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.  
Want to have Leona at your event, contact her at

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2017 was such a success, stay tuned for 2018 dates and location​
July 6-10, 2017 

$500 - until May 15th
$600 – After May 15th
$25 discount for MEDA Members
Your fee includes:
-20 hours of training (dance, yoga, meditation, group discussion time)
-One Dinner at Little Straw Vineyards
-Performance opportunity (at the Saturday Evening Show)
-Breakfast with the ladies every day
-Group photo shoot (on show day)
-Personal Feedback
-Special surprise gift for each dancer registered
​ Limited 1 and 2 day passes available
1 day pass - $110 or $130 after May 15 ($ 5 discount for MEDA Members)
2 day pass - $210 or $250 after May 15 ($10 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 Katalin Schafer and Leona of Eastside Hips will guide, nurture and support you in your dance journey.
Workshop/Show Venue – Kelowna Forum - 1317 Ethel Street
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 Katalin Schafer

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.
Leona of Kelowna, co-director of Eastside Hips Presents:

Winter Wonderland Dance Experience
with Bozenka

January 27-30, 2018
Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC

Bozenka is coming back to Canada! This will be her first time in Kelowna and she will be sharing her passion of dance with us for 4 days!

She is an international sensation, captivating dancers and audiences all over the world. She is a sought for her knowledge of Middle Eastern Dance, her juicy shimmies, elegant turns and graceful arms. Come study with her and take your dance to the next level.

Each day will begin with a yoga style warm up to prepare you for Bozenka’s 3 hours of training.
10:00 sign up and meet and greet
10:30 to 11:30 Yoga Warm up and movement
12:00pm -3:00pm

Shake and Shimmy Baladi style
Ethereal Essence and Fluidity
Turns, Arms and hands and Traveling combinations to glide effortlessly.
Musicality and Movement
Awakening sensitivity to interpretation through technique that enhances the dancer's quality of movement.
ABC’s of the stage
How to work on confidence and stage presence through body alignment and posture. Poses and movements that build inner strength and self awareness.

Early Bird Pricing
4day training package – $375 
Weekend Package - $200 
Day Pass - $110 

Regular Pricing - After November 30
4day training package – $425 
Weekend Package - $225 
Day Pass - $125 

Payment Plans available – pay by etransfer or paypal
Sorry No refunds
Book your stay at the  Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort just across the street from our workshop venue.  Email me for your discount booking code.

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2 of Hearts is back at Little Straw Vineyards
Join us for an evening of Dance, wine and culinary treats.

See Bozenka perform live!
Special guest performers from BC

January 27, 2018 
Little Straw Vineyards - 2815 Ourtoland Road
Tickets $20 in advance - $25 at the door
Limited tickets
Contact Leona to get your tickets.