Tonight – we dance!

This is it – a chance to see over 30 performances – for $15~

December 14, 2016
Ottawa Community Class Party #OCCP37

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 elegant and ancient art form has evolved and fused with modern dance elements, catering to the taste of many dance aficionados.

Doors 6:30p.m.
Show starts at 7 p.m.
Ottawa University Alumni Auditorium
Jock Turcot University Centre Building
$15 at the door! for more details!


Programme : NO PAPER COPIES WILL BE PRINTED – so grab this one!


Belly Dancing this fall – Wednesdays~!

Veil action

Halyma’s FALL 2016 Classes – Bellydance

Sandy Hill Community Centre – 250 Somerset East – 613-564-1062
Call to register with the barcode and your pin number or register online at

Bellydance Level 1  Learn the basics and have some jungly sparkly fun on humpday!
Sandy Hill 613-564-1062 
Wed. 6-7 pm  September 14 to November 16 <10 weeks>

Code: 1048409
Price $89

Bellydance Level 2 You know the basics, so let’s bring it up a notch and add some extra props, live drumming and more!
Sandy Hill 613-564-1062 
Wed. 7-8 pm September 14 to November 16 <10 weeks>

Price $89

Morning after vacay day 1…

Camping! That’s what I was smelling!

The hallway was being filled with stuff, my two leggers were being so feisty, and I spent yesterday morning banned to my food room. 

And now I’m snuggled in bed with my polar in a cocoon of warmth!

I was happy to do lots of sniffling yesterday- and there was extended two legger family time.

We stopped at “duck town” where I ran around smelling the local ducks and so wanted to grab the red rooster – but alas. 

Then it was mom of my hoo man visit time, and lots of smells there!  

Then I slept in my jail for a whole long time and awoke to the fun of watching my hoo mans building my room!!

It took them awhile to get my mat down but eventually I got settled.

One final jaunt took us to more family with half size hoomans buy I was stuck on Mom’s Lapp most of that time. And. That was day 1

August – around the corner…

This summer has been particularly busy with my “day job” at And I am looking forward to taking my annual break for most of August.

That means I’ll be updating like crazy before I disappear from the internets and let my dog Sprocket take over the daily visiting of websites and journalling our adventures when she sees fit.

For now – my fall schedule is online and registration begins in mid-August.

And here’s some fun pics, just because I’m taking a few minutes off from sewing!

A moment of gratitude….

A ” your memories” posting on Facebook just popped up, and it references a previous June where I was in the final stages of preparing for that year’s OCCP.

With my present workload in my “day job” at TAV Creations, the new location rocking the appointments, and just a general feeling of “wow, I have a lot on my plate!”, I wanted to send out a quick thanks to Mia and Danya.

Immediately upon talking with me in January/February about the June show, hearing that I was not going to be organizing one, they stepped up to the challenge and are organizing the Shimmy Into Summer Showcase on June 21st.

They offered spaces to many of the dancers who have participated in the past OCCP’s and are themselves in the final stages of prepping for the summer show!

Thank you ladies!
I am very much looking forward to participating in your event in less than 2 weeks! Bollywood For Fun will be there as well as my mixed level Sandy Hill class!