• Be open and willing to be part of a group dynamic

  • The Couvent is a timeless place

    It is also a place where one feels a little like home Read More
  • Logistics and traveling

    Aziza Dreamcamp begins Sunday at 4 p.m. Participants may arrive after Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
February 2018
Feb 18, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018
9 spots left
June 2018
Jun 17, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
7 spots left
July 2018
Jul 22, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
15 spots left
August 2018
Aug 12, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
12 spots left

You have to see :

  • The workshop
  • Gallery
  • Logistics
image
Find full schedule one week Aziza Dream Camp
image
So many unforgettable moments!
image
So many unforgettable moments!

New Year! New goals! Aziza is looking to share her beautiful home studio of 600 sc ft, in Blainville with students ready to take their dancing to a new level. Because her heavy touring schedule for 2014 does not begin until May, students have access to working with this in demand international instructor to sharpen their skills or realize a new choreography project.


Individual instruction with Aziza will dramatically accelerate your learning, and is appropriate for all levels of dancers. Absolute beginner through professional dancers have benefitted from Aziza’s patient and intuitive teaching style. Each lesson is customized according to your interests and needs. Areas of focus for your studies are limitless! Possible topics include:

Technique: Isolation drills, conditioning, posture, extension, hands and arms, abdominal work, hip technique, veil technique, rhythm study, and finger cymbals

Concept: Music interpretation, improvisation, dramatic expression, taxim, stagecraft, quality of movement, dancing to live music.

Coaching: Gentle and honest performance critique, competition preparation, music selection & set composition.

Stylization: Classic and contemporary Egyptian, “old school” and modern American Bellydance, Egyptian Folkloric (Saidi, Baladi, Shaabi, Melaya Leff)

Fitness: Dance strengthening and conditioning, drills, safe and effective warm up, stretching and cool down, posture and alignment.

Choreography: Original choreography commission, gentle and honest choreography critique, assistance with creating or completing your own choreography.

Please contact Aziza’s assistant
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

bellydance-retreat-aziza1 bellydance-retreat-aziza10 bellydance-retreat-aziza11 bellydance-retreat-aziza12 bellydance-retreat-aziza13 bellydance-retreat-aziza14 bellydance-retreat-aziza15 bellydance-retreat-aziza16 bellydance-retreat-aziza17 bellydance-retreat-aziza18 bellydance-retreat-aziza19 bellydance-retreat-aziza2 bellydance-retreat-aziza20 bellydance-retreat-aziza21 bellydance-retreat-aziza22 bellydance-retreat-aziza23 bellydance-retreat-aziza24 bellydance-retreat-aziza25 bellydance-retreat-aziza26 bellydance-retreat-aziza27 bellydance-retreat-aziza28 bellydance-retreat-aziza29 bellydance-retreat-aziza3 bellydance-retreat-aziza30 bellydance-retreat-aziza31 bellydance-retreat-aziza32 bellydance-retreat-aziza33 bellydance-retreat-aziza34 bellydance-retreat-aziza35 bellydance-retreat-aziza36 bellydance-retreat-aziza37 bellydance-retreat-aziza38 bellydance-retreat-aziza39 bellydance-retreat-aziza4 bellydance-retreat-aziza40 bellydance-retreat-aziza41 bellydance-retreat-aziza42 bellydance-retreat-aziza43 bellydance-retreat-aziza44 bellydance-retreat-aziza45 bellydance-retreat-aziza46 bellydance-retreat-aziza47 bellydance-retreat-aziza48 bellydance-retreat-aziza49 bellydance-retreat-aziza5 bellydance-retreat-aziza50 bellydance-retreat-aziza51 bellydance-retreat-aziza52 bellydance-retreat-aziza53 bellydance-retreat-aziza54 bellydance-retreat-aziza55 bellydance-retreat-aziza56 bellydance-retreat-aziza57 bellydance-retreat-aziza58 bellydance-retreat-aziza59 bellydance-retreat-aziza6 bellydance-retreat-aziza60 bellydance-retreat-aziza61 bellydance-retreat-aziza62 bellydance-retreat-aziza63 bellydance-retreat-aziza64 bellydance-retreat-aziza65 bellydance-retreat-aziza66 bellydance-retreat-aziza67 bellydance-retreat-aziza68 bellydance-retreat-aziza69 bellydance-retreat-aziza7 bellydance-retreat-aziza70 bellydance-retreat-aziza71 bellydance-retreat-aziza72 bellydance-retreat-aziza73 bellydance-retreat-aziza74 bellydance-retreat-aziza75 bellydance-retreat-aziza76 bellydance-retreat-aziza77 bellydance-retreat-aziza78 bellydance-retreat-aziza79 bellydance-retreat-aziza8 bellydance-retreat-aziza80 bellydance-retreat-aziza81 bellydance-retreat-aziza82 bellydance-retreat-aziza83 bellydance-retreat-aziza84 bellydance-retreat-aziza85 bellydance-retreat-aziza86 bellydance-retreat-aziza87 bellydance-retreat-aziza88 bellydance-retreat-aziza89 bellydance-retreat-aziza9 bellydance-retreat-aziza90 bellydance-retreat-aziza91 bellydance-retreat-aziza92 bellydance-retreat-aziza93 Sister-love Smart-smart-Jehan

For years I have had the dream of creating a fantasy dance camp. Imagine bringing together like minded students to immerse ourselves in learning, sharing, and dancing together in an organic environment.

Now it has come true! July 2017 will be the seventh year we have presented Aziza Dreamcamps. Join me for 5 days of intensive instruction, bonfires, drumming, zilling, laughing, sweating, and celebrating. You will sleep comfortably in a converted convent located on Lake Raymond in Val Morin, Quebec.. Hike in the woods, plunge into a cool lake or sparkling swimming pool, share delicious meals, and make new dance friends.

Each Dreamcamp has a different focus. We have also invited some of my favourite international instructors to join me in the intensives. Invited master instructors include Sharon Kihara, Issam Houshan, Lena Helt, Bozenka, Mercedes Nieto, Azad Khan, Shahrzad, Sadie, Gamila, and Khalida. I also have loved presenting local talented dancers from Quebec and Ontario including Don Jordan, Maysam, Miryam Nunez, Zafirah, Florence, and Mayada, Technique intensives focus on getting back to the fundamentals of the dance with basic foundation technique. We work on posture and bodyline, stage presence, fluidity, isolations, improvisation, and combinations. We also delve into the arena of finger cymbals. Bring your zills on a guided hike through the woods, practicing basic patterns as we walk. During the week we concentrate on a single Oriental choreography, to better understand and explore the nuances of the music and movement, and go much deeper than in a one-time workshop. Also included are activities like crafts, games, special invited guests, video night, bonfires, and free time to round out a full experience.
Does this sound like your fantasy, too? Then please come and join us…

the couvent dreamcamp

The Covent

It is also a place where one feels a little like home, in addition to having the advantages of versatility and space. With 18 rooms, a very large kitchen and multipurpose room of 1000 square feet, everything is designed to make your stay more enjoyable. If you decide to hold an event, our large room can accommodate 80 people and more than a hundred in cocktail. Whether you enjoy yourself in a group to cook, you get together to develop your strategic plan or you to relax from a few yoga classes, the Convent is for you. In short, you will feel much more at home than in a hotel and more at the cottage in the city. The Couvent is a new accommodation hybrid formula that combines warmth and friendliness, and at smart prices.

The Couvent is located on a beautiful site is on the shores of Lake Raymond, in Val-Morin in the Laurentians. In summer, the location allows you to enjoy a large outdoor swimming pool, badminton court / volleyball and a bonfire. Our dock on the lake you can swim as well as expeditions canoe and pedal boat (for the adventurous). For those looking to relax on the golden sand, there is a beach located less than 100 meters. The former path of the P'tit Train du Nord passes directly in front of the convent. Transformed into path in recent years, it is now, according to the season, a beautiful bike track and cross country skiing. It also provides access to the regional park of Val-David-Val-Morin and a network of hiking trails, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

  • SUNDAY
  • MONDAY
  • TUESDAY
  • WEDNESDAY
  • THURSDAY
  • FRIDAY
  • SATURDAY
  • aziza dreamcamp sundayParticipants arrive and settle in 3pm.
  • Welcome meeting and introductions 6pm.
  • Dinner 7pm
  • aziza dreamcamp monday7:45-8:10 Aziza Workout
  • 8:10-8:30 Good Morning Stretch
  • 8:30-9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:15 Technique Technique Technique!
    We will start the week with hip articulation drills
    posture lab, and endurance shimmies.
  • 11:20-12:20 Combinations and Traveling Steps
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:45-2:15 Zill Trek
  • 2:30-3:45 Hello Choreography!
  • 3:45-4:00 Cool down and stretch
  • 4:30- 5:30 Dreamcamp Olympics!!!
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • Relax

aziza dreamcamp tuesday

  • 7:45-8:10 Aziza Workout
  • 8:10-8:30 Good Morning Stretch
  • 8:30-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10-11:15 Technique Technique Technique!
    Drill review plus: Upper body, undulations and 8's, and transitions
  • 11:20-12:20 Combinations and Traveling Steps
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:45-2:30 Zill Project
  • 2:30-3:45 Shaabi Style with Maysam
  • 4:00-5:15 Choreography with Aziza
  • 5:15-5:30 Super Stretch
  • 5:30-6:30 Free Time
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 8:00-? Popcorn and Video Night

 

aziza dreamcamp wednesday

  • 7:45-8:10 Zumba with Maysam
  • 8:10-8:30 Good Morning Stretch
  • 8:30-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:25 Technique Technique Technique!
    Drill review plus: 3/4 shimmy lab, and layering
  • 11:30-12:20 Choreography
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Zill Trek and Project
  • 3:00-4:30 Free time
  • 4:30 -5:30 Super Slow Motion Arms and Poses
  • 5:30-5:50 Stretch
  • 6:30-7:45 Dinner
  • 8:00-? Secrets!

 

aziza dreamcamp thursday

  • 7:45-8:10 Aziza Workout
  • 8:10-8:30 Good Morning Stretch
  • 8:30-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00-12:15 Technique and Choreography Review
    Drill review plus: Transitions and Prissy Precise Pieds
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Zilling in the Studio play and dance at the same time!
  • 3:15- 4:30 Shaabi Style Continued with Maysam
  • 4:45-5:15 Finish and Polish Choreography
  • 5:15-5:45 Long stretch!
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 8:00 – ? Bonfire and Marshmallows

 

aziza dreamcamp friday

  • 8:00-8:30 Long Stretch
  • 8:30-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00–12:00 Technique and Choreography review
  • 12:00-12:30 Filming
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00 Free time/Hafla Prep
  • 3:00 -3:45 Pre show light snack
  • 4:00 -4:30 Group Pictures (Galabayas!)
  • 4:30 –Show, Presentation of Certificates, more Pictures!
  • 8:00-? Final Dinner Party

 

  • aziza dreamcamp saturday8:00 Breakfast and Farewells
  • 9:15 Bus Departs

bellydance-retreat-aziza17 bellydance-retreat-aziza16 bellydance-retreat-aziza19 bellydance-retreat-aziza10 bellydance-retreat-aziza11 bellydance-retreat-aziza12 bellydance-retreat-aziza13 bellydance-retreat-aziza14 bellydance-retreat-aziza15 bellydance-retreat-aziza18 bellydance-retreat-aziza2 bellydance-retreat-aziza20 bellydance-retreat-aziza21 bellydance-retreat-aziza22 bellydance-retreat-aziza23 bellydance-retreat-aziza24 bellydance-retreat-aziza25 bellydance-retreat-aziza26 bellydance-retreat-aziza27 bellydance-retreat-aziza28 bellydance-retreat-aziza29 bellydance-retreat-aziza3 bellydance-retreat-aziza30 bellydance-retreat-aziza31 bellydance-retreat-aziza32 bellydance-retreat-aziza33 bellydance-retreat-aziza34 bellydance-retreat-aziza35 bellydance-retreat-aziza36 bellydance-retreat-aziza37 bellydance-retreat-aziza38 bellydance-retreat-aziza39 bellydance-retreat-aziza4 bellydance-retreat-aziza40 bellydance-retreat-aziza41 bellydance-retreat-aziza42 bellydance-retreat-aziza43 bellydance-retreat-aziza44 bellydance-retreat-aziza45 bellydance-retreat-aziza46 bellydance-retreat-aziza47 bellydance-retreat-aziza48 bellydance-retreat-aziza49 bellydance-retreat-aziza5 bellydance-retreat-aziza50 bellydance-retreat-aziza51 bellydance-retreat-aziza52 bellydance-retreat-aziza53 bellydance-retreat-aziza54 bellydance-retreat-aziza55 bellydance-retreat-aziza56 bellydance-retreat-aziza57 bellydance-retreat-aziza58 bellydance-retreat-aziza59 bellydance-retreat-aziza6 bellydance-retreat-aziza60 bellydance-retreat-aziza61 bellydance-retreat-aziza62 bellydance-retreat-aziza63 bellydance-retreat-aziza64 bellydance-retreat-aziza65 bellydance-retreat-aziza66 bellydance-retreat-aziza67 bellydance-retreat-aziza68 bellydance-retreat-aziza69 bellydance-retreat-aziza7 bellydance-retreat-aziza70 bellydance-retreat-aziza71 bellydance-retreat-aziza72 bellydance-retreat-aziza73 bellydance-retreat-aziza74 bellydance-retreat-aziza75 bellydance-retreat-aziza76 bellydance-retreat-aziza77 bellydance-retreat-aziza78 bellydance-retreat-aziza79 bellydance-retreat-aziza8 bellydance-retreat-aziza80 bellydance-retreat-aziza81 bellydance-retreat-aziza82 bellydance-retreat-aziza83 bellydance-retreat-aziza84 bellydance-retreat-aziza85 bellydance-retreat-aziza86 bellydance-retreat-aziza87 bellydance-retreat-aziza88 bellydance-retreat-aziza89 bellydance-retreat-aziza9 bellydance-retreat-aziza90 bellydance-retreat-aziza91 bellydance-retreat-aziza92 bellydance-retreat-aziza93 bellydance-retreat-aziza1 Sister-love Smart-smart-Jehan