Dancers’ News:2010-04-04- UPDATES



Glebe Fire affects Dance with Alana Studio

Dear Ottawa dancers,
Classes are canceled all this week.

This past weekend there was a fire behind the dance studio and unfortunately the dance floor was damaged by water.We are unable to hold classes this week as it will take time for the floor to be re-done.

I will keep you updated on the situation.

Shadia’s EXCITING “Advanced Drum Solo Choreography” class will start soon. We will keep you updated.

Looking forward to dancing with you,Alana : )


Angelo Luzio bellydance shoes
in nude, black, gold and silver available for fall delivery.

Place your reservation now so that you will be one of the ones with his new and improved shoes on your feet when the fall session starts.

Contact Marcelle at

Chaussures danse orientale par Angelo Luzio

en rose (nu), noir, argent et or ?sont disponible pour livraison à l’automne!

Placez votre réservation dès maintenant pour recevoir vos chaussures ?améliorée lors de la session d’automne commence.

Contactez Marcelle au






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 by sending $25 per ticket via PayPal to

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

JUNE 13 , 2010
Saidi : Cane & Choreography Workshop with Chantal Dos Santos in Toronto

When: Sunday June 13th, 2010 from 11:00am-3:30pm
Where: Martha Hicks School of Ballet – 2384 Yonge St. 2nd floor, Studio B
(West side of Yonge, North of Eglinton)
Pricing: $55 on or before June 1st / $65 after June 1st

To register contact Caliana: 416-821-4381 or

JUNE 19, 2010
Alhambra Dance & Friends presents Red Hot Summer Hafla in Toronto

When: Saturday June 19th from 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Martha Hicks School of Ballet, 2345 Yonge St. 1st floor, back of Office Building
(East side of Yonge, North of Eglinton)
Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (*funds are being raised for troupe costumes*)

For advanced tickets contact Caliana:

416-821-4381 or

Summer will be here before we know it! Join Alhambra Dance & Friends in our “Red Hot Summer Hafla” (RHSH).

This event will be more informal, where performances & demonstrations will be interspersed with mingling, eating & free dancing time!

Snacks & refreshments will be provided -byob

Performances by:

Caliana, Jaene, Siham Sumaiya, Haifa, Alexandra, some students, live musicians and more (TBA)


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

17 APRIL, 2010


Reservations : 514-768-9711

Gypsy/folklore workshop video:

Bollywood workshop video:


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

Metro Y on Argyle with Christine

Starting April 3 to June 27 , 2010
• Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
• Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30pm

and again . . .

June 28 to August 29, 2010
• Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
• Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30pm
Join us for a girls night out of dancing, laughing and a did I mention, a great work out.
Belts and veils are provided for those new and curious to try a taste of Baladi.
Don’t be shy 😉

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.

NEW! – CardioBellydance with Anna & Safiya!

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm, starting April 21st, 2010
Capital City Dance, Ottawa
1309 Carling Avenue, Westgate Mall (lower level)
A fun and fast-paced hour of bellydance sequences danced to up-beat music!

All levels of Bellydancers will benefit from this class. There will be some explanation of moves, and various level options will be given, but the focus will be on cardio workout.

Come get in shape for summer…sweat and love it!

For pricing and location, please see

Belly Dancing with Sha’ Vega

If you have yet to register, do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment (full or cancelled classes). 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.

TUESDAYS at McNabb Rec Centre in Centretown

Level 1 / 2 – $91 – 9 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Apr. 6 – June 22
6:00 – 7:15 pm
Course code: 423318

Level 3 / 4 – $91 – 9 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Apr. 6 – June 22
7:15 – 8:30 pm
Bar Code: 423330

THURSDAYS at McNabb Rec Centre in Centretown

Level 1 / 2 – $91 – 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Apr. 8 – June 24
6:00 – 7:15 pm
Bar Code: 423323

Apr. 8 – June 24
7:15 – 8:30 pm
Bar Code: 423334

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

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