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And It's September – time to get dancing again!

Yes, thanks, I have a wonderful holiday!  And now it’s time tog et back to work with both my sewing and dancing!
Have you signed up yet for your class of choice?  If not, please head over to my Schedule page and find one that works for you! I’m mainly offering belly dance through the City of Ottawa and Bellywood is being offered privately through me!
And register – details are with each class!!
Pushy, eh?
Well, I know I want to get creating some new fun stuff and I need lovely dancers to play with, so I hope to see you in a couple of weeks!

Some of my recent students in action!
Some of my recent students in action!


Back to work – well for some of us!

I completely envy the folks who chose this week to head off to warmer climates for a sojourn. Good call.
– 15C <Canadian> with a windchill of -24C means the snow pants and extra inner layers come out for any walkabout I do today.
But January in Ottawa, what do I expect?Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 6.46.48 AM
And now it’s also time to look ahead to both my week < tis Monday morning pre-7 a.m. after all> plus being the first Monday of January 2015, there is a little symbolism there since I pretty much follow the Gregorian calendar. Thus the “new year” begins.
For me, the new year actually starts in the fall, when classes resume and so this feels more like Second BreakfastSecond breakfast.
But French toast with jelly made from Campbell’s Bay wild plums < thanks Laura and Todd> will make second breakfast do just fine…
( In case you were wondering, Elevensies comes around April)
Annnd…back to work, oh yes.
So classes start in a couple of weeks – depending on enrolment, so of course here is where I poke you to be sure to sign up – take someone’s classes – get dancing!
Or sewing, as yes, I also have sewing classes on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings …
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And I’m already booking custom sewing appointments this week so I hope you will keep me in mind if you have any design needs this coming year – weddings, costumes, anything pretty and fun will always catch my interest!
Happy first week back to work – or first week on holidays depending on your situation!
See you soon!

Summer Sabbatical just around the corner…

Last Friday, I was pleased to have been a part of a great charity evening, Summer Sizzle Ignite the Night 2014.IMG_5922
The dancers were !!!!!! Amazingly phenomenal!  I on the other hand, after giving my energy to our Bollywood For Fun performance, was hit by that wave of inertia that I try to keep at bay, but with everything else happening in my  personal little universe…
So, instead of being an “awesome stage dancer”, which each and every one of the other performers that night showed how to do that, I chose my alternate route – for which I am known.
After a few fun moments on stage, I took to the darkness,  dancing through the crowd, enjoying being a “community dancer”.  I think I chatted with as many people as I danced around as I did during the rest of the evening when not performing!
So congrats to Catharine Crerar for another great event.  And thank you for having me be a part of it.
This week I am preparing for our move, not far, but after 17 years in the same building, 16 in the same unit, I’ve had a lot of stuff to go through.
And the new place is still under renos < which are being done so I am grateful, but timing!!!  So panic mode is gently running under the calm demeanour I am trying to maintain while I finish off 5 clients today and tomorrow, pack boxes and stack them, calm a stressed out dog < with the most appreciated help of Dar > and attempt to organize the generously offered time of friends and family who will help us move – assuming we can get in there Wednesday to at least stack boxes into a big empty room 🙂
Then August 1st hits and I am on SUMMER SABBATICAL.
Which means time is spent settling what we can in the apartment, dealing with outstanding website issues, business paperwork and sleeping if possible. But generally, heading offline, outside, unavailable, disappearing, socializing  when possible and just taking some family time!
Then I’ll see you in September! < click for my class schedule 🙂 >
Scene from Pog lake

More dancing w/ Bollywood For Fun at Mercury lounge Saturday!

Welcomed once again by Kuljit of Galitcha to join in on a fun Saturday evening of Bollywood at the Mercury lounge, we hope to see you there!
KBH July 12 Poster with BFF 2014
And I’m getting my bellydance on in the morning at a private belly dance lesson – something fun for showers and bachelorette parties – think about it!

May is gonna be so busy!

I just began my Monday evening classes last night, and it’s a small group, but I think that’s going to be just right for this session!
I also start my Awaken your Inner Goddess classes this coming Thursday, and am working on how I’ll be manifesting this concept – since it’s a new type of weekly class for me, I want to go with the flow.  Fortunately, I am sure the women who have signed up will be open to the adventure!
May 9-11 is also Ottawa ComicCon and I’ll be volunteering there as an Ottawa Browncoat and am hoping to see some  cool celebs  when I take my breaks!
Tracey, Nathan, Tom
And then there’s the dance festival events that are coming up for both Bollywood For Fun { my other dance group} as well as Belly dancing For Fun and Bellywood with Halyma.  Lots of practices and co-ordination with my many wonderful colleague dancers ahead!
Keep an eye here and on the Dancers’ News for info about the many events – some are fundraisers and  have a ticket purchase involved, some are community events and are free to attend!

Dancers’ News-Updates 2010-04-11



APRIL 18,2010


(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, 819-776-5033 and from Catharine – dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

Workshop is already filling up quickly, so please contact us soon.
Open to all levels…but some dance experience required!

18 avril 2010 – LAVAL

Catherine De Sève atelier Tribal-Burlesque

Contenu de l’atelier: Technique et mini-chorégraphie

Dimanche 18 avril 2010 9h00 à 12h00

Lieu: École Anichka: 65 St-Judes, Laval

Tarif: 75$

Pour inscription, appuyez ici: http://www.boutique.anichka.ca/index.php?act=viewProd&amp;productId=291

Vous devez mettre l’article dans votre panier, visualiser votre panier (en haut à gauche), puis suivre les indications Pour vous inscrire vous devez le faire via le site, car ce système comptabilise les inscriptions.

Vous pourrez choisir votre mode de paiement: Paypal, Chèque, Accès D ou dépôt bancaire Si vous désirez payer par chèque, votre chèque doit être post-daté pour maximum le 1er avril 2010. Aucun chèque ne sera accepté après le 1er avril, mais les autres modes de paiement seront toujours en vigueur.

Merci, Anichka


April 25th, 2010

Fun and Funky Moves Workshop with Bahiya/Brenda

Time: 1:00 to 4:00

Cost: $35.00

Where: Manotick Legion

Things to bring: Snacks, yoga mat and of course your favorite shimmy belt.

Contact me at: brendastocker@rogers.com

We will be learning fun & funky moves to some great drum rhythms. We will practice some veil moves and also, how to connect to your audience when performing.

For class schedules you can check out my blog at:

ignite-your-inner-goddess.com or brendastocker.com

MAY 8, 2010
West End Bazaar

MAY 22, 2010

Annual recital

with the Enan Egyptian Troupe and special guest dancer Amelia from Montreal

Saturday May 22
Studios OASIS de la danse

Carleton University theatre

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

MAY 23, 2010
Workshop at studio OASIS de la danse

Sunday May 23
200 boul St-Joseph Gatineau

with Amelia of Montreal
AQDO dance competition winner

Workshop sold out, but taking names for the waiting list.

Denise 819-776-5033


17 APRIL, 2010


Reservations : 514-768-9711

Gypsy/folklore workshop video:

Bollywood workshop video:

APRIL 23,24,25, 2010

Yoga of Dance- The Joy of Shakti! With Amrita Choudhury

23, 24 et 25 April a 3 day retreat at L’Ermitage Centre de Retraite http://www.ermitage.ca/index.html

Video: www.ananda-amrita.com/video_test.htm

Reservation: www.ananda-amrita.com 514-768-9711 a_choud@hotmail.com

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. ”

SPRING CLASSES- Starting this week or later:

TRACEY/HALYMA – Byward Market Area


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 April 26:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434367

Level 2 -7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434406

Thursdays – start April 29:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $ 45/ 6 weeks) course code:434373

Level 2+ – 7:30pm.-8:30pm.( $45/6 weeks) course code:434422

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

General info about classes: www.bellydancingforfun.com

Jalilah’s Spring 2010 Sessions:

RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa

Belly Dance for Fitness a fast paced cardio class using only Middle Eastern dance movements! Perfect for both beginners to learn the basic Middle Eastern Movement repertoire and for intermediate dancers to improve stamina and technique! Mondays 10:30-11:30 a.m. at RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive or Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Rideau tennis Club 1 Donald Street April 12-June 23 2010-03-10 Price: Free for Life Fit Members $89 for RA members $114 for non-members

To register contact the RA Centre Tel (613) 7335100 www.racentre.com

Metro Y on Argyle with Christine

Starting April 3 to June 27 , 2010
• Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
• Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30pm

and again . . .

June 28 to August 29, 2010
• Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
• Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30pm
Join us for a girls night out of dancing, laughing and a did I mention, a great work out.
Belts and veils are provided for those new and curious to try a taste of Baladi.
Don’t be shy 😉

Classes with Zeevah

Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners/ Belly Dance Basics

Beginners will learn enough basic steps and veil movement for a complete choreography. The style taught is American Cabaret belly dance which allows for freedom in the interpretation of movement. Perfect for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or flat dance shoes.

Spring Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Apr 20 (24028)

ON LINE www.winterconnections.com
Click on General Interest Courses to view program and to
sign up for a course. Login ID and PIN numbers are required for use of our online registration system. If you do not have an account but wish to create one please send your request for a login ID and pin number along with the student’s full name, home phone, work phone, home mailing address, and return email address to Continuing.Ed@ottawacatholicschools.ca.

Bellydancing with Zena
Spring Schedule

Kanata: Classical Dance Academy, 100 Castlefrank Rd., (613) 836-5725
Monday nights at 8:15-9:15 pm for Beginners starting Apr. 12, 2010. 10wks/$105
Thursday afternoons at 1:00-2:15 pm for Intermediate/Advanced starting Apr. 15, 2010. 10 wks/$105 taxes included.

Stittsville: Astral Fitness, 44 Iber Rd. (613) 831-2348
Thursday evenings at 6:30-7:30 pm for Beginners. Available to current gym clients with a full one year membership.

NEW! – CardioBellydance with Anna & Safiya!

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm, starting April 21st, 2010
Capital City Dance, Ottawa
1309 Carling Avenue, Westgate Mall (lower level)
A fun and fast-paced hour of bellydance sequences danced to up-beat music!

All levels of Bellydancers will benefit from this class. There will be some explanation of moves, and various level options will be given, but the focus will be on cardio workout.

Come get in shape for summer…sweat and love it!

For pricing and location, please see www.annabellydance.ca/classes

Belly Dancing with Sha’ Vega

MONDAYS at South Fallingbrook in Orleans:

Mom & Daughter belly dance – child (6-14 yrs) – $36
Course code: 435123
Mom & Daughter belly dance – adult (15+ yrs) – $38.75
Course code: 435120
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
5:15 – 6:15pm

Level 1/2 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435487

Level 2/3 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435488

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


Free Tribal Fusion class with Leslie this Tuesday, 8-9pm!

Always wanted to try a tribal fusion bellydance class but can’t commit to a regular session – now’s your chance! This Tuesday from 8-9pm, Leslie will teach some tribal fusion basics to funky beats at Makin Moves Studio, 1196 Bank St! Class is limited to 10 spots, so best to RSVP and confirm your attendance!

Tribal fusion classes with Leslie – 8 week session – starts Tuesday April 20!

This Tribal fusion Basics session will challenge both beginners and experienced dancers in a supportive environment. In this drill oriented class, you will learn the basic elements of this dance style, more advanced students will be asked to increase their speed and timing and practice layering. Some combinations will be taught near the end of the session.

Tuesdays April 20th to June 8th


1196 Bank St at Makin’ Moves studio

Registration is $100, space limited to ten participants!

Drop-ins possible for $15/class, rsvp by email to confirm space is available.

to register: leslie@shaktifusion.ca


Leslie Presents Abstract at Univerisity of California Riverside (UCR) Dance Conference: Dance Under Construction – Economies in Motion


Leslie has been selected to present an abstract entitled: Slow Motion: The Minimalist Economy of Movement at the Dance Under Construction Conference at UCR. This student run conference features dance presenters from the University of California Dance Programs and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity to present on bellydance to an audience of student and professional dancers and dance academics!

In order to support travel to this academic event, Leslie is doing some fundraising! While Leslie is applying to York University for funding to support her travel, the University only provides a small percentage of funds required for participating in this event. The total cost of the trip including travel (flight & car rental), accomodations, registration and incidentals is approximately $1000. You can donate by sending an email interac transfer to oceanfiretribal@gmail.com – or, you can join or drop into Leslie’s weekly class, Tuesdays 8-9pm at Makin Moves, or check out her Tribal Bazaar at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/album.php?aid=184379&id=547580498 – (you can join Leslie’s facebook here too!)

Leslie will be teaching her Dance Under Construction choreography and presenting her abstract at a May workshop in Ottawa, date TBD and keep an eye out for information! Leslie is currently completing her Master of Arts in Dance at York University and is back in Ottawa for eight weeks for summer work.

Angelo Luzio bellydance shoes
in nude, black, gold and silver available for fall delivery.

Place your reservation now so that you will be one of the ones with his new and improved shoes on your feet when the fall session starts.

Contact Marcelle at Boutiqueisis@aol.com.

Chaussures danse orientale par Angelo Luzio en rose (nu), noir, argent et or ?sont disponible pour livraison à l’automne!

Placez votre réservation dès maintenant pour recevoir vos chaussures ?améliorée lors de la session d’automne commence.

Contactez Marcelle au Boutiqueisis@aol.com

UNTIL APRIL 15, 2010

Renovation sale and BGGO Boutique

Please come and enjoy the sale on everything in the store. Mother’s Day is approaching soon!!!! Get the best piece for your mother and for yourself at special sale price.

Please note: The store will be closed from 16th of April till 30th of April for Renovation.

Best Regards,


Bobby Gurung


BGGO Trading Inc.

1A Springfield Road

Ottawa, Ontario

Phone: +1.613.680.1500

Dancers’ News-2010-01-24

To see this as a website, click here . Also find more Events, Teacher Directory, Shopping Opportunities, and Healing, Guides and Energy workers, Pampering sections online!

Another busy week comes to an end  and a fresh one starts tomorrow! Meanwhile – there is still room in my Thursday Creative Intermediate class to come out and find your own dance style with guidance and laughter !

And today has some reminder for the upcoming week, and all of the classes are still online – so if you need to reference that info – go directly here!

Have a fabulous week!


Latest Dancers’ Newsletter

Sunday, January 24




1–Classical/Sacred Dance(Odissi) 30Jan,13 & 27 Feb, 6 & 20 March(1:30-4:30)

Classical dance video: http://www.ananda-amrita.com/classical-dance.htm
2–Gypsy/folk/BOLLYWOOD Dance:20 Feb,13 March&17 April(1-3:30)
– 20 Feb Gypsy/Bollywood – Mudras(hand gestures) & feet movements: Workshop #1
– 13 March Gypsy/Bollywood – Expression & Grace in Indian Dance : Workshop #2
– 17 April Gypsy/Bollywood – Choreography combining workshops 1 & 2

Gypsy video: www.ananda-amrita.com/gypsy-folk-bollywood-workshop.htm
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

Video: www.ananda-amrita.com/video_test.htm

Reservation: www.ananda-amrita.com 514-768-9711 a_choud@hotmail.com


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,

Saturday, March 6, 2010
TAV CREATIONS PRESENTS the Ottawa Dancer’s Bazaar Updated Info

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
260 McArthur (Knights of Columbus Hall),

A Dancer’s Bazaar
The largest gathering of Ottawa area dancers with the best selection of new and used costumes, fabrics, music, accessories and more to buy, sell, swap and trade!

Open to all – free admission

Meet teachers, check out class schedules, get costume information, and much more!

Something for everyone – young and old – men and women! Come on out and enjoy the afternoon!

The Dancer’s Bazaar now hosts over 40 tables of goods and services to appeal to the shopper in us all! All booked with a variety of local and out of town vendors for your shopping pleasure!

Looking for zills? Sticks? Veils? Skirts? Music? Anything you can think of, and many things you might not have thought would come in handy – tote bags and cover-ups, baladi dresses, and accessories to complete any outfit! Whew! There will be new stock from Egypt, Turkey and of course from our local artisans and designers. And be sure to check out the many deals for used costumes as well.
There are many vendors who are connected to the belly dance community who are offering products and services that might not automatically seem like a bellydance purchase, so come with an open mind! Remember this is a cash and carry event – credit cards are not likely to be accepted by most vendors. And as in the past, many new vendors will be coming out, so there will be a huge selection of products available!

10 TIPS for Shopping at the Bazaar!

Take our shopping POLL!

Get the bilingual Miniposter (404 KB PDF) with all the details!

APRIL 21-25, 2010 TORONTO
International Belly dance Conference

Check it out.

Learn about the IBCC 2010 Featured Instructors, Speakers, Main Stage Performers … and more!

Hurry! We’re already 85% sold out!
$599 to Feb. 28th, 2010
Regular rate: $699 CDN
SPECIAL: All IBCC past package registrants receive an extra $50 off per year registered!

Just call: 1-416-920-5593



JourneyDance is a groovy celebration that will have you loving your body and loving your life! Weaving simple, guided movement sequences and free exploration, JourneyDance reconnects you with your innate state of joyous well-being. Your mind becomes clear, free and positive, and your body feels supple, energized, and powerful. Practiced barefoot to inspiring world music, your dance is an empowering journey of transformation. Everyone is welcome because everyone’s a dancer!

Next Class:
Sunday January 24th, 2010, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Routhier Community Centre
172 Guigues St. Ottawa

Admission is by donation
RSVP preferred or drop in

Full Moon Drum and Dance Circle

Friday, January 29, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Maki House Community Centre

19 Leeming Drive (just west of Bayshore)


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 meditative drumming and period of silence at the end of the circle for those wishing to stay.

Please RSVP to julieDOTtierneyATsympaticoDOTca.

You can also invite friends through facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187822369772&ref=mf#/group.php?gid=6462555865&ref=ts

Spark your Creativity through
The Artist’s Way Workshop

Part I 8-week facilitated course

This workshop is for anyone wanting to live a more creative life!

Do you like to write, sing, make music, act, paint, draw, dance, or decorate your home? Would you like to be more creative in your workplace? Maybe you are looking for a new hobby or a new way to express yourself. If so, give yourself the gift of time and join us for 8 evenings of self-discovery and fun.

Julia Cameron’s classic text, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, will form the basis for this course. Come explore the keys to unlocking greater creativity in your life. As we work and share together, artists and non-artists alike will find the exercises and practices enlightening.

You’ll learn how to dismantle emotional blocks to creativity, including conflicts involving personal relationships, preconceived notions about success, concerns about money, and doubts about your own abilities. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to draw out your inner artist for a heightened sense of authenticity, adventure, and creative power in your everyday life.
When: Next session starts March 3, 2010
8 Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Chapters Bookstore
Pinecrest Shopping Centre, 2735 Iris
Ottawa, Ontario

Cost: $275
Seating is limited. Advance registration required.

E-mail: dbaottawa@gmail.com
Web site: sites.google.com/site/dbaconsultantsottawa
DBA Consultants
Dream Believe Achieve… be all you can be

….Creativity Abounds…


Phone: 613.241.3397

E-mail: tracey@tav-creations.com

Custom Sewing: http://www.tav-creations.com

Belly Dance shows and Classes: http://www.bellydancingforfun.com

Blog: http://www.halyma.com

Eco Products: http://www.eco-tav.com

“The Present is a Gift from The Past, and an Inspiration to the Future.” -Tracey “Halyma” Vibert, TEDxOttawa Talk, December 2009.

Dancers’ News 2010-1-10

To see this as a website, click here . Also find more Events, Teacher Directory, Shopping Opportunities, and Healing, Guides and Energy workers, Pampering sections online!

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!
www.jannahdancer.info 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 Isaden_dances@rogers.com 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

http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/parks_recreation/programs/index_en.html 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: www.bellydancingforfun.com

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 www.racentre.com

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 jalilah@rogers.com

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 jalilah@rogers.com

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 www.baladi.ca

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: zena555@rogers.com

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 www.annabellydance.ca/classes, or contact Safiya at safiyadancer@gmail.com

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 www.ottawa.ca

You can register 24 hrs a day on the Internet at www.ottawa.ca. 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 www.ottawa.ca

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 @Ottawa.ca 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, info@baladi.ca, www.studiooasis.ca
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: www.dancewithalana.com, 613-233-3456, dancewithalana@gmail.com

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

ON LINE www.winterconnections.com
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 http://www.darnermedia.ca/training-and-consulting/classes/#intro


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

E-mail: tracey@tav-creations.com

Custom Sewing: http://www.tav-creations.com

Belly Dance shows and Classes: http://www.bellydancingforfun.com

Blog: http://www.halyma.com

Eco Products: http://www.eco-tav.com

Halyma and finale – The end of another season of dance!

Halyma and finale – The end of another season of dance!
Another new costume, another Ottawa Centre Class Party under the hip belt!

I LOVE my parties. I enjoy the process of planning them, nagging people, cajoling them and then seeing what they come up with for their final presentations to share with those who are able to come watch!

As the roster changes and develops over the weeks coming up to the event, there is some stress of course, but it always gives me the chance to bring together the diverse styles and inspired moments into one lovely evening! One lovely, not too late, weeknight event during a very busy time of year!

The teachers who bring their students out to perform – there will be a list at the end of the post with some contact info – work hard to guide their groups to a point of feeling they can dance their routine in public. In front of almost 300 strangers.

The dancers, students, pros and rogue dancers, spend weeks preparing, practicing, being stressed, or confident, they all still put a lot of work into getting ready for 2-4 minutes { in most cases] on stage. And if they study with more than one teacher, or are both teachers and students themselves, they may be rushing down to the dressing room to do at least one quick change before their next routine gets called to the stage.

The volunteers help in more ways than imaginable. Often people will as me how I am doing as I trot from one part of the backstage to the next, checking on folk, etc. And most of the time, unless there is a crisis to be dealt with, I try to enjoy the music, conversation and have a fun time myself. I can only do this because I have some very cool people to hep me out.

Linda has been helping me for years and I can leave pretty much anything in her hands – once I tell her what this year’s variation on the system is – I am always trying to make things better, honest! And then I hand her my camera and she shoots some fun and funky video clips so that I can share stuff asap!

Melissa kindly offered this time around, and was a huge help at the ticket desk as well as making sure Shade had help changing when we had a quiet change to the roster.

Catharine has been helping out as Stage Manager for years, and knows what is involved in running these kinds of events!  She keeps those dancers all lined up and ready to go, and takes over as the voice from beyond when I head down to get myself ready!

I know I can leave things in the hands of these trusted friends and that’s why I can be so relaxed – it is a party after all!

And there are the other folk who I don’t interfere with at all, they come out and do their thing, without any concern or guidance from me at all, I just keep outta their way as they already know what they are doing!

Michele R comes out to every show for the past 7 years?( I will have to check on that) and she brings whatever fabrics, decor pieces, etc. that catch her fancy and sets up a beautiful ambiance for us, before the dancers even arrive to start any run throughs they need to do.  And it does make a difference – even if the dancers don’t realize it, the flow and energy of the stage has been transformed through the ritual of her making the space “ours” for the night.

Lainie, our official Photographer, comes, has fun, gets great shots, enjoys herself – we hope – and shares her love of movement and beauty with everyone! Everyone has a moment caught by Lainie that immortalizes them as a dancer!

Tom shoots our official video so that we performers can show our friends and family the cool performances that took place!  One student dancer told me downstairs how she sat and watched a few of the previous dvds when she was not feeling so hot this fall – and was totally taken down memory lane, seeing the changes in the shows over the years..

Kudos and thanks to you all!

As I mentioned, I like to work towards improving every show, and the best way to do this is to get some feedback that I can then process, compile and share with the performers I invite to come out to the next event.  I know some folk are not comfortable sharing their thoughts openly, but really, it’s the best way to make changes happen – tell everyone your ideas for improvements and then if feasible, they’ll be implemented.

I want to encourage the solutions, so if there were any things that you experienced as a dancer, teacher, or audience member, post your comments here so that we can all get some fresh perspective on ways to keep making these events better!  And of course – if anything struck you as fabulous, be sure to point that out too – we need to hear what works too!

Programme from the evening: Go HERE to check on Teacher Listings


  1. Azhar  D’Halyma
  2. Sha vega: Goddess Belly Dancers
  3. Les Danseuses de la Maison des Arts d’Embrun
  4. Loulouh’s student Caitlin
  5. Zamira’s student Azzah
  6. Niki’s Tribal Fusion students
  7. Sha’ Vega’s Treasures
  8. Bahiya’s  Hip Belly dancers
  9. Shade solo
  10. Oksana’s  Gothic Belly Dance
  11. Hypnotic Hips: Bahiya,Zaida,Zeevah
  12. Loulouh solo
  13. BDw/ Anna& Safiya level 1
  14. Les Deesses de la lune
  15. Jalilah’s students- all classes


  1. Gulzaar D’Halyma
  2. Chandrika solo
  3. Loulouh students 2
  4. Leslie’s students
  5. Isaden solo
  6. Jewel solo
  7. Sha Vega solo
  8. Bahiya solo
  9. BDw/ Anna& Safiya level 2
  10. Zamira solo
  11. Anna and Safiya Duet
  12. Leslie
  13. Halyma
  14. Finale

Dancers’ News – Update

To see this as the main website, click here . Also find the Late Fall Classes, Teacher Directory[new listings], Shopping Opportunities[new listings], and Healing, Guides and Energy workers, Pampering sections online!

Good morning,

Today brings a few updates and another busy week ahead!  Hope to see you today at the West End Bazaar – and remember to check out my 10  Tips for Shopping… for some ideas on making your experience as fun as possible!  It applies to pretty much any bazaar you might attend, including those craft fairs, Church bazaars and more!

Oh, and I went silly on Youtube too…


Click to go to the Youtube Video



Have a lovely day and week!


Sunday, November 22


Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

Eco-TAV is running a video contest with prizes! If you have bought – or will buy – anything from my Eco-TAV line, I hope you will have some fun shooting a quick video clip sharing the ways you are “green”!

You can find the details online here!


The Dance the Night Away Fundraiser DVD $20 can still be ordered for those who attended. Please contact Catharine Crerar to order your copy of a fun night’s dancing – what a joyful evening it was!

Email: dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

And this is a quick note from our lovely hostess for the evening:

‘Dancing through the Night’ was a big success! Thanks to all who attended, performed, volunteered, filmed, decorated and who made it such a good night. We had lots of hurdles to make this party work…new format, new DJ, new location, 2 stage shows this month, a surprise party for Denise (congrats on her 65th!!)…and the fears of H1N1.

Even so, enough of you came out and partied that we were able to make a small profit to be shared between our charities. We are especially grateful for the wonderful performances by our visiting dancers (Caliana’s troupe from Toronto, Nathalie Lebel from Sherbrooke, Donna Langois from North Bay, and Lynette Harper from Victoria, B.C.)

We hope to party again in mid-April and that you will all join in the fun. We will continue to bring in lots of great dancing, lots of interactive and open floor dancing, great prizes….and we will serve the food all night long so everyone gets a chance to sample the terrific mid-east flavours. (Corner Cafe Catering).

Special thanks to Tom of Darner Media for once again creating our wonderful DVDs. Another special thank you to Michele Roy for creating a wonderful ambiance in a very challenging room.

Thanks also to Starwood Hotels for their generous donations of gift certificates….and to all those other company’s who have given so generously. Our volunteers are fantastic too!

You are all much appreciated….come back again! Catharine
p.s. Tracey, I am still getting compliments on the lovely dress you made for me! Thanks.:-)

And check online for some fun pics and comments – add your own too!
You can find the details online here!


NOVEMBER 22, 2009


Creative Clothing by Roxane is hosting a Belly Dance Bazaar in the west end of Ottawa to raise funds for the Iqaluit Women’s Shelter.

Don’t miss the new West End Dancers’ Bazaar:
Bell’s Corners at the Legion Hall,
4026 Richmond Road: easy access and lots of parking.
Sunday, November 22, from noon to 5 pm.

We have over 15 vendors :
Creative Clothing by Roxane,
Tracey with TAV Creations,
*Tarot Card Readings with Lisa-Marie*,
Gailene *Zamira*,
Darlene *Shibori Borealis*,
Rain Kazymerchyk our lovely Silversmith,
Sylvie Girard and her food,
Val DeWitt *The Trader*,
Zena Nesrallah,
Curves (the gym people),
Melissa Wakeling from Belleville too
and a few new artisans amongst them.

Free admission: all money raised is for Qimaavik the Women’s Shelter!!

For more information contact Roxane at: roxkirkatsympaticodotca or phone: 613-726-9067.

NOVEMBER 26-29, 2009

Authentic Turkish Rom (Gypsy) Workshop with Hadia

Thursday, November 26th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Aurora Live Studios
392 Queens St. E

Hadia has lived, studied and taught the primary forms of Roman/gypsy dance for many years and is pleased to share with you a taste of Authentic Turkish Roma dance. After getting comfortable with the unique Turkish 9/8 rhythm, we will work with a range of basic steps and foot patterns and finish these off with a fascinating array of gestures and movements that connect this fascinating and visceral dance form to the mysterious history of these strong, proud and vital people.

Registration and full details http://www.hadia.com/index.php?id=15#toronto2009workshop

NOVEMBER 26-29, 2009
Hadia’s Teacher Training Certification – Level 3 in Toronto

Don’t miss your chance to achieve your well earned certification for Hadia’s internationally recognized Middle Eastern Dance Training.
This 20 hour training will cement your technique, rhythm and musical interpretation, improvisation, communication and teaching skills, the art of cymbals, course/class planning, anatomy for dance, body balance, alignment, professional ethics, and guide you with business basics, advanced rhythms and musical interpretation, Mid East dance styles, history and evolution and more…
Thursday, November 26th 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, 10 am to 5pm
Sunday, November 29th, 10 am to 4 pm

Aurora Live Studios
392 Queen St. East.

For Registration and Information

Hadia hadia@hadia.com
1 (902) 640-2473

NOVEMBER 28, 2009
The 8th Annual “For the Love of Dance” Multi-Cultural Dance Showcase!

“For the Love of Dance” Multi-Cultural Dance Showcase…Tickets now available on-line at www.annabellydance.ca/events !
Saturday November 28th, 2009 (7:30 – 10:00 pm)
University of Ottawa Alumni Theatre (Jock-Turcot University Centre)
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Bollywood, African, Tango, Vietnamese, Tap, Tribal, Persian, Hip-Hop, Bellydance, Latin Swing, Venezuelan, Contemporary…
Join us for a fast-paced evening of dance styles from around the world!

All proceeds donated to Propeller Dance, a local initiative providing dance programming to children and adults with and without disabilities. And they will be kicking off the show this year! www.propellerdance.com

Last year we were sold out prior to the event, so avoid disappointment by pre-purchasing tickets on-line (www.annabellydance.ca/events), or contact Safiya at safiyadancer@gmail.com to reserve tickets for purchase at the door.

November 29 2009 – Ottawa

Sunday, 29 November 2009 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa

1:00-3:00 pm Basic Workshop:

In this workshop you will receive instruction on all the techniques and
skills required to use weighted veils in your favourite choreography. From
basic movements to complex combinations and incorporating dance movement
with the dynamic movement of the veils. Weighted veils are rapidly
becoming the prop of choice for many dancers wishing to achieve a more
dramatic effect in dance or to add a new visual element. We will finish
off with a short choreography that will use much of what you learn in the

Cost: $30. Buy a set of veils in advance and get the workshop for $25

3:00-4:00 pm Advanced Workshop:

This advanced weighted veils workshop extension is for those who wish to
continue into more advanced spins, turns, combinations and choreography
work. You must have participated in at least one workshop before taking
this advanced class (includes the above workshop).

Cost: $15 . If you are taking the earlier
workshop that day you will receive a $5.00 discount for the extension.

PayPal payment accepted. Please add $1.00 service fee and PayPal to
Email money transfer accepted. Please add $1.00 service fee and email to

Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa
Parking available off-street. OCTranspo buses #1 & #9 stops within 1 block

For registration and information contact Zamira:


NOVEMBER 22, 2009
Sister Bazaar Open House

Check out our website to see some of the amazing new stock we have just received.


Glorious new stoles and shawls, cozy soft wool, unique weaves not available previously. And of course, some charming “stocking stuffer” type small gifts as well.

We are having an “Open House” event on SUNDAY November 22nd from 4 PM to 7 PM at 187 Holmwood Ave, apt 2.

Please plan to join us, and send any of your textile-loving friends to see these exciting and exclusive products before they disappear. Hope to see you there.
Andree & Madeleine