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  

Halyma’s Blog 

Halyma onYoutube

Halyma on Twitter

Halyma on Facebook

and sewing classes also available!

TAV Creations TAV Creations on Twitter  TAV Creations on Facebook 

ANNA & SAFIYA- Downtown

Arts Court, Studio B (2 Daly Avenue at Nicholas) Wednesday evenings: Intermediate class, Advanced class Contact Safiya at safiyadancer@gmail.com, or Anna at (613) 978-5886 www.annasafiya.com

Aniseh Nesrallah

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


Oasis Dance Studio – Studio Denise Enan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Oasisdeladanse/
Instagram: studio_oasis_baladi
Website: http://www.baladi.ca/StudioOasis/
Phone: 819-776-5033
Cell: 819-962-2645
Location: 200 St. Joseph Blvd, Hull (just 5 minutes from the Rideau Centre). Parking available on street and behind studio. Buses stop right in front of the studio.
Dance Oasis offers Bilingual classes (English and French). Sessions are ongoing throughout the year, and drop-ins are welcome any time.
Classes offered: beginner to advanced; private and semi-private lessons; professional coaching; special topics workshops (with Oasis teachers and special guest instructors); Arabic language classes.
Teachers: Denise Enan (former member of Egypt’s national Firqa Kaoumeia troupe), Jalilah, Marie-Eve (Farida), Mylene (Mayada), Catherine (Amira), Johanne (Johara), Marlyn (Marlya), Khalia (Kalia), Isabelle (Samara), Carina, Carole (Camelia).
Oasis Dance Studio also has Egyptian hip scarfs, costumes and practice sets for sale in their boutique. Dance recitals, dance party nights / galabeya parties, video nights and other events are organized throughout the year.
Website: http://baladi.ca/EnanTroupe/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnanTroupe/
Phone: 819-776-5033
Cell: 819-962-2645
Book the Enan Egyptian Troupe for weddings and other events. Founded in 1987, the troupe’s mission is to preserve, enrich and promote Egyptian folkloric dance and oriental dance as an integral part of the Canadian mosaic.

Duniya Studio


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!

Contact us at info@duniyastudio.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DuniyaStudio
Twitter https://twitter.com/DuniyaStudio
Google+ http://google.com/+Duniyastudio

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.

jehane@orientaldance.ca 613-867-7987
Performer: http://www.orientaldance.ca
Teacher: http://www.jehane.ca
Studio: http://www.DuniyaStudio.com
– 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
Artiste: http://www.orientaldance.ca
Enseignante: http://www.jehane.ca
Studio: http://www.DuniyaStudio.com

– 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 cathy@orientaldance.ca 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: fatcatbellydance@gmail.com, or check out my website at: fatcatbellydance.com

Isabelle (Yamina)

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 Jean-luc.bernier@videotron.ca

JALILAH- Nepean and Hull

(613)228 8215


JULIE TIERNEY- Nepean, Almonte and Kanata

613-254-8469 meditative expressive dance julie.tierney@sympatico.ca


Whirlwind Fusion Bellydance
oceanfiretribal AT gmail DOT com

Louise Houle-East Ottawa, Orleans, Embrun

Email: louhou@sympatico.ca

Corazon – Niki

Tribal Fusion classes taught by Niki (Rachel Brice 8 Elements Phase II Certified).

American Tribal Style® Dance taught by FatChanceBellyDance® certified teacher Niki

For info contact: theodorn9@gmail.com  613-913-1257 Facebook: Niki Theo

Rae– Loretta Ave N

rae@chartreuseindustries.ca // 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 lisa.marie.serafin@gmail.com

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

ZAMIRA (Gailene)

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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/7793020265/
Phone: 613-797-4068

ZENA- Hunt Club, Kanata

Email: zena555@rogers.com

Studio 58/60-HULL

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


Amara’s Belly Dancing Classes in Trenton, Ontario Monday and Tuesday Evenings at MFRC Contact Cindy  bubblevieau@gmail.com or Teresa raksha.burton8@gmail.com

Anichka-(LAVAL, Quebec) www.anichka.ca – email: soukanichka@gmail.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: melville@renc.igs.net or call 613-432-7459.


Location: Huntingdon Heritage School EMAIL: cheveriedeborah@yahoo.ca

Hadia~Nova Scotia, International

Intermediate and advanced level classes Teacher certification, workshops hadia@hadia.com or hadia@eastlink.ca http://www.hadia.com/classes.htm

Haft Vadi Bellydance Studio- KITCHENER

email: dharlene@haftvadi.com phone: 519-569-7139 ext. 1 web: http://haftvadi.com/


ALSO: introductoryTribal fusion with Milana 613-628-2904


519.569-1432 http://www.jannahdancer.info

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

Email: karen@nobodywatching.com



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!

Details: live2danceottawa.wordpress.com/

Amrita Choudhury~ MONTREAL

Indian Classical/Sacred & Gypsy/Folk Dance www.ananda-amrita.com amrita@ananda-amrita.com 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

Musical Lessons

Guitar Lessons

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? jamie@jamieanderson.com  http://www.jamieanderson.com/guitar.html

Dabke Lessons with Ottawa Zaffeh Group

Thursdays, every other week
1480 Heron Road
Contact Elias ottawa.zaffeh@gmail.com




3 thoughts on “TEACHER LISTINGS

  1. Pingback: W00T- we did it again! « Halyma

  2. HI Courtney,
    We would love to teach you to belly dance well – not badly! 🙂 Are you in Ottawa-Gatineau and if yes, what area? Let’s see if we can find you a class!

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