Dancers’ News 2010-03-14

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Good morning,

Change your clocks!

Enjoy the rain as it washes away the last vestiges of sad crusty snow!

And check out some of the new tidbits that have been sent it – including the beginnings of the Spring Classes!


Sunday, March 14



March 21, 2010
Fun with Cane/Stick and Zills with Isaden

Location: 172 Guigues St., Ottawa

Routhier Community Center

2nd Floor Room Page

Time: 1-4 pm

Learn basic cane/stick movements and basic zills. Then learn how to combine the two props together for fun and challenge in some movement combinations.

Cost: $30

If you don’t have a cane/stick and/or zills please let me know. I will have some spares available for the day.

Email for more details and to register.

MARCH 20, 2010 ~ Montreal
Ateliers et Spectacle
Les Tywalline célèbrent : Shem En’Nassim

Spectacle : Samedi 20 mars 2010

Invitées : Bouchra, Simona et Zafirah
Ouverture des portes 19h, spectacle 19h30

Les billets sont en vente sur le réseau admission au coût de 20$ pour les adultes et 15$ pour les enfants de moins de 12 ans (plus frais de transaction) à l’adresse Les billets non vendus seront disponibles à la porte au prix unique de 30$.

Ateliers, Samedi 20 mars 2010

Khadija vous invite à découvrir les couleurs de l’Afrique du Nord avec le Shaabi marocain et le Fazzani tunisien. Profitez de cette opportunité pour ressentir la chaleur et palper les tonalités si proches et si différentes des danses nord africaines.

Qui dit voile dit légèreté, nuage, rêve, émotion, beauté, grâce; avec Fouzia vous aurez tout en un. Vous explorerez une sensation voluptueuse! Fouzia vous apprendra à aimer votre voile et, croyez-le, il vous rendra la pareille. Toi, oui je m’adresse à toi qui veut atteindre ce summum de la sensualité! Fouzia t’apprendra comment ton voile et toi pouvez vous exprimer dans la joie, avec beaucoup d’émoi. Elle te donnera tous les atouts afin vous fassiez un tout.

Vous êtes chaudement conviés à Raqs El Hawary, pour découvrir cet esprit de bienvenue dont est comblé chaque Égyptien. Devez-vous absolument être invité pour aller au mariage de la fille ou du fils de votre voisin, qu’il soit mitoyen, sur la rue en face ou sur la ruelle? Joignez-vous à Khadija pour connaître la réponse et pour comprendre cette danse purement égyptienne à l’état brut.

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Tarif : 75.00$

Lieu : Collège de Maisonneuve, 3800 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, Qc, H1X 2A2 (métro Joliette et métro Pie-IX), Stationnement disponible
Spectacle : Salle Sylvain-Lelièvre
Ateliers : Palestre, entrée située au 2701, rue Nicolet (métro Joliette)

MARCH 31, 2010

Chris Gasci Workshop

An instructional & fun-filled evening of Middle Eastern drumming with Chris from California, multi-instrumentalist & drummer extraordinaire, well-known to Ottawa dancers & drummers from past workshops.  Chris will entertain, inform & challenge all levels of players to take a leap forward in drumming & technique.  Bring your own doumbek & a stool or cushion to sit on.  A few loaner drums available on request when registering.

When:  Wednesday, March 31st,  7 – 9 pm

Where: 301 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario, 3rd Floor

Cost:    $45 early-bird registration by March 23;  $55 later or at the door

Cash or cheques only, payable to Rosemary Corfield, 42 Putman Ave., Ottawa, ON  K1M 1Z3

Additional info: or call 613-298-0788




Food will be served from 8:30 pm till close!

Everyone is invited to dance: soloists, groups, troupes, bunches….out-of-towners are welcome too!

Tickets available by calling/emailing Catharine,

or through PayPal by contacting Tracey –

Spread the word – forward the flyer to your friends!

APRIL 18,2010

(Genuine Turkish/Gypsy style)

Lynette is a master level instructor and has spent many years studying, dancing and teaching this beautiful dance form!

12 to 2 pm, Sunday, at Oasis Studio, Hull
$35 in advance

Spaces available at Oasis Studio, 819-776-5033 and from Catharine –

Workshop is already filling up quickly, so please contact us soon.
Open to all levels…but some dance experience required!

JULY 3-4, 2010~Montreal
The One and Only Mira Betz

will be in Montreal the week end of July 3-4th!

Absolutely unique as a dancer and teacher, Mira is a must see. Read more about here here

She will be with us for 9 hours of intimate teaching (max 25 people) and a show on july 2nd.

At first, we will only accept registration for the full week end. Individual workshops will be open for registration only if they don’t sell out. We want to create a group energy that grows through the week end.

For 9 hours of workshops: 230 $
Registrations and workshop description at


DANCES OF INDIA: by Amrita Choudhury


1–Classical/Sacred Dance(Odissi) 20 March(1:30-4:30)
Classical dance video:

2–Gypsy/folk/BOLLYWOOD Dance:17 April(1-3:30)

– 17 April Gypsy/Bollywood – Choreography combining workshops 1 & 2

Gypsy video:
Bollywood video:

3–Yoga of Dance- The Joy of Shakti! 23, 24 et 25 April a 3 day retreat at L’Ermitage Centre de Retraite


Reservation: 514-768-9711

MARCH 20, 21, 2010
TAV Creations/Eco-TAV at the Ottawa Go Green Expo

New products along with the growingly popular Eco-TAV Napkins and Pouches!

Saturday, March 20 10:00 AM to 6 p.m.
Sunday March 21, 2010 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

1015 Bank Street -Lansdowne Park, Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa, Ontario.

Free admission!

” This exciting, 2 day event features over 180 exhibitors, all dedicated to providing information, products and services that can help you live a greener lifestyle! With everything from home and garden ideas, eco-friendly food and clothing, transportation options, organic food and cooking, to guest speakers and interactive displays the Ottawa Go Green Expo offers many simple ways of going green and helping our environment!

Make a day of it; bring your friends and family and learn to “Go Green”.

April 9-10, 2010
The Goddess Revealed

ANJALI and Company featuring Basia Gowing

The Goddess Revealed

Mixed Media: Indian Classical Dance, Video, Images Music Text

April 9-10

7.30 pm

Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa

$25, $22 info tickets 613 564 7240

Classical Indian Temple and Court Dances

Mixed Media Dance-Theatre – Performed in front of Video and Images from Hindu Temples, sculptures and miniature paintings throughout India

Journey back in time to savour the classical arts of Ancient India through their temple dances and sacred spaces. The unfolding of tradition, history and imagination is assisted by stunning imagery and poignant narration.

première: Dance meets Yoga with BASIA GOING of Adishesh Yoga


TRACEY/HALYMA – Byward Market Area and Old Ottawa South

OLD OTTAWA SOUTH area ( Near the May Fair theatre)

260 Sunnyside – call 613 247-4946 to register in person or go online to

Tuesdays – start April 6

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. – ($63/ 8weeks)

Level 2 – 7:30pm.-8:30pm. – ($63/8 weeks)

(No Class on May 18th ) – These classes take place in the Hopewell School( Bank and Sunnyside/Hopewell), north gym, but you register at the community centre – online is easiest.


172 Guigues – call 613 244-4470 to register or online through the City of Ottawa and follow the “how to register” instructions on the sidebar.

Mondays- start April 26:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434367

Level 2 -7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434406

Thursdays – start April 29:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $ 45/ 6 weeks) course code:434373

Level 2+ – 7:30pm.-8:30pm.( $45/6 weeks) course code:434422

* Level 2+, also called “creative Intermediate”, will focus on more personal development as a dancer/performer

General info about classes:

Zamira’s Classes

**New SPRING 2010 class schedule**

*Belly Dance for Adults and Teens all levels*

A Beginner-Intermediate Belly Dance class with an emphasis on flexibility, muscle isolation and increasing muscle strength and grace. To run this class a minimum of 6 students is required.

Wednesday 7:00-8:00 PM
Mar 24 – May 26, 2010: 10 one hour classes $110

Drop-in fee $12 cash per class – no registration necessary. Try a class any time.

Classes take place at Makin’ Moves Dance Studio:
1196 Bank Street at Ossington Avenue Old Ottawa South

For registration and information contact Zamira:

Jalilah’s Spring 2010 Sessions:

RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa

Belly Dance for Fitness a fast paced cardio class using only Middle Eastern dance movements! Perfect for both beginners to learn the basic Middle Eastern Movement repertoire and for intermediate dancers to improve stamina and technique! Mondays 10:30-11:30 a.m. at RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive or Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Rideau tennis Club 1 Donald Street April 12-June 23 2010-03-10 Price: Free for Life Fit Members $89 for RA members $114 for non-members

To register contact the RA Centre Tel (613) 7335100

Greta Leemings Studio of Dance 1460 Merivale Road, Ottawa

Intermediate a fun mixture of technique, drills, fluidity exercises, choreography, improvisation and more! Tuesdays 11-12:15 March 30 to June 15 2010 $156

To register contact Jalilah (613)2288215

Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis 200 St. Joseph, Hull

Beginner 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn the basic Middle Eastern Movement repertoire and get a fun and healthy workout ! $85 for 8 weeks

Intermediate 6:30-7:30 a fun mixture of technique, drills, fluidity exercises, choreography, improvisation and more! $85 for 8 weeks

Advanced 7:30-9:00 in addition to technique, drills, fluidity exercises, choreography, and improvisation also musicality, learning how to create your own choreography and improvise all by yourself! Good for dancers who have been dancing a while and would like a challenge! $100 for 8 weeks

The new session started March 3 however you can join any time and missed classes will be pro-rated!

To register contact Oasis Studio (819) 7765033 (819)9622645

Classes with Zeevah

Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners/ Belly Dance Basics

Beginners will learn enough basic steps and veil movement for a complete choreography. The style taught is American Cabaret belly dance which allows for freedom in the interpretation of movement. Perfect for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or flat dance shoes.

Spring Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Apr 20 (24028)

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