Bellydance culture celebrated in Langley

Bellydancers from around B.C., including a male dancer, will gather in Walnut Grove for a hafla on Sunday.

The halfa, which means party or get-together, runs 6-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 and is being organized by Nicole Whitney.

She is the local woman who was asked to drop out of the Langley Has Talent competition. The event is run by the Rotary clubs of Langley but they use a local church, which objected to her dancing.

She had planned to do a double sword dance which she will now perform at the hafla.

“Troupes and dancers from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island will perform,” she said. “Discover what the world of bellydance is really about – dancers of all levels, ages, shapes and sizes – even genders – will perform a variety of styles of belly dance at Nicole’s upcoming Hafla.”

The event will include a male dancer from Victoria who was one of five judges at Star Bellydancer Canada.

Nath Keo is the artistic director and choreographer for the Sacred Centre Dance company and was a featured instructor and performer at the International Bellydance Championships hosted in Soeul, South Korea.

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance through the website

The event is at the Dancing for Desserts studio, 20279 97th Ave.

Just Posted

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered Langley girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

WATCH: Farm Country Brewing in Langley City expected to open in summer

Farm Country Brewing is currently under construction and is planned to open in summer 2019.

South Langley centre offers seniors an array of activities

Members decide which courses and activities are offered at the Brookswood Seniors Centre.

LETTER: Langley/Surrey shortchanged on transit for Vancouver

Funding to get SkyTrain to Langley City could come from not undergrounding Vancouver’s extension.

LETTER: Area letter writer puts Trump government shutdown in perspective

A Maple Ridge letter writer is critical of Hillary Clinton’s comments about the shutdown.

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Book a ride on a driverless shuttle in Surrey or Vancouver

Automated vehicle demos are being offered, as the two cities plan pilot projects with the shuttles

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

Missing man from Crowsnest Pass could be in Lower Mainland

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance

Tribunal rejects bid to recoup ICBC costs after crash deemed 100-per-cent his fault

Most Read