Dancers’ News 2010-1-10

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More classes begin this week – and hopefully you have already signed up – or will do so before the night of the first class to ensure they run!!  Some organizations need to have the full complement of students all signed up to even have the first night take place, so don’t wait!  Sign up today, if you are taking dance classes this January!

Okay enough nagging 🙂

For those wondering about the next Dancers’ Bazaar – I just have a bit more info to organize on my end before the website gets updated, but it will be on Saturday, March 6, 2010.  Set your pennies aside as there are already some new vendors signing on!

All of the upcoming classes I know about are listed below so you should be able to find something fun to keep warm and active this winter!

Have a fun week,


Sunday, January 10

Latest Dancers’ Newsletter


Bellydance Open House with Anna & Safiya -REMINDER

Anna & Safiya invite you to shake up your New Year during their free Open House!
This fast-paced and fun hour will include drills of fundamental movements, and learning and entire bellydance routine.
Come and give this beautiful and powerful women’s dance a try…

Wednesday January 13th, 2010
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Capital City Dance, Westgate Mall (1309 Carling Avenue, lower level)


In a nutshell – here’s what’s on tap if you’re looking to see what’s ahead in the area our way:

Jan 10 – Pilates – 1pm- 2pm $15 register with Jannah please
Jan 10 – Numerology 10l – 2pm – 4pm $35 (combo $55) reg’n w/Jannah
Jan 16 – Rosanna – 10am to noon – $45 register with Jannah please
Jan 16 – Swap-n-Sell – 1pm – 5pm $25/table (combo $55) reg w/ Jannah
Jan 17 – Rhaehana – 10:30am-12:30pm $25 contact Rhaehana please

Jennifer (Jannah)
to Dance is Paradise! 519.569-1432
Jannahdancer Dance Centre….a Positive Place to Be!


What: BellyDance workshop
When: Sunday Jan 31st, 11:30a – 1:30p
Where: SatNam Yoga Centre, 333 Pitt Street in Cornwall.;

Why: well, to dance of course. lol
Cost: $40 ($35 for SatNam Yoga members) to be paid at SatNam by Wednesday Jan 27th. 613-930-9314
Please note that SatNam’s doors are only open 30 mins before and after classes so go online to check their schedule to see when you can get in.

So bring your bellydance gear, your smiles and good energy and let’s have some fun!

See you there,

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: $25 before March 6
$30 after March 7

If you don’t have a cane/stick and/or zills please let me know. I will have some spares available for the day. Email for more details and to register

Checks can be made out to Erika McCulloch and sent to 618-1551 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4B5

WINTER 2010 CLASSES – updated info

TRACEY/HALYMA – Byward Market Area and Old Ottawa South

BYWARD MARKET AREA – Still time to join!

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 January 11:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $86.50/ 12 weeks) course code:418031 STILL ROOM TO JOIN!

Level 2 -7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( $86.50/ 12 weeks) course code:418015 STILL ROOM TO JOIN!

Thursdays – start January 14:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $ 86.50/ 12 weeks) course code:418027

Level 2+ – 7:30pm.-8:30pm.( $ 86.50/ 12 weeks) course code:418008 STILL ROOM TO JOIN!

* Level 2+, also called “creative Intermediate”, will focus on more personal development as a dancer/performer

General info about classes:

Jalilah’s Authentic Middle Eastern Dance Classes
Winter 2010 Session

In Ottawa
Beginners Belly Dance for Fitness Mondays 10:30-11:30 at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive January 11-March 29
A fast paced workout consisting only of Middle Eastern Dance Movements!
Free for LifeFit members, $89 for RA members $114 for non-members
Register through the RA: 613 733-5100

Intermediate Evening Class Mondays 7:30-8:45pm. at the Studio School of Dance, 74 Jamie (off Hunt Club near Costco) January 4 to March 8 2010
A fun combination of technique and drills, chorography and improvisation…. Price:$130
To register contact Jalilah (613)2288215

Intermediate Day Class Tuesdays 11:00-12:15 Greta Lemmings Studio Of Dance, 1460 Merivale Road (at Loblaws Plaza) January 5- March 9 2010 A fun combination of technique and drills, chorography and improvisation Price: $130
To register contact Jalilah (613)2288215

In Hull (just minute from downtown Ottawa!)

At Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis, 200 St. Joseph, Hull
January 7 to February 25 2009
Beginner Thursday Evenings from 5:30-6:30 $85

Intermediate Thursday Evenings from 6:30-7:30 $85 includes technique, combinations introducing a short routine and beginnings of free style improvisation.

Advanced Thursday Evenings 7:30-9:00 $100 a Very advanced Class! Like all my classes a mixture of Technique, drills, choreography and improvisation. My theme this session will be dancing to the classics. Songs every advanced dancer should know!

To register contact Oasis (819) 7765033 or (819) 9622645

Bellydancing with Zena
Winter Session

Classical Dance Academy, 100 Castlefrank Rd., (613) 836-5725
Beginners: Monday 8:15 pm; 7 + 6 wks, $70/7 wks and
$65/6 for the next term starting Feb. 22, 2010.

The pricing for Intermediate or advanced is $90/7 and $90/ 6wks second session.
Intermediate: Tues. Jan. 5th at 10:00 am to 11:15 am, 7 weeks/$90
Advanced: Thurs. Jan. 7th at 1:00pm to 2:15 pm, 7 weeks/$90

Class description: All classes include warm-up, technique and cool down. Participants interested in Intermediate or Advanced classes should have already taken classes with Zena in Beginner or Intermediate Bellydance. For the advanced class: we will be working on a Zill choreography.

Location: Nutriland, 3625 Rivergate Way
Tel: (613) 288-0106

Beginner Bellydance: Tuesday evgs, starting Jan. 12 at 6:15 to 7:15 pm
Cost: 6 weeks/$72
Please Pre-register by Jan.8, 2010 by calling Nutriland or email Zena

Pre-registration is now open. Please email Zena for more info:

Bellydance with Anna & Safiya – Winter 2010

Starting January 13th

Capital City Dance Studio

1309 Carling Avenue, Westgate Mall

Beginner – Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Learn a solid foundation of bellydance movement and posture, that will inspire you to continue!

Intermediate – Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Drills and technique applied to a beautiful veil choreography by Anna & Safiya

Advanced – Wednesdays 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Fast-pasted drills and challenging technique with props, applied to a zill-fusion choreography by Anna & Safiya

Drop-in for $13, or purchase 5-class ($60) or 10-class ($110) cards.
For more information, see, or contact Safiya at

We will be holding a Free Open House on Wednesday January 13th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Come give Bellydance a try!

Zamira’s New class schedule for Winter/Spring 2010

Youth Belly Dance – Girls 12-17 years of age
With emphasis on posture, strength, grace and controlled movement, exotic
Eastern belly dance is the basis for the latest dances.

Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM
Jan 14 – Mar 18 2010 10 1hour classes $100
Mar 25 – May 27 2010 10 1hour classes $100

Belly Dance 40+ all levels
All the best of Belly Dancing with an emphasis on increasing joint
mobility and helping to keep muscles toned, strong and graceful.

Tuesday 6:45-7:45 PM
Jan 12 – Mar 16 2010 10 1hour classes $110
Mar 23 – May 25 2010 10 1hour classes $110

All classes take place at Makin’ Moves Dance Studio:
1196 Bank Street at Ossington Avenue Old Ottawa South

Drop-in fee $12 per class – no registration necessary (cash only).

For registration and information contact Zamira:

Louise Houle
Beginner/Intermediate class

Maison des Arts in Embrun

Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

From January 19 to March 23, 2010

Cost : 110$


Tribal fusion classes with Niki

1196 Bank St at Makin Moves studios

to inquire/register: theodorn AT magma DOT ca

Fridays 7-8pm

first class Jan 15

6 week session – winter special for 60 dollars

January Classes at Dance With Alana

Beginner Belly Dance w/ Lisa
Start Date: Saturday January 9th
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Where: 858 Bank St @ 5th Ave
Cost: $105 adult; $90 student/senior

Intermediate Technique & Drills w/ Jocelyne
Start Date: Thursday January 14th
Time: 7:05-8:05pm
Where: 858 Bank St @ 5th Ave
Cost: $105 adult; $90 student/senior

Advanced Belly Dance Fusion w/ Shadia
Start Date: Tuesday January 12th
Time: 8:30-9:30pm
Where: 858 Bank St @ 5th Ave
Cost: $105 adult; $90 student/senior

For more information Contact Alana:

Sha’ Vega’s winter 2010 Classes – UPDATED

South Fallingbrook C.C. (aka Maple Ridge Elementary School), 998 Valin Street, Orléans
Monday, January 11 – March 8, 2010

Mother and Daughter belly dance – 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. There is still a lot of room in this class. Please join us!
6-13 yrs $34.75 – Course code 420031
15+ yrs $37.50 – Course code 419453

Level 1 & 2 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – a few spots left
$43.25 – Course code 415839

Level 2 & 3 – 7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – a few spots left
$43.25 – Course code – 415847

Call 613-824-0633 ext. 221 or register online at

You can register 24 hrs a day on the Internet at You can register over the phone using The City of Ottawa’s touch-tone telephone registration system at 613-580-2588.

McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. (at James), Centretown

Tuesday, January 12 – March 30, 2010
Level 1 & 2 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
$87.50 – Course code 412101
12 weeks

Tuesday, January 12 – March 30, 2010
Level 3 & 4 – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$70 – Course code – 416154
12 weeks

Thursday, January 14 – April 1
Level 1 & 2 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
$87.50 – Course code 412103
12 weeks

Thursday, January 14 – April 1 – This class presently has only 1 person registered. In all likelihood it will be cancelled. IF you can do so, please sign up for the Tuesday Level 3 & 4 class.
Level 3 & 4 – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
**$70 – Course code – 416162
12 weeks

REGISTER NOW over the phone using The City of Ottawa’s touch-tone telephone registration system at 613-580-2588
or register online at

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

Belly Dance in Kemptville with Shakira
Winter 2010 Session

Beginner Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm
Intermediate Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
Advanced Thursdays 7:00-8:30

Bellydance with Nikita

Monday Nights@ Plant Rec Centre 930 Somerset west

6:30-7:30 Beginners

7:30-8:30 Intermediate

Please register on line or in person.

Tribal fusion classes with Leslie

During winter 2010, Leslie will be living part time in Ottawa, and teaching two great classes!

Tribal Basics includes yoga inspired warmup, conditioning, drills for strong and elegant technique and combinations towards the end of the session! This all levels class will challenge both beginners and experienced dancers. Leslie is a certified yoga instructor currently studying her MA in Dance at York University, is a Suhaila Salimpour Format trained dancer, and a longtime student of Rachel Brice. In developing her style of dance, she draws upon these influences to create modern fusion bellydance performance.

Tribal Basics & Combinations

Tuesdays 8-9pm
1196 Bank at Makin Moves
$100 for this 8 week session
Begins Jan 12 (this session almost sold out!)

Tribal Basics & Combinations

Mondays 8-9pm
1196 Bank at Makin Moves
$100 for this 8 week session
Begins Jan 18th

to register: email leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

for those who cannot attend regularly, a drop-in option is available, $15 per class. Please email an rsvp before dropping in!

***Your participation in these classes goes towards supporting the cost of my tuition which is $6000 this year alone! Tuition in Ontario is sometimes 40% higher then many other provinces!***


200 St-Joseph, Hull
Classes start this week (first class Jan 10)! – Les cours commence cette semaine (première class le 10 janvier)!

Beginner Bellydance — $90 — Baladi Débutant
Sundays 4:30PM — dimanches 16H30

Registration: 819-776-5033,,
858 Bank St @ 5th Ave

Classes start next week (first class Jan 14)

Intermediate technique and drills $105 adult; $90 student/senior
Thursdays 7:05PM

Registration:, 613-233-3456,

Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners

Have fun while getting fit. Beginners will learn enough basic steps and veil
movement for a complete choreography. The style taught is “American Cabaret” belly dance which allows for more freedom in the interpretation of movement – perfect for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or flat dance shoes.

All body types and sizes welcome. Liz Chaisson Thompson

Winter Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Feb 2 (14028)

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. To obtain your client # and PIN # for on
line registration call 613-228-3338.
Payment by Visa or MasterCard only.
BY PHONE 613-228-3338
Please have your Visa or MasterCard information ready.

Loulouh’s Classes (Lois Brake)

Sandy Hill Community Centre
250 Somerset E.
Ph. 613-241-4646.

Level 1
Jan 13 to Mar 17
6 to 7 pm
Code 417173

Level 2
Jan 14 to Mar 18
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Code 417181

Level 2/3
Jan 14 to Mar 18
6:30 to 7:45 pm
Code 417192

Level 3/4
Jan 14 to Mar 18
7:45 to 9 pm
Code 417211

Bahiya’s Classes

Jan 21st 8 week session
Hunt Club Riverside Community Center
3320 Paul Anka Drive
Ottawa Ontario K1V 0J9
Thursdays Beginner 6:30 to 7;30
Thursdays Level 2 7:40 to 8:40

St Nicholas Adult High School
893 Admirl Ave
Catholic School Board
Starts Feb 9th 8 week session
Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:00


Tom and Dave’s Classes: Introduction to Macs

Tom Leroux and David Rostenne are running classes on Tuesday evenings again, starting with Introduction to Macs (January 12th, 19th and 26th, 6:30 to 9:30 PM), ideal for the new Mac user. We will be starting with the actual computer hardware, and then on to a guided tour of the operating system, how to configure preferences, using DVDs, USB keys, iChat, and a slew of other features. More information at


Acupuncturist ~NEW LISTING

I’m a fellow bellydancer and also an acupuncturist. I specialise in cosmetic acupuncture and the name of my clinic is Lumina Health & Rejuvenation Clinic.

Roxanne Chabidon

Lumina Health & Rejuvenation Clinic
20 James Street Suite 300 Ottawa ON K2P 0T6
Ph (613) 216 2135 Fax (613) 216 2157

….Creativity Abounds…


Phone: 613.241.3397


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