MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE ARTISTS OF HAWAII

SATURDAY, FEB 10: VALENTINE VEILS

MEDAH presents…

VALENTINE VEILS!

A Romantic Journey featuring
Middle Eastern dancing, music & food

With performances by:

MALIA DELAPENIA • KALAE KAINA • MURAT DEMIRTAS & TURKISH WINGS • SAMANTHA GIRIDHAR & LILIKOI DANCE

And many more!

And Special Guest
MEREDITH ZELMAN NARISSI
Author of “7 Veils – Mystical Secrets of a Feminine Path to Enlightenment”

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 6-10PM

6-6:45PM: Kismet (Meredith Zelman Narissi) will give a short interactive workshop on the veils of spiritual transformation through belly dance and feminine transcendence

at the
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Ave, 7th Floor, Honolulu

PARKING INCLUDED IN ADMISSION FEE

BAR OPEN TO PURCHASE WINE OR ALCOHOL

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 for HONOLULU CLUB and MEDAH Members | $15 for Non Members

DINNER RESERVATIONS: $30.80 per person (General Admission not included in Dinner Ticket)

FOR INFORMATION, DINNER MENU AND RESERVATIONS, VISIT http://medah.org/blog1/2017/12/19/feb-10-2018-medah-presents-valentine-veils/


 STARTING JANUARY 13: Fusion Bellydance 6 week sessions for Beginner & Intermediate level students

Fundamentals for Beginners: Fusion Bellydance

January 13-February 17

Saturdays 9:00am-10:00am

at Paradise Tango in China Town, 150 North King St., Honolulu
Registration and more information here:
https://beginners-fusion-bellydance.eventbrite.com

Fundamentals for Beginners/Intermediate Students: Fusion Bellydance

January 13-February 17

Saturdays 10:15am-11:15am

at Paradise Tango in China Town, 150 North King St., Honolulu
Registration and more information here:

https://beginners-intermediate-fusion-bellydance.eventbrite.com


SUNDAY, JAN 21: DOUBLE WORKSHOP WITH SAMMIE AND DAYL

Double Up! Belly Dance Resolution 2018 with Sammie and Dayl!

Sunday, January 21 at 4 PM – 6 PM

at  Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/508781106150448/

Sammie, Dayl, and Jacky are ready to start your 2018 Belly Dance Resolutions off right with another double serving of American Cabaret and American Tribal Style, chock full of shimmies! Always an exciting pairing, start your year off right and jump back into action to kick off our first double workshop of the new year!

Pricing:

Already registered for Sammie’s January classes? Sammie’s workshop is already included and you can add Dayl and Jacky’s ATS workshop for $15! Not registered for Sammie’s classes? Come for both workshops for $30 or one for a $20 drop in!

Sammie’s monthly rate is $40 for non-students (flat rate), and $25 for students with a college ID. Drop in rates also available for regular classes.

***Please note that refunds are not issued past the event date, and that Sammie does not allow rollovers month to month for missed classes***

Workshop Topics:

Sammie’s Resolution? Make Your Veil Work POP!!! 4-5 PM

In this workshop, you will learn veil technique to a fun and flowy pop song – Unconditionally by Katy Perry! A step outside of the traditional, you will learn how to become one with your veil through this dance – catching the air, framing your body, gliding across the floor, and of course, making it POP 😀

Dayl and Jacky’s Resolution? Continuing Introduction to ATS!!! 5-6 PM

American Tribal Style® belly dance is a celebration of feminine and evocative movements that are rooted in the earth. It has been designed to bring out the best in people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dance is created through group improvisation using a common vocabulary of movements, steps and cues. ATS® combines movement from folkloric inspired dances to a fusion of modern and ancient dance techniques from North India, the Middle East, Spain and Africa. For more information about ATS®, please visit http://fcbd.com/about/

In this workshop you’ll continue to learn the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities. All levels of ATS experience will be catered to!

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/508781106150448/


SUNDAY, FEB 11: DOUBLE WORKSHOP!

Kindle Your Dance Romance – Double Up with Sammie and Dayl!

Sunday, February 11 at 4 PM – 6 PM

at  Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/382001245555164/

Sammie, Dayl, and Jacky are ready to get your hearts pounding and kindle your romance for dance in this February workshop!  Single and ready to mingle? Got a boo, bae, or living the “it’s complicated” life? We have workshops for people of any relationship status!

Pricing: 

Already registered for Sammie’s February classes? Sammie’s workshop is already included and you can add Dayl and Jacky’s ATS workshop for $15! Not registered for Sammie’s classes? Come for both workshops for $30 or one for a $20 drop in!

Sammie’s monthly rate is $40 for non-students (flat rate), and $25 for students with a college ID. Drop in rates also available for regular classes.

***Please note that refunds are not issued past the event date, and that Sammie does not allow rollovers month to month for missed classes***

Workshop Topics: 

Sammie’s Workshop: Fall in Love with Improvisation  4-5 PM

In this workshop, you will learn several different techniques for delivering an amazing, seemingly (haha) effortless, improvisational performance. To some, improv is terrifying, to others, a way of life – either way, the first improvised piece is a big step for a belly dancer on their dance journey! Sammie has been improvising belly dance solos for years, and has discovered all the tricks and pitfalls so that you don’t have to! 😉 Come ready to take a leap out of your comfort zone and fall in love with what you can do on the fly! 

Dayl and Jacky’s Workshop: Better Together! Continuing Introduction to ATS!!! 5-6 PM

American Tribal Style® belly dance is a celebration of feminine and evocative movements that are rooted in the earth. It has been designed to bring out the best in people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dance is created through group improvisation using a common vocabulary of movements, steps and cues. ATS® combines movement from folkloric inspired dances to a fusion of modern and ancient dance techniques from North India, the Middle East, Spain and Africa. For more information about ATS®, please visit http://fcbd.com/about/ 

In this workshop you’ll continue to learn the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities. All levels of ATS experience will be catered to!

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/382001245555164/


AUGUST 24, 25 & 26: RACHEL BRICE INTENSIVE

Shakti’s Den Productions is proud to present

RACHEL BRICE: Queen of Tribal Fusion Bellydance
Honolulu, Hawaii

Weekend Intensive & Showcase

August 24, 25, & 26, 2018

Studio Location TBA

INFORMATION AND TICKETS

Friday, August 24

10am-1pm: Twitch
All Levels

Contrasting fluid technique with quick isolations + musicality = WHOA.

In this workshop we’ll learn how to develop the contrasting qualities of fluid and percussive. We’ll experience two different types of practice: One to build both flexibility and control for slow movements, and one for speed for clean hip-work and locks.

This 3 hour workshop has two segments of 90 minutes each:

Part One: We’ll learn learn how to gain speed and clarity for locks, hip-work, and several shimmies through a carefully constructed practice sequence.

Part Two: We’ll learn phrases that integrate both slow and fast movements, and serves up a heavy dose of musical interpretation. You can use these combos for practice or performance.

Please be warmed up for this class. Bring water.

6pm-10pm: Performance Showcase, details TBA
Performance applications will be available to workshop participants

Saturday, August 25, 10am-2:30pm

Dissolve: Learning to Let Go
Intermediate to Advanced

In this class, you’re going to dance. A lot.

We’ll start with a yoga flow sequence to get us relaxed and all yoga-ey, then RB will guide you through an hour-long, non-stop improvisation with a playlist that’ll move through several tempos.

Basically we’ll dance until the voices in your head stop talking, or you stop believing them. Whichever comes first. Please bring a yoga mat.

Sunday, August 26, 10am-2:30pm

One Hip Wonder with a Twist
Intermediate to Advanced

Learn an intermediate combo with as much hip work variation as we can stuff into 4 phrases, including complimentary finger cymbal patterns and good old-fashioned tribal style posture and presentation.

Please bring water, zils, and a willingness to keep your arms up!

REGISTER AT: https://rachelinhawaii.eventbrite.com


Gypsy Caravan ® Style Tribal Belly Dance with Melinda Walker

The tribal circle is ready for you to join in with sweet shimmies, syncopated hip bumps and a serious stomp or two!
COME ON OVER!

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm

San Bao Studio
167 Hamakua Dr, upstairs in Suite 202
(Same building as Coconut Grove Music, Lanikai Brewing)
Street parking only

Wear Stretchy, comfy clothing that allows me to see your feet.
Colorful, jingle-y hip scarves provided!

Only $10 per class!

We all have the dance within us.  Come and experience it together in this easy-going atmosphere for a sweet workout and some fancy stepping.
GO TRIBAL!

Melinda Walker
Certified Gypsy Caravan Tribal Belly Dance ® teacher
www.islandtribalhawaii.com
islandtribal8@gmail.com


BELLY DANCE RAQS CLASSES WITH SAMMIE!

Spring 2018 Class Info: 

Sundays: Aloha Dancesport Center – 4-5 PM
Tuesdays: Warrior Recreation Center, UH Manoa (when class is in session) – 4-5 PM (Workout/Technique)
Wednesdays: UH West Oahu Campus (when class is in session) – 7-8 PM (Workout/Technique), 8-9 PM (Choreography)
Thursdays: UH Manoa Campus Hemenway 208 (when class is in session) – 7:30-8:30 (Choreography)
Please contact Sammie for pricing and specific location details as they sometimes change.
Sammie is now offering dance scholarship opportunities for her students to explore other belly dance styles and instructors!  For all the details on eligibility, please contact Sammie anytime!

Instructor Bio and Contact:

Sammie (Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/SammieinHawaii/, email: sammieinhawaii@gmail.com)

Sammie’s love of belly dance began when she joined the student organization, Hill and Veil at Virginia Tech in Spring of 2007. For the rest of her time as an undergraduate, a Master’s student, and a Doctoral student, Sammie remained involved with belly dance as a way to stay active, relieve stress, and make lifelong friendships – things that she hopes to bring to University of Hawaii students (Manoa and West Oahu) through the student organization, Belly Dance Raqs.

As a dancer, Sammie continually seeks to challenge herself through participating in workshops and classes with a variety of instructors, creating new choreographies, and performance! She has had the amazing opportunity to take lessons and/or workshops with Malia Delapenia, Thana Tarab, Elena Faye, Sabah, Victoria Teel, Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Madame Onca, Petite Jamilla, Bozenka, and Frank Farinaro – all of which have played a role in her growth and development as a dancer.

While Sammie will always miss her belly dance family on the East Coast, she is excited to have a new belly dance family here in Hawaii, and to spread her love of dance even further! Sammie is currently available for private events and workshops.


 BELLY DANCE HAPPY HOUR WITH ASHLEE!

Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 PM
at Dream to Dance Studio
1070 N King St., Honolulu, HI 16817

$45 for 4 Classes or $15 Drop-in

About Ashlee:
Ashlee found her love of dance at a young age and grew up with music and movement playing a big part of her life. She stumbled upon her first Belly Dance class in 2006 and fell in love. Having taken multiple workshops and classes over the years Ashlee is an avid seeker of learning and challenging herself to seek out new knowledge and actively develop new skills. As of early this year she has gained her certification as a SharQui bellydance® instructor.
She is grateful for the all the experiences and the amazing people that belly dance have brought in to her life.
She looks forward to “shimmying” with you soon!

About The Class:
SharQui bellydance® Happy Hour
At Dream To Dance Studio http ://www.dreamtodance.com/calendar.html
1070 North King St, #202-204 | Honolulu, HI 96817 |
The class is multi-level and for everyone !
SharQui is the perfect marriage of authentic bellydance and fitness. It’s fitness accredited with AFAA and ACE fitness associations and has been tested and taught to pro instructors , Dancers and fitness enthusiasts – and it works. SharQui is fun and easy-to-follow and have women and men dancing and Shaking their Beauty right from the start!


PHOTOS

 2016 Vietnamese New Year

PHOTOS BY BOB MCKEAND


Created with flickr slideshow.

Summer Dance Showcase

PHOTOS BY MIKE BAMBI

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International Dance Day

PHOTOS BY MIKE BAMBI

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Valentine Veils at Ala Moana Center Stage

 PHOTOS BY BOB MCKEAND:

2016 Valentine Veils by Bob McKeand    PHOTOS BY MIKE BAMBI: 2016 VALENTIINE VEILS Mike Bambi


MEDAH SUPPORTS THE WORLD WIDE SHIMMY MOB!

More than 173 cities participate annually in the World Wide Shimmy Mob to raise awareness and funds for women’s shelters and victims of domestic violence. Mahalo to all our dancers, drummer and MEDAH President Miko, and photographers…and special thanks to Helenka, our team leader, and to Bob McKeand for videotaping the event.

Make sure to sign up and join us next year! Everyone is welcome to participate!


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