Vancouver Island dancers & teachers 2021

Vancouver Island dancers & teachers 2021

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MID-ISLAND TEACHERS INFORMATION   

***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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/16858407337 

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Online Classes by Islanders

Nanaimo 

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 www.pynksyshell.com or contact pynksyshell@gmail.com for more information.

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Ramona   250-616-3824 Ramona@bellydancer.ca  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), https://ukmovezdanceacademy.ca/

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

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Lynette  On pause for now.  250-797-7953  dancetarab@gmail.com  www.lynetteharper.ca

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Cumberland/Courtenay/Comox

Cathy Stoyko/Abbey Studio in Cumberland 

Classes are on pause for now, custom privates available. cdstoyko@uniserve.com  (250)218-0704 Check the Abbey Studio Fb page for future activities. https://www.facebook.com/TheAbbeyStudio

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Duncan/Cowichan Area

Saidi Sisters/Karensa Camplair  (250) 715-7541  https://www.facebook.com/saidisisters/  Wednesday evening Fusion Belly Dance classes, drop-ins welcome.

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Qualicum Beach

Belly Laughs Navel Academy/Elaine de Rooy – 250-752-3750 bellylaughsnavelacademy@shaw.ca  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.

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Victoria

Bashira Middle Eastern Dance Studio, Victoria  Live stream group & private classes via Zoom  See class listings at https://www.raksbobbie.com/classes/winter-2021-class-list.html Pre-recorded mini tutorials, drills and combos via Patreon

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Candace Aldridge  candace.aldridge@shaw.ca https://www.facebook.com/candace.aldridgesanchez Teaching online bellyfit and multilevel belly dance classes. 

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Online Class suggestions from across Canada

Vancouver

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

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Lava Studio Tribal Fusion inspiration Lava has moved her classes online with Zoom and video.   http://www.lavastudio.ca/classes-and-workshops/

Ontario

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.http://new.arabesquecanada.com/instruction-mentorship/

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

Nanaimo 

Lynette  On pause for now.  250-797-7953  dancetarab@gmail.com  www.lynetteharper.ca

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Heading south:  

Duncan/Cowichan Area

Lara   778-644-0148   spinningninnylara@gmail.com

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Lynene Allen  miragedanse@shaw.ca 250-746-1077

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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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Heading north:

Cumberland/Courtenay/Comox

Cathy Stoyko/Abbey Studio in Cumberland 

Classes are on pause for now, custom privates available. cdstoyko@uniserve.com  (250)218-0704 Check the Abbey Studio Fb page for future activities. https://www.facebook.com/TheAbbeyStudio

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Aileen Holland 250-650-3778  templebellyfusiondance.ca

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Linda Doerksen  250-703-0494 halima.dancer@gmail.com

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Campbell River

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

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Quadra Island/Cortes Island

Meinsje  Cortes Island  250-895-1052

 

 

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…