Dancers’ News- 2010-01-31

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Good morning,

The hibernation tendencies of January are easy to give in to when we get the uber cold of this past week! But it won’t last long, so bundle up and keep dancing !  I’ve relisted a few of the classes this week – ones that are starting over the next week or two – so no excuses!  Come dancing!

March 6th brings us the Ottawa Dancers’ Bazaar and we welcome you to Take our shopping POLL! and you can also get the bilingual Miniposter (404 KB PDF) with all the details!

And keep warm!


Sunday, January 31




What: BellyDance workshop

When: Sunday Jan 31st, 11:30a – 1:30p
Where: SatNam Yoga Centre, 333 Pitt Street in Cornwall.;

Why: well, to dance of course. lol
Cost: $40 ($35 for SatNam Yoga members) to be paid at SatNam by Wednesday Jan 27th. 613-930-9314
Please note that SatNam’s doors are only open 30 mins before and after classes so go online to check their schedule to see when you can get in.

So bring your bellydance gear, your smiles and good energy and let’s have some fun!

See you there,


Feb 5 – Ladies’ Valentine’s Prep Night – $35 register with Jannah please
Feb 7 – 1pm – 3pm – Drumzy solo – $35 register with Jannah please
Feb 20/21 – Dance with Jasmin – $165 by Jan 20, $175 – reg’n w/ Jannah

March 6/7 – Dance with Nath Keo! $155 by Feb 6, $165 – reg’n w/ Jannah
March 15-19 – Youth Dance Camp – never a dull moment $150 – Jannah

Jennifer (Jannah)
to Dance is Paradise! 519.569-1432
Jannahdancer Dance Centre….a Positive Place to Be!

February 6th and 7th 2010 Deb Rubin In Montreal !

About Deb

Deb Rubin has been a 5+year core member, and co-choreographer with Ultragypsy Bellydance Theater, until Fall 2007, and a regular sub for Jill Parker’s classes. She also holds a level 1 certification from Suhaila Salimpour School of Dance.

Currently, Deb teaches and performs nationally and internationally. Most recently, she assisted Rachel Brice in her 5-day Tribal Massive intensive 2008.
She co-taught a retreat with Sharon Kihara in Hawaii, Dec. 08 She will also be co-teaching a retreat with Heather Stants in Costa Rica this year and another reatreat with Sharon Kihara in Australia.

As a performer, Deb is honored to have collaborated and shared the stage with amazing artists such as: Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, Brass Menazerie Balkan Brass Band, UltraGypsy Bellydance Theater, members of the Yard Dogs Road Show, Urban Tribal Dance Company, Mira Betz… and festivals throughout this hemisphere.

1. Engaging the core: Slow and Slinky LENGHT: 2 HR
2. Rocking the Core: Mixed levels LENGHT: 2 HR

1. Arms! LENGHT: 2 HR
2. Drills & Skills LENGHT: 2 HR

2 WORKHOPS = 150 $ CAN

2 WORKHOPS = 170 $ CAN


February 5, 6 and 7, 2010 – Montreal
Journey through Egypt 1
20 hours+ intensive/certification course with Sahra Saeeda

limit of 20 students.

Journey through Egypt” Basic 1 Intensive weekend with Certification presents an overview of the Dance Zones of Egypt with attention paid to movement and posture recognition, zone location, historical consideration and cultural diffusion. Includes free notebook and study materials, map, DVD and CD.

The cost includes: teaching notebook, Map of Folkloric Zones, new “Journey through Egypt” DVD, music CD, Saturday’s lunch and dinner and certificate upon completion of 20 hours.

Subjects Include: Nubia, Ghawazee, Saidi,
Cairo (Awalem, Orientale, Hassaballah, Shamadan),
Suez Canal Zone, Delta, Siwa, Bedouin &
pan-Egypt (History, Moulid, Tanura, Melaya Luff, Zar)

Full intensive only, not enrolling in individual dance zone classes
more info on

February 12,13,14, 2010
Intensive/certification course with Sahra Saeeda

Journey through Egypt 2 (Pre-requisite journey through Egypt 1)

“Journey through Egypt” Basic 2: Movement Intensive.

This Intensive weekend with Certification is an advanced “basic” overview, within which we base to our future research and specializations.
In JtE-2 we address movement proficiency, in addition to instruction in core Dance Ethnography concepts.
We aim to study and replicate each dance zone’s movement at the levels of: authentic indigenous home-style, local performers, regional government groups, national government theater-stage troupes: both Reda and Kowmeya, and within Night Club shows.
more info at

FEBRUARY 27/28,2010
Montreal workshops with Rosanna Mc Guire (Toronto/San Francisco)!!!

Saturday February 27th, 1-4pm
Flapper fusion (technique and combinations):
A combination of vintage jazz dance and bellydance, completely fabricated from Rosanna’s imagination.  Don’t know what on earth this could be?See Rosanna’s video from Tribal Fest 2008

Sunday February 28th 2010, 1-4pm:
Hip hop fusion choreography
Fusing bellydance with hip hop and funk styles (popping, locking, waving, etc.)


For more videos, please visit:

Location:  École Anichka
65 St-Judes, Laval Quebec

75$ for 1 workshop
140$ for both

For registration CLICK HERE



We will once again be partying and raising funds for great causes.
(Distress Centre, Bereaved Families)

The party will be at the Legion hall at the corner of McLaren and Kent (lots of parking).
The doors (and the bar) open at 7 pm.  The party starts at 8 pm.  Food will be served from 9 pm till close!
Everyone is invited to dance: soloists, groups, troupes,bunches….out-of-towners are welcome again.

Tickets are $25 in advance….$30 at the door

Don’t forget our great prizes, DVDs, the bar…so bring along some cash!!  It all goes back to our community!
Contact Catharine at

P.S.  Our Oct.30 party is just before Halloween so I expect to see some really unusual costumes!!!
We will have a contest!!!  Rules (such as they are) will be announced in the fall.  Booooo!


Also see the TEACHER LISTINGS online for all teachers who may have classes running and info available…

Belly Dance With Dale in Brockville

Eight Weeks
Boost your energy and fitness with eight weeks of belly dance classes that will burn fat, tone muscle, develop the power of your femininity, and make you feel good about the body you’re in.  Enjoy the tribal spirit of middle eastern dance.  Includes moving meditation, muscle isolation, drills, shimmies, and steps.  Eight weeks for $80, $12 drop in.

Where:  Dream Weaver (behind the store)
20 King Street West, Brockville
Time:     Wednesdays
February 3 – March 31
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Call to register or stop in at Dream Weaver.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a scarf
to tie at your hips.

Dale has worked with hundreds of women of all ages, watching them step into their own sense of beauty, strength and grace as they share this ancient art form.   You are never too young, too old, too tall, too short, too big, too small, too out of shape, or too in shape to benefit from all that Middle Eastern Dance has to offer.

There are still spots in this class!
Jalilah’s  Intermediate Evening Class Mondays

7:30-8:45pm. at the Studio School of Dance, 74 Jamie (off Hunt Club near Costco) January 4 to March 8, 2010

It is not too late to join! Price will be pro-rated $13 a class.
A fun combination of technique and drills, chorography and learn how to improvise!….
To register contact Jalilah (613)2288215

Bellydancing with Zena

Classical Dance Academy, 100 Castlefrank Rd., (613) 836-5725
Beginners: Monday 8:15 pm;
$65/6 for the next term starting Feb. 22, 2010.

The pricing for Intermediate or advanced is $90/ 6wks .
Intermediate: Tues. Jan. 5th at 10:00 am to 11:15 am,
Advanced: Thurs. Jan. 7th at 1:00pm to 2:15 pm,

Class description: All classes include warm-up, technique and cool down. Participants interested in Intermediate or Advanced classes should have already taken classes with Zena in Beginner or Intermediate Bellydance. For the advanced class: we will be working on a Zill choreography.

Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners With Liz

Have fun while getting fit. Beginners will learn enough basic steps and veil
movement for a complete choreography. The style taught is “American Cabaret” belly dance which allows for more freedom in the interpretation of movement – perfect for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or flat dance shoes.

All body types and sizes welcome. Liz Chaisson Thompson
Winter Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Feb 2 (14028)
Spring Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Apr 20 (24028

Click on General Interest Courses to view program and to
sign up for a course. To obtain your client # and PIN # for on
line registration call 613-228-3338.
Payment by Visa or MasterCard only.
BY PHONE 613-228-3338
Please have your Visa or MasterCard information ready.

Bahiya’s Classes

Thursday Classes at Hunt club Riverside Comunity Center start date to be announced.
3320 Paul Anka Drive
Ottawa Ontario K1V 0J9
Thursdays Beginner 6:30 to 7;30
Thursdays Level 2 7:40 to 8:40

St Nicholas Adult High School
893 Admirl Ave
Catholic School Board
Starts Feb 9th 8 week session
Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:00


Barrhaven – Mother Teresa High School

Mondays Beginner 7:00-8:00PM Beyond Basics 8:15-9:15M

Orleans – St. Peter High School

Thursdays Beginner 7:00-8:00PM Beyond Basics 8:15-9:15M

Classes will being in February
For details email: jewel2k9 (at)gmail (dot)com


FEBRUARY 1, 2010
Vagabond Opera in Kingston, ON

While at the Toronto winter festival, I ran into Vagabond Opera (Cabaret Gypsy Klezmer Jazz band), who are musicians from Portland, OR that also play with March Fourth Marching Band, they currently perform shows with Rachel Brice and Mardi Love of the Indigo, and we are incredibly lucky to have them on this side of the coast! By chance, they are playing in Kingston Monday! If you love the new musical stylings in tribal fusion bellydance, this show is a must-see!!! The drive is definitely worth the field trip.

Vagaobond Opera w/ Swampland Orchestra!
The Mansion
506 Princess St
Kingston, ON
This is a 9pm show with the lovely Swampland Orchestra! A show not to be missed!

more infos & music:


The Present is a Gift from The Past, and an Inspiration to the Future.” -Tracey “Halyma” Vibert, TEDxOttawa Talk, December 2009.

….Creativity Abounds…


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