January 24, 2014- Open Belly/Bollywood Dance night

Jan 24 poster version2


Okay, I wanna dance, now what?
Plan to arrive with your music either on cd or an mp3 player, cued up and ready to go.  If you prefer to send your music ahead of time, you can email the file to Halyma@bellydancingforfun.com.

UPDATE: We’ve been moved upstairs into the MERCURY LOUNGE!

We want it to be relaxed, so if you are planning creative make-up/ costuming, come as well prepared as you can and the washrooms upstairs  will be there for last minute touch ups.

The capacity is about 100 – so this is a perfect  intimate place to test drive your first time solo, surrounding yourself with supportive friends and dancers, so be sure to sign up and make your contribution/get your advance tickets to this fun community event!

The Mercury Lounge is a funky club. You can plan to order drinks of various types, being responsible, of course!  This will be an ALL-AGES event – legally, everyone under 19 has to go at 9 p.m, and don’t go buying them drinks, ‘kay?


We will hold a few spots for those who may decide at the last minute to perform – first come, first served, sign up on the roster when you arrive and join in the fun!

Follow the advice above for advance sign ups, and either pre-purchase your tickets or pay when you arrive. Tickets are $10 at the door.

We’re planning on 2 hours of random dance fun,  relaxing with our own mix of performances, and socializing to a background of arabic and Bollywood music!! The club switches over around 9:30pm to their regular programming -DJ, party, etc.

Add some pretty to your skin! 

We will be offering “fake mehndi” at the event tomorrow.  There are several styles, designs and sizes, so you’re sure to find something you like!  Small designs will be 25¢, bigger ones 50¢, so be sure to bring your coins (not only the ones on your belts, where relevant ;-P).  The ink used is water soluble, but remember to give yourself some time after application for the design to dry.

How can I help?

If you would like to volunteer to help that evening, YAY you! Contact Halyma@bellydancingforfun.com and let her know what you can offer! Set-up help, dancer herding, etc are always appreciated!

Ottawa's Bollywood Fusion Dance Group!