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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

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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 


Saturday, April 30

FREE Classes for National Dance Week
Once again, Halanda Studio is celebrating National Dance Week by opening many of our classes for FREE from April 25 to 30.

Participating classes are listed below:

Monday, April 25
    7pm-8pm: Egyptian 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 Troupe Rehearsal

Thursday, April 28
    8:30pm-9:30pm: Dances of Persia & the Silk Road, with Kevin

Saturday, April 30
    9:30am-10:30am: Bellydance 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,
2-6:30 pm
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

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On Thursday Apr 28, Marta will headline a spectacular show with international superstars in Redwood City!
Tickets and Details!

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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
Ozgen Channel

Open to all levels of dancers. Bring a large skirt to the Roma workshops.

Saturday, August 20, 2016: 1: Tango Oriental. 2: Turkish Roma
Details soon...

Sunday, August 21, 2016: 1: Drum Solo. 2: Turkish Roman Cabaret
Details soon...

No food allowed in studio. Many restaurants within walking distance.

Registration details Coming soon!

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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.