Arabian Night

May 9, 2011

Join us for an exquisite evening of Middle Eastern food, music and dance! Indulge yourself in mouth-watering arabic mezze, enjoy authentic oriental dance shows, dance the night away to lively oriental tunes or simply chill out to classical arabian melodies. Everyone welcome!
 
 
 
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WHAT’S NEW: 
Two dance shows featuring Jameelah (Malta), her students and special guest star MARIA AYA (Greece/Egypt). 
Audience interaction featuring a mini-debke lesson!
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WHERE: The Black Pearl, Ta’ Xbiex
WHEN: Sunday 22nd May 2011
TIME: 20:30 onwards. Dance shows at 21:30 and 22:45
PRICE: EUR 15.00* (drinks not included)*covers entrance, a variety of arabic mezze and shows.
Click HERE for more info.
 
*covers entrance, a variety of lebanese mezze and shows.
[catering by native lebanese chef!]
 
Please note that this is not a seated event. Some seating will be available (sofas/standup barstools/tables) on a first come first served basis.
Limited VIP seating is available starting at EUR 8.00 per table.  Each table seats 4 persons.
 
!!!!RSVP (and payment) by Wednesday 18th May 2011!!!!

Tickets are limited, so hurry!  Call Jane on 99065142 or email yahabibimalta@gmail.com today to book.  Tickets available from Jane Camilleri at Garden View Complex, Swieqi (Monday 15th May from 7pm till 10pm and Wednesday 18th May from 7pm till 10pm) or Jimmy’s Car Rentals, Mellieha; and also from Yacht Cafe, Ta’Xbiex (Opening hours Monday to Saturday, 9:00am till 4:00pm).  Alternatively, you may pay via online transfer or cheque and collect your tickets at the door on the day against presentation of e-receipt issued by Ya Habibi Malta.

 Reservations close Wednesday 18th May 2011.  Only paid reservations by this date will be taken as confirmed.
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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 .

It’s Hafla time!

November 29, 2010

Join us for an exquisite evening of Middle Eastern food, music and dance!

Indulge yourself in mouth-watering arabic mezze, enjoy an authentic bellydance show, dance the night away to lively oriental tunes or simply chill out to classical arabian melodies. Everyone welcome!

 
WHERE: Villa Madama, H’Attard
WHEN: Saturday 11th December 2010
TIME: 20:30 onwards. Dance show by Ya Habibi at 21:00.
PRICE: EUR 10.00* (covers FINGER FOOD only – drinks NOT included). 
 

!!!!RSVP (and payment) by Thursday 9th December 2010!!!!
For more information or to book kindly SMS Jane on 99065142 or email yahabibimalta@gmail.com.
 
 
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GROUP DISCOUNTS:
– 5 tickets, 10%;
– 6 to 9 tickets, 15%;
– 10 or more tickets, 20%.
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HOW TO BOOK:

Please SMS 99065142 or email yahabibimalta@gmail.com with the following information:
– Name & Surname (of all guests)
– Number of tickets
– Email address
– Contact number (preferably mobile)
– Selected payment method: online transfer (preferred)* or cheque**

* Account Info: HSBC 068-083039-001. Please remember to keep a copy of the transfer confirmation as this is your proof of payment.
** If paying by cheque kindly email me for the mailing address.

All payments will be acknowledged via email upon receipt.
 
BOOKING / PAYMENT DEADLINE: Thursday 9th December 2010.

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MENU

Dips
– BABA GHANOUSH (eggplant dip)
– HUMMUS (chickpeas dip)
– LABENAH (cream cheese dip)
Served with Arabic pitta bread

Cold Mezze
– FATTOUSH (salad of croutons, cucumber, tomatoes and mint)
– TABBOULEH (salad of burghul, tomatoes, mint and parsley)
– MAHSHI – (vine leaves stuffed with rice)
– TOMEYYA (egyptian potatoe salad)

Warm Mezze
– LAMB KOFTA (lamb meat balls)
– BEEF KOFTA (beef meat balls)
– MUSAKHAN (chicken in sumac sauce)

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

This Sunday why not join us for an exquisite night of arabic music, dancing and shisha?

Bellydance shows @ 10pm and 10:45pm…

Come, bring your friends, chill out with a shisha or shimmy the night away to some fantastic oriental tunes….

WHERE: Surfside, Sliema
WHEN: Sunday, 15th August
TIME: 9pm onwards

FREE ENTRANCE!

Summer Fever

June 25, 2010

As most of you know, the Spring session is coming to an end this week.  Well done to all the students who participated in the classes – you have all done great!  Thumbs up for the students who performed during the showcase at San Anton during the Horticultural Festival, and our school show at Baystreet.  I am happy to anounce that we raised close to EUR 150 for the Malta Hospice Movement during our Baystreet show – my thanks go to all the students who performed for their enthusiasm, the lovely crowd fo their cheering and to all those who donated!

The much awaited Hafla will be held tomorrow at the Black Pearl.  The event is pretty much sold out, there are only a few more places left.  Those who would like to join us for the evening but have not booked, kindly contact Arthur on 21316000 to see whether there are any places left and pay at the door.  Entrance is EUR 10 and covers only arabic finger food (click here for details).

I am pleased to annouce the new bellydance classes.  This session will be a short one, just 5 weeks long, after which we will stop for our usual summer break.  Classes will recommence as per usual in mid-September.  Click here for more details about the classes, timetable and fees.  With regards to Gozo classes – I am still struggling to find a studio there.  If anyone knows of a venue that is available on Saturday mornings, please let me know.

Hope to see you in class or at one of our events… if not, have a fantastic summer!

Love, dance and joy,

Jane
YA HABIBI – Academy of Middle Eastern Dance

BEGINNER BELLYDANCE
LEVEL: Complete Beginner/Refreshers
WHAT: This introductory 5 week programme is structured to teach some of the fundamental movements found in bellydance. Students will be introduced to basic technique, including isolations, slides, circles, shimmies, figure 8s, undulations, and various hip accents.
WHEN: Every Monday from 5th July till 2nd August, from 7:15pm till 8:15pm
WHERE: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi
PRICE: €47.50 (5 lessons, 1 hour each), minimum 7 students for price to apply. Drop-ins are welcome at €12.00 per class.

I N T E R M E D I A T E – RAQS SHARKI CHOREOGRAPHY

LEVEL: Intermediate students (including those who have completed Beginner 3)
WHAT: Learn an exciting original routine to Sahar’s “Drama Queen” oozing with Egyptian flavour.
WHEN: Every Monday from 28th June till 26th July, from 8:30pm till 10:00pm
WHERE: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi
PRICE: €71.00 (5 lessons, 1 hour 30 minutes each), minimum 7 students for price to apply

Registration Dates:

MONDAY 28th June 2010 @ Garden View, from 7.15pm till 8.15pm

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 on the registration form prior to, or handed in on the Registration Date. There is a one time registration fee of €5.00 payable by newcomers.

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

Please note that the course prices are undivisable and all sales final.

Terms and conditions apply. See group page or blog.

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DROP-IN CLASS PROCEDURE
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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 40 (5 hours); 10-Class Cards cost EUR 70 (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, non-transferable or non-refundable. No exceptions!

PLEASE NOTE: The above class cards and “pay-as-you-go” options are only available to students who are enrolled in a programme during that particular session. They can be used to attend technique programmes and specialty classes such as shimmy bootcamps, however they cannot be redeemed for Workshops.

Non-students are only accepted as drop-ins in the Technique programmes (such as B1), at €12.00 per class. No exceptions.

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