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.


Marching Through March Double Workshop with Dayl and Sammie!

Sunday, March 25 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/513649418994529/

Sammie and Dayl are super ready to get back to doubles for the month of March ♥ Come in like a lion and strut your stuff with some dramatic American Cabaret combinations and some super sassy ATS!


Already registered for Sammie’s March 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: Dramatic AmCab Combos and Accents 4-5 PM

Drama. You try to avoid it at all costs in life, but you want to include just the right amount in your dancing! Join Sammie as she walks you through some super dramatic combinations to wow your audience and keep all eyes on you. Release that belly dance diva within and own your stage!

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!

APR 14 – 18: Envision Retreat Hawaii – A-Z Bellydance

Keti Sharif’s A-Z Bellydance ‘ENVISION’ Retreat at the Mauna Lea Manor

April 14-18, 2018

Mauna Lea Manor,75-5259 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Hawaii 96725

envision /verb:
to conceive of as a possibility, foresee

Join Keti Sharif’s A-Z Bellydance ‘ENVISION’ Retreat at the Mauna Lea Manor.
Explore creative new directions in dance, wellbeing & artistry – your way.
Retreat accommodation at Mauna Lea is limited to 16 Participants.
View or download the full Retreat Schedule at http://ketisharif.com/A-ZRetreatHawaii.html

Envision offers four days of fun workshop – new directions and an exploration of your personal style.
Learn the new A-Z Bellydance with a focus on Somatics and the Elements, blended with AstroBelly.
The focus is on bellydance, wellbeing, creativity and how to integrate A-Z Bellydance.
We will be staying at the beautiful Mauna Lea Manor, in the element-themed cottages for Envision.
Mauna Lea Manor is located on Hualalai Mountain just 15 minutes from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Enjoy 10 specialised workshops at the retreat – giving you 20 hours of workshop training with Keti Sharif. Participants can perform at the ‘Envision’ Soiree – share your inspiration and creativity!

Questions? Email office@ketisharif.com


MAR 18-26: Myra Krien on the Big Island – AscenDance of Athena

Myra Krien: AscenDance of Athena Retreat 

March 18-25, 2018

Heaven at Mauna Lea Manor, 75-5259 Mamalahoa Hwy, Apt E, Holualoa, Hawaii 96725


March 18 -25, 2018 . 7 night stay at Mauna Lea Manor
Retreat Fee: $550 (paid to Pomegranate Studios)
Lodging Fee: $350 (paid to Mauna Lea Manor)
Total for retreat: $900
*Not Including Food and Travel expenses

Day 1 : Monday, March 19th – Athena
Day 2 : Tuesday, March 20th – Bast
Day 3 : Wednesday, March 21st – Artemis
Day 4: Thursday, March 22nd – Aphrodite
Day 5: Friday, March 23rd – Isis
Day 6: Saturday, March 24th – SHOW DAY
Day 7: Sunday, March 25th – check out
Daily Schedule:
9-12pm Meditation, journaling, technique drills and practicum, conceptual performance skill building, improvisation
1-3pm Choreography

Daily Schedule:
9-12pm Meditation, journaling, technique drills and practicum, conceptual performance skill building, improvisation
1-3pm Choreography

Optional Extras:
*A portrait session with an amazing photographer*
*Beach day / water snorkel day*
*SPA day: mani/pedis or massages*
*Trip to Pele*

For more information and to register contact:
Stephanie Bolton