Vancouver Island dancers & teachers Fall 2021

Vancouver Island dancers & teachers Fall 2021

*** I recommend that you also check the Vancouver Island Belly Dancers Fb page for other notices of classes and events. https://www.facebook.com/groups/16858407337 

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Nanaimo 

Lynette  

250-797-7953   www.lynetteharper.ca  dancetarab@gmail.com 

Not sure when I’ll resume my winter weekend workshop series, I’ll let folks know via email and my website (Events page).

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Pynksy Shell / Tania Amaral

www.pynksyshell.com  pynksyshell@gmail.com 

Online zoom and in person classes in Afro Fusion Sharqi Danceᵀᴹ, Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Dance Studio in Harbour Theatre, 25 Victoria Road Nanaimo. Also teaching Intro to Dance Movements from Africa, Kizomba Angolan Dance, and private classes – email for more info

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Ramona  

https://www.facebook.com/ramona.passarello

Teaching Belly dance level 1 on Wednesday nights at Vibe Dance Studio, contact Vibe directly to register at  250-616-2726. 

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Taissia  

(778) 269-0922 phone or text

Offering small group classes this fall, phone for details

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Other Island communities, listed alphabetically:

Campbell River

Goddess Bellydance/Tricia Campbell 

(250) 850-9906 triciacampbell23@gmail 

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Courtenay/Comox/Cumberland/Denman Island/Union Bay

Aileen Holland

250 650 3778  templebellyfusiondance.ca 

Classes Tuesday and Thursday in Temple Bellyfusion Dance. At The House of Now, Courtenay

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Cathy Stoyko 

cdstoyko@uniserve.com  (250)218-0704 

Offering small group classes, – please note they fill up quickly!  At the Abbey Studio in Cumberland.

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Heather Hilberry  

250-888-3123  call or text 

Teaching on Denman Island & in Union Bay  

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Linda Doerksen / Halima  

250-703-0494 halima.dancer@gmail.com

No immediate plans

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Duncan/Cowichan Area

Karensa Camplair

250.715.7541 | karensabellydance@gmail.com

Facebook.com/SaidiSisters    saidisistersstudio.com 

Classes available in studio and online:  Belly Dance for Beginners, ATS (Improvised Style), and Sword, Fusion, and F.U.N. Belly Dance.

Sol Centre, 5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

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Lara   

778-644-0148   spinningninnylara@gmail.com

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Quadra Island/Cortes Island

Meinsje    

250-895-1052  Cortes Island

Waiting for the community hall to open before classes can begin

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Qualicum Beach

Belly Laughs Navel Academy/Elaine De Rooy 

250-752-3750 https://www.facebook.com/BellyLaughsNavelAcademy bellylaughsnavelacademy@shaw.ca  

Contemporary fusion in-studio classes Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students.

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Saltspring Island

Sarah Allen  

ssisarahlouise@gmail.com 

Classes on hold until they can be held in studio

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Victoria 

Asmira Dance / Mira McConnell

https://www.facebook.com/asmirabellydance/     

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Bashira Middle Eastern Dance Studio, Victoria  

raksbobbie@shaw.ca   https://www.raksbobbie.com/classes/winter-2021-class-list.html  

Extensive range of online and studio belly dance classes at Bashirah Middle Eastern Dance Studio, 137 Skinner St.

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Candace Aldridge 

https://harmonybellydance.com  

Teaching online Bellyfit, Salimpour format, ATS and belly dance classes. 

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Negma

negmadance@gmail.com   https://www.negmadance.com 

In person and online belly dance classes, mixed levels, at Bashira Middle Eastern Dance Studio, 137 Skinner St.

 

 

Fall 2017 Workshops with Lynette

Fall 2017 Workshops with Lynette

Arab, Turkish and fusion belly dance in three workshops Sundays Sept.17, October 1 and 22 1:30-3:30 pm (3 sessions for the price of 2 – see below) Contemporary and traditional dance from the Middle East * Develop skills with body-friendly warm-ups, movement technique and vocabulary * Enhance your understanding of Middle Eastern music, dance and… Read more…

OPA Showcase 2013

OPA Showcase 2013

So glad that OPA is hosting this popular event again this year! Get more details on the Facebook page OPA Proudly Presents: The Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase 2013 Saturday, November 23, 2013 • Royal Canadian Legion (411 Gorge Rd East) 10:00am ‘Spins and Turns’ with Shari Nakagawa (Victoria) Spinning is not just for ballerinas. Learn some… Read more…

BC Mainland dancers

BC Mainland dancers

Vancouver http://rahmahaddad.com/Rahma Haddad, Vancouver BC “A powerful dancer of grace, charm and soul” And my favourite cousin! – LH http://www.ammara.ca/ Ammara Studio BC “Home to one of the finest groups of Middle Eastern, Brazilian and African dance and drum professionals in the Lower Mainland.” Lava Studio Lava, Vancouver BC A dynamic performer, choreographer, instructor, musician, and director/choreographer of “Sisters… Read more…

Global dance connections

Canada www.hadia.com  Hadia, Canada  A performer, master instructor and choreographer, Hadia has achieved recognition and renown among her peers around the world. Om Laila  Roula Said, Toronto ON   Roula is an amazing multi-faceted artist who has dedicated her talents to Middle Eastern music and dance. One of Canada’s leading lights in the world of bellydance, Roula… Read more…

Nanaimo dancers & teachers

Lynette  250-753-1659  laahper@gmail.com Genya  250-739-0589  genyasdancing@gmail.com Ramona  250-616-3824  Ramona@bellydancer.ca Giselle Jacob – Drum & percussion classes available  – see her Facebook page   Crimson Coast Dance Society  Artistic Director Holly Bright, Nanaimo, BC – Develops and supports contemporary dance creations, productions, performances and educational opportunities at both grass roots and professional levels in Central Vancouver Island. Read more…

Ladysmith & Cowichan area dancers & teachers

Ladysmith Debra Shields (formerly Pinchbeck) – full weekly schedule at www.saidisisters.ca Cowichan Area Yesca “Elegant Power” Belly dance classes, Lake Cowichan 250 749 7759 Lynene Allen    250-746-1077 email miragedanse@shaw.ca  website Shakti Bellydance   shakti.bdance@gmail.com  Bellydance for fun and fitness, plus new classes for youngsters and teens. Register with Island Savings Centre, 250.748.7529 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…