Checking out some videos

There are some fun new songs to check out – recent movies I’ve neglected due to a busy schedule, so here’s just a sneak peek at something I am contemplating playing with:

And I’m going to keep looking….


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Classes start January 13th! Jan 14th for Bellywood

Classes start January 14th!

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January 1, 2014 · 5:22 pm

New ideas for the fall…

The fall is when I really try to “restart” as it has always felt like New Year’s, since I’ve been on a break for a couple of months.  So, with September’s classes coming just around the corner { SEE HERE}, I have been playing with some new ideas.

Every once in a while, I change up the music.  Since I have some AwesomeSauceonaBagel return students, I like to keep things fresh for them, and it encourages  me to try new moves and challenge myself too.

An added bonus this year: here is the Playlist!  I’ve tried to find an interesting link for each song – either the iTunes link where it’s available, or a youtube link showing the song in action.

So, by giving you advance insight into the fun songs we’ll be playing with this session, I hope you will feel inspired to sign up and join in on the fun!!



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Bellywood Fall Classes – starting in mere weeks!!

This fall – everyone can come dance!

Everyone welcome, dance at your own pace, and have fun getting some great exercise!

We will play with learning a routine for the chance to perform in December, but that’s totally optional!
Here’s a clip of some of our past bits:
Bellywood with Halyma!

Click on this image to head over for some fun video footage!


Bellywood with Halyma Class Schedule

Registration has begun, so sign up!

FALL 2013 Dance Schedule:

Byward Market:

Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa, ON
Register online: or call 613-244-4470

  • Bellywood With Halyma Level ALL –Course #: 865078- $97.75
  • Thursdays, Sep 19 to Dec 5, 2013
  • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Old Ottawa South:

Register online: Old Ottawa South Community Centre, 260 Sunnyside, Ottawa, ON [Map]

  • Bellywood with Halyma Level ALL
  • Tuesdays, Sep 17 to Dec 3, 2013
  •  7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

*NOTE: All dates and prices are subject to updating by the community centres themselves – please confirm with the centre for actual dates, times and rates.


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June 15th – we dance! For Love of Dance fundraiser welcomes Bellywood!

“For the Love of Dance” Multicultural Showcase and Fundraiser
Saturday June 15th (6:30-9:30 pm)
Alumni Theatre, University of Ottawa (Jock-Turcot University Centre)

For updates on the many different kinds of dance styles and performers, please visit

NOTE : Halyma will be performing with Bollywood For Fun and Bellywood with Halyma  So come on out!!

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids under 12 and all show proceeds will be donated to the All4One Charity, a foundation that helps cancer patients in financial need.

Tickets can be purchased from the recipient charity, at

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Come get creative with Bellywood classes!


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January 3, 2013 · 1:27 pm

Registration: January 2013 – Will I see you Tuesdays at Old Ottawa South?

Here’s the email from OSCA – I am sure the city of Ottawa is also taking registration for the 2013 programs!


Just a reminder that registration for all 2013 Ottawa South Community Association programs starts tonight, Wednesday, December 5, 8:00pm on-line at

In-person registration starts Thursday, December 6, 8:00am at the Ottawa South Community Centre 260 Sunnyside Ave.

Please log on to and familiarize yourself with our website before 8:00pm.

You will notice two registration buttons on the site: 
1st – for the Christmas Break/New Year Break Camp
2nd for the Winter 2013 Programs.

Please register for the Winter 2013 programs if that is your priority. You can always register later for the Christmas Break/New Year Break Camp. There is plenty of room available whereas many of our Winter Programs have limited availability.

Staff will be on hand this evening if you are experiencing any difficulty at 613-247-4946

Please do not give up registering on any given program even if it appears it’s full. 

We have registration strategies being used that use multiple computers to register for one spot in a program and when one is successful the other computers abandon their registration – So Keep Trying.

Dinos Dafniotis

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Checked out @zoolegacy, as I prep for Thursday at Mavericks for @delhi2dublin!

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THE NEW ALBUM IS OUT TODAY! Download it here!<br />&lt;a href=”” data-mce-href=””&gt;City Light Glow by Zoo Legacy&lt;/a&gt;Never heard you guys before, but Dying Song is already stuck in my head!

So while my dancing will be confined to the dance floor, I am looking forward to seeing some of my dance friends there!

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Fusion Fun: Mudras with Amrita Choudhury and @Delhi2Dublin

A while back, I picked up Amrita Choudhury’s book on mudras to help me explain them in class and practice them myself!  Here’s her latest promotional video:

And since I am talking about the Bellywood fun in my world, I’ve also got plans to see Delhi2Dublin when they hit Ottawa at Maverick’s on October 25th.

They often seem to be here on a weeknight, but since it’s right after my Thursday Bellywood, class, I think I can manage to be a night owl for one night!
I totally love their new album and have used 2 of their songs for class routines already! Here’s one of their early songs that I have performed to at some events in the past:

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Taking a moment to get personal to share other interests…

This snippet is from the weekly Dancers’ News that I send out to relay information about Ottawa and area belly dance related news – workshops, shows, events and anything that might interest us as belly/ bolly dancers.  And since we all have a variety of interests, I also share bits about other things too!  
Be sure to head over to the main web version to see the actual newsletter!
Good morning all,
Looking forward to a lovely fall week – yes – it’s now Fall! Automne! change of seasons! and cooler air – yay for those of us who like that kind of thing!  
On Friday the 29th, I’ll be getting my ping on with some “puh-tock puh-tock” as I will be playing in the Ottawa Charity Ping Pong event in the Byward market – have you sponsored/donated a bit o cash yet?  If not, please feel welcome to head over here and drop some coin for 4 great Ottawa Charities:
And if Creative Sci-Fi is more your thing, head on over to the Ottawa Browncoats site for the September 30th Ottawa Charity Serenity Screening – $12 advance donations get you your BIcket!
Come and see us today @  to get your bickets, we will be there all weekend in the vendor/fan table area!



Also wishing good luck to the folks in the Army Run today!

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