Haunani’s Fusion Bellydance for Beginners

Haunani’s Fusion Bellydance for Beginners

6 week session

Sundays @9:45-10:45AM

March 4-April 8

$75.00 for 6 week session

$15 drop ins

This class is for the novice dancer looking for an introduction to bellydance and it’s movements. This class will give you a foundation to bellydance technique, stylization and simple choreography. In this art form, the dancer becomes a physical manifestation of the music expressing the moods of the music. We will practice isolations, shimmies, traveling steps, simple turns and transitions. Class will start with 15 minutes of conditioning exercises.

Please bring with you a yoga mat for warm up/cool down, a water bottle, and hip scarf (optional).


Paradise Tango Dance Studio


150 N. King Street. Suite #202

Street Parking or Municipal Parking

Message: hau_nani@yahoo.com for registration details

Haunani Ramil

Haunani began Bellydancing at the age of 20. In her early Bellydance years she studied Egyptian Cabaret from a local teacher, Shadiya. Not too long after, she began taking classes from Kalae Kaina at a dance studio near her home. She went to see Shakti Dance Movement perform at a local hot spot and was totally captivated. There was fire, beautiful fluid bellydance, and a community of women on the stage. She has been a dedicated member and student of Shakti Dance Movement for over 10 years. Tribal Fusion Bellydance has been an array of life experiences for her–an expression of art, empowerment, health/wellness, the learner/the teacher/the performer, a spiritual practice, but most importantly the gift of sisterhood and feminine wisdom. She is so grateful for all the love and support from her family and all who support her love of dance


New Fusion Bellydance classes with Kalae Kaina!

More information here

Introduction to Finger Cymbals 4 week series
Thursdays 7-8pm
February 22- March 15th
Shakti’s Den Studio, Waimanalo
Message kalae@shakti808.com for registration & more info.

Mixed level Fusion Bellydance
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.


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