Just wanted to update you on all the exciting new things going on! Hope to see you in class soon! Please feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone you think might be interested :)
LATIN DANCE FOR KIDS (age 6 - 14)
Children will learn salsa, merengue, cha cha, reggaeton, pop, and more and have the opportunity to perform in a troupe!
Starts Sept. 12
Tuesdays 6 - 7pm
Port Credit Memorial Arena (40 Stavebank Rd. N. Mississauga)
More info & registration at LATIN DANCE FOR KIDS MISSISSAUGA
MISSISSAUGA BELLYDANCE CLASSES (all levels)
I will be teaching all levels of bellydance out of my home studio in Mississauga (Queensway & Confederation area). Very limited space so you will get lots of personal attention = fast progress!
Beginner Bellydance 6-Week Course - Sundays 1 - 2pm (starts Sept. 17)
Intermediate/Advanced Bellydance 6-Week Course - Mondays 7 - 8pm (starts Sept. 18)
Register now to secure your spot!
TORONTO BELLYDANCE CLASSES
We continue with our ongoing bellydance classes at our Toronto Bloor West location on Thursday nights!
Intermediate/Advanced Bellydance 6:30 - 7:30pm
Choreography/Student Troupe Class 7:30 - 8:30pm (New choreo starting Sept. 14 so this is a great time to start up with us if you're new!)
3005 Bloor St. West (at Royal York)
READ LOVING YOURSELF FIT!
Make sure to get your hands on a copy of Meagan's book LOVING YOURSELF FIT if you haven't already! Available as a hard copy book or online as an e-book!
DRUM SOLO WORKSHOP
Sat. Sept. 30, 2017
12 - 2pm
Info & registration at http://www.mayadabellydance.com/workshops.html
COME SEE US PERFORM AT:
Dragon Boat Festival
Sat. Sept. 9
Marilyn Bell Park
(Banat El Sharq, Cairo Cabaret, & TropiCaliente perform!)
Taste of the Hill
Sun. Sept. 24
Richmond Green Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Rd. E. Richmond Hill
(Banat El Sharq, Mayada, & Cairo Cabaret perform!)
NEW - ONLINE VIDEO REVIEW!
Getting an online video review by Mayada is probably the quickest and surest way to improve your dance. In just a couple minutes, you can easily upload a video or point me in the direction of an already uploaded piece along with some information about you. Mayada will carefully look over your clip and make an audio recording with detailed feedback on how to improve your technique, choreography, stage presence, and performance!
Mayada's Student Troupe, Banat El Sharq performed at Riverdale Park, then TropiCaliente and Mayada's Latin dance students performed at Yonge-Dundas Square for Canada Day!
Make sure not to miss out on our Studio Showcase this Saturday including lots of bellydance, as well as Latin, Brazilian, Folkloric and Celtic Dance. Classes, troupes, as well as special guest soloists will grace our FIERCE stage in this intimate show at our studio. Afterwards we will be celebrating nine years at this location and saying goodbye as we are closing our doors on College on July 31st. I hope to see all friends, current students, past students, and future students this Saturday, June 27th to give Fierce College Street one heck of a send-off!
Show starts at 7:30pm - Info & tickets at
Party afterwards around 8:45/9pm: Drinks, munchies, dancing, fun, karaoke!
Come to one, or both!!!
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Last night we had our big studio showcase! It's always a super-exciting event where all my students get to show off what they've been working on in classes! There were bellydance, celtic, and latin dance classes, troupes, and soloists, as well as some very special guest soloists and groups! DJ Fuzzboy kept the beats flowing, the audience was warm and supportive, and all the dancers sparkled on stage! It's always awesome for me to see all my students working together, helping each other cram-practise before the show, dealing with last-minute costume alterations, supporting one another through pre-show jitters, and then putting on such a beautiful show! Thanks guys!
As most of you know, as well as a bellydancer I am also totally in love with fitness, the gym, working out, and helping others get fit and feel great! I have also enjoyed competing in fitness competitions almost every year to keep me motivated with all my fitness goals! I always love it when my dance and fitness worlds collide, so when an association I've competed and volunteered with lots - IDFA asked if my troupe would be the opening act for their big world championships competition, I was totally excited! I decided to debut a brand new bellydance-samba piece so it would be super-exciting with candelabras, veils, and samba! I also finally choreographed to a song I've loved for quite some time, but felt it was too beautiful to just do anything to... Yearning by Raul Ferrando. I've seen tons of dancers renditions of this piece and knew if I were to do something to this piece it would have to be really different and beautiful... then one day when I was thinking about what we would do at this show, this candelabra/veil idea came to me - it was perfect with the slow snake-y sections and then the big grand sections! Me and my dancers had an awesome time backstage and on stage, plus I'm totally inspired by all the fit bods and transformation stories!