Tribal Cafe at Elevate the Arts

  This year Arcana Dea Dance and New Horizons Belly Dance will be presenting Tribal Cafe, a full 2 hour belly dance showcase at Elevate the Arts. Both groups will be sharing new dance creations in a variety of styles from traditional to fusion belly dance. Come celebrate the beauty and strength of women dancing together at the transformed Legion Hall in Courtenay on Thursday June 6th. The evening will also feature live middle eastern inspired music by Jesse Gentes and Destanne Lundquist and dancing for all following the show. This is an all ages community event and there will be Turkish coffee, chai and treats for sale by the Gourmet Girls. Doors open at 6:30 and show will start at 7PM. This is a free event but donations for the Comox Valley Transition Society will be graciously accepted at the door. More info about this event coming soon. Hope to see you there!

Arcana Dea dancers

Carla Barriga from New Horizons Belly Dance

Katie Eicher from New Horizons Belly Dance

The Spin Jinny aka Lisa Hamilton

Arcana Dea Dance

Cathy Stoyko

About the performers~

Arcana Dea (Latin for mysteries of the Goddess), is Cathy Stoyko's dance project (see page on this blog). Currently dancing with Arcana Dea are; The Spin Jinny, Heather, Lisa, Kristi, Tara, Amanda, Anne -Marie, Evelyn and Jessica. We are excited to be sharing new dances that celebrate the sacred feminine at Elevate!

New Horizons Belly Dance is a local dance troupe made up of Luna, Leah, Carla, Lisa and Katie. These 5 women have been dancing together for more than 3 years, bringing their different styles to co-create unique and exciting middle eastern and fusion pieces. 
They can be reached at