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4pm - 8pm
FREE Annual Halanda Holiday Party & Show
Halanda Studio teachers & students invite you to celebrate the holidays with music, dance, live music, food, drinks & lots of holiday cheer!
Dance performances from all over the world; Halanda studio classes recitals, live music and drumming, open floor dance, drum circle & more!
We are thrilled to have Live Arabic Music by Elias Lammam and his Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble!
FREE event! Open to the public. Family friendly. All ages welcome!
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Schedule (subject to change)
4:00 PM Doors Open. Food, drinks & music
4:10 PM Welcome & announcements
4:15 PM Sara & Deborah – Bellydance Duet
4:20 PM Alika – Bollywood
4:25 PM Sidahlia - Bellydance
4:30 PM Christine - Bellydance
4:35 PM Liz's Class – Dark Fusion
4:45 PM Amanda’s Class – Near Eastern Dances
4:55 PM Jill's Class - Bellydance
5:05 PM Hala's Class – Egyptian Bellydance
5:10 PM Rajnita's Class – Bharatanatyam
5:20 PM Natika's Class – Bellydance
5:30 PM Farima's Class - Persian Dance
5:40 PM Elaine – Bellydance
5:45 PM Vy – Bellydance
5:50 PM Adriana - Bellydance
5:55 PM Tease's Class – Burlesque
6:05 PM Hala & Dance Company – Egyptian Dance
6:15 PM Courtney - Bellydance
6:25 PM Break & Band Setup (15 min)
6:40 PM Emma Lin - Chinese Harp
6:50 PM Elias Lammam & Students – Live Arabic Music/Open floor
7:20 PM Break & Drum Circle Setup
7:30 PM Paul & Company - Drum Circle/Open floor
We look forward to another wonderful celebration with you and your communities!
Thursday December 3
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Folk Dances of Baluchistan Workshop with Farima
In this special workshop spanning 2 hours Farima will introduce dance styling, culture, and folk dance choreographies of Baluchistan. The ethnic origins, culture, and styling of each dance will also be covered. Baluchi dance is very rich and the music is played with a variety of traditional instruments. Located in the South of Iran bordering Afghanistan, Baluchi dance has a blend of movements from Afghani, Indian, and Iranian dances. Due to their strong cultural values, the Baluchi people have been able to keep their rich traditional heritage alive. Two famous dances of Baluchistan will be taught:
1. Do-Chapi (also known as the bracelet dance), which is an ancient Persian dance mostly performed by forming a circle by a group of people, dancing, and clapping.
2. Lewa: Lewa is also a Baluchi dance of Sheedi origin, performed mostly by a group of people in a circle with hand movements.
There will be a Persian and Central Asian dance warm up and turns practice to begin the class. Bring bracelets or Indian bangles.
Extra rehearsal time is required for members of the Farima Dance Company or for those who want to perform.
$34 for the 2hr session. Members of the Farima Dance Company: $30.
December 10 & 17
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Persian Pop Dance Workshop with Farima
Learn and practice fun, festive Persian pop dance moves and a choreography for everyone! The class will warm up with Persian and Central Asian dance moves and turns then progress to movements for Persian modern and pop styles. Finally, learn a choreography for a Persian pop dance.
Both sessions are required to join a performance.
Drop-in any day of the 2 Thursday workshop series and pay $34 for the 2hr session. Members of the Farima Dance Company: $30.
January 16, 2016
2pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday, January 17, 2016 10:30am - 3:30pm
Bellydance Workshops with Ruby Beh
Saturday: 2:15pm to 4:15pm: VIVACIOUS VEIL
Expand yourself on stage and express the music with dynamic and dramatic veil transitions. Learn to use accents in the music to mystify your mechanics and make seamless sequences with your veil. Please bring both a chiffon half circle and silk 3+ yard rectangular veils.
Saturday: 4:30pm to 6:30pm: DEADLY DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY
This workshop is full of clever isolations, creative transitions and clear technique for drum solo and musical accents.
Sunday: 11am to 1pm: TECHNIQUE, TURNS, DRILLS and ZILLS
In this improvisational class Ruby will help you pinpoint sticky spots in your footwork and technique. This fun class will get you moving! Come prepared to share a technique or concept you are working on in your personal practice.
Sunday: 1:30 to 3:30: EXPLORATIONS IN IMPROVISATION
Improvisation is at the heart of bellydance. This exploratory class will give you the tools to perform flawless improvisation on stage or in restaurant/clubs. Through staging technique, creative exercises and movement recall practices you'll be improvising in no time.
1 workshop: $50. 2 workshops: $90. 3 workshops: $130. 4 workshops: $165
To provide enough space, spots are limited:
For VIVACIOUS VEIL: 15 spots only. All other workshops: 18 spots.
PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please specify the workshop, your name, e-mail and/or phone number)
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Ruby is internationally recognized for her passionate, untamed dance style. Her background of American Classic Bellydance and Turkish Oriental makes her performances stand out with a raw, individual interpretation. Her love of Turkish culture drew her straight to the source with multiple years of study in Istanbul. In addition to being an award- winning performer, Ruby is a certified Pilates instructor and is featured on instructional and performance DVDs including her own series, Flawless Floorwork, Totally Turkish, and All About Arms. Ruby has an active touring career, brining her joyful and energetic style to workshops and performances around the globe. Ruby’s educational background includes a B.S in Environmental Chemistry and her study of Kung Fu lends a unique flavor of controlled stamina to her performances.
AWARDS include: 2013 Instructor of the year, 2010 Bellydancer of the World, "Winner Professional Category" 2008 Bellydancer USA among many others.
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