Classes around town


This section covers the specific, time sensitive, upcoming/ present class schedule which would change with each session and shared in the calendar. Keep an eye out here for changes each session!


Fall Classes

Fall 2014 Classes with Halyma
Belly dance/ Bellywood Class Schedule2014-Tone-Ad-BellyDancing

The Good Companions Centre – Senior classes
670 Albert Street, Ottawa ON K1R 6L2
Telephone: (613) 236-0428

Mondays, Sept. 15- Dec. 08- 12 weeks
no class October 13th

143017 Bellydance Beg. 1 & 2 $60  1:45 – 2:45 pm

143018 Bollywood Lite  $30 2:50 – 3:20 pm
Assembly Hall 112

The class is open only to members of TGC New membership fee $28.00

Late registry welcome!

Sandy Hill

Sandy Hill Community Centre. 250 Somerset East
Register online at or call 613-564-1062

Wednesdays Sept. 17 – Nov. 19 – 10 weeks

Belly Dancing Level 1  $65 
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Bar Code 915711

Belly Dancing Level 2+3 $65 
7:00 – 8:00 pm -Bar Code 915739


Advanced Private Tuesday classes with Halyma

September 16 to December 2 – 12 weeks

Location: Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa, ON, 2nd floor.

Register by emailing

Creative Intermediate Belly dance $135.60 

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

These classes will be designed to work with dancers who have experience, and will be open to being pushed to help generate their own class content, explore their own strengths and creativity. Things will get crazy and fun. 

Adventures in Bellywood $135.60
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Bollywood and Bellydance come together with fun and funky moves. While lower impact than a full on Bollywood class, don’t let that fool you. Your brain and body will learn to work together to create beautiful patterns and shapes in dance.

We’ll explore a variety of dance moves from both schools, and put them together to both class Bollywood movie music as well as modern fusion music

Some dance experience is good so that you have some body awareness.

Sign up for BOTH classes to get a discount!
10% discount to take both classes.  2 hours/ week for 12 weeks: $244.08

Registration is through Tracey/ Halyma directly and payments can be sent by Paypal, email interac or in person: or

Dance with Farasha

Beginner Bellydance
Where: Canterbury Community Centre
2185 Arch Street
When: Wednesdays
7:00-8:00 pm
10 weeks: September 17 – November 19
inquire at: 613- 738-8998


Duniya Studio Fall 2014 Classes

Fall classes start September 3 2014 and go through to November 27.
Join in at any time!

We have many options to suit your schedule;  month-to-month registration, drop-in class cards, and discounts for registering for multiple classes/sessions.

Classes in TWO locations in the National Capital Region; Nepean (near Barrhaven) and Ottawa (near Hintonburg).

Class times for NOVEMBER:

- Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM Bellydance with Jehane in Nepean (22 Casear Ave)
- Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM Bellydance with Taheya in Ottawa (122-250 City Centre Ave)
- Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 PM Bellydance with Cathy in Ottawa (122-250 City Centre Ave)

Fun classes where students will be learn the exciting movement vocabulary of Oriental Dance (aka Belly Dance) through safe technique, practice variations and combinations, and be provided with cultural and historical context for the dance. Instruction is always tailored to the needs of the students; all levels of experience are welcome!

Register for the same class each week for $45 per month (4 classes), $85 for 2 months (8 classes) or $125 for 3 months (12 classes)*.

Or, move between the various classes with a multi-class drop-in card. A 3-class card ($45) or 5-class card ($65) is good for 2 months, or try a 10-class card ($120) which is valid for 3 months*. The class-card option is great if you have an irregular schedule, or know that you can’t come very week, but want to carry classes over between sessions (if your schedule is really irregular, we can even be flexible with the expiry dates!).

Single drop-ins are $20 per class. If you try a drop-in and then decide to keep coming, we’ll apply that $20 towards the cost of a session registration or class card.

Full details about all the class options, plus online registration, are available on the classes page of our website

Jehane, Cathy and Taheya look forward to dancing with you!

Beginner American Tribal Style (ATS) Bellydance with Chantal

at the Natasha Royka Movement Studio, 11 Florence St.
Thursday Nights: 6-7pm
8 Weeks (starts September 4)
$105 (10% student discount or if you sign up with a friend)
No previous dance training required!

For more info or to register:
Email or call 613.862.2588

Intermediate American Tribal Style (ATS) Bellydance with Chantal

at the Natasha Royka Movement Studio, 11 Florence St.
Thursday Nights: 7:15-8:15pm8 Weeks (starts September 4)
$105 (10% student discount or if you sign up with a friend)
For more info or to register:
Email or call 613.862.2588


BCA Fit and Fab – Belly Dance With Siddiqah
FREE beginner belly dance classes for breast cancer survivors.
Fridays at Greenboro Community Centre, 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive.

September 19th to Friday, November 21st, 2014
Noon till 1 p.m.

Please register with Breast Cancer Action Ottawa, 1390 Prince of Wales Dr.
TEL: (613) 736-0133

Dance with Suhani

Brookfield High School, 824 Brookfield Road
Beginner Bellydance
Wednesday nights; 6:30 – 7:30
September 24th – November 26th (10 weeks)Course #74146

Beginner Bollywood
Wednesday nights; 7:30 – 8:30
September 24th – November 26th (10 weeks)
Course #74177

More info about Suhani:

OCDSB General Interest Courses
Registration opens 08-12-2013 12:00AM
By phone: 613-239-2751


Jalilah’s Classes

Jalilah’s Classes at Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis the school for authentic Egyptian Dance!
200 St. Joseph, Gatineau, Join anytime!
Beginner and Beyond Thursdays 18 :30-19 :30 $95
Advanced Thursdays 19 :30-21 :00 $105
To register:
Tel : (819) 962-2645 or (819) 776-5033 or

Jalilah’s Classes in Ottawa! At Nepean Creative Art Centre,
35 Stafford Road, Bells Corner, Ottawa
Starting September 24 to November 26 You can join late!
Belly Dance Level 1 – Wed – 6pm-7pm – September 24 – November 26 – barcode # 918013 – cost $105.00
Egyptian Choreographed Belly Dance (Intermediate-Advanced) – Wed – 7-8:15 pm – September 24 – November 26 – barcode # 910091 – cost $172.50 –
to register by phone: (613) 596-5783 to register on line:

Jalilah’s Bellydance Fitness the RA Centre
2451, promenade Riverside Drive, Ottawa, on going class
Fridays at 10:30 This class is part of the groupfit schedule, or purchase the 10 visit pass. 10 visits for $99 for RA members and $124.00 for non-members.
Registration by phone: 613-733-1302

Jalilah’s BaladiCore at LiveBy Pilates
315 Somerset Street West
Saturday Mornings at 9 on going class
a full-body movement workout based on the traditional Baladi or Belly dance, taught from a Pilates perspective.

Senior’s Belly Dance with Zamira

Tuesday Sep 16 – Dec 16, 2014
10:30-11:30 am
Location: Capital City Dance (Westgate Mall – lower level)
Registration is currently being accepted for monthly programs and drop-in classes through The Olde Forge at The Olde Forge Seniors Recreation

Fall Classes with Anna & Safiya
(2 Daly Avenue, Arts Court Studio B)
Classes run Sept 10 through mid-December, 2014

Intermediate Bellydance - Wednesdays (7:30 – 8:30 pm)Technique, introduction to layering, drills and fun dance combinations!
This class is designed for those having at least 1 year of learning bellydance fundamentals. Although some are available to lend, having a veil and zills is recommended for this class…

Advanced Bellydance
 - Wednesdays (8:30 – 9:30 pm)Take your dance to the the next level with fun drills and challenging combinations that combine layering and traveling, and practice dancing with props.Geared toward dancers with several years of training, and at least 1 term of Intermediate is recommended to learn Anna & Safiya’s dance vocabulary. Experience with veil and zills is a must for this class.To register, contact Anna at or Safiya

Dance with Antonina

YMCA-YWCA (Taggart Y, 180 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa)
-Tuesday Intermediate level 7:30-8:30 pm
-Thursday Beginner level 7:30-8:30 pm

YMCA-YWCA (Ruddy Y, 265 Centrum Blvd, Orleans)
-Friday All levels 6:00-7:30 pm

Ottawa South
Greenboro Community Centre (363 Lorry Greenberg Dr, Ottawa)
-Wednesday All levels 7:35-8:35 pm

Contact Information: Antonina
Tel: 613-236-2948;

NEW! Beginner TRIBAL FUSION classes with Niki (Corazon)

2 Daly Avenue, Arts Court Studio B
Classes run Oct 7 through mid-December, 2014

Tuesday, 7:30-8:30
Special introductory offer for the first six weeks for 60 dollars only! (Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, no class Oct 21).
Introduction to Tribal Fusion movements that will be incorporated in a short choreography.
This class is designed for those having at least 1 year of learning of bellydance fundamentals (non-tribal fusion).
To register or inquire, contact Niki at

Middle Eastern Dance technique, Karen MacNaull ( Brockville)
Weekly beginning Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014

6:45-7:30 p.m.

Pre-requisite to choreo class.

This class focuses on the building blocks of Middle Eastern Dance. There is no recital performance for this class the focus is learning, fitness and fun.

Cost is $450 for the year paid in 3 equal payments of $150 due Sept. 1/ Dec. 1/ Mar. 1

Classes are held at BOLDT studio, 52 King St. EAST, Brockville, Ontario. Contact Jamie Irwin 613-246-1992 for registration.

Middle Eastern Dance choreography with Karen MacNaull (Brockville)
Weekly beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Wednesdays 7:30-8:15 p.m.

Pre-requisite- technique class.

This class focuses on choreography and performance skills. There is a year end recital performance and some fundraising and multicultural festival performances. It is expected that students with 3+yrs will consider performing solos or duets by years end.

Cost for 2 classes, technique +performance skills is $876/yr paid in 3 equal payments of $292 due Sept. 1/ Dec. 1/ Mar. 1.

There is also a costume fee.

Classes take place at BOLDT studio, 52 King St. EAST, Brockville, Ontario.
Contact Jamie Irwin 613-246-1992 for registration.

Middle Eastern Dance classes in Prescott
with Karen MacNaull

Middle Eastern Dance classes with a focus on body mechanics. I use American Style belly dance for the exercise portion of the class focusing on specific muscle groups and proper alignment. Each week there is a different style focus and we build from the basics up.
Classes run from 7-8 p.m. at Sweat Equity, 121 King St, Prescott.
Cost is $50 for 4 weeks or $15/drop in.
First drop in class $10.
Thursdays @ 7 p.m.
Email: or call for more info: 613-231-9831

Not Quite Dance Lessons

Fall/winter sessions of Nia classes

starting Monday Oct. 20th to Monday Dec. 8th, 2014 from 6p.m. to 7p.m. at 1155 Lola St. – Lower Level (off Coventry and Vanier Pkwy.).

I am hoping to build the number of participants committed for the full 8 week session ($65.00) as I go along, in order to continue running them to the end of the 8 weeks (minimum of 5). So, please let me know if you would like to be added to the list for the package of 8 weeks. In the meantime, drop ins are welcome at $10 per class (please confirm attendance by email also).

Thanks so much and hope to see your dancing feet soon!

Shar Chowdhury
Licensed Nia Instructor

Sewing Classes with Tracey

All courses are taught by Tracey of TAV Creations and take place at the Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa, ON.

Registration or by phone and in person – 613-244-4470

Some details may be adjusted as each session approaches. Be sure to confirm with the Community Centre for pricing and dates.


Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Learn the basics of sewing from the ground up. Each Level will cover both hand sewing techniques and machine work, building on knowledge learned in the previous level.

Level 3 – #926953 $50- November 15-29 – Learn to make a simple skirt – or if you have a project you are working on, bring it in and focus on it with some guidance!

Amrita: Montreal:-session automne/fall dance session


Schedule: Oct 4, 11, 18, 26, nov 8, 15, 22, 29. 1-2:30pm
All are welcome!

Explorer la beauté, la grâce et les techniques sculpturales de cette forme ancienne d’art, la danse classique Odissi de style Mahari, soit la tradition de danse des temples anciens. Ces ateliers hebdomadaires sont conçus pour tous les niveaux d’apprentissage. Riche de ses trente ans d’expérience, Amrita est une spécialiste des aspects technique, spirituel, anthropologique et socioculturel du style Mahari d’origine et très lyrique, de la danse Odissi.
Amrita a travaillé avec Deva Dasi Mahari, une danseuse de temple. Elle offre l’essence authentique de cette tradition lyrique par des enseignements transmis de génération en generation.
Explore the beauty, grace and sculpturesque techniques of the ancient art form of Odissi Classical dance (Mahari Style- Ancient temple dancing tradition) through weekly classes designed for all levels! Amrita specializes in the technical, spritual, anthropological and socio-cultural aspects of of the original very lyrical Mahari style of Odissi and brings over 30 years of experience. She has worked with the Deva Dasi/Mahari (temple dancers) and offers the authentic essence of this lyrical tradition through teachings handed down from generation to generation.
Beautiful example of Odissi:
Dance class link: Reservation: (English) (French)

Schedule: Oct 4, 11, 18, 26 nov 8, 15, 22, 29. 11am-12:15pm
All are welcome!Explorer les mouvements de danse palpitants, rythmiques et joyeux du Bhangra et découvrez comment Bollywood a intégré ces danses dans des chorégraphies sensationnelles! Bollywood-Bhangra est le mélange parfait pour amener la joie dans votre coeur et le rythme dans votre âme!
Amrita est spécialisée dans plusieurs traditions de danse indienne classique, folklorique, gitane, tribale et Bollywood. Avec plus de trente ans d’expérience en enseignement, performance et chorégraphie, Amrita propulse passionnément, au premier rang, la culture et la danse indienne et offre l’essence véritable de chaque style de danse à ses étudiants.
Explore the pulsating, rhythmic, joyful dance moves of Bhangra and see how Bollywood incorporates these dances into the exciting choreographies! Bollywood-Bhangra- the perfect mix to bring joy to your heart, & rhythm to you soul!

Dance class link:
Fun video on Bhangra, some of what we will do as well:-)
Reservation: (English) (French)

Amrita Dance Creations
Nritya Yoga – Yoga of Dance

Don’t see a class in your area? Be sure to check the teacher listings {click on the box below} and feel welcome to send an inquiry:


2 thoughts on “Classes around town

  1. Pingback: W00T- we did it again! « Halyma

  2. Congrats to all involved. As a performer I liked the lights panning the audience , made it less of a BLACK VOID. As an audience member I thought the decor was nice, the sound was good , the intros to the point with little down time between numbers. As always a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in Belly Dance, and it’s many offshoot fusion styles, to strut their stuff. The atmosphere was relaxed and everyone seemed to be having a good time.

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