San Francisco Bay area dance news: Halanda Grand Opening, Interview w/Magda, Mezzas & Tapas extended hrs, dance parties, classes & more
- We have a lot of exciting music & dance events to share with you this
month. If you don't live in the San Francisco bay area and you won't
be visiting here any time soon, you might want to skip this
In this issue:
1. Halanda Studio GRAND OPENING on Sunday May 14th 1-5pm, San Jose,
CA. Food, music, dance performances from all over the world (Hala,
Amanda, Celena, Vikashni & more), open floor dancing, door prizes &
2. Interview with Magda, master Egyptian dancer. She will be teaching
& performing with husband Atef in Redwood City, CA on May 20th & 21st.
Deadline for early registration is May 5th (THIS Fri). They will
also be in New York, Chicago, Austin and New Jersey.
3. "Mezzas & Tapas", KKUP (91.5FM) Middle Eastern music & culture
radio show, EXTENDED hours. We'll be broadcasting your music &
sharing your events TWICE a month now!! On Sat May 6th, 6-9pm, listen
to an interview with Ghassan Bader, Arabic musician & singer from
4. Our monthly dance party at Straw Hat in San Jose on Friday May
12th, 8-10pm. Dance spots still available for May 12th. Please
contact us if you'd like to dance.
5. "Raqs Sharqi" workshop with Hala on Sun June 4th, 1-3:30pm: El
Morocco Restaurant in Pleasant Hill, CA. Hosted by Yosifah! Evening
show featuring Hala, Yosifah & friends!
6. Hala Dance Classes:
Mondays 7-8pm: Halanda studio. May 1st till June 12th. Mulitple
class registrations or drop-in OK. Open to all levels.
Wednesdays 6-8pm: Hala Dance Troupe Rehearsals. Please join us if
you're interested in performing with the Hala Dance Troupe. Not for
Fridays 5:30 - 6:30pm: Stanford University. April 29th till June 2nd.
Mulitple class registrations or drop-in OK. Open to all levels.
Halanda Studio Grand Opening:
A place to dream, create & share...
For your classes, workshops, rehearsals, photo shoots, special events,
exhibits, social gatherings & more.
900-sq ft of laminate wood floor & 40 ft of mirrors dedicated to dance
and fitness of all kinds:
Ethnic/international dance, folk dance, dance & theater arts, ballet,
ballroom, aerobics, yoga, martial arts and more!!
Grand Opening Party!!
Halanda Studio - 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 (Willow Glen area)
May 14th, 2006 1:00 - 5:00pm
<>Join us for a memorable Mother's day celebration! Bring your mom,
children or both and dance the day away!
Food, music, dance performances from all over the world, open floor
dancing, door prizes & more!
Master Egyptian dancer & teacher Magda, shares her history and the
history of dance in Egypt with Debbie Lammam on the Gilded Serpent.
How dance used to be, how is it now, what makes a good dancer.
Magda and her husband Atef will be teaching & performing in Redwood
City, CA on May 20th & 21st. Deadline for early registration is May
5th (this coming Fri)
Magda & Atef will showcase their award winning performances:
Muwashahat, Nubian, Saidi, Alexandrian and more. Also performing are
many bay area stars including Yosifah, Karawan, Cat, Debbie, Hala &
Location: Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre. 1455 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94061
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm on Saturday May 20th, 2006 (doors open at 6:30pm)
tickets: $25 advance, $35 @ door (if space is still available).
Advance registration must be postmarked by May 5th, 2006
Location : Odd Fellows Dance Hall, 839 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063
Time: Sat May 20th and Sun May 21st. Doors open at 9:30am
Sat 10am-12noon: Shamedaan (candelabra) technique & choreography w/Magda
Sat 1-3pm: Saidi & Nubian dance w/Atef
Sun 10am-12noon: Melaya (Alexandrian) & Gawazi (baladi) w/Atef
Sun 1-3pm: Oriental technique & choreography w/Magda
4 workshops at $40 each OR $150 for all 4 workshops (advance), $50 /
workshop @ door (if space is still available)
Sign up 6 people, get 1 free workshop OR sign up 11 people, get 2 free workshops
Great news to all Middle Eastern music & culture lovers:
"Mezzas & Tapas" - Middle Eastern Music & Culture Radio Show hosted by Hala...
Now, TWICE a month!!
Tune into KKUP Cupertino (91.5 FM):
The first Saturday of every month from 6:00 - 9:00pm AND
The third Sunday of every month from 11:00am - 1:00pm
Listen to music from the Arab World, the Mediterranean basin, North
Africa and the Middle East. Interviews and community events by local
artists in the greater San Francisco bay area. Send in your requests
and upcoming events to Hala by the previous Friday!
On Sat May 6th, Lebanese musician and singer Ghassan Bader will be
playing the Oud, singing, sharing his stories about being a singer in
Lebanon and explaining about Arabic music & intruments.
Friday May 12th 8-10pm: Join us for a fun evening of music, dance &
food at Straw Hat Pizza: 1535 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA.
As usual, we'll be hosting our monthly dance party on the second
friday of the month: May 12th. We had a full house in April and we
hope to do the same in May. For the first time since Feb, dance spots
are available for the same month. If you'd like to dance on Fri May
12th, or any subsequent month, please contact us as soon as possible.
This is a fun event for the whole family and we encourage your
participation. Especially if you want to try a new routine, perform
in a supportive environment, get over stage fright or simply bring
friends and enjoy a fun evening of dance.
Hala Teaches & Performs Egyptian Dance (Raqs Sharqi) at El Morocco
Restaurant in Pleasant Hill, CA on Sunday June 4th.
Location: El Morocco Restaurant at 2203 Morello Avenue at Taylor
Boulevard, Pleasant Hill, CA
Hala teaches Egyptian style oriental dance. Come learn the subtleties,
graceful & mesmerizing dance style from the only native Egyptian
dancer in the bay area! Evening performances by bay area stars
including Yosifah, Hala & more!
Workshop: 1:00 - 3:30pm (doors open at 12:30pm)
Show: starts at 6:00pm
Please contact Yosifah for registration and information.
Hala Dance Classes for May/June:
Mondays 7-8pm: new session starts May 1st till June 21th @ Halanda
Studio: 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. Open to all levels,
genders and ages. Multiple class registration ($12/class) or drop-in
Tues & Thurs 7:30 - 8:55pm. Dance Studio 211D on San Jose City
College campus at 2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128. Class goes
till May 25th, 2006. Class ends on May 25th.
Fri 5:30 - 6:30pm. Bechtel International Center at Stanford U. April
29th to June 2nd. Drop in OK. Sign up in class.
Hala Dance Troupe is currently accepting new members. If interested,
please join us on Wed 6-8pm at Hala Dance Studio or email us for
details. Not for beginners.
For more details and registration, please visit HalaDance.com
When in doubt, DANCE!!
Lots of love,