Uncover your inner dancer ...
Hala Dance Company offers classes, workshops and performances of traditional Middle Eastern dance.

"Mezzas & Tapas" - Middle Eastern Music & Culture Radio Show hosted by Hala...

Thanks to the wonderful support of our audience, we are now a WEEKLY Show on KKUP Cupertino (91.5 FM):

  • Monday from 3:00 - 6:00pm. In addition to:
  • The first Saturday of every month from 6:00 - 9:00pm

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!

Hala Dance performance at Northside Library's International Day. Newspaper coverage

Hala's article "The Foundations of Dance" in "The Belly Dance Reader 2" by the Gilded Serpent

Hala's interview with NBC Bay Area about the Egyptian revolution - recorded and aired on January 31st, 2011

Interview with Natasha Atlas - phone interview recorded on Tues Nov 4th, 2008, aired on Wed Nov 5th, 2008

Interview with Rahim AlHaj - phone interview on the air Wed Nov 5th, 2008
You will need Real Player to listen to these interviews online.

Beyond Bellies ...Hala Dance in the media...

  • "The Many Faces of Baladi" article by Hala on the Gilded Serpent
  • Article about Hala Dance on EASCafe (Egyptian American Society website).
  • Article about Halanda Studio
  • Article about Hala Dance in Danzahoy magazine!! (English Translation)
  • What is Middle Eastern Dance? on Aliyah's website (FAQ section)
  • The San Jose Mercury News covers Hala's summer class at the Little House in Menlo Park with an article called "Just How Old is a Senior"
  • Hala's article about theMisunderstood art of Middle Eastern Dance in the Gilded Serpent
  • Hala's article about Egyptian Folk vs Theatre in the Raqs-Sharqi UK newsletter
  • Mahmoud Reda's workshop and our show, 'A Celebration of Egyptian Dance' were great successes. Read a review of the workshop from one of the participants.
  • 'A Celebration of Egyptian Dance' review

    Mahmoud Reda Teaching in Redwood City in 2002