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Welcome to the new Dancers' News. I appreciate you taking the time to resubscribe and I apologize in advance for any further bugs that may arise as I figure this this new system out!

Have a fabulous Canada Day weekend and enjoy some updates for the great fun events coming up this July!




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2014 EVENTS -Including Not quite Belly dance events!



July 4-5-6, 2014
Carnival of Cultures

See Bollywood For Fun and many more wonderful cultural acts over this 3 day weekend of dance, music and fun!

Our performances are on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Check our website for times closer to the event.
$10 day passes available!


July 5, 2014
Hiba Al-Kinani in Ottawa

Presented by Duniya Studio

Arab-Canadian dancer Hiba Al-Kinani is known for her unique and creative style and is a sought-after belly dance instructor. As an Arab-Canadian, Hiba has always had an interest in the exotic Middle Eastern Arts and in 2002 founded Rakasseh Studio: School of Cultural Dance Arts specializing in Middle Eastern Dance.

10:00 AM-12:00 Noon: Headbanging Ayoubi – learn exciting technique, hair tosses, and movements related to three styles based on variations of the ayoub rhythm; Zaar, Khaleegy and Iraqi.

12:30 PM-2:30 PM: Advanced Technique – learn exciting variations and technique, and master the art of layering.

$40 per workshop, online registration is open at
Location: Studio X-1, 122-250 City Centre Ave

More info:


 July 12, 2014
Kuljit and the Bollywood heat featuring Bollywood For Fun at the Mercury Lounge:

A tapestry of North Indian and Global music along with an evening of Bollywood dances by Bollywood For Fun!

July 12, 2014
Doors 7 p.m.
Show 8 p.m.
$15 advance tickets
Mercury lounge 56 Byward Market Square, Ottawa

info: 613-295-3724



July 13, 2014

Mascarie Presents OTTAWA TRIBAL CAFE

feat. The Visit & the Dancers of Mascarie
Sunday, July 13. Doors open @7pm. Show @7:30pm.
Tickets $12 at the door. Limited number of $10 advance tickets!

Come on, come all to what promises to be one of Ottawa’s most unique shows this summer! Since early 2014, Mascarie has brought some of new, unique, and creative choreographies to the Ottawa dance community.

Finally, Mascarie Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is proud to present Ottawa’s first Tribal Cafe, an evening of musical and dance wonderment. Featuring the haunting melodies of cello-vocal powerhouse, The Visit, followed by new solo and group choreographies by the ladies of Mascarie, the evening is sure to enchant and delight!

Surprise guests (who will be shared closer to the date!) will help immerse you into the spectacular and magical world of this Tribal Cafe.

Please contact Chantal at for advance ticket options!

Details & updates at:

Mascarie: or

The Visit:



Friday, July 25, 2014 - UPDATED - GET YOUR TICKETS!


Same place (RA Centre) – doors open at 7 pm and show will start at 7:30 pm.
Finger food, cash bar…maybe firemen??? …lots of terrific prizes!! All for $25.

Whoopee! Great news…appearances by Zafira, Claudy and Samantha Burnstein of Montreal and Basimah of New York have been confirmed.

Local performers include the ever popular Isabel and Johara of the Enan Troupe, Bollywood for Fun, our Shakira , Anna and Safiya, and lots more local dancers. Performance groups include Makin Moves, Dance Studio, and Mascarie. More confirming every day!!


Prizes now include: a weekend in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, (courtesy of Starwood Hotels), a $150 catering gift certificate by Olga’s, unique, on trend, imported Egyptian dance belt from Oasis Studio, gorgeous hand made silk veil by Darlene Nadeau (Shibori Borealis), BBQ from Regional, ….dance lessons by Duniya Studio…and more

Order your tickets ASAP. We’re going to have a good, good time! or contact Catharine directly at 613-236-0969 or




Classes around town



Note: Most teachers take the summer off, but a few will have classes available. Keep an eye here for updates for the summer and fall listings later.


Duniya Studio Summer Classes

In Ottawa at Studio X’s Studio #1, 122-250 City Centre Avenue, Ottawa, ON:

Classes ongoing throughout the summer!

Tuesdays from noon to 12:45: Beginner Bellydance / Cardio-Belly with Cathy
Thursdays from noon to 12:45: Beginner Bellydance / Cardio-Belly with Taheya

Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM: Level 2 Bellydance with Taheya
Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 PM: Mixed-level Bellydance with Cathy

Month to month registration, or discounts for multiple sessions/classes.
5-class card (good for 3 months) or 10-class cards (good for 6 months) are now available.
Drop-ins $20 per class.

Visit our website or email for more information.



Halyma’s Summer Playtime:half class/half practice

Drop in for bellydance time in a studio space with mirrors.

It is Air conditioned- though we don’t always feel it.

I would teach a bit, and then you would have free time to play. And if you just want to practice on your own, that’s fine too – the fee is to cover the room rental fees.

You’ll have room to practice your own thing with veils, wings, zills stick, almost anything!

Tuesdays from June 17 to July 29 <NO CLASS JULY 1ST
-6:30 to 7:30p.m.

Location: 172 Guigues – Free parking < entrance off Cumberland just north of St. Patrick>

Drop ins $15/ person, kids under 12 free

To Register for the full session:Send me an email at and an email interac or Paypal payment of $65.  Or pay me in cash the next time you see me  :-) join the Facebook event


New Summer Session starting at Dense Enan’s Studio Oasis

June 23-August 9
Classes Monday to Saturday all Levels!
200 Boulevard St-Joseph, Gatineau,Quebec
for more information or to register: (819) 776-5033


Jalilah’s Summer Classes

at Dense Enan’s Studio Oasis 200 Boulevard St-Joseph, Gatineau,Quebec
Beginner belly dance class starting Thursday June 26th to August 7th at 6:30 pm $85
Advanced class with Jalilah Thursday June 26th to August 7th at 6:30 pm $95
for more information or to register: (819) 776-5033

at: LiveBy Pilates, 315 Somerset Street West, Ottawa
BaladiCore- a Pilates inspired Belly Dance workout on Saturdays at 9 A.M. on-going class
To register 613.699.0932

About Jalilah:


Summer Middle Eastern Dance classes (Brockville)
with Karen MacNaull

A fun summer refresher course focusing on skills. We touch on folklore and some choreography.

Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30

Bread of Life Dance Theatre (BOLDT)
52 King St. East
Brockville, Ontario

Classes will be at 7 p.m.

$50 for 4 1hr classes

Email to register karenmacnaull ” at”


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