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.

 

 

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Ladysmith & Cowichan area dancers & teachers

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