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Good Morning!

Another busy week leads into a busy few weeks as I have some great costumes to make, more Eco-TAV shipping to do, and preparations for my December 16th Ottawa Centre CLass Party to be held at Ottawa U.  Considering the smaller location, I need to make sure that all of the performing students have their tickets before I can open up sales to the public, so if you are a performing student in the show, make sure you get your ticket asap!


On another holiday note, I’ll be taking some time off from the newsletter around Yule and want to make sure I get all of the January classes listed from your fab teachers before I take that time off. PLEASE send in your Winter Class info as soon as you have it – even a general listing and contact information is fine!

See you soon,


Sunday, November 29


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!

Congrats to Anna and Safiya for another fabulous For Love of Dance show!
As part of Bollywood For Fun, I was so honoured to be part of it!

Check our little posting and video clip- thanks Linda!


November 29 2009 – Ottawa ~TODAY

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:

Sunset Drum and Dance Circle

Sunday, November 29
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Maki House Community Centre
19 Leeming Drive, Crystal Beach (between Bayshore and Kanata)


417 to Moodie Drive North. Turn right at Carling avenue, right at Crystal Beach Drive (your second street), left at Leeming Drive (your first street) Maki House is on the left right after the school.

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.

Cost: Free
Please RSVP by email to



November 29, 2009~ TODAY
SUHAAG Wedding and Lifestyle Show

Dear Friends of MirchMasalaRadio,
We are extremely proud to be a presenting partner for the SUHAAG Show this Weekend!
Please find below the details for this event coming to Ottawa, after 12 years of success in Toronto.

SUHAAG Wedding Fashion & Lifestyle Show

SUNDAY : November 29th
11 AM to 7 PM
200 Coventry Road (Highway 417 & Vanier Parkway)

Unique Exhibitors from various industries will dazzle you at SUHAAG, including visiting businesses from Toronto, making this event a MUST on your calendar!!!
Bring your Family & Friends & enjoy FASHION SHOWS, scheduled at 130 PM & 430 PM.
As a Bonus, mention 3 MAGIC Words … (MirchMasalaRadio) and your admission is FREE…!!!

…the NEW MirchMasalaRadio (Monday thru Saturday:   8-10 PM) on Ottawa’s 97.9 FM CJLL


DECEMBER 5, 2009
Bhangra Dance Class with Mukande

Saturday December 5

(Noon to 1 pm)
Come and learn simple Bollywood-style dance, moves guranteed fun & a great calorie-burner! No dance experience required.

Bhangra Dance Workshop!! For Beginners of all ages!
You’re gonna loooove this!! Come learn Bhangra! the vibrant & joyful traditional dance from Northern India. Bhangra dancing elevates mind & spirit, and WOW! what great exercise! Come have a fun Bollywood-flavoured afternoon workout! Mukande learned this dance in India – you will absolutely love her exuberant energy!! Come prepared to sweat & get high as a kite! No experience required.
Instructor: Mukande Kaur, cert. Kundalini Yoga Teacher & Bhangra dancer.

Mukande is in town from Montreal for this one class only – don’t miss it!
Adishakti Yoga Centre in Orleans

Register on-line with Paypal


DECEMBER 6, 2009

While the tickets are already sold out, this will be live streamed and it will be easy to find it on the TEDxOttawa site!

The talk to check out midday:
Tracey “Halyma” Vibert, has been designing and sewing since her pre-teen years, opening her business, TAV Creations, while still in design school. Her unstoppable creative energy is always seeking new avenues of expression and has grown to include Halyma’s Belly Dance, Bollywood For Fun, and her latest adventure, Eco-TAV.

By following her childhood passions and always seeking ways to make work=fun, Tracey embraces sharing this philosophy with everyone by living the example and encouraging others to find their joy early in life and follow their own passions.

And 11 other speakers will be sharing their ideas all day long!


Atelierworkshop: Yoga de la danse/Yoga of Dance avec/with Amrita Choudhury

– Decembre 5 &12 (1:30-4:30)

S’il vous plait reserver votre place/Please reserve your place now.

Le yoga et la danse indienne sont des disciplines inséparables. Selon les anciennes croyances, les Écritures sacrées nous ont été transmises par les dieux et les déesses à travers l’expression, le mouvement, et le rythme de la danse. Les positions yogiques et les mudras sacrés découlent d’une position à l’autre, en douceur, comme une danse. La musique rythmique lente et rapide est employée pour faciliter la réalisation des postures. La respiration yogique appropriée, le chant sacré d’anciens mantras et la méditation concluent cette forme merveilleuse de danse-yoga. Une expérience intégrant vraiment le corps, le mental et l’esprit; une forme de méditation dans le mouvement qui est vraiment spirituelle et édifiante !



TRACEY/HALYMA – Byward Market Area and Old Ottawa South

OLD OTTAWA SOUTH area ( Near the May Fair theatre) – Registration starts in December.

260 Sunnyside – call 613 247-4946 to register in person or go online to

Tuesdays – start January 5

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. – ($90 ?/12 weeks)

Level 2 – 7:30pm.-8:30pm. – ($90?/12 weeks)

(No Class on March 18th -March break)

– These classes take place in the Hopewell School( Bank and Sunnyside/Hopewell), north gym, but you must register at 260 Sunnyside.


BYWARD MARKET AREA – Registration underway.

172 Guigues – call 613 244-4470 to register or online through the City of Ottawa

CLICK HERE and follow the “how to register” instructions on the sidebar.

Mondays- start January 11:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $86.50/ 12 weeks) course code:418031

Level 2 -7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( $86.50/ 12 weeks) course code:418015


Thursdays – start January 14:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $ 86.50/ 12 weeks) course code:418027

Level 2+ – 7:30pm.-8:30pm.( $ 86.50/ 12 weeks) course code:418008

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

General info about classes: