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Sunday April 17,
11am - 1pm
Classic Combos: Vintage Bellydance & Finger Cymbals with Janelle hosted by Jill
The first hour will focus on dance and finger cymbal technique and exercises, including basic patterns and strengthening exercises for both right and left hand playing. In the second hour we will introduce vintage steps that are classic to Bellydance. Spanning the Golden age of Egyptian Cinema (1930-’50s) to the cabarets and renaissance fairs of the 1960s and ’70s, these are the famous steps named and taught by Jamila Salimpour and continued by her daughter Suhaila Salimpour. These will be bite-size combos you can use and incorporate into your own dance practice and performance.
Cost: $35 by April 10th, $45 after.
Register with Janelle or Jill: checks payable to Janelle Rodriguez.
Checks can be mailed to: Desert Dream Dance Company 1025 Water Street Santa Cruz CA 95062 ~ ATT: Janelle Rodriguez
Janelle has studied dance since the age of 5, and started her study of Arabic and Middle Eastern dance (Bellydance) when she was 19. Janelle continues to study at the Salimpour School of Dance and is Level 3 Suhaila certified and Level 2 Jamila certified. Janelle is currently working towards her Level 4 and Level 3, respectively, with a goal of attaining Level 5 in both formats.
For more information about Janelle, please visit: JanelleDance.com or DesertDreamDance.com
Monday, April 25
FREE Classes for National Dance
Halanda Studio is celebrating National Dance Week by opening many of our classes for FREE from April 25 to 30.
Participating classes are
Monday, April 25
Bellydance - All
Levels, with Hala
8pm-9pm: Egyptian Bellydance
Intermediate/Advanced, with Hala
9pm-10pm: Egyptian Bellydance
Choreography, with Hala
Tuesday, April 26
7:30pm-8:30pm: Oriental Bellydance with Tatiana
Wednesday, April 27
8pm-9pm: Hala Dance
Thursday, April 28
8:30pm-9:30pm: Dances of Persia & the Silk Road, with Kevin
Saturday, April 30
Basics with Amanda
12pm-1pm: Fusion Bellydance
Drills & Technique, with Lizzy
1pm-2pm: Dark Fusion Bellydance, with Lizzy
Only classes listed above are
participating in National Dance Week.
Please check back regularly as we keep adding new classes!
Saturday April 30,
Sunday May 1
10:30am - 4:30pm
Bellydance Workshops with Marta Korzun hosted by Natika
Journey into the magic of Egyptian Oriental and Shaabi dance with Ukranian star Marta Korzun who will be visiting the bay area on April 30 - May 1.
Saturday Apr 30:
2:15 - 4:15 pm: Modern Baladi
4:30 - 6:30 pm: Energetic Drum Solo
Sunday May 1:
11 am - 1 pm: Tarab
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Shaabi
Before March 15: $255 for all workshops. $200 for 3 workshops. $140 for 2 workshops. $75 for 1 workshop.
After March 15: $280 for all workshops. $225 for 3 workshops. $160 for 2 workshops. $90 for 1 workshop.
PayPal to OrientalWorkshop@gmail.com or mail check to Natika: 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Facebook Event - Workshops!
On Thursday Apr 28, Marta will headline a spectacular show with international superstars in Redwood City!
Tickets and Details!
Facebook Event - Show!
For more information, please contact: NatikaStar.com
Saturday - Sunday,
August 20 - 21
Master Turkish Bellydance Star Ozgen Ozgec's Dance Workshops
We are very proud to present Turkish Star Bellydance artist, choreographer & teacher, Ozgen Ozgec in 2-day dance workshops. A great opportunity to study with and watch the world famous star.
Ozgen has performed, taught, choreographed & directed for the last 18 years. His reputation as a male Bellydancer & teacher has taken him across the world. In Istanbul, he joined the cast of Night of the Sultans combining contemporary dance, ballet and oriental dance. Ozgen taught for several years at the Tolgahan Dance School in Istanbul, and is now based in London, teaching and performing Turkish Oriental & Romani (Gypsy) dance internationally.
Live on Turkish TV!
Gypsy Fire Collage
Roman Dance Class
Open to all levels of dancers. Bring a large skirt to the Roma workshops.
Saturday, August 20, 2016: 1: Tango Oriental. 2: Turkish Roma
Sunday, August 21, 2016: 1: Drum Solo. 2: Turkish Roman Cabaret
No food allowed in studio. Many restaurants within walking distance.
Registration details Coming soon!
Features of Halanda Studio:
Halanda Studio as viewed from
Lincoln Avenue entrance
Curtains drawn for a Performance
- 40 feet of wall mirrors on one side
- Cushioned laminate flooring
- Stereo system with CD player, iPod charging dock, MP3
player, AUX & USB
input, remote, and wall-mounted speakers
- 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
- Free-standing ballet barre available as needed: 6 feet
long, double-sided, height-adjustable (please inform us in
Rates and Rental Policies
Studio Rental Rates
$31/hr for Non-Peak Hours
$39/hr for Peak Hours [Monday-Thursday 6-9pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm]
Discount Opportunities for
- 8 hours in a single day pre-paid: 5% Discount
- 10-20 hours pre-paid: 5% Discount
- 20-30 hours pre-paid: 10% Discount
- 30-40 hours pre-paid: 15% Discount
- 40 hours or more pre-paid: 20% Discount
In addition, a special rate of
available for private practices or personal training involving one or
two people only, during Non-Peak hours. Please contact us
for more information.
- 30% payment (non-refundable) required to book rental. Full payment is required
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
at least one week prior to the cancellation, Halanda Studio
issue a monetary credit for the cancelled time, valid up to three
months from the
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
- Alcoholic beverages
are not permitted in the Studio under any
- Animals are not permitted in
We offer this picture gallery in the
hope that past events at Halanda inspire you to visualize your own.
Arabic Karaoke & Bellydance Night with Live Music by Joe Kandalaft on April 12, 2014
Tito's Event October 6, 2013. Photos by Carl Sermon
Halanda Holiday Party on December 2, 2012:
Ozgen's Show on Saturday, September 22, 2012
a DVD of Ozgen's Show here!
Ozgen's Workshops on September 22 and 23,
Pangia's Live music and dance show on
September 8, 2012
Halanda Holiday Party on December 11, 2011:
Halanda Holiday Party on December 11, 2011
Stasha's "Weekend Wonder" Costume seminar on
August 21, 2011
Tarik Sultan teaching "Balancing" and
"Baladi" on August 14, 2011
Crystal Silmi teaching "Layering Skills with
Drills" on March 27, 2011
Bellydance Superstar Kami Liddle teaching
"Turn up the Drama" on January 22, 2011
Tito's Egyptian Oriental Dance workshop on
October 8, 2010
Live Arabic music, singing and dance
night with Joe Kandalaft on August 22, 2010: Video
Live Arabic music, singing and Bellydance
night with Lebanese one-man-band, Joe Kandalaft on August 22,
Egyptian Dance teacher, choreographer and performer, Mohamed
El-Hosseny's workshop on July 16, 2010
Hip Hop Star, Darrin Henson's workshop on
March 1, 2009