Dancers News-2010-05-16-UPDATES



May 21-24, 2010

Aswan Troupe at the Tulip Festival

The accomplished Aswan Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt will travel to the capital city of Canada to participate in the 2010 Canadian Tulip Festival that celebrates the tulip as a symbol of International Friendship.

They will bring their Ud, tabla, and tar to accompany the various songs, intricate patterns of hand-clapping and foot-stomping that are spectacular to watch.

Nubian folk dances of Aswan are performed on everyday and special occasions such as marriage and nuptial ceremonies, harvesting, community functions and merry-making. The Aswan folk dance troupe manifests these themes of folk life in very entertaining performances.

Don’t miss the Nubian Tahtib (stick dancing) – and the Gha Wazi and the El Tahtip, two famed folk dances of Aswan that are enjoyable to watch.

Visitors to the Commissioner’s Park will have the opportunity to dance with the performers as they will be mingling and inviting spectators to take part.

The Aswan Folkloric Dance Troupe shows have the following time slots at the parks.

Major’s Hill park
May 21 12:00 – 1:00 pm
May 22 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
May 23 1:00pm – 2:00 pm
May 24 11:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Commissioner’s Park
May 21 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
May 23 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
May 24 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

For more information contact the Press Office of the Embassy of Egypt.

Counsellor Elsayed Elhady, Director, Press Office

Telephone: 613-563-1248


May 22, 2010

Ottawa’s Belly Dancing For Fun dancers At Museum of Nature Grand Reopening

Join us as we do our best to represent Ottawa’s diverse belly dance community with a variety of costumes and dances!

Grand Reopening Weekend Celebrations
Ceremonial Parade and Official Unveiling Ceremony

• 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.- Ceremonial Parade

Led by the town crier, enjoy marching bands, multicultural performers, historical figures, museums from coast to coast, community partners, celebrities and much, much more!
Parade route: Starting at Ottawa City Hall (Lisgar Street), along Lisgar to Metcalfe Street, to McLeod Street, to museum main entrance.

• 11:30 a.m. to noon – Official Unveiling Ceremony

To commemorate the official reopening of the museum, a ribbon cutting will take place at the main entrance with a blessing from Algonquin Elder William Commanda.

• Noon- Welcoming Entertainment

Chinese dragon dancers

Belly Dancing For Fun!!

Plus more!

Museum opens. Admission today is free.

MAY 22, 2010

Studios OASIS de la danse annual recital

Performances featuring
the Oasis students and teachers,
the Enan Egyptian Troupe, and
special guest dancer Amelia from MontrealCarleton University theatre
Tickets only $10

Contact Denise or Ahmed, or your Oasis teacher, for tickets


MAY 23, 2010
Workshop with Amelia from Montreal

at studio OASIS de la danse
200 boul St-Joseph Gatineau

The workshop was sold out, but due to a few cancellations, some spots have opened up!

Contact Denise 819-776-5033

MAY 30 – JUNE 15, 2010


Travel in Egypt with Denise and Ahmed Enan!

Details of the next tour now available on their website:

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.

May 30, 2010

Canadian marathon race day – belly dancers welcome!

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Freestyle Bellydance with Gee Robinson et al – contact Gee Gee for more details:


MAY 30, 2010 – Montreal

Bellydance Superstars workshops: Sabah and Sabrina Fox

9h30 à 13h30 (incluant une courte pause): Atelier danse orientale avec Sabah
14h30 à 18h30 (incluant une courte pause): Atelier tribal-fusion avec Sabrina Fox
Collège Ahuntsic:
825 Émile-Journault (Émile-Jounault/St-Hubert), Montréal.
L’atelier se donne dans la palestre des miroirs (bloc sportif).
Dance class studio = Palestre des miroirs
About Sabah:
Description de l’atelier de Sabah: Warda
Atelier entier consacré à la musique d’une des chanteuses favorites de Sabah: Warda! 
La classe sera composée d’un échauffement, d’une partie technique et de combinaisons qui mises ensemble formeront une courte chorégraphie dansée sur de la musique faisant partie du répertoire de Warda.
L’atelier est ouvert et conçu pour tous les niveaux.
Sabah workshop description: Warda
Come learn a full workshop dedicated to one of Sabah ’s favorite singers to dance to – Warda!
This is an open level class.
The class will be broken down into warm-up, technique, and combinations that lead into a short choreography all using Warda’s extensive repertory of music.
Description de l’atelier de Sabrina Fox: Atash Maya style Dark and Sexy Choreography ~ Combos
Chorégraphie gothique et sombre ~ combos pour vos performances non-traditionnelles. Chorégraphie composée de 3 combos pour danser de façon stylisée en improvisation.
Atash Maya (troupe de Sabrina Fox) est connu pour son style ”edgy and sexually powerful”.
Cette chorégraphie, vous ne voudrez pas la ramener à la maison à vos parents, mais vos fans et vos amis du ”dark side” l’adoreront.
La chorégraphie sera de niveau avancée incluant une parite au sol, une descente lente à partir de la position debout, des techniques de superposition de mouvements lentes et rapides et des tours rapides.
Les danseuses de tous les niveaux sont bienvenues, mais les débutantes devront s’allouer du temps d’observation avant d’essayer les techniques.
Sabrina Fox workshop description:
Atash Maya style Dark and Sexy Choreography ~ Combos
Dark gothic stylized choreography ~ combos for your not so traditional performances. A choreography that is broken down into 3 combos for Improvisational stylized belly dance.
Atash Maya has been known for their edgy and sexually powerful style. This choreography you may not want to bring home to your parents, but your friends and fans on the dark side will love it, you can wear your vampire teeth with this one :)=.
This is an advanced choreography including floorwork, a slow drop from standing, layered techniques both fast and slow, and fast spot turns. All Level dancers are welcome to attend, but beginners please allow yourself time to journal and observe techniques before trying if needed.
Prix pour un atelier/1 workshop only (4 heures):
• 85$
Prix pour les 2 ateliers/ both workshops (8 heures):
• 150$
Pour réserver votre place, vous devez effectuer le paiement directement sur le site/For registration, you should buy your place direclty on the website:
Les paiement disponibles sur le site sont:
• Paypal
• Accès D (before May 25th only)
• Dépôt dans mon compte bancaire/ Deposit into my ban accourt
• Argent comptant (sur rendez-vous en boutique)/Cash (at boutique on appointent)
Thank you,

June 5/6 , 2010

Art in the Park – Belly Dancers Welcome

Noon to 4 p.m.

Routines welcome: soloists/Groups

Bring your music! Contact Gee Gee for details – 613-731-0815

July 16, 2010

Zafirah of Montreal in Ottawa

Friday, 16 July 2010

Topkapi Turkish Restaurant, 484, rue Preston Street

Dinnner with performance by Zafirah of Montreal.

Please make your reservation by calling 613-230-8828.

Souper et spectacle avec Zafirah de Montréal.

Veuillez faire vos réservations dès maintenant en téléphonant au 613-230-8828.

We need 20 people to reserve in order for this event to take place.

Nous avons besoins de 20 réservations pour continuer avec l’évément.

JULY 17-18, 2010



May 18-19, 2010

Classical Classes at Ottawa U

Anushya Vijayaraghevan, student at the University of Ottawa and head coordinator for the South Asian Alliance Dance Team will be running some classical indian dance (bharathanatyam) workshops in order to raise money for the team.

Each class will be 3 hours long and will be $15 per class. Here are the details:

Classical Workshops:

  • Tuesday, May 18th——————-5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 19th—————5:30pm-8:30pm


Mix and match any of our Bollywood and/or Classical classes and get the following rates:

If you do 3 classes: $35

Group rate for 3 people per class: $35

****Groups rates will be available upon request (Must be a group of 5+ people)

The workshops will be taking place at the Ottawa U campus in the University Centre, 2nd floor, room 205.

Contact Anushya at: avijay90 at gmail dot com

May 15 and 16, 2010

Ottawa Sound Healing Conference

St. Paul’s University

223 Main Street, Ottawa (across from the Green Door)

Be sure to check out the amazing line up of performances, workshops and talks at this year’s 2nd Annual Ottawa Sound Healing Conference! (if the link doesn’t work, please cut and past it into your browser)

We are also asking for you to help us launch a full promotion by sending out this latest announcement to your email lists. Your support and co-creative assistance is important to the success of the 2nd Annual Ottawa Sound Healing Conference; the more people are informed about this weekend, the more ears and hearts we may touch!

The Ottawa Sound Healing Conference Team

May 16, 2010

Sister Bazaar

187 Holmwood Ave, apt 2, Ottawa

2 PM- 7 PM

Unique Hand-Crafted clothes and accessories from India

Contact Andree at 613-234-5599

May 16, 2010

Ukrainian Male Chorus from Edmonton along with Suzirya Ukrainian Dance group from Calgary are going to be performing “Kateryna” based on the literary work of Taras Shevchenko.

2 pm, Sunday, May 16, 2010

Centre Pointe Theatre

101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, ON

Tickets: $40 dollars

MAY 27,2010

Full Moon Drum and Dance Circle

Thursday, May 27, 2010

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Maki House Community Centre

19 Leeming Drive (just west of Bayshore)

Weather permitting, we will be in the park behind the community centre otherwise, we will be inside.

Celebrate the powerful energy of the Full Moon.

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.

There will be an optional meditation at the end of the circle for those wishing to stay.

Please RSVP to julieDOTtierneyATsympaticoDOTca.

May 29, 2010

8th annual Asian Heritage Month Gala Concert

May 29, 2010  8th annual Asian Heritage Month Gala Concert

Saturday, 7:30pm

Location: Theatre, Canadian Museum of Civilization.

The Gala Concert showcases the artistic talents of ten acts from across the pan-Asian spectrum.

Details online:

Call for A Way to Women’s Wellness 2011 ArtBra Submissions

As founder of A Way to Women’s Wellness, Inc., I began the non-profit foundation in 2003, when I began to invite friends to create embellished bras. The term ArtBra was born and we continue to create ArtBras for our annual WTWW ArtBra calendar and exhibitions. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the ArtBra calendars are donated to different breast cancer centres.

Our group also designs a crazy quilt every year, which we donate to a breast cancer centre.

This year the WTWW ArtBra Exhibit will appear at the Houston Quilt Festival and at national conferences of the American Sewing Guild and Embroidery Guild of America.

This year’s deadline for ArtBra entries is June 5th. Bras should arrive at the Ribbon Smyth Studio no later than June 5th to be considered for inclusion in the 2011 ArtBra Calendar. Area photographers and quilt book editors will select the 2011 Calendar ArtBras. All bras submitted will appear at this year’s exhibitions. Complete submission guidelines may be downloaded at

There is a gallery featuring the latest ArtBra arrivals.

For additional information please contact Victoria Brown at

SPRING CLASSES Starting soon

CORNWALL BellyDance classes: 6 week session.

Wednesday evenings from 7p to 8:15p at General Vanier school on Cumberland(upstairs in the mezz – dance studio)

Session runs from May 19 to June 23rd

This is open to those who have no experience as well as returning students

We will be doing drills and small combinations (but mostly drills! lol)

This will mean working on the mid section of the body as well as the hips and all the great gooey areas women should have and we’ll have having so much fun doing it!!

Price is only $85 (taxes included)

You do need to preregister by Wednesday May 12th (so one week from tonight). You can drop me a note here to confirm you’re attendance.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Can’t wait to dance with you!