Bellydance Workshops with Angela Josphine in Hamilton at Mahasti

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Angela Josephine of Lavish takes over Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium for 1 day this September!
Sun Sept 24th
Technique Tackle Box (11 to 1pm)
Join Angela in a two hour workshop dedicated to working on your bellydance technique. Angela will take you through some of her go-to drills for keeping your technique sharp as a tack. Get ready to work your brain while working up a sweat!
All bellydance styles and levels welcome. Not recommended for absolute beginners to bellydance.
Silky Sharp (2 to 4pm)
Take some of your newly polished technique and apply it to sections of a new choreography created by Angela. This piece is smooth as butter with oodles of sharp accents and is infused with lots of Angela’s signature style. Expand on the technique and explore the expressiveness of these modern fusion combos.
All bellydance styles and levels welcome. Not recommended for absolute beginners to bellydance.
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com. Cash or credit card at the studio.
ANGELA JOSEPHINE
Angela Josephine is a Modern Fusion Bellydancer studying at The Dark Side Studio in Toronto, Ontario under the tutelage of Audra Simmons and Heather Labonté. She is a member of Lavish Dance Company and The Dark Side Studio Student Troupe. She was most recently part of the full length show Fragment Repair- A New Show by Lavish.
Angela began studying bellydance in 2012 at Serpentine Studios in Halifax, NS taking traditional and tribal fusion bellydance with teachers Laura Selenzi and Monique Ryan. She was a member of Mahari Tribal and the Serpentine Student Troupe. She also studied Bharatanatyam with Suneetra Karam-Singh.
Angela enjoys enriching her dance education by travelling to take workshops with other dancers and getting nerdy talking about all things dance.
MAHASTI THE BELLYDANCE EMPORIUM
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
hamiltonbellydance.com
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Personal Magic Bellydance Workshops with Anya & Iana

 

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Personal Magic Bellydance workshops with
Iana Komarnytska & Anya Belly Dance
at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
 
Saturday, July 8th
Drum Solo with Iana 10:45AM-12:45PM
Exploratory Movement in Middle Eastern Dance with Anya 1-3PM
 
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.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.
 
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Iana Komarnytska is an award-winning dancer and choreographer based in Toronto, Canada, specializing in Middle Eastern and Central Asian dance styles. Over the last few years she has taught and performed in dozens of countries including Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Ukraine, USA, Cyprus, Hungary and others. Iana is a graduate from professional dance program of York University, as well as winner of Star Bellydancer Canada 2014 Competition, and International Dance Competition Cairo by Cyprus 2015.

New Classes & More Pay What You Can from 3/23

We are excited to expand both our Basics & our Pay What You Can offerings from March 23.

Thursdays

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.

Audra Simmons at Mahasti – Modern Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton

Sat April 8th
Arms and Hands 11-1PM
Join Audra for a workshop designed to help you develop beautiful, fluid arms and hands.
 
We’ll begin with exercises for finding and mobilizing the upper back and shoulder blades, then move into elbows, wrists and fingers.
 
Then, with Dark Side style, Audra will begin to add details to create further depth of movement, as well as introduce emotive qualities to these movements, as we bring them into short combinations.
 
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested. Suitable for all levels.
 
 
Technique Spotlight 1:30-3:30
This workshop will focus on deepening your understanding and execution of fundamental hip, chest and abdominal movements as we deconstruct the basics in this fun, sweaty workshop!
 
We’ll refine your technique and enhance your muscular control in stationary and moving drills, adding complexity and layers as we go. We’ll see how much we can pile on, where and how it falls apart, and talk about how we can work to be able to do it all.
 
No previous Dark Side experience is required, though some belly dance experience is suggested, not for absolute beginners. Suitable for all levels.
 
1 workshop $45 ($39.82 + tax)
2 workshops $75 ($66.37 + tax)
 
Online payment:
 
 
Etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Cash payments also accepted at the studio.

Bellydancer’s Wishlist by Eshe

Here are some of my favorite picks from indie & bellydance artists (or both).

MUSIC

Mother Tareka & The Rebel Funktion – PWYC

http://mothertareka.bandcamp.com/

Beats Antique “ShadowBox” $9.99USD or more

https://beatsantique.bandcamp.com/album/shadowbox

COSMETICS

Glitter Balm by Laura Selenzi RESTOCKING

Cosmetic grade bioglitter balm handmade with cocoa butter, shea butter & essential oils in your choice of gold, silver, blue or pink.

http://www.lauraselenzi.com/glitter-balm.html

Fat Chance Bellydance Anointing Oil $44USD

Gypsy Queen Anointing Oil

JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES

Hand Made Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings by Kami Liddle $117.14CAD

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/260701035/hand-made-crescent-moon-hoop-earrings?ref=related-3

Superfan by Silkdancer RESTOCKING

Fan is approx 54″ wide x 2 yards long, 5mm habotai silk dyed in a circular pattern

https://www.etsy.com/shop/silkdancer

CLOTHING/COSTUMES

Faux Assuit Cleopatra Maxi Skirt by Melodia $189USD

http://www.melodiadesigns.com/dresses/cleopatra-assuit

Faux Assuit Allie Crop Top SALE $49USD

http://www.melodiadesigns.com/tops/allie-assuit

WORKSHOPS

Sahar Samara in Toronto

https://www.facebook.com/events/215391045562631/

 

 

 

August Bellydance Schedule

Our August session will begin on the 2nd.  By demand we’re bringing back “Top 40 Bellydance” & by request we’re introducing kids classes on Saturdays.

If there’s every a day, time or class you’re interested in, but we’re not offering, let us know! eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

We want to serve all of the Hamilton community! Kids classes will be open to children 3-7 as well as their caregivers. Bellydance is a social dance suitable for both girls & boys. At this young age, we will be focusing mostly on basic dance technique, learning dance class etiquette & fun! Parents & caregivers are encouraged to stay & welcome to participate if they desire. The first class will be Saturday, August 6th.

$10 drop in or 4 classes for $30 per child. $15 drop in $45 for 4 classes for 2 siblings.

Saturdays 10-10:30AM. 1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON

 

 

New Bellydance Session in Hamilton!

MahastiThe Bellydance Emporium1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamiltonhamiltonbellydance.comeshebellydancer@hotmail.com10% off new dancerscoupon code_ WELCOME50% off full-time studentscoupon code_ STUDENTmahasti.ecwid.comOur next session starts on July 4th, 2016.  However, you’re free to join our drop in classes anytime.

Dancers who are new to the studio receive 10% off their first class card purchase.

Full-time students receive 50% off their class card purchases (all of the time).  It’s one of the ways we want to give back.  We believe educated artists can (and are) changing the world! We want to be a small part of making that happen.

Questions? Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Hamilton Bellydance Workshops, Shows & Classes

June @ Mahasti(1)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 eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

Try a class, come to a show, join a workshop – we’d love to see you at everything or anything!

Audra of Lavish in Hamilton – Bellydance Workshops

We are delighted to be hosting Audra of Lavish & The Dark Side Studio in Hamilton

Sunday, June 5th

11AM-1PM Dark Side Technique

2-4PM Dark Side Choreography

$65 in advance for both (including HST)

$75 at the door for both (including HST)

$45 for a single workshop (including HST)

Contact: eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
hamiltonbellydance.com

1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON

Sign up for one or both of the workshops at https://mahasti.ecwid.com/
We can also accept interac payments. Credit card or cash payments are available at the studio.
After online purchase please contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com & specify you’d like to dance with Audra

Dark Side Technique
Join Audra as we take a look at basic belly dance technique, and playfully turn it on its head, Dark Side style.

Universal belly dance movements and isolations will be examined and drilled as we work to deconstruct and separate the pieces. With this deconstruction, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and begin the path to moving with unrivalled versatility.

Arms, undulations and feet will be addressed, and if time permits we will visit the hip figure 8 family and hip circles.

Please bring water, and a sense of humor. Laughing and sweating may occur.

This workshop is open to all styles and levels of dancers with some previous experience with belly dance. Not recommended for absolute beginners.
No previous experience with Dark Side technique is required.

Dark Side Choreography
Come and learn an original choreography by Audra that embodies belly dance and beyond.

Performed to a beautiful electronic song, you’ll learn the basic movements phrases, and then integrate concepts such as weight, breath, and suspension as we bring them to life.

This workshop is open to all styles and levels of dancers with some previous experience with belly dance. Not recommended for absolute beginners.

Taking the Dark Side Technique workshop is highly recommended, but not required.