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A HUGE THANKS to everyone who participate in yesterday’s Ottawa Dancer’s Bazaar!
Monday is Women’s Day – And I just found out about an event happening in centre town on Monday afternoon – not sure I can attend -but if you are planning to go, there is a reporter looking to do some interviews – details are in the Not Quite Belly Dance section below.
Read on for the fabulous going on this spring – and can you believe enrolment for spring classes start this week?!? Teachers send in any details –click here for my April classes
Okay – have a great week,
Sunday, March 7
DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER – BLOG EDITION
Sunday, March 14, 2010
WEIGHTED VEIL WORKSHOP with Zamira
Anyone interested in attending this workshop who has not yet registered, please contact Zamira. With enough interest another date can be added in early to mid April.
MARCH 15-19, 2010
JANNAH DANCE CENTRE- KITCHENER
Youth Dance Camp – never a dull moment $150 – Jannah
to Dance is Paradise!
Jannahdancer Dance Centre….a Positive Place to Be!
MARCH 21, 2010
Fun with Cane/Stick and Zills with Isaden
Location: Routhier Community Center 2nd Floor Room Page (172 Guigues St., Ottawa)
Time: 1-4 pm
Maximum Spaces Available: 12
Learn basic cane/stick movements and basic zills. Then learn how to combine the two props together for fun and challenge in some movement combinations.
Cost: $30 after March 7
Email Isaden_dances@rogers.com for more details and to register.
APRIL 10, 2010
SPRING FLING/HAFLA FUNDRAISER
ONLY ONE MONTH AWAY – ALL BELLY DANCE ENTHUSIASTS WELCOME!!
BOLLYWOOD FANS AND DANCERS ARE WELCOME TOO!!
The party will be at the Legion hall at the corner of McLaren and Kent (lots of parking).
The doors (and the bar) open at 7 pm. The party starts at 8 pm. 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!
Be sure you bring your music on a CD…not a CD-R or MP3
Lots of open dance floor time….we might even get the guys up again!
Tickets are $25 in advance….$30 at the door. Available by calling/emailing Catharine, firstname.lastname@example.org
or through PayPal by contacting Tracey – email@example.com
Don’t forget our great prizes, DVDs, the bar…so bring along some cash!! It all goes back to our community!
(Sheraton Centre weekend in Toronto, Gladstone Theatre stage tickets, dance belt….and lots more!)
We will once again be partying and raising funds for great causes.
(Distress Centre, Bereaved Families)
GENUINE ROMA DANCE WORKSHOP WITH LYNETTE HARPER (from British Columbia)
(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, 819-776-503 and from Catharine – firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop is already filling up quickly, so please contact us soon.
Open to all levels…but some dance experience required!
APRIL 21-25, 2010 TORONTO
International Belly dance Conference
MAY 2, 2010
Fluidity and Slow Movements Workshop with Jalilah
Jalilah will teach you how to move gracefully and to connect your arms, hip circles, infinity loops (figure 8s) and undulations together into a beautiful seamless flow!
This workshop is accessible and beneficial to all levels of dancers from beginner to professional levels.
Sunday, May 2nd, 11:00 a. m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd., Nepean (Bells Corners)
To register contact julieDOTtierneyATsympatico.ca for the registration form or if you are on docod you can download the flyer from.
Cost: $35 if received by April 23, $45 thereafter. No refunds.
MAY 8, 2010
West End Bazaar
LOCATION: OUR LADY of PEACE Catholic School at 3877 Richmond Road, Bell’s Corners.
There are still a few booths available for vendors: to sell your costumes (new or used), music, instruments, accessories and jewellery and services for our belly dance and Tribal community.
This bazaar is once again a fundraiser for the Women’s Shelter in Iqaluit, Nunavut. We will have two raffles and will accept donations.
The booths are $30. Reserve soon if you want an electrical site, as there are fewer of those available. For more information and for reservations, contact Roxane at: roxwinATsympaticoDOTca.
MAY 30 – JUNE 15, 2010
Travel in Egypt with Denise and Ahmed Enan!
Details of the next tour now available on their website: http://www.baladi.ca/tours/
Nobody, but nobody can bring you the years of first-hand knowledge and
experience with authentic Egyptian dance! Denise and Ahmed will share
entertaining stories of their time with the Firqa Kaoumeia (National Dance
Troupe of Egypt) and life growing up in Egypt. Without missing any of the
tourist must-sees, we allow special time for dancers to go costume shopping,
take optional dance lessons, and outings to see dancers performing.
Call Ahmed for more details 819-776-5033.
NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:
MARCH 8, 2010
WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION- DANCE FOR FREEDOM
Dance at 245 METCALFE ST
Now, it is 31 years that Dance is banned in Iran,
Now, it is 31 years that Government of Iran tries to eliminate women’s presence in Society.
Now it is 31 years that women’s right is ignored by This Regime.
WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION
KHORSHID KHANOOM Dance Group of Montreal Invites all the WOMEN & MEN to Dance In Front of Iranian Embassy 245 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
* Monday March 8 1:00 – 3:00 pm
*put on your* beautiful & colorful costume
Did you check our web?
If you are planning to attend and are able to speak with a reporter about this, I was contacted by the following woman and she would love to hear from you:
I’m a third year journalism student at Carleton and I’m producing a radio report on the dance in celebration of International Women’s Day that is going on outside of the Iranian Embassy on Monday,.
I was wondering if you’re going or if any dancers you know are going. If so, I’d like to request an interview with you either Sunday (anytime) or Monday morning (my report is due at noon).
Thanks for your time, I hope to hear back soon.
Features Editor, the Charlatan
DANCES OF INDIA: by Amrita Choudhury
1–Classical/Sacred Dance(Odissi) 20 March(1:30-4:30)
Classical dance video: http://www.ananda-amrita.com/classical-dance.htm
2–Gypsy/folk/BOLLYWOOD Dance:13 March&17 April(1-3:30)
– 13 March Gypsy/Bollywood – Expression & Grace in Indian Dance : Workshop #2
– 17 April Gypsy/Bollywood – Choreography combining workshops 1 & 2
Bollywood video: http://www.ananda-amrita.com/bollywood-bhangra.htm
3–Yoga of Dance- The Joy of Shakti! 23, 24 et 25 April a 3 day retreat at L’Ermitage Centre de Retraite http://www.ermitage.ca/index.html
MARCH 20, 21, 2010
TAV Creations/Eco-TAV at the Ottawa Go Green Expo
Saturday, March 20 10:00 AM to 6 p.m.
Sunday March 21, 2010 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
1015 Bank Street – Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario. Aberdeen Pavillion
Come check out TAV Creations and Eco-TAV at the Ottawa Go Green Expo.
New products along with the growingly popular Eco-TAV Napkins and Pouches!
“The Ottawa Go Green Expo is the first of it’s kind in Ottawa! This exciting, 2 day event features over 180 exhibitors, all dedicated to providing information, products and services that can help you live a greener lifestyle! With everything from home and garden ideas, eco-friendly food and clothing, transportation options, organic food and cooking, to guest speakers and interactive displays the Ottawa Go Green Expo offers many simple ways of going green and helping our environment!
Make a day of it; bring your friends and family and learn to “Go Green”.
APRIL 24, 2010
TAV Creations/Eco-TAV at the Ottawa Eco-Fair
Saturday, April 24, 2010
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
2451 Riverside Drive, RA Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.
Come check out TAV Creations and Eco-TAV at the Ottawa Eco-Fair at the RA Centre, Ottawa.
New products along with the growingly popular Eco-TAV Napkins and Pouches!
“The Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair brings together community environmental groups, up-and-coming new small business ventures as well as large companies and all levels of government, to promote to the public a range of innovative new products, exciting services and appealing volunteer programs. ”
MAY 1 and 2, 2010
TAV Creations/Eco-TAV at the National Women Show
Saturday, May 1 10:00 AM to 6 p.m.
Sunday May 2, 2010 10:00 AM to 5 p.m.
1015 Bank Street – Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario.
TAV Creations and Belly Dancing For Fun is pleased to once again be participating in Ottawa’s National Women Show.
Begun in 2003, TAV Creations has been a part of this weekend of information, demos, fashion, fitness and much more since the beginning.
Featuring information on custom sewing, examples of some of my recent designs, and products available for sale, our booth will be along the wall just past the fitness area!
Extra special sales events will include Halmya’s Belly Dance DVD’s , Eco-TAV Blossom Bags and so much more!
Cash and credit card sales accepted!
Come out and enjoy a day of adventure in exploring all of those great things women love so much – and be sure to stop by to say hi!
See their website for the Ottawa Spring National Women’s Show for full details of the weekend!