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Dancers’ News-2010-02-14

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Good morning,

February is just getting us wound up for loads of fun in March!  And Happy Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and Family Day for those who celebrate any / all of these holidays this weekend!

May the Tiger bring you good fortune this coming year!

Hope Winterlude has been enjoying your company too!

Read on to check out some new updates to info and new postings – hope to see you at some of these upcoming events!


Sunday, February 14




Feb 20/21 – Dance with Jasmin – $175 – reg’n w/ Jannah

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

FEBRUARY 28, 2010
Bellydance Workshop with Zena

Sat. Feb. 28, 2010 @ 12:30 pm -3:00 pm.

Fun basics of bellydance with tone-up exercises, drills, shimmywork and intro to veils. Light refreshments provided and water. Wear comfy exercise clothes, bare feet or indoor shoes and hipscarf/neck scarf or coin belt. Cost: $45 tax included.

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

To reserve/register, please email Zena:zena555@rogers.com or call Darpan dircectly at (613) 288-0106.

FEBRUARY 27/28,2010
Montreal workshops with Rosanna Mc Guire (Toronto/San Francisco)!!!

Saturday February 27th, 1-4pm
Flapper fusion (technique and combinations):
A combination of vintage jazz dance and bellydance, completely fabricated from Rosanna’s imagination. Don’t know what on earth this could be? See Rosanna’s video from Tribal Fest 2008

Sunday February 28th 2010, 1-4pm:
Hip hop fusion choreography
Fusing bellydance with hip hop and funk styles (popping, locking, waving, etc.)

Location: École Anichka

65 St-Judes, Laval Quebec

Cost:75$ for 1 workshop

140$ for both

To register: Click Here

MARCH 6, 2010
TAV CREATIONS PRESENTS the Ottawa Dancer’s Bazaar


LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS – as usual! Email me if you are able to help out that day! tracey@tav-creations.com

10 TIPS for Shopping at the Bazaar!

Take our shopping POLL!!

MARCH 7, 2010
Fluidity and Slow Movements Workshop with Jalilah


To accommodate the overwhelming demand for this workshop the same workshop is being offered on Sunday May 2. The first workshop sold out in just 1 week. Be sure to mail in your registration and payment early to avoid missing out on the next one.

Do you long to move gracefully to those ethereal flutes, soulful accordions and haunting violins?

Would you like to gain more fluidity in your dancing and learn to make smooth transitions from one movement to the next?

Then this is the workshop for you!

Jalilah will teach you how to move gracefully and to connect your arms, hip circles, infinity loops (figure 8s) and undulations together into a beautiful seamless flow!

This workshop is accessible and beneficial to all levels of dancers from beginner to professional levels.

Jalilah has been a professional dancer since 1985. She has performed with over 25 different music groups and has produced 6 CDs in Egypt and Lebanon that are considered classics of Middle Eastern Dance. With her vast experience performing in the Middle East and having studied under various famous Egyptian masters she is widely regarded as an authority on authentic Middle Eastern Dance.

Sunday, May 2nd, 11:00 a. m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd., Nepean (Bells Corners)

To register contact julieDOTtierneyATsympatico.ca for the registration form or if you are on docod you can download the flyer from.
Cost: $35 if received by April 23, $45 thereafter. No refunds.



We will once again be partying and raising funds for great causes.
(Distress Centre, Bereaved Families)

The party will be at the Legion hall at the corner of McLaren and Kent (lots of parking).
The doors (and the bar) open at 7 pm. The party starts at 8 pm. Food will be served from 9 pm till close!
Everyone is invited to dance: soloists, groups, troupes,bunches….out-of-towners are welcome again.

Tickets are $25 in advance….$30 at the door

Don’t forget our great prizes, DVDs, the bar…so bring along some cash!! It all goes back to our community!
Contact Catharine at dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com


February 15, 2010   Meditation group in Crystal Beach

Anyone can join whenever they are free to come. For those of you who meditate and want to join like minded others or if you’ve wanted to try meditation but haven’t gotten around to it this is the perfect opportunity for you.

The purpose of this group is to provide a place for people to come together to practice meditation and learn from each other so that they can enjoy the many benefits of meditation which include:

· Greater health
· Deeper levels of relaxation
· Improved brain function
· Decreased levels of pain
· Increased feelings of well-being

No experience necessary.

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Maki House Community Centre, 19 Leeming Drive, Crystal Beach
(Between Bayshore and Kanata)

417 to Moodie Drive North. Turn right at Carling avenue, right at CrystalBeach Drive (your second street), left at Leeming Drive (your first street). Maki House is on the left right after the school.

Cost: Free
Info: julieDOTtierneyATsympatico.ca


Classical/Sacred Dance(Odissi) 27 Feb, 6 & 20 March(1:30-4:30)
Classical dance video: http://www.ananda-amrita.com/classical-dance.htm

Gypsy/folk/BOLLYWOOD Dance:
– 20 Feb Gypsy/Bollywood – Mudras(hand gestures) & feet movements: Workshop #1(1-3:30)
– 13 March Gypsy/Bollywood – Expression & Grace in Indian Dance : Workshop #2(1-3:30)
– 17 April Gypsy/Bollywood – Choreography combining workshops 1 & 2(1-3:30)

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

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

Full Moon Drum and Dance Circle

Saturday February 27, 2010
7:00 to 8:30
Maki House
19 Leeming Drive 417 to Moodie Drive North. Turn right at Carling avenue, right at Crystal Beach Drive (your second street), left at Leeming Drive (your first street) Maki House is on the left right after the school.

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.

Cost: Free
Please RSVP by email to julieDOTtierneyATsympatico.ca

FEBRUARY 28, 2010 Journey Dance Ottawa

Born out of Kripalu Yoga Dance, 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.

Next Class for February will be on Sunday 28th @ 4:30-6:00 pm at Routhier Centre in Lowertown.

See website for details: http://www.journeydance.blogspot.com/. Everyone is welcome, because we are all dancers!!

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

A Busy Weekend – come on out and see me!

Being self-employed means spending a lot of time working, and then a lot of time self-promoting! This weekend will have me doing a lot of both before I get to take some time off on Sunday!

Friday evening, I will be out in Kanata, doing some lesson demos and promoting my two instructional belly dance DVDs which I produced to fill a niche in home lesson DVDs. Halyma’s belly dance lessons on DVD are for a beginning student who wants to learn the movements in a fun and safe way! I had a lot of fun making them, and have them available online , but also in the Chapters in Kanata in their local authors area – as they are produced and distributed from here, Ottawa.

Saturday morning takes me bright and early to the RA centre on Riverside drive here in Ottawa to set up for the Ottawa Eco-Fair. There I will be promoting and selling my Eco-TAV green textiles product line in person.

Though you can buy the Eco-TAV Napkins and Pouches online here, and the Blossom Bags and MP3 player/camera/phone cases here online! After I do my best to save the planet one napkin at a time, I then head off for an evening of dance for charity!

Saturday evening takes me to the Glebe Community centre where I will be presenting two performances for a good cause. One is my Tuesday intermediate student group. A lovely group of ladies who have been practicing our new routine to get ready for this show, and then we’ll be embellishing it and adding more layers and fun for the June 10th show at the Bronson Centre [ details about that later]!

The second presentation involving me that evening will be as a member of a new dance group that I have helped found with 4 other dancers: Bollywood For Fun. While not quite our inaugural performance, it will be out first show before a large number of our peers in the belly dance world, and hopefully they will be kind!

So where ever you may be this weekend, I hope you can find some time to come by and say hello!
Now back to some of my other work!
Blessed be…

Ottawa’s Weekend of Belly Dance – October 18 and 19, 2008

Belly Dance Teacher’s Fundraiser – Halyma Performs

Saturday, October 18, 2008

7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

3 RD AVE & LYON – Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.   Google Map


and raise funds for:

You are cordially invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the rich culture of Bellydance in the Ottawa Region
7 pm, Saturday October 18th, 2008
Glebe Community Centre (corner of 3rd ave. & Lyon)

* Wonderful performances by your favourite teachers
* Surprise Guest performers
* Great FOOD !!! by Corner Cafe/Mona’s
Two Weekend Get-aways courtesy of STARWOOD Hotels
Authentic Dance Belt from Egypt courtesy of OASIS Dance
Beautiful Handmade Silk Veil courtesy of Shibori Borealis

Tickets: $25


AND on Sunday…..



Sunday, October 19, 2008

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

260 McArthur (Knights of Columbus Hall), Ottawa, Ontario.   Google Map


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 hosts over 40 tables of goods and services to appeal to the shopper in us all!

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!

Get the bilingual Miniposter (403 KB PDF) with all the details!


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