The very best Belly Dance school in
Ottawa-Gatineau offering multi-level weekly
classes, mini-workshops, and private and
semi-private lessons in Oriental dance and
Egyptian folkloric dance.
Please call 819-962-2645 or 819-776-5033 to
reserve your spot in the class of your
Download the new schedule from here.
Bring a friend and get a discount on your
- 1 friend = 10%
- 2 friends = 20%
- 3 friends = 30%
- 4 friends = 50%
- 5 friends = Free session!
* The discount is only to
the person recruiting and at payment of the
session on the first class.
1 h = 115 $
1 h 15 = 120 $
1 h 30 = 125 $
Drop-in = 20 $
Full payment by e-Transfer (cash or cheque also
accepted). Price includes taxes. 10% discount for
those taking multiple classes. Students who have
not paid will not be admitted to the classes; if
you forget your chequebook, you can pay the
drop-in rate until you pay for the session and
then deduct the amount of drop-ins paid from the
remaining cost of the session.
No carry over between sessions and no refunds for
missed classes or session; no exceptions. Up to
three (3) missed classes can be made up the same
session only. If you make up a class on a
different day from your usual class, you must
speak to the teacher before the beginning of the
A minimum number of participants is required to
run a session. Payment is due in full by the first
We ask that all students who are new to Oriental
dance take at least one session of Beginner,
regardless of previous experience in other dance
forms, in order to learn the unique posture and
movement vocabulary. Similarly, we ask all Belly
dancers who are new to the Oasis to familiarize
themselves with our own approach and terminology
by starting in Beginner II for at least one
session. Your Oasis teacher can help you determine
which class you should take. Please don’t hesitate
to ask for some guidance.
For those with very little or no
previous experience in Oriental dance.
Beginners will learn proper posture and
stance, and basic technique of movements while
being introduced to the beauty of Arabic music
and the flow and style of Oriental dance.
Building on the basics learned in
one or more sessions of Beginner classes,
these classes will introduce additional
movements as well as increasing the speed of
the basic movements. Students will develop
their understanding of Arabic music and will
gradually dance more freely while following
For students who have mastered
the basic skills and techniques learned at
Oasis Studio. Students will explore additional
movements and combinations by following the
teacher. Veil, finger cymbals and stick skills
will be developed. A routine may be taught in
addition to students developing their
For students who are seeking
additional challenge to further their dance
skills and continue their mastery of finger
cymbals (sagat), veil, and stick (assaya) as
well as various different styles (raks sharki,
folkloric, classic, pop, drum solo). Students
should be comfortable with improvisational
dancing on their own and may be called upon to
develop their own short routines. A
challenging routine may be taught. Students
should obtain approval from their Oasis
teacher before joining this level.
For those advanced dancers who
are interested in being challenged to their
fullest while learning what it takes to put
together a complete professional performance.
Dynamic entrances and exits; components of a
full performance; choosing appropriate music
and costuming for your venue; understanding
Arabic audiences; differences between
restaurants, weddings and theatre shows; and
negotiating appropriate fees for your art are
but a few of the important skills a
professional should possess. Class will
involve short solo performances and
individualized critique by Denise and/or
Ahmed. Dancers must consult with Denise before
taking this class. By request; limited
workshops targeted to various specific topics
and skills in Oriental dance. Topics may range
from shimmy drills, finger cymbals, stick,
Isis wings, folkloric styles, beautiful arms,
veil and double veil to name a few.
Prices and dates to be announced.
and Semi-private classes
Tailored to the student's
individual needs and requests, private lessons
offer the benefit of personalized attention
and correction for faster learning. Students
may choose to work on movement technique,
learn a specific prop or style, get help in
the preparation of a performance, or have
critique of a routine that they are
developing. Timing of private lessons is
subject to availability of the studio.
$100/hour with Oasis teachers.
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING PERFUME TO
THE CLASSES AS THIS CAN AGGRAVATE ALLERGIES.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.