Dancers’ News- 2010-02-28- Update Edition

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Good morning,

There seem to be some problems with my main webpage this morning, so I hope many of you also take a moment to check the online updates here!

Mainly reminders a few new postings, February comes to an end and March starts us up with loads of fun!

Have a great week,




FEBRUARY 28, 2010
Bellydance Workshop with Zena

Sat. Feb. 28, 2010 @ 12:30 pm -3:00 pm.

Fun basics of bellydance with tone-up exercises, drills, shimmywork and intro to veils. Light refreshments provided and water. Wear comfy exercise clothes, bare feet or indoor shoes and hipscarf/neck scarf or coin belt. Cost: $45 tax included.

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

To reserve/register, please email or call Darpan dircectly at (613) 288-0106.

Saturday, 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


Come Comment on the FACEBOOK PAGE!

10 TIPS for Shopping at the Bazaar!

Take our shopping POLL!

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


Dance with Nath Keo!, $165 – reg’n w/ Jannah
Jennifer (Jannah)
to Dance is Paradise! 519.569-1432
Jannahdancer Dance Centre….a Positive Place to Be!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

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:

March 21, 2010
Fun with Cane/Stick and Zills with Isaden

Location: Routhier Community Center 2nd Floor Room Page (172 Guigues St., Ottawa)

Time: 1-4 pm
Maximum Spaces Available: 12

Learn basic cane/stick movements and basic zills. Then learn how to combine the two props together for fun and challenge in some movement combinations.

Cost: $25 before March 6
$30 after March 7

If you don’t have a cane/stick and/or zills please let me know. I will have some spares available for the day.

Email for more details and to register

Checks can be made out to Erika McCulloch and sent to 618-1551 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4B5



We will once again be partying and raising funds for great causes.
(Distress Centre, Bereaved Families)

The party will be at the Legion hall at the corner of McLaren and Kent (lots of parking).
The doors (and the bar) open at 7 pm. The party starts at 8 pm. Food will be served from 9 pm till close!
Everyone is invited to dance: soloists, groups, troupes,bunches….out-of-towners are welcome again.

Tickets are $25 in advance….$30 at the door

Don’t forget our great prizes, DVDs, the bar…so bring along some cash!! It all goes back to our community!
Contact Catharine at

MAY 30 – JUNE 15, 2010  EGYPT TOUR

Travel in Egypt with Denise and Ahmed Enan!

Details of the next tour now available on their website:

Nobody, but nobody can bring you the years of first-hand knowledge and

experience with authentic Egyptian dance! Denise and Ahmed will share

entertaining stories of their time with the Firqa Kaoumeia (National Dance

Troupe of Egypt) and life growing up in Egypt. Without missing any of the

tourist must-sees, we allow special time for dancers to go costume shopping,

take optional dance lessons, and outings to see dancers performing.

Call Ahmed for more details 819-776-503


FEBRUARY 28, 2010
Journey Dance Ottawa

Born out of Kripalu Yoga Dance, 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.

Classes for February will be on Sunday 28th @ 4:30-6:00 pm at Routhier Centre in Lowertown.

See website for details: Everyone is welcome, because we are all dancers!!

much love, Dodie Sobretodo

DANCES OF INDIA: by Amrita Choudhury


1–Classical/Sacred Dance(Odissi)  6 & 20 March(1:30-4:30)

Classical dance video:

2–Gypsy/folk/BOLLYWOOD Dance:,13 March&17 April(1-3:30)
– 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 3, 2010

Spark your Creativity through The Artist’s Way Workshop

Part I 8-week facilitated course

This workshop is for anyone wanting to live a more creative life!

Do you like to write, sing, make music, act, paint, draw, dance, or decorate your home? Would you like to be more creative in your workplace? Maybe you are looking for a new hobby or a new way to express yourself. If so, give yourself the gift of time and join us for 8 evenings of self-discovery and fun.

Julia Cameron’s classic text, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, will form the basis for this course. Come explore the keys to unlocking greater creativity in your life. As we work and share together, artists and non-artists alike will find the exercises and practices enlightening.

You’ll learn how to dismantle emotional blocks to creativity, including conflicts involving personal relationships, preconceived notions about success, concerns about money, and doubts about your own abilities. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to draw out your inner artist for a heightened sense of authenticity, adventure, and creative power in your everyday life.

Next session starts March 3, 2010

8 Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Chapters Bookstore
Pinecrest Shopping Centre, 2735 Iris
Ottawa, Ontario

Cost: $275
Seating is limited. Advance registration required.

Web site:
DBA Consultants
Dream Believe Achieve… be all you can be

The Goddess Revealed – April 9-10, Ottawa

ANJALI and Company featuring Basia Gowing

The Goddess Revealed

Mixed Media: Indian Classical Dance, Video, Images Music Text

April 9-10

7.30 pm

Arts Court Theatre

$25, $22 info tickets 613 564 7240

Classical Indian Temple and Court Dances

Mixed Media Dance-Theatre – Performed in front of Video and Images from Hindu Temples, sculptures and miniature paintings  throughout India

Journey back in time to savour the classical arts of Ancient India through their temple dances and sacred spaces. The unfolding of tradition, history and imagination is assisted by stunning imagery and poignant narration.