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2017 EVENTS -Including Not quite Belly dance events!


Sept 29 & 30, 2017
Canadance Dancesport Competition

Non belly-dancing event but fun nonetheless!

The National Capital’s only annual Ballroom/Latin dancesport competition is celebrating its 5th anniversary.

See all ages and levels compete on Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday. Amateur, Professional and Pro-Am.

General admission $40 Friday and $60 Saturday.
Reserved VIP seating also available. Check the website for details.

Free parking.

Location address: Tudor Hall – 3750 N Bowesville Rd, Ottawa
Hours of event : Late Friday afternoon through to the evening and all day Saturday
Cost: General admission:$40 Friday and $60 Saturday. Reserved VIP seating also available.
Website for more information :


Sept 29, 2017

Dandia Raas and Garba

Gujarati event

October 13-15 Workshops with Hadia & Samantha

Save the dates! October 13th to 15th, the Oasis Studio is welcoming the beautiful Hadia and Samantha Burnstein for a weekend of workshops you do not want to miss.

Friday October 13th with Hadia: Injury prevention for the Savvy Dancers
7 to 9pm – 40$
Hadia’s proprietary Savvy Body Work System gives you simple yet super effective ways to not only avoid any physical strain or pain sometimes resulting from belly dance, but can even erase your existing problems

Saturday with Hadia – Secrets of Improvisation – Oriental Dance
1 to 4pm
Hadia is delighted to share with you her unique and oh so yummy approach to the Secrets of Improvisation of Oriental Dance.

Sunday with Samantha Burnstein: Khaliji and Morocan dance
12:30 to 3:30pm
From the Maghreb to the Mashreq, form west to east, come learn about Moroccan and Khaliji dances! Discover ad explore the folklore of these two regions. In this class we will cover basic vocabulary, technique, musical notions, as well as cultural information on the dances.

The price for the 3 workshops is 150$.

Spots are limited. If you have not done so already, please contact Denise (819-776-5033 / 819-962-2645 / or ask your teacher to register. The full payment guarantees your participation.

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Sundays: Oct 22, Nov 19
Masterclass Mini Series with Amalia Maksoud

A special mini-series this fall with special guest Amalia Maksoud at the Ottawa Citizen Dance Studio, Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd Orleans.

Two hour masterclasses, once monthly. Sundays 1:30-3:30PM
October 22 Dance Technique;
November 19 Improvisation.

Amalia is the winner of numerous awards and competitions and has been living and performing in Beirut since 2012. To read more about her impressive dance background, visit:

Save per class when registering for more:

One class $90;
Two classes $165 (*use promo code Amalia2Classes when checking out);

While you are welcome to take only one or two classes, it is highly recommended to take the whole series of three classes to get maximum benefit; if you want to take advantage of the multiple class discount, you must sign up for the classes at the same time.

Contact if you have any difficulty registering yourself; we’ll set you all set up!

Location address: 245 Centrum Blvd Orleans
Hours of event : 1:30-3:30 PM
Cost: $90 for one, $165 for two,

Website for more information :

May 5 & 6, 2018
Princess vs. Village a Belly Dance Workshop with Nada El-Masriya

Saturday May 5, 2018 – Princess vs Village
Workshop 10:00am – 2:00pm
Explore the difference between the elevated form or “Princess” style of belly dance to that of the Folkloric or “Village” style of belly dance. Learn how to apply those differences to various songs. Technique and combinations will be focused on.

Saturday Extras – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Pampered Princess – Brenda, an Ottawa Esthetician, from Sensabella, is offering a special treat for after the workshop.

After Dance Foot Soak ($5) – Enjoy a nice hot Sea Salt Foot soak with a touch of peppermint essential oil to revive those tired feet.

After Dance Foot Soak and Mini Foot Massage Combo ($10) – Add a mini foot massage to the foot soak.

The Village Closet – Have a costume, DVDs, CDs, dancing accessories you want to swamp, sell and/or give away, then bring them to the workshop and see if they can their way to a new home.

Sunday Workshop – Village (Baladi plus)
Workshop 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Baladi – Master the Art of Baladi and learn music structure, nuances in styles, flavours, history and culture. Learn to apply this knowledge to a choreography created by Nada. Nada is known in Egypt and Internationally as the New Age Queen of Baladi as crowned by the Queen of Baladi, Fifi Abdou.

Fitness Studio at McNabb Recreation Centre – 180 Percy Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Extra 4-6pm

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Special until December 31, 2017
Weekend & Foot Massage – $150
Weekend Only – $140
1 day only – $80

January 1, March 31 2018
Weekend & Foot Massage – $160
Weekend Only – $150
1 day only – $85

April 1, May 5, 2018
Weekend – $170
1 day only – $90

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