In January 2018, changes will be taking effect. More news will be announced weekly.

Please note, I will also be taking a break from sending out the weekly updates on December 24th and 31st.  So send in your news asap!

Go Here to see the online Ottawa Dancers’ News Calendar

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2017 EVENTS -Including Not quite Belly dance events!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ottawa Class Bellydance Show

This is the end of season event for many local belly dance classes and will feature an evening of students and professionals offering up their love of Baladi, Raks Sharki, Bollywood, Fusion styles, ATS, and more for everyone’s enjoyment.

This semi private event is open to the students and teachers who have been invited to participate along with their guests.

All profits will be going to the charity “Operation Come Home”

Please contact your teacher(s) for tickets. There will be a designated seating area close to door for the performers.

Location address: Ottawa University – Academic Hall – 133 Seraphin-Marion (between Cumberland and Wilbrod). Parking directly behind the builiding. Alumni Theatre was under construction.

Hours of event : Doors open 6:30. Show starts 7:00 pm.

Cost: Advance tickets: $10, at the door $15

Location address: Ottawa University – Academic Hall – 133 Seraphin-Marion (between Cumberland and Wilbrod)

Hours of event : 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30)

Cost: $10 advance tickets , $15 at the door
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January 5 2018
Shimmy Sangha

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

April 22 2018
The Ottawa Souk (aka Dancers’ Bazaar)

Yes! The Ottawa Souk IS happening in 2018!!!

Dancers and shoppers rejoice!

This favourite community event will be happening again next spring. this will be the last time the event is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on McArthur Ave (the building is being sold).

260 McArthur Ave
shopping from noon-5pm

Tables $40 (or two for $70, or three for $100)
Visit for details and links to vendor application form
(doors open to vendors at 10am for set-up)

April 22 2018 Ottawa Souk Facebook event:

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Location address: 260 McArthur Ave
Hours of event : 12-5pm
Cost: Free for shoppers

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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