Tamra-henna's workshop schedule

Hala Dance Company is very proud to present the beautiful & talented Tamra-henna in a 4-hour dance workshop in Redwood City, CA on Saturday Aug 25th, 2007

Don't miss this great opportunity to study with one of the most accomplished, talented and polished dancers of the Bellydance Superstars. Tamra-henna has performed, traveled, and lived in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, and Cyprus. She has appeared in Egypt’s most prestigious venues including: the Cairo Meridien, Cairo Sheraton, Cairo Marriott, and the Mena House Oberoi. and most notably the Nile Hilton, where she was offered an extended contract. While in Egypt she opened for some of the most well known artists in the Middle East today such as Amr Diab and Dina.
Since her return to her native California in 2000, Tamra-henna has earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Choreography (within the genre of raqs sharqi) at the University of California, Los Angeles. There, at the Department of World Arts and Cultures, she has taught accredited classes in raqs sharqi technique and culture. In 2005 Tamra-henna performed internationally as a featured soloist and workshop instructor with the “Bellydance Superstars.”

** Volunteers are needed, if you are interested, please contact Hala Dance

In this intensive 4-hour seminar, Tamra-henna will dedicate 2 hours to Drum solos and 2 hours to "Oriental vs. Baladi" styles.

Skills and Drills for Drum Solo Improvisation
Learn the skills you will need to successfully improvise your drum solos! These skills and drills can be adapted to your own signature movements and style, and are equally useful as choreographic tools.

Oriental vs. Beledi
Learn the stylistic differences between Beledi and Oriental forms of dance, utilizing a similar movement vocabulary.

Tamra-henna's workshop is an excellent opportunity for dancers who wish to improve their performance skills, learn new techniques and improve their depth and width of knowledge in Egyptian style belly dance. The workshop is open to all levels of dancers.

Date :
Saturday 25th August, 2007
Location :

Odd Fellows Dance Hall, 839 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063

Schedule :

Saturday 25th August, 2007 (Workshop)

  • 1.00pm: registration and shopping
  • 1.30pm - 3:30pm : Drum solo with Tamra-henna
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm : Oriental vs. Baladi with Tamra-henna
No refunds. Non-transferable. No videotaping
Admission :
  • At the door: $80 (Cash only please)
Registration :

Space is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
There are 2 easy options to register for this exciting event ...

  • Online : Please use the PayPal buttons above to pay by credit card
  • Mail : print out our flyer, fill it in and mail it to Hala Dance with your check
Testimonials :

Hi Hala,
Your website says that Tamra-henna will be teaching her seminar on Beledi v. Orientale. I took this seminar in Dallas and I just wanted to let you know it was very informative and enlightening as to how we dance. It was also fun!! Tamra-henna is a very good teacher – very clear, precise, and open to questions. She went through moves showing us one way (Beledi) vs the other (Orientale) and talked about the differences and mixing and matching. I really enjoyed her class and hope that in the future I can take another from her. She is a knowledgeable, kind, and a giving teacher with a sense of humor. She answered questions willingly and went over things, which helped so much.

I cannot sing her praises enough. She is a beautiful person. She is obviously teaching from the heart and really seems to want her students to learn and enjoy the dance. And, although it goes without saying, she is a fantastic dancer.

Neran from TN who took Tamra-henna's workshop in TX

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ABOUT Tamra-henna:
Tamra-henna is a performer, choreographer and instructor of Middle Eastern dance whose emotional range and technique have been shaped by seven years of performance, study, and life experience in the Middle East. With the intention of learning the art of raqs sharqi (belly dance) from its source, Tamra-henna moved to Egypt to study musical interpretation, technique, and the Arabic language and culture. She trained extensively with Nadia Hamdi, Raqia Hassan, Mona El Said, and Ibrahim Akef while pursuing a performing career in Cairo.
She has appeared in Egypt's most prestigious venues including: the Cairo Meridien, Cairo Sheraton, Cairo Marriott, and the Mena House Oberoi. and most notably the Nile Hilton, where she was offered an extended contract. While in Egypt she opened for some of the most well known artists in the Middle East today such as Amar Diab and Dina. Hungry for diverse cultural experience, Tamra-henna accepted contracts throughout the Arab world and has performed, traveled, and lived in: Lebanon, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, and Cyprus.
Since her return to her native California in 2000, Tamra- henna has earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Choreography (within the genre of raqs sharqi,) at the University of California, Los Angeles. There, at the Department of World Arts and Cultures, she has taught accredited classes in raqs sharqi technique and culture. In 2005 Tamra-henna performed internationally as a featured soloist and workshop instructor with the "Bellydance Superstars."
Tamra-henna is constantly seeking to broaden her kinesthetic knowledge, hone her teaching skills and expand her artistic expression. Towards this end, she is currently working towards certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies, a system for understanding, mastering, and communicating a vast range of expression through movement. Tamra-henna teaches and performs regularly in the LA area, and conducts workshops and performances internationally.