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Upcoming Events

members of Halo Bellydance posing outside in the snow at the Holiday Hafla 2010Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Halo Bellydance Annual Holiday Hafla at East Cary Jazzercize, 1333 Buck Jones Road in Cary NC near Crossroads Shopping Center.

This family-friendly afternoon hafla will feature students and teachers performing in a supportive, friendly environment, refreshments, and door prizes. Doors open to the public at 3pm (performers can arrive at 2:30pm).

If you would like to perform or have any questions, please call/text Haala at (919)-948-8516 or email Haala at haala@halobellydance.com (Please put Holiday Hafla in the subject line.)

Admission is $5 for adults - children 5 and under and musicians are free. To pay in advance using a credit card, Paypal or secure bank transfer, use the payment button below.


Recent Performances

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Halo Bellydance Summer Hafla at East Cary Jazzercise, 1333 Buck Jones Road, Cary NC, from 3:00-5:00pm. This family-friendly hafla featured students and teachers from all around the area performing in a supportive, friendly environment.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Haala taught a sold-out Introduction to Veil workshop at the Taj MaHaala dance studio in Cary. Thanks everyone for attending!

Friday, March 11, 2016 - Haala performed for the residents of Windsor Pointe in Fuquay-Varina on the final day of their gala Murder on the Orient Express-themed week, representing the last stop on the train route: Istanbul. As part of the performance, she danced an authentic Turkish Romani dance for the residents.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - Haala performed at a ladies' bachelorette party in Raleigh and taught everyone some fun basic belly dance moves.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Haala taught an all-day series of Sizzlng Belly Dance Workshops at the Taj MaHaala studio in Cary. We made our own belly dance hip scarves from recycled materials, and in the afternoon put them to good use learning Egyptian Raks Sharki dance combinations. Thanks to everyone who attended - I had a wonderful time teaching you!

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - Halo Bellydance Summer Mini-Hafla at the Taj MaHaala studio in Cary. This was a casual, relaxed social event at our studio to welcome the warm weather, enjoy refreshments, and dance together. We had a wonderful time - pictures coming soon!

Friday, December 5, 2014 - Haala's annual Holiday Hafla at her studio featured refreshments, open floor dancing, and a special performance by the Level 2 Belly dance class. Thanks to everyone who attended - I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to dancing with you all again in the New Year!

July 19, 2014 - Haala taught a full day of ocean-themed bellydance workshops, which included technique and choreography! We had a wonderful time, and can't wait to do it again.

June 4, 2014 - Haala conducted an introductory bellydance workshop as part of a team-building event for a local company.

November 20, 2013 - Haala performed at a birthday party.

November 16-17, 2013 - Star Instructor: NCBellydance.org 12th Anniversary Celebration Weekend in Cary NC.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Haala performed at a child's 7th birthday party in Raleigh. We had a lot of fun!

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - Haala was hired to conduct a very special birthday party belly dance lesson at her home studio, the Taj MaHaala! FOUR generations of women learned how to belly dance that afternoon.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - Haala performed at a family birthday party celebration in Cary

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Haala performed at a surprise birthday party celebration in Thomasville.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - Haala taught an introductory Belly Dance class at Emerald Pond Independent Senior Living Center in Durham NC in the afternoon! It really is true that you can belly dance at any age, shape and size!

picture of Haala at the Eva Perry Library in Apex NC March 12 2013Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - Haala presented an educational program at the Eva Perry Library in Apex NC that included a lecture, demonstration and audience participation! This program was sponsored by the Library system.

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - Haala danced at a woman's birthday party.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - Haala presented a special breakfast-time belly dance performance to the residents of the Emerald Pond Independent Senior Living Center in Durham.

picture of Haala at a bridal shower in Apex NC January, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2012 - Haala performed and taught at a bridal shower in Apex.

Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 11th Annual NCBellydance.org Anniversary Celebration weekend, featuring workshops with Bellydance Superstar Yasmine, a welcome hafla and a gala show. Haala's student troupe, The Halo Bellydance Student Ensemble, hosted the Friday Welcome Hafla on November 9 and Haala performed in the Saturday night Gala Show at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex NC!

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - Haala performed at a wedding reception at Sitti in downtown Raleigh.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Haala performed for the Women on the Move organization at the prestigious Capital City Club in downtown Raleigh, giving a lecture and mini-lesson in addition to the performance.

Friday, September 28, 2012 - Haala was invited to perform at the annual International Festival in downtown Raleigh!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Haala taught an introductory belly dance workshop to the students of William Peace University (formerly Peace College)

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - Haala performed at Project Shimmy, an annual gala fundraiser for the Triad Health Project in Greensboro. For more information, visit http://www.twisteddance.com/shimmy.html

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - Haala performed at Mantra Indian Restaurant & Bar in downtown Raleigh. They had a special dinner and drinks menu that evening, with a free mini-belly dance lesson with Haala at 9pm. Haala also performed belly dance later in the evening, followed by a DJ spinning the latest world music from 11pm-1am.

Saturday, August 10 - Sunday, August 11, 2012 - Haala traveled to Charlotte to study with popular Egyptian choreographer and performer Mohamed Shahin. He is one of my favorite instructors!

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - Haala performed at the Golden Genies annual benefit at the Durham Center for Senior Life. This benefit raised funds to allow senior citizens to attend dance classes at the center.

June 30, 2012 - Annual Halo Bellydance Summer Student Hafla at the Herbert C. Young Community Center in downtown Cary. We had a capacity crowd for our annual performance, feturing students and teachers from all around the Triangle area. Thanks to everyone who came!

June 23, 2012 - Haala and the Halo Bellydance Student Ensemble performed at the annual Shimmy for a Cause in Wilson. This year's charity was the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Sunday, May 27, 2012 - Haala performed at a Lebanese wedding reception at the Capitol Club in downtown Raleigh. She had previously performed at the bridal shower, and was invited back to perform at the wedding!

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - Haala performed at a bridal shower in Raleigh at 4pm.

Friday, May 4, 2012 - Haala performed at a birthday party in Morrisville.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 - Haala traveled to Winston-Salem to perform in "Our Big Fat Spring Hafla", sponsored by Three Graces Entertainment and Twisted Dance. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to NCBellydance.org!

Flier for Arabian NightsFriday, April 13, 2012 - Haala and the Halo Bellydance Student Ensemble were the Special Guest Stars at Arabian Nights!!! The event took place at Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 West Jones Street in downtown Raleigh. There was an opening set by the Halo Bellydance Student Ensemble, followed by a set by resident belly dancer Safiya, a set by Haala, then everyone got on the dance floor to dance to the latest beats by DJs NYT and Feinberg!

Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Haala taught a beginning belly dance workshop at St. Mary's School in downtown Raleigh for the lucky winners of the raffle drawing during the gala dinne on March 21.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - Haala was invited back to perform and teach at a gala dinner for the students and faculty of St. Mary's School in downtown Raleigh. This was her third appearance at St. Mary's. Pictures and video snippets coming soon!

Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18, 2012 - Haala traveled to Mooresville NC to study with international star instructor and performer Aziza of Toronto! She also performed in the professional Dancer's Showcase on Saturday Evening. Video will be posted when available (no photos unfortunately).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - The Halo Bellydance Student Ensemble (with Haala) and other local performers were the opening act for the Bellydance Superstars' Club Bellydance Tour! It was an honor to perform on the same stage as the world-famous Superstars! The show took place at the famous Cats Cradle in Carrboro. Photos and video will be posted when available.

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - Haala performed at a baby shower at 5pm, and then a 71st birthday party in Raleigh at 8pm. It was a wonderful evening of celebrations!

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Haala performed at a ladies birthday party in Fayetteville at 10:30pm.

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Haala performed for a Middle Eastern birthday party in North Raleigh.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 Haala performed a special 3-set New Year's Eve show at The Chefs of India, 748-K East Chatham Street in Cary! This restaurant features delicious gourmet Indian food from executive chef Kirin Kumar, who has served the Prime Ministers of India!