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Sept 12 - Oct 17

8pm - 10pm

"Dance Like An Egyptian" Workshop Series with Hala

Study Egyptian Bellydance with a native pro! Advance your dance technique, skills and abilities while learning a fun Egyptian Dance Choreography (performance opportunities for interested and qualified dancers)
Join us for this intensive 6 weeks course and learn:
* The Foundations of Dance. 4 simple yet crucial factors essential for creating dance out of ordinary movement.
* The meanings of the songs used.
* Familiar moves, Fancy delivery; Creating the extraordinary out of the ordinary.
* Fun, sassy Egyptian dance combinations and drills. Attend the whole course to learn a full choreography.
* Performance tricks of the trade.
* Shimmies. Layering. Elegant transitions. Elegant Arms.
* Entrances and Exits.
* How to listen to the music and identify the rhythms.

ALL Levels Welcome!

Cost: $150 for the full session. $30/class Drop in. PayPal hala@haladance.com

Hala studies regularly with world masters of Egyptian Dance and has been performing and teaching her native art and passion for over 15 years. Here's what her students say about studying with her.

Visit HalaDance.com for more information.

Saturday October 1
2:15pm - 3:15pm


FREE Presentation:
"How To Kick the Sugar Habit, without Giving Up Sweetness" with Peggy Galdamez

Talkshop about how you can start kicking that unhealthy sugar habit for good. • Do you wonder why you crave something sweet at times and what’s behind these cravings?
• Why do we love our sweets and why they make us feel so good?
• You're done reinventing the wheel and you want someone to tell you what works and what doesn’t - for real.
• You want to discover what is keeping you stuck so you can get unstuck.
• You’re ready to finally get this sugar and food thing handled so you can allow your best self to shine.

If any of these questions or statements resonate with you, please join Peggy for her Talkshop of “How to Kick the Sugar Habit” so that we can uncover and explore how you can start doing this, without giving up sweetness in your life, along with the why’s behind our sweet treat choices. Have some fun, and uncover what’s really going on with this sugar habit.

Peggy Galdamez, is a certified Health and Wellness Coach dedicated to helping busy people lose weight, reduce the stress in their life, and have more energy so they can feel good on the inside. We work together to accomplish this and more without dieting, deprivation or militant exercise. So many of us know what to do, but don’t always do it.

Questions, RSVPs and details: email yourhealthcoachpeggy@gmail.com

FREE Workshop. Part of our Community Hour program!

Sunday November 13,
11:30am - 2:30pm

"What makes an Award Winning Performance"
Bellydance Workshops with Atlantis hosted by Natika

Atlantis has many acting credits and she is a member of SAG/AFTRA. She produces the Bellydancer Of The Universe Competition® & teaches/performs at GLOBAL events. Annually, the Bellydancer of the Unverse® competition has launched thousands of dance careers in 27 years. Which gives Atlantis great inside as to what your judges or agents are looking for in your performance. This class is for all styles and all levels of dance! It's an interactive teacher student class with hands on attention to every student! We will cover how to give emotion on stage, hand, arm & foot technique, pattern and combinations, transitions and traveling the stage, memorable choreography and improvisation as well as esthetic costuming ideas for all body types.
In the last hour you will experience a 2 minute verbal critique IN CLASS to any piece of music you provide. All styles welcome, bring iPod and cord for hook up. It should contain intro / body of music for performance / and finale. You may include drum solo if you like within the 2 minute time frame. Atlantis Bellydancer of the Universe ® looks forward to embracing your unique style and making your Bellydance universe (TM) come to life!

Before October 25: $45
After October 25: $55
PayPal to: orientalworkshop@gmail.com Or
Mail a check to: Natika, 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Send a message to: orientalworkshop@gmail.com to arrange cash payment.

For more information, please contact: NatikaStar.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 CD player, iPod charging dock, MP3 player, AUX & USB 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
  • 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

$31/hr for Non-Peak Hours
$39/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: 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 $22/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. 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 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.