Author: <span>Nicola</span>

Scheherazade & the 1001 Nights photos

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“Myth, Magic, Mischief” dvds ready!

Dancers who participated in this show in 2016 can pickup their dvd in Nicola’s classes after Dec. 1. If you’d like to send a delegate for your group, please let Nicola know via email. Delays were experienced due to technical issues with the footage and the program used to make the dvds. Share on Facebook…


Where Oh where is “Raks into Summer” ?

Wondering whether  R.I.T.S. –Winnipeg’s original bellydance recital– is happening this year?  NOPE! Thanks to COVID. Theatres are not going to open anytime soon, due to group gathering restrictions, which I totally agree with.   If we stay the course with low numbers, we may look forward to a fall season of classes and shows. So much…


Become a Patron of the Arts: Go Fund Me for “Scheherazade”

<https://www.gofundme.com/my-1001-nights-dance-show>   I am hard at work co-directing and co-producing Scheherezade and the 1001 Nights with Pedro Aurelio of Bolero Dance Theatre .   This fusion show will combine Egyptian, Spanish, flamenco, ballet, and interpretive dances.   BDT will dance with my group, Nicola & Amar Egyptian Dance . Pedro and I are passionately dedicated to…


PHOTOS UP for Myth, Magic & Mischief, Scheherazade & 1001 Nights

June 11     8 pm PTE Mainstage STARRING:  Zafirah, Starfire Bellydance Collective, Ruth Reimer, Nicola, Pedro Aurelio, Lovely Lady Elle, Kevla, Kalila, Asra, Aremi, and Amar Egyptian Dance Company May 2017 with Bolero Dance Theatre CCFM Theatre Starring:   BDT, Amar, Pedro Aurelio, Nicola & Asra   http://www.nicola-bellydance.com/?page_id=66 Gallery Share on Facebook Follow me


CLEOPATRA at Fringe Festival 2013

Bolero Dance Theatre and Amar Egyptian Dance presented their production of Cleopatra for the 2013 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, featuring Beatriz Barcelo from Madrid, Spain in the role of Cleopatra. Shows ran July 19-21 and 25-28 at the Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain, 340 Provencher. READ THE FREE PRESS REVIEW: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/fringe/reviews/CLEOPATRA-214816701.html Check out this video preview of clips from the fall production!…


I don’t know what level I am and don’t want to start over. / I feel like I’m not making progress.

These 2 concerns are very intertwined. Those of you who may have taken classes with me as recently as 2011 need to know that there’s been a big change in the way my classes are structured, as well as how I teach them. I used to offer a typical, Western-style, levelled class schedule — e.g….


“Why don’t you do group coupons or daily deals?”

I believe very strongly that deep discounts lead to deep disregard.   I understand that many businesses believe these deals get people in the door, but it’s been my experience that they don’t keep people there.    I believe people will value what others value, and often the appropriate price tag is a huge influence….


Styles & stars of “bellydance” video clips

You can find a one-stop video clip library of the best of Egyptian dance at Sahra Saeeda Kent’s YouTube channel. A one-stop guide to get a clear and accurate picture of what this dance form should look like.  Get a very clear idea of what Nicola does and doesn’t teach or perform. Understand Egyptian dance,…