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Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27

Egyptian Mega Star Sorraia Zaied's Dance Workshops

We are very proud to present Egyptian Mega Star Bellydance artist, choreographer & teacher, Sorraia Zaied in 2-day dance workshops. A great opportunity to study with and watch the world famous mega star.
Sorraia mixes her fiery Brazilian training with her passionate deeply moving Egyptian expressions forming her unique style that touches the hearts and souls of her audience. Sorraia will teach her very unique techniques of Egyptian Oriental dance, the fiery Sorraia touches that infuse her Latin roots, her signature captivating shimmies and drum solos AND *NEW THIS YEAR* Iraqi Kawliya dance.

Sorraia Zaied is always featured as a star headliner at "Ahlan wa Sahlan" gala shows as well as a master teacher at the festival. "Ahlan wa Sahlan" is the largest dance festival in Egypt.
The workshops are open to all levels of dancers.

Saturday, September 26, 2015: Oriental Technique & Choreography
9.30am - 10.30am : Registration and Shopping
10.30am - 12:30pm : Sorraia teaches Classical Oriental Style
12:30pm - 1:30pm : Lunch break
1:30pm - 3:30pm : Sorraia teaches Classical Oriental Style

Sunday, September 27, 2015: 1: Drum Solo. 2: Iraqi Kawliya
10.30am - 11.00am : Registration and Shopping
11.00am - 1:00pm : Sorraia teaches Drum Solo
1:00pm - 2:00pm : Lunch break
2:00pm - 4:00pm : Sorraia teaches Iraqi Kawliya Dance
No food allowed in studio. Many restaurants within walking distance.

Registration details Here! Space is limited. 

Visit www.HalaDance.com for more information.

Sunday, October 4

10:30am - 1:30pm


Conditioning ~ Drills ~ Drum Solo ~ Zills with Ashley Lopez

We'll begin this action-packed workshop with a lovely, gentle warm-up before proceeding to technique-specific yoga and Pilates-based conditioning.

Then, it's time to drill; isolations, shapes, sequences, traveling and across-the-floor movement, optional layering and speed for those who are ready to take it up a notch! Drills will be friendly to all levels and may be modified.

Onto a fun and frisky drum solo choreography! We'll learn it slow, then add speed little by little until you're flying with the music.

Into a bit of musicality with zills: you will be given a handout which will act like your sheet music, so you can follow along with the zill composition.

For those who are ready to tie it all together, we'll dance AND zill at the end (or you may choose to do one or the other.)

TO REGISTER: Paypal $45 to ashleylopezyoga<at>gmail<dot>com or send a check made to Ashley Lopez LLC (email Ashley for address.)
SPACE IS LIMITED and pre-registration is required, so that we can provide handouts for everyone.

PLEASE BRING: yoga mat, towel, water, snacks for mid-session fuel, zills, notepad and pen, and a recording device if you'd like to take a video of the choreography home.

Details on Facebook Event!

Sunday, October 11

10:30am - 1:30pm

FASCINATION: ATS® Magical Duet with Kae Montgomery

This is the forth workshop of FASCINATION - a TribalStyleBellyDance Workshop Series by Kae Montgomery

Create a drama in your ATS® Duet performance by adding these thrilling passing movements! This 3 hour workshop will include Torso Twist, Camel Walk, Sahra Turn, Wraparound Turn as well as the Turkish Shimmy, Chico Four Corners, Push Forward and Back and more!
Open to All levels.

In FASCINATION workshops Kae shares her unique vision of this art form. Meld your body, mind and soul while building stamina, strength and flexibility.

$50 before September 28th | $60 after September 28th | $65 at the door.

Contact: kae@kaetribalbellydance.com or www.kaetribalbellydance.com

About Kae Montgomery:

Kae is a professional Tribal Style belly dance performer, teacher, and proud member of FatChanceBellyDance® & Gold Star Dance Company. Her graceful and powerful performance keeps her in high demand not only in the San Francisco Bay Area but also around the globe. She has been enjoying teaching and performing both locally and internationally. She has had the honor of performing and teaching workshops in Europe, South America, Asia, and various parts in the United States. You can catch her live shows every 3rd Friday at Tannourine Restaurant in San Mateo, California or watch for her upcoming performances and workshops near you on her website.

Sundays, October 11, 25,
and November 8, 22

4:30 - 6pm


Become Burlesque; 4 Class Intensive with Tease Blossom

Have you wondered what it would take to get into Burlesque? Do you have dreams of yourself on stage? Have you watched performances and had butterflies thinking about yourself doing the same thing? Become Burlesque is a 4 class intensive that will be running in October and November on alternating Sundays from 4:30-6pm.

You'll learn persona building (including how to make a name for yourself), choreography basics, performance tips, costume tips and tricks, warm ups and cool downs good for every body, music selection, what to do with your face while performing (this is actually harder than you might guess), and more!

Wear clothes that you can see your body move in - specifically hips, shoulders, and knees. This is a sexy kind of class but we will not be getting down to skin. Clean soled dance shoes or sneakers if you're going to wear shoes. Barefoot is appropriate unless otherwise mentioned. Heels absolutely NOT required.

Price: $150-200

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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.