SHAKTI’S DEN: A Performance Showcase Fundraiser Show

FRIDAY, November 3rd, 6 – 9 PM

Artistry Honolulu
461 Cooke st., Honolulu
Metered street parking and lot parking available for $5
Limited Pre-sale VIP Seating: $30
Pre-sale General Admission: $20
Door General Admission: $25
18 & Under General Admission: $10
All Ages Welcome
Online tickets at: https://loveforshakti.eventbrite.com

Featuring new work and dearly loved pieces by Shakti Dance Movement
And guest performers: Aaja Nachle Hawaii, Amala Gameela, Ashlee Domingo, Malia Delapenia, Michael Azure, Tahiti Mana, Vila Donovan
And More!

Bring Cash! We will have our famous Belly Dance Garage Sale, a Silent Auction, our famous Bake Sale and Raffle Prizes!


MEDAH presents:

SATURDAY, November 4 at 7 – 11 PM


onG kinG aRts cenTer
1154 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

MEDAH presents a celebration of Culture Day (文化の日 Bunka no Hi ), a national holiday held annually in Japan on November 3 for the purpose of promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavor. Tonight, talented artists from Hawaii and beyond will present a diverse range of acts representing cultures from all over the world. Stay after the show to boogie to the ethnic beats of DJ Alex Globerson! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. $10 cover charge per person, $5 for MEDAH members. Payment by CASH or CHEQUE only please.

MEMBERSHIP for 2018: Renew or join MEDAH at the event! $25 will get you entry to the show and membership for 2018 !!! What a deal!!!! Payment by CASH or CHEQUE only please. This offer not available through the MEDAH website.

ALL the Fixings with Sammie, Dayl and Jacky!

SUNDAY, November 12, 4 – 6 PM

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

Sammie, Dayl, and Jacky are back with a big serving of November dance with ALL the fixings ♥ Come fill up on some generous servings of American Cabaret and American Tribal Style sure to put you in a food coma (or maybe you’ll just be super tired out).

*NOTE – this IS the first class in November. There will be no class on Sunday, November 5th.

Already registered for Sammie’s November classes? Sammie’s Drum Solo class 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.

Workshop Topics:

A Slice of Sammie: Drum Solo Short Choreography 4-5 PM
The single most requested topic by Sammie’s students, this short drum solo choreography will challenge your precision. In previous workshops, we have focused on flowy, smooth movements. Now change up your perspective and break everything up into sharp, bite sized chunks! Can you keep up? I’ll bet you can!

A Side of Dayl and Jacky: Continuing Introduction to ATS 5-6 PM
In this session, we will explore more Tribal Tricks and Treats!
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!


SATURDAY, November 18 at 3 PM – 4 PM



Join Belly Dance Raqs for their semester-ly showcase! They will not only be highlighting the work of students from Belly Dance Raqs UHWO, but introducing the NEW Belly Dance Raqs Manoa as well as Lilikoi Dance, a new, select belly dance troupe. Bring family and friends for a fun and engaging showcase sure to please!

For information on any of the featured organizations or the instructor, please visit Sammie in Hawaii or contact Sammie directly at sammieinhawaii@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you!

Shakti’s Den Productions presents..

7th Annual Hawaii Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

December 4-11, 2017

at the Kalani Retreat Center on the Big Island of Hawaii

Embark on an experience of a lifetime at the world famous Kalani Honua Retreat Center with Belly Dance Super Stars, Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle. Soak in the beauty of Hawaii and deepen your dance with a total of 38 hours of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance training! This retreat is designed to help you take your dance to the next level, by giving you the tools and techniques that will assist you in your growth as a dancer. Receive personal attention from Kami and Zoe that will catapult your dance!!

Join us for this amazing week of dance, inspiration, and adventure! Connect with dancers from around the world as you relax and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer! Indulge in the healthy, local, and mostly organic meals that Kalani is famous for. This dance retreat is geared for Intermediate/Advanced dancers, but beginners who are up for a challenge are welcome! This retreat is open to 45 participants during the week long intensive and an additional 30 during the weekend intensive.

For information and registration, visit: https://hawaiibellydanceretreat.eventbrite.com 

Scholarship Opportunity!

If you desire to attend the retreat but need financial assistance we have a scholarship opportunity!

Kami Liddle & Zoe Jakes are offering a $500 scholarship to the retreat this year for those who may need financial assistance!  

To apply please submit an essay to kalae@shakti808.com by Oct. 27th reflecting on:

  1. Your goals with dance and why you specifically want to study with Kami LIddle & Zoe Jakes.
  2. Please explain any personal or financial circumstances that effect your ability to pay for the retreat.
  3. Like our FB page, share our page on your FB wall, and tag 3 friends in your post!

 Good Luck to all our applicants!

Workshop descriptions are now up on our registration page too!!

Here is the link to our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/zoeandkamihawaii/

If you have any questions please contact kalae@shakti808.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!

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.

Melinda Walker
Certified Gypsy Caravan Tribal Belly Dance ® teacher


Class Info: 

Tuesdays: Warrior Recreation Center, UH Manoa – 4-5 PM (Workout/Technique)
Wednesdays: UH West Oahu Campus – 7-8 PM (Workout/Technique), 8-9 PM (Choreography)
Thursdays: UH Manoa (starting Sept. 7) – 7:30-8:30 PM (Choreography)
Sundays: Aloha Dancesport Center (starting Sept. 17) – 4-5 PM (Workout/Technique)
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 UHWO students through the student organization, Bellydance 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.


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!


 2016 Vietnamese New Year


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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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