Dancers’ News-Update

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Good morning All!
I was so pleased to see so many familiar faces at the Witches Gathering last night – you were all amazing with your costumes and I wish there were prizes for everyone!

I am happy about the time change today as well, and there is even some sunshine coming back!

Have a fabulous week!


Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

This week’s Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Feature 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! GO CREATE A VIDEO and share your Greenness!


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.

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


Spectacle 30e anniversaire de la Troupe Égyptienne Enan

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

au Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave

prix spécial, seulement $10!

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


Denise and Ahmed would like to extend a special invitation for the 30th Anniversary show to all former Enan Troupe members. Please contact them at 819-776-5033.

Denise et Ahmed aimeraient offrir une invitation speciale au spectacle 30ième anniversaire aux toutes les anciennes membres de la Troupe Enan. Veuillez les contacter au 819-776-5033.

NOVEMBER 7, 2009
Enan Egyptian Troupe’s 30th Anniversary Show

Saturday November 7th, 2009
7:00 PM

Come celebrate 30 years of the Enans sharing Egyptian Folkloric dance in Canada!

at Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave

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


NOVEMBER 14, 2009
Nathalie Lebel Workshop


Nathalie and her double veils


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.

Registration is now open!


Double Veil Workshop
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.
Dance, 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)

NOVEMBER 14, 2009

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.

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:


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



NOVEMBER 14 and 15, 2009~MONTREAL

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:


November 15, 2009 onwards – Montreal
Gypsy/Folklorique/Bollywood Dances of India– For Belly Dancers

Workshop Series 2009 by Amrita Choudhury

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


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 (

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 for more details.


November 29 2009 – Ottawa

Sunday, 29 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

Cost: $30. Buy a set of veils in advance and get the workshop for $25

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 . 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
Email money transfer accepted. Please add $1.00 service fee and email to

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

For registration and information contact Zamira:


NOVEMBER 6, 2009


I am writing you to announce our annual Tibetan event which is just one week away. Please read the information below. Ticket sales haven’t been great so really hoping you can make it. The entertainment this year is special, so…. if you want to really take part in it, do bring your meditation cushion and take it all in on stage with our wonderful, creative performers!!! Visit our Himalayan Bazaar where you can purchase gifts for all occasions… Xmas is coming up!! If you cannot make, it, why not join a few friends and sponsor a table for $100. You will receive a tax receipt for any donation over $20. Please help support the construction of the Tara Mandala Seniors Home in Kalimpong, India.

We are more than half way to reaching our goal!!! Thank you for your past support!!



Jeremy Sills and Theda Phoenix
Journey through an intimate evening with their healing music, crystal bowls,
drumming, acoustic sounds and harmonic overtoning.
The 13th Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction
with unique articles from from India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet


Friday November 6, 2009
Doors open at 6:00 PM – Dinner at 700 PM (Rinag Foods, delicious as always)

Hellenic Banquet Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

Elia Saikaly of

$60 in advance;
$75 at the door;
$40 for Students with valid student card;
A $20 tax receipt will be given for the $60 and $75 tickets;
To purchase tickets for the fundraiser, please contact Jurme Wangda (613 738-9871) or ME!! Barb at (613) 290-6944


NOVEMBER 7&8, 2009

6th Annual Fall Sale

Poterie du Lac la Blanche

Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our annual fall sale is a great opportunity to start your Holiday shopping. There is something for everyone on your list and something in every price range too. I’ve been happily making tree decorations, mugs, lidded jars and large arty pieces that make a statement, teapots, serving dishes…and of course I always welcome custom orders and dinnerware orders.

Poterie du Lac la Blanche is located at 110 Giroux Pvt., Mayo, QC
Lisa-Marie specializes in stoneware pottery for everyday living; pieces that have a purpose and function.
She says, “I love loose flowing waves of clay, earthy glazes and classic forms. I’m directly influenced by the nature, colour, ancient symbols, and the clay and glazes with which I work.”

Please visit

We look forward to seeing you at our Fall 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!


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 (
Oil paintings and art bookmarks by Erika Doyon (
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