Vancouver Island dancers & teachers 2021

Vancouver Island dancers & teachers 2021



***Once BC’s Province-Wide Restrictions loosen up, I recommend that you check the Vancouver Island Belly Dancers Fb page for notices of in-studio classes and events. 


Online Classes by Islanders


Afro Fusion Sharqi Danceᵀᴹ  Pynksy Shell (Tania Amaral), a Mozambican dancer, teacher, researcher of dances from Africa and African culture activist is now teaching Online Classes (Tue & Thur 6-7 pm) and Private classes (by schedule). Visit the website or contact for more information.


Ramona   250-616-3824  Classes on Wednesday eves through UK Movez are moving to Zoom as long as COVID restrictions are a barrier to in-person classes. Registration and information is through UK Movez Dance Academy (Danielle),


Taissia  (778) 269-0922 Offering beginner and advanced Zoom classes starting end of March, phone for details.

Duncan/Cowichan Area

Saidi Sisters/Karensa Camplair  (250) 715-7541  Wednesday evening Fusion Belly Dance classes, drop-ins welcome.

Qualicum Beach

Belly Laughs Navel Academy/Elaine de Rooy – 250-752-3750  Contemporary fusion classes resume online Jan. 27 and 28th at 6 pm. Wednesday is for Beginner/Intermediate, Thursday is for Advanced. Check out both, and see which one suits you best. There will be no warm up or cool down, that is left up to you. If interested, please send Elaine a quick email and she will send you the link to the Zoom app.


Bashira Middle Eastern Dance Studio, Victoria  Live stream group & private classes via Zoom  See class listings at Pre-recorded mini tutorials, drills and combos via Patreon


Candace Aldridge Teaching online bellyfit and multilevel belly dance classes. 


Online Class suggestions from across Canada


Rahel Raks Sharqi & Fusion Bellydance Fabulous Rahel is taking all of her belly dance classes online, check them out


Lava Studio Tribal Fusion inspiration Lava has moved her classes online with Zoom and video.


Yasmina Ramzy/Arabesque  Offering an incredible array of classes, workshops, mentorships, privates, and podcasts. A great opportunity to learn from a Canadian dance leader and living legend.


Other mid-Island teachers’ plans and/or contact info 


Lynette  On pause for now.  250-797-7953

Heading south:  

Duncan/Cowichan Area

Lara   778-644-0148


Lynene Allen 250-746-1077

Saltspring Island

Sarah Allen Classes on hold until they can be held in studio.

Heading north:


Cathy Stoyko/Abbey Studio in Cumberland 

Classes are on pause for now, custom privates available.  (250)218-0704 Check the Abbey Studio Fb page for future activities.


Aileen Holland 250-650-3778


Linda Doerksen  250-703-0494

Campbell River

Goddess Bellydance/Tricia Campbell 250-923-7241 triciacampbell23@gmail

Quadra Island/Cortes Island

Meinsje  Cortes Island  250-895-1052