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Dance the Night Away Fundraiser

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Bollywood For Fun, originally uploaded by Halyma.

On Saturday, November 14, 2009, the Dance the Night Away Fundraiser was born!

A new twist on Catharine’s Fundraising parties that began way back when Hartwell’s used to be the locale for a fun night out filled with socializing, dancing and fun! A return to this nature of party may be the way to go! I certainly had fun!

The Montgomery Legion was decorated with the gorgeous draperies of Michele Roy, living up to her now well established reputation of being the community’s decorator extraordinaire! Even with the speakers in front of her work, it made the simple space into an elegant atmosphere to showcase some local and out of town dancers.

We were lucky to have some amazing dancers come out for the evening, and while I have not opened up the privacy settings on everyone’s photos, I’ll open up the pics for viewing if I get permission to do so! Meanwhile, if you click on the photo of our Bollywood For Fun group, it will take you to my Flickr page where you can see many more fun shots from the evening!

Please feel welcome to add your own comments of your experiences or anything else in the comments below!

See you at the next fun Ottawa Belly Dance community event!

A busy weekend for Halyma ahead!

During the day on Saturday, I will have a booth at the Women Entrepreneurs’ Xmas Sale – Last minute decision so I am working frantically today to get some new Eco-TAV stock ready!

CLICK HERE for more details – loads of other vendors and folks will be there!

And then after I get home, unload the car and reload it with tom’s stuff and costumes, I head off to join the fun at the

NOVEMBER 14, 2009

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY FUNDRAISER

Presented by Catharine Crerar
Kent Street at MacLaren, Ottawa, Ontario.

Our next party is very different. It will be an ‘open stage’ or ‘impromptu’ show. Everyone is welcome to dance! If you want to perform, bring your CD, a belt, and let it rip! The DJ will happily spin your song and the moves are all up to you. When the floor opens up…we all get to dance. BUT there’s more….some wonderful professional dancers are coming to town that weekend and have enthusiastically agreed to perform for us and add to the overall joy of the night.

fundraiser decor
Michele Roy’s displays

Nathalie Lebel who will be presenting a workshop on the 14th and 15th will be dancing for us.

Lunette Harper from British Columbia will be performing a Turkish Roma piece.

Kelly Enston is coming in from Toronto (hopefully with her troop) to show us their moves.

Google these wonderful dancers….I think you will agree that we have a great evening ahead of us!!

It will be at the Legion Hall at the corner of Kent and MacLaren….very central, the room will seat 150 people, has a big dance floor, and the bar stays open until 1 am!!!

There will be a late-night buffet of mid-East snacks. It will be a great way to pretend that we live in a warmer, sultrier climate!

The party will still be a fundraiser for Kids Help Phone, Distress Centre, Bereaved Families….and very serious of course!!!….but I felt it was time for a bit of a shake-up. We haven’t ‘kicked up’ our heels for a long while..and our partners might enjoy it too!

Doors open at 7:30 (first come – first serve) (Party starts at 8 pm and goes ’till we drop!

Tickets are available now at $25…just contact Catharine by email: dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

$30 at the door – if any are left: contact Catharine to be sure!

Great door prize is a beautiful hand-made Egyptian dance belt courtesy of Oasis Studio.
Raffle prizes include a one night stay at the Ottawa Westin and breakfast for 2 at Daly’s;

a 2 night stay at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto;

many theatre tickets; another beautiful dance belt; restaurant gift certificates; and miscellaneous prizes from various shops around town.

There are only 150 tickets available so don’t delay. If there are any left, they will be $30 at the door.
You are all much appreciated! Catharine

PS – LOADS OF PARKING IS AVAILABLE!

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HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND! Halyma

10 Tips for Shopping at the Dancer’s Bazaar!

After a short conversation at last week’s Sunday Brunch, it was suggested that one of our brunch gang should write up a how-to guide for those coming out to shop at the Dancer’s Bazaar – and that can be used for any event!

I think that everyone has a plan when they come to the Dancers’ Bazaar – and I am hoping that you’ll take a moment to share your thoughts in the comments below – give some sage advice, share some awareness, whatever works!

But here are some general ideas to get you percolating!

1 – Check your coat – it just makes it easier to navigate the aisles and try things on!

2- Bring a tote bag or two. Or it you have a big list, bring a larger suitcase and check it with your coat!  You can always pack things into it through the afternoon!

3- Bring cash. UPDATED INFO: There is now an ATM Machine in the hall – but know that there are fees of course!While a small number of vendors can accept Visa/MC/AMEX, most cannot.  Or plan to go out and get cash after you’ve had a first looksee! And try to have some smaller change too – most vendors try to bring a good float, but it helps if you have the correct amount for those smaller pieces!

4-If you are trying to match a piece you have already, bring it along! You cannot be sure of colours, even of gold and silver, unless you have some part of your costume there for reference.

5- Quality costs. If you are a new dancer, you may not need to invest $60 plus in a hip scarf, and the $15-$25 ones will do you just fine.  But if you really want to have a piece that will last a while, check the stitching, and note the price – usually, the quality items will cost a bit more, but it is worth the investment.

6- Negotiations. This one is a tough topic – some vendors are really wanting to move their stuff and are willing to haggle a bit in order to get the piece gone, but still at a fair value for them.  Often this can be the case with used pieces, or if you are buying a larger ticket item, you might be able to get a discount on some other pieces.

Be aware that artisan/designer/one of a kind pieces are all more labour intensive than something that was imported in bulk from overseas…and think about it before asking that designer/artisan to drop the price on their pieces.  Often we are not actually asking a price that realistically reflects the time, creativity and supplies involved.

7- Wear something easy to get in and out of! A tank top over a good bra and leggings, under a loose fitting tunic or dress will not only let you be in style these days, but will also allow you to whip on skirts, try on bedleh sets  and more without having to wait in line at the changing rooms.

8- Bring a portable cd player and headphones. This is a bit iffy as most new cds will be shrink wrapped.  But you can easily check on used ones if you have your own system to play them on.

9- Be spatially aware. The Dancer’s Bazaar flows in waves of people.  There are times when it is quieter and there are booths that will be rockin the whole 4 hours.  If you are coming in with a huge backpack, and/or a baby carriage, think about maybe bringing along a friend to help watch your stuff, in a spot that is out of the way.

10-SMILE. This is fun – say hi to the vendors, the volunteers, and keep your energy light!  Remember that most vendors cannot “chat” for very long, but being pleasant makes the whole day more fun!

And finally – go vote for what you want to see at the Ottawa Dancers’ Bazaar on the Bazaar Shopping POLL!

Add you comments below to share any good advice you have for the day too!

Dancer’s News Updates

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

Us and JJ!Good morning!

Thanks to those who came out on Friday in the cold to see us do our Bollywood thing and celebrate Diwali!  I’ll be updating the Bollywood For Fun website soon with video clips etc. Busy, busy, busy!

The next few weeks seem to have something on every weekend – so be sure to check the Dancers’ Newsletter online as well – It’s hard to list everything every week and still call them Updates… So I have condensed things as much as I can, but there is a lot online!

Read on!

If you are able to help out at the Dancers’ Bazaar on Saturday, please email me!  There are always benefits to being  a volunteer there!

Tracey/Halyma

DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER – Update EDITION

Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature is a visit to my blog for some advice on how to shop at the upcoming Ottawa Dancers’ Bazaar! Check back this week for any extra comments – and please add yours too!
Click here for a quick look!

DOUBLE FEATURE:

Part 2 is your invitation to be creative and express your greenness!

Eco-TAV is running a video contest with prizes for the top 4 videos! 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!


INQUIRIES/Announcements

Teacher wanted:

“Do you happen to know anyone in my neck of the woods (well my school’s area) who teaches Belly dance? We are putting together a set of community arts workshops and would like to invite community artists to participate. We can offer a little bit of an honorarium but I think one of the real benefits is exposure to potential new students / customers. The local glass studio has had a significant flow of customers through his involvement with previous workshops with our school.

Woodroffe High School, is in the west end. Near Woodroffe and Carling. Another easy land mark is Lincoln Fields bus station. Any one interested can contact me. Feel free to put my phone number out – 613-721-3458.

Thanks for your help.”

Christy Stanhope  christy.stanhope@rogers.com

The Fall Fusion Cabaret – Special Thanks and DVD available!

“I’d like to extend a special thanks to everyone who helped make our sold out show, the Fall Fusion Cabaret, possible.  Mostly to Ms. Brice for travelling all the way up here for the weekend, and to our performers who came from other cities to dance in our show!  Locally, I’d like to extend gracious thanks to Tracey for all her help and support, Tom and Lainie for video and photo, Dantessa for the bar, and the Arts Court Theatre for their continued support of our events.  Thank you all for coming out to the show!

For those of you who missed out, or who would like a DVD:
DVD is available for order by contacting Tom at tom@darnermedia.ca and they are $20 each.
The DVD does not include Rachel’s performances, but includes our guests Rosanna McGuire, Tribu Ghabal, Mat Jacob, Jamilah & Milana, Anna & Safiya, and Shakti fusion (including solos by Niki, Natasha and Leslie).  The sale of the DVD goes to support the production of the event and we are lucky to have so many original performances in one place!

Also please note: Anyone who took photos or film of Rachel Brice at the show, these may not be published without her consent! We always ask that no flash photography or filming happens, but sometimes it seems people can’t resist.  Please do not post photos/videos of performers online without their express permission :)”

Leslie

2009 EVENTS

Tribal fusion workshops with Leslie!Leslie

Sunday October 18th, 2009
Tribal Basics – new to tribal, or want to brush up on your technique?  This class is for you!
1196 Bank at Makin Moves
12:15-2:15pm (ish, depending on the class before ours finishing on time)
$30 drop in.

Friday October 23th, 2009
Tribal fusion combinations – this class is for the tribal experienced, or dancers well experienced in bellydance.
1196 Bank at Makin Moves
7:30-9:30pm
$30 drop in.

to register – leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

OCTOBER 18, 2009 onwards – Montreal
Gypsy/Folklorique/Bollywood Dances of India– For Belly Dancers

Workshop Series 2009 by Amrita Choudhury

18 October – Gypsy/folklore Dances of Bengal (River Gypsies) (1-5) $90

15 November – Gypsy/folklore/bollywood fusion! Part -1 (1-5) $90

13 December – Gypsy/folklore/bollywood fusion! Part- 2 (1-5) $90

www.ananda-amrita.com

Also check out this show Amrita will be a part of:

October 22, 2009 – QuebeAsia

OCTOBER 23-25, 2009 ~ TORONTO
Hipnotech featuring: Rosanna McGuire

Labspace Studio
2A Pape Ave at Queen
Toronto
Doors at 830, 1st set at 930, 2nd at 1030Tickets $10 in advance at http://www.cleoflaptra.com/performance.html, more at the door, and reduced after the bellydance performance is over.

Weekend intensive Workshop:

http://www.cleoflaptra.com/instruction.html for details!

October 23rd-25th. 
Fees: 1/2 day: $45, or $90/day.

Friday October 23rd (Aurora Live Studios, 392 Queen Street E)
12-2pm: Yoga and fast technique.
230-430: Technique contin. and flexibility training

Saturday October 24th (Mad For Dance 263 Adelaide St. West)
1230-230: Fusion, movement invention, and creating choreography

3-5: Flapper fusion

Sunday October 25th (Mad For Dance 263 Adelaide St. West)
12-2: Funk styles for bellydancers – Funkifying your bellydance and bellydancifying your funk.

230-430: Slow technique and flexibility.

Rosanna
cleoflaptra@gmail.com
http://www.cleoflaptra.com

OCTOBER 24, 2009Shibori Borealis Veil poi in action

Yes, it’s on Saturday

Ottawa DANCERS’ BAZAAR


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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Email me if you can help! Tracey@tav-creations.com

GO TO THE ONLINE POLL to share your shopping requests!
Http://wwww.tav-creations.com/bazaar

November 1 2009 – Ottawa
Zamira at WtoEBCWEIGHTED VEIL WORKSHOP with Zamira

Sunday, 1 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
workshop.

Cost: $30.00 up to October 24th, $35 after. Buy a set of veils in advance
and get the workshop for $25 (must register by 24 October 2009)

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: $15.00 up to October 24th, $20 after. 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
zamira@theveiledeye.com
Email money transfer accepted. Please add $1.00 service fee and email to
zamira@theveiledeye.com

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

For registration and information contact Zamira:
zamira@theveiledeye.com
613-797-4068

NOVEMBER 7, 2009
*Workshop with a twist*

Roxane (creative Clothing) is giving a workshop on NOV 7, from 1 to 5: HOW TO MAKE A BRA and BELT SET with pre-sequinned and embroidered fabrics. And to make it easier for you, she will have pre-packaged boxes of beautiful, shiny fabrics and matching trims and extras to make your set. All you would have to supply is the bra.

These packages will be on show and for sale at the upcoming Dancers’ Bazaar on SAT. OCT 24.
Pre-register now or at the bazaar for $40 for the workshop, plus cost of your package. It will be $50 at the door. 10 spaces available and 8 only 8 are left.

7 NOVEMBRE 2009nov7-poster
Spectacle 30e anniversaire de la Troupe Égyptienne Enan

Venez célébrer 30 ans de danse folklorique égyptienne au Canada avec les Enans!

19h00

au Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave

prix spécial, seulement $10!

disponible a l’Oasis de la danse, 819-776-5033

ONLINE TICKET SALES
http://www.baladi.ca/troupe/

NOVEMBER 7, 2009
Enan Egyptian Troupe’s 30th Anniversary Show
Come celebrate 30 years of the Enans sharing Egyptian Folkloric dance in Canada!

7:00 PM Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave

Special anniversary price, tickets only $10!
available at Dance Oasis, 819-776-5033

ONLINE TICKET SALES
http://www.baladi.ca/troupe/

NOVEMBER 14, 2009

Nathalie Lebel Double Veil Workshop


Nathalie and her double veils
Nathalie and her double veils

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lunch and Bazaar from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dance Studios.ca, 151 Chapel Street (parking entrance on the side of the building)
$70 if payment is received by November 4, 2009 $80 thereafter.

To register: Send a cheque made out to Mouvance and mail it to Julie Tierney 84 McDermot Court, Kanata, Ontario K2L 3V1
Info: julie(DOT)tierney(AT)sympatico.ca

NOVEMBER 14, 2009

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY FUNDRAISER

Legion Hall at the corner of Kent and MacLaren

Fundraiser for Kids Help Phone, Distress Centre, Bereaved Families

Doors open at 7:30

Party starts at 8 pm and goes ’till we drop!

Tickets $25, $30 at the door.

email: dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

Buy your tickets online with Paypal(.50 nominal fee) to make sure you get yours!

NOVEMBER 22, 2009

WEST END BAZAAR:

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 15 vendors:
Creative Clothing by Roxane,
Tracey with TAV Creations,
Lisa-Marie *Sha’Vega*,
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.

December 12 & 13, 2009
Shakti fusion bellydance is excited to present a workshop and show with Rosanna McGuire (Toronto/San Francisco)

Rosanna brings her fabulous Hipnotech workshop to Ottawa!  A spectacular instructor and performer, she will bring her original fusions to the class and in performance at our show – for more about Rosanna, please visit her site at:  http://www.cleoflaptra.com/bio.html

Saturday December 12
dancestudios.ca
12-4pm

Yoga and Fast Technique and Flapper Fusion
See Rosanna’s video from Tribal Fest 2008 to see Rosanna’s original fusion style:

Sunday December 13
location TBD
Funk Styles for Bellydancers and Slow technique and flexibility.
See Rosanna’s video from Tribal Fest 2009 to see her funkstyle:

Registration for both days is $170, $190 with ticket for the show, or $85 for one day only.  This is an event not to be missed!
to register:  leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca
Space is limited!

Saturday December 12th
Show:  The Holiday Cabaret Spectaculaire!

The Mercury Lounge
56 Byward
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Featuring our house dj, and special guest performer Rosanna McGuire, Shakti fusion, and many guests!
This event doubles as our first ever Christmas party, dress up in your best winter sparkle, and come dance with us!  Limited to 80 guests!  Santas and bad holiday sweaters welcome!

for tickets, email leslie – leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

DECEMBER 16, 2009
HALYMA’S OTTAWA CENTRE CLASS PARTY

Wednesday, December 16th, 2007
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 7 p.m.
Ottawa University Alumni Theatre

Tickets will go on sale in November, but check with your teacher to see if she has reserved space for your class to perform in the show!

NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:

DARNER MEDIA: COMPUTER RELATED CLASSES

David Rostenne and Tom Leroux have a Social Media Crash Course starting on Tuesdays.

Social Internet Crash Course
October 20th

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

This course  is primarily geared towards small business owners, but can apply to anyone who is curious about participating in the online world. We are covering a whole slew of “keeping in touch” methods in this course: having a web site, surfing the web, passwords and online safety, email and etiquette, newsletters, instant messaging, blogs, podcasts, Digg, StumbleUpon, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter – there’s so much, and we will be doing our best to cover it all. We will let you know what it can (and can not) do for you, and answer your questions.

All classes are $150, or $275 if you sign up for two.

You can view more details online here: http://www.darnermedia.ca/training-and-consulting/classes/ , give me a call, or you can shoot an email to classes@darnermedia.ca.

Tom

NOVEMBER 8, 2009
Jewelry Sale

Hello everyone!

Myself and a handful of talented friends will be hosting a Jewelry and Art Sale on November 8, 2009! The sale will be held at Studio B (591 Bank St, near Pretoria) from 12-5pm, and will include the following artists:

Jewelry, artwork and honey by A Sassy Conspiracy (www.acidtrix.com)
Oil paintings and art bookmarks by Erika Doyon (www.tattoosbyerika.com)
Knits and plushies by Aeramel
Watercolour and oil paintings by Pookzilla
Watercolour paintings and buttons by Elektrafying
Artistic Cupcakes by Kasia

Stop in and say hello, and get your holiday shopping done early by supporting local artists! We promise, it’ll be worth the trip!

We hope to see you there! Please pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested 🙂

Erika Doyan

edoyon(at)gmail(dot)com

FALL CLASSES

Tribal fusion classes with Niki

Tribal fusion classes with Niki

Tuesday 8-9pm

Oct 20 (6 week session for $70)

1196 Bank St at Makin Moves studios

to register: theodorn AT magma DOT ca

SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES/BUSINESS LISTINGS:

Honey Bee Cottage
Hand-painted silks by Melissa Wakeling, Belleville, Ontario

Hand-painted silk veils using Heliographic “sun printing” technique to create unique patterns and colour variations. This special technique results in beautiful colour swirls and marbling – a look that is not quite watercolour and not quite tie-dye – a one of a kind treasure! Custom-painted bellydance veils available April-October only.
www.HoneyBeeCottage.etsy.com
qtmeliss34@yahoo.ca
613-961-2020

Dancers’ News-October 11,2009

To see this on the main website, click here . Also find the Teacher Directory, Shopping Opportunites, and Healing, Guides and Energy workers, Pampering sections online!

Good Thanksgiving Weekend morning to you all!

What a fabulous weekend of dance and sunshine and eating!

I have the pleasure of helping out at the Fall Fusion Cabaret that took place on Friday evening and wanted to say WOW!

Bellysis and Nemira
Bellysis and Nemira flanking Halyma Backstage!

The lovely new dancers who joined our own local beauties were phenomenal and fun!  Congrats Leslie on putting on a great show!  And Rachel Brice. what a sweetheart!

Okay enough raving!  There is so much more happening today and this week and this month!  It was killer trying to edit down the “updates” to make sure I still included as much as I could without going overboard! Without any further ado – read on to set your fall dance calendar in motion!

Latest Dancers’ Newsletter

Sunday, October 11

DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER – UPDATE EDITION

Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature is a visit to OTTAWA BOLLYWOOD NEWS – some fun local events that will include Bollywood For Fun! Contributors welcome! If you hear anything Bollywood/ Indian Dance/ Asian related that folks should know about – post it in the comments there!
Click here for a quick look!

Bollywood For Fun will be performing in Hintenburg/ Wellington street area for the Diwali festival – check the OBNews site for details!

2009 EVENTS

Le 11 Octobre ~ Montreal ~TODAY!

Atelier avec Rachel Brice:


Dimanche 11 octobre 2009, 12h00 à 16h00 (incluant une courte pause)
Cette classe est ouverte à tous les niveaux

Collège Montmorency à Laval: 475 De l’Avenir, Laval (salle #3105):
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Laval&state=QC&address=475+De+L’avenir

Ce n’est pas facile de s’y retrouver dans le Collège alors voici les indications:
Vous devez entrer par la porte prinicpale #3, cage d’escalier à gauche, 3e étage, à gauche jusqu’au bout, salle #3105

Il y aura un bazar sur place (argent comptant seulement pour le bazar)
Pour plus de détails ou pour s’inscrire ou pour acheter les billets de spectacle: http://boutique.anichka.ca/

OCTOBER 11~ Montreal
Workshop with Rachel Brice


Sunday, October 11th 2009, 12h00 to 16h00 (short break included)
This class is open to all levels


College Montmorency at Laval: 475 De l’Avenir, Laval (room #3105):
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Laval&state=QC&address=475+De+L’avenir
Entrance door #3, stairs on the left, 3rd floor, end left, room #3105

There will be a bazaar on the spot (cash only for the bazaar)
To see details or registrations (buy online): http://boutique.anichka.ca/

CONTACT ANICHKA TO REGISTER: soukanichka@gmail.com

OCTOBER 11, 2009 – TODAY

Tribal fusion workshop with Rosanna (Business as Usual, San Francisco/Toronto)

Please welcome Rosanna McGuire to Ottawa for the first in a series of tribal fusion workshops, a dancer well known for her original fusions of flapper style dance with tribal, and also for her infusion of liquid pops and locks. As she was in town for the Fall Fusion Cabaret, we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to have her teach! For those of you looking to remain active on ‘turkey day’, this workshop will get you moving!

Sunday October 11th
2-4pm
1196 Bank St at Makin Moves studio
$35

to register please email cleoflaptra@gmail.com and for more info about Rosanna, visit her site: www.cleoflaptra.com

If you have never seen her perform before, check out her recent performances at Tribal Fest, in Sebastopol, CA!

Thanksgiving Monday Oct 12 – Work off your Turkey with Leslie!

The intention of this workshop is a high energy, fun filled afternoon of up-tempo drills with a tribal fusion approach! For those who had their turkey on Sunday, or who just want to get out for the afternoon, Leslie will lead you in a 2 hour session of energetic movement.

Info as follows:

1196 Bank

1-3pm

$35 for this 2 hour session!

Please RSVP to leslie@shaktifusion.ca – limited to ten participants!

Tuesday October 13th – Tribal Fusion class with Leslie 8-9pm – one night only!

Leslie returns for reading week, instead of reading, she’ll be dancing 🙂

This is a Tribal Technique Basics class, all are welcome!

1196 Bank at Makin Moves studio

$15 drop in for this one hour class, coffee and tea at Bridgehead afterwards!

This is a Drop-in class.

Friday October 16th – Next Level Tribal Fusion workshop with Leslie 7-9pm!

This workshop is for the tribal experienced dancer. We will work on layering, drills, and begin formulating our next choreography, to be taught in December!

1196 Bank at Makin Moves studio

$35 for this two hour class!

To register: leslie@shaktifusion.ca

OCTOBER 17-18, 2009

CAROLINE LABRIE IN Kitchener

Caroline Labrie, well-versed in knowledge of Folkloric danceform from Egypt, will be gracing our dance centre October 17 and 18; show at Diwan on the Saturday (17th)

http://www.jannahdancer.info/registration.htm

Caroline’s website is found at http://www.danseegyptiennebf.com/ for further information on her.

Jennifer (Jannah)

to Dance is Paradise!
www.jannahdancer.info
519.569-1432

OCTOBER 18, 2009 onwards – Montreal

Gypsy/Folklorique/Bollywood Dances of India– For Belly Dancers

Workshop Series 2009 by Amrita Choudhury

18 October – Gypsy/folklore Dances of Bengal (River Gypsies) (1-5) $90

After a successful run of the 2008 program of Indian Gypsy, Folklore, Bollywood dance workshops, Amrita is back from India again to offer the 2009 program. Because the participants of the 2008 workshops were mostly from the Belly Dance tradition, Amrita has designed these workshops to benefit dancers/teachers coming from the Oriental dance traditions. Come experience the joy and ecstasy of the vibrant gypsy, folklore and bollywood dance traditions of India; the beautiful and graceful hand gestures, facial/eye expressions, torso & hip movements, rhythmic feet movements and much much more! Please bring veils and joy in your heart! No experience is necessary.

For more information on Amrita, please see www.ananda-amrita.com

OCTOBER 16-18 2009 ~Sudbury, Ontario

Turc Gitane Workshop with Lucie De La Fontaine and Rachelle Connor

DETAILS are online

Vous pouvez communiquer avec moi au numéro sans frais
tél. 888-673-0841
Merci
Lucie
email : bellydance@luciedelafontaine.com for the registration pdf and more details
www.luciedelafontaine.com


October 16th-18th 2009- Sudbury, Ontario

Gypsy workshop with Lucie and Rachelle

You can contact me at toll free number tel. 888-673-0841

email : bellydance@luciedelafontaine.com for the registration pdf and more details
www.luciedelafontaine.com

OCTOBER 23, 2009 ~ TORONTO

Business as Usual proudly presents our inaugural bash: Hipnotech featuring Rosanna McGuire

Rosanna returns to Southern Ontario after spending 2 years studying and performing in San Francisco. There, she studied with a who’s who of bellydance: Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour, FCBD, Jill Parker, Zoe Jakes, Rachel Brice, Mira Betz, Cera Byer, and Amy Sigil.

Rosanna and Halyma Backstage :-)
Rosanna and Halyma Backstage 🙂

In California, Rosanna also had the opprtunity to expand her movement repertoire outside of bellydance and into vinyasa yoga, breakdance, house, and locking. She is known for her unique interpretation of tribal fusion, incorporating elements of vintage jazz dances as well as hip-hop, while referencing traditional styles of Middle Eastern dance. Rosanna continually strives to dance outside of her own box and fully admits to having dance ADD.

Tickets $10 in advance at

http://www.cleoflaptra.com/performance.html

Labspace Studio
2A Pape Ave at Queen
Toronto
Doors at 830, 1st set at 930, 2nd at 1030

Rosanna is also teaching a belly dancing workshop that same weekend.
Early bird prices have been extended to October 16th, per class
registration opening shortly. Weekly classes now being held in
Toronto. See http://www.cleoflaptra.com/instruction.html or details!

OCTOBER 24, 2009

Ottawa DANCERS’ BAZAAR

TAV CREATIONS PRESENTS the Dancers’ Bazaar
Saturday, October 24, 2009
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where:
260 McArthur (Knights of Columbus Hall), Ottawa.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Email me if you can help!

Tracey@tav-creations.com

GO TO THE ONLINE POLL TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!
Click here for a quick look!

Posters/ details: Http://wwww.tav-creations.com/bazaar

NOVEMBER 14, 2009

Nathalie Lebel Workshop

Double Veil Workshop

Nathalie and her double veils
Nathalie and her double veils

Saturday, November 14, 2009
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lunch and Bazaar from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
DanceStudios.ca, 151 Chapel Street (parking entrance on the side of the building)
$70 if payment is received by November 4, 2009 $80 thereafter.

To register: Send a cheque made out to Mouvance and mail it to Julie Tierney 84 McDermot Court, Kanata, Ontario K2L 3V1
Info: julie(DOT)tierney(AT)sympatico.ca

NOVEMBER 14, 2009

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY FUNDRAISER

Details are still ONLINE!

Legion Hall at the corner of Kent and MacLaren

Fundraiser for Kids Help Phone, Distress Centre, Bereaved Families

Doors open at 7:30

Party starts at 8 pm and goes ’till we drop!

Tickets $25

email: dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

Buy your tickets with Paypal(.50 nominal fee) to make sure you get yours!

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE READY TO GO:

There are only 150 tickets available so don’t delay. If there are any left, they will be $30 at the door.

NOVEMBER 14 and 15, 2009~MONTREAL

WORKSHOPS WITH DEB RUBIN From San Fransciso

Deb Rubin has been a 5+year core member, and co-choreographer with Ultragypsy Bellydance Theater, until Fall 2007, and a regular sub for Jill Parker’s classes. She also holds a level 1 certification from Suhaila Salimpour School of Dance.

Workshop details and registration:
http://www.matjacob.com

NOVEMBER 22, 2009

Creative Clothing by Roxane presents the WEST END BAZAAR:

Bell’s Corners on Richmond Road and there is ample parking.

Sunday, 22 November, 2009, from noon to 5p.m.

All proceeds from the booth rentals are going to Qimaavik, the Women’s Shelter.

Only a few booths remain!Regular booths, 8X8: $15@ or 2 for $30.

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

NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:

October 13 and 20, 2009

Social Internet Crash Course

Presented by David Rostenne and Tom Leroux

This two night course (October 13 and 20th, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM) is primarily geared towards small business owners, but can apply to anyone who is curious about participating in the online world.

We are covering a whole slew of “keeping in touch” methods in this course: having a web site, surfing the web, passwords and online safety, email and etiquette, newsletters, instant messaging, blogs, podcasts, Digg, StumbleUpon, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter – there’s so much, and we will be doing our best to cover it all. We will let you know what it can (and can not) do for you, and answer your questions.

This will be followed by our :

Introduction to Video Editing with Final Cut Express
October 27 and November 3rd

Using iPhoto
November 10 and 17th

All classes are $150, or $275 if you sign up for two.

You can view more details online here: http://www.darnermedia.ca/training-and-consulting/classes/ , give me a call, or you can shoot an email to classes@darnermedia.ca.

Tom

MORE INFO:
classes@darnermedia.ca
http://www.darnermedia.ca

OCTOBER 30, 2009

Halloween Community Drum and Dance Circle

Bring your own hand drums, shakers, bells and other percussion instruments. There will be shakers for people to use if they don’t have anything of their own.

Friday, October 30
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 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 Crystal Beach Drive (your second street), left at Leeming Drive (your first street) Maki House is on the left right after the school.

Cost: Free

Please RSVP by email to julie(DOT)tierney(AT)sympatico.ca

OCTOBER 31, 2009

11th Annual Witches’ Gathering Charity Ball (2009)

Nightmares: That Which Haunts Us Through The Night

Barrymore’s Music Hall

Ottawa, Ontario

DOORS OPEN: 7 PM
TRADITIONAL WICCAN SAMHAIN RITUAL: 8- 9 PM
COSTUME CONTESTS/DRUMMING/DANCING: 9 PM – 12:30 AM

Each year, on October 31st, the Witches Gathering Charity Ball brings together people from a diverse range of Ottawa’s spiritual and cultural communities to celebrate Halloween while giving back to the local community.

DETAILS: http://witches-gathering.com/site/index.html

Tickets for this year’s Witches’ Gathering are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:

Perfect Books

258A Elgin Street

Tel:(613)231-6468

info@perfectbooks.ca

Crystal Dawn
217 Dalhousie Street
Tel: (613) 241-2262
crystal@storm.ca

Venus Envy
320 Lisgar Street
Tel: (613) 789-4646
ottawa@venusenvy.ca

Advance Tickets may also be purchased online:

http://www.facebook.com/l/7e758;www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=2949334

NOTE: service fees may apply to tickets purchased on-line.

As soon as we get confirmation from Barrymore’s we’ll let everyone know when tickets are available for purchase there…


Getting into the rhythm of Fall

Hey all,

How are ya?  I am doing well!  I had a wonderfully busy summer, and was blessed with the month of August off!  This is something we work towards all year, so we relish that hammock time when we get it!  Sometimes I think that we should take more long weekends throughout the year, and if we can toss a few in this year, that would be great!

September has always been my “New Year”.  Back to school still exists for me as my new session of classes began a couple of weeks ago. Fresh starts to my sewing roster as well as I try to finish everyone’s summer projects before I leave for my holidays, and then in the first few weeks I am back, the calls {thankfully} start rolling in.

Budding Blossom Bag-09-281

I have some great new points of focus too happening this fall.  I was encouraged by a rush order for a select number my Eco-TAV products when I can back.  I have since sent off a small shipment to a distributor in Toronto, managed to get them into Arbour here in Ottawa, and have meetings this week and next to continue the momentum. And I have updated both the Eco-TAV and Artfire sites to show the new goodies available!

I also will be playing with creating some online video shows. Nothing fancy yet, it will grow as all things do in my world: baby steps and not too much horn bleating until I feel more comfy and polished.  But if you follow me in various online places, you see the hints and can check it out !  Just be gentle 🙂

And my stand-by fall events are in the planning stages – well, the Dancer’s Bazaar is almost sold out, and ready to rock on a new day!  Saturday the 24th should have a different feel to it, and there are some new vendors coming to this one which I am looking forward to seeing!  The December OCCP is just getting off the ground – possibly some changes in the air there too – but we’ll see!

Bollywood For Fun at the South Asian Festival

And Bollywood – what’s up with that!  We have been doing some serious fun with our new group, and getting some great face time!  Another new adventure for Halyma!

So, that’s my business realm in a nutshell.  Being self employed, being who I am , I seem to revolve around my variety of career choices in a way that seems to define my existence.  According to so many this would be wrong.  Or at the very least an incomplete definition of who am I.  I can accept the “incomplete”, but if I am not what I do, then I don’t know who I am. hmm…

….that’s another blog post on the way…

Til then – have a great one!

Tracey/Halyma

Dancers’ News – August 2009

To see this as the main website, click here . Also find the Teacher Directory, Shopping Opportunites, and Healing, Guides and Energy workers, Pampering sections online there!

 

Good morning,

Here is your FULL – EVERYTHING IS almost HERE newsletter for August!  While I am off doing holiday things, I hope you all have loads of fun with all of the August activities that are happening – there are LOTS!

 

A quick reminder that the summer OPEN PRACTICE Evenings will be running for 3 weeks in August, thanks to my home base, Routhier Community Centre, and the generosity of Isaden/Erika and Zamira/Gailene! Details are in the news below!

 

There are also summer classes taking place – and the Fall sessions are just around the warm sunny corner!

 

Thank you all for subscribing, supporting our community by participating, and for taking the time to write me sometimes! 

 

 While I am gone, I ask, in order to minimize the emails I will come back to, that you post any comments or even news bits that you want to remember to tell me HERE.  Just click on the word “comments” and add your say!  I may even include your comments as entries for that July contest I had running!


Have a wonderful August – see you in September!

Tracey/Halyma


DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER – FULL EDITION

 

Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature is a visit to the Ottawa Bollywood News site – Contributors welcome!!! Check out August’s events- not all are listed here, so Click here for a quick look! 

 

 

2009 EVENTS

 

August 6, 2009 to AUGUST 20, 2009
SUMMER PRACTICE EVENINGS- extended dates

Thursday evenings of dance – come out and play
Where: 172 Guigues – Routhier Community Centre, 2nd floor
When: 6:30 to 8:30p.m.
What: Two hours in an air conditioned room with mirrors to play as you wish!

There with a cd player and music. Feel free to bring your own music too, or just take advantage of space and a safe fun atmosphere to test drive those belly dance moves you learned through the winter and spring!

Drop in anytime during the two hours to play, practice, and socialize.

Join us for a fun night out to get some exercise, to practice for upcoming performances, or try those props you have learned through the year and have nowhere to practice them!

OPEN TO ALL LEVELS – Beginner through professional!

Please note: this is not a class – but you’ll learn new stuff by watching and playing.

During August, it will be hosted by Isaden and/ or Zamira, who will provide some music for your dancing pleasure – but please bring your own cds as well!

 

 

AUGUST 9, 2009 onwards – Montreal
Gypsy/Folklorique/Bollywood Dances of India– For Belly Dancers

Workshop Series 2009 by Amrita Choudhury

 

9 August – Bollywood Dance – Part 2 (1-5) $90

13 September – Gypsy/folklore Dances of Gujarat (Dandiya – Stick Dances) (1-5) $90

18 October – Gypsy/folklore Dances of Bengal (River Gypsies) (1-5) $90

15 November – Gypsy/folklore/bollywood fusion! Part -1 (1-5) $90

13 December – Gypsy/folklore/bollywood fusion! Part- 2 (1-5) $90

After a successful run of the 2008 program of Indian Gypsy, Folklore, Bollywood dance workshops, Amrita is back from India again to offer the 2009 program. Because the participants of the 2008 workshops were mostly from the Belly Dance tradition, Amrita has designed these workshops to benefit dancers/teachers coming from the Oriental dance traditions. Come experience the joy and ecstacy of the vibrant gypsy, folklore and bollywood dance traditions of India; the beautiful and graceful hand gestures, facial/eye expressions, torso & hip movements, rhythmic feet movements and much much more! Please bring veils and joy in your heart! No experience is necessary.

Amrita Choudhury has devoted the past 27 years to the dance and music of India. She began her life journey in dance at the age of four as she studied with her mother who was also a well known dancer in India. She studied the classical/sacred dances as well as the traditional and folkloric/gypsy dances of India for many years in India at a the specialized art school “Santiniketan”. Amrita also has a degree in Anthropology and continues to pursue her research of “Anthropology and Dance”. Amrita travels all over the world offering workshops and performances. For more information on Amrita, please see www.ananda-amrita.com

 

 

AUGUST 13, 2009
DRUM SOLO WORKSHOP WITH ZELIA

Thursday, August 13, 2009
6:45 p. m. to 9:45 p.m.
Nepean Creative Arts Centre
35 Stafford Rd., Nepean (Bells Corners)

For intermediate to advance level dancers as well as professionals.

$45 by August 7, 2009, $55 thereafter

Workshop includes:

Warm-up and a cool-down
Break down of all the movements and combos bit by bit to ensure all workshop participants can learn to master this wonderfully fun choreography
Notes for the choreography
A DVD of Zelia performing the choreography is available for $10 to those who pre-order.

For more information about Zelia, please visit her website: www.firespirit.ca.

You can access the flyer at www.ottawabellydance.com/events.html

To register, fill out the flyer and mail it in along with your payment. For info contact julieATottawabellydanceDOTcom.

 

 

AUGUST 20, 2009
Hadia: Master Class in Montreal

I hope that you are having a fabulous summer so far! I am very happy to let you know that I will be back in Montreal for a one evening Master Class on Thursday, August 20th at Studio Metronome, from 5:30 to 9:30pm. I will be teaching technique, musical interpretation and choreographic sequences to a gorgeous song called “Ba’eed Annak”.

Registration before August 1st is $80, August 1st to 15th $90 and after August 15th $100
Please click on the link http://www.hadia.com/index.php?id=15#montreal2009 for more info, and the registration forms. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 514 969-2220 or email me at hadia@hadia.com 
The workshop is almost full so be sure to register as soon as possible for this great evening!

Join me for my Last and Latest Greatest Dance Tour to Turkey – “Gateway to the Orient” from Sept 15th to 30th. Don’t miss the early registration deadline on August 1st to take advantage of our great discount for this last fabulous tour, which includes 20 hours of wonderful dance training with Master instructor Reyhan Tuzsuz and Hadia in authentic Turkish Rom and Egyptian Oriental dance . There are still a couple of spots waiting for you on our adventure into authentic Turkish Culture, Dance and History through Istanbul, Bodrum, Afrodisias, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. For all info and registration forms http://www.hadia.com/events/turkey2009.html

Hadia www.hadia.com

Bonjour les belle danseuses!

J’espère que tout passe très bien chez vous cet été! Je suis très heureuse à vous envoyer les nouvelles que je serais de retour à Montréal jeudi, le 20 Aout pour un soir de « Master Class » au Studio Métronome du 17h30 au 2h30. J’enseignerai la technique, l’interprétation musicale et les séquences chorégraphique a une très belle chanson « Ba’eed Annak ».
Les prix sont 80$ pour l’inscription avant le 1e Aout, 90$ entre le 1e et le 15 Aout et 100$ après le 15 Aout. Pour tout info ainsi que les formulaires d’inscription veuillez cliquer sur le lien ici http://www.hadia.com/index.php?id=15#montreal2009 si vous avez encore des questions, je vous invite de m’appeler à 514 969-2220 ou de m’envoyer un courriel à hadia@hadia.com

Vu que l’atelier est presque complet maintenant, n’hésitez pas de vous inscrire bientôt pour vous assurer votre place parmi nous!

Hadia www.hadia.com

 

 

August 22-23 2009 workshops by Caroline of Cairo in Montréal

Her workshops are hugely popular around the world because she is able to bring the latest styles and movements from Egypt. to you. A dancer who lives there and sees it daily…. Fun full of energy these workshops will leave you wanting more!!! Which is why I return to Egypt to study with Caroline every winter for four or five months. Full package and registration will be sent to you should you be interested. Caroline may also be visiting Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver during her stay in Canada. At the moment the only city where workshops are confirmed is Montréal.
We welcome all dancers to a great ladies weekend in Montréal!!!! Come and enjoy the other treats we have instored for you.
Ruby Roy
rubyroy@autoroute.net

*Studio Location in Montreal*:Studio will be near the downtown area, close to metro station with available parking. Location will be confirmed when registration and payment has been received

Full weekend package registration after June 1st 2009 paid in full: $330.00


Workshop 1: Saturday August 22nd 2009 9h30- 12h30

Oriental Instruments and Movements that go with them:

This workshop will offer dancers a great tool of understanding of /Oriental Music,/ instruments and movements that can go with it. This in turn makes the difficult task of choreographing so much easier. Many dancers want to learn combinations of movements, outside of Egypt and then apply these combinations to every piece of music. This is not done in Egypt.

The Nai, The Accordian, The Oud, The Kamanga The Kanoon are some of the instruments that will be covered.

Workshop will be given in English and French. Ateliers serai en anglais et français

After June 1st : $70.00____

*Workshop 2 Saturday 22nd August 2009 13h30-16h30
Shaabi awi!- Choreogpraphy to “Assalayah”*

The real shaabi of the backstreet weddings and microbuses! A fun and fantastically real workshop on the backstreet weddings. This workshops will give dancers an authentic feel, understanding for what Shaabi really is.

After June 1st $70.00

*Workshop 3 : Saturday August 22^nd 2009 17h00-18h30*

*Discussion Lecture: Life as a foreign dancer living in Egypt & Learn how you can visit Egypt and learn directly from the Egyptians who live and dance there.*

A short discussion/lecture session will be offered about some of the things that Caroline has discovered from living and working in Egypt for more than 10 years as a foreign dancer that are important to learn/understand/watch out for. 
Ruby has been living in Egypt every winter as a local and has learned things that make her teaching in teaching of the dance to students in Montréal richer, more rewarding and appreciated.

Before: June 1st : $20.00_____ After June 1st : $25.00_____

*Workshps 4: Sunday August 23 2009 9h00-11h00*

*Raks Khalijee ( Dance of the Arbian Gulf) Given by Ruby: *
The two hour workshop will introduce dancers to this dance, the gestures and the movements. Very different dance to Egyptian Oriental. Not a very well known dance in North America. Raks Khalijee is danced by women at weddings.

After June 1st : $55.00______

*Workshop 5 Sunday August 23 2009 11h00- 14h00*

*Saidi- modern pop saidi song with double cane introduction*
The choreography commences with double canes then uses just one cane or alternatively it can be danced with just one cane.

*Register*: Before June 1st $60.00 After June 1st $70.00

*Workshop 6 : Sunday August 23 2009 15h00- 18h00*
“Bous ala Halawa”- the choreography *
Although the song was originally from the Said region (South of Egypt) the song has been reinvented into a modern pop song. A fun choreography, full of gestures to the music which will be explained during the workshop. The translation and transliteration of the music will be provided to students attending this workshop.

After June 1st $70.00____

Editor’s note: FOR FULL DETAILS, email Ruby for her informative registration package!

Ruby Roy
Media Relations Specialist
Montreal Professional Tourist Guide, for Tourisme Montréal
International Event and Meeting Planner
Egyptian Oreintal, Folkloric and Raks Khalijee Dance Instructor
rubyroy@autoroute.net
+1 514 992- 0632

 

 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2009
Performance by Shifra Tobiasch

The Cavern @ 112 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, MB. Phone: 204-284-7201

Night of burlesque + belly dance performance with Shifra Soria Tobiasch & dancers (old & new). Stay tuned for more information (dancers names & more events).

שפרה טוביאש 
Shifra Tobiasch 
طوبياش شفرا 
Leading Master Belly Dance Master zills 
Burlesque instructor 
http://masterbellydance.com/

 

 

September, 2009 – Hadia in Nova Scotia

It’s off to Toronto for Level 3 Teacher Training Certification over the Labour Day Weekend, September 5th to 7th. http://www.hadia.com/teacher.htm; for all details and registrations; hadia@hadia.com (902) 640-2473.

Finally, Get Ready for my 8th Annual TURKEY “Gateway to the Orient” Tour from September 15th to October 1st. Don’t Miss the chance for a truly Authentic Cultural Experience with Hadia and Bulent in the Tour that gets better every year! Istanbul, the Aegean, Bodrum, Village Life, Afrodisias, Heiropolis, Pamukkale and Cappadocia with 20 hours of Roman and Oriental Dance Training with master Roman dance teacher – Reyhan Tuzsuz and Hadia – You will be so happy you made the choice! For lots of other details, comments, reviews and photos, I invite to you check out the Turkey page on my site. http://www.hadia.com/dance_tours_&_travel.htm#turkey
Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you all soon at hadia@hadia.com or 1 (902) 640-2473.

Maintenant en français…
En suite, je passerais l’été à concentrer sur ma carrière de thérapeute, avant de le terminer avec la Formation de Professeur en Danse Orientale Volet 1 dans mon nouveau village de Lüneburg du 27 au 30 Aout et le Certification Volet 3 à Toronto du 5 as 7 Septembre. Pour tout détails; http://www.hadia.com/teacher.htm ou me contacter directement a hadia@hadia.com (902) 640-2473

Finalement, préparez vous pour notre 8e Voyage en Turquie “Portail a l’Orient: du 15 Septembre au 1e Oct. Cette voyage incontournable vous donne une expérience authentique de la culture, la danse est les peuple de ce pais inoubliable! 20 heures des cours en Rom (gitan) Turc et la danse orientale – l’Istanbul, le Méditerrané, Bodrum, Pamukkale, le Cappadoce. http://www.hadia.com/dance_tours_&_travel.htm#turkey ou me contacter a hadia@hadia.com (902) 640-2473.

Je serais très heureuse de recevoir tes nouvelles et de répondre a vos questions a hadia@hadia.com ou bien 1 (902) 640-2473.

AMMENDMENTS:

Hi and just a quick note to let you know that Turkey is SOLD OUT,

My workshop on Aug 20th is almost sold out with only 3 places left.

Level 3 in Toronto has been moved to the end of November 26th evening and all day 27-29th plus l also will now have a Level 1 there the week before; November 21st/22nd all day and evening of 23 /24th

Last thing is the Level 1 Teacher Training in Lunenburg, NS August 28th to 31st 

All the info except TO is on my new website.

 

 

OCTOBER 9, 2009
A Thanksgiving weekend with Rachel Brice!THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT !!!

Friday October 9th
Shakti fusion presents: Fall Fusion Cabaret
The Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Featuring Rachel Brice, with Leslie, Shakti fusion, Rosanna, Tribu Ghabal, Anna & Safiya, Milana & Jamilah and Mat Jacob.
leslie at shaktifusion dot ca

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT !!!

 

 

OCTOBER 24, 2009
DANCERS’ BAZAAR

Save the date! NOTE: it will be on a Saturday this time around – let’s see how that goes!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

260 McArthur, Knight’s of Columbus Hall,

Doors open from noon to 4 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION!

Registration for vendors will be available as of September 1st – when I am back from my break!

 

 

NOVEMBER 14 & 15, 2009
Nathalie Lebel will be in Ottawa to give a 2 day workshop

For those of you who have not yet studied with Nathalie, she has been a popular workshop instructor with Ottawa dancers for 10 years. Many of Ottawa’s best dancers and performers have studied with her and have performed her choreographies. Her style is graceful, feminine and innovative and she is known for her emphasis on technique and for her lovely choreographies.

Mark your calendars and keep your eyes peeled for details. 

For info about the workshop contact julieATottawabellydanceDOTcom.

Nathalie will be performing on Saturday November 14 at the fundraiser to be held at the Legion Hall at the corner of Metcalfe and MacLaren. If you are interested in performing in the show contact Catharine at dragonslivehereDOTglebeATgmail.com.

 

 

NOVEMBER 14, 1009
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY FUNDRAISER

Our next show will be very different.

 

It will be an ‘open stage’ or ‘impromptu’ show on November 14, 2009. Everyone is welcome to dance! It will be at the Legion Hall at the corner of Kent and MacLaren. It is very central, the room will seat 150 people, has a big dance floor, and the bar stays open until 2 am!!! I think it will be a great way to celebrate the fact that snow will not yet have arrived! A way to pretend we do not live in the frigid north! It will still be a fundraiser….and very serious of course!!!….but I felt it was time for a bit of a shake-up. We haven’t ‘kicked up’ our heels for a long time…and our partners might enjoy it too!

AND…big surprise….Nathalie Lebel who will be presenting a workshop on the 14th and 15th, has also said she will be happy to perform for us as our party. Keep your fingers crossed…her performances are absolutely lovely!! More info to follow…You are all much appreciated! Catharine

 

 

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. This is an opportunity for vendors (or dancers/students who wish to sell their gently used costumes and accessories) before the recitals start in December! You are also welcome to sell goods or sell/advertise for services. It will be held in Bell’s Corners on Richmond Road and there is ample parking.

 

Our West End Bazaar will be held on Sunday, 22 November, 2009, from noon to 5p.m. There is space for 15 booths. Here are the prices for the booths:

4 smaller booths, 6X6: $10@ or 2 for $18. 
8 regular booths, 8X8: $15@ or 2 for $30. (6 still available)
3 large booths: 8X16 (corners) $20 each. (1 still available)
A plan is available for your convenience, just contact me at the e-mail address below.

All proceeds from the booth rentals are going to Qimaavik, the Women’s Shelter. I will reserve spaces on a first pay first served basis… cheque, internet banking or cash. You can mail to: Roxane Kirkman, 32 Cassidy Road, Ottawa, K2H 6K1.

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

 

 

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

Please join us for a spectacular evening of dance representing cultures from around the world!

Saturday November 28th, 2009
University of Ottawa Alumni Theatre
7:30 – 10:00 pm
Tickets will be $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Last year we were sold out, and raised $1500 for The Leading Note Foundation thanks to overwhelming audience support. Showcased were dance styles such as Bellydance, Venezuelan Folk, Swing, Persian, Irish, Flamenco, Latin Jazz, Celtic Fusion and more.

This year we aim to create just as diverse and spectacular a show…with all proceeds donated to Propeller Dance, a non-profit organization leading dance innovation by providing dance programming to people with and without disability (www.propellerdance.com).

Although we already have our full complement of Bellydance performances (thank you to all who have agreed to perform!), we would love to hear from performers from all types of cultural dance who might be interested in donating their talent.

Please contact Safiya at safiyadancer@gmail.com for more details.

 

 

NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:

 

 

AUGUST 6, 2009
“The Pulse of Eternity” -Featuring the electric dance duo Ramli Ibrahim of Malaysia & Dali Basu of Ottawa

When: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 7.30 pm

Where: Canadian Museum of Civilization Theatre
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A0M8

Tickets: $20

To Reserve call: (819)776-7000 (To reach the CMC Box Office press options – 2, 1 and 7)

“Politics, nation and religion divide peoples while dance is an expression of art that brings people together” –Ramli Ibrahim.

A powerful dancer of international acclaim, he started his dance career with the Australian National Ballet. Later as a Fullbright scholar to India he trained in different Indian classical dance forms, and extensively in the Odissi form in Orissa, the birth place of the Indian Odissi classical style. His every production is a labour of love, display of a perfect jewel on a stage. Ramli Ibrahim is a pride of Australia, India and Malaysia.

Dali made her passion into her profession.

She mesmerizes her audience with the grace and fluidity of her movements. Trained in all the Indian classical styles she chooses Odissi to express her inner dance. The two-time Shastri Indo-Canadian scholarship award winner pursued intensive Odissi training in India. Her training culminated into well acclaimed performances in India, Canada and the US. Her most prestigious presentation was recently at the world-famous Bhubaneswar Festival in the elite gathering of Odissi experts.

“The Pulse of Eternity” is the duo’s expression of a never-ending cosmic cycle – of creation and destruction. Shiva, the emblem of pure consciousness, dances with Shakti, his companion, in a rhythm which continues through eternity.

 

 

 

Indian Temple Dance AUGUST Summer Intensive

Time 2-3 pm Wednesdays

Cost $100 for 4 one hour sessions August 6, 12, 19, 26

 

Syllabus
1)Learn hand signs, neck and eye movements
2)how to tie a sari,
3)make-up and
4) DANCE steps a) rhythmic beating of the feet,
b) how to speak the drum syllables that accompany the dance
c) How to beat the rhythms

 

Indian Temple Dance 
174 Dufferin Rd
Unit 11
Dufferin runs into Crichton Crichton is an extension of the Vanier Parkway
Cost:
payable by cash only sorry I do not have Visa or interac
Please pass this on to your friends
Please confirm by email gaston@cyberus.ca
Hope you can come
Best wishes
Anjali
613 745-1368
www.culturalhorizons.ca

 

 

ONGOING= DRUMMING CIRCLE IN MADOC

Hey Everybody,

 

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday we have been drumming at the Cabin at 6pm

This coming Sunday ,we have been asked to hold our drum gathering at the O’haras Mill Park in Madoc 
for a celebration they are holding.The volunteers at the park would like to give drumming a try.

So, this Sunday, instead of drumming at 6pm at the Cabin we will be drumming at the O’haras Mill Park at 12:30 pm

The park is located just west on hwy 7 off hwy 62
http://www.ohara-mill.org

If you would like to meet at the cabin around 12pm, we can all ride out together.

We hope to see everybody, its a very beautiful park.

Luv Deborah & Terry Richardson

Note: This years September Drum gathering and cornroast will be held at the same park.
Here is our new website for the event http://www.drumnationfestival.com

 

 

NEW DANCE CLASS IN ALMONTE WITH JULIE TIERNEY
Joyful Expressive Dance

No routine.
No instruction.
Just fun expressive dance.

This is not a belly dance class, although if you know belly dance you will enjoy using your belly dance moves when you dance.

This class consists of guided and free dance moves finishing with a relaxation exercise at the end.

No dance experience is necessary. This class is for everyone who wants to enjoy freeing and expressive movement.

7:00 to 8:00
Almonte Community Centre, 2nd floor upper hall
180 Bridge Street, Almonte

For more info contact
julieATottawabellydanceDOTcom (replace AT with @ and DOT with .)
or call 254-8469

 

 

Ongoing until September, 2009
Bag Reflex

Most of you know (Creative Clothing by) Roxane as a prolific source of unique costume designs for your dance performances. Now come see her other works in the “Bag Reflex” Exhibit at Gallery 6 in Kemptville. The Gallery is opened 8:30-4pm Monday to Friday and 8:30-3 Saturdays year round except statutory holidays..

http://gallery6.org/default.aspx.

 

You can see the “Bag Reflex” collection on Roxane’s website: www.creativeclothingbyroxane.com.
Gallery 6
126 Prescott St., 
Kemptville, Ontario
K0J 1T0
613 258-0668


SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 ~KEMPTVILLE
Nathen Aswell (www.nathenaswell.com) – Performance

Sept. 10, 6:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) 
– House Concert in Kemptville, ON 
– $15/$10 for children under 18.
(Space is limited, so please RSVP with Ellen at nickal@storm.ca ASAP to reserve a spot and to get details on the concert’s location.)

Nathen Aswell (www.nathenaswell.com) – Bio
(Please note: the last line is to be added to the program for my mother’s House Concert)

Nathen was born in Montreal, and has been a professional vocalist/bassist/guitarist since 1977, graduating from Concordia University’’s Music Program in 1985. Since calling Vancouver his home in 1992, he’’s enjoyed making music with numerous local, national and international acts, including ABBA-Cadabra, Randy Bachman, Keith Bennett (Tin Sandwich), Joani Bye & The Homewreckers, Susan Crowe, The Euphorics, Gary Fjellgaard, Babe Gurr, Russell Marsland, Lowry Olafson, Mark Perry, The Aaron Pritchett Band, Lyndia Scott, Shari Ulrich, Bill Usher and Edith Wallace. He also performs regularly with his buddies in The Hitmen (www.thehitmen.ca).

Nathen’’s musical life began in the Catholic church of his youth, and he’’s remained active in liturgical/sacred/inspirational music ever since. He performs regularly at many local churches, including Unity of Vancouver, The Centre for Spiritual Living in Vancouver, Spiritual Centre for Dynamic Living in Vancouver, The Centre For Positive Living in White Rock, and Unity of the Valley in White Rock.

Nathen believes that his purpose in this life is to inspire and heal through his music. His debut CD, “Little By Little”, released in March of 2007, is a powerful realization of his purpose, fully intertwining his two passions of music and spirituality.

In an effort to build relationships and get his music out into the world, Nathen attends and performs at as many music conferences and events as he can. (In March, he performed at the Affiliated New Thought Network Conference in Phoenix, AZ, and in August, he’ll be performing in the Circle Of Love Gathering in Kelowna, BC.) As a direct result of these experiences, Nathen is now beginning to perform at House Concerts (www.concertsinyourhome.com), Kirtans (devotional chanting nights) and New Thought churches in both Canada and the U.S. (including Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Seattle, Phoenix and Kansas City).

Nathen now presents his music with his voice and with the NS Stick, an 8-stringed electronic instrument that can be plucked like a bass, strummed like a guitar, or tapped with both hands like a piano (http://www.stick.com/instruments/ns/).

We are glad that Nathen has decided to bring his talent to eastern Canada. In the month of September, he will be performing at a House Concert in Dartmouth NS, a Concert in Montreal QC, and a House Concert in Kemptville ON.

 

 

VOLUNTEER DRIVER RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

Volunteer drivers are needed to take clients to their medical appointments. If you have a car and some time to spare, please call 613-737-7195 x2303.
Leave a message and a volunteer will call you back within 2 days to direct you to the agency closest to you or one(s) of your choice.

This campaign is sponsored by Ottawa Community Support Coalition (representing 12 agencies across Ottawa, offering transportation services to seniors and adults with physical disabilities), Friends of Hospice Ottawa and Canadian Cancer Society.

Thank you.

CAMPAGNE DE RECRUTEMENT DE CHAUFFEURS BÉNÉVOLES

Des bénévoles sont requis pour conduire des personnes âgées à leurs rendez-vous médicaux. Si vous avez une automobile et du temps à offrir, s’il-vous-plaît appeler au 613-737-7195 x2303. Laissez un message et un-e bénévole vous rappellera à l’intérieur de deux jours afin de vous diriger à un organisme de votre choix ou près de chez vous.

Cette campagne est commanditée par la Coalition de services de soutien communautaire d’Ottawa (représentant 12 agences qui offrent un service de transport aux personnes aînées et adultes ayant une incapacité physique, la Société Canadienne du Cancer et Friends of Hospice Ottawa.

Merci.

 

 

SUMMER 2009 CLASSES

 

Summer Classes 2009
Bellydancing with Zena

Date: June 30th to Aug 18, 7:05 pm
Bellydance Level 2/3 with veil routine
Location: Dance with Alana Studio, 858 Bank St.
Contact: www.dancewithalana.com

 

Dancing with Jalilah this Summer!

Jalilah’s Intermediate Level Classes in Ottawa:

Monday Evenings 7:30- 8:45 July 6 to August 10 
Tuesday Mornings 11:00-12:15 July 7 to August 11 
At: The Studio School of Dance 74 Jamie Avenue, Nepean/Ottawa(near Costco)
The price for 6 week session is $70 if registered before June 26 or $75 thereafter 
To Register for these classes contact Jalilah: jalilah@rogers.com (613)2288215

Jalilah’s Classes in Hull: Summer Session Starting July 2
Beginner Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 5:30-6:30 $80 for 7 Weeks

Intermediate Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 6:30-7:30 $80 for 7 Weeks

Advanced Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 7:30-9:00 $90 for 7 weeks

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

To register contact Oasis (819) 7765033 or (819)-962-2645.

jalilah@rogers.com (613)2288215
www.piranha.de/jalilah
www.gildedserpent.com/aboutuspages/jalilahzamora.htm

 

 

Summer Bellydance with Nikita

Beginners and Beyond starting July 6th
Monday Nights @ Plant Rec Centre
6:30-7:30
To register go to Ottawa.ca or in person. Please quote this barcode 420200

 

 

SUMMER Classes with Lois Brake (Loulouh)

AUGUST
203 Catherine St.

Tuesdays – 7:30 to 8:30
August 4, 11, 18, 25. 
Cost is $ 40 for the 4 week session (drop-ins welcome)
August 4, 11, 18, 25.

Class is at 203 Catherine St.
Between O’Connor and Bank
Entrance to the studio is from the parking lot at the back of the building.
http://www.fusesite.com/gratitude

 

 

SHIFA TOBIASCH – MANITOBA
Summer Classes – It’s My Pleasure

Wednesdays | 10 weeks (beginning July 8)

It’s My Pleasure Women’s Resource Center, Dance Studio and Boutique at 205-250 Panet Rd. Winnipeg, MB. Call 204-853-7389 to register.

4:00 – 5:00 – Beginner Belly Dance
5:30 – 6:30 – Beginner Belly Dance
6:30 – 7:30 – Multi Level Burlesque Choreography
7:30 – 8:30 – Multi Level Belly Choreography

–Summer Workshops – Rady JCC

Tuesdays | 6:30 – 8:00pm

Rose and Max Rady Jewish Community Center @ 100B – 123 Doncaster St., Winnipeg, MB. Please call 477-7508 or fax 477-7530 to register.

July 21
August 11
August 18
September 1

 

 

FALL CLASSES

 

TRACEY/HALYMA’S CLASSES

 

BYWARD MARKET AREA

172 Guigues – call 613 244-4470 for registration 

12 weeks = $86.50 per course

Monday,Sept 14 Level 1 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( 12 weeks) Course Code 412497

Monday,Sept 14 Level 2 7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( 12 weeks) Course Code 412544

 

Thursday,Sept. 17 Level 1 6:30pm.-7:30pm.( 12 weeks)Course Code 412505
Thursday,Sept. 17 Level 2+ Creative Intermediate 7:30pm.-8:30pm.( 12 weeks) Course Code 412559

Register online starting August 13th through the City of Ottawa website here 

OLD OTTAWA SOUTH area ( Near the May Fair theatre)
260 Sunnyside – call 613 247-4946 for registration  

12 weeks  = $88.00 per course
Tuesday,Sept 15(12 weeks)6:30pm.-7:30pm. – level 1
Tuesday,Sept 15(12 weeks)7:30pm.-8:30pm. – level 2

Register online starting Sept. 2th, at 9 p.m.: http://www.oldottawasouth.com

 

 

Zamira’s Fall-Winter 2009 Classes

My classes are moving to a new home in a more central location. These specialty classes focus on the needs of 2 specific groups to bring the joy of Belly Dance to even more women and girls too. A description of my teaching style and thoughts about dance can be found on my website at theveiledeye.com

Women 50+ Belly Dance all levels
8 classes per session
$90.00 (taxes included)
6:45 – 7:45 PM (1 hour)
Sep 1 – Oct 20 2009
Oct 27 – Dec 15 2009

Youth Belly Dance for ages 13-17
8 classes per session
$80.00 (taxes included)
6:15 – 7:15 PM (1 hour)
Sep 3 – Oct 22 2009
Oct 29 – Dec 17 2009

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

For more information or to register please contact:
Zamira
The Veiled Eye
Email: zamira@theveiledeye.com
Phone: 613-797-4068
Website: www.theveiledeye.com

 

 

Jalilah’s Fall 2009 Schedule
Authentic Middle Eastern Dance Classes

www.piranha.de/jalilah

www.gildedserpent.com/aboutuspages/jalilahzamora.htm

 

At the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
Beginners Belly Dance Workout
Mondays 10:30-11:30 
Starting September 14 to December 7
$85 for CanFit members and RA members, $140 for non- members
To Register contact RA Centre:(613) 7366224

At Greta Leemings Studio of Dance, 1460 Merivale Road, Ottawa
Intermediate Level Tuesdays Mornings 11-12:15 September 15 to December 15 
Price: $175 ($160 if paid by August 31)
Pilates Tuesdays 10-11 September 15 to December 15 $140
To Register contact Jalilah (613)2288215 jalilah@rogers.com

At The Studio School of Dance, 74 Jamie Avenue, Ottawa-Nepean
Intermediate Level: Monday Evenings 7:30- 8:45 September14-December 14 
Price: $160 ($150 if paid by August 31)
To Register contact Jalilah: jalilah@rogers.com (613)2288215

At Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis 200 St. Joseph, Hull 
Intermediate Thursdays 6:15-7:15 PM $85 for 8 Weeks
Advanced Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 7:15-8:45 PM $100 for 8 weeks
To register contact Oasis (819) 7765033

 

 

Fall Classes at Dance with Alana Studios

Teen Belly Dance with Vera
When: starts Monday Sept 15, from 4:15-5:15pm
Where: Dance With Alana Studios, 858 Bank St. @ 5th Ave.
Cost: $90 for 8 weeks

Beginner Belly Dance with Zena
When: starts Saturday Sept 12, from 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Dance With Alana Studios, 858 Bank St. @ 5th Ave.
Cost: $105 for 8 weeks

Intermediate Belly Dance with Oksana
When: starts Tuesday Sept 15, from 8:15-9:15pm
Where: Dance With Alana Studios, 858 Bank St. @ 5th Ave.
Cost: $105 for 8 weeks

Also, coming in the fall…Burlesque, Bollywood, Tap, Salsa, Hip Hop, Swing, Zumba, Dance Fusion and more!
Please contact Alana at 613-233-3456 
http://dancewithalana.com/

 

 

Fall Bellydance Classes with Anna & Safiya 
– Start Wednesday September 16th, 2009

Beginner-Intermediate (Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:30 pm)

Review basic bellydance techniques, and build them into sequences culminating in choreography to an upbeat Arabic pop song.

Intermediate-Advanced (Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm)

Challenge yourself with high-energy drills and isolations, and learn an innovative choreography inspired by Khaliji, a dance of the Persian Gulf States.

2 Daly Avenue downtown Ottawa (Daly at Nicholas)
Drop-ins $13/class
Beginning of the month special $45/month
Contact Safiya at safiyadancer@gmail.com

 

 

Belly Dancing with Sha’ Vega Malibu

South Fallingbrook C.C. (aka Maple Ridge Elementary School), 998 Valin Street, Orléans

Monday, September 21 – December 14, 2009

*NEW CLASS* Mother and Daughter belly dance – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mother and Daughter – $52.00 – 12 weeks. Course code – 419444
Children’s fee – $49.74 – 12 weeks. Course code – 420030
Level 1 & 2 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Course code – 415840
Level 2 & 3 – 7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Course code – 415846
Cost: $65.00 for 12 weeks. 
No classes on Monday, Oct 12 (Thanksgiving)
REGISTRATION begins AUGUST 13, 2009 
Call 613-824-0633 ext. 221 or register online at www.ottawa.ca

McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. (at James), Centretown 
Tuesday, September 15 – December 1, 2009
Level 1 & 2 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Level 2 & 3 – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $87.50 for 12 weeks. 
REGISTRATION begins AUGUST 13, 2009 
Call 613-564-1070 for more information. Register online at www.ottawa.ca

McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. (at James), Centretown 
Thursday, September 17 – December 3, 2009
Level 1 & 2 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. 
Level 2 & 3 – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Cost: $87.50 for 12 weeks. 
REGISTRATION begins AUGUST 13, 2009 
Call 613-564-1070 for more information. Register online at www.ottawa.ca

Lisa-Marie Serafin
Ceramic Artist/Middle Eastern Dance Artist
Poterie du Lac la Blanche
http://lablanchepoterie.com/

 

FALL CLASSES WITH Lois/ Loulou

SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER

Sandy Hill Community Centre

(613) 564-1062

 

Level 1 – 417170 (program code)
Wednesdays, Sept. 16 – Nov. 18
6 – 7 pm

Level 2 – 417179 (program code)
Thursdays, Sept. 17 – Nov. 19
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Level 3 – 417186 (program code)
Thursdays, Sept. 17 – Nov. 19
6:30 – 7:45 pm

Level 4 – 417199 (program code)
Thursdays, Sept. 17 – Nov. 19
7:45 – 9:00 pm

http://www.fusesite.com/gratitude

 

Tribal fusion classes with Niki

Tuesday 8-9pm

Sept 1 Oct 6 (6 week session)

1196 Bank St at Makin Moves studios

to register: theodorn AT magma DOT ca


Dancers News-July 26,2009

To see this as the main website, click here . Also find the Teacher Directory, Shopping Opportunites, and Healing, Guides and Energy workers, Pampering sections there!

 

Good morning,

July is dwindling away, or flowing quickly away with the rain fall and fun activities we’ve had going on in spite of the rain!

Festivals and more festivals have been happening all over Ottawa, I hope you’ve been able to take some of them in!

 

I’ve been lucky to participate in some and see some shows, but it has been a working summer for me – til next weekend !  And I just confirmed that the summer OPEN PRACTICE Evenings will be running in August, thanks to my home base, Routhier Community Centre, and the generosity of Isaden/Erika and Zamira/Gailene! Details are in the news below!

 

ALSO: BLOG CONTEST ON TIL JULY 31ST:

I look forward to seeing your comments below as the contest I am running will be open for the rest of the week – take a moment, click over and  say something fun!  You could win!

 

Next weekend will have the final FULL edition for the summer – PLEASE SEND IN YOUR INFO BY FRIDAY, JULY 31st in order to make sure I get your Fall schedules, upcoming workshops etc online for the month of August, and sent out to everyone  next weekend!

 

Have a great week!

Tracey/Halyma

 

Sunday, July 26

 

DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER – Update EDITION

 

Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter extra features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature is a visit to My BLOG – With A CONTEST!
Click here for a quick look!

 

 

2009 EVENTS

 

JULY 30, 2009 to AUGUST 27, 2009 ~ EXTENDED DATES
SUMMER PRACTICE EVENINGS

Thursday evenings of dance – come out and play
Where: 172 Guigues – Routhier Community Centre, 2nd floor
When: 6:30 to 8:30p.m.
What: Two hours in an air conditioned room with mirrors to play as you wish!

There with a cd player and music. Feel free to bring your own music too, or just take advantage of space and a safe fun atmosphere to test drive those belly dance moves you learned through the winter and spring!

Drop in anytime during the two hours to play, practice, and socialize.

Join us for a fun night out to get some exercise, to practice for upcoming performances, or try those props you have learned through the year and have nowhere to practice them!

OPEN TO ALL LEVELS – Beginner through professional!

Please note: this is not a class – but you’ll learn new stuff by watching and playing.

During August, it will be hosted by Isaden and/ or Zamira, who will provide some music for your dancing pleasure – but please bring your own cds as well!

 

 

July 26-Sunday ~ TODAYPicture 2
Tribal Fusion workshop with Leslie

As Leslie has been accepted into the Master of Arts, Dance program at York in Toronto, this will be the last opportunity for a while to get in some study of Tribal fusion bellydance on a regular basis. Please note that the below listings are fundraising activities to support this course of study 🙂 Workshops are $50 each. In the fall, Leslie will return to Ottawa periodically to teach monthly workshops.

Sunday, July 26th
Yoga for Bellydance
This workshop is a 3 hour part practice, part lecture about the benefit of specific yoga poses and how they help support alignment in dance. Leslie is a certified Hatha yoga instructor and also draws from her training with Rachel Brice.
2-5pm
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

 

 

JULY 26, 2009~ TODAY
lmbellypicSha’ Vega Malibu Presents Sweat and Swim

Don’t miss this opportunity to Sweat and Swim on Sunday, July 26th.
A different and exciting class is being offered plus a delicious and healthy luncheon on the lakeside, belly dance videos on the big screen AND swimming in the lake until your heart’s content.

Where? The class is being held at 300 Saddler Road at Forêt la Blanche Interpretation Centre, (2nd floor) in Mayo, QC.

The luncheon to follow will be at my residence, just 4 km from Forêt la Blanche Interpretation Centre.

What time? Class is from 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Lunch and everything else after 12:30 p.m.

How long does it take to get there anyway? Give yourself about 50 minutes to make it here from Orleans and about an hour from downtown.

After lunch options
· more swimming
· a pottery studio tour
· gabbing on the deck sipping cool drinks in tall glasses
· watching belly dance performances on the big screen TV

Class content

July 26. 
Introduction to Zills (finger cymbals). You will learn 4 basic Zill patterns and some belly dance combinations to go with those patterns. This class is suitable for anyone who would like to learn to play Zills or needs drilling and practice on what you already have learned. If you have Zills, please bring them. I have several set of Zills that I can loan for the day if you do not have your own set. Prerequisite for this class is at least one session of belly dance classes.

The cost for this day of fabulosity? Only $40!

Sign up early!! There are just 10 spots opened for each of these special summertime classes.

Guarantee your spot by filling out the registration form then send your form and cheque in as soon as possible.
Registration form is available by writing Sha’ Vega at sha_vega@hotmail.com
Alternately, it is available in the files section on doCod http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/doCod/

 

 

AUGUST 13, 2009
Picture 1DRUM SOLO WORKSHOP WITH ZELIA

Thursday, August 13, 2009
6:45 p. m. to 9:45 p.m.
Nepean Creative Arts Centre
35 Stafford Rd., Nepean (Bells Corners)

For intermediate to advance level dancers as well as professionals.

$45 by August 7, 2009, $55 thereafter

Workshop includes:

Warm-up and a cool-down
Break down of all the movements and combos bit by bit to ensure all workshop participants can learn to master this wonderfully fun choreography
Notes for the choreography
A DVD of Zelia performing the choreography is available for $10 to those who pre-order.

For more information about Zelia, please visit her website: www.firespirit.ca.

You can access the flyer at www.ottawabellydance.com/events.html

To register, fill out the flyer and mail it in along with your payment. For info contact julieATottawabellydanceDOTcom.

 

 

AUGUST 20, 2009
Hadia: Master Class in Montreal~ UPDATED INFOleftimage

I hope that you are having a fabulous summer so far! I am very happy to let you know that I will be back in Montreal for a one evening Master Class on Thursday, August 20th at Studio Metronome, from 5:30 to 9:30pm. I will be teaching technique, musical interpretation and choreographic sequences to a gorgeous song called “Ba’eed Annak”.

Registration before August 1st is $80, August 1st to 15th $90 and after August 15th $100
Please click on the link http://www.hadia.com/index.php?id=15#montreal2009 for more info, and the registration forms. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 514 969-2220 or email me at hadia@hadia.com 
The workshop is almost full so be sure to register as soon as possible for this great evening!

Join me for my Last and Latest Greatest Dance Tour to Turkey – “Gateway to the Orient” from Sept 15th to 30th. Don’t miss the early registration deadline on August 1st to take advantage of our great discount for this last fabulous tour, which includes 20 hours of wonderful dance training with Master instructor Reyhan Tuzsuz and Hadia in authentic Turkish Rom and Egyptian Oriental dance . There are still a couple of spots waiting for you on our adventure into authentic Turkish Culture, Dance and History through Istanbul, Bodrum, Afrodisias, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. For all info and registration forms http://www.hadia.com/events/turkey2009.html

Hadia www.hadia.com

Bonjour les belle danseuses!

J’espère que tout passe très bien chez vous cet été! Je suis très heureuse à vous envoyer les nouvelles que je serais de retour à Montréal jeudi, le 20 Aout pour un soir de « Master Class » au Studio Métronome du 17h30 au 2h30. J’enseignerai la technique, l’interprétation musicale et les séquences chorégraphique a une très belle chanson « Ba’eed Annak ».
Les prix sont 80$ pour l’inscription avant le 1e Aout, 90$ entre le 1e et le 15 Aout et 100$ après le 15 Aout. Pour tout info ainsi que les formulaires d’inscription veuillez cliquer sur le lien ici http://www.hadia.com/index.php?id=15#montreal2009 si vous avez encore des questions, je vous invite de m’appeler à 514 969-2220 ou de m’envoyer un courriel à hadia@hadia.com

Vu que l’atelier est presque complet maintenant, n’hésitez pas de vous inscrire bientôt pour vous assurer votre place parmi nous!

Hadia www.hadia.com

 

OCTOBER 9, 2009 – FINAL WEEK TO GET TICKETS IN ADVANCE
A Thanksgiving weekend with Rachel Brice!220px-Rachelbrice2007

Friday October 9th
Shakti fusion presents: Fall Fusion Cabaret
The Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Featuring Rachel Brice, with Leslie, Shakti fusion, Rosanna, Tribu Ghabal, Anna & Safiya, Milana & Jamilah and Mat Jacob.
Doors 7pm, show at 8pm
Tickets are $30 in advance and are available through Leslie: leslie@shaktifusion.ca LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE! GET YOURS NOW!

 

 

NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:

 

JULY 29, 2009
Mystara Boutique Open HouseLP13TealZeal

This coming Wednesday, July 29th, I would like to invite you to the semi-annual Mystara Boutique open-house, where I will have all my fused glass and other interesting items on display, and available for purchase! Come enjoy some cocktails and snacks, and browse through this season’s colourful colletion of new products (for men too!), as well as your favourite fused-glass jewellery items! There is no pressure to buy, so come for a visit and bring your friends! All are welcome.

Date: This coming Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Time: Drop in anytime between 5pm and 10pm
Place: Tara’s! 289 Metcalfe St. unit 2 (between Lewis & Gilmore)
Parking: There is plenty of free street parking after 5:30pm

Looking forward to seeing you!

-Tara 
Mystara Boutique ~ “Where Unique Meets Chic!”
www.mystaraboutique.com

 

 

JULY 30, 2009
aandree_choosing_scarves_smSister Bazaar

Thursday evening July 30th
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sisters Bazaar
http://www.sisterbazaar.com

Mini-boutique! Drop in on your way home from work…
187 Holmwood Avenue apt 2, upstairs
(close to Bank St., between Monk and Ralph)

upcoming bazaar; in TORONTO
Sunday August 16th, 2:00 – 7:00
22 Roseneath Gardens, please call for directions
613-234-5599, and after Aug. 14th 416-651-7218

Please see our website for details on the locations, as well as some new photos. And of course, there are always those one of a kind special surprises….

Please TELL YOUR FRIENDS, co-workers, anyone you think may be interested. It’s important to note that these are “eco-friendly” hand crafted products, using natural fibres and dyes, hand embroidery, no child labour etc. We strive to bring the best Indian quality to those of discerning taste.
We look forward to seeing you all in the next few weeks.

Andree and Madeleine

 

 

FALL CLASSES – UPDATED INFO

 

TRACEY/HALYMA’S CLASSES

click on “class schedule” for details and descriptions

 in the right navigation bar

BYWARD MARKET AREA

172 Guigues – call 613 244-4470 for registration or  Register online

Monday,Sept 14 Level 1 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( 12 weeks) $86.50

Monday,Sept 14 Level 2 7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( 12 weeks) $86.50

 

Thursday,Sept. 17 Level 1 6:30pm.-7:30pm.( 12 weeks) $86.50
Thursday,Sept. 17 Level 2+ 7:30pm.-8:30pm.( 12 weeks) $86.50

Note: 2+ is a Creative Intermediate that will allow the students more guided personal time to develop their own style as dancers.

OLD OTTAWA SOUTH area ( Near the May Fair theatre)
260 Sunnyside – call 613 247-4946 for registration. 
Tuesday,Sept 15(12 weeks)6:30pm.-7:30pm. – level 1$88
Tuesday,Sept 15(12 weeks)7:30pm.-8:30pm. – level 2 $88

Register online starting Sept. 2th, at 9 p.m.: http://www.oldottawasouth.ca

 

 

Zamira’s Fall-Winter 2009 Classes

My classes are moving to a new home in a more central location. These specialty classes focus on the needs of 2 specific groups to bring the joy of Belly Dance to even more women and girls too. A description of my teaching style and thoughts about dance can be found on my website at theveiledeye.com

Women 50+ Belly Dance all levels
8 classes per session
$90.00 (taxes included)
6:45 – 7:45 PM (1 hour)
Sep 1 – Oct 20 2009
Oct 27 – Dec 15 2009

Youth Belly Dance for ages 13-17
8 classes per session
$80.00 (taxes included)
6:15 – 7:15 PM (1 hour)
Sep 3 – Oct 22 2009
Oct 29 – Dec 17 2009

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

For more information or to register please contact:
Zamira
The Veiled Eye
Email: zamira@theveiledeye.com
Phone: 613-797-4068
Website: http://www.theveiledeye.com

 

 

Jalilah’s Fall 2009 Schedule
Authentic Middle Eastern Dance Classes

http://www.piranha.de/jalilah

http://www.gildedserpent.com/aboutuspages/jalilahzamora.htm

 

At the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
Beginners Belly Dance Workout
Mondays 10:30-11:30 
Starting September 14 to December 7
$85 for CanFit members and RA members, $140 for non- members
To Register contact RA Centre:(613) 736-6224

At Greta Leemings Studio of Dance, 1460 Merivale Road, Ottawa
Intermediate Level Tuesdays Mornings 11-12:15 September 15 to December 15 
Price: $175 ($160 if paid by August 31)
Pilates Tuesdays 10-11 September 15 to December 15 $140
To Register contact Jalilah (613)228-8215 jalilah@rogers.com

At The Studio School of Dance, 74 Jamie Avenue, Ottawa-Nepean
Intermediate Level: Monday Evenings 7:30- 8:45 September14-December 14 
Price: $160 ($150 if paid by August 31)
To Register contact Jalilah: jalilah@rogers.com (613)228-8215

At Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis 200 St. Joseph, Hull 
Intermediate Thursdays 6:15-7:15 PM $85 for 8 Weeks
Advanced Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 7:15-8:45 PM $100 for 8 weeks
To register contact Oasis (819) 776-5033

 

Dancer’s News-June 28,2009

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

 

Good morning,

I had a fabulous time checking out Potterie Lablanche’s sale yesterday – what a gorgeous day!  It continues today so if you have time to take a drive to the country – it is worth it! Check the details here!

My growing collection

But back to the moment – there are some summer classes starting this week and next, so be sure to check them out!  And workshops – try a one day workshop this summer to taste test a different teacher, dance style, or just to keep your toes in the dance!

 

Many of you know that I have in the past run summer drop ins,but this summer, the centre that I teach at is under construction and I am awaiting word that they are open for business again.  If that happens soon, I’ll have some last minute announcements here and on my website and blog to let you know if we can at least have a couple of fun play nights!

 

Also remember that many of us are available for private parties and lessons during the summer if you cannot commit to a full class!

Tracey/Halyma

 

Sunday, June 28

DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER – UPDATE EDITION

 

Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature is another visit to Lainie Cambria’s site for photo’s of the OCCP! She’s put up more photos!
Click here for a look at some gorgeous pics!

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2009 EVENTS

 

June 28 to July 12-Sundays ~TODAY
Tribal Fusion workshops with Leslie

As Leslie has been accepted into the Master of Arts, Dance program at York in Toronto, this will be the last opportunity for a while to get in some study of Tribal fusion bellydance on a regular basis. Please note that the below listings are fundraising activities to support this course of study 🙂 Workshops are $50 each or $180 to participate in all four. In the fall, Leslie will return to Ottawa periodically to teach monthly workshops.

Sunday, June 28th
Tribal Basics
This three workshop focuses on Suhaila method style drills to improve technique and isolations for Tribal fusion bellydance. During this workshop we will begin with a yoga warmup, and work through isolations with various foot patterns and tempos.
2-5pm
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Sunday, July 5th
Slow Motion
This workshop presents techniques and combinations for slow movement in tribal fusion bellydance. Includes yoga warmup, drills, and practice of combinations
2-5pm
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Sunday, July 12th4557

How Not To Get Dizzy: Spinning and Tribal fusion bellydance
By request, this workshop provides grounding yoga practice and tips and tricks to perform fast, calibrated and slow spins and turns.
2-5pm
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Sunday, July 26th
Yoga for Bellydance
This workshop is a 3 hour part practice, part lecture about the benefit of specific yoga poses and how they help support alignment in dance. Leslie is a certified Hatha yoga instructor and also draws from her training with Rachel Brice.
2-5pm
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

 

 

JULY 5, 2009 onwards – Montreal
Gypsy/Folklorique/Bollywood Dances of India– For Belly Dancers

Workshop Series 2009 by Amrita Choudhury

 

5 July – Bollywood Dance – Part 1 (1-5) $90

*More dates/workshops listed online*

After a successful run of the 2008 program of Indian Gypsy, Folklore, Bollywood dance workshops, Amrita is back from India again to offer the 2009 program. Because the participants of the 2008 workshops were mostly from the Belly Dance tradition, Amrita has designed these workshops to benefit dancers/teachers coming from the Oriental dance traditions. Come experience the joy and ecstacy of the vibrant gypsy, folklore and bollywood dance traditions of India; the beautiful and graceful hand gestures, facial/eye expressions, torso & hip movements, rhythmic feet movements and much much more! Please bring veils and joy in your heart! No experience is necessary.

Amrita Choudhury has devoted the past 27 years to the dance and music of India. She began her life journey in dance at the age of four as she studied with her mother who was also a well known dancer in India. She studied the classical/sacred dances as well as the traditional and folkloric/gypsy dances of India for many years in India at a the specialized art school “Santiniketan”. Amrita also has a degree in Anthropology and continues to pursue her research of “Anthropology and Dance”. Amrita travels all over the world offering workshops and performances. For more information on Amrita, please see www.ananda-amrita.com

 

 

JULY 19, AND 27, 2009
Sha’ Vega Malibu Presents Sweat and Swim

Don’t miss this opportunity to Sweat and Swim on Sunday, July 19th and again on July 26th.
Two different and exciting classes are being offered plus a delicious and healthy luncheon on the lakeside, belly dance videos on the big screen AND swimming in the lake until your heart’s content.

Where? The class is being held at 300 Saddler Road at Forêt la Blanche Interpretation Centre, (2nd floor) in Mayo, QC.

The luncheon to follow will be at my residence, just 4 km from Forêt la Blanche Interpretation Centre.

What time? Class is from 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Lunch and everything else after 12:30 p.m.

How long does it take to get there anyway? Give yourself about 50 minutes to make it here from Orleans and about an hour from downtown.

After lunch optionsBeautiful view, beautiful day!
· more swimming
· a pottery studio tour
· gabbing on the deck sipping cool drinks in tall glasses
· watching belly dance performances on the big screen TV

Class content – TWO different classes are being offered.

Class #1 – July 19. Introduction to Zills (finger cymbals). You will learn 4 basic Zill patterns and some belly dance combinations to go with those patterns. This class is suitable for anyone who would like to learn to play Zills or needs drilling and practice on what you already have learned. If you have Zills, please bring them. I have several set of Zills that I can loan for the day if you do not have your own set. Prerequisite for this class is at least one session of belly dance classes.

Class #2 – July 26. Drum solo I. Did you like my drum solo at Halyma’s Central Class Party on June 10? Do you want to learn it? I’m offering this class to students who are dancing at Level 3 and beyond. You will learn my Drum Solo I – a drum solo complete with veil entrance and finale! This class will be very challenging. Please bring you veil. Prerequisite for this class is one year or more of belly dance classes.
The cost for this day of fabulosity? Only $40! Or take BOTH classes for just $75!!

Sign up early!! There are just 10 spots opened for each of these special summertime classes.

Guarantee your spot by filling out the registration form then send your form and cheque in as soon as possible.
Registration form is available by writing Sha’ Vega at sha_vega@hotmail.com
Alternately, it is available in the files section on doCod http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/doCod/

 

AUGUST 20, 2009
Hadia workshop in Montreal

Details:
Date: August 20th, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Place: Montreal
Cost: $80.00 (before August 12th)
Topic: music interpretation and choreographic sequences to Baeed Anak

MORE DETAILS: EMAIL: hadia@hadia.com

 

 

NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:

 

ONGOING= DRUMMING CIRCLE IN MADOC

Hey Everybody,

 

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday we have been drumming at the Cabin at 6pm

This coming Sunday ,we have been asked to hold our drum gathering at the O’haras Mill Park in Madoc for a celebration they are holding.The volunteers at the park would like to give drumming a try.

So, this Sunday, instead of drumming at 6pm at the Cabin we will be drumming at the O’haras Mill Park at 12:30 pm

The park is located just west on hwy 7 off hwy 62
http://www.ohara-mill.org

If you would like to meet at the cabin around 12pm, we can all ride out together.

We hope to see everybody, its a very beautiful park.

Luv Deborah & Terry Richardson

Note: This years September Drum gathering and cornroast will be held at the same park.
Here is our new website for the event http://www.drumnationfestival.com

 

 

JUNE 28, 2009
3rd Annual Summer Sale
Poterie du Lac la Blanche

 

Sunday, June 28

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Our annual summer sale is a great opportunity to start collecting or add to your collection of hand made pottery and ceramic art by Lisa-Marie Serafin. It happens in the most idyllic setting – a small poterie in the countryside on the edge of Lac la Blanche.

Poterie du Lac la Blanche is located at 110 chemin Giroux in Mayo, QC
The potter, Lisa-Marie Serafin specializes in stoneware pottery for everyday living.
She says, “I find that the most useful things in a household can also be beautiful works of art. My hand made pottery, such as a covered jar, a serving bowl, or a coffee mug, are meant for your pleasure and to be admired as well as be functional.” 
Lisa-Marie is greatly influenced by her surroundings. She often uses nature’s objects, such as leaves, grasses and seed pods to achieve a variety of surface textures. She is also inspired by ancient symbols and rituals, music, colour and even the materials and tools with which she works.

Please visit http://lablanchepoterie.com
We look forward to seeing you at our Summer Sale and would like to remind you that the Poterie is open year round by appointment by calling (819) 281 – 3307.
Cash and cheques gladly accepted.
Thanks for your support!

 

 

JUNE 28, 2009
Yoga Meets Dance

Trained by Beth Rigby, I’ll be offering a class of Yoga meets Dance on the 28th of June at the yoga center “Relais Yoga”. This beautiful studio is located in the Gatineau Park (397, Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd).
We will dance with the elements of nature : stillness of the earth, sensuality of water, wildness of fire, freedom of air and sacredness of spirit.
Lots of beauty and fun!
All my gratitude for posting this event on your fabulous web site!
Namaste,
Marie Grégoire
Relais Yoga
819 777 4937

 

 

JULY 6, 2009 FILM SHOWING

In Honor of His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s Birthday

 

Winner of Best Adventure Film, Whistler Film Festival 2004

CALL IT KARMA

With special guests, producer writer, Michael Parker and Producer, Shan Tam

Sales Bazaar and Refreshments

Monday, JULY 6, 6:00 pm
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Tickets: $10

Organized by Ottawa Friends of Tibet www.oft.ca
To reserve tickets or for more info, please e-mail event@oft.ca 
Or contact Barb at 613 290-6944

Proceeds to support the Kalimpong Seniors Home Project

 

 

JULY 7 ONWARDS
LIVEN UP YOUR BOLLYWOOD MOVES WITH ANJALI

Bollywood borrows from Indian Classical Dance

 

Indian Temple Dance Summer Intensive
6 sessions
July 7 Tuesday- (July 7, 14, 21,28, August 4, 11
( As this is summer you can do a make-up session as long as I know one week before hand)
Time 8-9 pm
Cost $150 for 6 one hour sessions

Syllabus
1)Learn hand signs, neck and eye movements
2)how to tie a sari,
3)make-up and
4) DANCE steps to use in your belly dance work,
a) rhythmic beating of the feet,
b) how to speak the drum syllables that accompany the dance
c) How to beat the rhythms
COMPLETE a short temple dance

Option of participating in a small informal; recital in September.. If you want
**Please
1)bring an eyebrow pencil, and if you have one, a sari ( I have extra)
2)**bring a short example of a piece of your music that is rhythmic and I will give you some
“Fusion step options”

Indian Temple Dance 
174 Dufferin Rd
Unit 11
Dufferin runs into Crichton Crichton is an extension of the Vanier Parkway
Cost:
payable by cash only sorry I do not have Visa or interac
Please pass this on to your friends
Please confirm by email gaston@cyberus.ca
Hope you can come
Best wishes
Anjali
613 745-1368
www.culturalhorizons.ca

 

 

SUMMER 2009 CLASSES

 

VENUS in Montreal

Intermediate ~ Intermediare
JUN 25 – AUG 13 8 wks $110
Thursday/Jeudi
19 h 30 à 21h ~ 7:30-9:00pm

** Learn technique, finger cymbals, **
**** veils, choreographies, modern Egyptian ****
*** and folkloric styles! **

Studio Bizz
551 ave du Mt-Royal E.
3e étage ~ 3rd floor
Reg/Inscrip: 514-526-2455

Host of Bellydance Workout TV series!

438-888-9056
www.venusbellydance.com 
venus@venusbellydance.com

 

 

Bellydance with Anna & Safiya

Summer Bellydance with Anna & Safiya -ongoing – drop-in’s welcome!
Cardio-Bellydance (Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:30 pm)
Cardio-Bellydance all summer long! Designed for many levels of dance, we will teach short combinations of bellydance and aerobics that will be sure to make you sweat…

Intermediate-Advanced Improv (Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm)
Learn and improve upon your improvisational skills, using props such as veil and zills. Participate in a group-run choreography.

2 Daly Avenue downtown Ottawa (Daly at Nicholas)
Drop-ins $13/class
Beginning of the month special $45/month
Contact Safiya at safiyadancer@gmail.com

 

 

Dancing with Jalilah this Summer!

Jalilah’s Intermediate Level Classes in Ottawa:

Monday Evenings 7:30- 8:45 July 6 to August 10 
Tuesday Mornings 11:00-12:15 July 7 to August 11 
At: The Studio School of Dance 74 Jamie Avenue, Nepean/Ottawa(near Costco)
The price for 6 week session is $70 if registered before June 26 or $75 thereafter 
To Register for these classes contact Jalilah: jalilah@rogers.com (613)2288215

Jalilah’s Classes in Hull: Summer Session Starting July 2
Beginner Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 5:30-6:30 $80 for 7 Weeks

Intermediate Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 6:30-7:30 $80 for 7 Weeks

Advanced Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 7:30-9:00 $90 for 7 weeks

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

To register contact Oasis (819) 7765033 or (819)-962-2645.

jalilah@rogers.com (613)2288215
www.piranha.de/jalilah
www.gildedserpent.com/aboutuspages/jalilahzamora.htm

 

 

Summer Bellydance with Nikita

Beginners and Beyond starting July 6th

Monday Nights @ Plant Rec Centre

6:30-7:30

To register go to Ottawa.ca or in person. Please quote this barcode 420200

 

 

 

Tribal Fusion classes with Leslie:

Tribal Basics
Tuesdays 8-9pm
1196 Bank St at Makin’ Moves studio
Drop-in every Tuesday in July: $15
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca
*this class emphasizes practice of tribal basics and some combinations.

Mini-Workshop Series

Fridays 7-9pm
1196 Bank St at Makin’ Moves studio

$30 for individual workshops.
All workshops limited to 10 participants
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Friday July 3
Drills for Locks and Isolations
In this workshop you will learn techniques to drill locks and isolations combinations.

Friday July 11
Tribal Fundamentals for Improvisation
This workshop drill ATS and Tribal fusion essentials for dancing improv in a group.

Friday July 26
Shakti fusion Signature Combinations
In this workshop you will learn some of Leslie’s original combinations in tribal fusion bellydance, which she often integrates into Shakti fusion troupe and student choreographies as well as her own solos.

Dancers’ News- Blog version

To go directly to the Dancers’ News website, click here . Also find the Teacher Directory, Shopping Opportunites, and Healing, Guides and Energy workers, Pampering sections online!

 

Good morning,

My thanks to everyone who attended the show on Wednesday the 10th! A brief moment of gratitude is on Halyma.com!  For those performers who ordered a DVD, those prepaid orders are in the mail!  If you have not yet paid for your dvd be sure to email dvd@darnermedia.com for payment/pick up options!

 

Today’s got some great new bits and reminders some shortened if the main info is online!- there’s lots of info online for other previously posted events, of course!

 

Teachers, please send in your info if you will be teaching during the summer months! 

 

Also remember that many of us are available for private parties and lessons during the summer if you cannot commit to a full class!

 

Tracey/Halyma

Sunday, June 21

 

DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER -Update EDITION

 

Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature is a visit to Lainie Cambria’s site for photo’s of the OCCP!
Click here for a look at some gorgeous pics!

 

2009 EVENTS

 

JUNE 27, 2009 – Verdun, Quebec ~REMINDER
Arabic Flamenco Workshop

Saturday, June 27 from 1-4PM
IKRA Wellness Center
5101 Wellington, Verdun,Qc.

Come have fun and learn how to fuse Belly Dance with Flamenco!

We will also work on palmas (rythmic clapping) with simple 
zapateado (footwork) as well as floreos (graceful hand moves), braceos (arm 
techniques) and the many ways the falda (skirt) can be used as a prop.

For more information write Ana at zambra-mora@hotmail.com
or visit
www.geocities.com/anaisha2002
……………………………………………………

Atelier de Flamenco Arabe
Le samedi 27 juin de 13h à 16h
IKRA Centre de Santé Optimale
5101, rue Wellington, Verdun, Qc.

Les mouvements palmas (applaudissements synchronisés et rythmiques), floreos 
et braceos (techniques gracieuses de mouvement des bras et des mains) seront 
abordés ainsi que l’utilisation de la jupe en tant qu’accessoire de danse.

Pour de plus amples informations, vous pouvez visiter: 
www.geocities.com/anaisha2002
ou m’envoyez un courriel à :
zambra-mora@hotmail.com

 

 

June 28 to July 12-Sundays
Tribal Fusion workshops with Leslie

As Leslie has been accepted into the Master of Arts, Dance program at York in Toronto, this will be the last opportunity for a while to get in some study of Tribal fusion bellydance on a regular basis. Please note that the below listings are fundraising activities to support this course of study 🙂 Workshops are $50 each or $180 to participate in all four. In the fall, Leslie will return to Ottawa periodically to teach monthly workshops.

Sunday, June 28th
Tribal Basics
This three workshop focuses on Suhaila method style drills to improve technique and isolations for Tribal fusion bellydance. During this workshop we will begin with a yoga warmup, and work through isolations with various foot patterns and tempos.
2-5pm
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Sunday, July 5th
Slow Motion
This workshop presents techniques and combinations for slow movement in tribal fusion bellydance. Includes yoga warmup, drills, and practice of combinations
2-5pm
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Sunday, July 12th
How Not To Get Dizzy: Spinning and Tribal fusion bellydance

By request, this workshop provides grounding yoga practice and tips and tricks to perform fast, calibrated and slow spins and turns.
2-5pm
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Sunday, July 26th
Yoga for Bellydance

This workshop is a 3 hour part practice, part lecture about the benefit of specific yoga poses and how they help support alignment in dance. Leslie is a certified Hatha yoga instructor and also draws from her training with Rachel Brice.
2-5pm
1196 Bank, Makin’ Moves studio
$50 for this 3 hour workshop
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

 

 

JULY 12, 2009~REMINDER
Dancing With The Elements

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
357 Wilmont – Subud, Ottawa, Ontario.

A spiritual workshop for women co-facilitated by Halyma and Michelle Hrynyk, designed to help you fully awaken your Goddess of Dance by implementing the power of the five elements.

Cost: $90.00 -includes a vial of your personalized aromatherapy oil

Limited to 12 participants, please register early to avoid disappointment! 3 SPACES REMAIN

Open to all levels of dancer.

MORE DETAILS: http://www.tav-creations.com/events/event-details.cfm?id=110

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me: Tracey at 613-241-3397 or email tracey@tav-creations.com.

 

JULY 19, 2009
Summer Bellydance Workshop with Zena

When: Sunday, July 19, 2009
Where: Dance with Alana Studio, 858 Bank St. @ 5th Ave
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00 pm with an intermission
Cost: Pre-register by July 10: $35 (Cash/cheque) or At the door, $50 (cash only)
This includes the workshop, bottled water and light snacks, Choreography on DVD and music for the routine.

Please bring finger cymbals, bellydance coin belt, snug fitting exercise clothing, dance slippers, a notebook. (Optional) This workshop will include an extended warm-up, technique review for the dance moves and choreography practice following the break.

Contact: Zena for pre-registration and the address to send in payment
Email: zena555@rogers.com

 

 

NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:

 

JUNE 21st, 2009 ~TODAY~!
3rd Annual Can’t Stop the Serenity

Sunday June 21, 2009, 3:30 pm

Mayfair Theatre

1074 Bank Street, Ottawa, On, Canada

$10 tickets available at the door

Details are online: http://www.myspace.com/ottawabrowncoats
Buy your Tickets here:
http://spiceroyer.blogspot.com/

This year’s global artwork was designed by one of our local Browncoats, Don McMillan!
Get your art work signed by the artist at the Mayfair on June 21, 2009!!

To see the winning design head over to 
http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/csts-global/artwinner/

Can’t Stop The Serenity is a Global movement of fans of Firefly, lovingly referred to as Browncoats, in support of Equality Now.

Please pass this information/website to everyone you know, because they might have a friend/relative who might want to attend. Your support either financially or through spreading the word is greatly appreciated. If you tell two people who tell two people who tell two people ….

 

 

JUNE 26-28, 2009
3rd Annual Summer Sale
Poterie du Lac la Blanche

 

Friday, June 26 until Sunday, June 28

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Our annual summer sale is a great opportunity to start collecting or add to your collection of hand made pottery and ceramic art by Lisa-Marie Serafin. It happens in the most idyllic setting – a small poterie in the countryside on the edge of Lac la Blanche.

Poterie du Lac la Blanche is located at 110 chemin Giroux in Mayo, QC
The potter, Lisa-Marie Serafin specializes in stoneware pottery for everyday living.
She says, “I find that the most useful things in a household can also be beautiful works of art. My hand made pottery, such as a covered jar, a serving bowl, or a coffee mug, are meant for your pleasure and to be admired as well as be functional.” 
Lisa-Marie is greatly influenced by her surroundings. She often uses nature’s objects, such as leaves, grasses and seed pods to achieve a variety of surface textures. She is also inspired by ancient symbols and rituals, music, colour and even the materials and tools with which she works.

Please visit http://lablanchepoterie.com
We look forward to seeing you at our Summer Sale and would like to remind you that the Poterie is open year round by appointment by calling (819) 281 – 3307.
Cash and cheques gladly accepted.
Thanks for your support!

 

 

JUNE 27, 2009
SISTER BAZAAR SALE

We have some lovely new stock, perfect for summer wear, plus re-orders of a few past faves.

We will have 2 sale dates in the near future. Both are at the NEW (and separate) locations including Gatineau QC.

 

Saturday June 27th at 70 Third Ave, in the Glebe (just East of Bank St) from 11AM to 4PM
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Ottawa&state=ON&address=70+3rd+Avenue&zipcode=K1S&country=CA&latitude=45.403952&longitude=-75.686151&geocode=ADDRESS

and

Saturday July 11th at 38 rue Hormidas Dupuis from 11AM to 4PM
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Gatineau&state=QC&address=38+Rue+Hormidas+Dupuis

Please see our website for details on the locations, as well as some new photos. And of course, there are always those one of a kind special surprises….

http://www.sisterbazaar.com

Please TELL YOUR FRIENDS, co-workers, anyone you think may be interested. It’s important to note that these are “eco-friendly” hand crafted products, using natural fibres (and dyes when possible) no child labour etc. We strive to bring the best Indian quality to those of discerning taste.

We look forward to seeing you all in the next few weeks.
Madeleine and Andree

 

 

JUNE 28, 2009
Yoga Meets Dance

Trained by Beth Rigby, I’ll be offering a class of Yoga meets Dance on the 28th of June at the yoga center “Relais Yoga”. This beautiful studio is located in the Gatineau Park (397, Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd).
We will dance with the elements of nature : stillness of the earth, sensuality of water, wildness of fire, freedom of air and sacredness of spirit.
Lots of beauty and fun!
All my gratitude for posting this event on your fabulous web site!
Namaste,
Marie Grégoire
Relais Yoga
819 777 4937

 

 

JULY 6, 2009 

CALL IT KARMA

In Honor of His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s Birthday

Winner of Best Adventure Film, Whistler Film Festival 2004

CALL IT KARMA

With special guests, producer writer, Michael Parker and Producer, Shan Tam

Sales Bazaar and Refreshments

Monday, JULY 6, 6:00 pm
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Tickets: $10

Organized by Ottawa Friends of Tibet www.oft.ca
To reserve tickets or for more info, please e-mail event@oft.ca 
Or contact Barb at 613 290-6944

Proceeds to support the Kalimpong Seniors Home Project

 

 

Ongoing until September, 2009
Bag Reflex

Most of you know (Creative Clothing by) Roxane as a prolific source of unique costume designs for your dance performances. Now come see her other works in the “Bag Reflex” Exhibit at Gallery 6 in Kemptville. The Gallery is opened 8:30-4pm Monday to Friday and 8:30-3 Saturdays year round except statutory holidays..

http://gallery6.org/default.aspx.

 

You can see the “Bag Reflex” collection on Roxane’s website: www.creativeclothingbyroxane.com.
Gallery 6
126 Prescott St., 
Kemptville, Ontario
K0J 1T0
613 258-0668

 

 

SUMMER 2009 CLASSES

 

VENUS in Montreal

Intermediate ~ Intermediare
JUN 25 – AUG 13 8 wks $110
Thursday/Jeudi
19 h 30 à 21h ~ 7:30-9:00pm

** Learn technique, finger cymbals, **
**** veils, choreographies, modern Egyptian ****
*** and folkloric styles! **

Studio Bizz
551 ave du Mt-Royal E.
3e étage ~ 3rd floor
Reg/Inscrip: 514-526-2455

Host of Bellydance Workout TV series!

438-888-9056
www.venusbellydance.com 
venus@venusbellydance.com

 

 

Bellydance with Anna & Safiya

Summer Bellydance with Anna & Safiya – Starts Wednesday June 17th, 2009
Cardio-Bellydance (Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:30 pm)
Cardio-Bellydance all summer long! Designed for many levels of dance, we will teach short combinations of bellydance and aerobics that will be sure to make you sweat…

Intermediate-Advanced Improv (Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm)
Learn and improve upon your improvisational skills, using props such as veil and zills. Participate in a group-run choreography.

2 Daly Avenue downtown Ottawa (Daly at Nicholas)
Drop-ins $13/class
Beginning of the month special $45/month
Contact Safiya at safiyadancer@gmail.com

 

 

Dancing with Jalilah this Summer!

Jalilah’s Intermediate Level Classes in Ottawa:

Monday Evenings 7:30- 8:45 July 6 to August 10 
Tuesday Mornings 10:00-12:15 July 7 to August 11 
At: The Studio School of Dance 74 Jamie Avenue, Nepean/Ottawa(near Costco)
The price for 6 week session is $70 if registered before June 26 or $75 thereafter 
To Register for these classes contact Jalilah: jalilah@rogers.com (613)2288215

Jalilah’s Classes in Hull: Summer Session Starting July 2
Beginner Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 5:30-6:30 $80 for 7 Weeks

Intermediate Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 6:30-7:30 $80 for 7 Weeks

Advanced Baladi/Belly Dance Thursdays 7:30-9:00 $90 for 7 weeks

At Studio Oasis is: 200 St. Joseph, Hull

To register contact Oasis (819) 7765033 The new session starts in July 2nd

jalilah@rogers.com (613)2288215
www.piranha.de/jalilah
www.gildedserpent.com/aboutuspages/jalilahzamora.htm

 

 

Tribal Fusion classes with Leslie:

Tribal Basics
Tuesdays 8-9pm
1196 Bank St at Makin’ Moves studio
Drop-in every Tuesday in July: $15
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca
*this class emphasizes practice of tribal basics and some combinations.

Mini-Workshop Series

Fridays 7-9pm
1196 Bank St at Makin’ Moves studio
$100 for all four classes
$30 for individual workshops.
All workshops limited to 10 participants
to register: leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Friday June 26
Creating Your Own Choreography
This workshop is part lecture and part demonstration. Leslie will break down concepts, ideas and her creative process in how to develop your own tribal fusion choreography, either as a soloist or for a group. Please bring a notebook and pen and a piece of music you would like to work with.

Friday July 3
Drills for Locks and Isolations
In this workshop you will learn techniques to drill locks and isolations combinations.

Friday July 11
Tribal Fundamentals for Improvisation
This workshop drill ATS and Tribal fusion essentials for dancing improv in a group.

Friday July 26
Shakti fusion Signature Combinations
In this workshop you will learn some of Leslie’s original combinations in tribal fusion bellydance, which she often integrates into Shakti fusion troupe and student choreographies as well as her own solos.