Dancer’s News-2010-1-1

Good morning and welcome to the final year of the decade – let’s wind this first decade of the new millennium up right!

Let’s make easy to achieve resolutions, be healthy, happy and try to find fun ways to relieve stress! We all know that dancing is one way, so I look forward to seeing many of you at the various events, shows, classes, parties and whatever else may take place this year!

Okay, it’s ALL here today – at least I am pretty sure I got all of the updates that were sent in over the holidays! Skim through, find a class to join and have a fabulous day!


Sunday, January 3



Tribal Pants from Mouvance and Beautifully Printed Hipscarves

Shakira/Nancy received a small order from Mouvance and would like to let everyone know of the opportunity to see the items at her studio in Kemptville.
Mouvance tribal pants are pretty cool and we have received a small number in black and in red size medium and large. As well, we received some beautiful hip scarves in velour and others in striking prints. They will only be here for a short time so contact Nancy to come by for a visit at



Fast paced Tribal fusion workshop Sunday Jan 3

Hi Everyone,

For those of you eager to get in the first workshop of the new year, I’ll be teaching a fast paced workshop this Sunday Jan 3rd 2-4pm at Makin’ Moves 1196 Bank. Objective: work off the turkey! and raise some funds for this term’s tuition 🙂

I’ll also have a few handmade tribal goodies for sale, mostly feather hair clips like the one I’ve been wearing the last several shows. You can also check these out on facebook at:

Please rsvp if you can make it to the workshop, it’s $30 for the 2 hours!
leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

Happy holidays to you all!


Bellydance Open House with Anna & Safiya

Anna & Safiya invite you to shake up your New Year during their free Open House!
This fast-paced and fun hour will include drills of fundamental movements, and learning and entire bellydance routine.
Come and give this beautiful and powerful women’s dance a try…

Wednesday January 13th, 2010
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Capital City Dance, Westgate Mall (1309 Carling Avenue, lower level)


In a nutshell – here’s what’s on tap if you’re looking to see what’s ahead in the area our way:

Jan 3 – Valizan – 1p – 3pm $45 register with Jannah please
Jan 10 – Pilates – 1pm- 2pm $15 register with Jannah please
Jan 10 – Numerology 10l – 2pm – 4pm $35 (combo $55) reg’n w/Jannah
Jan 16 – Rosanna – 10am to noon – $45 register with Jannah please
Jan 16 – Swap-n-Sell – 1pm – 5pm $25/table (combo $55) reg w/ Jannah
Jan 17 – Rhaehana – 10:30am-12:30pm $25 contact Rhaehana please

Feb 5 – Ladies’ Valentine’s Prep Night – $35 register with Jannah please
Feb 7 – 1pm – 3pm – Drumzy solo – $35 register with Jannah please
Feb 20/21 – Dance with Jasmin – $165 by Jan 20, $175 – reg’n w/ Jannah

March 6/7 – Dance with Nath Keo! $155 by Feb 6, $165 – reg’n w/ Jannah
March 15-19 – Youth Dance Camp – never a dull moment $150 – Jannah

Jennifer (Jannah)
to Dance is Paradise! 519.569-1432
Jannahdancer Dance Centre….a Positive Place to Be!

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

2 WORKHOPS = 150 $ CAN

2 WORKHOPS = 170 $ CAN


February 5, 6 and 7, 2010 – Montreal
Journey through Egypt 1
20 hours+ intensive/certification course with Sahra Saeeda

limit of 20 students.

Journey through Egypt” Basic 1 Intensive weekend with Certification presents an overview of the Dance Zones of Egypt with attention paid to movement and posture recognition, zone location, historical consideration and cultural diffusion. Includes free notebook and study materials, map, DVD and CD.

The cost includes: teaching notebook, Map of Folkloric Zones, new “Journey through Egypt” DVD, music CD, Saturday’s lunch and dinner and certificate upon completion of 20 hours.

Subjects Include: Nubia, Ghawazee, Saidi,
Cairo (Awalem, Orientale, Hassaballah, Shamadan),
Suez Canal Zone, Delta, Siwa, Bedouin &
pan-Egypt (History, Moulid, Tanura, Melaya Luff, Zar)

Full intensive only, not enrolling in individual dance zone classes
more info on

February 12,13,14, 2010

Intensive/certification course with Sahra Saeeda

Journey through Egypt 2 (Pre-requisite journey through Egypt 1)

“Journey through Egypt” Basic 2: Movement Intensive.

This Intensive weekend with Certification is an advanced “basic” overview, within which we base to our future research and specializations.
In JtE-2 we address movement proficiency, in addition to instruction in core Dance Ethnography concepts.
We aim to study and replicate each dance zone’s movement at the levels of: authentic indigenous home-style, local performers, regional government groups, national government theater-stage troupes: both Reda and Kowmeya, and within Night Club shows.
more info at

March 14, 2010 Sunday

1:00-3:00 pm Basic
3:00-4:00 pm Beyond Basic

Location: Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa
Parking available off-street. OCTranspo buses stop within 1 block

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, 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.

Cost for the first 2 hours, 1:00-3:00: $30.00 up to March 6th, $35 after.
Buy a set of veils in advance and get the workshop for $25 (must register
by 6 March 2010)

The 3rd hour, 2:00-3:00, is for students to develop ideas for choreography
and freestyle performances. The cost will be $15 and there must be at
least 4 participants.

PayPal payment accepted
For registration and information contact Zamira:


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. – ($88/12 weeks)

Level 2 – 7:30pm.-8:30pm. – ($88/12 weeks)

(No Class on March 18th -March break)

* These classes take place in the Hopewell School( Bank and Sunnyside/Hopewell), north gym, but you register at their temporary location on Aylmer Street or online!

BYWARD MARKET AREA – Registration underway.

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

Jalilah’s Authentic Middle Eastern Dance Classes
Winter 2010 Session

In Ottawa
Beginners Belly Dance for Fitness Mondays 10:30-11:30 at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive January 11-March 29
A fast paced workout consisting only of Middle Eastern Dance Movements!
Free for LifeFit members, $89 for RA members $114 for non-members
Register through the RA: 613 733-5100

Intermediate Evening Class Mondays 7:30-8:45 at the Studio School of Dance, 74 Jamie (off Hunt Club near Costco) January 4 to March 8 2010
A fun combination of technique and drills, chorography and improvisation…. Price:$130
To register contact Jalilah (613)2288215

Intermediate Day Class Tuesdays 11:00-12:15 Greta Lemmings Studio Of Dance, 1460 Merivale Road (at Loblaws Plaza) January 5- March 9 2010 A fun combination of technique and drills, chorography and improvisation Price: $130
To register contact Jalilah (613)2288215

In Hull (just minutes from downtown Ottawa!)

At Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis, 200 St. Joseph, Hull
January 7 to February 25 2009
Beginner Thursday Evenings from 5:30-6:30 $85

Intermediate Thursday Evenings from 6:30-7:30 $85 includes technique, combinations introducing a short routine and beginnings of free style improvisation.

Advanced Thursday Evenings 7:30-9:00 $100 a Very advanced Class! Like all my classes a mixture of Technique, drills, choreography and improvisation. My theme this session will be dancing to the classics. Songs every advanced dancer should know!

To register contact Oasis (819) 7765033 or (819) 9622645

Bellydancing with Zena
Winter Session

Classical Dance Academy, 100 Castlefrank Rd., (613) 836-5725
Beginners: Tues. Jan. 5th at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, 7 wks/$70
Intermediate: Tues. Jan. 5th at 10:00 am to 11:15 am, 7 weeks/$90
Advanced: Thurs. Jan. 7th at 1:00pm to 2:15 pm, 7 weeks/$90

Class description: All classes include warm-up, technique and cool down. Participants interested in Intermediate or Advanced classes should have already taken classes with Zena in Beginner or Intermediate Bellydance. For the advanced class: we will be working on a Zill choreography.

Location: Nutriland, 3625 Rivergate Way
Tel: (613) 288-0106

Beginner Bellydance: Tuesday evgs, starting Jan. 12 at 6:15 to 7:15 pm
Cost: 6 weeks/$72
Please Pre-register by Jan.8, 2010 by calling Nutriland or email Zena

Pre-registration is now open. Please email Zena for more info:

Bellydance with Anna & Safiya – Winter 2010

Starting January 13th

Capital City Dance Studio

1309 Carling Avenue, Westgate Mall

Beginner – Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Learn a solid foundation of bellydance movement and posture, that will inspire you to continue!

Intermediate – Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Drills and technique applied to a beautiful veil choreography by Anna & Safiya

Advanced – Wednesdays 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Fast-pasted drills and challenging technique with props, applied to a zill-fusion choreography by Anna & Safiya

Drop-in for $13, or purchase 5-class ($60) or 10-class ($110) cards.
For more information, see, or contact Safiya at

We will be holding a Free Open House on Wednesday January 13th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Come give Bellydance a try!

Zamira’s New class schedule for Winter/Spring 2010

Youth Belly Dance – Girls 12-17 years of age
With emphasis on posture, strength, grace and controlled movement, exotic
Eastern belly dance is the basis for the latest dances.

Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM
Jan 14 – Mar 18 2010 10 1hour classes $100
Mar 25 – May 27 2010 10 1hour classes $100

Belly Dance 40+ all levels
All the best of Belly Dancing with an emphasis on increasing joint
mobility and helping to keep muscles toned, strong and graceful.

Tuesday 6:45-7:45 PM
Jan 12 – Mar 16 2010 10 1hour classes $110
Mar 23 – May 25 2010 10 1hour classes $110

All classes take place at Makin’ Moves Dance Studio:
1196 Bank Street at Ossington Avenue Old Ottawa South

Drop-in fee $12 per class – no registration necessary (cash only).

For registration and information contact Zamira:

Louise Houle
Beginner/Intermediate class

Maison des Arts in Embrun

Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

From January 19 to March 23, 2010

Cost : 110$


Tribal fusion classes with Niki

1196 Bank St at Makin Moves studios

to inquire/register: theodorn AT magma DOT ca

Fridays 7-8pm

first class Jan 15

6 week session – winter special for 60 dollars

January Classes at Dance With Alana

Beginner Belly Dance w/ Lisa
Start Date: Saturday January 9th
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Where: 858 Bank St @ 5th Ave
Cost: $105 adult; $90 student/senior

Intermediate Technique & Drills w/ Jocelyne
Start Date: Thursday January 14th
Time: 7:05-8:05pm
Where: 858 Bank St @ 5th Ave
Cost: $105 adult; $90 student/senior

Advanced Belly Dance Fusion w/ Shadia
Start Date: Tuesday January 12th
Time: 8:30-9:30pm
Where: 858 Bank St @ 5th Ave
Cost: $105 adult; $90 student/senior

For more information Contact Alana:

Sha’ Vega’s Winter 2010 Classes

South Fallingbrook C.C. (aka Maple Ridge Elementary School), 998 Valin Street, Orléans

Monday, January 11 – March 8, 2010

Mother and Daughter belly dance – 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
6-13 yrs $34.75 – Course code 420031
15+ yrs $37.50 – Course code 419453

Level 1 & 2 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
$43.25 – Course code 415839

Level 2 & 3 – 7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$43.25 – Course code – 415847

Call 613-824-0633 ext. 221 or register online at

McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St. (at James), Centretown

Tuesday, January 12 – March 30, 2010
Level 1 & 2 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
$87.50 – Course code 412101
12 weeks

Tuesday, January 5 – March 23, 2010 *
Level 3 & 4 – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
*$70 – Course code – 416154
12 weeks
*I know there is a discrepancy in regard to the date and price as compared to the Level 1 & 2 course. Stay tuned for follow-up info.

Call 613-564-1070 for more information. Register online at

Thursday, January 7- March 25
Level 1 & 2 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
$87.50 – Course code 412103
12 weeks

Thursday, January 7- March 25
Level 3 & 4 – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
**$70 – Course code – 416162
12 weeks
Call 613-564-1070 for more information. Register online at
**I know there is a discrepancy in regard to the price as compared to the Level 1 & 2 course. Stay tuned for follow-up info.

Lisa-Marie Serafin
Ceramic Artist/Middle Eastern Dance Artist
Poterie du Lac la Blanche

Belly Dance in Kemptville with Shakira
Winter 2010 Session

Beginner Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm
Intermediate Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
Advanced Thursdays 7:00-8:30

Bellydance with Nikita

Monday Nights@ Plant Rec Centre 930 Somerset west

6:30-7:30 Beginners

7:30-8:30 Intermediate

Please register on line or in person.

Tribal fusion classes with Leslie

begins Tuesday Jan 12, 2010

Tuesdays 8-9pm only! Technique, drills, and combinations!

1196 Bank St at Makin Moves studio
$100 for this 8 week session (enjoy it before the HST kicks in!)
$15 drop ins also possible
to register email leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca
or call 613-296-2810



Valid until January 15, 2010.

– Click here for clip:

Amrita Dance Creations

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

Tom and Dave’s Classes: Introduction to Macs

Tom Leroux and David Rostenne are running classes on Tuesday evenings again, starting with Introduction to Macs (January 12th, 19th and 26th, 6:30 to 9:30 PM), ideal for the new Mac user. We will be starting with the actual computer hardware, and then on to a guided tour of the operating system, how to configure preferences, using DVDs, USB keys, iChat, and a slew of other features. More information at

Tom and Dave’s Classes: Social Internet Crash Course
On February 2nd and 9th (Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 PM), Tom and Dave start their Social Internet Crash Course, geared for people new to the online world, and small business owners who are interested in learning more about how the social side of the Internet can be used to help them with their business and build closer relationships with clients. More information at

More upcoming Tom and Dave classes:

Introduction to Video Editing with Final Cut Express: February 16th and 23rd, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Using iPhoto: March 2nd and 9th, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Request for clothing

From JUDY:

Tonight when I was chatting with my friend Joanne she mentioned to me that the ladies at The Well are in need of underwear, socks, slippers, etc.

The colder weather is fast approaching and the ladies are in need of some warmer clothing. Some of the ladies also live on the street, etc.

If you want to deliver it yourselves, here’s the address and you may want to call first to confirm when they’re open .. I know in the past they were closed after lunch on Mondays.

The Well-La Source

154 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
(613) 594-2843

These items do not have to be new, gently worn and clean are just fine.

And thanks so much for your kind generousity.


Volunteer drivers are needed to take clients to their medical appointments. If you have a car and some time to spare, please call 613-737-7195 x2303.
Leave a message and a volunteer will call you back within 2 days to direct you to the agency closest to you or one(s) of your choice.

This campaign is sponsored by Ottawa Community Support Coalition (representing 12 agencies across Ottawa, offering transportation services to seniors and adults with physical disabilities), Friends of Hospice Ottawa and Canadian Cancer Society.

Thank you.


Des bénévoles sont requis pour conduire des personnes âgées à leurs rendez-vous médicaux. Si vous avez une automobile et du temps à offrir, s’il-vous-plaît appeler au 613-737-7195 x2303. Laissez un message et un-e bénévole vous rappellera à l’intérieur de deux jours afin de vous diriger à un organisme de votre choix ou près de chez vous.

Cette campagne est commanditée par la Coalition de services de soutien communautaire d’Ottawa (représentant 12 agences qui offrent un service de transport aux personnes aînées et adultes ayant une incapacité physique, la Société Canadienne du Cancer et Friends of Hospice Ottawa.



Contact Teacher directly about drop ins and private lessons:

TRACEY/HALYMA– Byward Market Area and Old Ottawa South


JALILAH– Nepean and Hull

(613)228 8215

ZAMIRA– Old Ottawa South

Phone: 613-797-4068

JULIE TIERNEY– Nepean, Almonte and Kanata


NIKITA– Westboro, Nepean and Ottawa South



SHA’ VEGA Malibu– Orléans, Centertown.

ANNA & SAFIYA– Centre West

Capital City Dance in the Westgate Mall (1309 Carling Avenue)

Wednesday evenings: Classes are on-going, so join anytime!

Contact Safiya at, or Anna at (613) 978-5886

LOIS– Sandy Hill



Dance With Alana (Belly Dance w/ Oksana & Zena

Beginner – Intermediate Belly Dance, Bollywood, Burlesque, Swing, Tap, Salsa, Zumba and more

Bank Street at 5th Avenue

Contact Alana at 613-233-3456

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

Also:- private & semi-private lessons

– mini-workshops
– bachelorette parties/bridal showers/performances

Orleans, Ottawa, Gatineau, and beyond /

MAYA NAIM– New Edinburgh



ZENA– Glebe, Ottawa South


Haifa Gabel-Orleans

Belly Dance for weight loss and exercise!

-Traditionel Belly dance
-All ages are welcome
-Special price for class of 5 persons
– weddings – birthdays -women’s party
-Intensive class :3 hours of workshop half hour in between break
-Introduction to belly dance
Your place or my place: Orleans-Ottawa

For info: 613- 424-0754 or 613-277-6772

ROXANE– Westboro

Dancing Phoenix Studios


phone: (613) 866-4664


or call Alana at # 613-233-3456

Christine Palmer

Teaches at the Y on Argyle


BAHIYA ~ Stittsville, Ottawa West

613 727-9987 or


LESLIE– Tribal Fusion Classes!

Leslie at 613-296-2810
email oceanfiretribalATgmailDOTcom
Info and updates:

Tribal fusion classes with Niki

INFO: theodorn AT magma DOT ca


Denise Enan’s Egyptian Dance Studio

Regular classes:
Monday-Friday: lunch-time classes and evening classes
Saturday-Sunday: morning and daytime classes

Also: Arabic lessons with Ahmed; Egypt tours; boutique; mini-workshops and intensive workshops; dance party nights; video nights; galabaya parties and other special events.

Full schedule at Ongoing sessions throughout the year, and drop-ins welcome any time.
Call 819-776-5033 / 819-962-2645 for information or to register.

Teachers: Denise Enan, Marie-Eve (Farida), Jalilah, Ginette (Gilane), Christine(Krystina), Jocelyne(Jehane), Tia (Taheya), Johanne (Johara)

200 St. Joseph Blvd, Hull, (just 5 minutes from the Rideau Centre!)


le Studio de danse égyptienne de Denise Enan

du lundi au vendredi les classes de midi et les soirs
le samedi et dimanche les classes du matin et le jour

Aussi: Leçons de langue arabe avec Ahmed; voyages en Égypte; boutique; mini-ateliers et ateliers intesives; soirées de danse; soirées video; soirés galabaya et autres événements speciaux.

Programme de cours en complet au Les sessions continueront toute l’année et les au-cours (drop-in) sont toujours bienvenue.
Appelez 819-776-5033 / 819-962-2645 pour informations ou inscriptions.

Professeures: Denise Enan, Marie-Eve (Farida), Jalilah, Ginette (Gilane), Christine(Krystina), Jocelyne(Jehane), Tia (Taheya), Johanne (Johara)

Endroit: 200 boul. St-Joseph, Hull,

Divine Image Dance Company
The Future of Dance and Wellness

“Lady Mystique”

We present dance programs for “World Fusion Belly Dance” a mix of cabaret, traditional belly dance and tribal belly dance.

We specialize in presenting Holistic Dance programs–Dance to uplift the Body, Mind and Soul. With a focus of women
using dance to Celebrate their Body, Restore Energy, and Stregthen Body and Mind. Programs are geared to all fitness levels, all dance levels and all ages.

Private Intsruction
Group Sessions
Dance coaching (for personal projects or needing support for your project)

Bachlorette Parties (Lessons)
Bridal Showers
Corporate Events
Birthday Parties

We have service to fit any of your dance needs!

Call us today 613.265. 4048

Arts In Motion Perth School of Dance

Address: 1 Sherbrooke Street

Perth ON CA K7H 1A1

Phone: 1-613-267-1900

Website: Perth School of Dance

Dance classes for all ages! Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Irish, Highland, Hiphop, Belly Dance. Call Svetlana for more information. Click on our website link for further details.;

Studio 58/60-HULL

phone # (819) 777-1768.

Studio de Danse Danielle– AYLMER/HULL

with Maria Kaur V.

Belly dance (all levels) and Bollywood dance (bharatanatyam and bhangra)

Shakira’s Belly Dance Fitness– KEMPTVILLE

200 Sanders Street, Lower Level (drop-ins welcome)



Sandra (Sa’diyah) Cordeiro



ALSO: introductoryTribal fusion with Milana


Kalila’s School of Bellydance– BANCROFT

Ongoing Weekly lessons

Ph: 613-332-9075 for more information or


Haft Vadi Bellydance Studio– KITCHENER


phone: 519-569-7139 ext. 1




Bellydancing with Nyssa~ PETERBOROUGH, ON

School at Laval:


Hadia~Nova Scotia, International

Intermediate and advanced level classes

Teacher certification, workshops


Amrita Choudhury~ MONTREAL

Indian Classical/Sacred & Gypsy/Folk Dance

View Nritya Yoga (Yoga of Dance) Instructional DVD Clip


Location: Huntingdon Heritage School


Shifra Tobiasch – Manitoba

Leading Master Belly Dance Master zills

Burlesque instructor

Fun with the Doumbek

Arabic-style drumming courses with Zahra Haddad

Registration information: Rosemary 298-0788

Private instruction: Available on request


Indian Temple Dance Beginners Classes

Wednesdays 8-9 pm 6 classes $150.

Learn a dance.



Specializing in bridal wear and custom designed dance costumes.

Halyma’s Belly Dance Lessons on DVD :
Number One: Absolute Basics for Absolute Beginners;
Number Two: Basic Moves That Move You

Halyma’s BELLY DANCE DVDs available in local stores:

CD Warehouse
1383 Clyde Avenue
1717 St. Laurent Blvd
499 Terry Fox Drive

Mother Tongue Books
1067 Bank St
Ottawa, ON
(613) 730-2346

Sunnyside Bookstore
113 Murray Street

Singing Pebble Books
202a Main Street

Chapters -Kanata Centrum
400 Earl Grey Drive, Unit 1


New environmentally friendly product line:

Check the website for more details!

Eco-TAV napkins and pouches are now available at:
Herb and Spice at 375 Bank Street
Arbour in the Glebe- Bank Street
Market Organics, 126 York Street
Mother Earth Natural Health, 7474 Richmond Road

Zamira’s Flying Veils by Gailene Green at The Veiled Eye:

– you’ve seen them in action, now you can have your own pair of these beautifully dynamic custom made weighted veils. Your fabric or fabric chosen for you to suit your costume.

Also available: custom veils of all types and costuming. And a small selection of Black gymnastic/dance slippers!

By appointment only in the Byward Market.
Phone: 613-686-7511
Mobile: 613-797-4068


Ready-made costumes for lessons or recitals as well as the custom designed outfits.Tribal Belts and accessories now available!

By appointment in Bell’s Corners – off the 416


phone (613)726-9067.


Hip Scarves, zills, Silk and Chiffon Veils, Egyptian skirts for sale.



Honey Bee Cottage
Hand-painted silks by Melissa Wakeling, Belleville, Ontario

Hand-painted silk veils using Heliographic “sun printing” technique to create unique patterns and colour variations. This special technique results in beautiful colour swirls and marbling – a look that is not quite watercolour and not quite tie-dye – a one of a kind treasure! Custom-painted bellydance veils available April-October only.


by artist Karen Jennings

5mm / 8mm rectangular and 8mm half-circle habotai silk veils now available.

Commissions accepted in the Ottawa area


Phone: 613-599-2737


Egyptian hip scarves and bellydance costumes. Consignment sales of used costumes.
Special orders of Madame Amira Pharonics of Egypt designer professional costumes.

Boutique open between class times, or by appointment.
Dance Oasis, 200 St. Joseph Blvd, Hull.
Website: http://
Phone: 819-776-5033


Ceintures et costumes de danse de l’égypte. Vente de cosutmes en consignation.
Commandes des costumes professionels haute-couture de Madame Amira de Pharonics d’Égypte.

Boutique ouvert entre les classes, ou par rendez-vous.
Oasis de la danse, 200 boul St-Joseph, Gatineau (secteur Hull)
Téléphone: 819-776-5033


eastern influence clothing, sterling silver jewelry, tribal pieces, fringe for costumes




Hand-dyed textile art on silk veils


Energy pieces, stones, books,etc and HIP SCARVES!

1093 Bank Street – at Sunnyside

phone: 613-730-7685



– two locations – Hip scarves and bra tops to match!

1642 Merivale Road – 613-224-6219

Rideau Centre – 3rd floor near Grand and Toy/Bay walk over – 613-321-0264

Boutique Shaïma baladi in Montreal

Belly dance costumes. We have tribal and Cabaret costumes as well as dance pants, skirts, tops, coins scarfs, silk veils and accessories to complete your own costume. Large variety of tribal jewellery and tribal belts, bras and more.

Please visit our web site : Weekly incoming ! Welcome every one! Fabulous prices! Claudie, owner.

Boutique Shaïma baladi à Montreal

Costumes de baladi tribal et cabaret…vaste gamme d’accessoires de danse tels que: pantalons, tops, jupes, palazzo, ceintures à cents, voiles de chiffon et de soie à des prix incomparables! Grande sélection exclusive de ceinture tribales et de leurs spectaculaires brassières à kuchis! Bijoux faits à partir de monnaies anciennes et kuchis. De toute beauté!

Nous avons des prix exceptionnels et une grande panoplie de prix qui permettent à toutes les danseuses d’avoir un costume à leurs images, à des prix plus qu’abordables! Bienvenue à toutes!

Visitez notre site:
Nouveautés chaque semaine. Claudie-Shaïma, Propriétaire.


We would like to introduce ourselves as Canada’s leading manufacturer and distributor of Belly Dance supplies.

At Belly Dance Supply, we tailor to your specific needs, and since we oversee manufacturing, we also offer the best possible price. Custom orders are available to accommodate any need.

We will supply you regularly direct from Canada or India depending on your needs.

With Belly Dance Supply, we guarantee fulfillments of costumes, hip scarves, veils, jewellery and all other Belly Dance related items for your organization and students.

For additional information and photo samples, please see our website at

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mike Sharda (President)
Erin Thomas ( G . M.)


Total 12 years of experience in providing Esthetics services. Expertise in Eyebrow Threading, Professional Airbrush Make-up, Bridal Mehendi, Airbrush Tanning and Hair up-do’s.

Ask about a Spa Party on your special day!!!

Phone: (613) 745-3418

Web site :



Cashmere Haven – Rideau Centre, and St, Laurent Malls

STUDIO 58-60

Close to St-Joseph Blvd. and the Casino.

Looking for a room to teach or practice?

Space available for rent.

For information: Chantal Cyr (819) 777-1768

Online bellydance and tribal boutique:

Le Souk d’Anichka


Calling all professional dancers in the NCR

There’s a new Yahoo group for local pro dancers in the (general) National Capital Region:
Hopefully we can use it as an easy way to pass along local gigs amongst ourselves, work out performing rotations as needed and share other important stuff. If you’re somewhere between Rockland to Almonte, Buckingham to Kemptville (you get the idea) and are a professional dancer, please join us!
Please pass this on as necessary…

Who’s Who in Dance

You are cordially invited to add your listing free of charge to the global directory Who’s Who in Dance of the International Dance Council CID

Just send an email providing the requested data, or send a letter to the address below.

– Name of teacher / director / organizer / researcher / contact person:
– Title of organization / school / company:
– Postal address, complete with postal code and country:
– Email address (confidential, will not appear online):
– Web site URL:
– Telephone & fax number:
– Activities (describe your work in detail):

Alternatively, you can fill the form at:

This is a strictly non-commercial program, carried out by CID members as a service to the dance community.
It lists openly all forms of dance in all countries on an equal basis. It greatly facilitates overseas contacts and cooperation.
With over 150,000 addresses from 200 countries, it is by far the largest dance directory.
– The International Dance Council CID is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.
– CID is recognized by UNESCO, national and local governments, international organizations and institutions.
– Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 150 countries.
– CID was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based.
– UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Permanent Headquarters
International Dance Council CID
UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris 15, France

CID President’s Office
Dora Stratou Dance Theater, Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens, Greece
Tel. (30)210 324 4395 & 210 324 6188; fax (30)210 324 6921

Dance Ottawa

Ottawa’s Social Dance Calendar and much more!

We have just opened a new, and I am inviting your mailing list members to advertise for FREE their dance schools, lessons and events on our site.

Once people have logged in, they can add their own information to the site.

I know there are many great bellydance instructors on your mailing list, and I’d be pleased to have their listing on our new site.


doCod newsgroup

check the calendar there about events happening across Canada! will now bring you directly to the group.

There are some great out of town events – so check it out!


A new online video podcast site that showcases some of Ottawa ‘s fun and excitement!


Ottawa’s News Source for Bollywood, Classical Indian Dance info and more!


Ottawa has a growing Bollywood dance community, and we want to spread the word! We are also close to Montreal, another great source of inspiration and education!

We are looking for new contributors all the time, so if you are interested in sharing some news,information, event listings or anything else related to Bollywood dance, Classical Indian dance, Bhangra dance or more, please contact us!

You can become a regular contributor, especially if you are a teacher or performer wishing to have your link added permanently to the BlogRoll on the side bar.


You can contribute submissions anytime by simply filling in the contact form on the submissions page – we want to know about classes, workshops, shows, movie and music reviews – whatever you know about Indian Dance – share it here!


Ionic Foot Spa Detoxification

Purges the body of toxins, chemicals, radiation, pollution, heavy metals, and other foreign material.

Julie Tierney
(613) 254-8469
Downtown and Kanata locations

Check out a review here:

PAM KYSSA: Cranial Sacral/ Chair massage

Available for treatments in Ottawa area either at the:

Real Medicine
Westboro Holistic Center
181 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa ON
Craniosacral Therapy 1 hour session $65.00

Or she will come out for a party to you to do chair massages: In her own words:
“…chair massage parties/gatherings/spa-relax days.
$15.00 for 15 min chair session or
$30.00 for 30 min chair session.

I also love to teach a 2 hour ‘Inner Resting’ session (gentle combo yoga/breathing/awareness techniques, lot’s of time on the floor surrendering/transmuting all that is to be let go) $100.00 for as many people as you like…with more than 10 people works out to less than $10.00 each!”

If you have a chance to connect with her, she does a lovely job and has such powerful intuition during the treatment!

Her contact info:


Guidance from divination can often set your mind at ease and give you a sense of direction.

Sha’ Vega (she of the Tarot Tent seen at Halyma’s Dancers’ Bazaar) has been reading Tarot cards since 1987.

Have a private reading with Sha’ Vega in your home or hers, or book a Tarot Card Party with your friends.

For more information and a price list, please contact Lisa-Marie/Sha’ Vega at sha_vegaAThotmailDOTcom or by calling 819-281-3307.

Hypnosis for women

Judy White MacDonald…Nursing Consultant, Professional Coach, Clinical Hypnotist

All aspects of our lives add to the definition of who we are as women, but the person ‘at the core’ is the most important one. Connection with this ‘real’ self identity is necessary for us to answer all the important questions in our lives and to find that often elusive joy, happiness, success, peace and contentment.

As women, so many of us have been trained to put the needs of others first. We so often don’t even understand what our needs are, or what to do about them. Hypnosis allows us to relax and allow the subconscious mind to reveal truths and strengths which might never have come to light otherwise. There are many ways in which hypnosis can be helpful to women. Please connect to: and learn what hypnosis can do for you!

Orleans Office; everyone welcome!

Tel. / Fax: (613) 841-4071



Red Shoes Productions is the ONLY Women’s Sensual Entertainment company with a Holistic Approach! Our goal is to assist every woman in attaining her highest potential with services that nourish the soul, open the heart and awaken the inner Goddess!

Red Shoes offers home parties, private coaching, workshops and special events! There are many home party themes to choose from visit our website at and discover the magic of the Red Shoes!

Dot’s fortune-telling party

Had bad luck in 2009?

Want a look into the future?

Dot Iskra and her fellow fortune-tellers/psychics Maya Ravenswing & Loula Blue invite you to an evening of fun, great food & drinks and a choice of 3 different types of fortune-telling.

We offer divination by crystal ball, tarot cards & rainbow beads.
Fortune-telling with rainbow beads is a new way of divination that involves using the powers of semi-precious stones, found objects, glass beads in the rainbow colours of the chakra system, and various symbolic beads from native and old wolrd cultures to give a past, present, and future reading for you.

So BOOK NOW and have a look into your future with 3 of ottawa’s most innovative fortune-tellers!

For more info CONTACT: Dot Iskra