BELLY DANCE WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

ONGOING: MEDAH AT ONG KING ARTS CENTER FIRST FRIDAYS

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Potential Dates: March 1, April 5, May 3 (performance times slots are spread out throughout the evening)

Location: Ong King Arts Center
1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813

Time Limit: 5-7 minutes per performer

Sign up to perform with MEDAH for monthly 1st Fridays at Ong King Arts Center! Submit a Performer Application HERE.

MEDAH Membership: Performers must have a current MEDAH membership. Student troupes may accompany instructors if the instructor is a current MEDAH member.

***Please note that performers will be responsible for bringing their own music to the venue. Please bring your music on an iPod, phone, or other wireless electronic device for easy play!***


FEB 23, 2019: MEDAH ALA MOANA 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! More…

MAR 3, 2019: BALADI, BALADI, BALADI – THAT IS THE EGYPTIAN! WORKSHOP BY NAIA

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Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 9 AM – 11 AM

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

Hosted by MEDAH

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Baladi means “my country.” The movements of baladi dance are rooted in the way that Egyptians dance naturally! Unlike the more stylized raqs sharqi (a.k.a. Belly dancing), Baladi is more earthy and grounded, and shows the pure essence of Egyptian culture and feeling! In this workshop, Naia will explain the body movements and weight shifts that are used in Balady style. At the end of the workshop, you will take home a fun choreography as well!

Pricing:
$30 for MEDAH members
$35 for non-MEDAH members
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MARCH 7, 2019: HCC CELEBRATION OF EGYPT

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Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 11:30-12:30

Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96817

MEDAH will be performing Egyptian-style dance at HCC’s Celebration of Egypt Event!

MARCH 9, 2019: MEDAH AT HONOLULU FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 4 PM – 4:30 PM

Waikiki Beach Walk
227 Lewers St Ste 109, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Join MEDAH as we RaQ the Honolulu Festival! While we are currently full on performers for our slot, we’d love to have you on our waitlist. For a waitlist slot, please email medah808@gmail.com!

MAR 10, 2019: A VERY MEDAH BELLY DANCE CAFE: MARCH INTO MARCH!

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 10 AM – 1 PM

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1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

MEDAH is proud to be hosting alternating Belly Dance Cafe events for 2019 in partnership with Sammie in Hawaii! Let’s get RaQ-ing!

About the founder:
MEDAH is excited and proud to be hosting this monthly Belly Dance Cafe event in partnership with the one and only onG kinG aRts cenTer  The mission of Belly Dance Cafe is to feature and support local belly dance artists, bringing them together as a dance community and providing outreach to the general public! We love belly dance and want you to love it too! More…

MARCH 10, 2019: MARCH DOUBLE WORKSHOP WITH SAMMIE AND DAYL!

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 4 PM – 6 PM

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

Hosted by Sammie in Hawaii

Join Sammie and the amazing Dayl for their monthly Double Workshop – topics rotate to keep it fresh!

Workshop Topics:
Sammie- Abs-olute Madness (Everything Belly) 4-5 PM
Dayl’s Workshop: Continuing Introduction to ATS!!! 5-6 PM

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MAR 10-17, 2019: HAWAII RETREAT 2019: THE SHELTERING SKY

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Mar 10 at 4 PM – Mar 17 at 10 AM

Mauna Lea Manor

Hosted by Pomegranate Studios

Belly Baile` is a fusion created by Myra Krien which combines movements from Flamenco, Tango, ATS®, Indian Temple Dance, Oriental, Jazz and Hip-Hop.

The Sheltering Sky is a collection of work based on the themes of Diaspora, migration, and the meaning of place. More…

MAR 14, 2019: MEDAH AT KCC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

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One of our repeat performance events, the KCC International Festival, is coming up on Thursday, March 14th! Performance block will fall tentatively at noon, but may shift. Are you a MEDAH member interested in performing for this awesome event?* Please submit your information to the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/eXWnGjnUz2AkQ5Xw1

*You must be a current MEDAH member to perform.

MAR 30: INTRODUCTION TO FINGER CYMBALS FOR FUSION BELLYDANCE WITH KALAE KAINA PART 2

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Paradise Tango
818 Sheridan Street #206, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Come and learn the fun, yet challenging skill of playing Zils, or finger cymbals!
This series can be taken in 4 week parts, or the whole 8 week course.

Part 1: Saturdays 10:30-11:30, Feb. 16, 23rd, March 2nd & 9th
Part 1 of a four week series is geared towards beginner students who have little to no experience with finger cymbal playing.

Part 2: Saturdays 10:30-11:30am March 30, April 6th, 13th, & 20th
Want to keep building off of what you learned in part 1? Or……. already have a basic understanding of Zil patterns and can (attempt) to dance while playing Zils? Well then skip part one and join us for part 2! More…

APR 26-28 2019: RACHEL BRICE INTENSIVE

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

Presented by Shakti Dance Movement

Immerse yourself in three intensive workshops and a Performance Showcase featuring Rachel Brice!

About Rachel:
If she’s not teaching workshops or training teachers in the 8 Elements method, she works at her home studio Datura, regularly films classes for Datura Online, sells prints on Society6, and is completing a full collage tarot deck called Datura Tarot. She studies with her teachers Carolena Nericcio and Gary Kraftsow whenever possible.  More…

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! More…

SEPT 13-15, 2019: RAQS TIKI KAUAI BELLY DANCE INTENSIVE

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September 13-15, 2019

Princeville, Kauai (Hawaii)

An Intensive with a relaxed Island Vibe.
Learn with some of the world’s best instructors, then kick back and relax in this beautiful, tropical paradise in lovely,lush and green Princeville, Kauai (Hawaii).

  • A Wonderful Opening Ceremony
  • 9 Intensive Workshops
  • Raqs Tiki Glittering Gala
  • Location Photo Shoot, Chill Time, Fun Time!

2019 is our Five Year Anniversary, and we are celebrating in a big way! More…