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Good morning,

My thanks to everyone who attended the show on Wednesday the 10th! A brief moment of gratitude is on!  For those performers who ordered a DVD, those prepaid orders are in the mail!  If you have not yet paid for your dvd be sure to email for payment/pick up options!


Today’s got some great new bits and reminders some shortened if the main info is online!- there’s lots of info online for other previously posted events, of course!


Teachers, please send in your info if you will be teaching during the summer months! 


Also remember that many of us are available for private parties and lessons during the summer if you cannot commit to a full class!



Sunday, June 21




Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature is a visit to Lainie Cambria’s site for photo’s of the OCCP!
Click here for a look at some gorgeous pics!




JUNE 27, 2009 – Verdun, Quebec ~REMINDER
Arabic Flamenco Workshop

Saturday, June 27 from 1-4PM
IKRA Wellness Center
5101 Wellington, Verdun,Qc.

Come have fun and learn how to fuse Belly Dance with Flamenco!

We will also work on palmas (rythmic clapping) with simple 
zapateado (footwork) as well as floreos (graceful hand moves), braceos (arm 
techniques) and the many ways the falda (skirt) can be used as a prop.

For more information write Ana at
or visit

Atelier de Flamenco Arabe
Le samedi 27 juin de 13h à 16h
IKRA Centre de Santé Optimale
5101, rue Wellington, Verdun, Qc.

Les mouvements palmas (applaudissements synchronisés et rythmiques), floreos 
et braceos (techniques gracieuses de mouvement des bras et des mains) seront 
abordés ainsi que l’utilisation de la jupe en tant qu’accessoire de danse.

Pour de plus amples informations, vous pouvez visiter:
ou m’envoyez un courriel à :



June 28 to July 12-Sundays
Tribal Fusion workshops with Leslie

As Leslie has been accepted into the Master of Arts, Dance program at York in Toronto, this will be the last opportunity for a while to get in some study of Tribal fusion bellydance on a regular basis. Please note that the below listings are fundraising activities to support this course of study 🙂 Workshops are $50 each or $180 to participate in all four. In the fall, Leslie will return to Ottawa periodically to teach monthly workshops.

Sunday, June 28th
Tribal Basics
This three workshop focuses on Suhaila method style drills to improve technique and isolations for Tribal fusion bellydance. During this workshop we will begin with a yoga warmup, and work through isolations with various foot patterns and tempos.
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Sunday, July 5th
Slow Motion
This workshop presents techniques and combinations for slow movement in tribal fusion bellydance. Includes yoga warmup, drills, and practice of combinations
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Sunday, July 12th
How Not To Get Dizzy: Spinning and Tribal fusion bellydance

By request, this workshop provides grounding yoga practice and tips and tricks to perform fast, calibrated and slow spins and turns.
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Sunday, July 26th
Yoga for Bellydance

This workshop is a 3 hour part practice, part lecture about the benefit of specific yoga poses and how they help support alignment in dance. Leslie is a certified Hatha yoga instructor and also draws from her training with Rachel Brice.
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca



Dancing With The Elements

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
357 Wilmont – Subud, Ottawa, Ontario.

A spiritual workshop for women co-facilitated by Halyma and Michelle Hrynyk, designed to help you fully awaken your Goddess of Dance by implementing the power of the five elements.

Cost: $90.00 -includes a vial of your personalized aromatherapy oil

Limited to 12 participants, please register early to avoid disappointment! 3 SPACES REMAIN

Open to all levels of dancer.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me: Tracey at 613-241-3397 or email


JULY 19, 2009
Summer Bellydance Workshop with Zena

When: Sunday, July 19, 2009
Where: Dance with Alana Studio, 858 Bank St. @ 5th Ave
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00 pm with an intermission
Cost: Pre-register by July 10: $35 (Cash/cheque) or At the door, $50 (cash only)
This includes the workshop, bottled water and light snacks, Choreography on DVD and music for the routine.

Please bring finger cymbals, bellydance coin belt, snug fitting exercise clothing, dance slippers, a notebook. (Optional) This workshop will include an extended warm-up, technique review for the dance moves and choreography practice following the break.

Contact: Zena for pre-registration and the address to send in payment





JUNE 21st, 2009 ~TODAY~!
3rd Annual Can’t Stop the Serenity

Sunday June 21, 2009, 3:30 pm

Mayfair Theatre

1074 Bank Street, Ottawa, On, Canada

$10 tickets available at the door

Details are online:
Buy your Tickets here:

This year’s global artwork was designed by one of our local Browncoats, Don McMillan!
Get your art work signed by the artist at the Mayfair on June 21, 2009!!

To see the winning design head over to

Can’t Stop The Serenity is a Global movement of fans of Firefly, lovingly referred to as Browncoats, in support of Equality Now.

Please pass this information/website to everyone you know, because they might have a friend/relative who might want to attend. Your support either financially or through spreading the word is greatly appreciated. If you tell two people who tell two people who tell two people ….



JUNE 26-28, 2009
3rd Annual Summer Sale
Poterie du Lac la Blanche


Friday, June 26 until Sunday, June 28

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Our annual summer sale is a great opportunity to start collecting or add to your collection of hand made pottery and ceramic art by Lisa-Marie Serafin. It happens in the most idyllic setting – a small poterie in the countryside on the edge of Lac la Blanche.

Poterie du Lac la Blanche is located at 110 chemin Giroux in Mayo, QC
The potter, Lisa-Marie Serafin specializes in stoneware pottery for everyday living.
She says, “I find that the most useful things in a household can also be beautiful works of art. My hand made pottery, such as a covered jar, a serving bowl, or a coffee mug, are meant for your pleasure and to be admired as well as be functional.” 
Lisa-Marie is greatly influenced by her surroundings. She often uses nature’s objects, such as leaves, grasses and seed pods to achieve a variety of surface textures. She is also inspired by ancient symbols and rituals, music, colour and even the materials and tools with which she works.

Please visit
We look forward to seeing you at our Summer Sale and would like to remind you that the Poterie is open year round by appointment by calling (819) 281 – 3307.
Cash and cheques gladly accepted.
Thanks for your support!



JUNE 27, 2009

We have some lovely new stock, perfect for summer wear, plus re-orders of a few past faves.

We will have 2 sale dates in the near future. Both are at the NEW (and separate) locations including Gatineau QC.


Saturday June 27th at 70 Third Ave, in the Glebe (just East of Bank St) from 11AM to 4PM


Saturday July 11th at 38 rue Hormidas Dupuis from 11AM to 4PM

Please see our website for details on the locations, as well as some new photos. And of course, there are always those one of a kind special surprises….

Please TELL YOUR FRIENDS, co-workers, anyone you think may be interested. It’s important to note that these are “eco-friendly” hand crafted products, using natural fibres (and dyes when possible) no child labour etc. We strive to bring the best Indian quality to those of discerning taste.

We look forward to seeing you all in the next few weeks.
Madeleine and Andree



JUNE 28, 2009
Yoga Meets Dance

Trained by Beth Rigby, I’ll be offering a class of Yoga meets Dance on the 28th of June at the yoga center “Relais Yoga”. This beautiful studio is located in the Gatineau Park (397, Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd).
We will dance with the elements of nature : stillness of the earth, sensuality of water, wildness of fire, freedom of air and sacredness of spirit.
Lots of beauty and fun!
All my gratitude for posting this event on your fabulous web site!
Marie Grégoire
Relais Yoga
819 777 4937



JULY 6, 2009 


In Honor of His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s Birthday

Winner of Best Adventure Film, Whistler Film Festival 2004


With special guests, producer writer, Michael Parker and Producer, Shan Tam

Sales Bazaar and Refreshments

Monday, JULY 6, 6:00 pm
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Tickets: $10

Organized by Ottawa Friends of Tibet
To reserve tickets or for more info, please e-mail 
Or contact Barb at 613 290-6944

Proceeds to support the Kalimpong Seniors Home Project



Ongoing until September, 2009
Bag Reflex

Most of you know (Creative Clothing by) Roxane as a prolific source of unique costume designs for your dance performances. Now come see her other works in the “Bag Reflex” Exhibit at Gallery 6 in Kemptville. The Gallery is opened 8:30-4pm Monday to Friday and 8:30-3 Saturdays year round except statutory holidays..


You can see the “Bag Reflex” collection on Roxane’s website:
Gallery 6
126 Prescott St., 
Kemptville, Ontario
K0J 1T0
613 258-0668





VENUS in Montreal

Intermediate ~ Intermediare
JUN 25 – AUG 13 8 wks $110
19 h 30 à 21h ~ 7:30-9:00pm

** Learn technique, finger cymbals, **
**** veils, choreographies, modern Egyptian ****
*** and folkloric styles! **

Studio Bizz
551 ave du Mt-Royal E.
3e étage ~ 3rd floor
Reg/Inscrip: 514-526-2455

Host of Bellydance Workout TV series!




Bellydance with Anna & Safiya

Summer Bellydance with Anna & Safiya – Starts Wednesday June 17th, 2009
Cardio-Bellydance (Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:30 pm)
Cardio-Bellydance all summer long! Designed for many levels of dance, we will teach short combinations of bellydance and aerobics that will be sure to make you sweat…

Intermediate-Advanced Improv (Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm)
Learn and improve upon your improvisational skills, using props such as veil and zills. Participate in a group-run choreography.

2 Daly Avenue downtown Ottawa (Daly at Nicholas)
Drop-ins $13/class
Beginning of the month special $45/month
Contact Safiya at



Dancing with Jalilah this Summer!

Jalilah’s Intermediate Level Classes in Ottawa:

Monday Evenings 7:30- 8:45 July 6 to August 10 
Tuesday Mornings 10:00-12:15 July 7 to August 11 
At: The Studio School of Dance 74 Jamie Avenue, Nepean/Ottawa(near Costco)
The price for 6 week session is $70 if registered before June 26 or $75 thereafter 
To Register for these classes contact Jalilah: (613)2288215

Jalilah’s Classes in Hull: Summer Session Starting July 2
Beginner Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 5:30-6:30 $80 for 7 Weeks

Intermediate Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 6:30-7:30 $80 for 7 Weeks

Advanced Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 7:30-9:00 $90 for 7 weeks

At Studio Oasis is: 200 St. Joseph, Hull

To register contact Oasis (819) 7765033 The new session starts in July 2nd (613)2288215



Tribal Fusion classes with Leslie:

Tribal Basics
Tuesdays 8-9pm
1196 Bank St at Makin’ Moves studio
Drop-in every Tuesday in July: $15
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca
*this class emphasizes practice of tribal basics and some combinations.

Mini-Workshop Series

Fridays 7-9pm
1196 Bank St at Makin’ Moves studio
$100 for all four classes
$30 for individual workshops.
All workshops limited to 10 participants
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Friday June 26
Creating Your Own Choreography
This workshop is part lecture and part demonstration. Leslie will break down concepts, ideas and her creative process in how to develop your own tribal fusion choreography, either as a soloist or for a group. Please bring a notebook and pen and a piece of music you would like to work with.

Friday July 3
Drills for Locks and Isolations
In this workshop you will learn techniques to drill locks and isolations combinations.

Friday July 11
Tribal Fundamentals for Improvisation
This workshop drill ATS and Tribal fusion essentials for dancing improv in a group.

Friday July 26
Shakti fusion Signature Combinations
In this workshop you will learn some of Leslie’s original combinations in tribal fusion bellydance, which she often integrates into Shakti fusion troupe and student choreographies as well as her own solos.

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