Dancers’ News-2010-03-28



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!

18 avril 2010 – LAVAL

Catherine De Sève atelier Tribal-Burlesque

Contenu de l’atelier: Technique et mini-chorégraphie

Dimanche 18 avril 2010 9h00 à 12h00

Lieu: École Anichka: 65 St-Judes, Laval

Tarif: 75$

Pour inscription, appuyez ici:

Vous devez mettre l’article dans votre panier, visualiser votre panier (en haut à gauche), puis suivre les indications Pour vous inscrire vous devez le faire via le site, car ce système comptabilise les inscriptions.

Vous pourrez choisir votre mode de paiement: Paypal, Chèque, Accès D ou dépôt bancaire Si vous désirez payer par chèque, votre chèque doit être post-daté pour maximum le 1er avril 2010. Aucun chèque ne sera accepté après le 1er avril, mais les autres modes de paiement seront toujours en vigueur.

Merci, Anichka

April 25th, 2010

Fun and Funky Moves Workshop with Bahiya/Brenda

Time: 1:00 to 4:00

Cost: $35.00

Where: Manotick Legion

Things to bring: Snacks, yoga mat and of course your favorite shimmy belt.

Contact me at:

We will be learning fun & funky moves to some great drum rhythms. We will practice some veil moves and also, how to connect to your audience when performing.

For class schedules you can check out my blog at: or

MAY 8, 2010
West End Bazaar

This is a bazaar fundraiser for the women’s shelter known as Qimaavik, in Iqaluit, Nunavut. These ladies need help for supplies, utilities and security at the only shelter in the entire Territory.

25 vendors will be offering their wares, from Belly dance and Tribal costumes and accessories to food and Artists. Here is the list:
Creative Clothing by Roxane: costumes
TAV Creations and Eco-Tav: costumes
Shibori Borealis: hand painted silk veils
Zamira: costumes and weighted veils
Zena: accessories for dance
Hollywood Music Centre: CDs and DVDs
Patricia Zaid and Bahiya: costumes and dance accessories
Boutique Baladi Ruby: coin belts, accessories, costumes
Nassim Naturals: natural make-up
Rain Kazymerchyk: from Gallery6: silver jewellery
Wendy Stevenson: from Gallery6: photographer
Carol Pillar: from Gallery6: watercolour artist
Tara Heft: glass jewellery
Margaret Toner: gemstone beaded jewellery
Tarot by Lisa-Marie
Curves Gym
Carolyn Penney: jewellery
Margaret Cape: jewellery
Divine Image: dance teacher
Janet Brown: A More Beautiful You esthetician
Joan Jesion: BeautiControl beauty products
Aloette products ptresented by RoseMarie Keogh
Sylvie the Incredible Pastry chef
Belly Dance Supplies

OUR LADY of PEACE Catholic School
3877 Richmond Road
Ottawa (Bell’s Corners), ON, K2H 5C1

contact Roxane at : roxkirk at sympatico dot ca



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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

APRIL 10,2010
Ottawa Turkish Music Ensemble Concert

Saturday, April 10, 2010 8:00pm
at Alumni Theatre, University of Ottawa,
85 University Private
Jock-Turcot building

Tickets $15.00 Adults, $10 students,
Reception to follow


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

Advanced Belly Dance Choreography with Shadia

Come and learn a challenging drum solo that will be performed in June.

Date: Starts this Tuesday, March 30th from 8:30-9:30pm

Location: 858B Bank Street at 5th Ave. Below Booster Juice.

Cost: $90 for 7 weeks or $77 for full-time students

Please register at

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)

Click on General Interest Courses to view program and to
sign up for a course. Login ID and PIN numbers are required for use of our online registration system. If you do not have an account but wish to create one please send your request for a login ID and pin number along with the student’s full name, home phone, work phone, home mailing address, and return email address to

Spring classes with Loulouh

Sandy Hill Community Centre (613) 564-1062

Level 1 – Mar 24 to May 26
$68 for 10 weeks
6 to 7 pm
Program Code 437079

Level 2 – Mar 25 to May 27
$68 for 10 weeks
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Program Code 437081

Level 2/3 – Mar 25 to May 27
$75 for 10 weeks
6:30 to 7:45 pm
Program Code 437084

Level 3/4 – Mar 25 to May 27
$75 for 10 weeks
7:45 to 9 pm
Program Code 437088

Contact Loulouh at:

Bellydancing with Zena
Spring Schedule

Kanata: Classical Dance Academy, 100 Castlefrank Rd., (613) 836-5725
Monday nights at 8:15-9:15 pm for Beginners starting Apr. 12, 2010. 10wks/$105
Thursday afternoons at 1:00-2:15 pm for Intermediate/Advanced starting Apr. 15, 2010. 10 wks/$105 taxes included.

Stittsville: Astral Fitness, 44 Iber Rd. (613) 831-2348
Thursday evenings at 6:30-7:30 pm for Beginners. Available to current gym clients with a full one year membership.

Belly Dancing with Sha’ Vega

Spring Session

If you have yet to register, do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. These are the last classes Sha’ Vega will be teaching in Ottawa for a while, so if you have ever wanted to study with her, now is the time to do it.

MONDAYS at South Fallingbrook in Orleans:

Mom & Daughter belly dance – child (6-14 yrs) – $36
Course code: 435123
Mom & Daughter belly dance – adult (15+ yrs) – $38.75
Course code: 435120
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
5:15 – 6:15pm

Level 1/2 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435487

Level 2/3 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435488
TUESDAYS at McNabb Rec Centre in Centretown

Level 1 / 2 – $91
Apr. 6 – June 22
6:00 – 7:15 pm
Course code: 423318

Level 3 / 4 – $91
Apr. 6 – June 22
7:15 – 8:30 pm
Bar Code: 423330

THURSDAYS at McNabb Rec Centre in Centretown
Level 1 / 2 – $91
Apr. 8 – June 24
6:00 – 7:15 pm
Bar Code: 423323

Level 3 / 4 – $91
Apr. 8 – June 24
7:15 – 8:30 pm
Bar Code: 423334

Lisa-Marie Serafin
Ceramic Artist/Middle Eastern Dance Artist
Poterie du Lac la Blanche