Dancers News-2010-01-17

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Good morning,

I have included all of the class listings for one more week as there is still room in many of then for you to join – contact the teachers/registration offices to sign up!  All of the upcoming classes I know about are listed below so you should be able to find something fun to keep warm and active this winter!

I have had an exciting weekend at Lansdowne Park – a very last minute addition to my schedule and I’ll post a blog note about it once I have some time, but in the meantime, please check out my TEDxOttawa Talk online – comments are open!

Have a fun week,


Latest Dancers’ Newsletter

Sunday, January 17



Jan 17 – Rhaehana – 10:30am-12:30pm $25 contact Rhaehana please

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



1–Classical/Sacred Dance(Odissi) 30Jan,13 & 27 Feb, 6 & 20 March(1:30-4:30)

Classical dance video:
2–Gypsy/folk/BOLLYWOOD Dance:20 Feb,13 March&17 April(1-3:30)
– 20 Feb Gypsy/Bollywood – Mudras(hand gestures) & feet movements: Workshop #1
– 13 March Gypsy/Bollywood – Expression & Grace in Indian Dance : Workshop #2
– 17 April Gypsy/Bollywood – Choreography combining workshops 1 & 2

Gypsy video:
Bollywood video:

3–Yoga of Dance- The Joy of Shakti! 23, 24 et 25 April a 3 day retreat at L’Ermitage Centre de Retraite


Reservation: 514-768-9711

March 6, 2010

TAV CREATIONS PRESENTS the Ottawa Dancer’s Bazaar

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
260 McArthur (Knights of Columbus Hall),

A Dancer’s Bazaar
The largest gathering of Ottawa area dancers with the best selection of new and used costumes, fabrics, music, accessories and more to buy, sell, swap and trade!

Open to all – free admission

Meet teachers, check out class schedules, get costume information, and much more!

Something for everyone – young and old – men and women! Come on out and enjoy the afternoon!

The Dancer’s Bazaar now hosts over 40 tables of goods and services to appeal to the shopper in us all! All booked with a variety of local and out of town vendors for your shopping pleasure!

Looking for zills? Sticks? Veils? Skirts? Music? Anything you can think of, and many things you might not have thought would come in handy – tote bags and cover-ups, baladi dresses, and accessories to complete any outfit! Whew! There will be new stock from Egypt, Turkey and of course from our local artisans and designers. And be sure to check out the many deals for used costumes as well.
There are many vendors who are connected to the belly dance community who are offering products and services that might not automatically seem like a bellydance purchase, so come with an open mind! Remember this is a cash and carry event – credit cards are not likely to be accepted by most vendors. And as in the past, many new vendors will be coming out, so there will be a huge selection of products available!

10 TIPS for Shopping at the Bazaar!

Get the bilingual Miniposter (404 KB PDF) with all the details!

Sunday, March 7, 2010
Fluidity and Slow Movements Workshop with Jalilah

This workshop will be accessible and beneficial to all levels of dancers.
Location: Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Road, Ottawa in Bells Corner
Details to follow.

For info contact Julie

APRIL 21-25, 2010 TORONTO

International Belly dance Conference

Check it out.

Learn about the IBCC 2010 Featured Instructors, Speakers, Main Stage Performers … and more!

Hurry! We’re already 85% sold out!
$599 to Feb. 28th, 2010
Regular rate: $699 CDN
SPECIAL: All IBCC past package registrants receive an extra $50 off per year registered!

Just call: 1-416-920-5593

WINTER 2010 CLASSES – updated info

TRACEY/HALYMA – Byward Market Area


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 STILL ROOM TO JOIN!

Level 2 -7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( $86.50/ 12 weeks) course code:418015 STILL ROOM TO JOIN!

Thursdays – start January 14:

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

* 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 7:30-8:45pm. 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 minute 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: Monday 8:15 pm; 7 + 6 wks, $70/7 wks and
$65/6 for the next term starting Feb. 22, 2010.

The pricing for Intermediate or advanced is $90/7 and $90/ 6wks second session.
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

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 – UPDATED

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. There is still a lot of room in this class. Please join us!
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. – a few spots left
$43.25 – Course code 415839

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

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

You can register 24 hrs a day on the Internet at You can register over the phone using The City of Ottawa’s touch-tone telephone registration system at 613-580-2588.

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 12 – March 30, 2010
Level 3 & 4 – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$70 – Course code – 416154
12 weeks

Thursday, January 14 – April 1
Level 1 & 2 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
$87.50 – Course code 412103
12 weeks

Thursday, January 14 – April 1 – This class presently has only 1 person registered. In all likelihood it will be cancelled. IF you can do so, please sign up for the Tuesday Level 3 & 4 class.
Level 3 & 4 – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
**$70 – Course code – 416162
12 weeks

REGISTER NOW over the phone using The City of Ottawa’s touch-tone telephone registration system at 613-580-2588
or register online at

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

During winter 2009, Leslie will be living part time in Ottawa, and teaching two great classes!

Tribal Basics includes yoga inspired warmup, conditioning, drills for strong and elegant technique and combinations towards the end of the session! This all levels class will challenge both beginners and experienced dancers. Leslie is a certified yoga instructor currently studying her MA in Dance at York University, is a Suhaila Salimpour Format trained dancer, and a longtime student of Rachel Brice. In developing her style of dance, she draws upon these influences to create modern fusion bellydance performance.

Tribal Basics & Combinations

Tuesdays 8-9pm
1196 Bank at Makin Moves
$100 for this 8 week session
Begins Jan 12 (this session almost sold out!)

Tribal Basics & Combinations

Mondays 8-9pm
1196 Bank at Makin Moves
$100 for this 8 week session
Begins Jan 18th

to register: email leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca

for those who cannot attend regularly, a drop-in option is available, $15 per class. Please email an rsvp before dropping in!


200 St-Joseph, Hull
Classes start this week (first class Jan 10)! – Les cours commence cette semaine (première class le 10 janvier)!

Beginner Bellydance — $90 — Baladi Débutant
Sundays 4:30PM — dimanches 16H30

Registration: 819-776-5033,
858 Bank St @ 5th Ave

Classes start next week (first class Jan 14)

Intermediate technique and drills $105 adult; $90 student/senior
Thursdays 7:05PM

Registration:, 613-233-3456,

Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners

Have fun while getting fit. Beginners will learn enough basic steps and veil
movement for a complete choreography. The style taught is “American Cabaret” belly dance which allows for more freedom in the interpretation of movement – perfect for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or flat dance shoes.

All body types and sizes welcome. Liz Chaisson Thompson

Winter Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Feb 2 (14028)

Spring Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Apr 20 (24028

Click on General Interest Courses to view program and to
sign up for a course. To obtain your client # and PIN # for on
line registration call 613-228-3338.
Payment by Visa or MasterCard only.
BY PHONE 613-228-3338
Please have your Visa or MasterCard information ready.

Loulouh’s Classes (Lois Brake)

Sandy Hill Community Centre
250 Somerset E.
Ph. 613-241-4646.

Level 1
Jan 13 to Mar 17
6 to 7 pm
Code 417173

Level 2
Jan 14 to Mar 18
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Code 417181

Level 2/3
Jan 14 to Mar 18
6:30 to 7:45 pm
Code 417192

Level 3/4
Jan 14 to Mar 18
7:45 to 9 pm
Code 417211

Bahiya’s Classes

Jan 21st 8 week session
Hunt Club Riverside Community Center
3320 Paul Anka Drive
Ottawa Ontario K1V 0J9
Thursdays Beginner 6:30 to 7;30
Thursdays Level 2 7:40 to 8:40

St Nicholas Adult High School
893 Admirl Ave
Catholic School Board
Starts Feb 9th 8 week session
Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:00


Barrhaven – Mother Teresa High School

Mondays Beginner 7:00-8:00PM Beyond Basics 8:15-9:15M

Orleans – St. Peter High School

Thursdays Beginner 7:00-8:00PM Beyond Basics 8:15-9:15M

Classes will being in February
For details email: jewel2k9 (at)gmail (dot)com


Earth*tones Drum and Dance Circle / Groupe de danse et percussions

Sunday, January 17, 7 – 8:30 pm
Jack Purcell Community Centre, in the gym
320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa

Benefit for: The Humanitarian Coalition
Earthquake in Haiti emergency response fund

Bring an acoustic instrument and join the jam.


Open (body) Space

series at Dovercourt community centre starts on Thursday (7:30pm in the upstairs big room) and runs for 14 weeks:

– fourteen weeks of different types of neat body and movement classes

– details:

Authentic Movement

– Fridays 5:30pm-7:30pm weekly

– two Sundays per month, including the one coming Jan 17 9:30am to noon

– if you’ve never done any Authentic Movement before, please email to set up a quick learning session (30

minutes) before a session so you can join the main group easily


JourneyDance is a groovy celebration that will have you loving your body and loving your life! Weaving simple, guided movement sequences and free exploration, JourneyDance reconnects you with your innate state of joyous well-being. Your mind becomes clear, free and positive, and your body feels supple, energized, and powerful. Practiced barefoot to inspiring world music, your dance is an empowering journey of transformation. Everyone is welcome because everyone’s a dancer!

Next Class:
Sunday January 24th, 2010, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Routhier Community Centre
172 Guigues St. Ottawa

Admission is by donation
RSVP preferred or drop in


Acupuncturist ~NEW LISTING

Roxanne Chabidon, TCMP -specialising in Acupuncture, Nutrition and Chinese Herbology.
For all kind of Women issues including menopause, menstrual irregularities and fertility.
For more information visit the website at .
To book an appt: 613-216-2135.

Lumina Health & Rejuvenation Clinic


“The Present is a Gift from The Past, and an Inspiration to the Future.” –Tracey “Halyma” Vibert

….Creativity Abounds…


Phone: 613.241.3397


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