Dancers’ News Update

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Good morning All!

It was lovely to see about 300 patrons come out to the Dancers’ Bazaar yesterday – in spite of inclement weather and the shift from Sunday to Saturday!

I also enjoyed meeting some of the new vendors and seeing familiar faces there too! And after a lovely supper out with some of the vendors last night, I am grateful to have some of the nicest people around as part of my belly dance community!Pics and video will go up this week – taking it easy today!

As October comes to a end this week, the upcoming weekend has some fabulous events as a final hurrah – and then November is chalk full of belly dance fun!  Remember that even more events are listed on the main website too – so if you are not seeing something, check online to see if I have it there!

Have a wonderful week!


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Sunday, October 25


Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature is your invitation to be creative and express your greenness! Eco-TAV is running a video contest with prizes for the top 4 videos! If you have bought – or will buy – anything from my Eco-TAV line, I hope you will have some fun shooting a quick video clip sharing the ways you are “green”!

You can find the details online here!


The Fall Fusion Cabaret  DVD available for ordering!

For those of you who missed out, or who would like a DVD:
DVD is available for order by contacting Tom at and they are $20 each.
The DVD does not include Rachel’s performances, but includes our guests Rosanna McGuire, Tribu Ghabal, Mat Jacob, Jamilah & Milana, Anna & Safiya, and Shakti fusion (including solos by Niki, Natasha and Leslie). The sale of the DVD goes to support the production of the event and we are lucky to have so many original performances in one place!

Also please note: Anyone who took photos or film of Rachel Brice at the show, these may not be published without her consent! We always ask that no flash photography or filming happens, but sometimes it seems people can’t resist. Please do not post photos/videos of performers online without their express permission :)”



November 1 2009 – Ottawa

SOLD OUT! A second workshop date will be set up – please email to add your name to the waiting list for the second workshop!

Sunday, 1 November 2009 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa

1:00-3:00 pm Basic Workshop:

Cost: $35. Buy a set of veils in advance and get the workshop for $25

3:00-4:00 pm Advanced Workshop:

Cost: $20 . If you are taking the earlier
workshop that day you will receive a $5.00 discount for the extension.

For registration and information contact Zamira:

NOVEMBER 7, 2009
*Workshop with a twist*

Roxane (creative Clothing) is giving a workshop on NOV 7, from 1 to 5:

HOW TO MAKE A BRA and BELT SET with pre-sequinned and embroidered fabrics.

And to make it easier for you, she will have pre-packaged boxes of beautiful, shiny fabrics and matching trims and extras to make your set. All you would have to supply is the bra.

Pre-register now for $40 for the workshop, plus cost of your package.

It will be $50 at the door.

For more information contact Roxane at: roxkirkatsympaticodotca or phone: 613-726-9067.

Spectacle 30e anniversaire de la Troupe Égyptienne Enannov7-poster

Samedi le 7 novembre, 2009


Venez célébrer 30 ans de danse folklorique égyptienne au Canada avec les Enans!

au Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave

prix spécial, seulement $10!

disponible a l’Oasis de la danse, 819-776-5033


Denise and Ahmed would like to extend a special invitation for the 30th Anniversary show to all former Enan Troupe members. Please contact them at 819-776-5033.

Denise et Ahmed aimeraient offrir une invitation speciale au spectacle 30ième anniversaire aux toutes les anciennes membres de la Troupe Enan. Veuillez les contacter au 819-776-5033.

NOVEMBER 7, 2009
Enan Egyptian Troupe’s 30th Anniversary Show

Saturday November 7th, 2009
7:00 PM

Come celebrate 30 years of the Enans sharing Egyptian Folkloric dance in Canada!

at Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave

Special anniversary price, tickets only $10!
available at Dance Oasis, 819-776-5033

NOVEMBER 14, 2009



Nathalie and her double veils
Nathalie and her double veils


Nathalie Lebel Workshop

Double Veil Workshop
Saturday, November 14, 2009
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lunch and Bazaar from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
, 151 Chapel Street (parking entrance on the side of the building)
$70 if payment is received by November 4, 2009$80 thereafter.

Info: julie(DOT)tierney(AT)

Click on the photo to go to registration form!

NOVEMBER 14, 2009


FULL details are ONLINE!

Legion Hall at the corner of Kent and MacLaren

Fundraiser for Kids Help Phone, Distress Centre, Bereaved Families

Doors open at 7:30

Party starts at 8 pm and goes ’till we drop!

Tickets $25


Buy your tickets with Paypal(.50 nominal fee) to make sure you get yours!


There are only 150 tickets available so don’t delay. If there are any left, they will be $30 at the door.

NOVEMBER 20-26, 2009

Hadia’s Body Logic Technique Workshop

Friday November 20th 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Aurora Live Studios
392 Queens St. E

Hadia’s Body Logic is a revolutionary approach to belly dance that traces even the most complex movements and steps back to their essential, simple movement patterns. Based on her training and in the field of therapeutic exercise, optimal alignment, Biodance and NLP, Hadia has developed this series of safe, effective and effortless warm up exercises that naturally evolve into her repertoire of belly dance technique and movements with grace, ease and simplicity. Hadia’s Body Logic also has the benefit of allowing students to not only dance through 4 to 5 hours of class per day without pain, discomfort or fatigue, but even heals and strengthens the body.
Cost $80 before Nov. 1st $90 after Nov. 1st

NOVEMBER 21-24, 2009
Hadia’s Level 1 Teacher Training back in Toronto

Hadia is happy to share 38 years of teaching experience with you in this unique instructor training course (not just a dance course for instructors) which includes Mastery of effortless, beautiful and flawless technique for you and your students; musical and rhythm interpretation; the art of finger cymbals; anatomy for belly dance; injury prevention and body balance; teaching and communication skills; class/course planning; improvisation skills; origins, evolution and styles of oriental, including ROM, folklore, baladi and ritual and more……

Saturday and Sunday November 21st and 22nd 10 am to 5:30 pm plus Monday and Tuesday November 23rd and 24th 6 to 9:30 pm

$375 Can before November 1st
$425 Can after November 1st

For registration and information

1 (902) 640-2473

Authentic Turkish Rom (Gypsy) Workshop with Hadia

Thursday, November 26th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Aurora Live Studios
392 Queens St. E

Hadia has lived, studied and taught the primary forms of Roman/gypsy dance for many years and is pleased to share with you a taste of Authentic Turkish Roma dance. After getting comfortable with the unique Turkish 9/8 rhythm, we will work with a range of basic steps and foot patterns and finish these off with a fascinating array of gestures and movements that connect this fascinating and visceral dance form to the mysterious history of these strong, proud and vital people.

Registration and full details

NOVEMBER 26-29, 2009
Hadia’s Teacher Training Certification – Level 3 in Toronto

Don’t miss your chance to achieve your well earned certification for Hadia’s internationally recognized Middle Eastern Dance Training.
This 20 hour training will cement your technique, rhythm and musical interpretation, improvisation, communication and teaching skills, the art of cymbals, course/class planning, anatomy for dance, body balance, alignment, professional ethics, and guide you with business basics, advanced rhythms and musical interpretation, Mid East dance styles, history and evolution and more…

Thursday, November 26th 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, 10 am to 5pm
Sunday, November 29th, 10 am to 4 pm

Aurora Live Studios
392 Queen St. East.

For Registration and Information

1 (902) 640-2473


With Dave Rostenne and Tom Leroux

Introduction to Video Editing with Final Cut Express
October 27 and November 3rd

Using iPhoto
November 10 and 17th


OCTOBER 30, 2009
Halloween CommunitySilver Doumbek
Drum and Dance Circle

Bring your own hand drums, shakers, bells and other percussion instruments. There will be shakers for people to use if they don’t have anything of their own.

Friday, October 30
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Maki House Community Centre
19 Leeming Drive, Crystal Beach
(Between Bayshore and Kanata)

417 to Moodie Drive North. Turn right at Carling avenue, right at Crystal Beach Drive (your second street), left at Leeming Drive (your first street) Maki House is on the left right after the school.

Cost: Free

Please RSVP by email to julie(DOT)tierney(AT)

OCTOBER 31, 2009
11th Annual Witches’ Gathering Charity Ball (2009)imp

Nightmares: That Which Haunts Us Through The Night

Barrymore’s Music Hall



Tickets for this year’s Witches’ Gathering are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.