Dancers’ News Update



September 19 2010 ~ Gatineau

11am – 3pm

Mini-bazaar at Dance Oasis, 200 St-Joseph Hull

New and used Egyptian costumes, hip scarves and other goodies

September 26 and October 3, 2010

Indian Temple Dance for Belly Dancers Intensive

2 Sundays in September = choose 1 or both!

September 26-Oct 3 (Sunday)

Time 1-3 pm

Cost $60 for one 2 hour session


$100 for 2  2 hour sessions

Each session is a complete teaching session so you will get valuable material if you attend only one.


1)Learn hand signs, neck and eye movements

2)how to tie a sari,

3)make-up and

4) DANCE steps to use in your belly dance work,

a) rhythmic beating of the feet,

b) how to speak the drum syllables that accompany the dance

c) How to beat the rhythms

Please confirm by email


613 745-1368

October 17, 2010

TAV Creations Presents the Dancer’s Bazaar

Sunday, October 17, 2010
Noon to 4 p.m.
260 McArthur, Knight’s of Columbus Hall

With over 40 tables booked with fabulous return and NEW vendors, it’s gonna be another great day at the Dancers’ Bazaar!

The usual fare of gorgeous hip scarves, costumes, jewelry, music and dvds will be offset with some new flavours!  Hmm… Bollywood, anyone?

Click here to VOTE for what you are hoping to find there!

October 30, 2010

Halloween Masquerade and Fundraising Party! or 613-276-0969

Good news!  We have persuaded Denise Enan to present a hand and arm movement workshop the day after the Party….and it is only $25!  Call her at 819-776-5033 for details. Maybe she can be persuaded to do a demo at the Party!

HalloweenFundRaiser – downloadable poster


Halyma’s Class Info – CLICK HERE

Tribal Fusion Basics and Practice Tools with Leslie

This class is for all levels of dancers – learn the basics and improve upon your technique, simply put.

Starts Tuesday, September 28th, 8 week session

1196 Bank at Makin’ Moves Studio


$100 registration for this 8 week session

To register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Limited to ten participants.

JEHANE (Jocelyne Khan) – CLICK HERE


Jalilah’s fall 2010 Classes!

More dancers are needed in order to run the following classes: Belly Dance Level 2 with Jalilah

For those who have mastered all the movements taught in a Beginner class and wish to continue learning more advanced movements and routines in the authentic Egyptian style.

Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm at the Rideau Tennis Club, 1 Donald Street

Registration through the RA Centre: (613)736-6224


Jalilah’s Classes at Oasis Starting September 9 to October 28 2010

Intermediate 2 Thursdays 6:30-7:30

Technique with an emphasis on flowing form one movement to the next, a short veil Choreography and the beginnings of improvisation

Fees: $95

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

To register contact Oasis at (819) 9622645 or (819) 7765033

To read about Jalilah’s background:

Dance with Alana – CLICK HERE

Belly Dance Fundamentals – Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners
Zeevah/ Liz Chaisson Thompson – CLICK HERE

Bellydance with Anna & Safiya- CLICK HERE

Beginning bellydance starting soon at Fitness Fusion – CLICK HERE

Belly dancing with Maysoon at the Kanata Classical Dance Academy-CLICK HERE

Loulouh’s Belly Dance classes

Sandy Hill Community Centre

10 classes per session

Wednesdays – begin Sept 22
Level 1
6 to 7 pm
Program Code 464325

Thursdays – begin Sept 23
Level 2
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Program Code 464326

Level 2/3
6:30 to 7:45 pm
Program Code 464328

Level 3/4
7:45 to 9 pm
Program Code 464329

Classes with Nikita


Beginners Bellydance @ OSSD

294 Picton Lane

Friday 7-8pm for 10 weeks

To register… on-line, over the phone 613-567-6788 or in person.

Ample parking!!!!
Plant Recreation@ Preston and Somerset
Monday nights
6:30-7:30 Beginners
7:30-8:30 Intermediate
Register in person or

Classical Indian Dance with Anjali

SESSION starts THURSDAY September 23 .. or sooner CLICK HERE

Indian Dance Classes with Amrita- Monteal

Guitar Lessons with Jamie Anderson – CLICK here


Free Meditation Practice Group

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive (between Bayshore and Kanata)

For info contact Julie: 613-254-8469 or

Full Moon/Fall Equinox Drum and Dance Circle with Leo Brooks

Wednesday September 22, 2010 (rain date Thursday September 23 – outside if it’s nice, indoors otherwise)
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Maki Park
19 Leeming Drive (between Bayshore and Kanata)

Leo Brooks will be leading this celebration of the Fall Equinox and Full Moon.
We will be outside in the park. Rain date is Thursday September 23, inside if it rains and outside if it is nice.
Bring you own drum if you have one. There will be plenty of instruments for people to borrow.
If you have been reluctant to attend a drum circle this is the one to come to try it out.
While our drum circles are usually free, we will be accepting donations at this circle to offer to Leo as a token of our gratitude for his services.
You can invite friends through Facebook

Be sure to mark your calendars for future Full Moon Drum and Dance Circles:

Fri. Oct. 22 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 27 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (as close to the Full Moon as the room was available)
Mon. Dec. 20 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For info contact Julie: 613-254-8469 or

September 26, 2010
Capital Cupcake Camp 2.0

City Hall
Bakers arrive at 11:30 am; Doors open to tasters at 1pm
After last years fun and massive sugar rush – we’ve decided to do it all again. This time: with a larger venue, more cupcakes and people. The Capital CupcakeCamp team listened to all the baker feedback from last year and lessons learned from CupcakeCamps in other cities.
We’ve come up with some fun new ideas for this year – check the website for more details! but Pro Bakers and only 24 cupcake per baker means some fun!

This years proceeds will be donated to: The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa and the City of Ottawa program Women Alive

Details and ticket info:

Request for clothing

The Well are in need of underwear, socks, slippers, etc.

The colder weather is fast approaching and the ladies are in need of some warmer clothing. Some of the ladies also live on the street, etc.

If you want to deliver it yourselves, here’s the address and you may want to call first to confirm when they’re open .. I know in the past they were closed after lunch on Mondays.

The Well-La Source

154 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
(613) 594-2843

These items do not have to be new, gently worn and clean are just fine.

And thanks so much for your kind generosity.