We are Hala and Amanda (Hala + Amanda = Halanda). Our studio is dedicated to instruction in all kinds of dance styles and fitness techniques: ethnic/international dance, folk dance, dance & theater arts, ballet, ballroom, aerobics, yoga, martial arts and more!
We offer a large, beautifully-decorated studio space for classes, workshops, rehearsals, performances, recitals, photo/video shoots, social gatherings, and more. Features of our Studio are detailed here.
Please peruse our website to learn about our diverse class offerings, our excellent teaching staff, and exciting parties, events, and workshops. If you have any questions, suggestions, inquiries, or proposals, please contact us.
In May 2006, long-time friends Amanda and Hala opened Halanda Studio to share their deep love for dance with the Bay Area. We both come from a lifetime of dance and movement activities. While our mutual passion is Middle Eastern dance, we both have years of experience with other styles -- ballet, ballroom, karate, yoga, and more -- that have fueled a desire to offer that variety of movement in our own studio. The cultural diversity of the Bay Area is profoundly rich, and we hope to channel some of that marvelous diversity through our studio.
We envisioned a studio where a wide range of dance styles could flourish and where a number of fitness and martial arts techniques could be available in one place. We also support community outreach activities -- including music and dance parties and workshops -- so folks who might not normally experience these diverse styles could sample them, and maybe want to learn more themselves. And so, with the opening of Halanda Studio and the inestimable help of our excellent teaching staff, eager students, and supportive musicians, we are watching that vision take form and grow with great joy.
We hope you will want to help us grow that vision as well -- whether as student, teacher, performer, or interested observer -- and visit us at Halanda Studio!
We look forward to providing the space you need to express yourself and share your talents, skills, culture, and gifts with the community!