DEC 3-9: 8th Annual Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Join us in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 3rd-9th to celebrate our 8th and final annual week long intensive with Zoe Jakes & Kami LIddle!!  Our teachers have an amazing, well-rounded, and comprehensive curriculum planned for this year’s intensive.  As a special treat to finish off the week we have Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot & Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Companies performing in a not to be missed grandiose theater production at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater, Sunday, December 9th!!

Don’t miss out on all this dance bliss!!

Registration page and event information:

8th Annual Hawaii Bellydance Intensive with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave. Suite 200, Honolulu HI 96814
December 3rd- December 9th, 2018

Registration and workshop information:

Workshops are available ala carte this year!!

Stay up to date on all our intensive happenings in our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/286025218087278/ 

Or on our Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576864175766360/?active_tab=about


Shakti’s Den: Featuring Dancers from Around the Globe!

Saturday, December 8th
6-9pm at Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel st.

$15 pre-sale tickets
$25 VIP- First two rows of seating
$20 at the door

Join us for our annual retreat Hafla, an evening of Fusion Bellydance featuring our amazing participants who have traveled across the globe to be here for the week to study from Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle.  A rare opportunity to see so much national and international bellydance talent in one place!

Tickets here: https://shaktisdenjetset.eventbrite.com


Shakti’s Den: Featuring World-Renowned Fusion Bellydance Artists

Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot &
Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company
Accompanied by Honolulu’s premier Fusion Bellydance Company Shakti Dance Movement!

Sunday, December 9th
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theater

Double Showing:

5pm matinee

$25 pre-sale
$30 at the door
$40 VIP – First two rows of seating

7:45pm second showing

$35 pre-sale
$40 at the door
$50 VIP- First 2 rows of seating

Honolulu get ready for some seriously jaw dropping amazing Fusion Bellydance, unlike anything you have seen before! Coming from the Bay Area, Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot & Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company bring a new approach to Fusion Bellydance incorporating contemporary dance and theatrics galore!

Tickets here: https://goldtarot.eventbrite.com

DEC 8: SHAKTI’S DEN: An Evening of Fusion Bellydance featuring dancers from around the Globe!!

Saturday, December 8th
Doors open @ 6pm, show starts promptly @ 7pm

43 N. Hotel st., Honolulu
Metered street parking and Chinatown Municipal parking available

Limited Pre-sale VIP Seating: $25 (first 2 rows of seating)
Pre-sale General Admission: $15
Door General Admission: $20
Ages 21 and over

Join us for an evening of Fusion Bellydance of many different styles, featuring local, national, and international bellydance artists!

Guest Performers:

Alice Knox- Australia
Darrell the Imaginarium- Honolulu
Derya Yildirim- Sweden
Devi Dance Company- Honolulu
Emily Aiyana- Hawaii Island
Hailey Sanura- Nevada City, CA
Helenka- Honolulu
Julie Moriarty- Australia
Kerry Fitzgereld- Maui
Landy Lai- Taiwan
Natalie Phoenix- New Jersey
Robyn Buyskes- New York
Shannon Sweet- New Mexico
Teresa Harlow- Honolulu
Tina Truglio- Arizona
Victoria Utochnikova- Alberta, Canada
Vila Donovan- Honolulu,HI
Zephira- San Diego, CA

FOR INFORMATION AND TICKETS VISIT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shaktis-den-featuring-dancers-from-around-the-globe-tickets-50194961481


Shakti’s Den Productions is proud to present!

Shakti’s Den: Featuring World-Renowned Fusion Bellydance Artists

Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot
Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company

Accompanied by Honolulu’s premier Fusion Bellydance Company
Shakti Dance Movement!

Honolulu get ready for some seriously jaw dropping amazing Fusion Bellydance, unlike anything you have seen before! Coming from the Bay Area, Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot & Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company bring a new approach to Fusion Bellydance incorporating contemporary dance and theatrics galore!

Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theater

Double Showing

Sunday, December 9th, 2018
5pm matinee
$25 pre-sale
$30 at the door
$40 VIP – First two rows of seating

7:45pm second showing
$35 pre-sale
$40 at the door
$50 VIP- First 2 rows of seating

FOR INFORMATION AND TICKETS VISIT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shaktis-den-featuring-house-of-tarot-gold-star-dance-company-tickets-50509842298



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Sunday, December 16th, 10AM-1PM
onG kinG aRts cenTer
1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817


Sammie is a belly dance performer and instructor on Oahu. She is excited and proud to be hosting this monthly Belly Dance Cafe event in partnership with the one and only onG kinG aRts cenTer ♥ The mission of Belly Dance Cafe is to feature and support local belly dance artists, bringing them together as a dance community and providing outreach to the general public! We love belly dance and want you to love it too! ♥

Each month, a small number of professional highlighted dancers are featured along with students ready to take the stage and begin their journey as independent dancers. No restrictions are placed on style, as it is the VARIETY of belly dance in our community that makes the art form so wonderful and well loved ♥


Our Belly Dance Cafe event includes a fun mini-lesson by one of our amazing featured dancers and an awesome show to enjoy over your brunch check out our schedule below ♥

10:00 – Doors open! Come in, have brunch or grab a coffee, meet and greet with the dancers, and relax!
10:30-10:45 – Mini-lesson in belly dance by one of our featured performers! Get up and shimmy your cares away!
11:00-11:30 – Show Set 1 – Check out some of our amazing performers!
11:45-12:15 – Show Set 2 – Can’t get enough? Our dancers can’t either! Check out part II of our awesome lineup!

After the show, stick around to chat and shimmy with our dancers as we close out our event!


***Please note that refunds are only available through the Friday prior – December 14***

$15 gets you a normal discounted pre-order to get on our guest list if you pay by Saturday, December 15!
$20 gets you in at the door!

A discount of $5 off admission will be given to anyone bringing belly dance items for the costume swap!

Kids under 12 – $5 admission anytime 🙂

Want to add a meal ticket? Add one for $10 for the perfect accompaniment to the show! Meals should be pre-purchased by Thursday, December 13! Menu to be announced soon!

Sammie accepts Venmo (to Samantha Giridhar), PayPal (use a card or your account to send as friends and family – paypal.me/swon), and cash or check in person! You will be placed on our guest list held at the door and will receive a confirmation via email or Venmo comment 🙂



Sundays, December 16 to January 20, 5-6PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Not ready for a holiday from dance just yet? I feel ya 😛 This 6-week workshop series will get participants much more comfortable with veil technique and combinations. Series will also include a complete veil choreography in Sammie’s dance style.


Series ONLY (due December 16th):

Non-Student – $80
Student – $60

Series + December Technique Package (due December 2):

Non-Student – $110
Student – $75

Series + December & January Technique Package (due December 2):

Non-Student – $130
Student – $90

***Please note that there will be no drop-ins for this series – payment plans for packages are available – please inquire***

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: https://www.facebook.com/events/698551630506905/


Part I January 13, Part II January 20



February 2nd, 6-10PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814



Shakti Dance Movement is proud to present!


Honolulu, Hawaii
Weekend Intensive & Showcase
April 26th, 27, & 28, 2019

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave. #200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Friday, April 26th
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.

Saturday, April 27th
Dissolve: Learning to Let Go
All Levels

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.

Shakti’s Den Performance Showcase Featuring Rachel Brice!

Honolulu Academy of Arts
Doris Duke Theater
900 S. Beretania st., Honolulu

Doors open at 6pm
Show starts promptly at 6:30pm

$30 pre-sale tickets
$40 at the door
$45 VIP seating, first 2 rows

Join us for an incredible evening of Fusion Bellydance featuring the one and only Rachel Brice!!

Sunday, Sunday April 28th
One Hip Wonder with a Twist

Experienced beginner to advanced: Learn a combo juicy hip work variations, (optional) finger cymbal patterns, and good old-fashioned tribal style posture and presentation.

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


Official signing & pictures with Rachel Brice. (Open to workshop participants only)


All workshops will be held at the
Aloha Dancesport Center Studio 1
350 Ward Ave. Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96814

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rachel-brice-intensive-honolulu-hawaii-tickets-50245142574




Aloha Friday Bi-Monthly
Boozy Bellydance Shindig

2nd & LAST FRIDAYS, 7-8:30 pm

$20 drop in

Geared towards Beginner/Intermediate Students


Belly Dance Raqs Classes with Sammie

Sundays – Aloha Dancesport Center
4-5 PM – Belly Dance Technique
5-6 PM – Blue Troupe Practice (NEW – open to any level, a brand new performance troupe)
Tuesdays (starting August 21) – UH Manoa (Hemenway Hall 208)
7-8 PM – Belly Dance Technique
8-9 PM – Belly Dance Choreography
Thursdays (starting August 23) – UH West Oahu (room TBA – please contact Sammie for updates)
7-8 PM – Belly Dance Technique
8-9 PM – Belly Dance 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 all of her dance students.

As a dancer, Sammie continually seeks to challenge herself through participating in workshops and classes with a variety of instructors, creating new choreography, and performance! She has had the amazing opportunity to take lessons and/or workshops with Thana Tarab, Karim Nagi, Elena Faye, Sabah, Victoria Teel, Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Madame Onca, Petite Jamilla, Bozenka, Mira Betz, 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!

Also available for private lessons, choreography coaching, and custom choreography!

Do you have a song you’d LOVE to choreograph?

Sammie would absolutely LOVE the opportunity to work with you and/or your small group this summer to make your vision come to life! Whether you want to be guided through the choreographing process, or whether you’d like her to create a custom piece just for you, she can work with you to achieve your dance goals!

Benefits of private lessons: Individual (or small group) attention, Classes customized to YOU, Works with YOUR schedule, Convenient meetings at your place or my home studio!

What’s on the Menu:

  • Individual Private (Solo or Group) Sessions – 1-2 hours on a topic of your choice
  • Beginner Belly Dance Starter Kit – 4-6 1-hour sessions for the dancer who wants a good starting point for the basics!
  • Intermediate/Advanced Dancer Coaching – 4-6 1-hour sessions for the dancer wanting to more seriously advance their dance – individual assessment, feedback, and strategies to build and develop individual style!
  • Choreography Coaching – 4-6 1-hour sessions for the dancer wanting additional support through the choreographing process!
  • Custom Choreography – 4-6 1-hour sessions for the dancer wanting a full piece choreographed in my style just for them!

Contact sammieinhawaii@gmail.com) for details on pricing for any of the specialized packages offered this summer (she also offers college student rates).

Turkish Belly Dance for Fitness with Murat Demirtas

Not your typical belly dance class!

Destress, have fun and get an amazing workout!

Murat’s Turkish Belly Dancing Class for Fitness is like none other, helping cardiovascular capacity and increasing muscle strength through basic and unique movements. While the focus is on the hips and abs, this belly dance helps you to vibrate all the muscles in your body, which in turn helps to increase cell activity.

Classes are at the Still and Moving Center, Friday 4.30-5.30pm and 5.40-6.40pm.


Bellydance Happy Hour with Ashlee

WEDNESDAYS 6:15-7:15 pm

$45 per month (4 weeks), $15 drop in


1001 Dillingham Blvd. #227, Honolulu, HI 96817

ASHLEE 808-499-9702
Facebook: @AuroraDanceCompanyHawaii

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:
The class is multi-level and for everyone !
SharQui is the perfect marriage of authentic bellydance and fitness. Its 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!

New session of belly dance classes in Honolulu Hawaii with Malia Delapenia!

August 20- October 1 (excluding Labor Day 9/3)
Monday’s 7:00pm- 8:00pm

Dance back into your fun and sensual side💗
We will shimmy, laugh and undulate to our happy sexy selves 💃🏾
All levels welcome 🙏

932 Ward Ave FL #7
Honolulu Hawaii
(Conveniently locates directly across from the Neal Blaisdell Center)

Validated complimentary parking in structure
Please arrive 10mins prior to your very first class to register at the front desk

Rates and more info www.MaliaDelapenia.com

Belly Dance Classes For Fun & Fitness with Teresa Harlow

Every Sunday @ 5:30pm, Except for Special Events & Holidays

$50 for Month or Drop in $15
(Ask about New Student & Yoga Loft Teacher specials)

Benefits of Belly Dance classes: 

    • Cure for Bordom
    • Makes you happy
    • Makes you feel like a goddess
    • Helps stimulate your brain
    • strengthen and town muscles
    • Does not cure obsession with shiny things

Waipio Location: We are located off Ka Uka Blvd on Ukee street in the Waipio Industrial Court, make your first left off Kamehameha Hwy. Or your last right off Ka Uka Blvd. if you are coming from the H2.

Address: 94-547 Ukee Street, Suite 205, Waipahu, HI 96797. Parking is limited by building so best to find parking along Uke’e Street.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/419664435146635/

STARTING MAY 11: Kailua Dance & Drum Class

FRIDAYS 5:15-6pm

Drums, skirts, veils, zills, and all ages are all welcome!

@ Windward YMCA, 1200 Kailua Rd (drive through the neighborhood), Kailua, HI 96734


APR 15-MAY 13: Beginners Fusion Bellydance with Haunani 


Learn Fusion Bellydance with Haunani
from Shakti Dance Movement

SUNDAYS 10-11 am

6 week session

$75 for full session or $15 drop ins

Register @ shakti808.com/classes



APR 14 – MAY 2: Fusion Belly Dance Class for Moms with Haunani Ramil and Kalae Kaina

Bring your keiki! Childcare provided while mom gets an hour of dance time. Optional 10 min. free dance with keiki after each class. For keiki 1 year and older.

6 week series starts April 14th-May 26th (no class May 12)
$90 or $18 drop in price, includes the cost of keiki care 

Facilitated by Haunani Ramil & Kalae Kaina, who will be switching off each week between teaching class, and watching the kids.
For registration and information, visit shakti808.com.

Mixed level Fusion Bellydance with Kalae Kaina

Ongoing classes starting March, 7th,
Tuesdays 7-8pm

$15 drop ins or $48 class card, good for 4 classes.

Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward ave.



Gypsy Caravan ® Style Tribal Belly Dance with Melinda Walker

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pmThe tribal circle is ready for you to join in with sweet shimmies, syncopated hip bumps and a serious stomp or two! COME ON OVER!

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.

Melinda Walker, Certified Gypsy Caravan Tribal Belly Dance ® teacher


 2016 Vietnamese New Year


Created with flickr slideshow.

Summer Dance Showcase



International Dance Day



Valentine Veils at Ala Moana Center Stage


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


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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