Third Place Winner in Toronto, 2016

Ashley-Dance-Randa-Kamel-3rd-Place-2016Ashley is thrilled to announce that she was the 3rd place winner in the Randa Kamel & Mohamed Shahin Crown Competition on October 29, 2016 in Toronto.  Ashley placed 3 out of 11 dancers.  A huge congrats to Oksana Jirnova who won 2nd Place and Monet Deneen who won the Crown!  Ashley thanks the judges Dr. George Sawa, Mohamed Shahin and Randa Kamel for their selection, Nada el Masriya for her hard work putting the event together and all the fellow dancers and competitors – everyone was very supportive and encouraging!


Small Stages 34 – October 13 – 16 2016

ashley-dance-small-stage-2016Ashley will be performing in the Small Stages 34 season kick off October 13 – 16, 2016 at The Anza Club in Vancouver.  She will be performing a piece titled “Taboo”  with Vancouver’s legendary burlesque artist Burgundy Brixx and percussionist Jason Ovary, exploring the origins, crossovers, comparison, taboos and stereotypes of Oriental and Burlesque.

For show and ticket information, click here.



The Layali Dancers Student Recital

layalidancersnov30The Layali Dancers are PLEASED to invite you to their first student recital November 30, 2016. They will be joined by Mozaico Flamenco, Andrea Flamenco, and other special guests!

Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. 19 years + only.

Tickets $15 online, $20 at door. Proceeds going to a valuable member of our dance community who is facing some health challenges.

The Facebook event is here:  Please invite your friends and family members!!

We hope you can make it!!!

Dance to the Beat of the Drum

Ashley Kirkham and Tim Gerwing are excited to offer a workshop for dancers to learn about the most commonly encountered Middle Eastern rhythms. This will be the first workshop in the series. The workshop will cover 4 rhythms which will be explained and demonstrated by Tim Gerwing. Technique and combinations will be taught by Ashley Kirkham.

Early bird pricing til September 1st – $50, after $60.
To register, please contact

Please bring a yoga mat, pen and paper, and lots of water :)


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Ashley is extremely honored to announce that she placed 3rd in the NYCairo Queen Competition in NYC April 2016!  Ashley was selected in the 7 finalists out of 26 competitors, and successfully made it 3rd place.  A huge congrats to Lidia Pleida who won 1st place!  Thank you so much to all the judges at NYCairo (Randa Kemal, Mohamed Shahin, Tito Seif, Jehan, Mercedes Nieto, Nada El Masriya and Elena Ramazanova)!


Dances for a Small Stage – Salon Series

March 24 & 25, 2016

Ashley will be joining the Dances for a Small Stage team for the first time!  Very exciting to be onboard this project full of incredible, contemporary artists.

gathering | incubating | creating | connecting  

Dance is a common language that transcends barriers in unique and exciting ways.   This latest series explores trans-cultural contemporary art.

Come join us for Happy Hour – come hang out with us before the show, take a few mini-workshops and get a sneak peak about the show.

5-7pm – Happy Hour $15  |  8pm – Show + Food $35

THEME – deconstruct
Scheherazaad Cooper  |  Tarun Nayar  |  Sammy Chien  |  Dayna Szyndrowski  |
Kirsten Wicklund  |  Vanessa Goodman  |  Ashley Kirkham
Emcee- Burgundy Brixx