Dancers’ News – Updates!

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Sunday, September 20


Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature is a visit to THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR THE UPCOMING DANCERS’ BAZAAR! I have included links to all of the confirmed vendors who have websites to you can get an idea of how exciting this October’s event will be!
Click here for a quick look!



Introduction to Macs
September 22, 29 and October 6th (Tuesdays)

Social Internet Crash Course
October 13 and 20th (Tuesdays)

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

Using iPhoto
November 10 and 17th


SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
Classical Indian dance classes with Anjali in Ottawa STARTING THIS WEEK!

Indian dance classes start Wed Sept 23

Fall sessions will start.
Please indicate the day you can come and your level of expertise.
Do try to come
Hope to hear from you
Best wishes
613 745-1368

Indian Temple Dance
6 sessions:

Cost $150 for 6 one hour sessions.
Time options
Monday 8-9 0r 7.30-8.30
Tuesdays 8-9 or 7.30-8.30
Wednesdays 8-9 or 7.30-8.30
Saturday 2-3
Sunday 2-3
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
COMPLETE a short temple dance

Option of participating in a small informal; recital in September.. If you want
1)bring an eyebrow pencil, and if you have one, a sari ( I have extra)
2)**bring a short example of a piece of your music that is rhythmic and I will give you some
“Fusion step options”

Indian Temple Dance
174 Dufferin Rd
Unit 11
Dufferin runs into Crichton Crichton is an extension of the Vanier Parkway
payable by cash only sorry I do not have Visa or interac
Please pass this on to your friends
Please confirm by email
Hope you can come
Best wishes
613 745-1368

OCTOBER 2, 2009
Full Moon Community Drum and Dance Circle

Friday, October 2
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.

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

Cost: Free
Please RSVP by email to

FALL CLASSES – ALL of the other classes are still online – likely with room for new students still!  Check the full list online

Starting this week!

Belly Dance in Kemptville with Nancy/Shakira

613-258-4753 or

Beginner/Intermediate 1
Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm

Intermediate 2
Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
(pre-requisite: a couple of years BD)

Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm
(pre-requisite: lots of years BD)

Bahiya’s Classes – Fall Belly Dance 2009

Monday 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Sept 21st to Nov 23rd 10 weeks (Beyond Beginner)
Nutri-Land 3625 Rivergate Way
Contact: Brenda

Tuesday 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Sept 22nd to Nov 7th 8 weeks (Beyond Beginner) (1169)

Tuesday 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Sept 22nd to Nov 7th 8 weeks (Beginner) (1163)
St. Nicholas Adult High School
893 Admiral Ave
Contact: Catholic School Board

Thursday 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Sept 24th to Nov 19th 9 weeks (Beginner)

Thursday 7:40pm to 8:40pm
Sept 24th to Nov 19th 9 weeks (Beyond Beginner)
Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre
3320 Paul Anka Drive

Sunday 2:30 to 3:30
Sept 13th to Oct 11th 5 weeks (Beginner)
Blue Bamboo Yoga Studio
6081 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville

Louise Houle – Embrun Belly dance Classes

Embrun at La Maison des Arts this fall.

Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
Registration is on the 8 – 9 -10 of September, to register call 613-443-0058
The classes start on the 22nd of September.

Jocelyne “Jehane” Khan

Beginner Bellydance
Bilingual Class!
Sundays 4:00-5:00 PM

Baladi Débutant
Cours bilingue!
Dimanche 16h00 – 17h00

Oasis de la danse
200 St-Joseph Hull


Friday September 25, 2009
TOPKAPI Turkish Restaurant invites you to their “Fasil Night Celebration”

A four-hour dinner cruise on the Outaouais river on board of the ‘Miss Gatineau’

Departure at 7:00 pm from the ‘Quai des artistes’ on Jacques Cartier Street in Gatineau, Qc

All you can eat buffet and Live Entertainment
Bellydancers and live musicians

$55.00 per person

For information or reservations, call 613.230.8828

NOVEMBER 14, 2009
Nathalie Lebel Workshop

For those of you who have not yet studied with Nathalie, she has been a popular workshop instructor with Ottawa dancers for 10 years. Many of Ottawa’s best dancers and performers have studied with her and have performed her choreographies. Her style is graceful, feminine and innovative and she is known for her emphasis on technique and for her lovely choreographies.
Mark your calendars and keep your eyes peeled for details.

Registration is now open!


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.
Dance, 151 Chapel Street (parking entrance on the side of the building)
$70 if payment is received by November 4, 2009 $80 thereafter.

To register:
Info: julie(DOT)tierney(AT)

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

PLUS Hadia’s Ultimate Technique Workshop

Friday November 20th 6:30 to 9:30 pm

This workshop is designed as a preparation for the Level 1 Participants who have not studied extensively with Hadia prior to the Training, but it is also open to dancers who are not taking the Training on a space available basis.

Aurora Live Studios
392 Queen St. East.

$80 before November 1st
$90 after November 1st
$50 for paid participants of Level 1 Teacher Training before November 1st

For registration and information

1 (902) 640-2473 (out of country Sept 14th to October 9th)

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.

$425 before October 15th
$475 after October 15th

For Registration and Information

1 (902) 640-2473 (out of country Sept 14th to October 9th)