Yalla Nir-Os Ya Banat! – Come on Girls, Let’s Dance!

Who Belly Dances and Why?

A few recent conversations have brought belly dancing into a new perspective for me, particularly in how others view it. Turns out lots of people imagine belly dancing being only for the experienced dancer, someone exotic and mysterious and fabulous! Well, I'm here to...

Level II Belly Dance Classes in Nelson Starting January 2017

Level II Belly Dance classes in Nelson will be starting this coming January 2017, hooray! A few ladies have asked me about having more classes, and I've recently met a few lovely ladies that have done bellydance classes in the past and are wanting to get back into it....

What Fun at the Nelson Lake View Manor!

I was invited do dance at the Nelson Lake View Manor this past Friday and what a hoot! I really couldn't ask for a more receptive and encouraging audience, everyone there was so lovely. And, thank you so much to Cyndi for organizing everything, giving me such a...

Working on a new Khaleegy Workshop

The Thobes arrived today!!!! That's me shrieking when I received my mail today - I've just purchased a schwack of Thobe al Nashaal so that I can have some fun Khaleegy classes and workshops, yay! Khaleegy has to be one of my favourite rhythms and styles, and I enjoy...

What the heck is a Zaghareet?

We were talking about this in class the other day, so here's the lowdown... A Zaghareet (also known as an ululation) is a loud trilling that sounds something like "loo loo loo loo loo...." and often ends with an "eeeeeeeee" sound. It's a combination of a high pitched,...

New Session of Belly Dance classes in Nelson starts on April 5th

The dates are set, we're sticking with Tuesday nights, and we've got something for everyone: Classes are from 6:00 – 7:15 pm - These ones are for ladies that are new to Belly Dance. Classes are from 7:15 - 8:30 pm - Already taken a beginner class? Need a refresher...

An Excellent Collection of Middle Eastern Music for the Belly Dancer

I was planning to try to compile a list of the huge variety of Middle Eastern music for belly dancers but then I found this wonderful post: Things for the Belly Dancer to Know About Middle Eastern Music - by Shems Absolutely a treasure-trove of everything you would...

Belly Dance Workshop with Nada El Masirya in April!

Yahoo! Guess who is going to the next big workshop in Kelowna...It's me! Hello Nada El Masirya! And thank you so much Linda Kovach for bringing such excellent talent to our area. Check out the Facebook event here I've already registered and booked my AirBnB - all...

One of my favourite Egyptian Pop artists

Seems we've been talking about music in all my belly dance classes lately, and it's made me take a look at my music collection - turns out I have a lot of Egyptian Pop! Who knew? One of my favourites has to be Hakim, so much of his music is just plain fun, I can't...

Demo Class in Nelson was Lots of Fun!

Last night's free demo class was lots of fun! Thank you so much to the lovely ladies who came out and bravely participated in something new, and braved the chatterbox that is me for one whole hour! I can't help it, I just get so excited about belly dance, hee hee! You...

Free Interactive Demo Belly Dance Class in Nelson with Kesavah

Learn how to SPICE up your life, get FIT, and have some FUN all at the same time Ever wondered if you'd enjoy a belly dance class? Looking for a fun way to stay fit and active? Join Kesavah for a free interactive demo belly dance class in Nelson on Tuesday, January...