Category Archives: Events

Spring session – starts next week – but ya gotta sign up!

I know we are all so excited that there’s now less snow on the ground < check weather forecast, shakes head>…

…and everyone is looking forward to spring cleaning and that new asian technique for decluttering… < may have some gently used costumes for sale at the upcoming Ottawa Souk>

And Spring Classes are starting soonas long as enough people sign up – it’s the way of it these days, we instructors need people signed up before the first night of classes so that the centres/ studios ensure there are enough participants for the classes to run.

So, please, if you are planning to join me this spring, register online or in person and let’s have some fun!


Halyma’s Spring 2016 Classes – Bellydance

Sandy Hill Community Centre – 250 Somerset East – 613-564-1062


Bellydance All levels 
Sandy Hill 613-564-1062 
Wed. 6:30-7:30 pm March 30-June 1  10 weeks

With the Sandy Hill classes, I’ll be focusing on technique and also offering the chance to learn a routine with the option to perform at the Shimmy into Summer Showcase on June 21st.

Private PlayTime/ Practice sessions with Halyma – Belly dance and Bellywood and MORE!

Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa, ON

Tuesdays, March 29 to May 31,2016 < 10 weeks>
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
2nd floor studio

$90 advance for the full session

Join Halyma and some of her advanced students and friends as we dance for 90 minutes of combined bellydance, bellywood, bollywood and some other fun styles to be explored!

Concept – let’s play! ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Halyma is taking a break from teaching for this night and we will be enjoying studying and dancing with other teachers digitally!  We’ll try out different teachers, styles and have some open play time each week as we just look to get inspired and have some fun.

Drop ins –  $10/ night

If you are interested in this fun Play/ Practice session, please message or you can simply register your spot now by sending $90 email interac payment for the full session or Paypal payment to

Join the Ottawa ShimmyMob Team

AN invitation from Jehane – I’m already signed up – you coming?

Join us and help Ottawa contribute to breaking a world record with Shimmy Mob!

This dance event brings the joy of dance to the community, promotes awareness of domestic abuse, and raises resources for abused women’s and children’s shelters in local areas.

This year’s Shimmy Mob hits the streets in Ottawa onSaturday May 9th, 2015.

Shimmy Mob broke the world record last year.  With your support and participation, we aim to do it again this year.

We are seeking dancers of all ages and levels to participate in this unique worldwide event and would be honored to have you and your dancers join us.

To qualify, all dancers:

  • must be 12 years of age or older (some exceptions can be made with parental permission);
  • must be able to learn basic belly dance choreography.


The choreography tutorials will be available privately online to all registered dancers.  In addition, there will be live practices at participating locations. This event provides a unique opportunity to promote your school/classes when you sponsor the live choreography practice session.  Also, by being a part of Shimmy Mob, you and/or your studio will receive a free listing and sponsor link on our website for 1 full year. Each registered dancer will also receive the official 2015 Shimmy Mob t-shirt.

Join us.  Make history with us! See the details  Upon registration, you’ll receive access to the choreography.

If you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to shimmying with you!

Jehane Khan

Shimmy Mob Ottawa Team Leader