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Friday, April 25 


Saturday, May 3

FREE Classes for National Dance Week
Once again, Halanda Studio is celebrating National Dance Week by opening most of our classes for FREE from April 25 to May 3.

Participating classes are listed below:

Friday, April 25
    8:30pm-9:30pm: Bellydance Cardio & Combos, with Jill

Saturday, April 26
    12pm-1:15pm: Bellydance Essentials, with Courtney
    1:30pm-2:30pm: Dark Fusion Bellydance, with Liz

Sunday, April 27
    1:30pm-2:30pm: Bombay Jam, with Jamie

Monday, April 28
    7pm-8pm: Egyptian Bellydance - All Levels, with Hala
    8pm-9pm: Egyptian Bellydance - Intermediate/Advanced, with Hala
    9pm-10pm: Egyptian Bellydance - Choreography, with Hala

Wednesday, April 30
    6pm-7pm: Bellydance, with Setareh
    7pm-8:30pm: Hala Dance Troupe Rehearsal

    8:30pm-9:30pm: The Art of Bellydance, with Sumaia

Thursday, May 1
    6:30pm-7:30pm: Killer Tribal Drillz, with Vanessa

Friday, May 2
    8:30pm-9:30pm:Bellydance Cardio & Combos, with Jill

Saturday, May 3
    9:30am-10:30am: Bellydance Basics, with Amanda
    10:30am-12pm: Bellydance and Beyond, with Amanda

Only classes listed above are participating in National Dance Week.

Saturday, April 26
7pm - 9:30pm

Arabic Tarab Concert with Elias Lammam Trio

World-renowned Arabic accordionist and singer Elias Lammam of Lebanon and his Trio play popular Arabic music of the mid-20th century, including songs of Oum Kholthum, Fairuz, Abdel Halim Hafez, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, the Rahbani brothers, as well as some new original compositions and improvisations. The Trio includes Elias's older brother Antoine Lammam, a highly respected master of the riqq (tambourine), tabla, and various frame drums, and veteran jazz bassist Cary Nichols of Santa Cruz who has performed with Mr. Lammam's Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble for many years.
Come swing & shimmy with the Elias Lammam Trio, or just sing along on your favorite classic Arabic tunes.

Cost: $15 in advance. $20 at the door.

Facebook Event! Invite your friends!

There will be space for social dancing. Family-friendly show. All ages welcome. Open seating.

For more information about Elias Lammam please visit:
Elias's Website

Elias's YouTube Channel

Elias's Facebook Page

Saturday May 3
2:30pm - 6:30pm

Oriental Dance & Rhythms with Sumaia and Tony Lammam

Journey into the magic of Oriental dance and rhythms with Argentinian bay area star Sumaia and Lebanese percussionist Tony Lammam.

Learn Oriental Choreography including presentation skills which are essential for a professional show and stage appereance. We will explore different rhythms including baladi, saidi and more. Workshop will conclude with a live "solo" performance with each participant.

Fee: $40 in advance $50 at the door.

For more information about Sumaia, please visit: SumaiaRubi.com

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Studio Features

Features of Halanda Studio:

Front Door Interior View

Halanda Studio as viewed from Lincoln Avenue entrance


Curtains drawn for a Performance

  • 900 square-foot space
  • 40 feet of wall mirrors on one side
  • Cushioned laminate flooring
  • Stereo system with 5-CD changer, iPod charging dock, MP3 player input, remote, and wall-mounted speakers
  • TV with VCR and DVD
  • Central Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Private bathroom with full-length mirror
  • Curtains for performance space, photo/video backdrop, and private changing area
  • 50 folding chairs available for rent (please inform us in advance)
  • Free-standing ballet barre available as needed: 6 feet long, double-sided, height-adjustable (please inform us in advance) 

Rates and Rental Policies

Studio Rental Rates

$28/hr for Non-Peak Hours
$35/hr for Peak Hours [Monday-Thursday 6-9pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm]

Discount Opportunities for Advanced Payment

  • 8 hours in a single day pre-paid: 10% Discount
  • 10-20 hours pre-paid: 10% Discount
  • 20-30 hours pre-paid: 15% Discount
  • 30-40 hours pre-paid: 20% Discount
  • 40 hours or more pre-paid: 25% Discount

In addition, a special rate of $20/hour is available for private practices or personal training involving one or two people only, during Non-Peak hours. Please contact us for more information.

Payment Terms

  • 30% payment (non-refundable) required to book rental and for Halanda to publish or promote your event
  • Total payment for rental term required prior to first use


Rental payments are not refundable, but if an event organizer needs to cancel the event after payment and notifies Halanda Studio at least one week prior to the cancellation, Halanda Studio can issue a monetary credit for the cancelled time, valid up to three months from the original event date. 

Studio Use Policies

  • Food and drink other than water are not permitted in the Studio, except with pre-payment of a $50 Cleaning Deposit. Deposit is refundable upon verification of a clean studio after the class/event. 
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the Studio under any circumstances. 
  • Animals are not permitted in the Studio.