Upcoming Events & Workshops

Time is running out to register for the workshops below.  The Princess vs. Village workshop with Nada el-Masriya early bird deal is ending March 31 and then the prices go up.  Why pay more if you don’t have to!  Also below are other great workshops coming up with Florence and Aziza of Montreal.

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 eurikadance@gmail.com.  Looking forward to helping you find your dance!


March 23-24, 2018

Belly dance Workshop with Florence

The lovely Florence Leclerc will be giving a workshop at Denise Enan’s Dance Oasis.
Dates and Times:
Friday, March 23, 2018  7 – 9 pm
Saturday, March 24th from 2:30 pm to 5:30pm
Locations: Dance Oasis – 200, St-Joseph blvd Gatineau (QC) J8Y 3W9
To register: <oasisbaladi@gmail.com
Phone: 819-776-5033Cell: 819-962-2645

Cost : For the 2 workshop, enjoy an early bird price of only $125 if the payment is received before March 16th.  It will $150 after this date.
For only the workshop on technique: $65
For only the workshop on choreography: $95.

Friday March 23 from 7 – 9pm
Arms coordination and hips techniques

In this 2-hour workshop we will explore the arm coordination that we can acquire while executing hip movements that are crisp and strong.

An excellent workshop that will prepare you for the choreography Ansak, offered in the following day workshop!

Saturday March 24 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Choreography – Ansak
Abandon yourself to the emotion of a choreography on the classic Ansak Ya Salam.


Qui? La merveilleuse Florence Leclerc
Où : Oasis de la danse – 200, boul. St-Joseph Gatineau (QC) J8Y 3W9
Quand? Le vendredi 23 mars 2018, de 19 h à 21 h et le samedi 24 mars de 14h30 à 17h30
Coût: Pour les 2 ateliers, le prix est de 125$ si le paiement est reçu avant le 16 mars, et de 150$ par la suite.
Pour seulement l’atelier technique: 65$
Pour seulement l’atelier chorégraphie: 95$

Vendredi 23 mars de 19 h à 21 h
Technique de hanches et coordination des bras

Nous explorerons, dans cet atelier technique de 2h00, la coordination des bras qu’il est possible d’acquérir tout en exécutant des mouvements de hanches précis et forts.

Un très bon atelier pour vous préparer à l’atelier chorégraphique Ansak, offert le lendemain!

Samedi 24 mars de 14h30 à 17h30
Chorégraphie – Ansak

Abandonnez-vous à l’émotion dans cette chorégraphie sur le grand classique Ansak Ya Salam.

March 24, 2018 – Hawanem Dance Party at Studio Oasis

Bring a hip scarf (or buy one at the studio) and dance the evening away with us! An opportunity to meet all the teachers, the other students and get some information on the upcoming surprises the studio has planned for you. You do not want to miss this!

If you would like to perform, bring your costume and music. Let us cheer you on in a small and supportive environment!

So bring a cushion, snacks (optional or to share), dance and enjoy the atmosphere.


Location:  Studio Oasis – 200 Blvd. St. Joseph, Gatineau, QC

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

Some of Eurika’s Gentle Used Dance Treasures for Sale

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

April 22 2018 Ottawa Souk Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/672041859662962/

Follow Ottawa Souk updates on social media:
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OttawaSouk/)
Twitter (https://twitter.com/OttawaSouk)

Location address: 260 McArthur Ave
Hours of event : 12-5pm
Cost: Free for shoppers
Email: ottawasouk@gmail.com

Confirmed Vendors so far:

  • Shibori Borealis silk veils
  • Lisa-Marie’s Tarot Tent
  • Duniya Dance Studio various dance goodies, costumes, and zills
  • Henna Artist Anisa Khan
  • Previously-loved dance items from Louise Houle
  • LivelyUp Clothes
  • Costumes and veils from Carole Charbonneau
  • New and used costumes from Fat Cat Bellydance
  • Yak wool items and other imports from Heart of the Market
  • Eurika Dance gently used dance items
  • Handmade soaps and other items from Medina Creation
  • Boutique Baladi Ruby hip scarves, costumes, and more
  • Accessories, belts and costumes from Gurel Karaokcu
  • Pat Zaid jewellery, DVDs and CDs
  • Tribal Fluid tribal dance costumes and accessories

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 eurikadance@gmail.com

Nada – Egyptian Dance Academy, Toronto, Ontario



May 12, 2018

Ottawa-Gatineau Shimmy Mob 2018

Registration ends Friday, March 31st!
Register at: http://www.shimmymob.com

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 ottawagatineaushimmymob@gmail.com 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
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ShimmyMobOttawaGatineau

June 9-10, 2018

Aziza of Montreal in Ottawa!

Aziza returns to Ottawa for another weekend of workshops with a focus on dance technique and with brand new music composed just for her!

Saturday June 9 11am-3pm : Technique and Taqsim
Sunday June 10 11am-3pm: Technique and Drum Solo

Early bird pricing before April 1: $80 for one day, $140 for both days
April 1 onward: $90 for one day, $160 for both days

sign up at www.duniyastudio.com
space is limited to 15 participants.

At Studio X Ottawa

Location address: 250 City Centre Ave
Hours of event : 11am-3pm

Cost: Early bird pricing before April 1: $80 for one day, $140 for both days. April 1 onward: $90 for one day, $160 for both days