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Feb 24 - Mar 30

8pm - 9pm

"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: $120 for the full session. $25/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 www.HalaDance.com for more information.

Saturday, February 20

7pm - 10pm

Live Music & Bellydance Night with Joe Kandalaft

Join Lebanese star musician, singer and one man band Joe Kandalaft for an enchanting night of live music, singing, dancing and lots of fun!

Want to dance to authentic live Arabic music? please reserve your spot early and come express yourself. First come first perform.

All ages welcome. Family friendly. Come prepared to dance; performance slots and social dancing opportunities all night. You will not be able to resist the music! All your favorite classical dance tunes and many new ones will get you moving and grooving!

Registration: $20 in advance (until February 19), $25 at the door.

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Saturday, March 26

7pm - 9:30pm
doors open 6:30pm

Live Arabic Tarab Concert with Elias Lammam & his Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble

World-renowned Arabic accordionist, musician, teacher and singer Elias Lammam of Lebanon and his Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble play popular Arabic music of the mid-20th century, including songs of Om Kolthum, Fairuz, Abdel Halim Hafez, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Rahbani brothers, as well as original improvisations. Arabic music representing many countries and rhythms. "Tarab" music as well as popular dance tunes. "Tarab" is an Arabic word which means "Music & Singing Enchantment"
Come swing & shimmy with Elias Lammam and his Ensemble, or sing along your favorite Arabic tunes.

Cost: $15 till February 29. $20 till March 25. $30 at the door.


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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 Website

Elias's YouTube Channel

Elias's Facebook Page

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

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.