Dancers’ News-2010-04-18-UPDATE Edition

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Another busy week has passed up by – I’ll see some of you today at the sold out Lynette Harper Workshop and others at the other fun events coming up in the next few weeks!

Have a good read and enjoy the sunshine today!


Dancer’s News-Update


April 25th, 2010

Fun and Funky Moves Workshop with Bahiya/Brenda

Time: 1:00 to 4:00

Cost: $35.00

Where: Manotick Legion

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

Contact me at:

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

For class schedules you can check out my blog at: or

APRIL 21-25, 2010 TORONTO

International Belly dance Conference

Check it out.

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

Regular rate: $699 CDN
SPECIAL: All IBCC past package registrants receive an extra $50 off per year registered!

Just call: 1-416-920-5593

MAY 2, 2010

Fluidity and Slow Movements Workshop with Jalilah ALMOST FULL!!

If you want to register please contact Julie at julie.tierneyATsympaticoDOTca first to make sure there is still a spot available for you.

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

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

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

Cost: $35 if payment is received by April 23, $45 thereafter. For the flyer, contact julie.tierneyATsympaticoDOTca

MAY 8, 2010
West End Bazaar

This is a bazaar fundraiser for the women’s shelter known as Qimaavik, in Iqaluit, Nunavut. These ladies need help for supplies, utilities and security at the only shelter in the entire Territory.

25 vendors will be offering their wares, from Belly dance and Tribal costumes and accessories to food and Artists. Here is the list:
Creative Clothing by Roxane: costumes
TAV Creations and Eco-TAV: costumes and Eco-friendly bags!
Shibori Borealis: hand painted silk veils
Zamira: costumes and weighted veils
Zena: accessories for dance
Hollywood Music Centre: CDs and DVDs
Patricia Zaid and Bahiya: costumes and dance accessories
Boutique Baladi Ruby: coin belts, accessories, costumes
Nassim Naturals: natural make-up
Rain Kazymerchyk: from Gallery6: silver jewellery
Wendy Stevenson: from Gallery6: photographer
Carol Pillar: from Gallery6: watercolour artist
Tara Heft: glass jewellery
Margaret Toner: gemstone beaded jewellery
Tarot by Lisa-Marie
Curves Gym
Carolyn Penney: jewellery
Margaret Cape: jewellery
Divine Image: dance teacher
Janet Brown: A More Beautiful You esthetician
Joan Jesion: BeautiControl beauty products
Aloette products ptresented by RoseMarie Keogh
Sylvie the Incredible Pastry chef
Belly Dance Supplies

OUR LADY of PEACE Catholic School
3877 Richmond Road
Ottawa (Bell’s Corners), ON, K2H 5C1

contact Roxane at : roxkirk at sympatico dot ca



APRIL 23,24,25, 2010

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

23, 24 et 25 April a 3 day retreat at L’Ermitage Centre de Retraite


Reservation: 514-768-9711

APRIL 24, 2010

TAV Creations/Eco-TAV at the Ottawa Eco-Fair

Saturday, April 24, 2010

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

2451 Riverside Drive, RA Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.


Come check out TAV Creations and Eco-TAV at the Ottawa Eco-Fair at the RA Centre, Ottawa.

New products along with the growingly popular Eco-TAV Napkins and Pouches!

“The Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair brings together community environmental groups, up-and-coming new small business ventures as well as large companies and all levels of government, to promote to the public a range of innovative new products, exciting services and appealing volunteer programs. ”

APRIL 25, 2010

Full Moon Drum and Dance Circle

Sunday April 25 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Maki House Community Centre

19 Leeming Drive

Celebrate the powerful energy of the Full Moon.

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

There will be an optional meditative drumming and period of silence at the end of the circle for those wishing to stay.

Please RSVP to julie.tierneyATsympaticoDOTca.

You can also invite friends through facebook

MAY 1 and 2, 2010

TAV Creations/Eco-TAV at the National Women Show

Saturday, May 1 10:00 AM to 6 p.m.
Sunday May 2, 2010 10:00 AM to 5 p.m.
1015 Bank Street – Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario.


TAV Creations and Belly Dancing For Fun is pleased to once again be participating in Ottawa’s National Women Show.

Begun in 2003, TAV Creations has been a part of this weekend of information, demos, fashion, fitness and much more since the beginning.

Featuring information on custom sewing, examples of some of my recent designs, and products available for sale, our booth will be along the wall just past the fitness area!

Extra special sales events will include Halmya’s Belly Dance DVD’s , Eco-TAV Blossom Bags and so much more!

Cash and credit card sales accepted!

Come out and enjoy a day of adventure in exploring all of those great things women love so much – and be sure to stop by to say hi!

See their website for the Ottawa Spring National Women’s Show for full details of the weekend!

SUNDAY 3:30 to 4 p.m.
Main Stage Show featuring Halyma and Friends:

Belly Dance & Bollywood For Fun

Join us for some dancing fun from the middle east to the colourful fields of India! Halyma and friends will wow you with their colourful costumes and joyful show – and join them to learn a few moves too!

SPRING CLASSES – starting this week and next!

TRACEY/HALYMA – Byward Market Area


172 Guigues – call 613 244-4470 to register or online through the City of Ottawa and follow the “how to register” instructions on the sidebar.

Mondays- start April 26:

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

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

Thursdays – start April 29:

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

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

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

General info about classes:

Classes with Zeevah

Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners/ Belly Dance Basics

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

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

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

NEW! – CardioBellydance with Anna & Safiya!

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

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

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

For pricing and location, please see


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

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

Tuesdays April 20th to June 8th


1196 Bank St at Makin’ Moves studio

Registration is $100, space limited to ten participants!

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

to register:


Call for A Way to Women’s Wellness 2011 ArtBra Submissions

As founder of A Way to Women’s Wellness, Inc., I began the non-profit foundation in 2003, when I began to invite friends to create embellished bras. The term ArtBra was born and we continue to create ArtBras for our annual WTWW ArtBra calendar and exhibitions. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the ArtBra calendars are donated to different breast cancer centers.

Our group also designs a crazy quilt every year, which we donate to a breast cancer center.

This year the WTWW ArtBra Exhibit will appear at the Houston Quilt Festival and at national conferences of the American Sewing Guild and Embroidery Guild of America.

This year’s deadline for ArtBra entries is June 5th. Bras should arrive at the Ribbon Smyth Studio no later than June 5th to be considered for inclusion in the 2011 ArtBra Calendar. Area photographers and quilt book editors will select the 2011 Calendar ArtBras. All bras submitted will appear at this year’s exhibitions. Complete submission guidelines may be downloaded at

There is a gallery featuring the latest ArtBra arrivals.

For additional information please contact Victoria Brown at