Category Archives: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

JAN 19-FEB 23, 2019: MEDITATIVE BELLYDANCE

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SATURDAYS, JANUARY 19-FEBRUARY 23, 12:15PM-1:15PM

Still & Moving Center
1024 Queen St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Join international guest artist Mandira on Saturdays, January 19th – February 23rd! Come and discover how this ancient dance helps you to connect with the center of your being. Allow the rhythmic movements of the dance to bring you into One-ness with yourself and the Universe. Considered by some to be the most ancient dance in the world, belly dance a muscle dance originated by women for all ages, shapes, and sizes, including those who think they cannot dance! Energetic, fun-filled and centering! This module combines Hara awareness with dance, movement, breath work, catharsis, and creative visualization, making for a relaxing and meditative experience.

About Mandira Srivastava
Mandira thinks of life as a dance, with each person dancing to the tune of a different drummer. Born in 1965, brought up and educated in India, Iraq and the US, Mandira turned to healing with alternate therapies, about 20 years ago. She found her calling through this work in transformational healing and went on to complete extensive trainings in Reiki, Counseling with Transactional Analysis, Meditation & Movement modules, Colour and Crystal Therapy.Over the years she has experienced and trained in various meditation techniques , along with understanding the importance of dance and movement to energy. She is professionally present as a facilitator for those who wish to find their own unique rhythm. She also serves as a Vaastu Consultant – the Indian form of Feng shui.

For more information, visit https://www.stillandmovingcenter.com/2019/01/meditative-bellydance-with-madira-srivastava/

Or follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/330018944271740/

MAY 11: 2019 INTERNATIONAL SHIMMY MOB IN HAWAII

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MEDAH (Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii) invites you to take part in the world’s largest international belly dance event: Shimmy Mob! The Shimmy Mob raises awareness for domestic violence and raises funds for shelters worldwide.

United, we dance using the same song and the same choreography, wearing the same t-shirt, sharing the same goals, on the same day, all over the world. Year after year, we strive to break the world record … and we do!

We invite women, men, children of all ages to participate.
No dance experience is required. Super fun! Join us!

Sign up now at https://www.shimmymob.com/events/upcoming-events/.

For information about choreography and rehearsal times, follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/375058749755010/.

Registration deadline: Sunday March 31, 2019

FEB 23: MEDAH’S SPRING SHIMMY SHOWCASE

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5 PM – 6 PM

Ala Moana Center Stage
Honolulu, Hawaii

Join the Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii (MEDAH) as we kick off our first showcase of the 2019 year! Shimmy and shake with us as we explore the beauty of Middle Eastern dance in a wide variety of formats!

About MEDAH:

The Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawai’i (MEDAH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 1989 by Dr. Peggy Murphy (Hazzard), MEDAH is the only non-profit group of its kind in Hawai’i devoted to creating and supporting the educational, cultural and entertainment aspects of Middle Eastern dance, music, related cultures and arts. Our diverse membership includes dancers, musicians, students, teachers, artists and persons interested in celebrating and learning about Middle Eastern dance and music.

Every year, MEDAH sponsors several events and workshops, attracting knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated, and culturally motivated instructors to enrich public education and appreciation for Middle Eastern culture, dance, music and art.

Performers:

If you are a 2019 MEDAH member who would like to perform for this event, please fill out our performer application here by January 25. You will be notified by February 1st whether we have a slot for you! Don’t wait!

https://goo.gl/forms/YGvLfUfZVn3cn8Um2

FEB 17, 2019: DOUBLE WORKSHOP: DANCE ROMANCE

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4 PM – 6 PM

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Avenue Studio 1, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Hosted by Sammie in Hawaii

Join Sammie, the amazing Dayl, and very special guest, MIKO for a Double Workshop sure to get the blood pulsing and hearts pounding ♥ ♥ ♥

Pricing:

Non-MEDAH:
Both Workshops – $40
One Workshop – $25

MEDAH Members:
Both Workshops – $30
One Workshop – $20

Students already enrolled in Sammie’s Technique Classes – Drum workshop is included – 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 and Miko Workshop: We’ll Make Your Hearts Go “Dum Tek Tek” 4-5 PM

In this very special workshop, we will introduce you to some of the most common Arabic rhythms in Arabic music and drum solos! Learn the key patterns, how they sound with embellishment, and how to develop an ear for the transitions that make Arabic music so much fun! Sammie’s got the combos and Miko’s got the beats. Get ready to sweat!

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!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/271046480243168/

JAN 13, 2019: EGYPTIAN NIGHT AT AKMAL’S

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Sunday Jan 13th 2019, 5PM-8PM

174 Kamehameha Avenue
Historic Kress Building
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

$40

With Guest Chef Sarah #Yumcore:
Authentic Egyptian Buffet
Featuring Traditional Mezze
Including Dessert and Drinks

And Special Entertainment Provided by:
Hawaii Goddess Belly Dance

For more information, contact: Yumcore.Yumcore@gmail.com
Or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/359721384763418/?active_tab=about

Tickets: https://www.eventbee.com/v/egyptiannightatakmals#/tickets

JAN 13, 2019: NEW YEARS AMERICAN TRIBAL STYLE TECHNIQUE CLASS WITH DAYL

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 4 PM – 5 PM

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

Making a special guest appearance in our 4-5 PM time slot, the amazing Dayl of Sahara Spirit Tribal will be teaching a class on American Tribal Style ♥ Join us and check out this unique and beautiful belly dance format!

Pricing:

***This very special class is included if you have purchased technique classes for January with Sammie***

Non-MEDAH/Non-college students – $15 drop ins
MEDAH members/College students – $10 drop ins

About Dayl:

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 the USA and Australia and has studied the dance form extensively, taking classes from such greats as Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and Megha Gavin of Fat Chance Belly Dance to name a few.

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.

About American Tribal Style:

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!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1119192748250597/

JAN 12, 2019: FREE BELLYDANCE FITNESS CLASS WITH HOLLY RUDIN-BRASCHI

2018 July bellydance Holly Rudin Braschi

FREE Bellydance Class!

Celebrate International SharQui™ Bellydance Workout Day
with Holly Rudin-Braschi at the Honolulu Club!

Join us for a special Belly Dance Workout Class

· Date: Saturday, January 12
· Time: 12:30 PM
· Location: Honolulu Club 932 Ward Ave #7, Honolulu, HI 96814 – Lab, 7th floor
· Cost: FREE!
Who can attend?

· Honolulu Club Members and their Guests. No sign up necessary for members and guests!
· Non-Club Members who would like to attend, please contact Holly so she can put you on the event guest list: holly@grillpower.com or text 707-364-0847
· Parking is validated for 5 hours at the front desk of the Honolulu Club.

No experience necessary for this FUN all-level class. You’ll “Shake Your Beauty” with a bellydance warmup followed by an easy-to-learn bellydance routine based on traditional technique. Enjoy contemporary music from the Middle East, Turkey, and Northern Africa!

SharQui, which means “East” in Arabic, is for any shape, size and skill level. With its easy-to-follow breakdown and repetitious format, everyone comes out a winner! There’s no other bellydance workout program like it in the world. Check it out at www.Sharqui.com

Taught by Holly Rudin-Braschi, a highly experienced group fitness/dance instructor certified by American College of Sports Medicine, SharQui, and Zumba® (all formats).

Here are 9 benefits of doing SharQui® the Bellydance Workout:

1. It’s fun! You’ll want to come back for more!
2. It’s low impact and great for ALL ages and body types
3. Builds stamina
4. Burn over 300 calories in a 1-hour class
5. Increase strength and muscle tone
6. Increases your seratonin! Makes you feel happy and alive!
7. Increases bone density
8. Boosts self-esteem!
9. Defines the waist