Navel Gazing Bellydance Magazine



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Navel Gazing is currently not publishing. I hope to take it up again at some future time.

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Local Events

Campbell River
February 15. Christina Bates teaching a drum choreography (music and choreography $5) 11 am - 2 pm $35, Danette’s Dance Academy. Info & reg: Gillian 250-335-1097,

April 26. Middle Eastern Dance with Lynette,11-1 & 2-5: explore embodied rhythms & phrasing , emotion in motion, & high impact performance. Info & reg.: Gillian 250-335-1097,

Comox Valley
February 15. An Evening at the Taverna. Dance, food, fun. Agreat show with lots of dancers, from Victoria to Campbell River! Greek dinner by Mom & Me Catering. Adults $10, Children $6. Emily 250-334-2398

February 8. World Dance Coffee House & Daytime workshops with Tara and Ilana; evening dinner and dance. Zills and Rhythm workshop with Tara. Contact Taiya 248-8302 or

March 2 - Masterclasses with Lynette and Sabah. Lynette teaches basics of Turkish Gypsy style; Sabah teaches a wonderful new Raks Sharqi choreography! Reg. & info 753-1659,

March 5. Pharaonic Inferno Night club in Cairo. Bellydance and fire dance with live music by Blue Morocco. Advance tickets $20, door $25. Info: Ramona:754-3215, 1-877-296-2169,

March 16. Finger Fire Dance workshop with Tara and Taiya. Contact Taiya 248-8302 or taiyawindblossom@

April 11. Earthfire presents a dance theatre phantasmagoria at the Malaspina University Theatre on Friday evening! Bellydance and beyond, a performance that shouldn’t be missed. Info 753-1659,

March 22. Sahara concert with Adel Awad. Arabic Drum workshop, an afternoon bazaar, dance show and concert/dance! Contact Taiya 248-8302 or

February 8. Karsilema The Crossroads: Earthfire performs at a fundraiser for new Community School. Precise date still to be confirmed, might shift to Feb.22 - for info contact Lynette

February 16. MEDA presents The Grand Bazaar with vendors, fashion show, demonstrations, local teachers and much much more. More information see

February 21 – 23. Middle Eastern Dance Instructor Training with Venus. Four-day, 28-hr course Info: Venus 604 215-2620,
May 17. Vancouver/Portland-ish MED&CA’s Annual Belly Dance Contest.

February 1. Sacred Stage presents Traditional bellydance-fusion-african dance performances. 7:30-11:30 with live music & dancing after. Contact Ilana for info: 250-380-7136,

Saturday April 5. Majd El-Leisy, Egyptian choreographer and instructor, workshop followed by music and dance performances at St.Anne’s Academy.

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Regional Events

April 11-13, 2003, Hillsboro, Oregon
Saqra's Showcase Festival For more information see or e-mail

Mar, 2003 Venus presents Jilliana. Please check her website for details.

July 18-20, 2003, Seattle, WA
The Mediterranean Fantasy Festival and workshops.

Oct. 12-13, 2003, Eugene, Oregon
"The Energy of Delilah!" Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene (MEDGE).

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Overseas Events

Sept 15 - 25, 2003
Dancing Goddess Workshop, Hafla, and Sightseeing Trip.

May 8 - 18, 2003
Dancing Goddess Workshop, Hafla, and Sightseeing Trip.

Sept 5 - 15, 2003
Dancing Goddess Workshop, Hafla, and Sightseeing Trip to magical Morocco.

Aug 26 - Sept 5, 2003
Dancing Goddess Workshop, Hafla, and Sightseeing Trip.

April 28 - May 8, 2003
Dancing Goddess Workshop, Hafla, and Sightseeing Trip.

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