MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE ARTISTS OF HAWAII

APRIL 21: BELLY DANCE RAQS ALA MOANA SHOWCASE

Belly Dance Raqs Ala Moana Showcase

Saturday, April 21 at 3 PM – 4 PM

at Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Join Belly Dance Raqs for their semester-ly showcase! They will be highlighting the work of students from Belly Dance Raqs UHWO (2 years old) and UH Manoa (in its second semester). Both organizations are made up of both student and non-student members, all with a love for the art of belly dance and led by Sammie in Hawaii (Samantha Giridhar). Also featuring Lilikoi Dance, Sammie’s advanced troupe. Now in its second semester, Lilikoi Dance is made up of dancers who are committed to challenging themselves and pushing to the next level excelling in technique, complex choreography, and prop work.  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.


APRIL 22: April Double Workshop – Ala Moana After Party with Sammie & Dayl

April showers bring… another round of double workshops with Dayl and Sammie! 😛 Our Ala Moana show is April 21, and what better way to celebrate than more dance?? Back by popular demand, don’t miss another round of flutter fan technique by Sammie (especially if you’re thinking of taking her special series this summer)! Fresh off of the Ala Moana performance, Dayl is ready to continue building Oahu’s American Tribal Style community with another workshop designed to get you moving and shaking!

Pricing:

Already registered for Sammie’s April classes? Sammie’s workshop is already included and you can add Dayl’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: Flutter Fan Technique 4-5 PM

Inspired heavily by the fan techniques of Victoria Teel and Madame Onca, Sammie is constantly working to put her own twist on flutter fan technique! Increasing in popularity, the single large-stave flutter fan is a unique and versatile prop that has a life of its own. Not a veil, not a fan veil, but something in between! Gain comfort and familiarity with flutter fan technique in this fun, engaging workshop!

***Limited fans will be available to borrow – please let Sammie know ahead of time if you need one***

Dayl’s Workshop: 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!


SATURDAY, MAY 12 ~

Shakti Dance Movement is proud to present
Shakti’s Den: A Performance Showcase Fundraiser Show!

Saturday, May 12th
6pm-9pm
Doors open @ 6pm, show starts promptly @ 6:30pm

Next Door
43 N. Hotel st., Honolulu

Metered street parking and Chinatown Municipal parking available

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

Online tickets at: shakticrush.eventbrite.com

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619847921397123/


APRIL 9-MAY 14: BELLY DANCE WITH MALIA DELAPENIA!

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

April 9th- May 14th
Mondays 7-8pm

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

HONOLULU CLUB
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


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.

 


LEARN ARABIC THIS SUMMER WITH ADLY MIRZA!

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is offering two Arabic language classes with Adly Mirza!

ARABIC 101
MWF 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
May 21-June 29

ARABIC 102
MWF 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
July 2-August 10

For more information, contact adly@hawaii.edu.


JUNE 11: BELLY DANCE SWORD WORKSHOP WITH MALIA DELAPENIA!

Bellydance “Sword” Technique Workshop June 11th 7pm-9pm

Take on the fun and exciting challenge of SWORD DANCE with Malia Delapenia!
This workshop will inspire and encourage you to be confident with one of the most intriguing and dangerous props for BellyDance performance.

Topics the workshop will cover:
– Why Sword dance? Malia will answer all your questions and break down the mystery of sword dance
– Sword balance- Hand, Head, Hip, Shoulder and a surprise balance
– Magic tricks- To entice your audience
– Drills and Technique for you to train and practice on your own following this workshop
– The NO NO NO’s of sword dance, most important =)

Workshop Rate: $50
Registration opens 15mins prior to the lesson at the Honolulu Club front desk
Purchase your sword from www.ShimmyChic.com shimmychic@gmail.com Sunita Swarup

More on Malia Delapenia www.MaliaDelapenia.com

Video of Malia Delapenia performing her Sword Belly Dance at the Hawaii Women’s Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Convention Center: https://www.facebook.com/BellyDancerHawaii/videos/695093003987050/


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


DEC 2-9: 8TH ANNUAL BELLY DANCE RETREAT WITH ZOE JAKES AND KAMI LIDDLE

Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center
12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, Hawaii

December 2nd- December 9th, 2018

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 34 hours of 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! Enjoy the healthy, local, and mostly organic meals that Kalani is famous for. This dance retreat is intended for Intermediate/Advanced dancers, but beginners who are up for a challenge are welcome! This retreat is open to 30 participants during the week-long intensive and an additional 70 during the weekend intensive.

http://www.shakti808.com/retreat


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

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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