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Tuesdays, August 5 - September 9
6:30pm - 8pm
Classical Dance Summer Series with Amanda
Explore the realm of Classical Dance from both Western and Eastern Classical Dance traditions. Structured as a Classical Ballet class with barre work and center work, this class will teach traditional Ballet technique while introducing and synthesizing elements from Armenian, Persian, and Central Asian dance styles. This series will provide students of all levels and genres an opportunity to explore and hone critical elements of line, form, and presentation -- accompanied by soaring orchestral music drawn from both Eastern and Western sources. Class will include technique and choreography, with opportunities for performance available for interested students (performing is not required). Register in class or in advance by contacting Amanda.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8pm August 5 through September 9
$13/class for single class $60/full series (6 weeks)
Halanda pass is accepted
Amanda trained in Classical Ballet for nearly 20 years prior to encountering raqs sharki and Near Eastern folk dance. Having then studied a wide range of Eastern dance -- across Oriental, Folkloric, and Classical genres -- for over 20 years, Amanda's "natural" style now encompasses elements from many traditions. This Classical Dance series is an expression of that personal interweaving of Eastern and Western Classical dance threads.
Visit www.amandadancer.com for more information.
Saturday September 13
4:30pm - 5:30pm
FREE Hot Hula Fitness with Melissa
HOT HULA fitness® is a fun, new and exciting dance workout. It provides a “total body workout” in 60 minutes. HOT HULA fitness ® isolates your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, HOT HULA fitness® incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy HOT HULA fitness®. No dance or hula experience needed just shake-it and ENJOY ! Join the hundreds of HOT HULA fitness® enthusiasts toward achieving weight-loss and fitness goals. You'll sweat away the calories while having FUN!!
What to bring: Participants should bring their lava-lava, water, towel and leave their shoes at the door!
FREE Workshop, part of our Community Hour program!
Sunday, November 2
10am - 5:30pm
Sassafras presents: Dance Workshops with Lisa Zahiya
10:00am – 12:00pm: I’ve Got 99 Problems, But a Shimmy Ain’t One
The shimmy is a quintessential and defining part of bellydance and creates a dynamic and interesting performance. Lisa will cover a variety of shimmy techniques, proper usage, creating variety, level changes, layering and more. 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Salty & Sweet
Dynamic dance performances call for us to create contrast in our performances. Learn how to add both “salty” and “sweet” movements, combinations and moods in this workshop.
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Hip Hop Fusion
Start with basic hip hop movements and techniques and how to effectively fuse them with bellydance, then learn a combination. Learn the style that won Lisa the title of Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer of the Universe! Be prepared to get funky and sweat.
Lisa Zahiya is an innovative, award-winning performer, in-demand instructor and successful studio owner. Working in the genres of bellydance, Indian dance (Bollywood & Bhangra) and hip-hop dance, Lisa travels nationally and internationally teaching and performing. Lisa is an alumni of the University of Maryland Dance Team and has a background in musical theater, jazz and hip hop. In 2008, her strong powerful style earned her the title “2008 Tribal Fusion Bellydancer of the Universe” and she went on to win the Alternative Category at the Wiggles of the West bellydance competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lisa’s unique style and fusion dance forms has gained her recognition in the International bellydance community. She travels, teaching workshops, performing and developing curriculum.
Registration online at Sassafras Presents Lisa Zahiya
Saturday, November 159:15am - 12pm
Sunday, November 16
12 - 5pm
Basimah presents: Dance Workshops with Zana
Zana is an accomplished international professional bellydancer who has performed in the U.S., UK, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Croatia, Belgium, Slovenia, & Spain, and has taught in the U.S., UK, Norway, Argentina & Brazil.
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 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.
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