Alexandrian, Ghawazi and Baladi Workshop with Nada El Masriya 2/24

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Up your raqs sharqi game with this Egyptian sampler workshop with superstar Nada El Masriya of Egyptian Dance Academy

Sun Feb 24
Alexandrian, Ghawazi and Baladi Workshop
10AM-1PM
Early Bird Special $40

Online payment at https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/3-Hour-Workshop/p/80134843/category=18890056
Interac etransfer to eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Cash or credit card at the studio.

Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
422 Concession, Hamilton, ON, Canada
hamiltonbellydance.com

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Chair Dance Workshop with Faith for Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton

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Chair Dance Workshop with Faith Dance to benefit Sacha Hamilton.
 
Wear: whatever makes you feel confident & beautiful
Bring: water, open heart, padded folding chair (we have some loaners just let us know you need one please)
Level: open
Jam: Tiffany Young’s “Over My Skin”
 
Friday Feb 8th 7-9PM
$35
Interac etransfer eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
Cash or credit card payment at Mahasti
 
Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
422 Concession
Hamilton, Ontario
hamiltonbellydance.com

Bellydance Workshops with Heather Marie at Mahasti in Hamilton, Canada

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Sun 11/18 workshops with Heather Marie
Expand and Contract 12-2
Let’s explore breath & full body movements. We will begin with dynamic stretching followed by focused dance conditioning sequences to preparing your body and focus the mind. Drills w/ a heavy focus on lines, turns, spins, & extensions will help inspire a more dynamic range of expression in your dance. Come with the intention to refine your movement quality and take your dance to the next level.

Synthesis 3-5PM
Applying the techniques from the previous class, you will learn a few fun, yet challenging combinations; fusing soft flowing contemporary technique with good ole’ tribal fusion pop n locking! Fun for the brain and the body! In closing, we will also be exploring group/partner work. (Bring knee pads if you feel you need them as we will be doing some floor work!)

$45 for 1 workshop
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Workshop-2-hours-total/p/64748412/category=18890056
$75 for both workshops
https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/2-Workshops-4-hours-total/p/64748410/category=18890056

Sat 5/12 Alyssa Nedich, Bellydance Meet Up, Build a Terrarium

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Freestyle Flow: Secrets to Improv with Alyssa Nedich

Join us Saturday May 12th as this award-winning artist shares exploratory and expansive drills. Learn what it means to dance in the moment or use the exercises to push through creative blocks or past established habits. Test out different tempos, levels, textures, ranges of emotion from brooding to playful as soloists, partners and a group.

Sat May 12th
4:30-6:30PM
at Mahasti
422 Concession

All experience levels welcome.

SALE $31!!!!

BIO
Daring to follow her artistic dreams, Alyssa has been working as a choreographer, director and dance instructor for eight years. Always willing to try something new, Alyssa has developed a versatile portfolio with experience in competitions, classrooms, theatres and on movie sets. She can be seen on stages and screens across Canada, as well as sitting on the other side creating, curating and developing new work.

Alyssa’s creativity is ever reaching, crafting competitive and performance pieces for soloists and groups as well as investing in her community. Alyssa believes in helping youth grow confidence through dance. She has been asked by numerous elementary schools, high schools and community centers to run workshops and camps.

Alyssa’s approachable and bubbly personality has allowed her to extend her expertise to include offering private lessons, workshops and specialty choreography for weddings and events.

AWARDS
Certified instructor by The International Dance Teaching Standards
Member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance
Audiences Choice winning show Bloom at the 2015 Hamilton Fringe Festival
Audiences Choice winning show, Places at the 2014 Hamilton Fringe Festival
Choreographed the Canadian premiere of Sideshow the Musical
Choreographed and curated a music video for California Indie Rockers, Of us Giants’ hit Soil
Hammer Entertainments full 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 seasons
Hamilton Spectator’s Readers Choice Award for Best Dance Instructor in 2014 and 2015
Nominated for an emerging artist award twice under the Hamilton Arts Awards
Member of Hamilton Fringe Festival’s ALERT Collective

More at http://www.alyssanedich.com/

Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
422 Concession, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com
hamiltonbellydance.com


 

7PM Hamilton Bellydance Meet Up

The Lounge at Casbah

306 King St W, Hamilton

FREE Entry!

Optional: Build a terrarium with Angela Josephine.  $20 for 3 catci or 3 succulents with decorative rocks, earth & terrarium.  Starts 7:30 & lasts approximately 1 hour.

Bunny Hop & Seek – Free Bellydance Class

From 3/26 we are moving to the mountain.  Our new address will be 422 Concession Street, Hamilton.

To celebrate with everyone at the Bunny Hop & Seek we’ll be offering a free bellydance class Sat 3/31 10:45-11:45AM.  No experience necessary.  This will be a great class for beginners to come to with options given to experienced dancers to turn up the volume!

From the Concession BIA:

“Saturday March 31st, 2018 between 10am – 3pm.

​”We invite families to come out with the kids for a chocolate Easter Egg Collection from our business storefronts (between Upper Wentworth and Poplar Street). The FIRST 100 children will receive FREE bunny ears!

“Stop by the BIA office at 534 Concession to pick yours up while they last! Then continue along Concession and visit our fabulous stores for more chocolate treats!

“We will also be hosting a HOP & SEEK game! Find the cute stuffed bunny (hidden within some of our storefronts), snap a pic and post on social media using the hashtag #UptownBunnyHop for a chance to win a gift basket (valued at $100)
donated by businesses along the street!

“Draws will take place on Monday April 9th when all the winners will be announced through social media.

​”We will also be inviting local artisanal vendors to join us and we will host a live music performance just outside of Candi Werx’s at 554 Concession Street (between 11am and 2pm).

​”A fun filled day for the entire family. Hope to have you join us!”

Bellydance Show & Workshops with Anya & Iana in Hamilton

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.
 
IANA
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.
 
ANYA
Anya hails from Edmonton, Alberta where she teaches classes and performs regularly throughout the province. She specializes in working with dancers in unconventional ways to help them become the best dancers they can be; as a performer, she offers emotive and evocative performances that are true to the roots of this dance. She is passionate about the transformative power of Middle Eastern Dance and Music and the complete joy it brings to ones soul.

SHOW
Bellydance in The Casbah
2nd Saturday of every month

Harem vol 22
Sat. July 8th
Show 7-8:30PM
Tickets $15 at the door

Doors 6:30PM
All ages. Kids under 18 are free.

Raqs Mahasti (Eshe, Peggy Nuwayrah Bellydance & Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium studio dancers) with special guests
Iana Komarnytska
Anya Belly Dance
Helene EdenKassar
BellaDance Hamilton

The Casbah
306 King W
Hamilton, ON

LatinBelly & Modern Bellydance Workshop in Hamilton

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Expand your bellydance vocabulary with our 2nd Fusion Intensive.  This is the first time ever these artists have taught together! It’s a special chance to study with them both!

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Distorted Charm with Angela Jospehine

Bellydance Fusion Intensive – Sun June 4th at Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Angela Josephine 11-1
Sarita Gayle Alvarez 2-4

11-1 Distorted Charm with Angela Josephine of Lavish (Toronto)

Join Angela in a workshop exploring the elements of her unique style. Equal parts moody, dramatic, strange and alluring: this is Distorted Charm.

We will begin with a warmup, followed by a review of essential technical components and drills. We will then incorporate the technique into original combinations.

All dance styles and levels welcomed. Not recommended for absolute beginners to bellydance.

‘Sabrosura’ LatinBelly workshop with Sarita of Ya Amar (Toronto) 2-4PM
We will explore the delicious combination of bellydance movement repertoire with various Cuban/Caribeño steps and music!

Sarita’s signature style, ‘LatinBelly’, blends her Bellydance repertoire together with her extensive training in Cuban/Caribeño dance forms including Cubaton/reggaeton, timba, merengue, mambo, pilón, bachata, and more! 👉🏼Esto es lo que hay 👈🏼 No se lo pierde! Arriba a bailar!

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

Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium
1 West Ave S, Suite 300, Hamilton, ON
hamiltonbellydance.com
eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

We have free parking at our studio.  We also have a fridge, microwave, oven & kitchen if you want to bring your own lunch.  Dennigers, Tim Hortons & a few convenience stores are all within a 2 minute walk of the studio.

2017 Hamilton International Bellydance Competition – Save the date!

2017 Hamilton International Bellydance Competition

Cost:
$35 CAD (per category) for soloists
$70 CAD (per category) for ensembles (groups)

Application fees may be paid at https://mahasti.ecwid.com/. Please note – all application fees are non-refundable. 

All applicants will receive tickets to the gala show & competition for themselves for free . Tickets are non-transferable.
How it works:
Five solo/ensemblefinalists will be chosen per category from video submissions. There are four categories – professional solo, professional ensemble, fusion solo, and fusion ensemble. Professional applicants should use traditional Middle Eastern bellydance music. Fusion applicants may use any style of music, however at least 50% of their dance should be bellydance.

Applicants may enter as many categories as they wish. Only those applicants whom appear in the video may dance in the finals (understudies are not permitted).

The application deadline is Monday, June 19, 2017 at 9 a.m. EDT.All videos must be submitted before the deadline.

After being selected, the top five finalists in each category will be contacted by email. Their names will also appear on the Top 5 Announcement on our website that will be posted on Saturday, July 1, 2017.  The final competition will take place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from September 8 – 11, 2017.

After uploading your HIBC video to YouTube, please email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com your artist or ensemble name, category entered, the name of choreographer, and a link for viewing the video. In the case of ensembles, please also include a list of the dancers who appear in the video.

Rules:
Videos for soloists should not exceed 3 minutes in length. Videos for groups should not exceed 4 minutes in length.

Choreographies and videos must include all original and new content created by the soloist entering the competition or ensemble director in the case of groups. Using choreographies that have already been performed or another dancer’s choreography are not permitted. Applicants may perform the choreography from their video submission in the final competition if they wish.

All dancers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submission.

Videos:
Please shoot your videos from the front only and in landscape mode. Also ensure that you’re in a well-lit room and that the recording has good sound. Your entire body should be visible for the duration of the video. You don’t have to wear a professional costume or be in full make-up, but your movements and expression should be easy to see.

Videos will be judged on technique, musicality, personality, and originality. For ensembles, we’ll also be examining your synchronicity and formations. The final competition will have the same criteria. The judges will select the winners. In addition, the audience will select a People’s Choice winner for each category.

Finalists are responsible for their own travel, accommodation fares and all fees related to the competition.

If you have any questions, please email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com.

Bellydance & Bollywood Workshops Sun 9/18

This Sunday join us for an Intro to Lebanese workshop 10-11:10 with Star Bellydancer Canada 2015 Peggy. After Bellydance stay for Bollywood with Faith! She’ll be teaching technique from 11-1 and then choreography from 2-4.

1 West Ave S Suite 300 Hamilton ON Canada

Parking is free at the rear of the studio (any spot but 3 or 10) & surrounding side streets.

No experience necessary for either workshop.

We have a full kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge, etc on site if you wish to bring your lunch or there are nearby 1 minute walking-distance dining options such as Tim Norton’s & Dennigers in addition to convenience stores.

hamiltonbellydance.com

eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

To pay online, visit our store: https://mahasti.ecwid.com/