Upcoming Events & Workshops

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!


September 5 & 8, 2018 – Portes ouvertes! Open House!

Oasis de la danse – Studio Denise Enan – 200 boulevard St-Joseph, Gatineau, QC J8Y 3W9

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Venez découvrir les professeures chevronnées de l’Oasis et amenez vos amies, le mercredi 5 septembre et le samedi 8 septembre lors de l’événement “Portes ouvertes” de l’Oasis de la danse! Venez danser avec nous, les classes seront gratuites et il nous fera plaisir de vous acceuillir.

Le 5 septembre: 19h – 21h

Le 8 septembre: 12h – 15h

💃🏻 Toutes les personnes de tous niveaux et âges sont invitées!

💥 Les élèves qui s’inscriront lors de ces journées (le 5 ou le 8 septembre) recevront un rabais de 10 % sur le prix de la première session.

🔹La nouvelle session commence le 10 septembre 2018.


The Oasis Studio will open its doors to offer two free days of bellydance classes, September 5th and 8th! Come discover our studio’s experienced teachers and bring your friends! Come dance with us 🙂

September 5th: 7pm – 9pm

September 8th: 12pm (noon) – 3pm

💃🏻 Everyone of all levels and ages are welcome!

💥 10% off the first session if registering on September 5th or 8th.

🔹 New session starts September 10th, 2018.

Heather Labonté – Bellydance Workshop
Saturday, September 15 at 1 PM – 5:30 PM

Bombproof Belly Dancer (1:00 – 3:00 pm, 2 hours)

Do you like drilling? I like drilling. The bombproof belly dancer’s technique has been tested from every possible attack vector and can withstand the unusual musical, stylistic, and postural demands of any stylization. On your journey towards technical badass-ery, we’ll hit the ground running with some quickly, strictly redefined fundamentals with an emphasis on precision and disciplined movement.

Our focus will be less on drilling movement for performance, rather honing in on exercises that test and improve the integrity of our technique from every possible angle.

Technique Stylization Sampler (3:15 – 5:15, 2 hrs)

Let’s put the em-PHA-sis on a different syl-LA-ble. Extensively trained across multiple disciplines of dance, Heather will share insights into the ways in which belly dance movements can be reimagined and reframed using the technical and stylistic elements of dance forms we reference and fuse most often in fusion and modern belly dance.

In this workshop, we will take intermediate level movements and combinations, drilled to perfection. We will dissect in terms of technique, dynamics, levels, posture, timing, and musicality, and stylize according to jazz funk and contemporary dance, with time to explore and discuss customizing movement individually as well.

Before Saturday, Sept 1 $85
Sept 1 and onwards: $100

To register: corazonbellydance@gmail.com
text/call 613-913-1257 for info
e-transfer payment to labonte@gmail.com
(for other forms of payment contact me for more info).

Location: Greenboro Community Center – Studio A
363 Lorry Greenberg Dr, Ottawa, ON K1T 3P8
free parking onsite

Heather Labonté’s twenty-two year dance adventure spans belly dance, jazz, ballet, and contemporary, among others. Known for her compelling emotional command of audiences, extensive technical knowledge, and fondness for rule-breaking, Heather loves to make, teach, and perform dances that push the boundaries of what our dance form is, and can be.

She teaches in Toronto, where she also performs regularly as a soloist, with special appearances across North America and Europe, including Tribal Momentum (Montreal, QC), The Massive Spectacular (Las Vegas, US), Tribal Revolution (Chicago, US), and Infusion Emporium (Wolverhampton, UK), among others.

In eight years as a member of Lavish Dance Company, she co-choreographed more than a dozen pieces with company director Audra Simmons, including three full length shows (Fragment/Repair, harmony/discord, and The Lavish Project 2015) as well as developing The Lavish Project 2014 with Heather Stants and Samantha Emanuel.

An avid collaborator, Heather has contributed to and performed regularly as a cast member of Mira Betz’s Mirapiece Theatre (Clickbait, Waters of Change, Massive Spectacular 2013) and as a member of Rin Ajna’s Myriad performance group. She has also performed with Inga Petermann, Kimberly Larkspur, Seraka, Maddie Bolek, Alexis Southall, among others.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in History and Political Science. In her spare time (i.e. Monday to Friday, 9-5) she is a PR girl. She is also an internationally touring Shibari teacher and performer, and continues her studies in belly dance, jazz, and martial arts. Her next project, et alia dance, is forthcoming.

The Enan Egyptian Troupe – Auditions!

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ATTENTION! La Troupe Égyptienne Enan est à la recherche de danseuses folkloriques!

Des auditions se tiendront le 23 septembre 2018 à partir de 15h00.

Nous recherchons des danseuses ayant au moins deux ans d’expérience en danse ou autre domaine d’expression corporel, ayant une bonne base technique en danse baladi, désireuses de s’améliorer et prêtes à consacrer temps et efforts à l’apprentissage de nouvelles chorégraphies sous la direction de Denise Enan et de ses assistantes.

Veuillez préparer une courte biographie comprenant vos coordonnés (nom, âge, ville) et décrivant votre expérience (type de danse/sport, nombre d’années d’expérience, nom de votre (vos) professeur (s), et toute autre information jugée pertinente) et envoyez-la au oasisbaladi@gmail.com avant le 16 septembre 2018.

Au plaisir de travailler ensemble bientôt!

ATTENTION! The Enan Egyptian Troupe is on the lookout for folkloric dancers!

Auditions will be held on September 23rd, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.

We are looking for dancers with a minimum of 2 years experience in dance, preferably with a strong background in bellydancing. Must be willing to grow and improve, as well as dedicate time and effort to learning new choreographies under the direction of Denise Enan and her assistants.

Please prepare a short biography with your coordinates (name, age, city) and describe your experience (type of dance/sport, years of experience, name of your teacher(s), and any other pertinent information) and send to oasisbaladi@gmail.com before September 16th, 2018.

Looking forward to working together!


Nada El-Masriya – May 24-25 Ottawa 2019!!!  Details coming soon!