Summer is here,  and what better way to make the most of the long sunny days than to take up a bellydance class? Whether you are a novice or a more experienced shimmy-diva, we’re sure that you will find a class to suit your level and objectives.

Here is the timetable for the summer term:

BEGINNERS
Every Monday from 19:15 till 20:15, starting 16th June, no class on 7th July, ending 28th July.
This class is aimed at complete beginners who have no experience whatsoever. During the course we will go through some of the fundamental movements found in bellydance, like figure of 8’s, circles, hip drops, shimmies as well as correct posture and various stances. We will also start working on a short, simple, fun choreography.

Early bird price: EUR 40* (If paying via PAYPAL: EUR 42)
Bring a friend along and pay only EUR 75 – that’s EUR 37.50 each (If paying via PAYPAL: EUR 79)

Normal price: EUR 46 (If paying via PAYPAL: EUR 48.50)

BEGINNERS WITH EXPERIENCE
Every Monday from 18:15 till 19:15, starting 16th June, no class on 7th July, ending 28th July.
This class is aimed at those beginners who have taken at least three months to a year of regular classes. During the course, we will revise the basic fundamentals, introduce travelling and layering concepts, as well as compound movements. We will also work on Choreography.

Early bird price: EUR 45* (If paying via PAYPAL: EUR 47.50), Refer a friend and get 5% off

Normal price: EUR 50 (If paying via PAYPAL: EUR 53)

INTERMEDIATE
Every Monday from 20:30 till 21:30, starting 16th June, no class on 7th July, ending 28th July.
This class is aimed at intermediate/advanced level students who have taken at least two years and over of regular classes. During this course we will be focusing on Technique for Raqs al Assaya / Saiidi, as well as Choreography. The Assaya (saiidi cane) is a required prop for this course: bring your own or hire one from me. Only a limited number of Assaya’s are available for rental at EUR 1.50 per class and prebooking is necessary.

Early bird price: EUR 48* (If paying via PAYPAL: EUR 51), Refer a friend and get 5% off

Normal price: 54 (If paying via PAYPAL: EUR 57)

 

* Prices quoted cover the full session (6 lessons of 1 hour each) and are valid for bookings made by 12th June and paid by no later than 14th June. Bookings made after this date will be at the normal price.

The studio is located in San Gwann.  Full address will be disclosed to booked participants only.  Payment can be made via online bank transfer, ATM deposit, paypal or cash.

 

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HOW TO BOOK

Send an email to yahabibimalta@gmail.com with your full name, mobile number, chosen course and preferred method of payment. You will then receive an email with further instructions on how to pay.  Make sure you settle all fees before the closing date to ensure that your place is guaranteed. Only paid bookings will be considered as confirmed.  Class sizes are limited to TEN students, so early booking is highly recommended.

 

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We are excited to announce that Bellydance Ya Habibi will be hosting another oriental dance teacher and performer of international acclaim: Belynda Azhaar

Belynda Azhaar is a professional Performing Artist with more than 20 years experience in TV, stage, and screen productions.  As a performer, she is known for her musical approach to dance, her use of sagat (finger cymbals), innovative theatrical concepts, and ability to captivate and entertain the audience. Her dance style is mainly influenced by Egyptian dance (classical, modern, and folkloric), but she also incorporates elements of Lebanese, Turkish, Moroccan, American Cabaret and other styles.  She is the founder of MECDACK(Middle Eastern Culture & Dance Appreciation Club in Korea) and has also organized and participated in various charity fundraiser events in Korea including Aid Gaza Benefit Night, UNRWA Special Gaza Appeal, and various Korean Women’s charities. As a judge, she has served in the 2009 Asia-Pacific Open (International) Oriental Competition and the Taiwan Open Bellydance (National) Competition 2009 in Taipei, Taiwan. She has also taught workshops in several countries, including Australia, Turkey, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Phillipines, Vietnam, China and Egypt.

During her stay in Malta, Belynda will be giving a number of interesting workshops as well as performances in January 2012, so stay tuned for more information.

Autumn is on our doorstep, and what better way to brighten the days ahead then a shimmy or two?

Shake your daily stresses away by joining one of our bellydance classes. All new beginner classes are being offered in Swieqi, Mellieha and Gozo.

Check out our new timetable here and take advantage of our special offers:
http://www.yahabibimalta.com/#/timetable/4550664064

Registrations for the new term are being held on Monday 26th at Garden View Complex, Swieqi from 6:45pm till 8:30pm (ask reception for the aerobics room). Early bird discounts expire on this day, so make sure you don’t miss out! Additional discounts apply if you take up more than one course, please consult timetable via link provided above for more details.

Those newcomers who wish to give it a try before committing to a whole course, may attend taster sessions which are being held Monday 3rd (Swieqi) and Tuesday 4th (Mellieha).  These sessions are FREE if you sign-up for the course, only EUR 5.00 if you don’t.  Space is limited, first come first served.  Call 99065142 or email yahabibimalta@gmail.com to place your booking.

It gives me great pleasure to announce the first oriental weekend intensive with one of the most famous greek oriental dancers, teacher and choreographer MARIA AYA!

Specializing in folkloric styles, Maria Aya is known for her authentic Egyptian baladi style, her deep emotional connection with Tarab music and sense of humour. She has taught workshops all over Europe, and is one of the featured teachers at the prestigious Nile group festival of Cairo. As the Director of the oriental charity group “Malema’s Banat”, she has produced more than ten Theatre Shows in Greece and her students won the April 2009 first price of the NileGroup Festival of Cairo group category. She has served as a judge in various Oriental dance competitions both in Greece and Internationally.  Maria Aya is also the Co-Director of the greek “Kazafy Troupe”.

Maria Aya

Maria Aya

There are a variety of value-for-money packages not to mention an early bird discount for those who book and pay by 28th April 2011.  Registered students of YaHabibi benefit from a further exclusive discount on the early bird packages.   Please note that choreography workshops come with a FREE music CD. 

A detailed list of available workshops is available here.  Don’t forget the show on Sunday 22nd May 2011, more details HERE.

Remember, early bird discounts close 28th April 2011 – don’t miss this chance to study with the fabulous Maria Aya!  Book now to avoid disappointment!  Call Jane on 99065142 or send an email to yahabibimalta@gmail.com

Hello everyone,

Here is the timetable for the new term:

B E G I N N E R  1  –  THE FUNDAMENTALS (+ Choreography)

LEVEL: Complete beginner

WHAT:  This introductory programme is structured to teach the fundamental movements found in bellydance.   Students will be introduced to basic  technique, including isolations, slides, circles, shimmies, figure 8s, undulations and hip accents. A short fun choreography is included.

WHEN:

Every Monday from 24th January till 28th March, from 7:15pm till 8:15pm @ Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

PRICE: € 85.00 (10 lessons), minimum 10 students.  Drop-ins are welcome at €12.00 per class. Please note that a one-off try-out session will be held on Monday 17th January from 7:15pm till 8:00pm. Fee: only €5.00 if signing up for the full course or just pay €10.00 for the session

B E G I N N E R  2 – MOVEMENT APPLIED (Part 1) + Choreography

LEVEL: Beginner with experience / Students who have completed the Ya Habibi B1 Programme

WHAT: This is a structured course aimed at students with some experience in bellydance, or those who have already completed the Beginner 1 Programme.  In this course, students will refresh the technique learnt in the Beginner 1 Programme and learn to layer and travel with it.  Additionally, students will be introduced to basic combinations and explore more complex movements as well as different arm and foot positions.  Basic veil will be briefly introduced.  A fun short choreography will be taught during the course, allowing the students to apply the movements learnt throughout the Beginner Programmes.

WHEN:  Every Wednesday from 19th January till 6th April, from 19:15 till 20:15

WHERE: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

PRICE: EUR 108.00 (12 lessons), minimum 9 students.

B E G I N N E R  3 – MOVEMENT APPLIED (Part 2) + Choreography

LEVEL: Beginner with experience / Students who have completed the Ya Habibi B1 Programme

WHAT: This is a structured course aimed at students who have completed the Beginner 2 programme.  In this course students will review,  drill and add on the movements, layers and combinations introduced during the previous course.  The focus will be on polishing and refining the foundation technique learnt during the beginner courses which is essential for a smooth transition to the intermediate programmes.  Basic sagat will be introduced.  A fun short drum solo choreography will be taught.

WHEN:  Every Wednesday from 19th January till 6th April, from 20:30 till 21:30 WHERE: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

PRICE: EUR 108.00 (12 lessons), minimum 9 students.   

I N T E R M E D I A T E   C L A S S    

LEVEL:  Intermediate students only

WHAT:  During this term, students will be exposed to more advanced combinations and footwork, and more veilwork.  Rhythms will be explored whereas basic Sagat patterns will be introduced. Includes choreography.

WHEN:  Every Monday from 17th January till 4th April, from 20:30 till 22:00pm

WHERE: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

Price: EUR 171.00 (12 lessons, 1hr30m each),

Registration Date: 17th January 2010 @ Garden View, from 19:15 till 20:30

For more information on the courses or to book, please email me on yahabibimalta@gmail.com or call 99065142.  A registration form will be emailed or posted to you, which must be returned completed together with the payment to the address indicated below prior to, or, handed in on the Registration Date.

Class sizes are restricted, therefore early booking is highly recommended.

Terms and Conditions apply – click here for details.

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Drop-In and Class Cards

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Students enrolled in any Beginner or Intermediate Programs are encouraged to attend as many additional classes per week AT or BELOW their level as they would like. The options available are as follows:

  Option 1: “Pay as you go” – EUR12.00 per 1 hr class

  Option 2: Use your 10- or 5-Class Card

Class Cards are pre-paid 1 hr classes and may be purchased for any currently enrolled student. 5-Class Cards cost EUR 50 (5 hours); 10-Class Cards cost EUR 80 (10 hours).  Cards are valid for the individual whose name appears on the card. Class Cards are valid for the session in which they were purchased and must be  presented before class begins. Class cards are non-replaceable, transferable or refundable. No exceptions!

PLEASE NOTE: Class cards and “pay-as-you-go” options are only available to students who are enrolled in a programme during that current session and they do not apply for Workshops .

Just a little reminder about the new classes in Gozo and Mellieha starting tomorrow!

GOZO: A taster session will be held TOMORROW, Saturday 2nd October @The Bern Hersey’s Health, Beauty and Fitness club in Ghajnsielem Gozo, from 10:00am till 11:00am.

MELLIEHA: The taster session is scheduled for THIS TUESDAY 5th October at The Maritim Antonin Hotel & Spa from 19:30 till 20:30.

FEES: Pay only EUR 12 for the trial class, or sign up for the full 8 week course for just EUR 75 (that’s including the EUR 5.00 one-time reegistration fee payable by newcomers to Ya Habibi.).

Class sizes are limited, early booking is recommended. Call 99065142 now!

Classes in Gozo

September 29, 2010

 YA HABIBI does GOZO!
Yes you read right.  The long awaited Gozo bellydance classes will be starting this Saturday (2nd October) at The Bern Hersey’s Health, Beauty and Fitness Club in Ghajnsielem!

Try it out THIS SATURDAY from 10:00 till 11:00. Register and pay up for the full 8-week course on the day for just EUR 70.00 or just pay for the one session at EUR 12.00 (you will not be registered).

Please note that a one-time registration fee of EUR 5.00 is payable by all newcomers to the Ya Habibi programme. Classes are aimed for adult beginners or beginners with some experience. All ages, shapes and sizes welcome. Early booking is recommended as class size is limited.  Classes are based on classical oriental, folkloric egyptian and cabaret styles and conducted by local performer and instructor trained in Cairo, Egypt.
 Call Jane on 99065142 or email yahabibimalta@gmail.com and book your place NOW!

Spring your hips in motion with Ya Habibi this Autumn! All new bellydance classes starting Saturday 2nd October in GOZO, whereas classes in MALTA resume next Monday!!

Hereunder is the final class schedule:

BEGINNER 1 (for complete beginners) – Technique only
Every Monday @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi: 20th September till 22nd November 2010, from 7:15pm till 8:15pm.  Fee – EUR 85.00 covering 10 classes of 1 hours each
Every Wednesday @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi: 22nd September till 24th November 2010, from 7:15pm till 8:15pm.  Fee – EUR 85.00 covering 10 classes of 1 hour each
Every Saturday @ Bern Hersey’s Fitness Centre, Ghajnsielem – GOZO: 2nd October till 20th November 2010, from 10:00am till 11:00am.  Fee 70:00 covering 8 classes of 1 hour each

BEGINNER 1/2 (beginners with experience/refreshers) – Technique only
Every Saturday @ Bern Hersey’s Fitness Centre, Ghajnsielem – GOZO: 2nd October till 20th November from 11:15am till 12:15pm.  Fee – EUR 70:00 covering 8 classes of 1 hour each.  Please note:  this class will be at 10:00am on the 2nd October!

BEGINNER 2 (beginners with experience) – Technique & Choreography
Every Monday@ Garden View Complex, Swieqi: 20th September till 22nd November 2010, from 8:30pm till 9:45pm.  Fee – EUR 118.75 covering 10 classes of 1.25 hours each.

INTERMEDIATE  – Technique + Choreography
Every Wednesday @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi: 22nd September till 24th November 2010, from 8:15pm till 8:45pm.  Fee – EUR 142.50 covering 10 classes of 1.5 hours each

Classes are based on classical / folkloric egyptian styles and are conducted by local instructor and performer trained in Egypt.  A live tabla player may occasionally accompany some classes from the B2 level up.  Students following choreography classes will get the opportunity to perform in student showcases.  Free vouchers for first the first 25 to book*.  Class size restricted, early booking recommended.  All sales are final.  Terms and Conditions apply – refer to to website for details.

* only paid bookings are valid for this offer.

REGISTRATION DAY:
WEDNESDAY 15th September 2010 from 7:00pm till 8:30pm @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi.

BELLYANCE TASTER:
WEDNESDAY 15th September 2010 from 7:15pm till 8:15pm @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi.

Call Jane on 99065142 or send an email to yahabibimalta@gmail.com to book!

Yours in bellydance,

Jane
YA HABIBI – Academy of Middle Eastern Dance

Spring your hips in motin with Ya Habibi! All new beginners classes now also available at the Feelgood Wellness Spa, Preluna Towers, Sliema and at a new venue in Gozo, details of which to follow.

The updated class schedule is as follows:

BEGINNER 1 (for complete beginners) – Technique only
 – Every Monday @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi: 26th April – 14th June, from 7:15pm till 8:30pm
 – Every Thursday@ Feelgood Wellnes spa, Sliema:22nd April till 10th June, from 8.00pm till 9:15pm
 – COMING SOON – info on Gozo classes!

BEGINNER 2 (beginners with experience) – Technique only
– Every Wednesday@ Garden View Complex, Swieqi: 28th April – 16th June, from 7:15pm till 8:30pm

BEGINNER 3 (advanced beginners) – Technique + Choreography
– Every Wednesday @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi: 28th April – 16th June, from 8:30pm till 10:00pm

INTERMEDIATE 2 – Saiidi Technique + Choreography
– Every Monday @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi: 26th April – 14th June, from 8:30pm till 10:00pm

SHIMMY BOOTCAMP – Shimmy drill/workout class
– Friday 14th May, 28th May and 11th June @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi.  From 8:15pm till 9:15pm.

Classes are based on classical / folkloric egyptian styles and are conducted by local instructor and performer trained in Egypt.  A live tabla player may occasionally accompany some classes from the B2 level up.  Students following choreography classes will get the opportunity to perform in student showcases.  Free gift for first 20 to book*, free vouchers for first 50 to book*.  Class size restricted, early booking recommended.  All sales are final.  Terms and Conditions apply.

REGISTRATION DAY:
TUESDAY 20th April 2010 from 7:15pm till 8:15pm @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi.
WEDNESDAY 21st April 2010 from 7:00pm till 10:30pm @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi.

BELLYANCE TASTER:
WEDNESDAY 21st April 2010 from 7:15pm till 8:15pm @ Garden View Complex, Swieqi.

Rehealsel Schedule

April 1, 2010

Those who are participating in the San Anton Gardens showcase on May 1st are kindly requested to attend practice sessions/rehealsels as follows:

–          KISS KISS choreography practice

  • Wednesday 21st April between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, €8.00, Minimum 5 persons. 
  • Wednesday 28th April between 10:00pm and 10:30pm (after class), €4.00, Minimum 5 persons.

–          HABIBI YA AINI veil choreography practice

  • Wednesday 21st April between 9:30pm and 10:30pm, €10.00, Minimum 3 persons.
  • Monday 26th April between 10:00pm and 10:30pm, €5.00, Minimum 3 persons.

–           A general rehealsel will be held on Friday 30th April between 8:00pm and 8:30pm.  This rehealsel is free of charge, and we will be going through the programme once or twice, staging the whole show, fixing everyone’s placement, entrances and exits.  Feel free to make this your dress rehealsel, should you so wish.  Please note – this is NOT a practice session but a run-thru.