Dancer’s News – Update

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Good morning All!

So it was a lovely show last night at the Bronson Centre to celebrate the Enan Folkloric Troupe’s 30th Anniversary.  Ending with Denise herself performing was a great treat!  Nice to see familiar faces too!  So November has started with a Bang and for the next 6-7 weeks, I don’t have  a weekend off!  Shows, workshops,parties, fun!

Today just covers the updates and the upcoming week – go online to find the details about the other events happening – or tune in again next week!

Have a fabulous week!


Sunday, November 8


Check out the Dancers’ Newsletter Extra Features:

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”! Submission Deadline is December 12, so get shooting!

You can find the details online here!

The Eco-TAV Napkin

With great muffin goodness


It does not have to be complicated!  Grab a camera and talk about what you do in your life that’s green and how your Eco-TAV goodies have contributed!



6th Annual Fall Sale

Poterie du Lac la Blanche

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.

wine mugs

My growing collection

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!


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



November 13, 2009

Dark fusion bellydance with Leslie

1196 Bank St at Makin Moves studioLeslie


$30 to register

In the spirit of Friday the 13th, Leslie brings you her take on dark fusion bellydance. A student of Ariellah through workshops and regular trips to San Francisco, Leslie shares her learnings and personal style of the darker side of bellydance. Good for all levels and styles of dancers, this workshop places an emphasis on the theatrical expression and movement.

To register: email leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

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)
Cost = $80

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


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:


ONLINE sales will end Thursday at midnight – then you buy them at the door!

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 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


Bellydancing with Zena

New session in Kanata!

Intermediate: Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00pm starting Nov. 5 for 7 weekszena
Beginners: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 am starting Nov.10 for 7 weeks
Cost: $75 per session.

2 thoughts on “Dancer’s News – Update

  1. And a correction that I forgot to include!
    Jocelyne “JEHANE” Khan
    – Beginners (bilingual class!) Sundays 4:00 PM at Dance Oasis on St-Joseph in Hull for registration info

    – Technique and Drills Thursdays at 7:15 PM at Dance with Alana on Bank St in Ottawa for registration info


    – private & semi-private lessons
    – mini-workshops
    – bachelorette parties/bridal showers/performances

    Orleans, Ottawa, Gatineau, and beyond /

    Deb Rubin In Montreal February 6th and 7th 2010!
    About Deb

    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.
    Currently, Deb teaches and performs nationally and internationally. Most recently, she assisted Rachel Brice in her 5-day Tribal Massive intensive 2008.
    She co-taught a retreat with Sharon Kihara in Hawaii, Dec. 08 She will also be co-teaching a retreat with Heather Stants in Costa Rica this year and another reatreat with Sharon Kihara in Australia.

    As a performer, Deb is honored to have collaborated and shared the stage with amazing artists such as: Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, Brass Menazerie Balkan Brass Band, UltraGypsy Bellydance Theater, members of the Yard Dogs Road Show, Urban Tribal Dance Company, Mira Betz… and festivals throughout this hemisphere.


    1. Engaging the core: Slow and Slinky
    LENGHT: 2 HR

    2. Rocking the Core: Mixed levels
    LENGHT: 2 HR


    1. Arms!
    LENGHT: 2 HR

    2. Drills & Skills
    LENGHT: 2 HR

    1 WORKSHOP = 80$ CAN
    2 WORKHOPS = 150 $ CAN

    1 WORKSHOP = 90$ CAN
    2 WORKHOPS = 170 $ CAN


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