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Happy Diwali

Just  quick visit into our backstage lives! A few of the gang assembled chez moi, Halyma, to start working on our newest group costumes!

And while many of us were sewing, when there was nothing for two of the ladies to do, Farasha and Tiana did the bestest thing ever – they organized our DVD collection which was daunting in the extreme for me and my Hubby to tackle after having moved into the new place a month ago and then immediately going camping!

So here are a few shots of the gang at our first Sewing BEE! There will be a few more before we showcase these fabulous outfits at Cine-Musique and the Topkapi Cruise! See our Upcoming Shows page for details!


Sewing BFF-HairCutting?!?

Job Well done!Mirka Modelling!

From the Festival of India’s website:

“The Festival of India is a cultural event in place to educate and entertain the people of Ottawa, Ontario. Our deep heritage and culture are at the forefront of this festival, and we use this weekend to sing, dance, eat and enjoy all the wonders India has provided to us and our community.”


6:00 pm Saturday, August 9
Bollywood Bash Up with Bollywood for Fun

We’ll be on stage performing to a variety of your favourite Bollywood hits.


Dance Bollywood with Erika and Suhani! These workshops will take place at Festival Plaza. No experience necessary, just come out and have fun!

  • 12:00 pm Saturday
  • 4:00 pm Sunday


Location: Ottawa City Hall – 101 Laurier Ave

Event info: http://festivalofindiaottawa.org/

Summer Dancing! Hot Stuff

Thanks to @wtl-Ottawa for getting some great shots of us yesterday as we danced on behalf of Festival of India at the Community Cup.

There are other great shots of us online too- but we had such a blast with this one I wanted to share it!

Shot by Wtl_Ottawa

Shot by Wtl_Ottawa- click on this photo to see more!!

Such a busy week leading up to today that we hope you made it out to World Refuge Day yesterday in spite of us not reminding you!

And today:

While it’s a bit more bellydance oriented, some of our group will be warming up for our later performances by joining Halyma’s Belly Dancing For Fun Dancers as they cheer on the women who are running at Emilie’s Run.  It’s a fun, outdoors run that we have been part of the colourful cheering squad for a few years now and we love it!

After that, we head off eastbound to the Blackburn Hamlet branch of the Ottawa Public Library to join in their Celebration of Culture and we’ll be teaching anyone who comes out a little bit of fun moves!  So it will be a small safe but we’ll make it fun!

And finally, we head westbound, all the way to Andrew Hayden Park to dance on the half shell!  That white stage out there is so great- but it keeps us at a distance from our audience, so don’t be surprised if we are given enough time, that we’ll come right out to you if you attend the MSMF Picnic!

Then we rest!

For the next 4 weekends, you’ll find us dancing somewhere every Saturday and on the July 4-6 weekend both Friday and Sunday too!  Come find us and say hi!!

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