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August 22 & 29
2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Bellydance Refinery with Sadira Lady Liquid
This is a workshop using simple concepts to really take your dance to the next level. Whether you've been dancing for years or this is your first class, we will explore fundamentals and play with concepts to add depth to your dance.
Week One - Practice Makes Perfect
2 hours of drills, drills, drills! (drills for stamina-precision-fluidity)
- Open up range of motion
- Access juicy movement safely
- Create strong neuro-muscular pathways ...Oh, and...
- Sweat! 'Cause it's good for us!
Week Two - Commanding Your Dance
- Taking control of your body
- Creating sexy lines and a strong presence
- Work on adding drama to your dance
Whether your stage is in a theatre or your living room, we are gonna kick it up a notch! Yoga each week! Be sure to bring yoga mat, water, pen and paper. Heavy eyeliner and sparkles encouraged.
Only 20 slots available, so get them while they are hot!
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Price $30 in advance ($55 for both). $35 at the door (add 2.50 for papal fees please) Make sure to note which date you want with your payment if you only choose one.
Saturday, August 22
7pm - 9:30pm
Arabic Tarab Concert with the Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble
Directed by Elias Lammam
Join us for an enchanting evening of Arabic Music and singing with the Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble directed by world-renowned Arabic musician, composer and singer Elias Lammam of Lebanon.
Popular Arabic music representing many countries and rhythms. Tarab music as well as popular dance tunes including songs of Om Kolthum, Fairuz, Abdel Halim Hafez, Mohamed Abdel Wahab and the Rahbani brothers. The Ensemble includes several known bay area musicians including veteran jazz bassist Cary Nichols and surprise guest artists.
Come swing & shimmy with the Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble, or just sing along on your favorite classic Arabic tunes.
Cost: $20 at the door.
There will be space for social dancing. Family-friendly show. All ages welcome. Open seating.
Saturday - Sunday, September 26 - 27
Egyptian Mega Star Sorraia Zaied's Dance Workshops
We are very proud to present Egyptian Mega Star Bellydancer, choreographer & teacher, Sorraia Zaied in 2-day dance workshops. A great opportunity to study with and watch the world renowned 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.
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 CD player, iPod charging dock, MP3
player, AUX & USB
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
- 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
$31/hr for Non-Peak Hours
$39/hr for Peak Hours [Monday-Thursday 6-9pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm]
Discount Opportunities for
- 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
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. 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
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