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Saturday March 22
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
- 6pm AND Saturday, April 12
12:15pm - 3:15pm
Dark and Theatrical Dance Workshops with Deidre, Dark Star, Mavi and Ariellah. Presented by Lumen Obscura
All workshops are open to ALL levels.
Friday, April 11th. 12:00pm-2:00pm. $40.
Deidre Anaid Beastly Beats
What happens when you take Industrial music and mix in some not so common fusion belly dance movements? Find out in this workshop that features Deidre Anaid's signature combos and movements. This workshop will fuse some pop/lock/rewind movements and deconstructed belly dance as well as playing with tempo to create a powerful and dynamic creature like choreography.
Friday, April 11th. 2:00pm-4:00pm. $40.
Darkstar The Bone Rattler
Let's wake up the body with conditioning for dancers followed by a full on drill session to cover the techniques we need to give us a greater dynamism, variation, and power behind our movements. Graduating shimmies, power pops, and electric waves flow into a mini combo. Let the bone rattler commence!
Friday, April 11th. 4:00pm-6:00pm. $40.
Mavi Sword Salon
Join one of the US's groundbreaking belly dance sword for a workshop designed to rock your relationship with sword performance through intentional practice, education, and exploration. Participants will learn sword combinations, practice sword movement and flow for beautiful choreography, and practice various body balance points for both single and double sword work. This salon will include 'levels' of exercises, allowing beginning students to learn and practice basic techniques while allowing intermediate and advanced students to add and practice additional levels of difficulty. This salon will have a special emphasis on floorwork for sword.
Saturday, April 12th. 12:15p-3:15p (3 hour workshop!) $60.
Ariellah The Art of Choreography
Learn Ariellah’s unique style of belly dance by working with her on a fusion choreography. Understand the "hows" and "whys" of her choice in music, movements, emotions, and staging. The combinations in the choreography will be broken down, drilled and explained in detail so that the dancer gains more knowledge and understanding behind each movement and how those movements create a more effective, strong, and interesting performance piece.
More information and Registration at LumenObscura.com
Friday, April 25
FREE Classes for National Dance
Halanda Studio is celebrating National Dance Week by opening most of our classes for FREE from April 25 to May 2.
Participating classes are
Friday, April 25
8:30pm-9:30pm: Bellydance Cardio & Combos,
Saturday, April 26
1:30pm-2:30pm: Dark Fusion Bellydance, with Liz
Monday, April 27
6pm-7pm: Bhangra Fitness, with Avneet
Bellydance - All
Levels, with Hala
8pm-9pm: Egyptian Bellydance
Intermediate/Advanced, with Hala
9pm-10pm: Egyptian Bellydance
Choreography, with Hala
Wednesday, April 29
7pm-8:30pm: Hala Dance
Thursday, April 30
6:30pm-7:30pm: Killer Tribal Drillz, with
Friday, May 1
8:30pm-9:30pm:Bellydance Cardio & Combos,
Saturday, May 2
9:30am-10:30am: Bellydance Basics, with
and Beyond, with Amanda
Essentials, with Courtney
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 YouTube Channel
Elias's Facebook Page
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 5-CD changer, iPod charging dock, MP3
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 for rent (please inform us in
- 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
$28/hr for Non-Peak Hours
$35/hr for Peak Hours [Monday-Thursday 6-9pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm]
Discount Opportunities for
- 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
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 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
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.
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