And It’s September – time to get dancing again!

Yes, thanks, I have a wonderful holiday!  And now it’s time tog et back to work with both my sewing and dancing!

Have you signed up yet for your class of choice?  If not, please head over to my Schedule page and find one that works for you! I’m mainly offering belly dance through the City of Ottawa and Bellywood is being offered privately through me!

And register – details are with each class!!

Pushy, eh?

Well, I know I want to get creating some new fun stuff and I need lovely dancers to play with, so I hope to see you in a couple of weeks!

Some of my recent students in action!

Some of my recent students in action!

 

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Summer Sabbatical just around the corner…

Last Friday, I was pleased to have been a part of a great charity evening, Summer Sizzle Ignite the Night 2014.IMG_5922

 

The dancers were !!!!!! Amazingly phenomenal!  I on the other hand, after giving my energy to our Bollywood For Fun performance, was hit by that wave of inertia that I try to keep at bay, but with everything else happening in my  personal little universe…

So, instead of being an “awesome stage dancer”, which each and every one of the other performers that night showed how to do that, I chose my alternate route – for which I am known.

After a few fun moments on stage, I took to the darkness,  dancing through the crowd, enjoying being a “community dancer”.  I think I chatted with as many people as I danced around as I did during the rest of the evening when not performing!

So congrats to Catharine Crerar for another great event.  And thank you for having me be a part of it.

This week I am preparing for our move, not far, but after 17 years in the same building, 16 in the same unit, I’ve had a lot of stuff to go through.

And the new place is still under renos < which are being done so I am grateful, but timing!!!  So panic mode is gently running under the calm demeanour I am trying to maintain while I finish off 5 clients today and tomorrow, pack boxes and stack them, calm a stressed out dog < with the most appreciated help of Dar > and attempt to organize the generously offered time of friends and family who will help us move – assuming we can get in there Wednesday to at least stack boxes into a big empty room 🙂

Then August 1st hits and I am on SUMMER SABBATICAL.

Which means time is spent settling what we can in the apartment, dealing with outstanding website issues, business paperwork and sleeping if possible. But generally, heading offline, outside, unavailable, disappearing, socializing  when possible and just taking some family time!

Then I’ll see you in September! < click for my class schedule 🙂 >

Scene from Pog lake

 

Busy summer ahead- as usual but a little different!

This weekend, I danced at Community Cup with Bollywood For Fun.
Go see pics here:
Bollywood For Fun by wtl
Last weekend, I danced at Emilie’s Run with the amazing Belly Dancing For Fun Rogue Dancers:

click for more photos

click for more photos

And then I switched over to join up with Bollywood For Fun and headed east bound to the Blackburn Public library for a quick dance and lesson then off to Andrew Hayden Park for the MSMF picnic, meeting up with 2 more BWFF dancers there.
More photos:

Click for more photos

Click for more photos

Not a very dramatic telling of the weekend’s of fun but know that the dancing is what keeps me somewhat sane.

In the midst of all of the dancing, I still have sewing clients, though the universe has blessed me with more costumes and less bridal this summer!  And we have more dancing to come, so I hope to see you out there!

I am also about to move a lot of stuff. everywhere.

Virtual world: this weekend, my main business website for both TAV Creations and Belly Dancing For Fun is about to undergo mitosis. So if anything goes wrong, it’s while people are drinking and carousing here in Canada, and won’t even be online to see 🙂

Virtual World: I also, as part of the above mitosis – what a great word – have moved my weekly Dancers’ News weekly email to a new distribution site and have had to comply with the new Canadian Anti- Spam stuff – so confusion and wackiness there!

Real world: Boxes and Boxes and Boxes abound in my home as the apartment building we have lived in for 17+ years has been sold and the new owners are doing major renos and we have to leave. So forced out by upcoming paint fumes, dust and an actual legal requirement, we have found a new home nearby and will be spending much of July purging and packing and hopefully trickle-moving over towards the end of the month with a binge move and yard sale to take care of the final bits.

Real World: Annual August sabbatical: yep, we still get our time off, and the time we’ll spend unpacking will be offset by some time in the woods – but at a NEW site – disturbing to not know where the trees will be, but our zero gravity chairs we got last year are at least a sold plan if the hammocks have to be configured in a less than usual way ( we’ve had 1 of 3 sites for the past 16 years, so now that we have to move to a new one, more adventures!)

And so, blogging may be limited for the next while, but keep an eye on my twitter stream for short bursts!

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day 2014

May is gonna be so busy!

I just began my Monday evening classes last night, and it’s a small group, but I think that’s going to be just right for this session!

I also start my Awaken your Inner Goddess classes this coming Thursday, and am working on how I’ll be manifesting this concept – since it’s a new type of weekly class for me, I want to go with the flow.  Fortunately, I am sure the women who have signed up will be open to the adventure!

May 9-11 is also Ottawa ComicCon and I’ll be volunteering there as an Ottawa Browncoat and am hoping to see some  cool celebs  when I take my breaks!

Tracey, Nathan, Tom

And then there’s the dance festival events that are coming up for both Bollywood For Fun { my other dance group} as well as Belly dancing For Fun and Bellywood with Halyma.  Lots of practices and co-ordination with my many wonderful colleague dancers ahead!

 

Keep an eye here and on the Dancers’ News for info about the many events – some are fundraisers and  have a ticket purchase involved, some are community events and are free to attend!

 

Dancers’ News-Updates 2010-04-11

DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER – BLOG EDITION

2010 EVENTS

APRIL 18,2010

GENUINE ROMA DANCE WORKSHOP WITH LYNETTE HARPER (from British Columbia)

(Genuine Turkish/Gypsy style)

Lynette is a master level instructor and has spent many years studying, dancing and teaching this beautiful dance form!

12 to 2 pm, Sunday, at Oasis Studio, Hull
$35 in advance

Spaces available at Oasis Studio, 819-776-5033 and from Catharine – dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

Workshop is already filling up quickly, so please contact us soon.
Open to all levels…but some dance experience required!

18 avril 2010 – LAVAL

Catherine De Sève atelier Tribal-Burlesque

Contenu de l’atelier: Technique et mini-chorégraphie

Dimanche 18 avril 2010 9h00 à 12h00

Lieu: École Anichka: 65 St-Judes, Laval

Tarif: 75$

Pour inscription, appuyez ici: http://www.boutique.anichka.ca/index.php?act=viewProd&amp;productId=291

Vous devez mettre l’article dans votre panier, visualiser votre panier (en haut à gauche), puis suivre les indications Pour vous inscrire vous devez le faire via le site, car ce système comptabilise les inscriptions.

Vous pourrez choisir votre mode de paiement: Paypal, Chèque, Accès D ou dépôt bancaire Si vous désirez payer par chèque, votre chèque doit être post-daté pour maximum le 1er avril 2010. Aucun chèque ne sera accepté après le 1er avril, mais les autres modes de paiement seront toujours en vigueur.

Merci, Anichka

http://www.boutique.anichka.ca

April 25th, 2010

Fun and Funky Moves Workshop with Bahiya/Brenda

Time: 1:00 to 4:00

Cost: $35.00

Where: Manotick Legion

Things to bring: Snacks, yoga mat and of course your favorite shimmy belt.

Contact me at: brendastocker@rogers.com

We will be learning fun & funky moves to some great drum rhythms. We will practice some veil moves and also, how to connect to your audience when performing.

For class schedules you can check out my blog at:

ignite-your-inner-goddess.com or brendastocker.com


MAY 8, 2010
West End Bazaar

MAY 22, 2010

Annual recital

with the Enan Egyptian Troupe and special guest dancer Amelia from Montreal

Saturday May 22
Studios OASIS de la danse

Carleton University theatre

Contact Denise or Ahmed, or your OASIS teacher, for tickets
819-776-5033
info@baladi.ca
www.baladi.ca

MAY 23, 2010
Workshop at studio OASIS de la danse

Sunday May 23
200 boul St-Joseph Gatineau

with Amelia of Montreal
AQDO dance competition winner
http://www.ameliaorientaldance.com/services_en.html

Workshop sold out, but taking names for the waiting list.

Denise 819-776-5033
info@baladi.ca
www.studiooasis.ca


NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:

17 APRIL, 2010
CHOREOGRAPHY : BOLLYWOOD/GYPSY WORKSHOP! by Amrita Choudhury


STUDIO METRONOME, MONTREAL, QUEBEC. (1-5PM)

Reservations : 514-768-9711
a_choud@hotmail.com
http://www.ananda-amrita.com
$90

Gypsy/folklore workshop video:
http://www.ananda-amrita.com/gypsy-folk-bollywood-workshop.htm

Bollywood workshop video:
http://www.ananda-amrita.com/bollywood-bhangra.htm

APRIL 23,24,25, 2010

Yoga of Dance- The Joy of Shakti! With Amrita Choudhury

23, 24 et 25 April a 3 day retreat at L’Ermitage Centre de Retraite http://www.ermitage.ca/index.html

Video: www.ananda-amrita.com/video_test.htm

Reservation: www.ananda-amrita.com 514-768-9711 a_choud@hotmail.com

APRIL 24, 2010

TAV Creations/Eco-TAV at the Ottawa Eco-Fair

Saturday, April 24, 2010

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

2451 Riverside Drive, RA Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

Website:
http://www.ottawaecofair.ca/

Come check out TAV Creations and Eco-TAV at the Ottawa Eco-Fair at the RA Centre, Ottawa.

New products along with the growingly popular Eco-TAV Napkins and Pouches!

“The Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair brings together community environmental groups, up-and-coming new small business ventures as well as large companies and all levels of government, to promote to the public a range of innovative new products, exciting services and appealing volunteer programs. ”


SPRING CLASSES- Starting this week or later:

TRACEY/HALYMA – Byward Market Area

BYWARD MARKET AREA

172 Guigues – call 613 244-4470 to register or online through the City of Ottawa and follow the “how to register” instructions on the sidebar.

Mondays- start April 26:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434367

Level 2 -7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434406

Thursdays – start April 29:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $ 45/ 6 weeks) course code:434373

Level 2+ – 7:30pm.-8:30pm.( $45/6 weeks) course code:434422

* Level 2+, also called “creative Intermediate”, will focus on more personal development as a dancer/performer

General info about classes: http://www.bellydancingforfun.com

Jalilah’s Spring 2010 Sessions:

RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa

Belly Dance for Fitness a fast paced cardio class using only Middle Eastern dance movements! Perfect for both beginners to learn the basic Middle Eastern Movement repertoire and for intermediate dancers to improve stamina and technique! Mondays 10:30-11:30 a.m. at RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive or Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Rideau tennis Club 1 Donald Street April 12-June 23 2010-03-10 Price: Free for Life Fit Members $89 for RA members $114 for non-members

To register contact the RA Centre Tel (613) 7335100 http://www.racentre.com

Metro Y on Argyle with Christine

Starting April 3 to June 27 , 2010
• Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
• Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30pm

and again . . .

June 28 to August 29, 2010
• Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
• Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30pm
Join us for a girls night out of dancing, laughing and a did I mention, a great work out.
Belts and veils are provided for those new and curious to try a taste of Baladi.
Don’t be shy 😉


Classes with Zeevah

Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners/ Belly Dance Basics

Beginners will learn enough basic steps and veil movement for a complete choreography. The style taught is American Cabaret belly dance which allows for freedom in the interpretation of movement. Perfect for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or flat dance shoes.

Spring Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Apr 20 (24028)

ON LINE http://www.winterconnections.com
Click on General Interest Courses to view program and to
sign up for a course. Login ID and PIN numbers are required for use of our online registration system. If you do not have an account but wish to create one please send your request for a login ID and pin number along with the student’s full name, home phone, work phone, home mailing address, and return email address to Continuing.Ed@ottawacatholicschools.ca.

Bellydancing with Zena
Spring Schedule

Kanata: Classical Dance Academy, 100 Castlefrank Rd., (613) 836-5725
Monday nights at 8:15-9:15 pm for Beginners starting Apr. 12, 2010. 10wks/$105
Thursday afternoons at 1:00-2:15 pm for Intermediate/Advanced starting Apr. 15, 2010. 10 wks/$105 taxes included.

Stittsville: Astral Fitness, 44 Iber Rd. (613) 831-2348
Thursday evenings at 6:30-7:30 pm for Beginners. Available to current gym clients with a full one year membership.

NEW! – CardioBellydance with Anna & Safiya!

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm, starting April 21st, 2010
Capital City Dance, Ottawa
1309 Carling Avenue, Westgate Mall (lower level)
A fun and fast-paced hour of bellydance sequences danced to up-beat music!

All levels of Bellydancers will benefit from this class. There will be some explanation of moves, and various level options will be given, but the focus will be on cardio workout.

Come get in shape for summer…sweat and love it!

For pricing and location, please see http://www.annabellydance.ca/classes

Belly Dancing with Sha’ Vega

MONDAYS at South Fallingbrook in Orleans:

REGISTER NOW!
Mom & Daughter belly dance – child (6-14 yrs) – $36
Course code: 435123
Mom & Daughter belly dance – adult (15+ yrs) – $38.75
Course code: 435120
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
5:15 – 6:15pm

Level 1/2 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435487

Level 2/3 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435488

Lisa-Marie Serafin
Ceramic Artist/Middle Eastern Dance Artist
Poterie du Lac la Blanche
http://lablanchepoterie.com/

TRIBAL CLASSES WITH LESLIE

Free Tribal Fusion class with Leslie this Tuesday, 8-9pm!

Always wanted to try a tribal fusion bellydance class but can’t commit to a regular session – now’s your chance! This Tuesday from 8-9pm, Leslie will teach some tribal fusion basics to funky beats at Makin Moves Studio, 1196 Bank St! Class is limited to 10 spots, so best to RSVP and confirm your attendance!

Tribal fusion classes with Leslie – 8 week session – starts Tuesday April 20!

This Tribal fusion Basics session will challenge both beginners and experienced dancers in a supportive environment. In this drill oriented class, you will learn the basic elements of this dance style, more advanced students will be asked to increase their speed and timing and practice layering. Some combinations will be taught near the end of the session.

Tuesdays April 20th to June 8th

8-9pm

1196 Bank St at Makin’ Moves studio

Registration is $100, space limited to ten participants!

Drop-ins possible for $15/class, rsvp by email to confirm space is available.

to register: leslie@shaktifusion.ca

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leslie Presents Abstract at Univerisity of California Riverside (UCR) Dance Conference: Dance Under Construction – Economies in Motion

http://dance.ucr.edu/DUC/index.html

Leslie has been selected to present an abstract entitled: Slow Motion: The Minimalist Economy of Movement at the Dance Under Construction Conference at UCR. This student run conference features dance presenters from the University of California Dance Programs and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity to present on bellydance to an audience of student and professional dancers and dance academics!

In order to support travel to this academic event, Leslie is doing some fundraising! While Leslie is applying to York University for funding to support her travel, the University only provides a small percentage of funds required for participating in this event. The total cost of the trip including travel (flight & car rental), accomodations, registration and incidentals is approximately $1000. You can donate by sending an email interac transfer to oceanfiretribal@gmail.com – or, you can join or drop into Leslie’s weekly class, Tuesdays 8-9pm at Makin Moves, or check out her Tribal Bazaar at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/album.php?aid=184379&id=547580498 – (you can join Leslie’s facebook here too!)

Leslie will be teaching her Dance Under Construction choreography and presenting her abstract at a May workshop in Ottawa, date TBD and keep an eye out for information! Leslie is currently completing her Master of Arts in Dance at York University and is back in Ottawa for eight weeks for summer work.

Angelo Luzio bellydance shoes
in nude, black, gold and silver available for fall delivery.

Place your reservation now so that you will be one of the ones with his new and improved shoes on your feet when the fall session starts.

Contact Marcelle at Boutiqueisis@aol.com.

Chaussures danse orientale par Angelo Luzio en rose (nu), noir, argent et or ?sont disponible pour livraison à l’automne!

Placez votre réservation dès maintenant pour recevoir vos chaussures ?améliorée lors de la session d’automne commence.

Contactez Marcelle au Boutiqueisis@aol.com

UNTIL APRIL 15, 2010

Renovation sale and BGGO Boutique

Please come and enjoy the sale on everything in the store. Mother’s Day is approaching soon!!!! Get the best piece for your mother and for yourself at special sale price.

Please note: The store will be closed from 16th of April till 30th of April for Renovation.

Best Regards,

———————————————————————

Bobby Gurung

President

BGGO Trading Inc.

1A Springfield Road

Ottawa, Ontario

Phone: +1.613.680.1500

Dancers’ News:2010-04-04- UPDATES

DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER – BLOG EDITION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Glebe Fire affects Dance with Alana Studio

Dear Ottawa dancers,
Classes are canceled all this week.

This past weekend there was a fire behind the dance studio and unfortunately the dance floor was damaged by water.We are unable to hold classes this week as it will take time for the floor to be re-done.

I will keep you updated on the situation.

Shadia’s EXCITING “Advanced Drum Solo Choreography” class will start soon. We will keep you updated.

Looking forward to dancing with you,Alana : )

http://dancewithalana.com

613-233-3456

Angelo Luzio bellydance shoes
in nude, black, gold and silver available for fall delivery.

Place your reservation now so that you will be one of the ones with his new and improved shoes on your feet when the fall session starts.

Contact Marcelle at Boutiqueisis@aol.com.

Chaussures danse orientale par Angelo Luzio

en rose (nu), noir, argent et or ?sont disponible pour livraison à l’automne!

Placez votre réservation dès maintenant pour recevoir vos chaussures ?améliorée lors de la session d’automne commence.

Contactez Marcelle au Boutiqueisis@aol.com

2010 EVENTS

APRIL 10…SPRING FLING/HAFLA FUNDRAISER

ALL BELLY DANCE ENTHUSIASTS WELCOME!!

REMEMBER YOUR HIP BELTS!

BOLLYWOOD FANS AND DANCERS ARE WELCOME TOO!!

Food will be served from 8:30 pm till close!

Everyone is invited to dance: soloists, groups, troupes, bunches….out-of-towners are welcome too!

Tickets available by calling/emailing Catharine, dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

or by sending $25 per ticket via PayPal to tracey@tav-creations.com

Spread the word – forward the flyer to your friends!

APRIL 18,2010
GENUINE ROMA DANCE WORKSHOP WITH LYNETTE HARPER (from British Columbia)

(Genuine Turkish/Gypsy style)

Lynette is a master level instructor and has spent many years studying, dancing and teaching this beautiful dance form!

12 to 2 pm, Sunday, at Oasis Studio, Hull
$35 in advance

Spaces available at Oasis Studio, 819-776-5033 and from Catharine – dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

Workshop is already filling up quickly, so please contact us soon.
Open to all levels…but some dance experience required!

18 avril 2010 – LAVAL

Catherine De Sève atelier Tribal-Burlesque

Contenu de l’atelier: Technique et mini-chorégraphie

Dimanche 18 avril 2010 9h00 à 12h00

Lieu: École Anichka: 65 St-Judes, Laval

Tarif: 75$

Pour inscription, appuyez ici: http://www.boutique.anichka.ca/index.php?act=viewProd&amp;productId=291

Vous devez mettre l’article dans votre panier, visualiser votre panier (en haut à gauche), puis suivre les indications Pour vous inscrire vous devez le faire via le site, car ce système comptabilise les inscriptions.

Vous pourrez choisir votre mode de paiement: Paypal, Chèque, Accès D ou dépôt bancaire Si vous désirez payer par chèque, votre chèque doit être post-daté pour maximum le 1er avril 2010. Aucun chèque ne sera accepté après le 1er avril, mais les autres modes de paiement seront toujours en vigueur.

Merci, Anichka

http://www.boutique.anichka.ca

JUNE 13 , 2010
Saidi : Cane & Choreography Workshop with Chantal Dos Santos in Toronto

When: Sunday June 13th, 2010 from 11:00am-3:30pm
Where: Martha Hicks School of Ballet – 2384 Yonge St. 2nd floor, Studio B
(West side of Yonge, North of Eglinton)
Pricing: $55 on or before June 1st / $65 after June 1st

To register contact Caliana: 416-821-4381 or calianadances@gmail.com

www.cdsmovement.com

JUNE 19, 2010
Alhambra Dance & Friends presents Red Hot Summer Hafla in Toronto

When: Saturday June 19th from 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Martha Hicks School of Ballet, 2345 Yonge St. 1st floor, back of Office Building
(East side of Yonge, North of Eglinton)
Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (*funds are being raised for troupe costumes*)

For advanced tickets contact Caliana:

416-821-4381 or calianadances@gmail.com

Description:
Summer will be here before we know it! Join Alhambra Dance & Friends in our “Red Hot Summer Hafla” (RHSH).

This event will be more informal, where performances & demonstrations will be interspersed with mingling, eating & free dancing time!

Snacks & refreshments will be provided -byob

Performances by:

Caliana, Jaene, Siham Sumaiya, Haifa, Alexandra, some students, live musicians and more (TBA)

NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:

April 9-10, 2010
The Goddess Revealed

ANJALI and Company featuring Basia Gowing

The Goddess Revealed

Mixed Media: Indian Classical Dance, Video, Images Music Text

April 9-10

7.30 pm

Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa

$25, $22 info tickets 613 564 7240

Classical Indian Temple and Court Dances

Mixed Media Dance-Theatre – Performed in front of Video and Images from Hindu Temples, sculptures and miniature paintings throughout India

Journey back in time to savour the classical arts of Ancient India through their temple dances and sacred spaces. The unfolding of tradition, history and imagination is assisted by stunning imagery and poignant narration.

première: Dance meets Yoga with BASIA GOING of Adishesh Yoga

APRIL 10,2010
Ottawa Turkish Music Ensemble Concert

Saturday, April 10, 2010 8:00pm
at Alumni Theatre, University of Ottawa,
85 University Private
Jock-Turcot building

Tickets $15.00 Adults, $10 students,
Reception to follow

17 APRIL, 2010
CHOREOGRAPHY : BOLLYWOOD/GYPSY WORKSHOP! by Amrita Choudhury


STUDIO METRONOME, MONTREAL, QUEBEC. (1-5PM)

Reservations : 514-768-9711
a_choud@hotmail.com
www.ananda-amrita.com
$90

Gypsy/folklore workshop video:
http://www.ananda-amrita.com/gypsy-folk-bollywood-workshop.htm

Bollywood workshop video:
http://www.ananda-amrita.com/bollywood-bhangra.htm


SPRING CLASSES

TRACEY/HALYMA – Byward Market Area and Old Ottawa South

OLD OTTAWA SOUTH area ( Near the May Fair theatre)

260 Sunnyside – call 613 247-4946 to register in person or go online to http://www.oldottawasouth.ca

Tuesdays – start April 6

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. – ($63/ 8weeks)

Level 2 – 7:30pm.-8:30pm. – ($63/8 weeks)

(No Class on May 18th ) – These classes take place in the Hopewell School( Bank and Sunnyside/Hopewell), north gym, but you register at the community centre – online is easiest.

BYWARD MARKET AREA

172 Guigues – call 613 244-4470 to register or online through the City of Ottawa and follow the “how to register” instructions on the sidebar.

Mondays- start April 26:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434367

Level 2 -7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434406

Thursdays – start April 29:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $ 45/ 6 weeks) course code:434373

Level 2+ – 7:30pm.-8:30pm.( $45/6 weeks) course code:434422

* Level 2+, also called “creative Intermediate”, will focus on more personal development as a dancer/performer

General info about classes: www.bellydancingforfun.com

Zamira’s Classes

**New SPRING 2010 class schedule**

*Belly Dance for Adults and Teens all levels*

A Beginner-Intermediate Belly Dance class with an emphasis on flexibility, muscle isolation and increasing muscle strength and grace. To run this class a minimum of 6 students is required.

Wednesday 7:00-8:00 PM
Mar 24 – May 26, 2010: 10 one hour classes $110

Drop-in fee $12 cash per class – no registration necessary. Try a class any time.

Classes take place at Makin’ Moves Dance Studio:
1196 Bank Street at Ossington Avenue Old Ottawa South

For registration and information contact Zamira:
zamira@theveiledeye.com
613-797-4068

Jalilah’s Spring 2010 Sessions:

RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa

Belly Dance for Fitness a fast paced cardio class using only Middle Eastern dance movements! Perfect for both beginners to learn the basic Middle Eastern Movement repertoire and for intermediate dancers to improve stamina and technique! Mondays 10:30-11:30 a.m. at RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive or Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Rideau tennis Club 1 Donald Street April 12-June 23 2010-03-10 Price: Free for Life Fit Members $89 for RA members $114 for non-members

To register contact the RA Centre Tel (613) 7335100 http://www.racentre.com

Greta Leemings Studio of Dance 1460 Merivale Road, Ottawa

Intermediate a fun mixture of technique, drills, fluidity exercises, choreography, improvisation and more! Tuesdays 11-12:15 March 30 to June 15 2010 $156

To register contact Jalilah (613)2288215 jalilah@rogers.com

Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis 200 St. Joseph, Hull

Beginner 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn the basic Middle Eastern Movement repertoire and get a fun and healthy workout ! $85 for 8 weeks

Intermediate 6:30-7:30 a fun mixture of technique, drills, fluidity exercises, choreography, improvisation and more! $85 for 8 weeks

Advanced 7:30-9:00 in addition to technique, drills, fluidity exercises, choreography, and improvisation also musicality, learning how to create your own choreography and improvise all by yourself! Good for dancers who have been dancing a while and would like a challenge! $100 for 8 weeks

The new session started March 3 however you can join any time and missed classes will be pro-rated!

To register contact Oasis Studio (819) 7765033 (819)9622645 http://www.baladi.ca

Metro Y on Argyle with Christine

Starting April 3 to June 27 , 2010
• Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
• Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30pm

and again . . .

June 28 to August 29, 2010
• Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
• Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30pm
Join us for a girls night out of dancing, laughing and a did I mention, a great work out.
Belts and veils are provided for those new and curious to try a taste of Baladi.
Don’t be shy 😉


Classes with Zeevah

Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners/ Belly Dance Basics

Beginners will learn enough basic steps and veil movement for a complete choreography. The style taught is American Cabaret belly dance which allows for freedom in the interpretation of movement. Perfect for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or flat dance shoes.

Spring Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Apr 20 (24028)

ON LINE http://www.winterconnections.com
Click on General Interest Courses to view program and to
sign up for a course. Login ID and PIN numbers are required for use of our online registration system. If you do not have an account but wish to create one please send your request for a login ID and pin number along with the student’s full name, home phone, work phone, home mailing address, and return email address to Continuing.Ed@ottawacatholicschools.ca.

Spring classes with Loulouh

Sandy Hill Community Centre (613) 564-1062

Wednesdays
Level 1 – Mar 24 to May 26
$68 for 10 weeks
6 to 7 pm
Program Code 437079

Thursdays
Level 2 – Mar 25 to May 27
$68 for 10 weeks
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Program Code 437081

Level 2/3 – Mar 25 to May 27
$75 for 10 weeks
6:30 to 7:45 pm
Program Code 437084

Level 3/4 – Mar 25 to May 27
$75 for 10 weeks
7:45 to 9 pm
Program Code 437088

Contact Loulouh at:
http://www.fusesite.com/gratitude
loulouh@rogers.com


Bellydancing with Zena
Spring Schedule

Kanata: Classical Dance Academy, 100 Castlefrank Rd., (613) 836-5725
Monday nights at 8:15-9:15 pm for Beginners starting Apr. 12, 2010. 10wks/$105
Thursday afternoons at 1:00-2:15 pm for Intermediate/Advanced starting Apr. 15, 2010. 10 wks/$105 taxes included.

Stittsville: Astral Fitness, 44 Iber Rd. (613) 831-2348
Thursday evenings at 6:30-7:30 pm for Beginners. Available to current gym clients with a full one year membership.

NEW! – CardioBellydance with Anna & Safiya!

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm, starting April 21st, 2010
Capital City Dance, Ottawa
1309 Carling Avenue, Westgate Mall (lower level)
A fun and fast-paced hour of bellydance sequences danced to up-beat music!

All levels of Bellydancers will benefit from this class. There will be some explanation of moves, and various level options will be given, but the focus will be on cardio workout.

Come get in shape for summer…sweat and love it!

For pricing and location, please see http://www.annabellydance.ca/classes

Belly Dancing with Sha’ Vega

If you have yet to register, do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment (full or cancelled classes). These are the last classes Sha’ Vega will be teaching in Ottawa for a while, so if you have ever wanted to study with her, now is the time to do it.

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TUESDAYS at McNabb Rec Centre in Centretown

Level 1 / 2 – $91 – 9 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Apr. 6 – June 22
6:00 – 7:15 pm
Course code: 423318

Level 3 / 4 – $91 – 9 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Apr. 6 – June 22
7:15 – 8:30 pm
Bar Code: 423330

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THURSDAYS at McNabb Rec Centre in Centretown

Level 1 / 2 – $91 – 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Apr. 8 – June 24
6:00 – 7:15 pm
Bar Code: 423323

Level 3 / 4 – $91 – CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
Apr. 8 – June 24
7:15 – 8:30 pm
Bar Code: 423334

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MONDAYS at South Fallingbrook in Orleans:

REGISTER NOW!
Mom & Daughter belly dance – child (6-14 yrs) – $36
Course code: 435123
Mom & Daughter belly dance – adult (15+ yrs) – $38.75
Course code: 435120
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
5:15 – 6:15pm

Level 1/2 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435487

Level 2/3 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435488

Lisa-Marie Serafin
Ceramic Artist/Middle Eastern Dance Artist
Poterie du Lac la Blanche
http://lablanchepoterie.com/


Dancers’ News-2010-03-28

DANCERS’ NEWSLETTER – UPDATES

2010 EVENTS

MARCH 31, 2010

Chris Gasci Workshop

An instructional & fun-filled evening of Middle Eastern drumming with Chris from California, multi-instrumentalist & drummer extraordinaire, well-known to Ottawa dancers & drummers from past workshops. Chris will entertain, inform & challenge all levels of players to take a leap forward in drumming & technique. Bring your own doumbek & a stool or cushion to sit on. A few loaner drums available on request when registering.When: Wednesday, March 31st, 7 – 9 pm

Where: 301 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario, 3rd Floor

Cost: $45 early-bird registration by March 23; $55 later or at the door

Cash or cheques only, payable to Rosemary Corfield, 42 Putman Ave., Ottawa, ON K1M 1Z3

Additional info: zahra_haddad@hotmail.com or call 613-298-0788

APRIL 10…SPRING FLING/HAFLA FUNDRAISER

ALL BELLY DANCE ENTHUSIASTS WELCOME!!

BOLLYWOOD FANS AND DANCERS ARE WELCOME TOO!!

Food will be served from 8:30 pm till close!

Everyone is invited to dance: soloists, groups, troupes, bunches….out-of-towners are welcome too!

Tickets available by calling/emailing Catharine, dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

or through PayPal by contacting Tracey – tracey@tav-creations.com

Spread the word – forward the flyer to your friends!

APRIL 18,2010
GENUINE ROMA DANCE WORKSHOP WITH LYNETTE HARPER (from British Columbia)

(Genuine Turkish/Gypsy style)

Lynette is a master level instructor and has spent many years studying, dancing and teaching this beautiful dance form!

12 to 2 pm, Sunday, at Oasis Studio, Hull
$35 in advance

Spaces available at Oasis Studio, 819-776-5033 and from Catharine – dragonslivehere.glebe@gmail.com

Workshop is already filling up quickly, so please contact us soon.
Open to all levels…but some dance experience required!

18 avril 2010 – LAVAL

Catherine De Sève atelier Tribal-Burlesque

Contenu de l’atelier: Technique et mini-chorégraphie

Dimanche 18 avril 2010 9h00 à 12h00

Lieu: École Anichka: 65 St-Judes, Laval

Tarif: 75$

Pour inscription, appuyez ici: http://www.boutique.anichka.ca/index.php?act=viewProd&amp;productId=291

Vous devez mettre l’article dans votre panier, visualiser votre panier (en haut à gauche), puis suivre les indications Pour vous inscrire vous devez le faire via le site, car ce système comptabilise les inscriptions.

Vous pourrez choisir votre mode de paiement: Paypal, Chèque, Accès D ou dépôt bancaire Si vous désirez payer par chèque, votre chèque doit être post-daté pour maximum le 1er avril 2010. Aucun chèque ne sera accepté après le 1er avril, mais les autres modes de paiement seront toujours en vigueur.

Merci, Anichka

http://www.boutique.anichka.ca

April 25th, 2010

Fun and Funky Moves Workshop with Bahiya/Brenda

Time: 1:00 to 4:00

Cost: $35.00

Where: Manotick Legion

Things to bring: Snacks, yoga mat and of course your favorite shimmy belt.

Contact me at: brendastocker@rogers.com

We will be learning fun & funky moves to some great drum rhythms. We will practice some veil moves and also, how to connect to your audience when performing.

For class schedules you can check out my blog at:

ignite-your-inner-goddess.com or brendastocker.com

MAY 8, 2010
West End Bazaar

This is a bazaar fundraiser for the women’s shelter known as Qimaavik, in Iqaluit, Nunavut. These ladies need help for supplies, utilities and security at the only shelter in the entire Territory.

25 vendors will be offering their wares, from Belly dance and Tribal costumes and accessories to food and Artists. Here is the list:
Creative Clothing by Roxane: costumes
TAV Creations and Eco-Tav: costumes
Shibori Borealis: hand painted silk veils
Zamira: costumes and weighted veils
Zena: accessories for dance
Hollywood Music Centre: CDs and DVDs
Patricia Zaid and Bahiya: costumes and dance accessories
Boutique Baladi Ruby: coin belts, accessories, costumes
Nassim Naturals: natural make-up
Rain Kazymerchyk: from Gallery6: silver jewellery
Wendy Stevenson: from Gallery6: photographer
Carol Pillar: from Gallery6: watercolour artist
Tara Heft: glass jewellery
Margaret Toner: gemstone beaded jewellery
Tarot by Lisa-Marie
Curves Gym
Carolyn Penney: jewellery
Margaret Cape: jewellery
Divine Image: dance teacher
Janet Brown: A More Beautiful You esthetician
Joan Jesion: BeautiControl beauty products
Aloette products ptresented by RoseMarie Keogh
Sylvie the Incredible Pastry chef
Belly Dance Supplies

Venue:
OUR LADY of PEACE Catholic School
3877 Richmond Road
Ottawa (Bell’s Corners), ON, K2H 5C1
Canada

contact Roxane at : roxkirk at sympatico dot ca

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NOT QUITE BELLY DANCE EVENTS:

April 9-10, 2010
The Goddess Revealed

ANJALI and Company featuring Basia Gowing

The Goddess Revealed

Mixed Media: Indian Classical Dance, Video, Images Music Text

April 9-10

7.30 pm

Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa

$25, $22 info tickets 613 564 7240

Classical Indian Temple and Court Dances

Mixed Media Dance-Theatre – Performed in front of Video and Images from Hindu Temples, sculptures and miniature paintings throughout India

Journey back in time to savour the classical arts of Ancient India through their temple dances and sacred spaces. The unfolding of tradition, history and imagination is assisted by stunning imagery and poignant narration.

première: Dance meets Yoga with BASIA GOING of Adishesh Yoga

APRIL 10,2010
Ottawa Turkish Music Ensemble Concert

Saturday, April 10, 2010 8:00pm
at Alumni Theatre, University of Ottawa,
85 University Private
Jock-Turcot building

Tickets $15.00 Adults, $10 students,
Reception to follow


SPRING CLASSES

TRACEY/HALYMA – Byward Market Area and Old Ottawa South

OLD OTTAWA SOUTH area ( Near the May Fair theatre)

260 Sunnyside – call 613 247-4946 to register in person or go online to http://www.oldottawasouth.ca

Tuesdays – start April 6

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. – ($63/ 8weeks)

Level 2 – 7:30pm.-8:30pm. – ($63/8 weeks)

(No Class on May 18th ) – These classes take place in the Hopewell School( Bank and Sunnyside/Hopewell), north gym, but you register at the community centre – online is easiest.

BYWARD MARKET AREA

172 Guigues – call 613 244-4470 to register or online through the City of Ottawa and follow the “how to register” instructions on the sidebar.

Mondays- start April 26:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434367

Level 2 -7:30pm.-8:30pm. ( $45/6 weeks) course code:434406

Thursdays – start April 29:

Level 1 – 6:30pm.-7:30pm. ( $ 45/ 6 weeks) course code:434373

Level 2+ – 7:30pm.-8:30pm.( $45/6 weeks) course code:434422

* Level 2+, also called “creative Intermediate”, will focus on more personal development as a dancer/performer

General info about classes: http://www.bellydancingforfun.com

Zamira’s Classes

**New SPRING 2010 class schedule**

*Belly Dance for Adults and Teens all levels*

A Beginner-Intermediate Belly Dance class with an emphasis on flexibility, muscle isolation and increasing muscle strength and grace. To run this class a minimum of 6 students is required.

Wednesday 7:00-8:00 PM
Mar 24 – May 26, 2010: 10 one hour classes $110

Drop-in fee $12 cash per class – no registration necessary. Try a class any time.

Classes take place at Makin’ Moves Dance Studio:
1196 Bank Street at Ossington Avenue Old Ottawa South

For registration and information contact Zamira:
zamira@theveiledeye.com
613-797-4068

Jalilah’s Spring 2010 Sessions:

RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa

Belly Dance for Fitness a fast paced cardio class using only Middle Eastern dance movements! Perfect for both beginners to learn the basic Middle Eastern Movement repertoire and for intermediate dancers to improve stamina and technique! Mondays 10:30-11:30 a.m. at RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive or Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Rideau tennis Club 1 Donald Street April 12-June 23 2010-03-10 Price: Free for Life Fit Members $89 for RA members $114 for non-members

To register contact the RA Centre Tel (613) 7335100 http://www.racentre.com

Greta Leemings Studio of Dance 1460 Merivale Road, Ottawa

Intermediate a fun mixture of technique, drills, fluidity exercises, choreography, improvisation and more! Tuesdays 11-12:15 March 30 to June 15 2010 $156

To register contact Jalilah (613)2288215 jalilah@rogers.com

Denise Enan’s Studio Oasis 200 St. Joseph, Hull

Beginner 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn the basic Middle Eastern Movement repertoire and get a fun and healthy workout ! $85 for 8 weeks

Intermediate 6:30-7:30 a fun mixture of technique, drills, fluidity exercises, choreography, improvisation and more! $85 for 8 weeks

Advanced 7:30-9:00 in addition to technique, drills, fluidity exercises, choreography, and improvisation also musicality, learning how to create your own choreography and improvise all by yourself! Good for dancers who have been dancing a while and would like a challenge! $100 for 8 weeks

The new session started March 3 however you can join any time and missed classes will be pro-rated!

To register contact Oasis Studio (819) 7765033 (819)9622645 http://www.baladi.ca

Advanced Belly Dance Choreography with Shadia

Come and learn a challenging drum solo that will be performed in June.

Date: Starts this Tuesday, March 30th from 8:30-9:30pm

Location: 858B Bank Street at 5th Ave. Below Booster Juice.

Cost: $90 for 7 weeks or $77 for full-time students

Please register at http://dancewithalana.com/register.php

Classes with Zeevah

Cabaret Style Belly Dancing for Beginners/ Belly Dance Basics

Beginners will learn enough basic steps and veil movement for a complete choreography. The style taught is American Cabaret belly dance which allows for freedom in the interpretation of movement. Perfect for beginners. Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or flat dance shoes.

Spring Dates 2010 8 Weeks $66/person + GST
St. Patrick’s HS Tues 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Start Apr 20 (24028)

ON LINE http://www.winterconnections.com
Click on General Interest Courses to view program and to
sign up for a course. Login ID and PIN numbers are required for use of our online registration system. If you do not have an account but wish to create one please send your request for a login ID and pin number along with the student’s full name, home phone, work phone, home mailing address, and return email address to Continuing.Ed@ottawacatholicschools.ca.

Spring classes with Loulouh

Sandy Hill Community Centre (613) 564-1062

Wednesdays
Level 1 – Mar 24 to May 26
$68 for 10 weeks
6 to 7 pm
Program Code 437079

Thursdays
Level 2 – Mar 25 to May 27
$68 for 10 weeks
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Program Code 437081

Level 2/3 – Mar 25 to May 27
$75 for 10 weeks
6:30 to 7:45 pm
Program Code 437084

Level 3/4 – Mar 25 to May 27
$75 for 10 weeks
7:45 to 9 pm
Program Code 437088

Contact Loulouh at:
http://www.fusesite.com/gratitude
loulouh@rogers.com


Bellydancing with Zena
Spring Schedule

Kanata: Classical Dance Academy, 100 Castlefrank Rd., (613) 836-5725
Monday nights at 8:15-9:15 pm for Beginners starting Apr. 12, 2010. 10wks/$105
Thursday afternoons at 1:00-2:15 pm for Intermediate/Advanced starting Apr. 15, 2010. 10 wks/$105 taxes included.

Stittsville: Astral Fitness, 44 Iber Rd. (613) 831-2348
Thursday evenings at 6:30-7:30 pm for Beginners. Available to current gym clients with a full one year membership.

Belly Dancing with Sha’ Vega

Spring Session

If you have yet to register, do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. These are the last classes Sha’ Vega will be teaching in Ottawa for a while, so if you have ever wanted to study with her, now is the time to do it.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MONDAYS at South Fallingbrook in Orleans:

Mom & Daughter belly dance – child (6-14 yrs) – $36
Course code: 435123
Mom & Daughter belly dance – adult (15+ yrs) – $38.75
Course code: 435120
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
5:15 – 6:15pm

Level 1/2 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435487

Level 2/3 – $44.50
April 12 – June 14 (no class on May 3 and 24)
Course code: 435488
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TUESDAYS at McNabb Rec Centre in Centretown

Level 1 / 2 – $91
Apr. 6 – June 22
6:00 – 7:15 pm
Course code: 423318

Level 3 / 4 – $91
Apr. 6 – June 22
7:15 – 8:30 pm
Bar Code: 423330

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THURSDAYS at McNabb Rec Centre in Centretown
Level 1 / 2 – $91
Apr. 8 – June 24
6:00 – 7:15 pm
Bar Code: 423323

Level 3 / 4 – $91
Apr. 8 – June 24
7:15 – 8:30 pm
Bar Code: 423334

Lisa-Marie Serafin
Ceramic Artist/Middle Eastern Dance Artist
Poterie du Lac la Blanche
http://lablanchepoterie.com/