beginner Skills or Feel Good classes. With 6+ months of experience you can also drop into Creative Combos on Wednesday nights in September.
New Mommy & Me Session starts Sept 29th (ages 4+). Kids can dance with any caregiver.
Toddlers & up can drop into Lil Movers. $5 cash drop in fee.
If you’re on a budget try our Feel Good ($5 cash drop in fee) Tues or Thurs mornings or our pay what you can offerings Mon 7PM or Sat 10:45AM.
If you’re new to the studio you can also try 4 ($39 + tax) or 8 ($55 + tax) classes on Groupon.
We’re located on at 422 Concession (on the Hamilton mountain) near East 17th.
No experience necessary. No minimum donation. No reservation necessary. Everyone is welcome. Come & enjoy dance with us!
Free parking available at our convenient downtown Hamilton location.
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
Etransfer to email@example.com. Cash or credit card at the studio.
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!
We are excited to expand both our Basics & our Pay What You Can offerings from March 23.
7PM Bellydance Bascis – Drop in & Pay What You Can
8:15PM Improvisational Tribal Style/American Tribal Style
Starting Thursday 3/23 we’ll be opening another Bellydance Basics class at 7PM with Eshe. It will be a Pay What You Can class. You can use your classcard if you have one or make a donation. The choice is yours. We want to make sure everyone in Hamilton that wants to dance is dancing! This is a drop in class meaning you can start any time (on or after 3/23). You don’t have to commit to coming to every week (although you are most welcome to). We will be talking about good posture, weight changes, traveling, isolations, shimmies, arm & hand movements, hip articulations, transitions – basically all of the building blocks of bellydance. Like our other basics classes, this offering will also be a bridge to choreography so if you wish to eventually transition you can do so with ease.
We’ll also be offering a new ITS/ATS class lead by Eshe at 8:15PM.
ITS – Improvisational Tribal Style is a freestyle dance format inspired by Carolena Nericcio’s American Tribal Style. Moving like a flock of birds or school of fish, we’ll use the body to communicate intent. ITS is like a language, after we learn a shared vocabulary we are able to have spontaneous conversation. With a turn of the head, hand gesture or foot placement the leader will cue a preset combination. This dance is great for being in the moment, creating art right out of thin air while listening to the music, as well as joyous and playful group work. The roots of this dance are Egyptian, featuring both folklore and traditional bellydance. The ITS we explore will also be peppered with bits of Indian and Spanish fusion as well as theatrical & modern dance stylizations.
We will also explore the founding San Francisco style ATS.
Back by popular demand – Egyptian Bellydance workshops with Melissa Gamal of Ya Amar
Melissa will be sharing her signature shimmies with us on Sat 3/11 from 11AM to 2PM at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
Drum Solo (Shimmy and Layering Technique)
1 hour of technique
2 hours of choreography to apply technique
44.25 + tax = $50
We also accept cash payment at the studio or etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Free parking at the rear of the studio.
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
Followed by a performance at Harem in The Casbah
7-8:30PM Show. Doors 6:30PM
Tickets $15 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.
306 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada
We are running on a slightly modified schedule during the holidays. There will be no Tuesday or Thursday classes. We will be extending your class cards an extra 2 weeks to make up for it.
Thurs Dec 22, Tues Dec 27, Thurs Dec 29, Tues 1/3 – no regular class instead 7:30-9PM Pay What You Can
Sat Dec 24, Sat Dec 31 (regular schedule)
10-10:30 AM Caregiver & Me Kids Bellydance
10:45AM Bellydance Basics (Drop ins welcome)
11:50 Top 40 Bellydance Choreography
12:55 Modern Bellydance Choreography
Mon Dec 26, Mon Jan 2 (regular schedule)
7PM Bellydance Basics (Drop ins welcome)
8:15PM Turkish Bellydance Choreography
Wed Dec 28, Jan 4 (regular schedule)
7PM Egyptian Bellydance Choreography
8:15PM Modern Bellydance Choreography
If you want to dance, we are here for you. If you’re a bit busy, enjoy the 2 week extension on your class card & come back refreshed in the new year. As ever, if you have questions please contact Eshe at email@example.com
We’re located at 1 West Ave S, Suite 300 (3F), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
We have SO much going on this month! It’s crazy to be a month and a half into our new adventure & be booked so solid! We are beyond grateful for your support! Please keep spreading the word & showing the love! It means so much!
As ever, let us know if you have any questions or comments. We love hearing from you! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Try a class, come to a show, join a workshop – we’d love to see you at everything or anything!
25% off all classes for the Mom in your life – treat yourself or someone you love to bellydance classes in Hamilton, Ontario at Mahasti! Coupon code is THANK YOU at our online shop https://mahasti.ecwid.com/