Sat31Jan20158:30 am876 Dundas Street West
Badass Bellydance Bash
Arabic-Gypsy-Funk Band, Nomadica
Om Laila Choir and Dancers
Turkish Rom/Gypsy Dance by Michelle MacAleese
Bellydance, fresh from the mountains of Romania by Miruna Soiu
and special guest dancer, the utterly badass, Melissa Gamal
876 Dundas Street West map
$12 advanced/$15 door
A party you don’t want to miss!
Sat28Feb20156:30 pm152a Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L5
Toronto's only monthly belly dance and world fusion party at ROUND venue in Kensington Market, 4th Saturday of every month.
**DOORS AT 6:30PM. DANCERS GO ON AT 7:30PM**
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Dance Party 8pm
- Performances from Toronto's fav belly dancers and companies
- Open dance floor
- Live DJ
- Food and drinks from ROUND's killer menu!
BELLY DANCE PERFORMERS FOR FEBRUARY:
The Bellydance Choir (of Om Laila Studio)
House of Shimmy with Sandy W. & Victoria Dances
Come see what's new in Toronto belly dance, shake your booty, and catch up with friends!
Ensuring plenty of time to boogie, Hip, Hip, Hooray! Cabaret highlights just four belly dance acts every month. Be the first to see emerging talent, be wowed by the city's stars, chat with fellow dancers, network, dance, and party!
Sat07Mar20156:30pm - 10:00pm
Beit Zatoun’s annual open house / anniversary / fundraising concert has become a party and music highlight of the year. Join the Beit Zatoun community for an evening of Middle Eastern sounds and flavours to go along with sharing and warm friendships.
In its 6th year, the story of Beit Zatoun continues thanks to ever-increasing circle of friends, guests and inspiration. Together we are creating a uniquely interesting and relevant space where ideas, culture and activism converge.
- Flavours at 6:30 pm
Refreshments, savories and desserts.
- Sounds at 7:30 pm
Amazing performances from very generous friends of Beit Zatoun who have donated their time and talent to create this exciting evening.
This is the major fundraising event to help Beit Zatoun become financially self-sustaining. We need to pay the rent for this warm, beautiful and central place which has become home for so much sharing, learning and solidarity.
Please be generous – sliding scale ($50 to $20)
Advance Tickets a must – guaranteed to sell out. Purchase advance tickets via Celebration and PayPal / credit cards.
Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:15
- Advance Tickers – $50 to $20 donation (sliding scale)
- Champion $50; Sustainer $40; Booster $30; Friend $20 (Available in February)
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and snacks with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping. PLUS many special treats.
Sun15Mar2015The Great Hall 1087 Queen Street West
Sat21Mar2015TBA Ratio 283 College Street
Sun19Apr20157:00 pm - 9:00 pmRatio at 283 College Street
To Register visit The Shop
Register in-person at the studio
Sun26Apr20159:30am-4:30pmDaniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
Roula will be a presented at GDAY for Girls in Toronto.
G Day is a rite of passage celebration for Girls ages 10 to 12 and their "Champions" (parents/guardians, "aunties & uncles", godparents, grandparents etc; anyone who is playing a mentorship role in supporting a Girls' future and wellbeing) that welcomes girls into adolescence.
Girls programming topics includes personal empowerment, Sisterhood, creativity, leadership and self esteem, as well as yoga and dance.
Sat30May2015TBA103 Bellevue Ave St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Church
“The Healing Market” will be a family friendly market experience including Energy Healers, Craft Vendors, Organic Food Vendors, Conscious Businesses, Music and performances. The idea is to co-create community, promote alternative and natural healing, and more conscious gift-giving through out the seasons, giving city people an outlet to purchase healing and handmade meaningful gifts, and the opportunity to learn where they can find these services throughout the year. This seasonal market will also give local healers, artisans, and Conscious Businesses an affordable means to outreach and spread their services.
Sun31May20152-4 pmOm Laila Studio
Sunday May 31, 2-4pm Learn empowering and fun bellydance moves, fall in love with super relaxing full body waves, dance with a pretty silk veil and more!
If you already had a taste of Seven Waves Bellydance at G-Day, you already know this will be an awesome workshop.
$45 for one girl, bring a friend and you both attend for $80.
Space is very limited! Act soon.
Sun07Jun20152-4 pmOm Laila Studio
Bellydance was traditionally passed down through the women of the community as an expression of joy and an affirmation of life.
In this spirit, come spend an afternoon celebrating your woman-ness with your mother or your daughter at Om Laila Studio.
Our space is intimate, warm and welcoming and you will have the extra pleasure of dancing to live drum and vocals to make your class even more earthy and fun!
Location: Om Laila Studio, Coach House behind 64 Henry St, Toronto, ON M5T 1X2
Space is very limited! Act soon. Om Laila is a cozy treehouse-like studio and classes fill up fast.
Date: Sunday June 7, 2-4pm
You both attend for $80 . Daughters age 10 to adult – mothers any age!
Fri12Jun20157:30 am729 St. Clair Avenue West
Featuring: Latin singer Amanda Martinez, Klezmer with Dave Wall, Show Tunes with Mary Pitt, Bellydancer Roula Said, Magician Dan Trommater and More!
Come out to directly support all of Wychwood Open Door's programming and services!
Friday June 12, 2015
The Sanctuary St. Matthews United Church
Mon29Jun2015Doors at 6:30 Show Starts 7:30Paintbox Bistro in Regent Park (555 Dundas St. East, Toronto)
The 4th installment of Lorraine Segato’s five-part Wild Women (Don’t Get The Blues) Cabaret series makes its triumphant return to Paintbox Bistro.
This unusual and exciting cabaret-style show brings together another group of hugely talented women from Toronto that include Lorraine Segato, Colleen Allen, Miku Graham, Michelle Willis, Saidah Baba Talibah, Roula Said, Iskwe, Diane Flacks, Suzie Vinnick and Brita B.
These wonderful performers will in turn celebrate the music and performances of such iconic women trailblazers as Etta James, Ida Cox, Annie Lennox, Janis Joplin and more.
Monday, June 29th
Paintbox Bistro in Regent Park (555 Dundas St. East, Toronto)
Doors open at 6:30pm., Show starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance
Door prices are $25.00
$30 (hst incl)
Visit the Store to purchase a spot!
Sat25Jul20158:00 pmNoor Cultural Centre
Roula is performing at Mediterraneo. Experience the feast of French, Hispanic, Ladino, Arabic, Italian and Armenian dance, spoken words and images, featuring a live World Ensemble, Soloists, Singers and Dancers.
SATURDAY JULY 25, 2015
$45.00 ADVANCE TICKET
$50.00 AT THE DOOR
Sun06Sep20151:00pm-5:00pmOm Laila Studio
Sun25Oct20157:00pm-9:00pmDe Zilva's Martial Arts & Sciences 567 College Street
Registration is open for the next Zaar with Roula Said and Naghmeh Farahmand
Drawing inspiration from the zaar tradition, dancer, vocalist, and percussionist, Roula Said will lead a ceremonial journey to heal, release, cleanse and make peace with the energies that live inside us. This is a respectful reimagining of such a ritual for women here in Toronto in 2015. Roula has over 20 years of experience as a Middle Eastern dancer and musician and always brings a healing quality to all her classes and workshops. She will be joined by master percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand.
No dance experience is required, only a sincere intention to help hold a safe and nurturing space for all. Please eat a light meal an hour or two before the ceremony.There will be light snacks provided.
Further instructions will be sent to participants upon registration.
Cost $30 (HST incl)
Date Sunday October 25 at 7pm-9pm
3 ways to Register:
- in person at the studio
- etransfer firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the shop omlaila.com/product/zaar/
Sun01Nov20159:30am-1:00pmBellvue Manor-8083 Jane Street , Vaughan, ON L4K 2M7
Wed18Nov20158:00 pmLula Lounge 1585 Dundas West
With their inimitable Arabic-Roma-Funky style, Nomadica throws it down at Lula Lounge in celebration of their debut CD, Dance of the Infidels.
Dance of the Infidels unleashes a mighty sound with the collaboration of award winning indie producer, Chris Stringer (Timbre Timbre, Luke Doucet), a smokin’ line up of players and guest musicians, and a special collaboration with Hungarian world music superstars Besh o Drom. Producer Stringer noted, “this is starting to sound like a kind of Gypsy Zepplin!”
On November 18, Nomadica is Juno award winning trumpeter, David Buchbinder, vocalist Roula Said, along with Peter Lutek (reeds), Drew Jurecka (violin), Demetrios Petsalakis (guitar, oud), RJ Satchithananthan (bass), Zach Sutton (drums), and special guests, Naghmeh Farahmand (percussion), and Tom Richards (sousaphone)... and kick-ass bellydancers.
Meeting Roula in her studio setting for the first time, the most poignant sensation I experienced was that she provides a dynamic, safe space where one instantly knows it is okay to be a “real person.” For me, this is a core factor when it comes to being able to tap fully into my creativity in an honest way. Roula is so authentic, natural, earthy, in-the-moment, sensitive, accepting, modestly confident of her own knowledge and talent – and observant without being judgmental – that I think it would be near-impossible for even the most timid and uncertain of people to feel uncomfortable for long.
Navigating this planet as woman in a world that often seems threatened by female empowerment is very difficult. Learning to embrace one’s own strengths and talents in an unapologetic way is even more challenging. But sometimes finding places (whether physical or otherwise) – especially in group settings – where just being one’s natural, sensual, creative, imperfect, laughing, crying, inspired, frustrated, embodied Female Self is the challenge of all challenges. Roula creates an atmosphere where it feels okay to be strong and weak at the same time but, almost more importantly, she magically does it in a way that generates supportive, loving and sisterly bonds amongst everyone in the room. Roula creates magic.
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