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Last night was long and late , but what a great time! Going back to include some socializing in between all of our dancing was a fabulous idea – great job Catharine for organizing! See the note in the Announcements about the DVD! Send in your reviews comments and thoughts about the evening!

I am exhausted and heading off for a family day outta town, but I hope you all have a great week! Here’s some news and updates for ya…

NO FANCY STUFF TODAY  – I’ll update it late as needed – but gotta GO!

Sunday, November 15

Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:
Eco-TAV wants to see you Greening it up:

You can find the details online here!

The Dance the Night Away Fundraiser DVD $20 can still be ordered for those who attended. Please contact Catharine Crerar to order your copy of a fun night’s dancing – what a joyful evening it was!


NOVEMBER 15, 2009 onwards – Montreal ~ TODAY
Gypsy/Folklorique/Bollywood Dances of India– For Belly Dancers
Workshop Series 2009 by Amrita Choudhury

15 November – Gypsy/folklore/bollywood fusion! Part -1 (1-5) $90
Details are online!

For more information on Amrita, please see
Also see below for her upcoming Yoga and Dance workshop in the Not Quite Belly Dance section!

NOVEMBER 20-29, 2009~Kingston
Oasis Dance Studio hosts Sahra Saeeda

“Journey Through Egypt I and Journey Through Egypt II”.
For more information on Sahra Saeeda: Sahra Saeeda

General outline available online

Sahra will also be offering two workshops on Oriental Dance technique at Oasis Dance Studio on Tuesday, Nov. 24th and Wednesday, Nov. 25th.

Sahra will also be available for privates, semi-privates, and small group lessons from Nov. 24th – Nov. 26th inclusive.

For more information and registration, contact Khalida/Kellye by email, or by phone at 613-544-9773.

NOVEMBER 22, 2009

Creative Clothing by Roxane is hosting a Belly Dance Bazaar in the west end of Ottawa to raise funds for the Iqaluit Women’s Shelter.

Don’t miss the new West End Dancers’ Bazaar:
Bell’s Corners at the Legion Hall,
4026 Richmond Road: easy access and lots of parking.
Sunday, November 22, from noon to 5 pm.
Vendor list online!
Free admission:
all money raised is for Qimaavik the Women’s Shelter!!

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

NOVEMBER 20-26, 2009

All Toronto workshops:
Aurora Live Studios
392 Queens St. E

NOVEMBER 20, 2009
Hadia’s Body Logic Technique Workshop

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

NOVEMBER 26, 2009
Authentic Turkish Rom (Gypsy) Workshop with Hadia

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

1 (902) 640-2473

NOVEMBER 28, 2009
The 8th Annual “For the Love of Dance” Multi-Cultural Dance Showcase!

“For the Love of Dance” Multi-Cultural Dance Showcase…Tickets now available on-line at !
Saturday November 28th, 2009 (7:30 – 10:00 pm)
University of Ottawa Alumni Theatre (Jock-Turcot University Centre)
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Bollywood, African, Tango, Vietnamese, Tap, Tribal, Persian, Hip-Hop, Bellydance, Latin Swing, Venezuelan, Contemporary…
Join us for a fast-paced evening of dance styles from around the world!

All proceeds donated to Propeller Dance, a local initiative providing dance programming to children and adults with and without disabilities. And they will be kicking off the show this year!

Last year we were sold out prior to the event, so avoid disappointment by pre-purchasing tickets on-line (, or contact Safiya at to reserve tickets for purchase at the door.

November 29 2009 – Ottawa

Sunday, 29 November 2009 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa

1:00-3:00 pm Basic Workshop

Cost: $30. Buy a set of veils in advance and get the workshop for $25

3:00-4:00 pm Advanced Workshop

Cost: $15 . 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:


Bellydancing with Zena
New session in Kanata!

Intermediate: Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00pm starting Nov. 5 for 7 weeks
Beginners: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 am starting Nov.10 for 7 weeks
Cost: $75 per session.

Jocelyne Khan
Belly Dance Technique & Drills w/ Jocelyne Khan – Starts This Thursday from 7:15-8:15pm

Cost: $78 / 6 weeks
***Only 6 spots left

This class will feature a mixture of classical Arabian dance music and modern eastern pop hits to help students learn to appreciate the beauty of Middle-Eastern music. All classes will include attention to posture, safe warm-up, breakdown of movement technique, and cool-down and safe stretching techniques. Some weeks we’ll work on fun combinations, other times we’ll do some guided improvisational dancing, and once in a while we’ll drill drill drill ’till we sweat sweat sweat; it is so much fun you won’t even notice it’s exercise! Questions are always welcome at any time, and the pace is tailored to the students’ needs.
PLEASE register through our website to reserve a spot in this popular new class.


NOVEMBER 19, 2009



.ism(e): cabaret Mnémosine
Thursday November 19, jeudi 19 novembre
8:30 PM at/ au Club SAW, 20h30
67 Nicholas (Corner of/coin Daly)
PWYC/ contribution volontaire ($5 sugg)


Le prochain cabaret Ism(e) est le 19 novembre!
Novembre, c’est le mois du souvenir. Quand le givre et le froid couvrent le sol et que les prochains mois sont gouvernés par la noirceur, nous nous tournons vers la lumière du feu et le souvenir de bons moments pour nous garder au chaud.Comme le 18 août. Vous rappelez vous du 18 août?
Vot’ compte d’hydro? Quand le mur est tombé? Le bonheur d’être un enfant?
Joignez vous à nous le 19 novembre au cabaret dédié à la déesse Mnémosine.

Mettant en vedette le collectif Read ‘em their Writes (Vous vous rapellez les histories écrites à l’école?)
Les danseuses de Bollywood for Fun (elles se rapellent des tou’es moves) Megan Jerome et Mike Essoudry (Mike et Megan du dernier cabaret hein?, hein?) Corey Tomicic (On oubliait que la plupart des hommes peuvent pas chanter comme lui) et la troupe d’impro CRUSH (qui on pas besoin de se rapeller de leur texte)

On se voit le 19 au cabaret! Rappelez vous en!!!!!


November is a month for memories: Remember, remember the 5th of November?… Remembrance Day is November 11th… Remember when the wall came down?… As we gather round the fires in November, frost and snow on the ground, a long winter ahead, we can’t help but turn our thoughts back and summon up the past in stories to keep us warm. Join us at the .ism(e) cabaret dedicated to the great goddess Mnémosine.

Featuring the Read ‘em Their Writes collective (remember the stories you wrote in school), Bollywood for Fun (you remember fun, don’t you?), Megan Jerome and Mike Essoudry (you remember them from the last cabaret!), Corey Tomicic (remember that most men can’t sing like him!), Crush Improv (they don’t have to remember their lines) and more – assuming they remember to show up!

NOVEMBER 22, 2009
Sister Bazaar Open House

Check out our website to see some of the amazing new stock we have just received.

Glorious new stoles and shawls, cozy soft wool, unique weaves not available previously. And of course, some charming “stocking stuffer” type small gifts as well.

We are having an “Open House” event on SUNDAY November 22nd from 4 PM to 7 PM at 187 Holmwood Ave, apt 2.

Please plan to join us, and send any of your textile-loving friends to see these exciting and exclusive products before they disappear. Hope to see you there.

Andree & Madeleine

Atelierworkshop: Yoga de la danse/Yoga of Dance avec/with Amrita Choudhury

– Decembre 5 &12 (1:30-4:30)

S’il vous plait reserver votre place/Please reserve your place now.

Le yoga et la danse indienne sont des disciplines inséparables. Selon les anciennes croyances, les Écritures sacrées nous ont été transmises par les dieux et les déesses à travers l’expression, le mouvement, et le rythme de la danse. Les positions yogiques et les mudras sacrés découlent d’une position à l’autre, en douceur, comme une danse. La musique rythmique lente et rapide est employée pour faciliter la réalisation des postures. La respiration yogique appropriée, le chant sacré d’anciens mantras et la méditation concluent cette forme merveilleuse de danse-yoga. Une expérience intégrant vraiment le corps, le mental et l’esprit; une forme de méditation dans le mouvement qui est vraiment spirituelle et édifiante !

Ottawa’s Social Dance Calendar and much more!
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Once people have logged in, they can add their own information to the site.
I know there are many great bellydance instructors on your mailing list, and I’d be pleased to have their listing on our new site.

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Ottawa has a growing Bollywood dance community, and we want to spread the word! We are also close to Montreal, another great source of inspiration and education!
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