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/

Jan 29, 2017 Saidi: Raks Al Sayya Workshop with Amala Gameela


Saidi: Raks Al Sayya Workshop with Amala Gameela

Event Date: Jan 29, 2017 | Aloha Dancesport Center | View Map

Immerse Yourself in Folkloric Egyptian Dance!

Learn the famous Saidi stick dance of Upper Egypt 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 for you to enjoy fun and sassy Saidi combos in one of her favorite, original choreographies while sharing Saidi instrumentation, rhythm and costuming.
Some dance experience recommended and all dance styles are welcome!
Hand-outs and music are provided but sticks to borrow are limited.

 

Complete Workshop information

http://amalaraqs.com/2016/saidiraksassaya-workshop-with-amalagameela/

 

Date: Jan 29th
Location: Aloha Dancesport Center –  350 Ward Avenue Honolulu

Time: 4p – 6:30p 4:00 -6:30pm
In advanced Cost: Non-MEDAH – $35.00,  
MEDAH Members – $30

At the door: $40.00

Nov 16: Amala Gameela performs at Kan Zaman

Amala Gameela performs at Kan Zaman
Nov 16 at 7:30 PM
Kan Zaman
1028 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Enjoy enchanting belly dance performances by Amala Gameela and delicious, authentic Middle Eastern entrees. Reservations are strongly encouraged. BYOB
Please call 808-554-3847 for details and reservations.
http://kanzamanhawaii.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/686312964754107/
http://amalaraqs.com/2016/amala-gameela-performs-at-kan-zaman/

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Nov 12, 2016: Amala Gameela performs at Aloha Dancesport Center’s Social Dance Party

Join the Aloha Dancesport Center Ohana for a studio party! Amala is excited to be a part of the fabulous line-up of performers!

Event Date: Nov 12, 2016 | Aloha Dancesport Center | View Map

Doors open at 7pm.
$10/ person with a reservation or $15/ person admission at the door.

For details and reservations call 808-200-5540.
http://alohadancesportcenter.com/

http://amalaraqs.com/2016/amala-gameela-performs-at-aloha-dancesport-centers-social-dance-party/

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Nov 12, 2016: AMERICAN TRIBAL STYLE BELLY DANCE INTRO WORKSHOP

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American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Intro Workshop

November 12, 2016, 3-5pm

Cost: $22

Still and Moving Center
1024 Queen St., Honolulu

For more information, contact dayl@saharaspirittribal.com

Workshop

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. ATSâ 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 ATSâ, please visit http://fcbd.com/about/

Your instructor, Dayl, will teach a simple choreography based on ATS® movements. 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’s Bio

Dayl fell in love with ATS® belly dance during her first class in January 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 Tribal) and Sydney (Urban Turban, Tribal Spirit) She has studied the dance form extensively in the USA and Australia, taking classes from such greats as Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and Megha Gavin of Fat Chance Belly Dance, achieving her Teacher Training Certificate in 2016. 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.

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! Dayl creates a great space in which to learn, injecting humour and encouragement in the class environment whilst catering for all learning styles.

https://www.facebook.com/events/861706710597968/

December 5 – 12, 2016: 6th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

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6th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center

12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, HI 96778

December 5th – December 12th. 2016

For reservations, visit:

https://kamiandzoehawaiiretreat.eventbrite.com/

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 40 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! Enjoy the healthy, local, and mostly organic meals that Kalani is famous for. This dance retreat is intended for Intermediate/Advanced dancers, but beginners who are up for a challenge are welcome!  This retreat is open to 45 participants during the weeklong intensive and an additional 30 during the weekend intensive.

Read the great review by WIldSpice Mag of our 2015 retreat here:

http://wildspicemag.com/culture/hawaiiretreatwithzoejakeskamiliddle

Watch the beautiful re-cap video produced by WildSpice Mag here:

https://vimeo.com/wildspicemag/hawaiiretreat 

Shakti’s Den Productions

Organizer of 6th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

OCTOBER 13, 2016: CULTURAL MIDDLE EASTERN JOURNEY

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CULTURAL MIDDLE EASTERN JOURNEY
Presented by the 2016 Hawaii Belly Dance Convention and the Honolulu Museum of Arts
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016, 5:00 PM
at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Arts 900 Kinau St. Honolulu Hi 96814
 
Museum members: $12.00
General Admission: $15.00
In a new event for this year’s convention, enjoy cultural seminars followed by the Reflection performance review! Seminars: Starting at 5pm, Courtney Duchardt leads “Intro to Middle Eastern Dance,” which is followed by “From the Gypsy Trail, to the Melting Pot: The Ever-Nomadic Hsitory of Bellydance” lecture by Frank Farinaro. The cultural seminars end with a Q+A panel with visiting artists Mira Betz, Petite Jamilla, and Frank Farinaro. Reflection: Following the seminars is an intimate session of performances and commentary, an opportunity for professional feedback from HBDC’s visiting instructors. Beginning at 7pm, dancers can participate in a Q+A session and get feedback on their own performances.
 

October 13-17: HAWAII BELLY DANCE CONVENTION

Now in its 12th year, the 2016 Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention will bring performers and teachers from near and far to Honolulu to share the beauty and drama of Middle Eastern dance.

Cultural Middle Eastern Journey

“We’re so excited to announce the twelfth annual Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention. This year will be the best yet, bringing some of the best belly dancers in the world to Honolulu to share their knowledge and passion with dancers and dance lovers alike,” said convention founder Malia Delapenia. “We hope you’ll join us this October.”

The Hawaiʻi Belly Dance Convention shares the enchantment of Middle Eastern dance with friends from around the world in the spirit of aloha🌺

SEMINARS • EXHILARATING PERFORMANCES • MIDDLE EASTERN MARKETPLACE • VIP AFTER PARTY

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT http://www.hawaiibellydanceconvention.com/convention.html

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SEP 10, 2016: GODDESS ZONE BY SHAKTI’S DEN

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Shakti’s Den Productions Presents

Goddess Zone

“A fusion Belly Dance showcase inspired by the paintings of Hawaiian Goddesses by artist Rochelle Ortiz”

September 10th @ Doris Duke Theater

Address: 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI

A fundraiser show for Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company’s new in home dance studio.

Learn more about the artist Rochelle Ortiz on Instagram @teardrops4u

About The Project

Lead Choreographer and Artistic Director, Kalae Kaina, has been studying the art of Belly Dance for 20 years. Her adoration of this dance form shows in her passion and dedication to her dance, a love of dance she hopes to pass on to her students. She is the director of Hawaii’s premier Contemporary Fusion Belly Dance companies, Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company. Native born, with her lineage tracing back to Kalapana on Hawaii Island, Kalae is excited to share her first production pulling inspiration from her Hawaiian roots. This dance showcase will feature a full length show inspired by the paintings of local Artist Rochelle Ortiz aka Teardrop. Rochelle’s Hawaiian Goddess series is inspired by observing our beautiful aina getting covered with concrete, slowly losing her beauty due to mankind and our relentless pursuit of destroying our planet. The artist wanted to give mother nature a face and a voice in hopes that we remember that without her, we will not exist. The collaboration between dance artist and visual artist came quite naturally as Kalae and Rochelle dance together! Join us as we bring art to life through dance.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goddess-zone-tickets-26616039290

JULY 29-30: 2016 SUMMER DANCE SHOWCASE

FREE THIS WEEEKEND! Free dance workshops and performances!
Friday, July 29th and Saturday July 30th

2016 SUMMER DANCE SHOWCASE

at Maile Theatre at Kapiolani Community College

Workshops include Classical Egyptian Belly Dance with Jahara Al Jawaher and American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Dayl Workman. Performances by Devi Dance Company, Shakti Dance Movement, MEDAH and more!

Although this event is free, patrons are encouraged to get tickets on Eventbrite:

Friday July 29th
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-summer-dance-showcase-hawaii-performance-july-29th-tickets-26630624916

Saturday July 30th
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-summer-dance-showcase-hawaii-july-30-tickets-26630762327

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The Beauty of Bellydance at Kan Zaman with Casandra Corette

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You can see MEDAH member Casandra Corette entertain every month at The Beauty of Belly Dance at Kan Zaman!

Kan Zaman is a fantastic Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant on Nu’uanu Ave in Honolulu.

On Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM. Casandra dances on one or two Wednesdays per month.

For schedule announcements please check out Casandra’s website http://casandracorette.com/

or join “The Beauty of Belly Dance” on Facebook for all show updates

https://www.facebook.com/groups/686312964754107/

Kan Zaman Restaurant www.kanzamanhawaii.com

1028 Nu’uanu Ave

808-554-3847 (reservations recommended)

Reviews on YELP: http://www.yelp.com/biz/kan–zaman-honolulu

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MARCH 25-26 HAWAII DANCE IMMERSION WORKSHOPS with DALIA CARELLA and ZILLS FOR DANCERS AND DRUMMERS with SOUREN BARONIAN

REGISTER NOW! http://medah.org/2016daliacarella.html

Hawaii Dance Immersion workshops with Dalia Carella

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Zills for Dancers and Drummers with Souren Baronian!

MARCH 25 & 26 at the ALOHA DANCESPORT CENTER
350 Ward Av., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96814, (808) 200-5540

1. Friday, March 25, 6 – 8 p.m.
Turkish Romani/Dunyavi Roma- Getting down with 9/8 Karsilama!

2. Friday, March 25, 8 – 10 p.m.
Rumba Flamenca Arabe

3. Saturday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sassy Dance Orientale

4. Saturday, March 26, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Zills with Souren Baronian

REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES AND SAVE!!

http://medah.org/2016daliacarella.html

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MARCH 26 HAWAII DANCE IMMERSION WITH DALIA CARELLA SHOW

Mark your calendar for a limited engagement in Hawaii…

DALIA CARELLA

also featuring Souren Baronian of New York

local group Partners in Time, and Special Guest Dancers.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mark’s Garage (Chinatown)
22 South Pauahi St. (Between Nuuanu and Bethel Streets) Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 532-9300


Specialty cocktails and beer available for purchase


Entrance $15 non-MEDAH members /$ 10 MEDAH members


Parking lot next door

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Dalia Carella is a renowned Near/Middle Eastern and world fusion solo artist, choreographer, master teacher, and Founder/Artistic Director of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective in New York City. Dalia has been training professionals and students for many years with her enormous wealth of dance technique and theatrical presentation in any style that she teaches.

Dalia has delved deeply in Near Eastern and Turkish Romani dance, as well as Flamenco, Indian, Bollywood/Bhangra, Afro-Haitian, Samba, Salsa, Afro-Puertorican (Bomba and Plena), Tango and Western dance such as jazz and ballet. Her numerous concerts and teaching tours have led her throughout the US, Canada, England, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, China, Turkey, and Japan. Besides Dalia’s unique technique of Danse Orientale (Belly Dance), Dalia also created two art forms on the Middle Eastern Dance circuit called El Mundo (Belly Dance, Latin Caribbean, Flamenco) and Dunyavi Roma (Gypsy Dance). Dalia’s much sought after teaching style and performance technique of innovative Belly Dance, Turkish Romani and Flamenco Araby movements and skirt work have been sought after and appreciated by both Near/Mideastern and Tribal Dance communities around the world.

Feb 20, 2016: Shakti’s Den: A Performance Art Showcase

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Join the Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company for an evening of Belly Dance & performance art!

Saturday, Feb. 20th at
Ong King Arts Center
184 N. King St.

 

Two special viewings of the show on the same night!
1st show:
6pm doors open, show starts promptly at 6:30pm
2nd show:
8:30pm doors open, show starts promptly at 9pm

Online ticket sales available here: https://shaktilove808.eventbrite.com/
$20 pre-sale tix
$25 at the door
Seating is limited, so get your tickets!

Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company will be traveling to Las Vegas for the Tribal Massive, a highly prestigious dance festival, in late February for a week of dance training & their very first performance as a group in the Massive Showcase! Please help support their efforts by going to their show! They will have a great line up of performers as well as their very popular “Belly Dance Garage Sale.” That’s right! After years of dancing and costuming, you would be surprised at how much they collect! The ladies are cleaning out their closets! Bring cash for great deals on fun stuff!

For additional information or questions
Contact: kalae@shakti808.com