Teacher/ Studio Listings indicate our local teachers and studios with their general locations and concept of classes they offer- hopefully with at least an email address and when possible, a web link.Contact Teacher directly about drop ins and private lessons:
TRACEY/HALYMA– Byward Market, Sandy Hill
-Beginner through intermediate levels of Belly dance including veil work, zills, fusion pieces.
– Private Bollywood Fusion classes – Bellywood classes for higher aerobic activity and muhdras
Halyma’s Basic Belly dance Lessons, 2 levels available, on DVD available online.
613-241-3397 – leave a message or even better – email Halyma@bellydancingforfun.com
Halyma’ Belly Dance shows and Classes
and sewing classes also available!
ANNA & SAFIYA- Downtown
Leb-Anise Dance Expression
613-422-8257 www.leb-anise-danceexpression.com Classes offered in : Nepean, Glebe, St.Laurent area, Cyrville Rd, Dunrobin
Location: Hull & Ottawa Area
West End and Riverside Hunt Club Community Center. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance Oasis Teacher: Kalia
From her foundation in visual arts, Kalia was first drawn to Middle Eastern dance by the music.
She explored many dance forms along the way including jazz, fusion, flamenco and tango, and then found her artistic home in 2011 at Dance Oasis. Under the instruction of Egyptian master teacher and lifelong dancer, Denise Enan and her accomplished colleagues, Jalilah Zamora and Farida Enan, Kalia continues to explore a rich cultural legacy.
As a professional dancer, dance teacher, and member of the Enan Egyptian Troupe, Kalia focusses on Egyptian dance forms including Baladi, Raqs Sharqi, and the many varieties of Egyptian folkloric dance. She is in love with these forms of movement and communication and strives to share and convey this through joyful and expressive teaching and performance.
Carina offers bilingual (french and english) classes at the Oasis Studio for kids between the ages of 8-12. Carina started dancing ballet and first got into bellydance at the young age of 7 at the Oasis Studio. She started dancing with Rania and has since studied with Master Instructor Denise Enan, Farida, Jalilah and Mayada. She has taken workshops with teachers in Canada, USA, Spain, Germany and Holland. Last year (2015), Carina participated in the Miami Bellydance Convention and took home first place in the teen category. After this, she returned to Miami in 2016 to perform in the Opening Gala Show. Belly dance is Carina’s passion and she strives to keep growing as a dancer!Her classes are at Studio Oasis Saturdays, 9am – 10am
Cours de danse orientale pour enfants de 8 à 12 ans, enseignés par Carina, qui a 17 ans et compte 10 ans d’expérience. Carina a fait ses débuts en danse orientale à l’Oasis de la danse dès l’âge de 7 ans. Dix ans plus tard, elle rafle le 1er prix à la compétition de la Miami Bellydance Convention. Cette année (2016), Carina est retournée à Miami pour danser dans le spectacle d’ouverture. Elle a commencé ses cours avec Rania et a poursuivi avec Denise Enan, Farida, Jalilah et Mayada. Elle a suivi des ateliers avec d’autres professeures au Canada, en Espagne, en Allemagne, aux Pays-Bas et aux États-Unis. Carina a également étudié un peu de ballet, le hip-hop et la salsa.
For more details: email@example.com
Duniya Studio is currently operating out of two locations in the Ottawa area:
– Studio X in Ottawa, 122-250 City Centre Avenue (near Lebreton Flats, Little Italy / Hintonburg area)
– Mlacak Community Centre, Hall A (2500 Campeau Dr, Kanata).
Duniya Studio’s teachers have been trained by the best master teachers and have many years of dancing and teaching experience. Offering a solid foundation of quality technique, and tons of dancing fun. We would like to invite you to come dance with us!
Learn more about us and see our most current schedule on our website at http://www.DuniyaStudio.com.
Discounts offered for those who take multiple classes, or who bring a friend who registers.
JOCELYNE “JEHANE” KHAN
– Owner of Duniya Studio
– Teaching in English and French in Ottawa and Gatineau (and beyond)
– Group classes, private and semi-private lessons
– 1-day workshops: finger cymbals (zills/sagat), dance fundamentals, music editing for dancers, other topics by request – Turquoise International finger cymbals for sale
– Solo and group performance of Oriental and Folkloric dance for weddings and other special events
– Propriétaire de Duniya studio,
– Enseignement en anglais et en français à Ottawa et Gatineau
– Cours de groupe, privés et semi-privés
– Ateliers de 1 jour: cymbales (zills/sagat), les principes fondamentaux de la danse, modification de musique pour les danseuses, d’autres sujets sur demande
– Les cymbales de Turquoise International à vendee
– Les solos et les performances du groupe de danse orientale et folklorique pour les mariages et autres événements spéciaux
Cathy began her Egyptian dance training with Denise Enan, world-renowned dance master, in 1977. She went on to perform professionally as a soloist for many years in the Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto areas and worked with many popular Arabic musicians and singers of the ’70’s and ’80’s.
She was a founding member of the Egyptian Enan Folkloric Troupe and the Lebanese dance troupe, Banaat Sahara, in Ottawa before moving to Lebanon for seven years, where she had the opportunity to absorb the language and culture and explore the music and dance. Since her return to Canada she has been performing and teaching both Egyptian and Lebanese dance styles, and rejoined the Enan Troupe 2008 after a long absence.
She has more than 35 years of performance and teaching experience. “I love this dance in all of its authentic forms, and have tried very hard to promote teaching standards in the Ottawa area. I encourage my students to have fun and be expressive while staying loyal to its cultural roots.”
Cathy will begin teaching at Duniya Studio in February. For more details go to www.DuniyaStudio.com Cathy is also offering private and semi-private lessons in her private studio. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-816-5401. Follow her on LinkedIn (must be a LinkedIn member).
Siddiqah – Introduction To Middle Eastern Dance
-Hunt Club/Riverside Have you ever wanted to try belly dancing, but were too shy? This ancient form of dance is designed for women of any age, size, and fitness level. Learn the basics and express yourself creatively in a non-competitive atmosphere. Let’s have some fun with fitness! Private and group lessons available for your home or office, or for girlie get-togethers. Got questions? Contact Laura at: email@example.com, or check out my website at: fatcatbellydance.com
Teaching in Canley Qc 819-827-5134
Performance group: Les Douceurs d’Orient
Evening shows, bachelorette parties, wedding or baby showers, corporate events, fund raisers, teen parties, workshops, all girl parties, birthdays, dinner shows 819-772-8548 Jeanfirstname.lastname@example.org
JALILAH- Nepean and Hull
JULIE TIERNEY- Nepean, Almonte and Kanata
613-254-8469 meditative expressive dance email@example.com
Whirlwind Fusion Bellydance
oceanfiretribal AT gmail DOT com
Louise Houle-East Ottawa, Orleans, Embrun
Corazon – Niki
American Tribal Style® Dance taught by FatChanceBellyDance® certified teacher Niki
For info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 613-913-1257 Facebook: Niki Theo
Rae– Loretta Ave N
email@example.com // 613.851.1619
SHA’ VEGA Malibu- (Lisa-Marie Serafin)
819-281-3307 – 819-598-4451
Private and semi-private lessons FUNshops (mini belly dance workshops for fun) Available to perform at parties and cultural events firstname.lastname@example.org
American Tribal Style Classes with Tracy
Certified Fat Chance BellyDance Sister Studio
Monday evening classes
Please see website for details & pricing
or call 613-360-6322
Dance with ZAMIRA (Gailene) – Leslie Park (Ottawa West)
Beginner Basics, Intermediate/Specialty, Seniors’ lessons, Private lessons and workshops.
Theatrical Dance Fusion and Steampunk Belly Fusion workshops
ZENA- Hunt Club, Kanata
phone # (819) 777-1768.
Studio de Danse Danielle- AYLMER/HULL
with Maria Kaur V. Belly dance (all levels) and Bollywood dance (bharatanatyam and bhangra) www.studiodanielle.com
Classes outside of Ottawa
Anichka-(LAVAL, Quebec) www.anichka.ca – email: email@example.com
Arts In Motion Perth School of Dance
1 Sherbrooke Street Phone: 1-613-267-1900 Dance classes for all ages! Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Irish, Highland, Hiphop, Belly Dance. Call Svetlana for more information. Click on our website link for further details. http://www.facebook.com/l/6f9d9;
Bellydance with Gela ~ Renfrew
beginner-intermediate Renfrew and Horton Community centre.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-432-7459.
Deborah~ HUNTINGDON, QUEBEC
Location: Huntingdon Heritage School EMAIL: email@example.com
Hadia~Nova Scotia, International
Haft Vadi Bellydance Studio- KITCHENER
JAMILAH– PEMBROKE, RENFREW, COBDEN AND EGANVILLE
ALSO: introductoryTribal fusion with Milana 613-628-2904
Jannah- MILTON, KITCHENER
Middle Eastern Dance and Back Health workshops with KAREN MACNAULL– Brockville
Middle Eastern Dance and Back Health workshops/classes Offering Middle Eastern Dance sessions focused on improving back health in working professionals. Sessions can be on an individual or group basis and include a back health presentation and a dance class portion.
Session Options: – Professional Setting Workshops – Group Session – In Home – Private Session – In Home Contact Me to Plan your Session and Get Started Improving Your Back Health in a Fun and Effective Way! Brockville, Ontario Sessions will be booked individually Email: karenmacnaull ‘at” cogeco.ca Phone: 613-213-9831
Karen Phillips (Kareemah) – Kingston
Middle Eastern style dance classes
Ongoing, multilevel classes in Middle Eastern style dance, held in downtown Kingston. Pay per class or buy a class card and attend either day, as suits your schedule. Drop-ins welcome!
Mondays: 7:30 to 9 pm
Wednesdays: 5:30 to 7pm
Nyssa~ PETERBOROUGH, ON
Shifra Tobiasch -Manitoba
Leading Master Belly Dance Master zills Burlesque instructor http://masterbellydance.com/
Classical Indian, Bollywood, Bellywood
Bellywood with Halyma
Fusing Bellydance and Bollywood into a fun new dance style! Details: www.bellywood.ca
Bollywood,Indo-jazz,salsa, hip hop all rolled into a high energy class!
Amrita Choudhury~ MONTREAL
Indian Classical/Sacred & Gypsy/Folk Dance www.ananda-amrita.com firstname.lastname@example.org View Nritya Yoga (Yoga of Dance) Instructional DVD Clip http://ananda-amrita.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/video_test.htm
ANJALI – Ottawa
Indian Temple Dance Beginners Classes Wednesdays 8-9 pm 6 classes $150. Learn a dance. www.culturalhorizons.ca
Want guitar or mandolin lessons in Ottawa? I teach bellydance but I’m also a professional music teacher. I’ve played the guitar for over 30 years and for 13 years worked full time as a touring musician. I just moved here and have lots of openings for students in my home studio just east of downtown Ottawa. Adults and kids (age 7 and older), acoustic or electric, many styles. I make music fun – if it’s not, why bother? email@example.com http://www.jamieanderson.com/guitar.html
Dabke Lessons with Ottawa Zaffeh GroupThursdays, every other week 1480 Heron Road Contact Elias firstname.lastname@example.org