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WOW – the past week has been dance filled for me and many of you! Fabulous performances Wednesday evening at the OCCP, and then yesterday was a dance-all-day kinda day for me and some of the Belly Dancing For Fun Dancers along with our Bollywood For Fun crew! Thanks to everyone who has come out to play! My blog will be updated later today with pictures, video and some feedback from the day – check it out at http://www.halmya.com – later!
Happy Father’s Day – BTW! I suspect not that many gents read the news, but if you do and are a father – well, have a great day!
Finally: if you donated $1 to get a chance to win the 2 CSTS Charity Screening tickets, and did not hear me call out the number, the last 2 digits on that little white “admit one” ticket were 79. I need you to email me so that I know who can come and enjoy the show on Sunday next!
DANCERS’ NEWS – UPDATE EDITION
JUNE 24 to JULY 29, 2010
FREE SUMMER PRACTICE EVENINGS
Thursday evenings of dance – come out and play
Where: 172 Guigues – Routhier Community Centre, 2nd floor
When: 6:30 to 8:30p.m.
What: Two hours in an air conditioned room with mirrors to play as you wish!
There with a cd player and music. Feel free to bring your own music too, or just take advantage of space and a safe fun atmosphere to test drive those belly dance moves you learned through the winter and spring!
Drop in anytime during the two hours to play, practice, and socialize.
Join us for a fun night out to get some exercise, to practice for upcoming performances, or try those props you have learned through the year and have nowhere to practice them!
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS – Beginner through professional!
Please note: this is not a class – but you’ll learn new stuff by watching and playing.
JULY 2, 2010~Montreal
The One and Only Mira Betz
Absolutely unique as a dancer and teacher, Mira is a must see. Read more about here here :www.miramania.com
She will be with us for 9 hours of intimate teaching (max 25 people) and a show on july 2nd.
At first, we will only accept registration for the full week end. Individual workshops will be open for registration only if they don’t sell out. We want to create a group energy that grows through the week end.
For 9 hours of workshops: 230 $
Registrations and workshop description at http://www.matjacob.com
Le 2 juillet à 20H30 venez découvrir l’incroybale Mira Betz, tout droit venue de San Francisco.
Elle a la rare qualité de savoir captiver un public et de l’émouvoir comme personne.
Elle vaut le détour. Mille fois.
Ouverture des portes à 19h30, spectacle à 20h30.
Avec elle, des artistes invitées:
Lauren Caspar (New York)
Tribu Ghabal (Trois Rivières)
Le thème du spectacle est le temps. Ne ratez pas ça!!
Les billets sont au coût de 25 $ (30 $ sur place) et peuvent être achetés:http://www.matjacob.com/fr/spectacle.html ou au magasin “L’oblique” au 4333 rue Rivard (métro Mont royal).
Vive la danse!
JULY 16, 2010
Zafirah of Montreal in Ottawa
Friday, 16 July 2010
Topkapi Turkish Restaurant, 484, rue Preston Street
Dinnner with performance by Zafirah of Montreal.
Please make your reservation by calling 613-230-8828.
Souper et spectacle avec Zafirah de Montréal.
Veuillez faire vos réservations dès maintenant en téléphonant au 613-230-8828.
We need 20 people to reserve in order for this event to take place.
Nous avons besoins de 20 réservations pour continuer avec l’élément.
July 17-18, 2010
Two Day Workshop with Zafirah of Montreal
Veil Poi (Voi) Workshop
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Location: Sandy Hill Community Centre (250 Somerset St.)
Note: Parking available for free.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Location: Routhier Community Centre (172 Guigues St.)
Note: Parking available for free
Learn technique and choreography at each workshop.
DVD of the choreographies are included.
Early Bird Prices (EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 25, 2010)
1 day workshop: $65
2 day workshop: $120
Prices after June 11, 2010
1 day workshop: $75
2 day workshop: $140
Please make payments through Paypal to the email address email@example.com and let me know which workshop or both you would like to register for.
Once your payment is processed I will send you an email confirming your registration.
If you would like to make other arrangements for payment please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Midsummer’s Night Dance – A Celebration of Oriental and Tribal Dance
Special Guest Zafirah of Montreal
Saturday July 17, 2010
Ottawa University Alumni Theatre ( Jock Turcott Building/Unicenter )
Doors open: 7:00pm
Show starts: 7:30pm
$15.00 Advance or $20.00 at the Door
Tickets will also be available at the SUMMER PRACTICE EVENINGS!
for tickets email: email@example.com
October 8-10, 2010
Tribal Fusion Bellydance with Rosanna McGuire
Rosanna will teach her signature style, and we’re excited to present a show featuring Rosanna and guest performers!
For information and registration email Leslie – firstname.lastname@example.org
November 5-7, 2010 ~ Toronto
Dalia Carella, Carmine Guida, Beatbox Guitar
Serpentina North & Shakti fusion collaborate to bring you a divine weekend of music, dance and workshops featuring renowned world fusion artist, choreographer, and instructor Dalia Carella, accompanied by the internationally recognized percussive genius of Carmine Guida, and Brooklyn based duo, Beatbox Guitar (Pete List & Rob Mastrianni) who create an innovative mix of flamenco, psychedelic rock, hip hop and punk.
Details on this exciting weekend of workshops and performance to follow soon!
For information email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3-5, 2010
Dalia Carella and Carmine Guida of Djinn (NYC!) intensive workshop and show in Ottawa
Since many won’t be able to get to our Toronto intensive November 5-7 with Dalia, Carmine, and Beatbox Guitar, Leslie will be hosting a smaller version of the event here in Ottawa !
Dalia & Carmine will teach together, music/rhythms for dancers, and also offer separate workshops in both dance and drumming. More details to follow. The earlybird for *both* days (9 hours total) will be $275 and time limited, the full price will be more.
For information and registration for both these exciting workshops email Leslie – email@example.com
NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:
JUNE 20, 2010
Sister Bazaar event
Sunday June 20th (yes…. Father’s Day) at
70 Third Ave in the Glebe,
from 1 PM to 6 PM.
We have received new stock of lovely floaty tunics and we do still have several excellent indigo printed items available. They won’t last long…
Hope you can attend. Feel free to share this notice with friends.
Madeleine & Andree
June 25, 2010
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Drum and Dance Circle – Summer Solstice Edition
Friday – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Maki House Community Centre
19 Leeming Drive (between Bayshore and Kanata)
This month, the Full Moon falls just days after the summer solstice and coincides with a Lunar Eclipse. We will celebrate outside weather permitting at Maki Park, otherwise we will be inside the community centre.
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.
There will be an optional meditative drumming and period of silence at the end of the circle for those wishing to stay.
Please RSVP to julieDOTtierneyATympatico.ca. so that we know how many people to set up for.
JUNE 27, 2010
Can’t Stop the Serenity 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
1074 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3
What is Can’t Stop the Serenity?
Can’t Stop the Serenity is a charity event supporting Equality Now and iSisters Technology Mentoring. We are screening the sci-fi film “Serenity”, and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”
ABOUT THE CHARITIES:
Equality Now is an international organization which documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses.
iSisters Technology Mentoring is a local charity that connects women in need with technology through mentoring. iSisters increases economic earning potential and independence for women in poverty in Ottawa who are unemployed, have limited education and depend on government services for basic needs.
ABOUT THE FILMS:
Serenity (film starts at 1 PM)
Called “the best science fiction film ever” by science fiction author and legend, Orson Scott
Card, it’s hard not to like Joss Whedon’s shiny space western. Indeed, watch the film that rose from the ashes of the celebrated Fox television show, Firefly, and you’ll soon see why this movie garnered IGN’s 2005 Best Sci-Fi and Best Story awards, as well as topping numerous fan polls.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (film starts at 3:20 PM)
A classic short film showcasing the writing talents of the Whedon family (and Maurissa Tancharoen) as well as the acting and singing abilities of none other than Neil Patrick Harris(Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, How I Met Your Mother), Felicia Day (The Guild, Dollhouse) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Slither). You will laugh and cry in this amazing musical about an up-and-coming supervillain, his nemesis and his one true love.
To purchase tickets ($12 in advance, $15 after June 20th) or to make a donation please visit http://www.ottawabrowncoats.ca.
CATS SEEKING NEW HOME
Might you know someone who’d like to adopt feline sisters Charlotte and Emily, affectionate in-door cats aged 6 and 7, as of October 2010?
Please contact Bill in Ottawa: 613 612 7460
see letter from Charlotte and Emily below.
Zamira’s Summer Classes
Belly Dance for Adults and Teens all levels
A Beginner-Intermediate Belly Dance class with an emphasis on flexibility, muscle isolation and increasing muscle strength and grace. To run this class a minimum of 6 students is required.
Wednesday 7:00-8:00 PM
June 2 – July 28, 2010: block of 6 consecutive classes $66
Drop-in fee $12 cash per class – no registration necessary
Classes take place at Makin’ Moves Dance Studio:
1196 Bank Street at Ossington Avenue Old Ottawa South
For registration and information contact Zamira:
Tribal Fusion Leslie and Tools for your Practice with Leslie
This class is both for the absolute beginner and the more experienced tribal dancer looking to deepen their practice. Drills for strong technique will be taught, along with some combinations throughout the session. This session takes us through to the end of July.
1196 Bank at Makin Moves studio
email leslie AT shaktifusion DOT ca to register!
$90 for this 7 week session
CardioBellydance at the Arts Court with Anna and Safiya
Wednesday June 23rd, CardioBellydance continues all summer long at
Capital City Dance
1309 Carling Ave, Westgate Mall,
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Contact Safiya at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit http://www.annabellydance.ca/classes
Dance OASIS de la danse
200 St-Joseph blvd, Hull
819-776-5033 / 819-962-2645
Register now for summer classes with Denise Enan, and the Oasis teachers.
Monday-Friday: lunch-time classes and evening classes
Saturday-Sunday: morning and daytime classes
Summer session starts June 21
Jalilah’s Summer Classes
Intermediate /Multi-level Tuesdays Mornings 11-12
at The Studio School of Dance 11 Jamie Street (near Hunt Club and Merivale)
July 6 to August 10 $60
To register contact Jalilah (613)3388215 email@example.com
Intermediate 6:30-7:30 Thursday Evenings 6:30-7:30
Advanced 7:30-8:30 Thursday Evenings 7:30-9:00
At Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis
200 St Joseph, Hull
June 24 to August 12 Intermediate $85 Advanced $100
To register contact Oasis at (819) 7765033 or (819)9622645 http://www.baladi.ca