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2017 EVENTS -Including Not quite Belly dance events!

July 19
Salsa at City Hall !

Wednesday, July 19 at 6 PM – 11 PM
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1

We have 9 weeks of partying ahead of us – let’s make them amazing!

WHAT IS SALSA @ CITY HALL? We are a free weekly Latin dance event taking place on Wednesday evenings from July 5 until August 30 at Ottawa City Hall. We will be outdoors on the Rink of Dreams if the weather is good, and indoors (Jean Pigott Place) otherwise.

July 22, 2017
Aziz and Company present Chai&Goodbye

365 Bank Street
12 noon-5 pm

Please join us for a very special day in the over 52 years of Aziz&Company, a day that will launch our final 60 days as a proud, small, family business on Bank Street. We are honoured to have Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi attend and share his thoughts at 3pm and Bollywood For Fun perform to help us dance our way into our final weeks. Don’t miss this chance to meet with Mrs. Aziz one last time, to reflect and reminsice with a cup of tea and Indian sweets on over a half century of Aziz&Company.
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July 29 2017
Jannat Performing Arts presents Insight: A Reflective Experience

Jannat Performing Arts is back this summer with another INSPIRATIONAL PRODUCTION you won’t forget! With our first production, HOPE, being a huge success, we promise you a BIGGER and BETTER show this time around.

This year our production will highlight the evolution of South Asian dance forms as well as Social Issues.

Proceeds from INSIGHT will go towards the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre for Mental Health – Care & Research.

Saturday, July 29 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Algonquin Commons Theatre
1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8

Ticket Information
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August 4-6, 2017
Ottawa Salsa Convention

Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way,
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W7
What does a 3-day SALSA Convention entail? It means bringing together 50 of the most nationally & internationally renowned latin dance stars from all of over Canada, USA & Mexico to perform right here in the Nation’s Capital. With over 30 latin dance workshops taught by award-winning performers, there will be something for all levels of dancers! Each day of the convention is then followed by social dancing to the sounds of some of the world’s best Salsa DJs across Canada and the United States. This 3-day convention is like no other, showcasing the best of latin dance, right in the heart of the Nation’s Capital at Aberdeen Pavilion in Landsdowne Park. Let’s celebrate Canada’s 150th together through the best of latin dance!

We hope that you all can join us to welcome the attendees of the 2nd Annual Ottawa SALSA Convention as we bring the best of SALSA to Ottawa!

Event Date : Grand Opening Friday August 4th, 7pm – 2 am with the theme Canada 150th
Saturday August 5th 8 pm – 2 am
Sunday August 6th 8 pm – 2 am
Fully licensed cash & credit bar will be available at your disposal.
Tickets are available on line or at the door by cash & credit card
Location: Aberdeen Pavilion in Landsdowne Park (1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W7)
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August 11-13, 2017
Festival Of India OTTAWA (FIO)

Facebook event

Aug 11 at 5 PM to Aug 13 at 11 PM
Marion Dewar Plaza

August 12, 2017
Latin Sparks Festival Part 2

Saturday, August 12 at 9 PM – 2 AM

The International – Ottawa
6 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario k1r

***Latin Sparks 2: Encore Edition***

Due to the amazing turn out, we’re giving you 1 more!

Ticket Information:
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August 20, 2017
ATS® Flow Drills

This is a workout style drills class open to everyone. Get ready to sweat & have fun while you follow along with any movement from the FatChanceBellyDance® vocabulary.
Have a costume you want to break in? Wear it! Wanna dress in yoga pants? Wear em’!
Bring Zills to improve your skills & most of all… bring your smile & laughter!!!
No previous dance experience required. Open to those 18+ of all shapes & sizes who are looking for a fun new experience!
$13.00 (paypal, etransfer or cash)

McNabb Community Centre (fitness room) , 180 Percy St. Ottawa, On
Cost: $13.00 (paypal, etranfer or cash)
Website for more information :

September 9-10, 2017
Aziza Workshop & Aida Style Trunk Show

Aziza returns to Ottawa for 2 days of workshops and a trunk show of designs from Aida Style .

Saturday September 9: Intense Technique
Intense technique, traveling steps, and sassy combinations. New concepts to add to your personal practice and performance repertoire!

Sunday September 10: Oriental Entrance
New Oriental entrance à la Aziza! A short dynamic entrance piece to impress!

More info and registration:

Aida Style costumes:

Location address: 1490 Youville Drive, Orleans

Hours of event : 12:00-5:00 PM

Cost: Early bird registration until July 31; see website for details
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