The concept of sharing the opportunity to dance in a safe and fun environment  struck a cord with Leona and it is an ideology that she continues to pass on through her peers, students and the troupe Y Bellydance.  When Leona does not have her hand in putting together events, you will find she is in high demand to be a part of other events. Leona is the co-director of Eastside Hips Productions.

Want to catch Leona at an event, well keep your eyes here for her upcoming events.  
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2018 DNA (Dance Nature Art) Retreat
July 5-9, 2018 

$550 for the full 5 days
$25 discount to MEDA Members

Your fee includes:
-20 hours of training (dance, yoga, meditation, group discussion time)
-One Dinner at Little Straw Vineyards
-Performance opportunity
-Breakfast with the ladies every day
-Group photo shoot 
-Personal Feedback
-Special surprise gift for each dancer registered

1 day pass - $120 ($ 5 discount for MEDA Members)
2 day pass - $230 ($10 discount for MEDA Members)
3 day pass - $330 ($15 discount for MEDA Members)

Need to get away, reconnect with yourself and your dance, this retreat is for you! Spend 5 days, immersed in dance, nature and all that the Okanagan has to offer. Recharge and rediscover yourself, embrace your inner goddess. Instructors Kaeshi Chai from New York and Leona from Kelowna will guide, nurture and support you in your dance journey.
Workshop/Show Venue – Okanagan Mission Hall - 4409 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna
Accommodations are not included. Contact Leona for B&B, and Hotel Recommendations
Contact Leona at: to register (paypal and etransfer) to save your spot or 
arrange a payment plan.

Hosted by Leona and Kaeshi Chai

photo by Willem Habets
Image created by Katalin Schafer
Book Leona now for your next Okanagan event - Weddings, Anniversaries, Stagettes, Fundraisers, Corporate Functions, Care Homes and Special Events.

She will work with you to personalize your event and make it special and unique.  She provides quality fun family friendly entertainment.  She will bring out the dancer in you!

Quotes and references available upon request.
.back stage at the PNE
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Leona from Kelowna and Samarah Dance are excited to present an fun evening of performances from Bellydancers throughout the Okanagan.
But for one night only, we will be bringing something a little different to the stage, dancing outside of our regular costumes and music.
Bringing a little sparkle to the end of our the winter blues.

The evening will have vendors, door prizes and more.

Tickets are $15 in advance
Stay tuned for online tickets sales.
Join us for a fun informal evening.
Have dinner at Yamas.
Performances by the local dance community.
Donate to a great cause.