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.

MARCH 25: MARCHING THROUGH MARCH DOUBLE WORKSHOP WITH DAYL AND SAMMIE

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!

Pricing:

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

https://m.facebook.com/events/293004407827212?__mref=mb

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

Details:

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*
*Archery*
*Trip to Pele*

For more information and to register contact:
Stephanie Bolton
mauna.lea.studios@gmail.com
808-854-1270
www.maunaleamanor.weebly.com

https://m.facebook.com/events/292567571225686?__mref=mb

SUNDAY, FEB 11 WORKSHOP: Kindle Your Dance Romance – Double Up with Sammie and Dayl!

Kindle Your Dance Romance – Double Up with Sammie and Dayl!

Sunday, February 11 at 4 PM – 6 PM

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

Sammie, Dayl, and Jacky are ready to get your hearts pounding and kindle your romance for dance in this February workshop! Single and ready to mingle? Got a boo, bae, or living the “it’s complicated” life? We have workshops for people of any relationship status!

Pricing: 

Already registered for Sammie’s February classes? Sammie’s workshop 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.

***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: Fall in Love with Improvisation 4-5 PM

In this workshop, you will learn several different techniques for delivering an amazing, seemingly (haha) effortless, improvisational performance. To some, improv is terrifying, to others, a way of life – either way, the first improvised piece is a big step for a belly dancer on their dance journey! Sammie has been improvising belly dance solos for years, and has discovered all the tricks and pitfalls so that you don’t have to! 😉 Come ready to take a leap out of your comfort zone and fall in love with what you can do on the fly! 

Dayl and Jacky’s Workshop: Better Together! 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!

SUNDAY, JAN 21 WORKSHOP: Double Up! Belly Dance Resolution 2018 with Sammie and Dayl!

Double Up! Belly Dance Resolution 2018 with Sammie and Dayl!

Sunday, January 21 at 4 PM – 6 PM

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

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/508781106150448/

Sammie, Dayl, and Jacky are ready to start your 2018 Belly Dance Resolutions off right with another double serving of American Cabaret and American Tribal Style, chock full of shimmies! Always an exciting pairing, start your year off right and jump back into action to kick off our first double workshop of the new year!

Pricing:

Already registered for Sammie’s January classes? Sammie’s workshop 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.

***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 Resolution? Make Your Veil Work POP!!! 4-5 PM

In this workshop, you will learn veil technique to a fun and flowy pop song – Unconditionally by Katy Perry! A step outside of the traditional, you will learn how to become one with your veil through this dance – catching the air, framing your body, gliding across the floor, and of course, making it POP 😀

Dayl and Jacky’s Resolution? 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!

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/508781106150448/

STARTING JANUARY 13: Fusion Bellydance 6 week sessions for Beginner & Intermediate level students

Fundamentals for Beginners: Fusion Bellydance

January 13-February 17

Saturdays 9:00am-10:00am

at Paradise Tango in China Town, 150 North King St., Honolulu
Registration and more information here:
https://beginners-fusion-bellydance.eventbrite.com

Fundamentals for Beginners/Intermediate Students: Fusion Bellydance

January 13-February 17

Saturdays 10:15am-11:15am

at Paradise Tango in China Town, 150 North King St., Honolulu
Registration and more information here:

https://beginners-intermediate-fusion-bellydance.eventbrite.com

AUGUST 24, 25 & 26: RACHEL BRICE INTENSIVE & SHOWCASE

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

Feb 10, 2018: MEDAH PRESENTS Valentine Veils!

MEDAH presents…

VALENTINE VEILS!

A Romantic Journey featuring
Middle Eastern dancing, music & food

With performances by:

MALIA DELAPENIA • KALAE KAINA • MURAT DEMIRTAS & TURKISH WINGS • SAMANTHA GIRIDHAR & LILIKOI DANCE

And many more!

And Special Guest
MEREDITH ZELMAN NARISSI
Author of “7 Veils – Mystical Secrets of a Feminine Path to Enlightenment”

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 6-10PM

6-6:45PM: Kismet (Meredith Zelman Narissi) will give a short interactive workshop on the veils of spiritual transformation through belly dance and feminine transcendence

at the
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Ave, 7th Floor, Honolulu

PARKING INCLUDED IN ADMISSION FEE

BAR OPEN TO PURCHASE WINE OR ALCOHOL

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 for HONOLULU CLUB and MEDAH Members | $15 for Non Members

Payment at HC Front Desk.

DINNER RESERVATIONS: $30.80 per person

General Admission not included in Dinner Ticket. Dinner reservations must be made by February 1st and paid in advance. No walk-ins.

For reservations, call 808 585-9626 leave a message and phone number for Julie Augafa, Food & Beverage Director, that you like to pay for dinner for Feb 10th. She will call back and take a credit card number. OR Email at jaugafa@honoluluclub.com.

Valentine Veils Buffet Dinner Menu

  • Meat Kebabs
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Tzatziki dip
  • Tabbouleh Salad
  • Hummus
  • Falafel
  • Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pita
  • Other surprises

Dessert:

  • Baklava,
  • Fresh fruit w/fudge and fresh cream

Beverage: Ice Water

Bar will be open to purchase wine or alcohol

For more information, email medah808@gmail.com

JAN 6: BELLY DANCE RAQS PRESENTS Hafta Have A(nother) Hafla!

Belly Dance Raqs presents:
Hafta Have A(nother) Hafla!

SATURDAY, January 6, 2018 at 6 – 10 PM

at

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

Come and join the lovely ladies of Belly Dance Raqs (UH West Oahu AND UH Manoa) and Lilikoi Dance for a night of mini-lessons, awesome performances, henna, potluck food, and raffle drawings! All entry fees go to supporting the Belly Dance Raqs Dance Scholarship and student organizations ♥

Performances:

We will have performances in blocks throughout the night by our BDRaqs/Lilikoi Dance student dancers in addition to many amazing guests from the belly dance community in Hawaii!

ALL PERFORMANCE SLOTS ARE CURRENTLY FULL (what a fantastic problem to have)!!! If you are still interested in performing, please email sammieinhawaii@gmail.com about a spot on our waitlist! Performers will have their admission waived!

Mini-Lessons:

We will have short 15 minute mini-lessons so you can sample all the amazing variety that belly dance has to offer! If you are interested in teaching a mini-lesson, please email sammieinhawaii@gmail.com about securing a slot! Instructors will have their admission waived.

Potluck:

We’ll provide all cups/plates/drinks/napkins/cutlery! If you bring a dish, we will take $5 off of your admission to the event!

Henna:

Honolulu Henna is donating a big chunk of all henna sales at the event to Belly Dance Raqs ♥ Support our students and get some lovely henna too! Please note that cash is highly preferred!

Small designs: $15, Mediums: $25, Larges: $40

Ticket Information and Raffle:

Admission:

Before the Door – $10
At the Door – $15 , or $10 if you bring something for the potluck
Children under 12 – $5

Raffle Tickets – 1 for $2, 3 for $5, 8 for $10, 15 for $15 – you will be able to choose the prizes that you’d like to win!

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/250808225443761/ for ticket and event information.

DEC 4-11: 7th Annual Hawaii Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

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

NOV 12: ALL the Fixings with Sammie, Dayl and Jacky!

ALL the Fixings with Sammie, Dayl and Jacky!

SUNDAY, November 12, 4 – 6 PM

at
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).

Pricing: 
*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!

SAT, NOV 4: MEDAH CULTURE DAY FESTIVAL

MEDAH presents:
CULTURE DAY FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, November 4 at 7 – 11 PM

at

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.

PERFORMANCES BY:

Helenka, Palo Seco and Marla Merlano Kraintz, Pikake, Kiana Luna, Les Nomades, Chin Chu Roche (Korean Drum Dance), Ashlee, Fairyn Rain, The Habibi Sisters, Adly Mirza, Holly, Milica, Vila, and more!

FRI, Nov 3: SHAKTI’S DEN

SHAKTI’S DEN: A Performance Showcase Fundraiser Show

FRIDAY, November 3rd, 6 – 9 PM

at
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!