Tag Archives: belly dance

Still time to join classes next week

The beginner level Bellywood class – combined with Awakening your Goddess class – has lots of room, so if you are interested in trying out this fusion style of dance in a relaxed way – check it out and sign up!

Byward Market

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

January 22, 2015 – 12 weeks $97.75 per course

Awaken Your Inner Goddess Barcode 929969 6:30-7:30 pm

Connect to your ancient essence of femininity, while giving yourself an hour of gentle, yet strengthening movement. Stretch, isolate, shimmy your hips while you work your brain with basic combinations – all while awakening and embracing your inner goddess of belly dance and more.  We will use movements from belly dance, variations on classical indian dance, and more as we flow with the energies we create in the session. For women of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels, Halyma will guide you in your journey.

Or if you want something more classic:

Belly dance Level 1+Barcode 929962 7:30-8:30 pm

In Level 1+ or Beginner+, we focus on isolations of the hips, arms, upper body and midriff, and throw in some veil work to play! Veils will be provided for use in the class (you can bring your own as well – 2.5m/3 yards of chiffon or other lightweight fabric is great for someone 1.68m/5’6″ to 1.8m/5’10”).

The class will be directed towards beginners and those wanting to focus on basics and will progress based on the needs of the students – individually and as a group.


Leave a comment

Filed under News

Adventures in Bellywood classes rolling along!

This fall, I was able to set up, with the support of my advanced students, a session of Adventures in Bellywood, that allowed us to progress and continue to play!  We even had a chance to help Aziz and Company celebrate their 50th Anniversary and performed with Bollywood For Fun in that very cozy sparkly space!

With the Ladies of Aziz and Company, India Importers

With the Ladies of Aziz and Company, India Importers

So grateful to Ameenah and Sadira for being able to join me that day!

We are working on a new routine for a December presentation – semi-private event, so not sure I can invite ya yet – but we look forward to continuing the fun on January!

Sadly, my schedule only allows so much time, so I am contemplating combining the “Awaken your inner Goddess” class with “Bellywood level 1”.

I’ll be teaching this class at the Routhier Community Centre starting in January 2015 – and it will depend on the energy of the participants as to how I approach the introduction of Bellywood into this more ethereal class format, but certainly mudras and poses will be there, as many of the classical indian moves are based on those found in depictions of gods and goddesses – so it should work!

So if you are thinking you might like to play with this and me in January – check my schedule and sign up with Ottawa.ca for the beginner classes, and if you are a more advanced dancer, you are most welcome to come play on Tuesdays with my private lessons!

Leave a comment

Filed under News

Classes start January 13th! Jan 14th for Bellywood

Classes start January 14th!

Leave a comment

January 1, 2014 · 5:22 pm