Fall 2016 Mid-Island Events

Excerpts from Lynette’s email update:

Fall classes are ready to begin!  In the Nanaimo/Parksville area we have a wealth of Middle Eastern dance options this season, with dancers/teachers Genya, Ramona, Taissia, and a rare opportunity to study with Bronwyn Simons (coming to Errington).  Check out the Island Dancers page!

Lynette

PS If you’d like your name added to my email list, please let me know by email. 

PPS  Teachers & organizers, please let me know about your future dance plans before my next update email in November!  

Saidi Sisters’ Outdoor hafla    Widdershins field, 3250 Fraser Rd, Duncan    3 pm September 3  Bring your dance, pot luck, chair, plate, cutlery, booze, clothing to exchange……..lotsa fun and dancing  www.facebook.com/events/289391134750859/ 

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5th Annual Nanaimo Belly Dance Bazaar 2015

  Hope to see you there on June 20 – I can hardly wait! Many thanks to Genya Bonfield and her team of volunteers for producing the event this year. Get the latest news from the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/118888411465134/   Read more…

Fall Belly Dance Teachers Showcase & Bazaar 2014

Fall Belly Dance Teachers Showcase & Bazaar 2014

  MANY MANY THANKS to our wonderful dance community, for supporting the 2014 Teachers Showcase and Bazaar with such energy and enthusiasm! You raised almost $800 for Haven Society this year, and shared the joy of the dance with well over 100 participants, dancers, drummers, and Haven volunteers. Thank you all. ********************** FIVE half-hour dance workshops… Read more…

Fall 2013 workshops with Lynette

Fall 2013 workshops with Lynette

Belly dance! in downtown Nanaimo Basics   Thursdays  Sept. 26, Oct. 3 & 10   *  Moves, music & dances of Egypt, Lebanon & Turkey. For beginners & a refresher for more experienced dancers Art & artistry   Thursdays starting October 17    *   All experience levels welcome – contemporary dance from the Middle East and exciting fusions.… Read more…

Nanaimo’s Bellydance Bazaar another success!

Nanaimo’s Bellydance Bazaar another success!

THANK YOU to the bellydance community, donors, St. Paul’s Church and volunteers for all your work in 2013!!!  We raised more money than ever for Haven Society. If you have suggestions and ideas for next year, let us know at bellydancenanaimo@gmail.com   or on our Facebook site !   A fundraiser for Haven Society, hosted by Genya & Lynette… Read more…

Fall classes with Lynette – 2012 – downtown Nanaimo

Fall classes with Lynette – 2012 – downtown Nanaimo

 Art of Middle Eastern Dance – Tuesdays  starting October 16 –  Explore the joy and artistry of Middle Eastern dance in weekly multilevel classes with a masterful instructor/performer. This fall Lynette will strengthen your technique and movement vocabulary, while deepening your understanding of traditional styles and contemporary approaches to Turkish, Arab and fusion dance. Develop confidence in… Read more…

Belly for the Beast 2011

Belly for the Beast 2011

October 1, 2011 – Bellydancers take over the stage at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre!  See fine local bellydance in a proper theatrical venue – while supporting the SPCA. A dynamite show showcasing traditional, folkloric to modern fusions, with touches of flamenco, Romany, contemporary dance – and live music adds depth to several pieces. Applause to Pacifica for creating… Read more…

Traditions, Tribes and Fusions – Nanaimo workshops

Traditions, Tribes and Fusions –  Nanaimo workshops

May 15, 2011 Dance with Arab Rhythms – LIVE!!!! Guest drummer Robin Shackleton of Sylvan Temple joins Lynette for a dynamic and energizing multi-level workshop.  We’ve booked a large bright and NEW studio in downtown Nanaimo, to fill with drumming and dance!  Develop your dance vocabulary and music understanding, as we work creatively with beledi… Read more…

Exploring Tarab with Lynette

Exploring Tarab with Lynette

  Spring 2007  OPA! News, Victoria      by Sidona On February 18th members of Women of Widad piled into a van to take the trip up to Nanaimo to attend a workshop with Lynette Harper.   We were excited and all felt that we needed a burst of dance energy after the long winter and… Read more…

Miraj was a sensory treat

Miraj was a sensory treat

  16 April 2003  Daily News, Nanaimo  –  Review by Lynn Welburn  Miraj (an Arabic word meaning ascent, the journey upwards) was the perfect title for the April 11 performance by Earthfire dance at the Malaspina University College theatre.  But mirage, commonly used to describe something you think is real and which then vanishes, leaving… Read more…

Bellydancing makes another comeback

Bellydancing makes another comeback

  April 9  2003 The Harbour City Star, Nanaimo      By Sandra Steilo  This week I joined in on a trend that has been around for hundreds of years but now is suddenly new and hot again. I took a beginner belly dancing class with Lynette Harper at the Community Service Building.  She got… Read more…

Shaking things up

Shaking things up

  14 November 1998  Harbour City Star, Nanaimo   By Goody Niosi The Spice Girls may have Girl Power, but Nanaimo’s own Earthfire has Woman Power; a force that’s gathering enthusiastic fans wherever they perform. Earthfire is a troupe of women who dance together with joy, energy and exuberance. And although they perform folk dances from… Read more…