Thank you for your donations! $5541 to charity!

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In April 2016 we raised $530 for Sacha Hamilton
In May we raised $300 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada
In June we raised $130 for the youth of Attawapiskat.
In July we raised $230 for Sacha Hamilton.
In August we raised $120 for Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario inc.
In September we raised $85 for Food4Kids as well as $385 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In October we raised $80 for Immigrants Working Centre
In November we raised $95 for Thrive Child & Youth Services.
In December we raised $570 for Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario inc.
In January 2017 we raised $155 for 541 Eatery & Exchange’s Button Jar.
In February we raised $150 for Sacha Hamilton.
In March we raised $170 for NGen Youth Centre in Hamilton
In April we raised $110 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
In May we raised $80 for Micah House in Hamilton.
In June we raised $80 for Sacha Hamilton.
In July we raised $130 for Sacajawea Non-profit Housing in Hamilton.
In August we raised $100 for Rainbow Camp.
In September we raised $100 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
In October we rised $120 for Sunnybrook Hospital in honor of Angela’s Nonna & Gord Downie.
In November we raised $120 for Thrive Child & Youth Services.
In December we raised $511 for Essential Aid.
In January 2018 we raised $130 for Sacha Hamilton.
In February we raised $150 for Empowerment Squared.
In March we raised $200 for 541 Eatery & Exchange’s Button Jar.
In April we raised $225 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
In June we raised $30 for Pride Hamilton & $120 for Rainbow Camp.
In July & August we held a tampon drive for Interval House.
In September we raised $100 for Sacha Hamilton.
In October we raised $135 for Thrive Child & Youth Services.
In November we raised $100 for The Bridge from Prison to Community.
You’ve raised $5541 for charity! Thank you so much!
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Drop in Bellydance in Hamilton at Mahasti – New Classes!

You’re welcome to drop into these classes any time.  No reservation necessary.  All levels & styles are welcome.  No experience required.  We have some students who take Basics & have been dancing 15+ years.  Explore rhythm, props, drills, combinations, folklore, fusion, Egyptian raqs sharqi, Turkish oryantal and more in this exploration of the foundation of dance.  A challenging and fun class no matter your dance history.

Mon 7PM PWYC Basics (This class & Sat 10:45AM has a pay what you can option for those of you who can’t afford a regular class card or if you want to try a class before committing.)

Tues 10AM Feel Good Bellydance ($5 cash drop in fee.  This class is discounted as my children attend it. You can also use your class card or Groupon)

Wed 6:05PM Basics with Angela

Thurs 10AM Feel Good Bellydance ($5 cash drop in fee.  This class is discounted as my children attend it. You can also use your class card or Groupon)

Thurs 7PM Basics with Faith

Sat 10:45AM PWYC Basics (This class & Sat 10:45AM has a pay what you can option for those of you who can’t afford a regular class card or if you want to try a class before committing.)


We also have an intermediate drop in class.  Wed 7:10PM Creative Combos with Angela (6 months experience recommended for this drop in class. This class is running in our 9/9 session only. In October it will switch to drills.)

September Bellydance Schedule in Hamilton at Mahasti on Concession

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.

Sunday 9/24 Bellydance Workshops

Sun 9/24 9:30-10:50 Eshe will be sharing the “Dry Bone Shuffle” by The Vaudevillian as a Pay What You Can workshop. All money goes to fight Breast Cancer.  No minimum donation.

Angela Josephine of Lavish takes over Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium for 1 day this September!

Sat 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.

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 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

Thursday Bellydance in June at Mahasti

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7PM Pay What You Can / Drop In Bellydance
Drop in to this class anytime you are free. We’ll cover the building blocks of bellydance. Perfect for the total beginner or those dancers looking to refine their technique. This class also acts as a bridge class to our choreography offerings. We work a little slower & with more focus but you’re still doing the “real stuff.” Sometimes we do combinations, other times we pick a shape or a style to explore. We might pick a movement family like shimmies or traveling (just a fancy word for walking around the dance floor). If all of this means nothing to you – don’t fret! We’ll explain it all from the ground up.

8PM Performance Prep
We’ll be exploring improv skills, props and talking about elements that will take your performance to the next level. We’d recommend you get a few lessons under your hip scarf before diving into this class.

This schedule runs until Thurs 6/29.

Pay What You Can Bellydance for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

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Every Thursday in April we are dancing to make CF history!

Join us at 7PM.  No donation is too small.  100% of money collected will go to charity!

Total beginners are totally welcome.  We are covering the basics of bellydance.

We’re located in downtown Hamilton & our building has a parking lot for dancer use. All 4 classes are drop in lessons.  You’re welcome to take all 4 or just drop in once.

Have any questions about class or the studio? Contact Eshe at eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

 

 

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.

Weekly Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance Class in Hamilton

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We don’t want anyone missing out on dance because they can’t afford it. We know a lot of people in Hamilton are struggling. Everyone deserves dance in their life. That’s why as part of our affordability initiative we are launching weekly Pay What You Can Beginner Bellydance classes on Tuesday at 8:40PM with the winner of Star Bellydancer Canada, Peggy.

For those of you nervous about committing to a class card this class is also for you. Drop in at whatever price you like. No strings. No reservation necessary.  If you already have a classcard you are welcome use it or you can make a donation. Your choice. It’s a drop in class so you can start anytime.

PWYC launches tomorrow night! Join us!

1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON. Free parking at our building.

hamiltonbellydance.com
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com