A Dance'full Summer on the Horizon

  Its a dance'full time of year with upcoming Summer events/dance performances and festivals on the horizon. At the Abbey Studio weekly classes are wrapping up and dancers are preparing for performances at the Abbey Stuido Hafla on Fri. June 16th. Also, my group Arcana Dea Dance and Farima's Simorgh Dance Collective are getting ready for upcoming performances at the following events.
Arcana Dea Dance, Atmospher 2016

Friday, June 9th-Vancouver Island Herb Gathering, Royston B.C.
Friday June 16th-Abbey Studio Hafla, Cumberland
Fri. and Sat. June 23-Tree of Life Project, Denman Island
Sat. June 24th- Vancouver Island Belly Dance Bazaar, Nanaimo
Friday June 30th- Multicultural Festival, Simms Park, Courtenay
Sat. July 1st- Canada Day Celebration, Courtenay
Sat. July 22nd- Huma Wing of Light, sacred dance show featuring Farima Berenji and Simorgh Collective, at the United Church, Cumberland
Sunday, August 20th, Atmosphere Gathering, Cumberland

photos from past workshops and events with Farma Berenji

Those looking to keep moving through the Summer, here is what's planned at the Abbey Studio-

Odissi Study Group with Bridgit Salas, Tuesdays 7-9PM, June 20th- Aug. 15th/ 8 weeks
FMI contact Bridgit at bridgetsalas@outlook.com

Haft Sema- A Journey to the Heart retreat with Farima Berenji. Four intensive days of Sufi whirling, sacred dance, shamanic rituals, healing therapy and more. For more visit

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Workshop with Bridgit Salas, Sunday Aug. 6th, more info coming soon.

Cumberland Culture and Arts Society Life Drawing will continue to meet every second Wed. 7-9PM through the Summer season (Simorgh Collective member meet for practices every other Wednesday).

Simorgh Collective members will also be meeting Monday evenings in July to prepare for the Huma Wings of Light performance on Sat. July 22nd.

Belly Dance Summer Drills and stretch class with Cathy Stoyko TBA

Arcana Dea Dance will be meeting for practice again on Mondays in August.

Keep dancing!