There events coming up like the Ottawa Souk, Princess vs. Village a Belly dance workshop with Nada el Masriya, and the Shimmy Mob, all listed below; be sure to scroll down and check them out.  There is still time to register for the Princess vs Village workshop with a special deal until March 31.  Also, there are tables available at the Ottawa Souk if you want to sell some of your dance items (second hand and/or new are welcomed).

Remember to check out the Dance Map! This map is run with Google Maps but contains layers and special icons to show you just exactly where classes and/or events are being held by our dance community.  A tutorial for how to use the map, for the map beginners will be available in the coming months.

If you’d like to submit information to the newsletter please fill out the Form or email me directly at  Looking forward to helping you find your dance!


January 28, 2018

Belly dance workshop with Carina (Oasis Studio)


Vous avez envie d’apprendre une chorégraphie de danse orientale moderne et unique? Ne ratez pas le prochain atelier donné par Carina, professeure à l’Oasis. Carina enseignera sa toute dernière création, qui lui a valu la première place et le prix coup de coeur du public dans la catégorie Solo semi-pro à la compétition Raks Québec 2017. La chorégraphie s’adresse aux élèves de niveau intermédiaire à avancé.

Vous serez convaincue en voyant une vidéo de la chorégraphie! Cliquez ici:

Quand? Le dimanche 28 janvier 2018, de 13 h à 16 h
Prix : 60 $
Où : Oasis de la danse – 200, boul. St-Joseph Gatineau (QC) J8Y 3W9

Seul le paiement complet garantit votre participation.
Chèque ou comptant payable au nom de Denise Enan.

Si ce n’est pas déjà fait, communiquez avec Denise (819-776-5033 / 819-962-2645 / ou avec votre professeure pour réserver votre place.

Au plaisir de vous voir!

Looking to learn a new and unique modern oriental choreography? Save the date because Carina, teacher at the Oasis Studio, will be teaching her own creation. Carina performed this piece at Raks Québec 2017 which awarded her first place and People’s Choice in the semi-professional category. This workshop is recommended for intermediate to advanced students.

You’ll be convinced seeing a video of the choreography!
Click here:

When? Sunday January 28, 2018 from 1 – 4pm
Cost? $60 (cash or cheque payable to Denise Enan)
Where? Dance Oasis – 200, St-Joseph blvd Gatineau (QC) J8Y 3W9

Only the full payment guarantees your participation.
Cash or cheque payable to Denise Enan.

If you have not done so already, please contact Denise (819-776-5033 / 819-962-2645 / or ask your teacher to register.

See you on the dancefloor!

April 22 2018
The Ottawa Souk (aka Dancers’ Bazaar)

Yes! The Ottawa Souk IS happening in 2018!!!

Dancers and shoppers rejoice!

This favourite community event will be happening again next spring. this will be the last time the event is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on McArthur Ave (the building is being sold).

260 McArthur Ave
shopping from noon-5pm

Tables $40 (or two for $70, or three for $100)
Visit for details and links to vendor application form
(doors open to vendors at 10am for set-up)

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Location address: 260 McArthur Ave
Hours of event : 12-5pm
Cost: Free for shoppers

May 5 & 6, 2018
Princess vs. Village a Belly Dance Workshop with Nada El-Masriya

Saturday May 5, 2018 – Princess vs Village
Workshop 10:00am – 2:00pm
Explore the difference between the elevated form or “Princess” style of belly dance to that of the Folkloric or “Village” style of belly dance. Learn how to apply those differences to various songs. Technique and combinations will be focused on.

Saturday Extras – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Pampered Princess – Brenda, an Ottawa Esthetician, from Sensabella, is offering a special treat for after the workshop.

After Dance Foot Soak ($5) – Enjoy a nice hot Sea Salt Foot soak with a touch of peppermint essential oil to revive those tired feet.

After Dance Foot Soak and Mini Foot Massage Combo ($10) – Add a mini foot massage to the foot soak.

The Village Closet – Have a costume, DVDs, CDs, dancing accessories you want to swamp, sell and/or give away, then bring them to the workshop and see if they can their way to a new home.

Sunday Workshop – Village (Baladi plus)
Workshop 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Baladi – Master the Art of Baladi and learn music structure, nuances in styles, flavours, history and culture. Learn to apply this knowledge to a choreography created by Nada. Nada is known in Egypt and Internationally as the New Age Queen of Baladi as crowned by the Queen of Baladi, Fifi Abdou.

Fitness Studio at McNabb Recreation Centre – 180 Percy Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Extra 4-6pm

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Special until December 31, 2017 –
Weekend & Foot Massage – $150
Weekend Only – $140
1 day only – $80

January 1, March 31 2018 – Still Time to Take advantage of this deal!
Weekend & Foot Massage – $160
Weekend Only – $150
1 day only – $85

April 1, May 5, 2018 
Weekend – $170
1 day only – $90

Payment Options:  Paypal (add $2 for admin. fee) e-Transfer to

for more information :

May 12, 2018

Ottawa-Gatineau Shimmy Mob 2018

Registration ends Friday, March 31st!
Register at:

Ottawa-Gatineau let’s build on that momentum and make 2017 even better!
Belly Dance History In the Making!
Shimmy Mob, a “Flash Mob” type event, the largest event of its kind by the total geographical territory covered in one day, creating awareness and raising funds for Women’s and Children’s shelters in participating communities.

There will be free weekly Sat or Sun practices starting April 8 till the event. Most likely Greenboro Community Center – to be confirmed soon. Looking at possibility of a couple of downtown practices to be confirmed.

Note: detailed instructional videos are also available online once you register.

Any questions, email or text 613-913-1257.

Making a difference one dancer at a time ❤

Location address: Parliament Hill

Hours of event : 2 pm (to be confirmed)

Cost: 30USD + shipping – Early Bird till Jan 1, 2018