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✨Raqs & Rosé✨

Ya Amar presents our year end social night, an evening of Bellydance performances and community gathering 💕 


Spend time together, watch some beautiful performances, nibble on some hors d’oeuvres, and grab a drink if you’d like 🥂


While you’re there, buy a raffle ticket for our Palestine gift basket! Donate to a good cause and have a chance to win some beautiful Palestinian products. All money from raffle tickets will be donated to CampBreakerz, a dance organization helping to bring joy, creativity and much needed movement therapy to children in Gaza.

📍Dec 10th, Clubhouse Toronto, 643 Yonge St.
⏰ 6pm 
🎟️ $25 (with a portion of ticket sales also going to our donation collection) 


 🍉 See you there! 

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About Us

Learn to Bellydance in Toronto

Ya Amar Dance offers instruction of Raqs Sharqi (commonly referred to as Bellydance) and various social/folkloric dance styles of the MENA region (Middle Eastern, North African).

Lead by instructor Melissa, our classes are known not only for providing exceptional movement technique , but also in-depth knowledge of the cultural context and history related to Raqs Sharqi. Classes are offered for all levels of students, whether you are stepping into your first class or a seasoned dancer. We offer a warm and welcoming experience to all our students, with classes that are fun, dynamic, and great challenge for both your body and mind.


Try one of our classes and fall in love with the beauty of Raqs Sharqi!

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Your Instructor

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Melissa Gamal

Melissa is an award-winning dancer based in Toronto, Canada. Her fluid movement style and refined musical interpretation have made her an internationally admired Raqs Sharqi (bellydance) artist.


As an experienced instructor, her classes and workshops are sought after for her attention to technique as well as her knowledge of historical and cultural contexts. Melissa has been invited to teach and perform across Canada, the USA, and in Egypt. As a guest in this cultural art form, she travels regularly to Egypt for her own personal studies, in order to bring the most informed and up-to-date instruction to her classes.


Melissa is the Director of the Ya Amar School of Dance, with the goal of providing comprehensive training in various Egyptian dance styles. Melissa has also gained a reputation as a top-notch event producer for bringing rising stars, scholars and master instructors to the Canadian dance scene. In recent years she's become known for her Golden Era dance styling, and her mastery of Sagat (finger cymbals), and was invited to play at the Cairo Opera House in December 2021.

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Contact Us

Ya Amar Dance - Melissa Gamal

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tel: 416-994-0224


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Thursday and Saturday class Location: 

Steps Dance Studio

819 Yonge St. 3rd Floor

Toronto, ON. M4W 2G9

Wednesday class Location:

Location: The Railpath Arts Centre

35 Golden Ave. Suite 108

Toronto, ON. M6R 2J5

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