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!

NOV 18: BELLYDANCE RAQS TAKES ALA MOANA

Saturday, November 18 at 3 PM – 4 PM

at

ALA MOANA CENTER

Join Belly Dance Raqs for their semester-ly showcase! They will not only be highlighting the work of students from Belly Dance Raqs UHWO, but introducing the NEW Belly Dance Raqs Manoa as well as Lilikoi Dance, a new, select belly dance troupe. 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. We would love to hear from you!

Mix Plate Special! – Double Workshops with Sammie and Dayl <3

Sunday, September 24 at 4 PM – 6 PM

at

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

Sammie and Dayl are teaming up to offer up a scrumptious mix plate of belly dance workshops! American Tribal Style® and American Cabaret are two completely different delicacies, and we invite beginners and experienced dancers alike to have fun, experience new styles, and fall more in love with all the diversity belly dance has to offer! For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1437832206331383/?active_tab=about

Pricing:

Already registered for Sammie’s September classes? You get the Dayl-y Special for $15! Not registered? You’re all good for $20! To register early, visit the PayPal ticketing link and make sure to include your name! Send as a friend to avoid the fees!

Workshops:

4-5 PM: SAM Musubi!

5-6 PM: Dayl-y Special with Jacky-roni Salad!

WORKSHOP DETAILS

SAM Musubi (Smooth And Melty)

In this workshop, Sammie will introduce a variety of super slinky combos that will improve your ability to connect movements fluidly, give you inspiration for your own dance choreographies, and really work out the kinks in those smooth kind isolations. Glide your way across the floor, hit that ooey-gooey undulation, and meeeeeelt your way through some level changes. All experience levels welcome!

Dayl-y Special with guest teacher Jacky-roni!

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 learn several of 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!

 

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! 

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.

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!