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2017 EVENTS -Including Not quite Belly dance events!

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Ecoequitable Fabric Sale

Fill a bag for $15
Buy 3 bags get the 4th one free
404 McArthur Ave, Heartwood House
Use Unitarian Fellowship Entrance

Remplissez un sac pour 15$.
Achetez 3 sacs recevez 1 GRATUIT !
Entrée Unitarian Fellowship.

Don’t miss out on this week’s Fabric Sale!

In 2016 EcoEquitable recycled over 7,000 lbs of fabric. Roughly 4,000 of those pounds were from our quarterly fabric sales. While we love giving Ottawa-makers a chance to score discounted fabric, we also love knowing that it is you who are helping us divert thousands of pounds of textiles from landfills.

Visit us on Saturday, October 21st to find fabric from Ikea, vinyl, and a large selection of upholstery fabric. Complete your Christmas projects while supporting EcoEquitable programs

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 :

November 3, December 1 2017, January 5 2018
Shimmy Sangha

Monthly on the First Fridays of the month
November 3 2017,
December 1 2017,
January 5 2018

Sangha means community in Sanskrit and we like that idea. We are a community that is attached at the hip!

It’s time to dance, sisters. Come on out for an evening of non-performance oriented dance to fabulous Middle Eastern style music in a welcoming atmosphere .

Wear whatever you like – something comfortable and casual, or dress up as you wish. Galabaya or blue jeans, you are welcome to express your own personal style.

The cost to attend Shimmy Sangha is $10 per person (payable at the door).

Parking is available.

Bring your water bottle, or a small snack (it’s not a food-focussed event, but there is a kitchen available if you need to have a bite to keep your dancing energy up. We can make tea).

This is ladies-only event. No children please

No photography or video inside the dance space, please (selfies in the hallway or the parking lot are encouraged!).

Location address: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave N, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5C9

Hours of event : 7pm

Cost: $10

Website for more information : FACEBOOK EVENT

November 4 2017

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This is an evening of mixed entertainment at the Quaker Meeting House in Ottawa, just to bring life and joy to the place and the people who come.

Sat., Nov. 4th, 2017
91A Fourth Avenue, Friends’ Meetinghouse

It’s a Coffeehouse,
with a Tiny Art Show( works 25$ or less)
Treats and art–with Brian Loyer, Bluegrass
doors open 5:30

Musical openers start at 7 pm:
Peggy Cameron trio
Rodney Norman, Drollery
Bollywood for Fun dancers

Headliner at 8:00 pm:
Michael Hanna & friends, Jazz and Gospel
Seating is limited– come early!

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

Payment Options: Deposit $20 to secure Special price until December 31, 2017 Paypal (add $2 for admin. fee) e-Transfer to

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