Classes around town


This section covers the specific, time sensitive, upcoming/ present class schedule which would change with each session and shared in the calendar. Keep an eye out here for changes each session!

Winter 2018 classes

 Halyma’s winter session

Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset East

Belly Dance – Level 1

Explore fluidity, grace, and strength through this ancient and sensuous dance form developed in the Middle East. The fundamentals of posture, isolations, steps and accents of belly dance are stressed.

  •  Duniya Studio 2018 classes

    Registration now open! Register online at or by email to (or in person at class). Cheques, credit and debit accepted.

    Winter Session: January 10 – March 29
    Spring Session: April 4 – June 21

    In Kanata with Cathy at John G. Mlacak Community Centre (Hall A), 2500 Campeau Dr:
    Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 PM Beginner
    Wednesdays 8:00-9:0 PM Intermediate
    Thursdays 8:00-9:00PM Advanced

    In Ottawa with with Aletta at Studio X, 122-250 City Centre Ave:
    Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 PM Intermediate
    Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM Beginner

    $150 for 12-week session
    $20 single drop-ins

    Discounts for multiple classes per week and for referring a friend.

    Website for more information:

    Puja’s Winter classes

    email: for more details

    Bollywood For Adults with Puja
    Jan. 10-Mar.14, 2018
    8 weeks every Wednesday
    Location: Canterbury Community Centre (2185 Arch St.)
    Hours: 8-9pm
    Cost: $72
    Website for more information :

  • Bollyoga
    Children 6-9 years old
    Dates: January 13 – March 10
    Location address: Shenkman Arts Centre
    Hours of event : 9:45-10:45am
    Cost: $79.25
    Bollywood for Kids
    Kids 6-12yrs
    Dates: January 14- March 11
    Location address: Nepean Creative Arts Centre (35 Stafford Rd.)
    Hours of event : 10-11am
    Cost: $89
    Website for more information :

  • Bollywood For Adults taught by Puja

    8 weeks of fun while we shake our hips to Bollywood beats! You’ll learn different styles of Indian dances in a couple of choreographed dances.

    Nepean Creative Arts Centre (35 Stafford Rd.)
    Jan.18th – Mar.8th
    Website for more information :

    Dance Oasis Studio’s Winter 2018 Schedule

    New Session starting  January 8- March 3 at Dance Oasis Studio, the National Capital Region’s Premiere Egyptian Oriental Dance (Belly Dance) school!   Native Egyptian dance masters Denise and Ahmed Enan welcome you to enjoy dance classes with the region’s very best Oriental dance instructors.
    200 St. Joseph, Hull (just minutes across the bridge from downtown Ottawa) Bilingual classes!
    12-1 Intermediate with Camelia,
    6:00-7:15PM Intermediate with Mayada,
    7:15-8:15 PM Beginner with Mayada
    6:15-7:15 PM Beginner with Camelia,
    7:15-8:45 PM Advanced with Denise Enan
    5:30-6:45 PM Intermediate with Amira,
    6:45-7:45 PM Beginner with Farida,
    NEW! 7:45-9:15 PM   Folk-Oriental a blend of “Orientale” (Bellydance) and Egyptian Folkloric dance with Farida
    5:15-6:15 Beginner with Samara,
    6:15-7:15 PM, Let’s Raqs a full body workout dance class (multi-level) with Jalilah,
    7:30-9 PM Advanced with Jalilah
    9-10 AM Children’s dance with Carina,
    10-11:30 AM Intermediate with Mariya,
    11:30-12:30 PM, Let’s Raqs a full body workout dance class (multi-level ) with Kalia,
    12:30-2 PM,  Advanced with Denise Enan

    Prices for 8 week session:
    Children’s class $90, $100 for 1 hour, $105 for 1 hour 15 minutes, $110 for 1 hour 30 minutes, $20 a class drop in
    to register: email
    Phone: 819-776-5033 Cell: 819-962-2645

    Jalilah’s Winter 2018 Classes

    At Denise Enan’s  Dance Oasis, 200 St. Joseph, Hull (just minutes from downtown Ottawa)

    Starting January 11- March 1

    6:15 PM: NEW! Let’s Raqs!
    This dance class is a full body workout designed for students with minimal to  no bellydance experience, as well as those with dance experience who want to strengthen their foundation skills. The age old movements will help harmonize and energize your body, improve your stamina,flexibility and posture,reduce stress and boost your mood. Express yourself as you learn foundational techniques and signature bellydance moves through a fun and fitness approach!

    Thursday 7:30-9 PM Advanced Using both traditional and modern music from Egypt,the Levant and Turkey this class is a combination of technique,free improvisation and choreography. Having learned from and performed professionally for the people of the cultures this dance comes from, Jalilah conveys the joy, beauty and elegance of classical Raqs Sharqi in her classes.

    to register: email
    Phone: 819-776-5033 Cell: 819-962-2645

    January 22
    American Tribal Style® BellyDance Class

    ATS® Dance Fundamentals & Beyond:
    This fun class will introduce you to the basic steps & phrases of American Tribal Style® bellydance. We will follow the FatChanceBellyDance® format while learning correct dance posture, fast and slow hip, arm, and torso movements & shimmies. We will also touch on ATS® dance formations, where we will dance with partners and groups. Returning dancer’s will continue to build on previously learned material & be encouraged to build confidence with leading & cues. Each class will include a Gratitude Meditation, a review of previous movements, and a breakdown & drill of slow and fast movements.

    We will also introduce zills ( finger cymbals) which are part of the ATS experience.

    No previous dance experience required. Open to those 18+ of all shapes & sizes who are looking for a fun new experience! Smiles are required!!!

    Location address: McNabb Community Centre – 180 Percy St.

    Hours of event : 6:30 – 7:30pm

    Cost: 10 week semester – $130.00
    email for more information :

    Sewing Classes with Tracey – TAV Creations

    New session scheduled January 2018

    Routhier Community Centre – 172 Guigues – 613-244-4470
    Learn the basics of sewing. Complete simple projects that will teach a variety of skills.
    • Sat, 10 am-noon, Jan 6-Jan 20, $51.75 1105908

      18 yrs+, 3 classes, est. spots avail: 11 of 12   Register ” />
    Learn to alter your clothes, install a zipper and general repairs. Hand and sewing machine work. Basic store bought patterns will be covered.
    • Sat, 10 am-noon, Jan 27-Feb 10, $51.75 1105912

      18 yrs+, 3 classes, est. spots avail: 10 of 12   Register ” />
    Projects including seam finishing, fitting skills and more. Skirt, top or bag pattern chosen at first class. You supply the fabric for finished project. You will need a sewing machine for homework.
    • Sat, 10 am-noon, Feb 24-Mar 10, $51.75 1106668

      18 yrs+, 3 classes, est. spots avail: 12 of 12   Register ” />

    Don’t see a class in your area? Be sure to check the teacher listings {click on the box below} and contact teachers directly or feel welcome to send an inquiry to







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  2. Congrats to all involved. As a performer I liked the lights panning the audience , made it less of a BLACK VOID. As an audience member I thought the decor was nice, the sound was good , the intros to the point with little down time between numbers. As always a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in Belly Dance, and it’s many offshoot fusion styles, to strut their stuff. The atmosphere was relaxed and everyone seemed to be having a good time.

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