Friday News update…Trying something new…

While I think that Sunday morning will always be the proper  Dancers’ News “day” – and the major deadline for folks to send me their information will be Saturdays, I know that sometimes in the past I would send out a Wednesday update, if info came in really last minute.

Now I am happy to help promote your events as much as I can, within reason of course!

I think we all have so much to do/read/email in our inbox etc. that sending out another email just to make up for a missed deadline is not necessary, esepcially if I can use my blog as an alternative way to add super last minute posts…

So, I’ll give it a try here and I’ll be including everything that is coming up next week so that it’s all fresh!

If you have any thoughts, are a subscriber to this blog, follow me on Twitter or Facebook and want to share, leave me a comment!

Sunday will also have the usual newsletter from my main website  – so try to get me your info before the Saturday evening deadline and it’ll get out there!

Weekend/coming week News:

This Weekend’s EVENTS of all types!

September 10, 2010
Henna Party Fundraiser for Victims of Flooding in Pakistan

Shenkman Centre
245 Centrum Blvd.
5 to 10 p.m.

– donations will go to Oxfam Canada
$5 admission
$2 for kids

Bollywood for Fun will be part of the entertainment along with traditional cuisine, face painting, henna tattoos and more!

Beginner Bellydance workshop with Nikita

September 11 @ OSSD Westboro
2:30-3:00 PM
294 Picton Avenue
No registration required… just show up for some fun!!!!!

September 11 and 18, 2010
COSTUMING WORKSHOP with Roxane and Zeevah

September 11 · 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location 32 Cassidy Road, Bell’s Corners.

Created By Creative Clothing by Roxane

Liz Chaisson and Creative Clothing’s Roxane will be holding a double workshop aimed at helping dancers in general, but also the dancers getting ready for Catharine Crerar’s Hallowe’en Fundraiser, to design, find the elements and create a recital or special event costumes.

Liz is a dancer herself and an accomplished beader and costume maker. See her website here: . Roxane used to dance (amateur level only) and is a professional designer and sewer who loves to make Cabaret belly dance and especially Tribal dance costumes. You can visit her website at:

Email to register or for more information on what you’ll need!

Contact either Roxane at or Liz at or check out the facebook event page at

September 11, 2010
Djembe Fever With the amazing Catherine Veilleux

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church
291 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew

Beginners workshop 9 a.m. to noon
Intermediate workshop 1 :30– 4:30 p.m.

Workshops $40.00 each or $75.00 for the day

Registration is limited. Register early.

To register contact Debi Virtue at or 613-432-0908

SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 ~ Madoc, Ontario

Drum Nation Festival is fast approaching and the excitement has started

already.Last year we had such an amazing turn out and everyone had so much fun.

For those of who were unable to make it or have not yet heard about the festival, here is a little info..It`s a festival geared toward family and creative learning.

Admission is Free, as are many of the workshops, such as drumming and percussion workshops, many types of drumming circles, wellness workshops, Dance and Drumming performances, Belly Dancing, Youth workshops, making a meditation mat with mural artist Maureen Walton, Yoga, and so much more..Visit our website for this year’s event listings and a video of last year’s festival at

Or call Deborah or Terry Richardson at 613-473-1725,
Hope to see you there.


Starting this week/ already underway

Halyma’s Class Info

Belly dance

Byward Market Area: Starting September 13th / 16th
172 Guigues, Routhier Community Centre, corner of Cumberland street and St. Patrick

$97.75/ 12 weeks

Beginner classes:
Learn the basics of belly dance in a relaxing atmosphere and have some fun finding new ways to move your body!

Mondays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. => Lots of room to sign up!

Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. * This class presently has only 1 student enrolled and may be changed to a Bellywood class. If you are interested in finding out more about this class, read on as the description is below…

Intermediate Class:
Once you’ve got the basics, come out for a bit of a challenge with layering, more props and even more fun!

Mondays, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Still Room to sign up!

Old Ottawa South: Starting September 14th
Bank and Sunnyside Area, Old Ottawa South Community Centre
Beginners and Beyond:Designed for beginners and those who have the basics of belly dance already, this course will challenge you to a low impact workout and get your brain working too!

Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Bellywood with Halyma

“Bellywood“: a fusion of the best of Bollywood dance and Bellydance that focuses on the strong and gentle low impact movements with lots of energy!

AS I have been working with Bollywood For Fun over the past while, I have come to see a potential of amazing joy and high energy dance that could be made available to all fitness levels! By combining that which I personally love from both dance forms, I will be sharing my two loves in a new way for me, and for those who come out to play!

Check out more about it online at

Old Ottawa South – Starting September 14
Bank and Sunnyside Area
Tuesdays: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Check with centre for pricing details-

Dovercourt Starting September 15
411 Dovercourt
Wednesdays: 7 -8 p.m.
$147/14 weeks – 2 weeks extra!

Routhier Community Centre Starting September 16
172 Guigues,corner of Cumberland street and St. Patrick

Thursdays: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. FULL!*

$97.75/ 12 weeks

*Possible 2nd class will be set up from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with enough students – Contact the centre by phone to add your name to the waiting list if interested!

Zamira’s Fall/Winter Classes

Belly Dance for Adults and Teens all levels
A Beginner-Intermediate Belly Dance class with an emphasis on flexibility, muscle isolation and increasing muscle strength and grace. Enroll early to guarantee your spot in this fun, dynamic class.
Wednesday 7:00-8:00 PM
September 8 – December 8, 2010: block of 8 consecutive classes $88
Paypal (credit card, interac, etc.) or cash payment accepted. Call or email for details.
Drop-in fee $12 cash per class – no registration necessary

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

For registration and information contact Zamira:

Bellydance with Gela~ Renfrew


Renfrew and Horton Community centre.

Fall classes begin week of Sept.13th


or call 613-432-7459.

JEHANE (Jocelyne Khan)

Downtown Ottawa, Sept 16-Dec 16
Dance with Alana Studio, 100-858 Bank Street, Ottawa.
Registration online, Phone 613-233-3456
– Thursdays Intermediate 7:00 PM at Dance with Alana on Bank St in Ottawa for registration info /


Fall classes start September 7
Daytime and evening classes; Monday to Friday and Saturday & Sunday
Full schedule at
Drop-ins welcome.



Cours d’automne commence le 7 septembre
Classes des jours et soirs; Lundi au vendredi et samedi-dimanche
Programme de cours en complet au
Les au-cours (drop-in) bienvenues.

Jalilah’s fall 2010 Classes!

In Ottawa

Belly dance for Fitness with Jalilah at the RA Centre September 13-December 6 2010

Mondays 10:30-11-30 am at the RA centre 2451 Riverside Drive or

Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm at the Rideau Tennis Club, 1 Donald Street

Fees: LifeFit Member free

RA Member $99

Non-member $124

Learn the basic authentic Middle Eastern Dances movements and combinations put together in easy routines while getting a terrific cardio workout. Focus on core strength and proper body alignment.

Belly Dance Level 2

For those who have mastered all the movements taught in “belly dance for Fitness” and wish to continue learning more advanced movements and routines.

Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm at the Rideau Tennis Club, 1 Donald Street


LifeFit Member $89

RA Member $119

Non-member $144

Registration through the RA Centre: (613)736-6224

In Hull

Jalilah’s Classes at Oasis Starting September 9 to October 28 2010

Intermediate 2 Thursdays 6:30-7:30

Technique with an emphasis on flowing form one movement to the next, a short veil Choreography and the beginnings of improvisation

Fees: $85

Advanced Thursdays 7:30-8:30

Choreography to Alf Leila Wa Leila and Improvising to Arabic Pop music

Fees: $100

At Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis, 200 St. Joseph, Hull

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

Dance with Alana

Our Fall registration is now well underway & Fall classes start on Friday September 10th, 2010. Please visit our new schedule at register.php#schedule

A reminder that we have an GREAT sale on our Annual Membership!
Get unlimited dance classes for just $65 + hst per month!
This offer ends Sept. 30th, 2010!

Beginner Belly Dance
When: Starts on Thursday Sept. 16th 6:00-7:00pm

Intermediate Belly Dance
When: Starts on Thursday Sept. 16th 7:15-8:15pm

Advance Belly Dance
When: Starts on Thursday Sept. 16th 8:30-9:30pm

*Also comming in Sept are beginner classes in:
Contemporary Jazz
& More!!!!!
Bachelorette Parties & Private Lessons also Available.

Thank You & Happy Dancing!

From your friends at Dance With Alana Studios. 🙂



Bellydance with Anna & Safiya

2010 Fall Classes
Starting Wednesday September 15th!

At Capital City Dance (1309 Carling Avenue, Westgate Mall lower level)

Learn to Bellydance: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Build strength, flexibility and confidence learning movements key to bellydance, through technique exercises, drills and dancing that will inspire you to continue.

Intermediate – Advanced Bellydance:Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Take your bellydancing to the next level with technique, drills, short fun combos and innovative choreography!
Location and pricing info available at or contact Safiya at

Beginning bellydance starting soon at Fitness Fusion

333 Cumberland (between York and Clarence),
Tuesdays 8 – 9 pm, Sept 14 – Nov 7.

Learn fun combinations from an American cabaret dancer who’s danced for 15 years. We’ll look at hip and shoulder shimmies, upper body isolations, fun traveling steps and more.
Although this is geared toward beginners, it’s good for more experienced dancers who want to brush up on the basics.
$96 plus tax, discount for Fitness Fusion members.,  613-680-7276

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