Sundays, December 16 to January 20, 5-6PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Not ready for a holiday from dance just yet? I feel ya 😛 This 6-week workshop series will get participants much more comfortable with veil technique and combinations. Series will also include a complete veil choreography in Sammie’s dance style.


Series ONLY (due December 16th):

Non-Student – $80
Student – $60

Series + December Technique Package (due December 2):

Non-Student – $110
Student – $75

Series + December & January Technique Package (due December 2):

Non-Student – $130
Student – $90

***Please note that there will be no drop-ins for this series – payment plans for packages are available – please inquire***




Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4 PM – 6 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Join Sammie and Dayl for the LAST DOUBLE WORKSHOP OF 2018!!! Please note that there is another amazing event happening this evening as well – the MEDAH Student Showcase! No worries at all if we miss you this time 🙂


Both Workshops (Drop In) – $30
One Workshop – $20
Students enrolled in technique – add ATS for $15

***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: “I Just Wanna Be Able to Move and Zill at the Same Time…” 4-5 PM

I feel you. In this VERY introductory level zill workshop, we will focus on simple triplets and being able to layer them with very simple movements and arm patterns. Get ready to work your brain and your fingers! I will have limited zill sets available to practice with – please make sure to bring your own if you have them!

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

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!



Shakti Dance Movement is proud to present!


Honolulu, Hawaii
Weekend Intensive & Showcase
April 26th, 27, & 28, 2019

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave. #200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Friday, April 26th
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.

Saturday, April 27th
Dissolve: Learning to Let Go
All Levels

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.

Shakti’s Den Performance Showcase Featuring Rachel Brice!

Honolulu Academy of Arts
Doris Duke Theater
900 S. Beretania st., Honolulu

Doors open at 6pm
Show starts promptly at 6:30pm

$30 pre-sale tickets
$40 at the door
$45 VIP seating, first 2 rows

Join us for an incredible evening of Fusion Bellydance featuring the one and only Rachel Brice!!

Sunday, Sunday April 28th
One Hip Wonder with a Twist

Experienced beginner to advanced: Learn a combo juicy hip work variations, (optional) finger cymbal patterns, and good old-fashioned tribal style posture and presentation.

Please bring water, zils, and a willingness to keep your arms up!


Official signing & pictures with Rachel Brice. (Open to workshop participants only)


All workshops will be held at the
Aloha Dancesport Center Studio 1
350 Ward Ave. Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96814


DEC 3-9: 8th Annual Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Join us in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 3rd-9th to celebrate our 8th and final annual week long intensive with Zoe Jakes & Kami LIddle!!  Our teachers have an amazing, well-rounded, and comprehensive curriculum planned for this year’s intensive.  As a special treat to finish off the week we have Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot & Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Companies performing in a not to be missed grandiose theater production at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater, Sunday, December 9th!!

Don’t miss out on all this dance bliss!!

Registration page and event information:

8th Annual Hawaii Bellydance Intensive with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave. Suite 200, Honolulu HI 96814
December 3rd- December 9th, 2018

Registration and workshop information:

Workshops are available ala carte this year!!

Stay up to date on all our intensive happenings in our Facebook Group: 

Or on our Facebook Event page:


Shakti’s Den: Featuring Dancers from Around the Globe!

Saturday, December 8th
6-9pm at Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel st.

$15 pre-sale tickets
$25 VIP- First two rows of seating
$20 at the door

Join us for our annual retreat Hafla, an evening of Fusion Bellydance featuring our amazing participants who have traveled across the globe to be here for the week to study from Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle.  A rare opportunity to see so much national and international bellydance talent in one place!

Tickets here:


Shakti’s Den: Featuring World-Renowned Fusion Bellydance Artists

Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot &
Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company
Accompanied by Honolulu’s premier Fusion Bellydance Company Shakti Dance Movement!

Sunday, December 9th
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theater

Double Showing:

5pm matinee

$25 pre-sale
$30 at the door
$40 VIP – First two rows of seating

7:45pm second showing

$35 pre-sale
$40 at the door
$50 VIP- First 2 rows of seating

Honolulu get ready for some seriously jaw dropping amazing Fusion Bellydance, unlike anything you have seen before! Coming from the Bay Area, Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot & Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company bring a new approach to Fusion Bellydance incorporating contemporary dance and theatrics galore!

Tickets here:


Shakti’s Den Productions is proud to present!

Shakti’s Den: Featuring World-Renowned Fusion Bellydance Artists

Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot
Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company

Accompanied by Honolulu’s premier Fusion Bellydance Company
Shakti Dance Movement!

Honolulu get ready for some seriously jaw dropping amazing Fusion Bellydance, unlike anything you have seen before! Coming from the Bay Area, Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot & Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company bring a new approach to Fusion Bellydance incorporating contemporary dance and theatrics galore!

Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theater

Double Showing

Sunday, December 9th, 2018
5pm matinee
$25 pre-sale
$30 at the door
$40 VIP – First two rows of seating

7:45pm second showing
$35 pre-sale
$40 at the door
$50 VIP- First 2 rows of seating


NOV 29-DEC 7: 5th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

5th Annual Hawaii Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center

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

November 29th- December 7th. 2015

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 you to your next level as a dancer. 
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.  This retreat is open to 45 participants during the weeklong intensive and an additional 30 during the weekend intensive.

For reservations, visit




MEDAH presents…

Frame Drumming for Dancers and Drummers




WORKSHOP: AUGUST 16, 2015 4-7pm


*The drum circle is free, but tip donations would be appreciated.

Frame drums are a perfect instrument for belly dancers. Women have been dancing with these drums since ancient times. Frame drumming helps belly dancers learn and internalize different world rhythms, and they are fun to dance with! Learn Rowan’s unique symmetrical frame drumming technique that improves your drumming style while promoting physical and mental balance, wellness and creativity.

Participants must sign up by July 29th so Rowan can know the correct number of drums to bring. We need a minimum of six (6) participants and we must cap it at 15.

For those who do not already own a 10″ or 12″ Thinline Frame Drum* (required for the workshop) ~ these prices include its purchase:

MEDAH members ~ $60
Nonmembers ~ $70

For those who already own a 10″ or 12″ Thinline Frame Drum:

MEDAH members ~ $40
Nonmembers ~ $50


*Please note that the low price for the Thinlines is special for workshop participants. Rowan designed them. You may also pay by check. To register and pay by check, contact


Teahouse 1
Queen Emma Gardens
1511 Nu’uanu Avenue Honolulu, HI 96817

Parking is free, but participants must register their vehicle information at the security office in the “King Tower” building for a parking pass. So arriving by 3:45pm is urged.

About Rowan:
With more than 25 years of experience with cultures and drumming of the Middle East and Mediterranean, Rowan Storm is recognized internationally as a performer and educator. Rowan brings freshness to tradition with her teaching method and frame drum designs, including the Thinline Frame Drums by Remo and her signature Rowan Storm Dayereh by Cooperman, now also produced by Remo.

Throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, Rowan has studied and performed with some of the greatest masters of Middle Eastern music. Maintaining a full international concert and workshop schedule, Rowan plays and teaches a wide vocabulary of drumming styles, and sings in several languages.

The frame drum is the oldest documented instrument, used primarily by women for millennia in the Middle East and Mediterranean. In addition to its traditional use for rites of passage, singing accompaniment and musicality, Rowan Storm is pioneering a new approach to the frame drum. As the non-dominant hand (and corresponding feminine principle) is released from its supporting role and begins to share creative leadership with the dominant hand (and male principle), we summon and integrate dormant capacities of both brain hemispheres.

With the narrow frame and light weight of Rowan’s Thinline Frame Drum by Remo, Symmetrical Frame Drumming promotes balanced partnership between the rational and intuitive, feminine and masculine, linear and holistic perception. As a daily practice, we gradually open the door to vast untapped resources of wellness and creativity. You can view Rowan’s teaching method videos at


Spring Workshop series


Start the New Year off right with dance!  Deepen you dance, artistry, musicality, and approach to improvisation with Kalae’s Spring Workshop Series!

Join Kalae on the last weekend of the month for the next four months!
$25 per class at pre-registration rate
$30 at the door
$80 for the whole series
To pre-register send paypal payment to:
Payments can also be made in person in any of Kalae’s current classes.

January 25th 4-6pm
Manoa Dance Studio
Invoking Inspiration
In this workshop we will discuss several techniques that help to develop your point of view as a dancer. A how to guide to: injecting YOU in your dance! Lets take a journey of self discovery into finding your inner voice as an artist, what inspires you, what moves you, and what is it about dance that keeps you going? Treasuring the little bits of inspiration and learning what to do with it. Learn tips for nurturing habits that foster your creativity and the importance of developing a home practice. We will then transition into the movement section of the class in which we will learn how to create a basic structure for improvisation. Structured improvisation is a great tool for dancers new to solo work to feel supported on stage and eliminates the pressure to create a whole choreography for a solo. Please bring a notebook.

Time and Location TBA
Mastering Manipulations
In this workshop we will discuss the 16 ways to manipulate a motif as stated in the Intimate Act of Choreography by Lynne Anne Blom & L. Train Chaplin. We will then learn a short and simple choreography and explore the many ways to manipulate it! Be prepared to stretch time, play with force and tempo, add embellishments, and more! Most importantly this is a class for you to be creative and have fun adding your own ideas to the structure I give you. This is a great class for students who have worked with manipulations before and students new to the work. Please bring a notebook.

Time and Location TBA
Going Mental for Musicality
Musicality is the art of connecting your movements to the rhythm, melody, and mood of the music. In this class we will explore exercises to increase your awareness of music and analyze the many choices you have to interpret the music with your body. Participation in “Mastering Manipulations” would be helpful but not mandatory to take this class. Developing a good sense of musicality will help you build compelling, impressive, and attractive dances, adding variation to your movements and keeping your dance from looking flat. Please bring a note book.

Time and Location TBA
Immerse yourself in Improvisation
Description & Details TBA!


For more information, contact Kalae at
Ph: (808)358-2571