Dancers’ News UPDATES- 2010-05-09



May 21-24, 2010

Aswan Troupe at the Tulip Festival

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.

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


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: Atelier danse orientale avec Sabah
14h30 à 18h30 : Atelier tribal-fusion avec Sabrina Fox
Collège Ahuntsic:
825 Émile-Journault (Émile-Jounault/St-Hubert), Montréal.

Prix pour un atelier/1 workshop only (4 heures):
• 75$ avant le 14 mai/ before May 14
• 85$ après le 14 mai/ after May 14
Prix pour les 2 ateliers/ both workshops (8 heures):
• 130$ avant le 14 mai/ before May 14
• 150$ après le 14 mai/ after May 14
Pour réserver votre place, vous devez effectuer le paiement directement sur le site/For registration, you should buy your place direclty on the website:

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


MAY 9, 2010

Mother’s Day Fortune-Telling with Rainbow Totem Beads by Dot Iskra


Twist of Fate Gift Emporium, 633 Somerset West, Chinatown Ottawa

A wonderful celebration of Mother’s Day with Fortune-telling, Artisan jewellery, fine art and furniture display. Jasmine tea and fortune-cookies served. A chance to get Mom a unique present from a far corner of the world from a Twist of Fate Gift Emporium’s collection of beautiful and rare shiny things.
Twist of Fate Emporium is a fair-trade emporium run by Miss Mika, who travelled all over the world to find rare handcrafted items to bring to Ottawa to share. Mika has lovely shiny things such as miniature jade sculptures of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, semi-precious stone eggs, window hangings, and beautiful linen and silk purses.

The fortune-telling readings are most unique in that Fortune-Telling with Rainbow Totem Beads is a new,form of divination using the energies of glass beads in the colours of the Rainbow Chakra system, as well as various symbolic animal totems and beads from Aboriginal, Asian and Old World European cultures. A past, present and future reading is given.

Cost: Fortune Readings start at $5 for 5 minutes.

The first 5 minutes of the reading are free if you come in with a Fortune-Telling with Rainbow Totem Beads Coupon. Coupon is available directly from Dot Iskra and/or also from posters for this event hanging at Umi Cafe, on Somerset West St in Chinatown.

Contact information for more details:
Phone; Dot Iskra 613-627-6562 for Fortune-telling and hand-made artisan Rainbow Totem Bead jewellery,
Mika at “Twist of Fate” Emporium, 613-233-3283

May 11-19, 2010

Bollywood/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 bollywood and 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:

Bollywood Workshops:

  • Tuesday, May 11th——————-5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Wednesday May 12th—————-5:30pm-8:30pm

Classical Workshops:

  • Saturday, May 15th——————5:30pm-8:30pm
  • 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.

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!