Tuesday March 20, 2012



Belly Dancers to Help the Vagina Monologues Benefit

Over $100k raised since 2002 to help end violence against women

Submitted by Teresa Graham, Abby


he members of Raks Almeh Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe are honoured to accept the invitation to dance when the Abbotsford’s Art Matters Society presents the Vagina Monologues benefit show Saturday, March 24th at 7:30pm in the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.


The Society has produced and directed The VaginaMonologues since 2002 raising $100,000 for global and local non-profit organizations who work to end violence against women and girls.

This year the spotlight is on the women of Haiti. When asked to perform we had no hesitation in saying yes!

Tickets are $20 and are available in Abbotsford at:

  • A&D Music, Montrose Ave.

  • Zammy’s Lingerie, Bourquin Cres

  • Or at the door

With a donation of new or like-new pair of women’s shoes the tickets are $15 each (Shoes donated to Warm Zone in Abbotsford & to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre). For more information e-mail here or call 604-859-2407.

Ahmileena & Skarlatt of Raks Almeh look forward to dancing with our friends Nashita, Karima and Shawnele and to seeing YOUR face in the audience as we greet you with a loud zaghreet!


Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Class info:

Skarlatt is offering two nights of belly dance classes in Mission! Beginner Belly Dance Classes – Monday nights

Monday Mar 5 to Monday April 9 from 5:45 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. at the Play Station (Senior Activity Centre)

Register through Mission Leisure Centre online or call 604.820.5350 for more information about registration and drop in classes.


Classes take place at the Mission Leisure Centre www.mission.ca/leisure 


Level 1 & II – Tuesday nights at Candance Studio on First Avenue in Mission:

Tuesday March 6 to April 8 (8 weeks)
May 1 to June 19 (8 weeks) June 26 to July 24 (5 weeks)

Beginner/Intermediate Level 1 6:00 to 7:15
Intermediate Level II 7:30 to 9:30

Contact Lori Maginnis via e-mail here or call at 604.826.4077 to register or for more information on classes.


With AHMILEENA in Chilliwack, Abbotsford & Fort Langley


Classes in FORT LANGLEY:

Wednesdays Beginners & Intermediate 1 ~ 7:00 to 8:00pm
Spring 2012 Classes begin April 18th to June 6th Cost: $80.00

PLUS there is an Introductory workshop happening on April 4th

Classes take place at Wisteria Acres Wellness & Retreats www.wisteriaacres.com


Classes in ABBOTSFORD:

Thursdays Spring Session 1 ~ March 29 to May 10 Spring
Session 2 ~ May 17 to June 28.

Beginners & Intermediate 1 ~ 6:00 to 7:00pm
Intermediate 2 & Advanced (intensive) ~ 7:00 to 9:00pm

Classes take place at the Abbotsford Ballet Studio www.abbotsfordballetstudio.ca


Classes in CHILLIWACK:

Saturdays March 10 & 31, April 21, May 5 & 26, June 16
Beginners & Intermediate 1 ~ 6:00 to 7:00pm (please email your interest)
Intermediate 2 & Advanced ~ 4:30 to 6:00pm


For information about all of these wonderful courses, please contact Ahmileena/Teresa here for registration details.


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