BELLY DANCE HAPPY HOUR Classes

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!

JULY 15, 2017: Midsummer Night’s Gleam at Foster Botanical Garden

MEDAH is thrilled to be featured at

Midsummer Night’s Gleam ~ Night of a Thousand Stars

DATE: Saturday, July 15
EVENT TIME:  4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
PLACE: Foster Botanical Gardens ~ 50 N. Vineyard Bl  at Nuuanu Ave

MEDAH TIME:  4:30-5:30
Call time for MEDAH performers –  3:30 p.m. 

All performers will be on the main stage

MEDAH will be after the “African Drums” that will start at 4:00p.m.

CALL FOR PERFORMORS & DANCERS:  Contact us at: medah808@gmail.com by June 30.   

All Performers MUST be MEDAH members at the time of performance! 

AUG 17-23: Tribal Fusion Dance Retreat with Giulio Dilemmi

Tribal Fusion Dance Retreat  with Giulio Dilemmi

AUGUST 18-23, 2017
Mauna Lea Manor
75-5259 Mamalahoa Hwy #E
Holualoa, Hawaii 96725

Italian dancer Giulio is one of the few male dancers of Tribal Fusion and the first male teacher in Italy. This is going to be  a great dance series of Tribal Fusion workshops for both women & men.

Remember to plan early, book with a friend and share rooms with your dance friends.  This is not just a dance workshop for there are other exciting activities planned!

For more information, visit http://maunaleamanor.weebly.com/retreats.html 

To learn more about Giulio, visit http://giuliodilemmi.com/

JULY 2, 2017: Shaabi Dance Workshop with Amala Gameela

Shaabi Dance Workshop with Amala Gameela

Sunday, July 2 at 4 PM – 6:30 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Shaabi: The People’s Dance
Shaabi refers to a style of living, music and dance, which applies to dances by ordinary people in informal gatherings. This style of music and dance is rougher and more playful than the rest of Egyptian pop music. Amala will teach a fun Shaabi choreo while explaining hand gestures and translating song lyrics.
Workshop is from 4:00 -6:30pm
Cost is $35.00 ($30.00 for MEDAH members) in advance and $40.00 at the door.

MIRAGE ART & COFFEE – An Arabian Oasis in Honolulu

An Arabian Oasis tucked away in Honolulu

Experience MEDAH member Jasmin El-Gohary’s Middle Eastern Version of Hospitality at Mirage Art & Coffee!

MIRAGE ART & COFFEE
1425 10TH AVENUE, HONOLULU
(808) 888-5968

MONDAY – THURSDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY – SATURDAY 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
SUNDAY CLOSED

NEXT OPEN MIC NIGHT
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017, 7 – 10 PM
LIVE MUSIC, SINGING, DANCING, AND POETRY WITH DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINKS

Also,
PAINTING IN PARADISE: Fun and Relaxing Group Painting Parties with Artist-Instructor Jasmin
WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Cafe and Gallery Rental outside of opening hours also available. Call (808) 888-5968 to inquire.
http://mirageartcoffee.com/

JULY 22: BELLYDANCE RAQS PRESENTS: HAFTA HAVE A HAFLA

Bellydance Raqs Presents: HAFTA HAVE A HAFLA <3

Saturday, July 22 at 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Arthur Murray Dance Center Hawaii
770 Kapiolani Blvd, Ste 115, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Bellydance Raqs and Sammie in Hawaii invite dancers, friends, and family to their first ever hafla potluck to enjoy togetherness and the love of belly dance within the Oahu dance community! Join us for a night of performances, open floor dancing, drumming, and food for good vibes and plenty kind shimmies!

Got That Performance Itch?

We’d LOVE to have you perform and to celebrate your love of dance at this event! Troupes, soloists, small groups, first timers, all are eligible (although groups will take preference if we have an overwhelming amount of dancers)! Guest dancers (non-BDRaqs should aim for a song between 4 and 5 minutes max, BDRaqs performers should aim for a song 3-4 minutes max). Please contact Sammie (sammieinhawaii@gmail.com) to request a slot – time will be limited, so make sure to let us know soon so we can accomodate your performance!

Wanna Teach for Us?

We are currently full up on instructors for mini-lessons. However, I will post back if another slot opens up! Instructors will have their entrance fee waived.

Raffle:

Purchase tickets to support BDRaqs and get entered to win one of several awesome prizes throughout the night!

Food and Drinks:

For any dishes that are not already labeled or in the original packaging, please provide an ingredients list to be placed near your dish – allergic reactions to food make for poor shimmies! Drinks, plates, napkins, and utensils will be provided. Please be advised that this is an alcohol-free event.

Admission:

***PRE-ORDER – $10 flat rate for adults, $5 for children under 12 – non-refundable, but you will receive two free raffle tickets! Send through PayPal at my link here including the First and Last name of all guests:PayPal.Me/SWon ***

Dancers and Musicians Performing – Free admission (donations and food contributions welcome)
Adult Non-Performers – $15 without a dish, $10 if you bring a dish to share
Invited Photographers and Mini-Lesson Instructors – Free admission
Children – Infants and toddlers admitted free, $5 for other children under the age of 12

*The entirety of admission and raffle sales go to cost of the venue rental and to supporting Bellydance Raqs as a Resistered Independent Student Organization at UHWO ♥

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1937795799786299/ for more information.

JUN 10-11: AMALA GAMEELA PRESENTS: WORKSHOPS WITH KARIM NAGI

Event Date: Jun 10 – 11, 2017 | Aloha DanceSport Center

Karim Nagi is an International Arabic Musician and Folk Dancer from Egypt and the USA. Because of his proficiency in both music and dance, his workshops deliver students to a new physical understanding of the connection between these two disciplines. As a dance and drum teacher, Karim has taught in dozens of festivals in the United States, Asia, Europe and Cairo, as well as all major Arab Culture festivals in the USA. Karim Nagi is a true crossover artist, uniting the Cabaret and Tribal, Traditional and the Modern, the Ethnic and the Urban. Amala is ecstatic and honored to bring Karim to Hawaii!

Workshops will be held at Aloha DanceSport Center:
350 Ward Ave. Honolulu, HI 96814
Please arrive 10 minutes before the workshop for registration.
Street parking is available.
*MEDAH MEMBERS ONLY PAY $150.00*
*ALL 3 WORKSHOPS FOR ONLY $165.00*

FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION VISIT http://amalaraqs.com/2017/amala-gameela-presents-workshops-with-karim-nagi/

May 20-21 AMALA GAMEELA WORKSHOPS ON THE BIG ISLAND

May 20 – May 21
KONA ELKS LODGE

JOIN HOSTS “HANDS OF FATIMA HAWAII” FOR TWO FABULOUS 2.5 HOUR EGYPTIAN FOLKLORIC WORKSHOPS FEATURING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF AMALA GAMEELA, HELD AT THE KONA ELKS LODGE IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN KAILUA KONA.
THE FIRST WORKSHOP IS MOROCCAN SHIKHAT .
UNCOVER THE SENSUAL MOVEMENTS AND HIP ARTICULATIONS OF MOROCCOS PUBLIC DANCERS.
HISTORY, COSTUMING & CHOREOGRAPHY
THE SECOND OF THE WORKSHOPS IS THE FUN, FLIRTATIOUS DANCE OF THE BLACK SHAWL, THE MELAYA LEFF, DANCE OF ALEXANDRIA.
MASTER THE GRACE OF EGYPTIAN DANCE WITH THE SOFT, PLAYFUL EXPRESSIONS OF MELAYA LEFF WITH EMPHASIS ON STAGE PRESENCE, CHARACTERIZATION AND MUSIC EMULATION THE ALEXANDIAN WAY OF LIFE.
AMALA GAMEELA IS A CURRENT RESIDENT OF OAHU AND OFFERS CLASSES FEATURING MANY MODALITIES OF EGYPTIAN CLASSICAL AND FOLKLORIC STYLES.
TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF WORKSHOPS AVAIABLE GO TO:

Workshops with Amala Gameela

April 22, 2017: Sammie in Hawaii at Leeward Music Festival

SAMMIE IN HAWAII AT LEEWARD MUSIC FESTIVAL

April 22, 2017  •  6:45 PM

Leeward Music Festival is an annual event held at the Kroc Center in Kapolei, and hosted by the Kapolei Chorale. Performers each year cover the spectrum of arts from hula to whistling to singing and musical instruments. Sammie is so excited to be invited to perform as a soloist this year!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/289613378122672/ for more information.

April 8, 2017: Bellydance Raqs Takes Ala Moana Centerstage!

BELLYDANCE RAQS TAKES ALA MOANA CENTERSTAGE!

April 8, 2017  •  3:00-3:45 PM

Bellydance Raqs is a student organization based out of UH West Oahu, and under the instruction of Sammie in Hawaii. Lessons are open to students and members of the public. This performance is a chance for students to showcase their troupe choreography learned over the semester, as well as to begin creating and performing their own work as independent dancers! Other guests at this event include Beats Generation, Brittany Castle, and Sammie’s Flutter Fan Workshop Students.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/610280075846090/ for more information.

Bellydance Raqs Classes with Sammie

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.”

Class Info: 

For Summer 2017, Sammie will be teaching on Tuesdays from 4-5 PM on the UH Manoa Campus, and at an alternate location on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM and on Saturdays from 12:30-1:30 PM. Please contact her directly for further details.

Mar 24-25: HIP CONVERGENCE

HIP CONVERGENCE

Belly Dance Show and Workshops in Honolulu featuring some of Hawaii’s Finest Instructors from multiple Islands.
Let’s unite and celebrate our love for dance!

FRIDAY SHOW

Hip Convergence Belly Dance Show at Ala Moana Center Stage on Friday March 24th 7pm.
Come experience a variety of dance performances from local professional dancers, from multiple islands!

Ala Moana Center Stage
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

Hip Convergence Dance Workshops 7am-5pm at Paradise Tango Studio in Chinatown Honolulu.
An array of workshops targeted to improving your development in dance!

  • BURLESQUE CONCEPTS FOR BELLY DANCERS WORKSHOP with Vila Donovan
  • ELEGANT COMBINATIONS WORKSHOP with Nelleke
  • ZILLS/FINGER CYMBALS WORKSHOP with Malia Delapenia
  • BOLLYWOOD CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Aaja Nachle Hawaii

Workshop costs for individual workshops are:
Pre register/early rate $35 each
Register the day of $40 each
MEDAH member bundle: Any 3 Workshops $95

Paradise Tango
150 N King St
Ste 202
Honolulu, HI 96817

TO REGISTER FOR ANY/ALL WORKSHOPS
http://casandracorette.com/hip-convergence-workshops-registration/

Mar 25: AMERICAN TRIBAL STYLE BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP – BEGINNER AND BEYOND WITH DAYL WORKMAN

March 25 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Still and Moving Center, 1024 Queen Street, Honolulu

$22

Contact dayl@saharaspirittribal.com

Or sign up at stillandmovingcenter.com

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/   You’ll learn several of the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities.

What to wear/bring to the workshop: Full skirt or comfortable dance pants (no jeans or non-stretch pants), tank top or T-shirt, bare feet or dance shoes, a scarf to tie around your hips (no coin belts), water, pen and paper…and enthusiasm!

Dayl creates a great space in which to learn, injecting humour and encouragement in the class environment whilst catering to all learning styles. Dayl incorporates zills, sword, veil, flags, fire fingers, poi/fire poi, and fire lotuses in her performances, classes and workshops. She also facilitates mask making workshops working with dance related themes.

img_9040Dayl fell in love with ATS (American Tribal Style) belly dance during her first class in January 1999. She appeared on stage with her troupe for the first time in April 1999 and has been performing and teaching ever since.  Dayl has performed with several professional troupes in Oklahoma (Gypsy Fire), Texas (Tribal Evolution, Wild Sky) and Sydney (Urban Turban, Urban Qabila, Tribal Spirit), and has studied in the USA and Australia, taking classes from Carolena Nericcio and Megha Gavin of Fat Chance Belly Dance, Jill Parker of Ultra Gypsy, Heather Stants of Urban Tribal Dance Company, Melusina of Underbelly, Rachel Brice of Indigo, Sue Erokan, Morocco, Devi Mamak of Ghawazi Caravan and Hilary Cinis of Sydney Tribal Bellydance.

Dayl’s passion for tribal belly dance extends to the love of community, bringing people together to move and dance the same “language”. She believes that creativity is a vehicle for good health, and what better way than to express it than through the art of dance!

Feb 26: Nubian Dance Workshop with Amala Gameela

Sunday, February 26 at 4 PM – 6:30 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Learn the joyful folk dance of Nubia, where Egypt’s own performance groups thrive, with one of the very few dancers in Hawaii who has perfected this beautiful dance and preserved it’s authenticity. Amala’s background of various belly dance styles surpass basic steps and reach deep into the culture, history and eclectic music. She is eager to share fun combos emulating movements of her favorite animals in one of her original choreographies while sharing Nubian instrumentation, rhythm and costuming.
Some dance experience recommended and all dance styles are welcome!
Hand-outs and music are provided.
Please bring a veil and a headband, scarf or hair pins to somehow attach the veil to your head so that we can use them as tarhas to dance with!

Workshop is from 4:00 -6:30pm
Cost is $35.00 ($30.00 for MEDAH members) in advance and $40.00 at the door.
http://amalaraqs.com/2017/nubian-dance-workshop-with-amala-gameela-4/
Amala Gameela is a passionate Middle Eastern Dance Artist based out of Honolulu, HI specializing in folkloric Near East Dance and Egyptian Orientale.

JANUARY 21, 2017: Egyptian Dance Workshop with Amala Gameela

Learn to creatively and confidently express yourself while experiencing an exhilarating way to exercise with sensual movements from Egypt. Amala invites students of all ages, shapes and levels to explore traditional Near East movements, music and culture while utilizing nearly every muscle and joint in the body to improve strength, coordination, balance and grace with an emphasis on proper posture, hip articulations and body isolations. She is eager to share a fun and original choreography to an upbeat Egyptian pop piece. Allow Amala to show you how empowering and therapeutic the beauty of belly dance is for your body, soul and mind.

Date: Jan 21st

Location: Still and Moving Center – 1024 Queen Street Honolulu

Time: 1p – 3p

Cost: $22

Complete workshop information:

http://www.stillandmovingcenter.com/event/egyptian-dance-workshop-with-amalagameela/