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!

Note: Most teachers take the summer off, but a few will have classes available. Keep an eye here for updates for the summer and fall listings later.

Duniya Studio Summer Classes

In Ottawa at Studio X’s Studio #1, 122-250 City Centre Avenue, Ottawa, ON:

Classes ongoing throughout the summer!

Tuesdays from noon to 12:45: Beginner Bellydance / Cardio-Belly with Cathy
Thursdays from noon to 12:45: Beginner Bellydance / Cardio-Belly with Taheya

Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM: Level 2 Bellydance with Taheya
Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 PM: Mixed-level Bellydance with Cathy

Month to month registration, or discounts for multiple sessions/classes.
5-class card (good for 3 months) or 10-class cards (good for 6 months) are now available.
Drop-ins $20 per class.

Visit our website or email for more information.


Halyma’s Summer Playtime:half class/half practice

Drop in for bellydance time in a studio space with mirrors.

It is Air conditioned- though we don’t always feel it.

I would teach a bit, and then you would have free time to play. And if you just want to practice on your own, that’s fine too – the fee is to cover the room rental fees.

You’ll have room to practice your own thing with veils, wings, zills stick, almost anything!

Tuesdays from June 17 to July 29 <NO CLASS JULY 1ST
-6:30 to 7:30p.m.

Location: 172 Guigues – Free parking < entrance off Cumberland just north of St. Patrick>

Drop ins $15/ person, kids under 12 free

To Register for the full session:Send me an email at and an email interac or Paypal payment of $65.  Or pay me in cash the next time you see me  :-) join the Facebook event

New Summer Session starting at Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis

June 23-August 9
Classes Monday to Saturday all Levels!
200 Boulevard St-Joseph, Gatineau,Quebec
for more information or to register: (819) 776-5033

Jalilah’s Summer Classes

at Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis 200 Boulevard St-Joseph, Gatineau,Quebec
Beginner belly dance class starting Thursday June 26th to August 7th at 6:30 pm $85
Advanced class with Jalilah Thursday June 26th to August 7th at 6:30 pm $95
for more information or to register: (819) 776-5033

at: LiveBy Pilates, 315 Somerset Street West, Ottawa
BaladiCore- a Pilates inspired Belly Dance workout on Saturdays at 9 A.M. on-going class
To register 613.699.0932

About Jalilah:

Belly Dancing with Amara ( Trenton)

July 7th, 2014
Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30,
Fun, fitness and friends belly dancing with Amara.
Learn the beautiful art of belly dancing, no experience necessary.
We will do reviews, drills, routines, zills, veils, and most importantly there will be a lot of laughter and fun.

Eight week course for 50.00 at the Military Family Resource Center, Trenton, Ontario.

phone for more information : 613-394-6933

Summer Middle Eastern Dance classes (Brockville)
with Karen MacNaull

A fun summer refresher course focusing on skills. We touch on folklore and some choreography.

Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30

Bread of Life Dance Theatre (BOLDT)
52 King St. East
Brockville, Ontario

Classes will be at 7 p.m.

$50 for 4 1hr classes

Email to register karenmacnaull ” at”


Fall Classes

Fall 2014 Classes with Halyma
Belly dance/ Bellywood Class Schedule

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

Bellydance Beg. 1 & 2
1:45 – 2:45 pm.

The class costs $60.00, open only to members of TGC
New membership fee $28.00

Register on Sept. 09, 10 and 11 between 10 am and 2pm in person, or call afterwards.


Sandy Hill

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

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

Registration begins on line at 9:00 pm at as of August 13, 2014.


Byward Market

Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa, ON
Register online beginning 9 p.m. August 13, 2014 : or call 613-244-4470

September 18 – December 4

Awaken Your Inner Goddess $97.75
6:30-7:30 pm

Belly dance Level 1+  $97.75
7:30-8:30 pm

Advanced Private classes with Halyma

Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa, ON

September 16 to December 2 – 12 weeks

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. Space will be limited, so sign up early top reserve your spot.

Less experienced students will be fine if they already have a good basic technique, and are welcome to pick up Halyma’s Lessons on DVD to understand the minimum expectations for the Creative Intermediate Bellydance class.
Contact Tracey/Halyma to get yours in person for a discounted rate.

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!
20% discount for both classes by the early-bird date of August 5th:
2 hours/week for 12 weeks: $216.96

August 5 to September 16, it will be a 10% discount to take both classes.
2 hours/ week for 12 weeks: $244.08

Registration is through Tracey/ Halyma directly and can be sent by Paypal, email interac or in person. , or for more background info!

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 the end of November.

Join in at any time! Month-to-month registration, drop-in class cards, and discounts for registering for multiple classes/sessions.

Duniya Studio is now offering classes in TWO locations in the National Capital Region; Nepean and downtown Ottawa.

- Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM Bellydance with Jehane in Nepean (22 Casear Ave)
– Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM Bellydance with Taheya in Ottawa (122-250 City Centre Ave)
– Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 PM Bellydance with Cathy in Ottawa (122-250 City Centre Ave)

Fun classes where students will be learn the exciting movement vocabulary of Bellydance, and practice variations and combinations. Instruction is always tailored to the needs of the students; all levels of experience welcome.

$45 per month, $80 for 2 months.
5-class card (good for 2 months) or 10-class cards (good for 3 months) are now available.
Single drop-ins $20 per class.

Visit our website to register for or more information, or contact us by Email:

Website for more information :,

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.,

Not Quite Dance Lessons

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 begins at 9 p.m. online on August 13 at or by phone and in person August 14- 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.
Please consult the complete course descriptions online for each level to determine your level .

Fall 2014 Dates

Level 1 $50- September 20, 27, October 4
Level 2 $50- October 18, 25, November 1
Level 3 $50- November 15-29

NEW: Sewing Club with Tracey:

Mondays – Sewing Club 7-9 pm

Have you wanted to work on your own sewing project and just have someone there to guide you along the way? Join the Sewing Club and spend some time each week learning a new technique based on each sessions’ theme, then use time in class to apply those new skills to your own projects. Be sure you have a basic knowledge of sewing, a project in mind and your own basic kit.

Fall 2014 Sewing Club

September 15-29: Beading $50
Learn basic hand sewing beadwork techniques to add embellishments to your clothing, accessories and anything else you feel needs a bit of beading. Beading needle and some basic supplies available for purchase from instructor for a nominal fee, or bring your own.

October 6, 20, 27: Costumes $50
Learn some simple costume ideas that involve simple finishing and assembly, and then start creating your own fun costume for yourself or others!

November 10-24: Holiday Sparkle: $50
Combining some hand beadwork, and exploring holiday glamour fabrics, including knits, we’ll play with ideas for simple accessories and ideas to add some sparkle to your holiday outfits.

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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